What’s new on Netflix August 2018 and how to watch anywhere



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Netflix has got some great movies and TV shows coming this August and in this guide I’m going to round-up some of the best to look out for. I’ll also be listing the entire selection of releases this month so you don’t miss out on any of August’s gems.

Many of the releases this month are exclusive to American Netflix so if you’re in another country you may not get the same access.

I’ll also be showing you how you can access these releases in your country. So no matter where you live in the world or where you subscribe to Netflix you’ll be able to watch the latest American Netflix releases in August.

So let’s find out what’s hot in August on Netflix.

Netflix Hot Releases for August

Below is a round-up of the hottest movies and TV shows hitting Netflix this August. If you’re after the full list of releases skip to the bottom of this article.

Disenchantment Season 1 – August 17th

Without question one of the hottest releases this month is Disenchantment. The new animated series from Simpson and Futurama creator Matt Groening is his third creation in more than 30 years.

Netflix is the only place you’ll be seeing this new creation so count yourself lucky you have a subscription. Although the characters look very simpson-esque (would you expect anything less?) we’ll be hoping for some new content from Groening with Disenchantment.

Gran Torino – August 1st

Gran Torino should see your movie fix this August on Netflix. Thankfully you won’t have to wait long because Clint Eastwood’s 2008 drama is out on the very first day of August.

Eastwood both directed and stars in this movie. Set after the Korean war, Eastwood’s character despises the Black, Asian and Latino families in his neighbourhood. That is until he forms a bond with an Asian teen who was pressured to steal his car.

With an 80% rating on RottenTomatoes Gran Torino is one movie you need to check out on Netflix this August.

The Good Place Season 2 – August 28th

NBC’s The Good Place is back on Netflix for Season 2.

You’ll need to wait until the end of August for this one but after the twist in the ending of the first season, it’s well worth waiting for.

This 13 part season is one you’ll want to binge watch. As the cast of the show is already out promoting Season 3 you’ll be up to speed when it finally hits. You can find the direct show link here for when it’s released at the end of August.

How to watch American Netflix anywhere

There are some great new shows and movies releasing in August on Netflix but unfortunately, many of them are exclusive to US Netflix.

If you’ve got a Netflix subscription in any other country then many of the titles won’t be available. With shows like Disenchantment and movies such as Gran Torino you won’t want to miss out.

Thankfully you won’t need to miss out because if you use an app called a VPN you can change your location and login to the American Netflix website.

Three VPN providers I recommend for the job are ExpressVPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN because they work well with American Netflix.

I recommend you use ExpressVPN because they have a 30-day money back guarantee making it risk-free. You can also get 3-months entirely free if you sign up for a year which gives you 15 months of American Netflix access.

Once you’ve chosen a provider follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Download the correct app for your device type.
  3. Open the app and login.
  4. Press Choose Location and then United States.
  5. The app will automatically connect but if not press the Connect button.
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ExpressVPN lets you watch American Netflix

Once the app has connected just open your Netflix app like normal or visit the ExpressVPN website.

You’ll now be able to access the American Netflix catalogue of movies and TV shows. This includes all the latest releases on Netflix for August such as Disenchantment, Gran Torino, The Good Place and more.

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Netflix August 2018 Releases

Below is the full release list this month on Netflix. You can access all this using the American Netflix site with a VPN as detailed above.

TV Shows

August 1st

  • Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar Season 1
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions With Moby
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions With Nile Rodgers
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions With Noel Gallagher
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions With TLC
  • Switched

August 4th

  • Flavors of Youth: International Version
  • Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)
  • On Children

August 9th

  • The Originals Season 5

August 10th

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
  • Afflicted
  • All About the Washingtons
  • Insatiable
  • La casa de las flores
  • Million Pound Menu
  • The Ponysitters Club
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 7
  • Zion

August 15th

  • The 100: Season 5

August 17th

  • Disenchantment
  • Magic for Humans
  • Pinky Malinky
  • Spirit Riding Free Season 6
  • Stay Here
  • Ultraviolet

August 19th

  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story Season 2

August 23rd

  • Deadwind
  • Follow This
  • Great News Season 1

August 24th

  • Ask the StoryBots Season 2
  • Bert Kreischer: Secret Time
  • Ghoul
  • The Innocents
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Season 3
  • Young & Hungry Season 5

August 28th

  • The Good Place Season 2

August 31st

  • Inside the Criminal Mind
  • Ozark Season 2
  • Paradise PD
  • The Comedy Lineup: Part 2
  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest
  • Undercover Law


August 1st

  • The Aviator
  • Batman Begins
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Clerks
  • Constantine
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Edge of Fear
  • Eraser
  • The Golden Compass
  • Gran Torino
  • House of Deadly Secrets
  • The Informant!
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • No Reservations
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Secretariat
  • Silverado
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Stripes

August 2nd

  • Emelie

August 3rd

  • Brij Mohan Amar Rahe
  • Like Father

August 5th

  • Paid in Full

August 9th

  • Perdida

August 10th

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • The Package

August 11th

  • No Country for Old Men

August 13th

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • The Nut Job

August 15th

  • Adventures in Public School
  • Hostiles

August 16th

  • Evan Almighty
  • Wish I Was Here

August 17th

  • The Motive
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

August 21st

  • Year One

August 24th

  • The After Party

August 29th

  • Inequality for All

August 31st

  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

Recap: What’s new on Netflix August 2018

Netflix has got some awesome new movies and TV shows in August. In fact I think this is one of the best months I’ve seen in terms of new content such as Disenchantment and movies like Gran Torino.

If you’re outside the US then many of these shows and movies won’t be available. Don’t forget you can still access them by getting a VPN app.

I recommend using ExpressVPN which you can get by clicking the button below. They’ve got a really useful 30-day money back guarantee letting you test the service risk-free.

Once you’ve signed up download their app for your device, connected to the United States and then enjoy all the great Netflix content this August.

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What new TV show or movie are you looking forward to the most this August? I’d love to know so why not let me know in the comments section below.

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