7 New Female-Centric Movies To Watch On Netflix

by Emily Lackey

Don’t you sometimes wish there were, like, a guide to Netflix? Half the time I turn on my television to find something to stream and have either settle for something I’ve already watched or something I’ve never even heard of. Because as much as I am in a committed relationship with Netflix, sometimes it feels like they don’t know me at all. Don’t they know I like female-centric rom coms and documdramas? Don’t they know that when they recommend Storage Wars to me for the third time this week, I want to throw my hands in the air and cry out, “Haven’t these last ten years together meant anything to you?” Luckily, the new movies and shows on Netflix in August totally get me.

If you’re anything like me and have no interest in watching another episode of Anthony Bourdain eating extravagantly around the world (it's just bragging at this point), which is only going to make you feel bad about the fact you are eating ramen again for dinner, then you’re going to want to keep reading. Because, in an attempt to make Netflix more user friendly for all of us, I’ve raked through the new releases coming in August and put together a list of the best.

It’s a quirky list, but one that is undoubtedly female-centric and totally awesome. So sit back, turn on your television, and get to watching these awesome movies and shows that are coming to Netflix for the first time in August:

Girl Meets World: Season 1

Sure I heard all of the hullabaloo and hype surrounding this reboot of the original ‘90s series, Boy Meets World, but I didn’t have cable at the time it was first aired. Well thank god for streaming services, because now I can marathon this and totally relive my ‘90s glory days. Surrounded by my troll collection, of course.

Muffin Top: A Love Story

What do you get when you put together a women’s studies professor, some life-altering fertility treatments, and an awesome body-positive storyline? Muffin Top: A Love Story. And a movie totally worth watching.

Leap Year

Because who doesn’t want to spend their Friday night in Ireland with the incredible Amy Adams? Err… I mean Monday night. I totally have other things to do on Friday night.

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

Steve Carrell. Kiera Knightley. Connie Britton. What’s not to love about this movie about an asteroid in prime position to obliterate earth? OK fine. Maybe the whole end of civilization thing. But at least the Armegeddon will go out with a bang with this acting trio at its helm.

For A Good Time, Call

Who can’t relate to two girls whose dreams of New York City don’t exactly line up with reality of their checkbooks? Forced to live together and make ends meet in whatever way possible — ahem, by becoming phone-sex operators — these girls are the perfect companionship for a Netflix movie night.

Two Days, One Night

For your more serious watching nights: a woman has to convince her colleagues to take a pay cut in order for her to keep her job. And she only has a weekend to do it. A good one to watch with friends, for sure. It will have you talking about what you would do over that second bottle of wine for the rest of the night.

Welcome To Me

There is nothing that I love more than strange women, which is why Welcome to Me is at the top of my must-watch list for August. The only thing I love more? Kristen Wiig, of course.

And just in case you blow through these in the first weekend, here's the full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix in August:

Available Aug. 1

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)

Asylum (2005)

Back in Time/ Cong Cong Na Nian (2014)

Beneath the Helmet (2014)

Breakup Buddies/ Xin Hau Lu Fang (2014)

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Casting By (2012)

Dancing on the Edge: Season 1

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Season 2

Dear Frankie (2004)

Dogs on the Inside (2014)

Electric Slide (2014)

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Flex is Kings (2013)

Lost and Love/ Shi Gu (2015)

Masha and the Bear: Season 1

November Rule (2015)

Odd Squad: Season 1

Outcast (2014)

Pants on Fire (2014)

Reading Rainbow: Volume 1

Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014)

Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery (2012)

Somewhere Only We Know/ You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao (2015)

Sorority Row (2009)

The Code: Season 1

The Golden Era/ Huang Jin Shi Dai (2014)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Living (2014)

The Mind of a Chef: Season 3

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2008)

Utopia: Season 1 .

Vexed: Season 1-2

War (2007)

Wing Commander (1999)

Available Aug. 3

Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope (2015)

Available Aug. 4

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)

Available Aug. 5

Yellowbird (2014)

Available Aug. 6

Kill Me Three Times (2014)

My Amityville Horror (2012)

The Look of Love (2013)

Welcome to Me (2014)

Available Aug. 7

Club de Cuervos: Season 1

HitRECord on TV: Season 1

Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015)

Project Mc2 (2015)

Transporter: The Series: Season 2

Available Aug. 8

Doctor Who: Season 8

Available Aug. 11

Fred: The Movie (2010)

Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)

Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)

Two Days, One Night (2014)

Available Aug. 12

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

Leap Year (2010)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Available Aug. 14

Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) (2015)


Ever After High Way too Wonderland (Season 3)

Ship of Theseus (2012)

Available Aug. 15

Alex of Venice (2014)

Available Aug. 16

Being Flynn (2012)

Pariah (2011)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Available Aug. 17

Lord of War (2005)

Available Aug. 19

Jerk Theory (2009)

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3

Available Aug. 20

30 for 30: Angry Sky (2015)

As Cool As I Am (2013)

Strange Empire: Season 1

Available Aug. 21

Grantham & Rose (2014)

Transcend (2014)

Available Aug. 23

Girl Meets World: Season 1

Available Aug. 27

Byzantium (2012)

White God (2014)

Available Aug. 28

Inspector Gadget: Season 2

Narcos: Season 1

Once Upon a Time: Season 4

Revenge: Season 4

Available Aug. 29

Ride (2015)

Available Aug. 30

Muffin Top: A Love Story (2014)

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