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What’s New On Netflix August 2018?

July 30, 2018

Netflix has become an unbelievable source of entertainment for millions of Canadians. For the relatively cheap monthly subscription, users have access to countless films and television shows from various years, various genres and various cinematic tastes.

The only real problem with Netflix is deciding what to watch.

Luckily we’re here to let you know what new programs will be debuting this month and which ones are worth checking out.

Let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix August 2018!

8 Mile

Directed by Curtis Hanson

Starring Marshall Mathers, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (via IMDB)

Along Came Polly

Director: John Hamburg

Stars: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate. (via IMDB)


Director: Rob Cohen

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer

The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality. (via IMDB)

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya’s army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna. (via IMDB)

Julie & Julia

Director: Nora Ephron

Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. (via IMDB)

The Land Before Time

Director: Don Bluth

Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Director: Kenny Ortega

Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (via IMDB)

The Perfect Man

Director: Mark Rosman

Stars: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Aria Wallace

A lonely mother begins receiving romantic e-mails from a secret admirer, unaware that this perfect man is really a creation of her daughter who is trying to cheer her up. (via IMDB)

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

Stars: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status. (via IMDB)

Public Enemies

Director: Michael Mann

Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (via IMDB)

Rise of the Guardians

Director: Peter Ramsey

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians, including Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (via IMDB)

Safe House

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (via IMDB)

Touch of Evil

Director: Orson Welles

Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (via IMDB)

Wild Oats

Director: Andy Tennant

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore

Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50 thousand. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Like Father

Director: Lauren Miller

Stars: Kristen Bell, Seth Rogen, Kelsey Grammer

A workaholic woman who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving father who left her mother because he believed his family was holding back his career. (via IMDB)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Director: Kevin Smith

Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck

The comic “Bluntman and Chronic” is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie. (via IMDB)


Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. (via IMDB)

A Hologram for the King

Director: Tom Tykwer

Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company’s product to a wealthy monarch. (via IMDB)

The Commuter

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. (via IMDB)

Don’t Breathe

Director: Fede Alvarez

Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems. (via IMDB)

Made of Honor

Director: Paul Weiland

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor. (via IMDB)

Den of Thieves

Director: Christian Gudegast

Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. (via IMDB)

Disenchantment – Netflix Series

Creator: Matt Groening

Stars: Eric André, Jeny Batten, Matt Berry

The medieval misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf, and her personal demon. (via IMDB)

Death at a Funeral

Director: Frank Oz

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (via IMDB)

The Sinner (Series)

Creator: Derek Simonds

Stars: Bill Pullman, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott

Follows the story of a young woman who commits a horrific act of violence and rage, and to her surprise, has no idea why. And the investigator who becomes obsessed with the case and is determined to dig into her past and figure out “why” this is happening. (via IMDB)

How to Get Away With Murder (Season 4)

Creator: Peter Nowalk

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. (via IMDB)

In Darkness

Director: Anthony Byrne

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein

A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London’s gritty criminal underworld. (via IMDB)


Director: Alexander Payne

Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor. (via IMDB)

The Accountant

Director: Gavin O’Connor

Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise. (via IMDB)

The Blacklist (Season 5)

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. (via IMDB)

When the Bough Breaks

Director: Jon Cassar

Stars: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco

A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father. (via IMDB)

Ozark (Season 2 – Netflix Series)

Creators: Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams

Stars: Trevor Long, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

A Chicago-based financial advisor secretly relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry. (via IMDB)


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