Here I am, back with the Netflix releases for August. Streaming continues to be the company of many people who are voluntarily following social isolation recommendations and avoiding crowds. Then there was the sofa. You update “My List” and occupy your time with news in series, films and even anime.
Among the highlights are the third season of The Rain with confusion (Simone and Rasmus disagree on how to save humanity) and the fourth and last season of the Brazilian series 3%. We also have the fifth season of Lucifer (the demon that everyone loves to hate in a triumphant return) in addition to classic films.
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Netflix releases for August
It is worth noting that these titles and the originals are highlights of Netflix for the month. Films and series are included every day in the catalog. See also releases that arrive on Amazon Prime Video and in GloboPlay every month here on Tecnoblog.
The list of Netflix releases for August is organized by date and title: series, films, documentaries, children’s and anime. Netflix originals are marked with “*“.
Series (and Netflix Originals *)
(08/04/2020) Mundo Misterio * – Youtuber and presenter Felipe Castanhari explores puzzles of history and science with his laboratory colleagues. Together, they use humor and scientific experiments to answer questions like “What happens in the Bermuda Triangle?”, “Is it possible to travel through time?” and “What were prehistoric dogs like?” Each episode was consulted by specialists such as teachers, doctors and researchers.
(06/08/2020) The Rain: Season 3 * – Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus disagreed over how to save humanity.
(07/08/2020) High Sea: Season 3 * – When the ship Bárbara de Braganza leaves Argentina for Mexico, Eva accepts the mission to end a scientist who carries a fatal virus on board. With Marco Pigossi in the cast.
(07/08/2020) Discrete Nature * – This documentary series shows fascinating animals fighting to survive in different hidden worlds.
(07/08/2020) Sunset – Golden Mile: Season 3 * – Big changes arrive at the Oppenheim Group: after closing a big sale, a brokerage company faces a complicated break-up.
(07/08/2020) Come Sing! Germany * – In this karaoke championship presented by Palina Rojinski, the most attuned competitors can win up to 30,000 euros.
(12/08/2020) Greenleaf: Season 5 * – With the family church on the verge of destruction, the Greenleaf face their rivals and try to solve the problems of the past.
(08/14/2020) 3%: Season 4 * – In the last season of this Brazilian series, the conflict between Concha and Maralto is wide open and a war is imminent. But, while Process 108 begins under a new and even more aggressive leadership, members of the Concha are invited to a diplomatic visit to Maralto. The peace proposal ends up being the pretext for the destruction that will define the future of this divided world.
(08/14/2020) Assault on the Central Bank * – Based on the theft of $ 33 million from the central bank of Colombia in 1994, which shook the country. Starring Andrés Parra and Christian Tappan.
(08/14/2020) Dirty John – The Blow of Love * – A socialite reaches the limit during a complicated divorce that ends in tragedy. Based on a real crime.
(08/14/2020) Glow Up: Season 2 * – A new group of contestants needs to use a lot of technique and creativity to be the next makeup star or star in the UK.
(08/14/2020) Teenage Bounty Hunters * – After accidentally capturing a fugitive, two twins join forces with a veteran bounty hunter to bring criminals to justice in Atlanta, United States.
(08/20/2020) Biohackers * – Mia is going to study medicine after a professor she suspects is linked to a tragedy from her family’s past and ends up involved in the world of biohacking.
(08/21/2020) Hoops * – In this animated series, a sulky basketball coach does everything he can to put his team on the line and reach the main divisions. It won’t be soft!
(08/21/2020) Lucifer: Season 5 * – Lucifer makes a triumphant return, Chloe rethinks love, Ella finally finds a nice guy and Amenadiel adapts to parenting.
(08/25/2020) Gatunas: Season 2 * – Three girls from different social circles become friends after discovering that they have something in common: the habit of stealing. Now, they are back for the second season.
(08/26/2020) Beach Mansion * – Discover the luxurious mansions of the rich and famous in the trendy North American region of the Hamptons.
(08/28/2020) Cobra Kai: Seasons 1 and 2 * – Thirty years later, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel resurfaces. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return to their striking roles in this continuation of Karate Kid.
(08/28/2020) I am an Assassin: In Freedom * – Can a murderer who was condemned to death for a brutal crime almost 30 years ago be able to reintegrate into a society he barely knows?
Movies (and Netflix Originals)
Netflix Original Movies
(08/05/2020) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy x Reverend – An interactive Kimmy special! She is getting married, but first she needs to end the Reverend’s evil plan. Now it’s up to you: what should she do?
(07/08/2020) Imperfect Dancer – To enter the college of her dreams, the intelligent and clumsy Quin needs to win a dance competition. With Sabrina Carpenter.
(08/14/2020) Power – A former soldier, a teenager and a police officer meet in New Orleans, United States, while searching for a dangerous pill that gives temporary superpowers to those who take it. With Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback and Rodrigo Santoro.
(08/19/2020) Family Crimes – Alicia lives the saga of a desperate mother who will do anything to prevent her son from being arrested for trying to kill his ex-wife.
(20/08/2020) John in search of aliens – An electronics wizard transmits radio signals to the stars in search of alien civilizations while leading a lonely life.
(08/21/2020) Mission Pajamas – She is a former criminal in the witness protection program. And her children will risk everything to save her from kidnappers who demand that she do a job for them.
(8/28/2020) Secret Origins – Two policemen team up with a comic book fan and a cosplay fan to find a killer who recreates superhero origin stories.
(08/28/2020) Almost a Rockstar – Amber does not heat her head with anything, until a tragedy threatens her optimism and lifestyle. Will she be able to face all this without shaking?
(01/08/2020) Beyond Darkness – Star Trek – The Star Trek reboot continues with Kirk and Spock fighting a terrorist threat to the star fleet, with the help of an unexpected ally.
(01/08/2020) Armações do Amor – In a desperate attempt to expel their 30-year-old son from the nest, his frustrated parents hire a “relationship consultant”. With Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zooey Deschanel.
(01/08/2020) Collateral – Taxi driver Max is faced with the possibility of earning easy money, but everything becomes a nightmare when he discovers that the passenger is a professional killer. With Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise.
(01/08/2020) Good Burger – Two young men try to save the neighborhood cafeteria where they work after a giant hamburger franchise is installed across the street.
(01/08/2020) Urban legend – Three university students ignore a series of horrifying crimes similar to ancient legends, but a friend discovers that she may be the next victim.
(01/08/2020) Police Academy 2: The First Mission – Mahoney and his colleagues finally graduated from the Police Academy. Now, they take to the streets to fight crime and guarantee a lot of laughter.
(08/01/2020) In the Heart of the Sea – In this true story that inspired Moby Dick, the crew of a whaling ship desperately struggles to survive the attack of a giant whale. With Chris Hemsworth.
(01/08/2020) The Nucleus – Mission to the Center of the Earth – The center of the Earth has stopped spinning, and scientist Josh Keyes must find out why before the world literally collapses. With Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank.
(08/01/2020) Operation Shadow – Jack Ryan – While working undercover on Wall Street, CIA analyst Jack Ryan discovers a terrorist plan to bring down the US economy.
(08/01/2020) Resurrection – To end rumors about the resurrection of a Jewish preacher, a Roman tribune and a novice soldier search for the missing body of the crucified man. With Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton.
(01/08/2020) Sleight: The Perfect Trick – Struggling to raise his sister alone, a young street magician ends up joining the drug trade and must face the cruelty of the drug world.
(08/13/2020) Circle of Fire: The Uprising – Stacker Pendercost’s son, Jake, joins a pilot friend and a hacker to face a new kaiju threat in the battle to save humanity.
(21/08/2020) Tammy: Out of Control – After losing her job and being betrayed by her husband, Tammy decides to hit the road with her grandmother, who drinks too much. With Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon.
(08/25/2020) The Fate of a Nation – With the threat of Nazi invasion, the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill calls on a country to fight for its own survival. With Gary Oldman, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for this film.
(08/31/2020) In Trial: Friend of the Enemy – A story full of mysteries and emotions. In this continuation of the influencer Viih Tube’s webseries, she and her class need to find out who Anonymous from Recanto is, who is spreading the school’s secrets on social networks.
Award-winning Brazilian films
(03/08/2020) Casa Grande – A family from the upper bourgeoisie of Rio goes bankrupt, and young Jean needs to learn to deal with the naked reality of a less fortunate life. The actors Suzana Pires, Marcello Novaes and Thales Cavalcanti are part of the cast of this film, winner of the audience award at the Rio Festival 2014.
(18/08/2020) A Cidade Onde Envelheço – In this award-winning film at the Brasília Festival of Brazilian Cinema and at the Biarritz Festival in France, two young Portuguese women try to take root in Brazil. Teresa recently arrived; Francisca has been in the country for a while.
(01/08/2020) Footloose – Raised in the big city and passionate about dancing, a young man moves to the countryside and discovers that his favorite activity is not allowed in his new home.
(01/08/2020) Love Story – In this classic novel, the future lawyer Oliver makes his millionaire father angry when he falls in love with a student of humble origin.
(08/01/2020) Wild Instinct – A policeman tries to resist the charms of a sexy writer who is the main suspect of having committed a murder just like her books.
(08/01/2020) Escape from Alcatraz – In 29 years, nobody has managed to escape the impassable prison of Alcatraz, except three men, among them Frank Morris, a very clever bank robber.
Documentaries and specials (and Netflix Originals *)
(02/08/2020) The Data Age * – The scientific journalist Latif Nasser investigates the fascinating and complex connections between human beings, the world and the universe in general in this American production.
(03/08/2020) Immigration Nation * – Learn about the problems and singularities in the United States immigration system in this documentary series.
(08/05/2020) Anelka – The misunderstood * – Unbearable or incomparable? This documentary investigates the controversies that permeate the life and career of French football star Nicolas Anelka.
(08/05/2020) The Most Wanted in the World * – Some of the most wanted bandits in the world, who managed to escape despite great rewards and extensive investigations.
(08/12/2020) The Healing Industry * – This documentary series delves into the lucrative wellness industry that sells health and quality of life, but do the products deliver what they promise?
(12/08/2020) Axé: Canto Do Povo De Um Lugar – The history of the rhythm that took Bahia’s cultural syncretism to the world.
(08/13/2020) RIDE ON TIME: Season 2 – From new talents to established artists, this revealing series continues to follow the main boy bands in Japan.
(08/19/2020) GDLK * – This documentary shows that the golden age of video games was a competitive, innovative and very fun time.
(08/26/2020) Podium for All * – This film tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games and will change the way you see disability, diversity and human potential.
(08/01/2020) Perfect Execution: Season 1 – Everything changes for the young and talented gymnast Jenny Cortez when she leaves the USA for Canada, with her family, to open a gym club.
(01/08/2020) Peter Pan – Find out what happened before the classic Peter Pan story, when he met and even fought alongside the future rival Captain Hook.
(01/08/2020) Super Monsters: Turma Nova * – It’s time for more adventures! Super Monsters welcome new classmates to the school. What will this group do?
(08/04/2020) Cory Carson’s Summer Camp * – Cory goes to summer camp and is jealous when he finds out that his best friend is going to share the tent with his cousin, not with him.
(08/04/2020) Luccas Neto at: The Hotel Mágico – Luccas Neto and his sister Gi stay at the Hotel Mágico, but they need to get rid of the elves they met at the North Pole and are looking for revenge.
(08/04/2020) Rescue in Malibu: The Next Wave * – Summer has arrived, and the Sole Team will host the Master International Beach Competition, with many surprises along the way!
(07/08/2020) The New Monkey Adventures: Season 2 * – The search for the sacred scrolls continues for the Monkey King and his friends. But in a world full of demons, gods and magic, everything has its price.
(07/08/2020) Wizards: Tales from Arcadia * – Merlin’s young apprentice joins characters from Troll Hunters and The 3 Down Below in the last chapter of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, by Guillermo del Toro.
(07/08/2020) The Magic Bus Takes Off Again – Towards Space * – The children on the Magic Bus go to the International Space Station, but need to escape from a giant animal!
(08/14/2020) Octonautas and the Sac Actun Caves * – Octonautas embark on an underwater adventure sailing through dangerous waters to help a little friend back home in the Caribbean.
(08/17/2020) Bug Hunters: Season 2 * – Technical support is back in another season, hunting monsters that come out of games for real life.
(08/25/2020) Emily’s Lab * – In this live-action series, presenter Emily Calandrelli surprises with fun activities, demonstrations and scientific experiments.
(08/31/2020) Luo Bao Bei: Season 1 – Luo Bao Bei is a cute and intelligent little girl who uses her imagination to live adventures with her real and imaginary friends.
(08/01/2020) Toradora !: Season 1 – Ryūji summons the crush’s best friend to approach her, but the explosive Taiga is eyeing a colleague of his. Will this work?
(06/08/2020) The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods * – Now that Camelot is the stronghold of the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins come together once more to free Britannia from the Demon Clan.
(08/20/2020) Great Pretender * – Makoto Edamura considers himself the biggest swindler in Japan, but he finds a rival to match when he tries to trick a very high level crook.
(08/27/2020) Aggretsuko: Season 3 * – The red panda Retsuko and its heavy metal karaoke come back for another season (with subtitles in Portuguese; no voice acting).
Now that you know what Netflix releases for August are, what will you watch?