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

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    by · July 30, 2016

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    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 SideAn Inconvenient TruthAPEX: The Story of the HypercarBeethoven’s Christmas AdventureBig DaddyBlack WidowCritical ConditionDeadfallDestination: T​eam USAFunny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The MovieThe Family ManThe Fast and the FuriousThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftFinal Destination 3From the TerraceHolding the ManHow To Win The US PresidencyIn the Shadow of the MoonISIS: Women UnveiledMasha and the Bear (season 2)
    MemoriaThe Naked PreyNCIS (season 13)
    Pay It ForwardThe Real Texas Chainsaw MassacreRoseanne (collection 3)
    Sleepy HollowSliding DoorsStar Trek: NemesisTeacher’s PetThe VerdictThe Wedding PlannerWhat Women WantYoung@HeartZack and Miri Make a Porno

    August 3–13

    Beat Bugs (season 1)
    David Cross: Making America Great AgainEver After High: Epic WinterThe Little PrincePunk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2Slow TV: National Firewood EveningSlow TV: National Firewood MorningSlow TV: National Firewood NightSlow TV: National Knitting EveningSlow TV: National Knitting MorningSlow TV: National Knitting NightSlow TV: Northern PassageSlow TV: Northern RailwaySlow TV: Salmon FishingSlow TV: The Telemark CanalSlow TV: Train Ride Bergen to OsloThe ConfirmationReal Husbands of Hollywood (season 4)
    T­RexSt. VincentFlight of the ButterfliesNo Country for Old MenAsk the StoryBots (season 1)
    The Get Down (part 1)
    Project Mc2 (season 2)
    13 Cameras

    August 15–25

    Louis CK: Live at the Comedy StoreLet’s Go to PrisonOur Last TangoThe Curse of Sleeping BeautyThe Last HeistPuffin Rock (season 2)
    Bottersnikes and Gumbles (season 1)
    Fearless (season 1)
    I’ll Sleep When I’m DeadMaz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TVLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 17)
    Septembers of ShirazThe Road

    August 26–31
    Blue Is the Warmest ColorDawn 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)
    XOXORamsThe State of MarriageKu’damm 56 (season 1)

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