Top New Releases on Netflix (August 2018)
Urging all binge-watchers, Netflix, and chill lovers, and entertainment-geeks out there, if you are looking for something NEW to watch, then you might want to check this listing out by Best VPN. To beat the heavy air and sticky heat of August, Netflix is releasing 47 different titles in original movies, shows, and specials, keeping you indoors with the HVAC and TV turned on. This sets a record in terms of title availability for August 2018, which is bound to keep you attached to your screens, especially when you realize what gems are about to make their debut. To find out more, continue reading!
How to Watch American Netflix in Other Countries?
Since I have friends who are dispersed all over the world, I came to know something tricky about Netflix’s content library, according to different locations. It’s appalling when you realize how some users in varied countries lack the ability to access certain TV shows and movies, which may be available in the US library. For instance, two of the worst places to use Netflix would be Albania and Morocco, which only offer 3.5% of the complete US TV library. That ratio accounts to 300 titles in TOTAL!
Is this not unfair, considering you are paying the same amount more or less? What’s with the discrimination? Netflix states the problem occurs due to the differing rights management of movies/TV shows from producers/directors for the streaming content it delivers. However, this isn’t a good enough reason to not have the complete US Netflix Library available, which boasts over 1150+ TV shows and 4600+ movies. The numbers of these titles keep decreasing the further away a country is from the US!
Being a binge-watcher who has access to the US Netflix, I can’t even empathize with or understand the trouble people have to go through, just to watch their favorite movies/TV shows. No wonder why P2P/Torrenting is such a viable choice for many, despite the many risks! Who doesn’t want to enjoy a huge list of titles to binge, especially when you can get it free of charge? Paying for a premium service brings almost no incentives to users at all, which is quite disappointing, to say the least!
This is where using a VPN service comes in, especially for those users who are located outside the US but want access to the complete 1150+ TV shows and 4600+ movies library. A VPN will allow users to mask their IP address and shift their location, making it appear as if they reside in a different country altogether. It also encrypts your incoming/outgoing traffic, ensuring you remain secure at all times. Below is a list of the Best VPNs for Netflix, based on performance, support, pricing, feature availability and more:
TV Shows Highlights for August 2018
Last month we saw people going crazy over Netflix’s flagship show “Orange is the New Black” returning for its sixth season and the infamous “Breaking Bad” spinoff that continues the story of the clever and charismatic lawyer in “Better Call Saul”, along with plenty other “New” seasons. This time Netflix goes the extra mile though, offering more diversity in genres. Some of the TV shows, I am looking forward to specifically, include:
I Am A Killer (8/3)
After watching “Hannibal”, I wanted to watch something similar and landed on “Mindhunter”, which was a rather toned down psychological thriller, focusing more on reality than fantasy. Subsequently, it got me even more intrigued by the mindset of serial killers. That is when I heard of “I Am A Killer” debuting on Netflix, which is a documentary series about convicts on death row. The show first aired in the UK, but will now be available on Netflix, with hour-long episode profiles on different prisoners – focusing more on the wheels of justice rather than solving a mystery – a refreshing change to view!
Mr. Sunshine (8/4)
Written by Kim Eun-Sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, Mr. Sunshine is an import from South Korea, created by the same people behind the “Descendants of the Sun” and “Shinmiyangyo”, both of which are famed for their exceptional cinematography, character growth, and opposing philosophies. This TV show focuses on the romance between Go Ae-Shin (a noble daughter of famous aristocrats) and Eugene Choi (house servant turned U.S. Marine). The clash of nationality and class is what really grabs the attention of the audience in this enticing series, which will debut weekly from August 4 onwards!
If you haven’t had enough of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama”, then you’d be glad to hear that Matt Groening is returning to TV, with a new animated series that is bound to take your breath away from laughter. Disenchantment, debuting on August 17, follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess named “Bean”, who goes on wicked adventures with her elf sidekick “Eflo” and demon friend “Luci” with hilarious turnarounds and ends, taking animated television to a whole new level. It is perfect for those who are in need for some modern comic entertainment!
India has definitely managed to grasp attention to the Bollywood Industry after releases like the “Sacred Games” and “Lust Stories”, which introduce unique storylines, as compared to the norm we get to see almost daily. I was literally left shocked after watching “Sacred Games”, and this has only increased my interest towards Ghoul, which is a Horror TV series. It focuses on a young military recruit stationed at a remote facility, who discovers that some of the most powerful terrorists are not of this world and possess terrifying abilities that could leave anyone amazed!
Ozark: Season 2 (8/31)
Created by Bill Dubuque, the man behind some hit names in the Hollywood industry like “The Judge” and “The Accountant”, Netflix is now debuting the second season of the American Crime Drama series “Ozark”. If you have been following the TV show, you would know that us viewers were previously left us on quite a cliffhanger, as to what would be the fate of the family’s new life, following their ties with the Mexican drug lord. This time they get even deeper into the cartel, the Langmores, and the Snells, meaning you can expect quite a few shockers!
Movies Highlights for August 2018
If you are more of a movie-watcher than those interest in TV series, then you’d be pleased to hear that Netflix has added quite an amazing list of movies to watch for August 2018. Featuring classics to latest releases, you get to explore a world different than what you’ve observed in the past on Netflix. Some of the movies that I am looking forward to specifically, include:
Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino (8/1)
Available to watch on August 1, you can start the month off with a double feature of the amazing actor-director “Clint Eastwood”. The “Million Dollar Baby” follows the story of a working-class amateur boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, who is taught by the tough-as-nails Eastwood. The movie secured the best-director and best-picture awards in 2005. The second is the infamous “Gran Torino”, which also features Eastwood and focuses on his more recent screen legacy.
Steel Magnolias (8/1)
Arriving at the start of the month, Steel Magnolias is another famous classic now available on Netflix. The original American Comedy-Drama film made its way into the industry back in 1989, featuring hit actors like Julia Roberts, Robert Harling, Sally Field, and more. Though it was remade for TV with an all-black cast in 2012, old will always be gold, and same is the case with Steel Magnolias. The beloved ensemble laughter tearjerker is one-of-a-kind and a must watch for anyone seeking a good laugh!
No Country for Old Men (8/11)
Released back in 2007, No Country for Old Men is a American neo-western neo-noir thriller film, based on Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel of the same name. Obtaining a staggering 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is famed for being thrilling, poetic, and at moments hilarious. Directors around the world appreciate this marvelous watch for handling the novel story respectfully, which follows the story of a bloody aftermath from a drug trade gone wrong, resulting in an epic chase across the spooky deserts of 1980s Texas with a hired Hitman, who has no qualms or conscience about killing!
Probably one of Christian Bale’s most appreciated central roles of all time, the Hostiles, takes you down a road back in the 1890s. A U.S. Cavalry office is appointed the duty of escorting a Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their home in Montana, but in a surprising turn of events, a Comanche group proceeds to kill the entire family with the exception of the wife. The story keeps getting intriguing as you realize how dangerous of a journey remains for Rosalie Quaid.
Another great classic and probably one of the most famed gangster movies of all time, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas will be available to watch on Netflix for users across the world. The movie tells the violent true story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, who eventually betrays his mob partners Jimmy Conway (played by Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (played by Joe Pesci). The cast should say all, but in short the movie is a treat to watch and will keep you hooked on the screen, until it ends!
Everything New On Netflix in August
Original Series for August 2018
- Afflicted – (10/8/2018)
- All About the Washington’s – (10/8/2018)
- Cocaine Coast – (3/8/2018)
- Deadwind – (23/8/2018)
- Flavors of Youth: International Version – (4/8/2018)
- Great News – (23/8/2018)
- Insatiable – (10/8/2018)
- Inside the Criminal Mind – (31/8/2018)
- La casa de las flores – (10/8/2018)
- Marching Orders – (3/8/2018)
- Million Pound Menu – (10/8/2018)
- Magic for Humans – (17/8/2018)
- Marlon: Season 2 – (22/8/2018)
- Paradise PD – (31/8/2018)
- Switched – (1/8/2018)
- Stay Here – (17/8/2018)
- The Innocents – (24/8/2018)
- Ultraviolet – (17/8/2018)
- 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia – (10/8/2018)
New Netflix Films for August 2018
- Brij Mohan Amar Rahe – (3/8/2018)
- Perdida – (9/8/2018)
- The After Party – (24/8/2018)
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – (17/8/2018)
- The Laws of Thermodynamics – (31/8/2018)
- The Package – (10/8/2018)
- The Motive – (17/8/2018)
Original Comedy for August 2018
- The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 – (31/8/2018)
- Demetri Martin: The Overthinker – (10/8/2018)
- Bert Kreischer: Secret Time – (24/8/2018)
Leaving Netflix in August
- Adventures in Babysitting
- Can’t Buy Me Love
- Welcome to Care-a-Lot
- Finding Dory
- Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
- Reasonable Doubt
- The Killing (Seasons 1-3)
- Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
- 3000 Miles to Graceland
- 10 Rules for Sleeping Around
- 13 Assassins
- Welcome to Me
- For a Good Time, Call…
- Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family
- Being Flynn
- Enter the Battlefield
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin
- Jem and the Holograms (Seasons 1-3)
- Littlest Pet Shop (Seasons 2-4)
- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends (Season 2)
- Transformers Prime (Seasons 2-3)
- Transformers: Rescue Bots (Seasons 2-4)
- Pound Puppies (Seasons 1-3)
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
- Sausage Party
- The Road
Wrapping Things Up
I hope the above listing helps satisfy your binge-cravings, especially when you have free time to kill and want to keep up with the latest in entertainment. With a mixture of adventure, horror, comedy, and drama, you have something to watch for every mood, ensuring an amazing Netflix streaming session. Feel free to share the article with your friends/family members, and let me know in the comments below if I missed out any TV show or movie in the list. Have a nice day and an even more amazing WEEKEND!