14 Movie Highlights Hitting Netflix In August 2016

It’s that time again — when Netflix adds a wide-ranging selection of exceptional movies to its comprehensive list of titles already available in its library.

And in August 2016, audiences are certainly in luck with the delicious mix of old-time classics and newly released blockbusters to whet home-viewing appetites. From laugh-out-loud comedies, endearing chick-flicks and blood-curling horrors, to thought-provoking dramas, high-energy action features and feel-good family movies, there’s certainly a lot coming on offer in the next couple of weeks. Check ’em out!

Comedies To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Zack And Miri Make A Porno

  • Year: 2008
  • Who’s in it? Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson

As the title suggests, Kevin Smith’s comedy is in fact about long-time pals Zack and Miri making a porno. Because apparently that is exactly what you do when you’re about to get kicked out of your apartment and you have a growing mountain of debt.

Unsurprisingly, the vow to have sex for money isn’t as straight forward as it sounds and feelings soon get involved, forcing the duo to re-assess the very essence of their relationship.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

The Confirmation

  • Year: 2016
  • Who’s in it? Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello

Clive Owen makes a bold return in 2016’s comedy The Confirmation as a man who is given the near-impossible task of entertaining his son while his mom and her new husband go away. Ultimately, this is a father-son adventure like no other and one that will certainly warm the heart.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

St. Vincent

  • Year: 2014
  • Who’s in it? Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

We all love a good ol’ Melissa McCarthy film and when it’s paired with Bill Murray’s return to funnyman mode, it can only be a win-win situation. St. Vincent sees an unlikely friendship form between a young 12-year-old and his alcoholic gambling neighbor who is babysitting him. Oh, and Naomi Watts plays a pregnant stripper so that’s something to watch out for.

When will it be on Netflix? August 10

Chick Flicks To Make You Fall In Love

The Wedding Planner

  • Year: 2001
  • Who’s in it? Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Relive Matthew McConaughey’s hunky days before he became all serious and an Oscar-nominee in The Wedding Planner. Also starring our fave “Jenny from the block” pre-Maid in Manhattan, it’s a lighthearted romantic comedy that resonates with the perpetually single.

Plus, need I repeat — it has J Lo in it?

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

Sliding Doors

  • Year: 1998
  • Who’s in it? Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner

If you’re gagging to hear Gwyneth Paltrow churn out a questionable British accent as she parades all over London with a young John Hannah, you’re in luck because Sliding Doors is where it’s at. The story follows a woman who is torn between two paths in life, one which sees her catch her boyfriend shagging another woman and another where she doesn’t.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

What Women Want

  • Year: 2000
  • Who’s in it? Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei

The ultimate chick flick featuring Mel Gibson in his rugged prime, What Women Want sees a womanizing businessman’s life turned upside down when he gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. As expected, hilarity ensues.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

Horror To Make You Jump Out Of Your Skin

Final Destination 3

  • Year: 2006
  • Who’s in it? Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche

The third installment in the hugely popular Final Destination franchise is bound to make you absolutely terrified of at least two things: roller-coasters and tanning salons. Watch it and you’ll know what I mean.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

Sleepy Hollow

  • Year: 1999
  • Who’s in it? Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson

Step back into the ’90s to take a glimpse at a young Johnny Depp at the height of his career in horror classic Sleepy Hollow. A Tim Burton movie on all accounts, it seems that no one has been able to recreate the dream-like aesthetic ever since.

An homage to the monster films of the late ’30s, complete with a headless horse-man of doom, it’s a horror flick you can re-watch over and over. And now you can!

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

13 Cameras

  • Year: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Neville Archambault, Sarah Baldwin, Sean Carrigan

Can you imagine moving into a new home, only to realize it has become your own personal hell on Earth? 13 Cameras brings this nightmare to life with a focus on a newlywed couple who come head-to-head with their grim landlord, who watches their every move.

I guarantee that you’ll never look at your neighbors in the same way again.

When will it be on Netflix? August 13

Dramas To Sink Your Teeth Into

No Country For Old Men

  • Year: 2007
  • Who’s in it? Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

A Coen brothers classic, No Country For Old Men is so influential it earned a slew of nominations at the Academy Awards. With powerful performances from Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, the story brings to life Cormac McCarthy’s dark novel about a Vietnam veteran who accidentally discovers $2 million following a drug deal gone wrong.

His find results in a violent chain of events that soon overwhelms a rural town with harrowing consequences. A must-watch.

When will it be on Netflix? August 11

Blue Is The Warmest Color

  • Year: 2014
  • Who’s in it? Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color caused quite the ruckus when it first premiered at Cannes a couple of years ago due to its very real and raw portrayal of lesbian sex. Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux play a French couple, who bring to life a slow-burning love story beautifully and with an incomparable passion.

When will it be on Netflix? August 26

Action To Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

The Fast And The Furious

  • Year: 2001
  • Who’s in it?

With in various, exotic locations around the world, and with the release date in 2017 slowly approaching, Netflix has taken it upon themselves to bring us back to the beginnings of the wildly popular series.

Never forget that this particular journey began with 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, which first plunged Paul Walker into the dark world of gang conflict and late-night car races. If anything, remind yourself what kick-started one of

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

  • Year: 2006
  • Who’s in it?

Action movie enthusiasts will be pleased to know that this August, Netflix will be offering not one, but two additions from the Furious series. In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, prepare to dive right into Japan’s racing scene with dream-team Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.

When will it be on Netflix? August 1

Family Movies To Warm The Heart

The Little Prince

  • Year: 2016
  • Who’s in it? Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard

Heading straight to Netflix this August is also a new animated movie starring Jeff Bridges and Marion Cotillard called The Little Prince. It follows the endearing story of a little girl and an old dreamer, all based on the famous French book penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943. An absolute pleasure to behold from the comfort of your own sofa.

When will it be on Netflix? August 5

Which Netflix movie will you be watching in August?


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