Can’t Miss Classic Favorites and New Releases on Netflix this August

August is right around the corner and some Netflix classic movies and newly released shows that are coming your way soon.

Perhaps, you’re looking for laughs or maybe a thriller to download. Netflix can give you all the entertainment you need—and for less than the cost of going to the movies.

Next month, you can still enjoy fan favorites like Ozark back for season 2, and starring Jason Bateman. Or, perhaps you might like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This feature, adapted from a New York Times best-selling novel, follows the tale of a writer as she connects with eccentric book club members during Nazi-occupied Guernsey in World War II.

You can watch the trailer here.

I totally loved this trailer. You will too, especially if you’re obsessed with the Brits like I am!

For true crime fans, check out the docu-series Inside the Criminal Mind. It gives you a chilling look into the psychology and immoral behavior of some of the worst criminals.

These are just a few of the new titles you can find on the service soon. Visit Netflix for a list of available shows and movies and to sign up for a one-month free trial.


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Streaming releases

If you’re on summer vacation, you can still catch streaming entertainment by downloading titles to your smartphone or tablet. Watch episodes later on the beach, airline, or elsewhere—even without Wi-Fi.

Most Netflix users download titles to their smartphones, which can really eat up space. Netflix’s newly released Smart Download app for Android phones and tablets manages your downloads but won’t affect your storage. This cool app automatically deletes episodes when you’re done watching them and uploads the new content.

And, if you watch episodes on your Galaxy phone and want a really neat smartphone case, Samsung has just the one for you. It has a rugged military-grade protective case with a convenient built-in kickstand. Simply place the device on your desk and watch your favorite shows from any angle and without holding your device in your hand.

Now, on to some classic favorites as well as new releases available starting in August on Netflix.


Like Father


In this hilarious rom-com, Kristen Bell plays a jilted, left-at-the-altar workaholic, Rachel Hamilton. With the honeymoon already paid for, Harry Hamilton (Kelsey Grammer) agrees to accompany his estranged daughter on her honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. (Available August 3)

You can watch the trailer here.


Steel Magnolias


You probably remember this star-studded classic film featuring M’Lynn (Sally Field), mother of the bride-to-be, Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts). Loyal friend Truvy Jones, played by Dolly Parton, warmly embraces aspiring beautician and new town resident Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah) before the big day. A series of events led the characters to form long-standing friendships. (Available August 1)


No Country For Old Men


Here’s a modern Western for you. It stars Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss, a humble welder who finds quite a bit of cash after an ill-fated drug deal. The story takes a dark turn when merciless killer Chigurh (Javier Bardem) goes in search of the money and tracks Llewelyn Moss’s trail. Lawman, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell as Tommy Lee Jones, is the voice of sanity in this drama and provides the film’s narration. (Available August 11)


Million Dollar Baby


This emotional drama won the Oscar for best film in 2005. It stars Clint Eastwood, who also directed and produced the movie. Eastwood plays Frankie Dunn, a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who works alongside his old buddy Eddie “Scrap Iron” Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives at Dunn’s gym wanting to become a boxer herself, and hoping to shun her working-class existence and life as a waitress, Dunn eventually helps her. (Available August 1)


The Good Place: Season 2


The Good Place: Season 2 is probably the best comedy on television. When Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) enters the afterlife, she’s relieved but also surprised she made it there. Her arrival at the utopia-like Good Place, (after dying in a tragic accident) is welcomed by Michael (Ted Danson). Soon after, Eleanor realizes that she doesn’t belong in the afterlife because of her prior reckless life. She believes that maybe The Good Place was meant for someone else. (Available August 21)

What Netflix shows are you enjoying this summer?


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