Here's what's coming to Netflix in August 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — ... and then it was August. These days and weeks feel longer, but weekends and months seem shorter. Strange how that works. Let's take a look at some of our distraction options coming to Netflix in August 2020.

These days I tend to focus on the Netflix Originals and exclusives, but "An Education," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Jurassic Park," "Mad Max," "Nightcrawler," "Safety Not Guaranteed," and "Casino Royale" are highly recommended catalog titles. I'm also looking forward to the campy schlock of "We Summon the Darkness" with Alexandra Daddario. Sometimes thinking is overrated.

Immigration Nation -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Most people would agree that America has immigration issues. Some want open boarders. Others want to build walls. I don't know what picture "Immigration Nation" will present; I just know that I want to see the issue from as many sides as possible. (Avail. 8/3/20)

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia -- NETFLIX FAMILY

Take a handful of of sci-fi themes and merge them with a hefty amount of fantasy tropes and Guillermo del Toro’s rampant imagination and you have "Wizards', the third and final chapter in the Emmy-winning Tales of Arcadia trilogy. Following "Trollhunters" and "3Below," "Wizards," the brings five seasons worth of character development and world building together for one an epic conclusion. (Avail. 8/7/20)

Glow Up: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

"Glow Up" is an UK reality series that sees aspiring makeup artists looking to make a name for themselves. It's essentially"The Great British Bake Off" with less food and bigger personalities. Considering my love for horror films. live theater and David Bowie, it shouldn't be a shock that I binged the first season in on sitting. (Avail. 8/14/20)


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Over the years there have been a number of documentaries about the video game industry. It's an era that I'm very familiar with because I was there living and playing along as it happened in real time. "High Score" tells the well-known stories while also including some delightful surprises in each episode. I'll be talking more about this series as we get closer to its release. (Avail. 8/19/20)

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens -- NETFLIX FILM

Sundance Film Festival short "John Was Trying to Contact Aliens" is an all-too brief look at electronic genius John Shepherd's efforts to contact extraterrestrials via the most amazing collection of analog machines. (Avail. 8/20/20)

The complete list of titles coming to Netflix in August 2020 (descriptions provided by Netflix)

Avail. 8/1/20

  • Super Monsters: The New Class -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    New adventures, new friends! The Super Monsters welcome a new class of pint-sized preschoolers to Pitchfork Pines. Meet Olive, Rocky, Sami and Zane!
  • A Knight's Tale
  • Acts of Violence
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • An Education
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hardcore Henry
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mr. Deeds
  • My Perfect Landing: Season 1
  • Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
  • The Next Step: Season 6
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Operation Ouch: Season 1
  • Operation Ouch: Special
  • Remember Me
  • Seabiscuit
  • Toradora!: Season 1
  • Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2
  • The Ugly Truth
  • What Keeps You Alive

Avail. 8/2/20

  • Almost Love

    In Netflix’s new documentary series Connected, science reporter and host Latif Nasser hopscotches around the planet to tease out the subtle and surprising ways that we are all inextricably linked to one another and our world. He discovers how everything from the air we breathe, the selfies we post, and even the poop we poop can be traced back to catastrophic shipwrecks, fraudulent elections, and even distant galaxies. From the microscopic to the telescopic to the kaleidoscopic, this show will make you see the world around you in a whole new way.

Avail. 8/3/20

  • Immigration Nation -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    This documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America's broken immigration system.

Avail. 8/4/20

  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    Cory's spending the summer at Camp Friendship with his best friend, Freddie. But jealousy flares when Freddie brings his cousin Rosie along for the ride.
  • Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    As summer returns to Malibu, Team Flounder takes to the beach to host — and unexpectedly compete in — the International Beachmaster Competition.

  • Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Factual television series which explores topics related to science and history, hosted by Felipe Castanhari.

  • Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning -- NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
    Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, 3 In The Morning. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, Sam Jay delivers the witty, candid and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.

Avail. 8/5/20

  • Anelka : L'Incompris / Anelka: Misunderstood -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    Intolerable, incomparable or both? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy is examined in this in-depth documentary.

  • World's Most Wanted -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    Heinous criminals have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docuseries profiles five of the world’s most wanted.

Avail. 8/6/20

  • The Rain: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds about how to save humanity.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods -- NETFLIX ANIME
    With Camelot now the stronghold of the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins assemble once more to liberate all of Britannia from the Demon Clan.

Avail. 8/7/20

  • Alta Mar / High Seas: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    When the Bárbara de Braganza sets sail from Argentina to Mexico, Eva joins a mission to root out a scientist harboring a fatal virus on board.

  • Berlin, Berlin -- NETFLIX FILM
    In this cinematic sequel to the hit TV series, Lolle has moved on from Sven and is about to marry her friend Hart – until Sven disrupts her plans.

  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The Magic School Bus kids blast into space and onto the International Space Station, only to find themselves on the run from a giant tardigrade!

  • ¡Nailed It! México: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The fondant flows and frosting fiascos abound as home bakers try to recreate cakes shaped like armadillos, aliens and Elvis for a tasty cash prize.

  • The New Legends of Monkey: Season 2 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The quest for sacred scrolls continues for the Monkey King and friends. But in a world of demons, gods and magic, everything comes at a cost.
  • Selling Sunset: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Big changes come to The Oppenheim Group as a major sale closes, the agents consider career moves, and one broker faces a very public breakup.

  • Sing On! Germany -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    In this karaoke competition hosted by Palina Rojinski, contestants must hit the right note for a chance to win up to 30,000 euros.

  • Tiny Creatures -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Little animals embark on big adventures across the U.S. in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories. Narrated by Mike Colter.

  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    Merlin’s young apprentice mixes with characters from Trollhunters and 3Below in the final chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy.

  • Word Party Songs -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    Turn up the music, put on your dancing shoes! Bailey, Franny, Kip, Lulu and Tilly want you to sing along to this colorful collection of music videos.

  • Work It -- NETFLIX FILM
    When Quinn Ackermann’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in she just needs to learn how to dance.

Avail. 8/8/20

  • The Promise
  • We Summon the Darkness

Avail. 8/10/20

  • GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Worlds collide in this special event featuring familiar faces, surprise cameos and stories of spirited competition from four different comedy series.
  • Nightcrawler

Avail. 8/11/20

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids -- NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
    Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider's first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. Ending with a surprise duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King, Rob talks about potty training his young daughters and his own pig potential.

Avail. 8/12/20

  • Scary Movie 5
    This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. But do these wellness trends live up to the promises?

Avail. 8/13/20

  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Une fille facile / An Easy Girl -- NETFLIX FILM
    A teen girl is drawn to her cousin’s hedonistic lifestyle when they spend the summer together in Cannes as she learns about herself and her own values.

Avail. 8/14/20

  • 3%: Season 4 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    This dystopian thriller returns for another season.

  • El robo del siglo -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Based on the 1994 robbery of US$33 million from Colombia's central bank, which turned the country upside down. Starring Andrés Parra, Christian Tappan.

  • Fearless -- NETFLIX FILM
    A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their day care, until their Dad can get to Earth.

  • Glow Up: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    A new set of hopefuls must step it up and come with supreme technique and fierce creativity in hopes of being named the next makeup star.

  • Project Power -- NETFLIX FILM
    When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

  • The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance

  • Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The Octonauts embark on an underwater adventure, navigating a set of challenging caves to help a small octopus friend return home to the Caribbean Sea.

  • Teenage Bounty Hunters -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.

Avail. 8/15/20

  • Rita: Season 5 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The demands of running a school strain Hjørdis's relationships with Rita and Uffe. An old flame re-enters Rita's life. A heartbroken Jeppe returns home.
  • Stranger: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    In the midst of a power clash between prosecutors and police, Si-mok and Yeo-jin uncover murky secrets as they pursue a labyrinth of intertwined cases.

Avail. 8/16/20

  • Johnny English
  • Les Misérables (2012)

Avail. 8/17/20

  • Crazy Awesome Teachers -- NETFLIX FILM
    A ragtag bunch of teachers and students team up to take back the money that a dangerous gangster stole from them.

  • Drunk Parents

  • Glitch Techs: Season 2 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The video game monster hunters are back for another season.

Avail. 8/19/20

  • Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind -- NETFLIX FILM
    Alicia, a desperate mother, will do everything possible to prevent her son from being imprisoned for his ex-wife's attempted murder.
  • DeMarcus Family Rules -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his beauty queen wife, Allison, are a Nashville power couple living large — but things aren’t always so successful at home.
    This documentary series explores the rise of the golden era in gaming, a time rife with competition, innovation and flat-out fun.

Avail. 8/20/20

  • Biohackers -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Mia goes to medical school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.
  • Good Kisser
  • Great Pretender -- NETFLIX ANIME
    Supposedly Japan's greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.
  • John Was Trying to Contact Aliens -- NETFLIX FILM
    A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.

Avail. 8/21/20

    Mixing computer animation and live action, this silly kids series follows aliens who come to Earth to investigate human life.
  • Fuego negro -- NETFLIX FILM
    A criminal on the run finds refuge in a mysterious hotel and soon discovers that the guests of the hotel are not human.
    A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he'll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Hey, good luck with that.
  • Lucifer: Season 5 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPDand the savvy detective Chloe Decker in particular.
  • Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Mike keeps buying cars quicker than he can restore him, Avery and Connor visit the Motor City, and Cassidy gets cranking on a personal project.
  • The Sleepover -- NETFLIX FILM
    Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.

Avail. 8/23/20

  • 1BR
  • Septembers of Shiraz

Avail. 8/25/20

  • Emily's Wonder Lab -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    In this live-action series, host Emily Calandrelli makes STEAM fun with science experiments, activities and demonstrations that will blow your mind!
  • Trinkets: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The teen shoplifters are back for another season.

Avail. 8/26/20

  • Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Lovely pianist Gurara hits rock bottom when she meets the rough and mysterious Fritta Sunwoojun. Can Fritta bring Gurara back to life?
  • La venganza de Analía -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Analia Guerrero decides to take revenge against her mother's murderer, a prominent corrupt politician who's running for president of Colombia.
  • Million Dollar Beach House -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.
  • Rising Phoenix -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity & human potential.

Avail. 8/27/20

  • Aggretsuko: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ANIME
    Retsuko the Red Panda and her death metal karaoke return for another season.
  • The Bridge Curse
  • The Frozen Ground

Avail. 8/28/20

  • All Together Now -- NETFLIX FILM
    Amber refuses to sweat the bad stuff — until a tragedy threatens her optimism and her way of life. Can Amber continue to be the princess of hope?
  • Cobra Kai: Seasons 1-2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Thirty years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny's rivalry with Daniel reignites. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles.
    In this crime docuseries spinoff, a convict is paroled 30 years after being sentenced to death for murder. Then he makes a stunning confession.
  • Orígenes secretos / Unknown Origins -- NETFLIX FILM
  • Cops (Javier Rey, Antonio Resines) join comic book and cosplay geeks (Brays Efe, Verónica Echegui) to nab a killer re-creating superhero origin stories.

Avail. 8/31/20

  • Casino Royale
  • Quantum of Solace