Netflix August: The Dog Days of Streaming

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump and Baz Luhrmann’s new series highlight the Netflix August lineup

August brings a slow end to the long, hot summer. In addition, the Netflix August offerings are frankly slim pickings, which brings little comfort to those who choose to be shut-ins. Most noteworthy, Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge!) highly anticipated musical drama The Get Down finally premieres. Multiple rumors (production delays! most expensive show ever!) plagued the production, but Lurhmann’s recent appearance at TCA seemed to calm the waters slightly. The series is no doubt ambitious. It is described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world … forever.”

Netflix will unveil six episodes of the 12-run first season on August 12.

Also premiering in August is Funny or Die’s surprise Emmy nominee Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal. Johnny Depp plays Donald Trump. That is all you need to know. Check that out August 1 if you haven’t seen it already.

Here are the rest of the Netflix August lineup.

August 1

The American Side (2016)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)

Big Daddy (1999)

Black Widow (1987)

Critical Condition (1987)

Deadfall (2012)

Destination: Team USA (2016)

Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

The Family Man (2000)

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Final Destination 3 (2006)

From the Terrace (1960)

Holding the Man (2015) ­ 

How To Win The US Presidency (2016)

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)

Masha and the Bear: Season 2 ­ 

Memoria (2015)

The Naked Prey (1966)

NCIS: Season 13

Pay It Forward (2000)

The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Roseanne Collection: Collection 3

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sliding Doors (1998)

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Teacher’s Pet (1958)

The Verdict (1982)

The Wedding Planner (2001)

What Women Want (2000)

Young@Heart (2007)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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August 3

Beat Bugs: Season 1

August 5

David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) ­ 

Ever After High: Epic Winter ­ 

The Little Prince (2016) ­ 

Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)

National Firewood Evening: Slow TV (2016)

National Firewood Morning: Slow TV (2016)

National Firewood Night: Slow TV (2016)

National Knitting Evening: Slow TV (2016)

National Knitting Morning: Slow TV (2016)

National Knitting Night: Slow TV (2016)

Northern Passage: Slow TV (2016)

Northern Railway: Slow TV (2016)

Salmon Fishing: Slow TV (2016)

The Telemark Canal: Slow TV (2016)

Train Ride Bergen to Oslo: Slow TV (2016)

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August 6

The Confirmation (2016)

August 9

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 4

T­Rex (2015)

August 10

St. Vincent (2014)

August 11

Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

August 12

Ask the StoryBots: Season 1 ­

The Get Down: Part 1 ­

Project Mc2: Season 2

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August 13

13 Cameras (2016)

August 15

Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

August 16

Let’s Go to Prison (2006)

Our Last Tango (2015)

August 17

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

The Last Heist (2016)

Puffin Rock: Season 2

August 19

Bottersnikes and Gumbles: Season 1 ­

Fearless: Season 1 ­

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead ­

August 21

Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV (2015)

August 22

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

August 23

Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

August 25

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

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

XOXO (2016)

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August 27

Rams (2015)

August 29

The State of Marriage (2015)

August 31

Ku’damm 56: Season 1


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