As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.
We’ve all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn’t so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time?
In an effort to keep you informed of the best shows and movies that are in the process of being added to Netflix, we’ll be bringing you an updated list of what you can expect on the service on a monthly basis.
Not only that, we’ll also be singling out the biggest releases, as well as a number of quality TV shows and films which we believe deserve your Netflixing time.
So get ready to kick off the month with an epic binge – here’s what’s new on Netflix in August 2019. Check out Netflix’s newest offerings in the video below!
TV shows highlights for August 2019
Wu Assassins (08/08/2019)
Starring the incredible martial arts star Iko Uwais (The Raid), Wu Assassins sees a wannabe chef from Chinatown picked as the last in a line of Chosen Ones, who must team up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.
GLOW: Season 3 (09/08/2019)
Picking up from the events of season two, which saw the TV version of GLOW taken off the air, the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas. Expect the usual power struggles, bouts of sexual tension and shifting priorities to jeopardise the bond that’s grown between the girls and their leader in the last two seasons.
Mindhunter: Season 2 (16/08/2019)
David Fincher’s incredible series Mindhunter is back, and once again we follow the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit as they move from theory into action after joining in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer. The season also sees the unit ,eet other big name monsters, including Charles Manson and the ‘Son of Sam’, David Berkowitz.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (30/08/2019)
After 37 years, Jim Henson’s magical and beloved fantasy tale is back with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! A follow-up to the original film, this series returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Movies highlights for August 2019
The Matrix Trilogy (01/08/2019)
Whoa! Neo (Keanu Reeves) is a computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. It turns out, humans are slaves to sentient AI-driven machines who have decimated humanity, and Neo is the only one who will be able to restore balance. To do so, he’ll need guns. Lots of guns.
A Star Is Born (03/08/2019)
Winner of multiple Academy Awards, Bradley Cooper stars and also directs Laga Gaga in this incredible re-imagining of a classic tale about a musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Be warned, the film’s songs will stay with you forever.
…and the rest for August 2019
Dear White People: Volume 3 (02/08/2019)
Basketball or Nothing (02/08/2019)
Derry Girls: Season 2 (02/08/2019)
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 (04/08/2019)
The Naked Director (08/08/2019)
Cable Girls: Season 4 (09/08/2019)
Better Than Us (16/08/2019)
45 rpm (16/08/2019)
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 (16/08/2019)
Frontera verde (16/08/2019)
Victim Number 8 (16/08/2019)
Rust Valley Restorers (23/08/2019)
Million Pound Menu: Season 2 (27/08/2019)
Workin’ Moms: Season 3 (29/08/2019)
Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 (30/08/2019)
Styling Hollywood (30/08/2019)
The A List (30/08/2019)
Sacred Games: Season 2 (Coming in August)
The Little Switzerland (16/08/2019)
Falling Inn Love (29/08/2019)
La Grande Classe (30/08/2019)
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (13/08/2019)
Simon Amstell: Set Free (20/08/2019)
Enter the Anime (05/08/2019)
The Family (09/08/2019)
American Factory (21/08/2019)
El Pepe: Una vida suprema (23/08/2019)
KIDS & FAMILY
Ask the StoryBots: Season 3 (02/08/2019)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3 (02/08/2019)
No Good Nick: Part 2 (05/08/2019)
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (09/08/2019)
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (09/08/2019)
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (16/08/2019)
Super Monsters Back to School (16/08/2019)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 (27/08/2019)
Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2 (30/08/2019)
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis (30/08/2019)
Cannon Busters (15/08/2019)
HERO MASK: Part II (23/08/2019)
CAROLE & TUESDAY (30/08/2019)
Dumb and Dumber (15/08/2019)
Suicide Squad (15/08/2019)
Shakespeare in Love (16/08/2019)
Up in the Air (01/08/2019)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (01/08/2019)
Get Smart (01/08/2019)
Something Borrowed (01/08/2019)
Arthur Christmas (01/08/2019)
A Little Bit of Heaven (01/08/2019)
The Cabin in the Woods (01/08/2019)
Are We Done Yet? (01/08/2019)
Wolfblood: Seasons 1-3 (01/08/2019)
The Wandering Earth (05/08/2019)
THE MECHANIC (08/08/2019)
47 Metres Down (10/08/2019)
Office Christmas Party (13/08/2019)
The Untouchables (15/08/2019)
Jersey Boys (15/08/2019)
The Prestige (15/08/2019)
Cop Out (15/08/2019)
American Pie Presents: Beta House (16/08/2019)
Dazed and Confused (16/08/2019)
Patch Adams (16/08/2019)
Chicken Run (16/08/2019)
Blue Crush (16/08/2019)
The Dilemma (16/08/2019)
What Dreams May Come (16/08/2019)
Charlie Wilson’s War (16/08/2019)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (16/08/2019)
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (17/08/2019)
Robin Hood (20/08/2019)
Training Day (25/08/2019)
What’s coming next month and beyond?
Netflix has has big plans for 2019, with a number of high-profile shows and movies confirmed for release on the service. Here’s our list of the best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix.