Get ready for an entertainment-packed August as we unveil a sneak peek into Netflix August 2023 releases. Discover the latest buzz-worthy series and blockbuster films making their debut on the streaming platform this month. From captivating original series to must-watch movies, there’s something for everyone in this month’s lineup.
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August Highlights: HBO Originals and Rom-Com Joy
HBO’s bowlers, documentary “Deep V. Hard,” Adam Sandler-produced “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” and interactive rom-com “Choice Love” are among the new projects launching on Netflix in August.
After adding all five seasons of “Insecure” last month, Netflix, for the first time in the US, has an HBO original series available, adding another HBO title on August 15th: “Den Johnson-Fronted Bowlers.”
Due to a co-exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max, Netflix is also gearing up to combine HBO series “Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific,” and “Six Feet Under” in the streamer’s future lineup.
Depp vs. Heard Doc & HBO Series Combo: Netflix’s August Offerings
The Washington Post’s op-ed covers Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s 2022 defamation case, which is the subject of the three-part Depp vs. Heard documentary. It includes footage shown on television and live-streamed during the Virginia trial, incorporating reactions from viewers who watched the trial live. The series aims to uncover the truth behind the “world’s first trial by TikTok.” In June 2022, a jury ruled in favor of Depp on all three counts, overturning Heard’s op-ed where her abuse allegations were made. His defamation case only focused on one of his claims. After both sides appealed the decision, the couple settled their dispute in December 2022.
Starting August 23rd, “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” faces life-changing decisions for another group of couples in Season 2. The new season includes five pairs, all from South Carolina, where one individual isn’t sure about marrying the other. Over eight weeks, they contemplate their relationship’s fate in a series hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, where they switch partners.
Sandler’s Family Comedy & Interactive Rom-Com: Netflix’s Picks
Adam Sandler’s most recent venture on Netflix August 2023 embodies a familial essence, as the versatile actor-comedian takes on the roles of both producer and lead in a cinematic creation that revolves around the captivating persona of his own offspring, Sunny Sandler. “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” doesn’t extend an invite to Maye Bat Mitjwa, in which Sandler’s other daughter, Sadie, and wife, Jackie, also appear. It focuses on best friends Stacey (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (Samantha Laurent), whose grand Bat Mitjwa plans are thwarted. Based on Fiona Rosenbloom’s YA novel, the comedy, directed by Sami Cohen and written by Alison Peck, also features Idina Menzel, Sarah Silverman, and Luis Guzmán.
Netflix August 2023 capped off the month with its first interactive rom-com, “Choice Love.” The film revolves around Cami (Laura Marano), who, despite a great job and a boyfriend, Paul (Scott Michael Foster), feels something missing as she navigates feelings for British rock star Rex (Evan Jogia) and her first love Jack (Jordy Weber). Directed by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Stuart McDonald and written by Josann McGibbon (Runaway Bride), the film has Cami facing a series of choices, and viewers decide what she does, crafting different stories and outcomes. Following “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” “Kimmy vs. the Reverend,” and “You vs. Wild,” “Choice Love” is Netflix August 2023 latest interactive project.
Distinctly, during the remaining span of the month, Netflix August 2023 has slated the incorporation of numerous prominent movie titles into its collection. Notable additions encompass the beloved film “Paddington,” the thought-provoking “The Big Short,” and the irreverently comedic “Sausage Party.” In early August, the streamer paired five Fast and Furious films, both Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached, the first two Despicable Me movies, Coming to America, Eat “Pray Love,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “It’s Complicated,” “The Jerk,” “Lost in Translation,” alongside the initial four seasons of “Ugly Betty,” compose a diverse array of cinematic and television offerings, catering to a wide spectrum of entertainment preferences.
Furthermore, Netflix August 2023 is starting this month with the second season of “Heartstopper” and the second part of the second season of “The Lincoln Lawyer,” alongside its limited opioid epidemic series “Painkiller,” featuring Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, and Taylor Kitsch. The executive-produced series, helmed by Eric Newman (Narcos), Peter Berg, Alex Gibney, and co-producers Mika Fitzsimmons-Blue and Noah Harpster, is based on Barry Meier’s book “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit” and The New Yorker article “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe.
Recently, Netflix August 2023 also added the spy film “Heart of Stone,” starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, where Wonder Woman actress portrays a covert agent working for a mysterious group of elite spies known as The Charter. Throughout the month, Netflix August 2023 is launching its third untold documentary series, focusing on character-driven sports stories, including journeys from YouTuber to boxer Jake Paul, the struggles of Jonny Manziel, Balco’s Victor Conte, and urban mayor Tim Tebow training the Florida Gators during the Tim Tebow era.
New Series and Films Hitting Netflix August 2023
- Bee Movie
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
- Coming to America
- Despicable Me
- Despicable Me 2
- Eat Pray Love
- Fast & Furious
- Fast Five
- Fast & Furious 6
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Friends with Benefits
- Gone Girl
- It’s Complicated
- Just Go with It
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
- No Strings Attached
- Pawn Stars: Season 14
- The River Wild
- Terminator: Genisys
- 2 Fast 2 Furious
- Ugly Betty: Seasons 1-4
- Untold: Jake Paul The Problem Child
- Mark Cavendish: Never in a Million Years
- Poison: Dirty Truth About Your Food
- Head to Head
- Heartstopper: Season 2
- The Last Hours of Mario Biagini
- Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2
- Zomb100: Bucket List of the Deceased
- The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge
- Deadly Temptation: Part 2
- The Gabby Dollhouse: Season 8
- Seven Deadly Sins: Edinburgh Complaint Part 2
- Ankahee: Johnny Football
- Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
- Jugnu Jugnu
- Marry Me with My Dead Body
- Make Cadets
- Down for Love
- Heart Of Stone
- Behind Your Touch
- The Wigles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle: Season 4
- Ancient Aliens: Season 5
- Ballers: Seasons 1-5
- Jared Fried: 37 Year Old and Unmarried
- Ankahee: Hall of Shame
- Chuna Hua
- Dip vs. Hard
- Fury with Home
- My Dad The Bounty Hunter: Season 2
- The Upshaws: Part 4
- Love, Sex & 30 Mom Batteries
- Nakabposh Ladki
- Bandar Raja
- Ten Days of a Bad Man
- Ankahee: Muddy King
- The Big Short
- You’ve Got Destiny with You
- Sausage Party
- Eternal: Marry or Move On: Season 2
- The Rest of Hanma: Season 2 Part 2
- Ragnarok: Season 3
- Who is Erin Carter?
- Killer Book Club
- You’re Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
- Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zone
- Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins
- Choose Love
- Karate Bear: Season 2
- One Piece