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

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    by daniel barna · 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 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)

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