What’s Coming to Netflix: August 2018

Netflix New Additions featuring LOTR, Ozark, The Good Place, The Originals, Disenchantment, Million Dollar Baby and The Golden Compass

Welcome to your preview of everything coming to Netflix in the United States throughout August 2018. We’ve got the complete list of announced releases throughout the month plus some highlights of the titles which you should be looking forward to in advance. 

As you may know, Netflix’s push for Original content has been more evident than ever in 2018 and August is no exception. Every Tuesday and Friday comes a large drop of new Netflix Original content. If you’re looking for an in-depth preview of the originals coming next month, check out our preview.


New Release Highlights

Let’s take a look at the best new titles headed our way next month:

New Movies

Avid readers of our site will notice quite a few re-additions this month but some are good enough that we won’t say anything. First up, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring returns for the second time in 2018 after us saying that it wouldn’t be back because Hulu now had all three movies.

Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank star in 2004’s fantastic boxing drama, Million Dollar Baby. The best equivalent for the movie is that it’s an Oscar-worthy Rocky.

Finally, for the kids, we have The Golden Compass which saw the book of the same name get its big screen debut back in 2007.

New TV Series

The Netflix Original series make up the majority of the new TV additions this month. Jason Bateman’s tense thriller series Ozark gets its second season at the tail-end of the month. We’ll also see the debut season of Disenchantment which comes from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.

We’ll also get two updates from The CW. The first is the final season of The Originals that’ll arrive in the middle of the month and we’ll also get the new epic season of The 100 too.

Our final TV pick is NBC’s The Good Place which will see the second season finally added in August.


Full List of Netflix Additions for August 2018

August 1st

  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Constantine (2005)
  • Dreamcatcher (2003)
  • Edge of Fear
  • Eraser (1964)
  • Gran Torino (2008)
  • House of Deadly Secrets (2017)
  • Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: (Season 1)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • No Reservations (2007)
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel Gallagher
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC
  • P.S. I Love You (2007)
  • Secretariat (2010)
  • Silverado (1985)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Stripes (1981)
  • Switched (Netflix Original)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • The Golden Compass (2007)
  • The Informant! (2009)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

August 2nd

  • Emelie (2015)

August 3rd

  • Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Netflix Original Film
  • Cocaine Coast Netflix Original
  • Dinotrux Supercharged (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • I Am A Killer Netflix Original Documentary
  • Like Father Netflix Original Film
  • Marching Orders Netflix Original

August 4th

  • Flavors of Youth: International Version Netflix Original Series
  • Mr. Sunshine New episodes on Saturday, Netflix Original
  • On Children Netflix Original

August 5th

  • Paid in Full (2002)

August 9th

  • Perdida Netflix Original Film
  • The Originals (Season 5) The CW Early Release

August 10th

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia Netflix Original
  • Afflicted Netflix Original
  • All About the Washingtons Netflix Original
  • Demetri Martin: The Overthinker Netflix Film
  • Insatiable (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • La casa de las flores Netflix Original
  • Million Pound Menu Netflix Original
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Netflix Film
  • The Package Netflix Film
  • The Ponysitters Club Netflix Original
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 7) Netflix Original
  • Zion Netflix Original

August 11th

  • No Country for Old Men (2007)

August 13th

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut (2004)
  • Splash and Bubbles (Season 2)
  • The Nut Job (2017)

August 15th

  • Adventures in Public School (2017)
  • Hostiles (2017)
  • The 100 (Season 5) The CW Early Release

August 16th

  • Evan Almighty (2007)
  • Wish I Was Here (2014)

August 17th

  • Disenchantment (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Magic for Humans Netflix Original
  • Pinky Malinky Netflix Original
  • Spirit Riding Free (Season 6) Netflix Original
  • Stay Here Netflix Original
  • The Motive Netflix Film
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix Film
  • Ultraviolet Netflix Original

August 19th

  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 2) Netflix Original

August 21st

  • Year One (2009)

August 23rd

  • Deadwind Netflix Original
  • Follow This Netflix Original
  • Great News (Season 1)

August 24th

  • Ask the StoryBots (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Bert Kreischer: Secret Time Netflix Original
  • Ghoul (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The After Party Netflix Film
  • The Innocents (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Young & Hungry (Season 5)

August 28th

  • The Good Place (Season 2)

August 29th

  • Inequality for All (2013)

August 31st

  • Inside the Criminal Mind Netflix Original
  • The Laws of Thermodynamics Netflix Film
  • Ozark: Season 2 Netflix Original
  • Paradise PD Netflix Original
  • The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 Netflix Original
  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest Netflix Original
  • Undercover Law Netflix Original

What are you looking forward to being added to Netflix in August? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.