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Hip-Hop Saga ‘The Get Down’ Headlines What’s New On Netflix This August

Happy binging!

by daniel barna

As with the start of any new month, there’s a whole lot of movies and TV shows making their Netflix debut this August. But the brand-new offering that has everybody buzzing is the long awaited drop of Baz Luhrmann’s sprawling musical drama The Get Down, which debuts in all its binge-watching glory August 12. Already notorious for its staggering budget—it's one of the most expensive shows ever produced—and its troubled production, The Get Down is an expansive epic about the birth of hip-hop in the 1970s starring Shameik Moore and Jaden Smith.

If you’re looking for a different speed (pun intended), there’s not one, but two installments of the ultra-popular The Fast and The Furious franchise. True die-hards will have already the seen the original, which hits Netflix August 1. But any series expert will tell you the proper introduction to the franchise is The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. The good news is that also drops on the first of the month.

For those of you looking for a reprise from the Hollywood machine, the irrepressible lesbian love story Blue is The Warmest Color is available August 26. If you haven’t seen this 2013 Cannes sensation do yourself a favor and commit your final summer days to one of the most essential films of our generation.

For a full roundup of what’s hitting Netflix in August, see below.

August 1

The American Side

An Inconvenient Truth

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Daddy

Black Widow

Critical Condition


Destination: T​eam USA

Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie

The Family Man

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Final Destination 3

From the Terrace

Holding the Man

How To Win The US Presidency

In the Shadow of the Moon

ISIS: Women Unveiled

Masha and the Bear (season 2)


The Naked Prey

NCIS (season 13)

Pay It Forward

The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Roseanne (collection 3)

Sleepy Hollow

Sliding Doors

Star Trek: Nemesis

Teacher’s Pet

The Verdict

The Wedding Planner

What Women Want


Zack and Miri Make a Porno

August 3–13

Beat Bugs (season 1)

David Cross: Making America Great Again

Ever After High: Epic Winter

The Little Prince

Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2

Slow TV: National Firewood Evening

Slow TV: National Firewood Morning

Slow TV: National Firewood Night

Slow TV: National Knitting Evening

Slow TV: National Knitting Morning

Slow TV: National Knitting Night

Slow TV: Northern Passage

Slow TV: Northern Railway

Slow TV: Salmon Fishing

Slow TV: The Telemark Canal

Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo

The Confirmation

Real Husbands of Hollywood (season 4)


St. Vincent

Flight of the Butterflies

No Country for Old Men

Ask the StoryBots (season 1)

The Get Down (part 1)

Project Mc2 (season 2)

13 Cameras

August 15–25

Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store

Let’s Go to Prison

Our Last Tango

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

The Last Heist

Puffin Rock (season 2)

Bottersnikes and Gumbles (season 1)

Fearless (season 1)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 17)

Septembers of Shiraz

The Road

August 26–31

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Dawn of the Croods (season 2)

Glitter Force (season 2)

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking…

Once Upon a Time (season 5)



The State of Marriage

Ku’damm 56 (season 1)