A lot might change around the world, but one thing is constant: Netflix will continue to seduce us all into staying at home for the foreseeable future with updated content every month, and we will be watching it. And
Everything leaving and coming to Netflix in August proves that point more than ever.
With new seasons of Netflix originals like
Lucifer and Selling Sunset, next month's streaming entertainment is looking up. Not only that, but August will also see the premiere of Netflix original films, like the dance movie , that looks like if Work It Step Up and Save The Last Dance had a baby, and Project Power, a superhero action movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx. And, if you're looking to relive your childhood and learn about space, a new Magic School Bus Rides Again special coming to Netflix in August, called, you guessed it, Kids in Space.
If some of those big additions sound stressful, don't worry, Netflix is also adding some relaxing new content to their library this month too.
Pick of the Litter, a 2018 documentary that follows puppies becoming guide dogs, will premiere on the streaming service on Aug. 2. Not to mention the brand new comedy specials, and a new teen movies guaranteed to get you through another month of quarantine.
Here's a look at the highlights coming to Netflix in August.
A Knight’s Tale — Coming August 1
The film stars Heath Ledger as a medieval knight determined to prove himself in a jousting tournament that could turn him into a legend. But will he succeed? Honestly, it doesn’t really matter since anything Ledger is in is worth seeing regardless. So just sit back, relax, and let this ‘90s heartthrob make you feel like a teen again.
The Addams Family — Coming August 1
Halloween may still be a ways off, but that’s no reason to deprive yourself of the kookiest, creepiest, most lovable family of all time. In
The Addams Family, Fester and Gomez Addams reunite after years of being apart; however, Fester is no longer the brother Gomez remembers. In fact, he can’t remember anything about his past and has only returned home to steal the Addams’ fortune for himself. But will blood prove to be thicker than money? Nothing is impossible when it comes to this cast of characters. Dennis the Menace — Coming August 1
“Hey, Mr. Wilson!” Have three little words ever brought with them such horror and fear before Dennis came into the picture? His intentions may be good, but Dennis sure proves to be a menace to his neighbor Mr. Wilson every chance he gets. But what starts as the ultimate clash of personalities soon turns into an unlikely friendship that’ll truly melt your heart when you least expect it.
Jurassic Park — Coming August 1
We've all wondered what it would be like to roam among dinosaurs, and
Jurassic Park provides an experience no one will soon forget. When the formerly fossilized creatures bust out of their cages (including the formidable T-Rex), the human race learns what it's like to exist much further down on the food chain. Mr. Deeds — Coming August 1
Starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder,
Mr. Deeds centers around a guy named Longfellow Deeds who finds his simple but happy life in Mandrake Falls completely uprooted after he inherits $40 billion from a long-lost relative. If only we could all be so lucky. The NeverEnding Story — Coming August 1
This may be considered a classic childhood story, but in reality it's actually quite terrifying. From the ongoing threat of The Nothing to Artax's heartbreaking death, this film makes for a truly traumatizing experience. But hey, if that's really your cup of tea or you just want to take a walk down memory lane, psychological side effects be damned, then here is your chance.
Nights in Rodanthe — Coming August 1
Based on the Nicholas Sparks' 2002 novel of the same name,
Nights in Rodanthe stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane as Dr. Paul Flanner and Adrienne Willis who are thrown together during a major storm and end up embarking on a life-changing romance neither of them will soon forget. The Ugly Truth — Coming August 1
This romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler is the ultimate battle of the sexes film as both characters attempt to prove what really makes men and women tick. Little do they realize, though, that Cupid works in mysterious ways and sometimes has a mind of its own.
Immigration Nation — Coming August 3
As per the official synopsis, this Netflix documentary limited series offers a "unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America's broken immigration system" and how it has impacted the lives of so many families across the country.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space — Coming August 7
This educational kids series is back and this time they're taking their adventures out of this world — literally. The Magic School Bus heads to outer space to visit the International Space Station. However, this new terrain contains its own set of dangers and they soon find themselves on the run from a giant tardigrade, whatever that is.
Work It — Coming August 7
If you love dance-themed films, then this Netflix Original is a definite must-see. Quinn Ackermann desperately wants to get into the college of her dreams; however, in order to do so, she needs to nail her performance at an upcoming dance competition. The only problem is her dance skills need some work, so she decides to form a ragtag group of dancers to compete against the best squad in school and turn her college aspirations into a reality.
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids — Coming August 7
Serving as Rob Schneider's first ever Netflix original comedy special, the actor plans to give viewers an up close and personal look at his family and private life, including what it was like to potty train his young daughters. The special will also end with duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King.
Project Power — Coming August 14
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx, this superhero action movie centers around the unlikely team-up between a teenage dealer, local cop, and ex-soldier. Together they embark on a mission to take down the group responsible for selling a dangerous pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes.
Les Misérables — Coming August 16
Victor Hugo's classic musical is coming to a streaming platform near you. Following the journey of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), the Academy Award-winning film tackles everything from unrequited love to broken dreams in the middle of 19th-century France. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll belt out your favorite lyrics from the comfort of your couch.
New Girl's Jake Johnson stars in the animated series as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who is determined to hit the big leagues. The only problem is that his current team's talents leave a lot to be desired. If he has any chance of advancing his career, he needs to do the impossible and transform these terrible players into all-star athletes. But hey, no pressure or anything. Lucifer Season 5 — Coming August 21
The ruler of the Hell returns to Los Angeles; however, he's gone through a few changes since being away. In fact, he ends up not being Lucifer at all, but rather his twin brother, Michael, who is ready and willing to steal his brother's life. The only question is, can the real Lucifer stop this imposter before it's too late?
But as new TV shows and movies come in, some things must move out. Here are a few notable projects users will be forced to say goodbye to come August...
Just Go With It — Leaving August 21
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston team up for a classic rom-com scenario. Guy meets the girl of his dreams. Guy pretends his assistant is his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a lie he told said girl. Guy ends up falling for his assistant instead. Inevitable hijinks ensues.
Bad Boys — Leaving August 31
If you love action movies with a lot of humor then you'll be sad to learn that
Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will exit the streaming platform at the end of the month, so make sure to enjoy this buddy cop, crime-fighting duo while you still can. Candyman — Leaving August 31
Don't let the title fool you — the Candyman is anything but sweet. Legend has it that if you say his name five times while starring into a mirror, he'll appear and kill his summoner with a bloody hook. But hurry, this horror classic won't be on Netflix for much longer, so if you're going to watch it, best to do so now.
Clueless — Leaving August 31
From the incredible fashion to the iconic slang and the never-aging Paul Rudd, it's hard to find reasons not to fall in love with this '90s hit, starring Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz. (Well, except for maybe that questionable romance with her step-sibling Josh.) Which is why we understand if you're totally buggin' over the news that Clueless is leaving Netflix at the end of the month. Can we think of a good reason for this to happen? As if!
Failure To Launch — Leaving August 31
Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) thinks he has the perfect setup as a fully grown man who lives with his parents who wait on him hand and foot. That is, until they decide to hire someone help get him out the door. But what starts out as a fictional romance soon leads to something very unexpected for both of them.
Groundhog Day — Leaving August 31
Considering that most quarantine days throughout this ongoing pandemic has felt like one long, never-ending viewing of
Groundhog Day, perhaps it's for the best it's leaving Netflix at the end of August. No need to watch the film when we're all currently living it, right? He's Just Not That Into You — Leaving August 31
This star-studded rom-com attempts to do the impossible by solving the mystery of dating. Why don't guys call when they say they will? Did something come up or he is just not that interested? It's a question men and women have been asking since the dawn of time, which is what makes this movie so relatable and well worth watching again and again.
The Lake House — Leaving August 31
Speed co-stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves reunite for a romantic comedy that challenges the boundaries of time with the help of a mysteriously magical mailbox. Snail mail has never seemed so romantic. Life As We Know It — Leaving August 31
Parenting is a team effort, so when Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) are forced to put aside their mutual dislike for each other in order to raise their best friend's child, they discover just how much their lives are about to change forever — and that it's not necessarily a bad thing.
One Day — Leaving August 31
Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess tell a story of love, loss, and the power that can come from a lifelong friendship as they reunite once a year on the anniversary of the day they first met. It only takes them 20 years to realize that what they've been searching for all along is each other.
Jerry Maguire — Leaving August 31
Tom Cruise may have had Renee Zellweger at hello, but come the end of August, it'll be time to bid the characters of Jerry Maguire and Dorothy Boyd farewell, at least for the time being. So get your fill of "Show me the money" and "You complete me" quotes in while you still can.
The Karate Kid — Leaving August 31
It's been over 30 years since the beloved '80s classic first came out, and yet it still remains just as beloved as ever, which is why its upcoming departure from Netflix is so devastating. And just in case that in itself wasn't a big enough punch to the heart, the streamer is also removing
The Karate Kid Part II and Part III as well. Talk about a triple bummer. V For Vendetta — Leaving August 31
Based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name,
V For Vendetta follows the crusade of a vigilante known as V who uses acts of terrorism to fight against the oppression of a fascist government. But will his efforts prove successful or be for naught? You'll have to watch the film to find out one way or the other. Just be sure to do so before the clock runs out. Valentine's Day — Leaving August 31
He's Just Not That Into You, Valentine's Day is filled with a vast array of Hollywood stars, whose stories intertwine in unexpected ways on the most romantic day of the year.
And now, without further adieu, fest your eyes on the complete Netflix list below.
Super Monsters: The New Class A Knight's Tale Acts of Violence The Addams Family (1991) An Education Being John Malkovich Death at a Funeral Dennis the Menace Elizabeth Harvest Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Hardcore Henry Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park III The Lost World: Jurassic Park Mad Max (1979) Mr. Deeds My Perfect Landing: Season 1 Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1 The NeverEnding Story The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter The Next Step: Season 6 Nights in Rodanthe Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's Twelve Operation Ouch: Season 1 Operation Ouch: Special Remember Me Seabiscuit Toradora!: Season 1 Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2 The Ugly Truth What Keeps You Alive A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave Mundo Mistério/Mystery Lab Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning Anelka: L'incompris/Anelka: Misunderstood World's Most Wanted The Rain: Season 3 The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods Alta Mar/High Seas: Season 3 Berlin, Berlin The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids in Space Nailed It! México: Season 2 The New Legends of Money: Season 2 Selling Sunset: Season 3 Sing On! Germany Tiny Creatures Wizards: Tales of Arcadia World Party Songs Work It The Promise We Summon the Darkness Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event Nightcrawler Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids Safety Not Guaranteed Une fille facile/An Easy Girl 3%: Season 4 El robo del siglo Fearless Glow up: Season 2 Project Power The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun Teenage Bounty Hunters Johnny English Les Misérables (2012) Crazy Awesome Teachers Drunk Parents Glitch Techs: Season 2 Crimenes de familia/The Crimes That Bind DeMarcus Family Rules High Score Biohackers Good Kisser Great Pretender John Was Trying To Contact Aliens Alien TV Fuego negro Hoops Lucifer: Season 5 Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3 The Sleepover Emily's Wonder Lab Trinkets: Season 2 Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol La venganza de Analía Million Dollar Beach House Rising Phoenix Aggretsuko: Season 3 The Bridge Curse The Frozen Ground All Together Now Cobra Kai: Seasons 1-2 I AM A KILLER: Released Orígenes secretos/Unknown Origins Casino Royale Quantum of Solace Love Paranormal Survivor: Seasons 1-2 6 Days Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer St. Agatha Adventures in Public School Being AP Goon Blue is the Warmest Color Bring It On: Worldwide Showdown The Wicker Man Bad Boys Bad Boys II Candyman Child's Play Clueless Failure to Launch Get Him to the Greek Groundhog Day He's Just Not That Into You Jerry Maguire The Karate Kid The Karate Kid Part II The Karate Kid Part III The Lake House Life as We Know It Murder Party Observe and Report One Day Public Enemies Rugrats Go Wild School Daze Tootsie United 93 V for Vendetta Valentine's Day If you think you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, which include fever, shortness of breath, and cough, call your doctor before going to get tested. If you’re anxious about the virus’s spread in your community, visit the CDC or NHS 111 in the UK for up-to-date information and resources, or seek out mental health support. You can find all Bustle’s coverage of coronavirus here, and UK-specific updates on coronavirus here.