New Netflix Releases in August 2018 You May Have Missed

Song of the Sea now on Netflix

Netflix has had a great month of new additions and while you probably know of the big releases such as Disenchantment and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before you probably haven’t heard of or tried these hidden gems added throughout the month.

We’ll include a mixture of TV shows and movies added throughout August 2018 that may have slipped your list but if you are looking for the big titles, take a look at our top movies and top series to come this month.

The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 2)

Type: Crime Docuseries
Released on Netflix: August 19th

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If you love Netflix’s docuseries following court cases and murders then you’ll definitely want to watch this British equivalent. The series is a two-parter which just had its second part added to Netflix. It follows with the 1988 investigation that looks into the case of the missing teenager, Louise Kay.

It’s a truly unbelievable story which you won’t want to miss.


Peter Rabbit (2018)

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: August 18th

It seems this title may have missed your radar twice now in 2018, once when it arrived in cinemas and now once it has slipped onto Netflix. Despite having somewhat average reviews, this is a charming adventure which the kids will love.

Of course, the title is an adaptation of the famous and beloved tale by Beatrix Potter of a rabbit simply wanting some carrots from a vegetable garden.


Hostiles (2017)

Type: Movie 
Released on Netflix: August 15th

This highly rated movie seems to have slipped on Netflix relatively unnoticed despite getting fantastic review scores. The movie sits at a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2 on IMDb at the time of writing.

Perhaps it went unnoticed because Christian Bale’s Batman movies dropped earlier in the month but don’t let this one slip by.

The movie is set back in 1892 where an Army Captain has to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. It’s beautifully choreographed and if you loved Netflix’s Godless, this is a must-watch.


The House of Flowers (Season 1)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: August 10th

If you loved Bloodline this is essentially a Spanish language equivalent although that’s not giving the series the justice it deserves. This is a dark comedy which sees a rich and powerful family that’s led to go to extraordinary lengths to hide up an affair with a mistress.

Some of Netflix’s best shows in recent memory have been Spanish language shows so don’t let that put you off.


Zion (2018)

Type: Documentary Short
Released on Netflix: August 10th 

If you’re looking for a quick binge Zion should be on everyone’s list. The extraordinary 12-minute documentary short tells the story of Zion Clark from his upbringing to his career as a professional wrestler. It’s often heartbreaking and inspiring.


Once In A Lifetime Sessions

Type: Docuseries
Released on Netflix: August 1st

Multiple documentaries arrived on August 1st interviewing a spectrum of various artists. Each episode roughly lasts over an hour and takes a look into the careers of Moby, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher and TLC.

Each episode consists of interviews, a retrospective and exclusive concert performances.


Song of the Sea (2014)

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: August 1st

Many argue Disney’s and Dreamworks animated titles aren’t as good as they used to be and this title helps prove that point. A beautiful adventure that’s scored hugely with critics and viewers alike. The story is about a young girl and her brother who must return a magical seal back to the ocean. Seriously, we can’t recommend this movie enough.

As always, you can get weekly highlights of what’s new on Netflix plus everything new including IMDb scores, Rotten Tomatoes scores and trailers from our what’s new page.

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.