here's what's coming to netflix this august

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Well, whaddaya know. Another month is upon us, and to mark the occasion, Netflix is doing that thing where they mercifully add a bunch of titles to their streaming service, and mercilessly take some away. We're excited for the new original series (yes, another one) Narcos, mainly because Boyd Holbrook is finally getting the starring vehicle he deserves, but also because the escape of El Chapo in Mexico has suddenly renewed our interest in the war on drug cartels and the mythology surrounding those who lead them (in the case of Narcos, it's Pablo Escobar).  

If quietly devastating performances are your thing, then mark August 11 on your calender, which is when the Dardennes brothers' Two Days, One Night debuts. Marion Cotillard, in one of the best performances of her career, plays a woman who, after just losing her job, fights to get it back. We cannot recommend this movie more. Also in the department of showcase performances is Welcome to Me (August 6), which features the latest addition to Kristen Wiig's ever-growing gallery of oddball characters. For those of you down with overlooked, high-concept romantic comedies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World  (August 16) features the highly unlikely pairing of Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley who form a special bond at the dawn of the apocalypse. It's an affecting movie that deserves a bigger audience than it found. 

On the flip side, Netflix will be removing M. Night Shyamalan's underrated modern classic, Unbreakable, and a small indie that made a blip on the radar when it was released in 1997, Titanic. Our hearts will not go on.

See the rest of the titles below. 

Available Aug. 1

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Asylum (2005)
Back in Time/ Cong Cong Na Nian (2014)
Beneath the Helmet (2014)
Breakup Buddies/ Xin Hau Lu Fang (2014)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Casting By (2012)
Dancing on the Edge: Season 1
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2
Dear Frankie (2004)
Dogs on the Inside (2014)
Electric Slide (2014)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Flex is Kings (2013)
Lost and Love/ Shi Gu (2015)
Masha and the Bear: Season 1
November Rule (2015)
Odd Squad: Season 1
Outcast (2014)
Pants on Fire (2014)
Reading Rainbow: Volume 1
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014)
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery (2012)
Somewhere Only We Know/ You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao(2015)
Sorority Row (2009)
The Code: Season 1
The Golden Era/ Huang Jin Shi Dai (2014)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Living (2014)
The Mind of a Chef: Season 3
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008)
Utopia: Season 1 .
Vexed: Season 1-2
War (2007)
Wing Commander (1999)

Available Aug. 3

Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope (2015)

Available Aug. 4

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)

Available Aug. 5

Yellowbird (2014)

Available Aug. 6

Kill Me Three Times (2014)
My Amityville Horror (2012)
The Look of Love (2013)
Welcome to Me (2014)

Available Aug. 7

Club de Cuervos: Season 1
Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015)
Project Mc2 (2015)
Transporter: The Series: Season 2

Available Aug. 8

Doctor Who: Season 8

Available Aug. 11

Fred: The Movie (2010)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Two Days, One Night (2014)

Available Aug. 12

For a Good Time, Call… (2012)

Leap Year (2010)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Available Aug. 14

Ever After High Way too Wonderland (Season 3)
Ship of Theseus (2012)

Available Aug. 15

Alex of Venice (2014)

Available Aug. 16

Being Flynn (2012)
Pariah (2011)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Available Aug. 17

Lord of War (2005)

Available Aug. 19

Jerk Theory (2009)
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3

Available Aug. 20

30 for 30: Angry Sky (2015)
As Cool As I Am (2013)
Strange Empire: Season 1

Available Aug. 21

Grantham & Rose (2014)
Transcend (2014)

Available Aug. 23

Girl Meets World: Season 1

Available Aug. 27

Byzantium (2012)
White God (2014)

Available Aug. 28

Inspector Gadget: Season 2

Narcos: Season 1

Once Upon a Time: Season 4
Revenge: Season 4

Available Aug. 29

Ride (2015)

Available Aug. 30

Muffin Top: A Love Story (2014)

Movies and TV Shows Expiring in August

Leaving Aug. 1

Bad Girl Island (2007)
Barbershop (2002)
Beauty Shop (2005)
Bulletproof (1996)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Digimon Adventure: Season 1-3
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Face/Off (1997)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 1
Hawking (2013)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Houseboat (1958)
Inside Fendi
Joe Dirt (2001)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Pumping Iron (1977)
The Pitch: Season 1
Shooter (2007)
The Fifth Element (1997)
The Longest Day (1962)
Titanic (1997)
Unbreakable (2000)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
We’re No Angels (1989)

Leaving Aug. 6

The Raven (2012)

Leaving Aug. 8

Albert Nobbs (2011)
Explorers: Adventures of the Century: Season 1 & 2

Leaving Aug. 15

Family Ties: Season 1-7
Immortalized: Season 1
The Forsyte Saga: Series 1-2

Leaving Aug. 23

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Leaving Aug. 24

My Fair Wedding: Season 5

Leaving Aug. 25

Petunia (2012)

Leaving Aug. 27

LEGO Atlantis (2010)
LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout (2012)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows (2011)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja (2011)

Leaving Aug. 27

The Moth Diaries (2011)

Leaving Aug. 31

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Season 1-3