Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in August 2021

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August is set to continue Netflix’s big summer movie drops with a bunch of new and returning movie franchises but there’s plenty else to look forward to. Here are all the Netflix Originals scheduled to release on Netflix globally throughout August 2021.

Missed any Netflix Originals for prior months? Head back to our June 2021 and July 2021 Netflix Original roundups for more!

As a reminder, keep this post bookmarked as it will be updated as and when we get more title announcements for August.

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English Langauge Netflix Originals Coming in August 2021

Pray Away (2021)

Coming to Netflix: August 3rd

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Documentary from Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy about the horrors of gay conversion therapy with testimony from former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement and victims.

Directed by Kristine Stolakis the documentary debuted in June 2021 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Coming to Netflix: August 4th

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This documentary series will see Billy Corben return to a subject he covered a decade and a half go in the form of his classic film, Cocaine Cowboys (2006) which also spawned several sequels.

The six-part series will dive into the history of the South Flordia traffickers whose landmark arrests made history.

Cooking with Paris 

Coming to Netflix: August 4th

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Paris Hilton is getting a cooking show at Netflix so she’ll be trading her silver spoon for an apron while being joined by a host of celebrity guests in the kitchen to cook up a concoction of dishes.

Hit & Run (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: August 6th

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From the producers of Netflix’s Fauda and The Killing comes this new thriller series that very much looks like it’s born out of the DNA of the prior mentioned series.

Lior Raz and Sanaa Lathan star.

Misha and the Wolves

Coming to Netflix: August 11th
Note: Expected to only be in some regions – check local availability.

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This documentary explores one woman’s memoir which rocked the world. It’s about a woman who escaped the holocaust and lived among wolves.

The Kissing Booth 3

Coming to Netflix: August 11th

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Among the many YA rom-com franchises, The Kissing Booth is one of the most successful on Netflix and is set up the wrap up the trilogy.

The third movie was filmed secretly alongside the second movie which was released in June last year.

Here’s what you can expect from the final entry:

“It’s the summer before Elle Evans is set to head off to college, and she has a big decision to make.”

Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild

Coming to Netflix: August 12th

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Adding to Netflix’s big list of video game IP adaptations is Capcom’s Monster Hunter which is getting an anime film released on Netflix globally in August.

Here’s what you can expect:

“A young man named Aiden who calls himself a hunter protects his isolated village. One day, he learns that his village is threatened by the Elder Dragon, a monster cloaked in mystery. Needing to find a way to save his village, Aiden leaves his home and sets off on a journey into the unknown alongside Julius, a first-rate and member of the Hunter’s Guild, and his companions…”

Sweet Girl

Coming to Netflix: August 20th

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This new action-thriller stars Jason Momoa

The feature is directed by Brian Mendoza and alongside Momoa will star Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Amy Brenneman.

Don’t forget Netflix is also working on another project with Jason Momoa in the form of Slumberland.

The Loud House Movie

Coming to Netflix: August 20th

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After a very long wait, the Nickelodeon feature film companion to the popular series is finally coming out on Netflix.

The near hour and a half movie is directed by Dave Needham and features all of your favorite characters from the original show. In the movie, the gang will be heading on holiday to Scotland.


Coming to Netflix: August 27th

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John David Washington will be featuring in his third Netflix Original movie of 2021 in Beckett, a new thriller from director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino about a vacationing couple who become embroiled in a conspiracy plot.

He’s All That

Coming to Netflix: August 27th

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It’s been a while since Netflix remade or rebooted a classic franchise but it’ll be doing so again with He’s All That in August with a reimagining of Miramax’s 1999 film, She’s All That.

Despite some of the original cast returning, this is a separate movie entirely following an influencer who accepts a challenge trying to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king.

The Chair (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: August 27th

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One of the first major projects to come from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be The Chair.

The series has an all-star cast including Sandra Oh, Holland Taylor, David Morse, and Bob Balaban.

Here’s what you can expect:

“A look at the trials and tribulations of the Chair of an English department at a major university.”

Other English Language Netflix Originals Coming in August 2021

  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Season 3) – August 4th – Reality series.
  • Gabby’s Dollhouse (Season 2) – Dreamworks kids series.

Non-English Langauge Netflix Originals Coming in August 2021

Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord

Coming to Netflix: August 3rd
Language: German

If you love Netflix’s How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast), you’ll want to check out this German-language documentary directed by Michael Schmidtt that looks into the real-life story the show is inspired by.

The documentary has a 96-minute runtime.

Gone for Good (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: August 13th
Language: French

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Netflix has been working to adapt a number of Harlan Coben’s large body of work and next up is this French adaptation of Gone for Good.

Here’s what you can expect:

Guillaume thought he had drawn a line under the terrible tragedy which saw the two people he loved the most die. Ten years later, Judith, whose love has made his life worth living again, suddenly disappears during his mother’s funeral.

Other Non-English Langauge Netflix Originals Coming in August 2021

  • Control Z (Season 2) – Spanish – August 4th – Mexican drama thriller series returns.
  • The Swarm (2020) – French – August 6th – Horror movie about locusts that have a taste for blood.
  • The Kingdom (Season 1) – Spanish – August 13th – Crime drama series.
  • Valeria (Season 2) – Spanish – August 13th – Female-led comedy series.
  • Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes – Norweigen – August 25th – Supernatural drama

Let us know in the comments what new Netflix Original movie or show you’re looking forward to watching in the comments down below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.