7 Best New Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2022

Pictured: Spider-Man, Day Shift and The Nice Guys

A new month is on the horizon, which means plenty of new movies to watch on Netflix. We’ve picked 7 must-see picks (11 if you want to get technical) for the month, including 3 Netflix Original movies coming worldwide and 4 licensed titles specifically for Netflix US.

If you want to see a full list of what’s coming to Netflix in the US in August 2022, check out our preview of new upcoming movies and shows here.

If you want to see our top TV picks of the month, we’ve got 7 highlights here.

The Best Netflix Original Movies Are Coming to Netflix Worldwide in August 2022

day shift

Coming to Netflix: August 12

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JJ Perry is directing what sounds like a frankly ridiculous but potentially very enjoyable horror-action comedy with Jamie Foxx leading the cast alongside Snoop Dogg, Dave Franco and Karla Souza.

Here’s what you can expect from the vampire sci-fi movie:

“A hardworking blue-collar father who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane pool-cleaning job in the San Fernando Valley is a front for his true source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an International Union of Vampire Hunters.

Look both ways

Coming to Netflix: August 17

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Formerly known as More lessthis film presents Riverdale starring Lili Reinhart. It’s about a young woman named Natalie who’s nearing graduation but has no idea how to live the two of them during this film. In one timeline, she can live out her life in her hometown, where she becomes pregnant, and in the other, she pursues a career in Los Angeles.

With Netflix now having a hefty library of rom-coms, this one looks like it could go above and beyond with a truly unique concept, which is why it’s one of our most anticipated for August.

Seoul atmosphere

Coming to Netflix: August 26

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Two huge Korean movies are coming to Netflix globally in August and we had a hard time deciding which one to make this list, but we finally landed on Seoul atmosphere (although we always recommend checking Carter August 5).

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming action flick:

“Sanggye-dong Supreme Team pilots dreaming of the American Dream find themselves mired in a VIP slush fund investigation when they receive an offer they can’t refuse in this high-speed action thriller that takes place in 1988.

The Best Licensed Movies Are Coming to Netflix in August 2022

These titles will only be available on Netflix in the United States, with availability in other regions varying. We would present Unexplored again (which was pushed back from July to August) but in the interest of not repeating ourselves, we won’t include it again here.

Spider Man Trilogy (2002-2007)

Coming to Netflix: 1st of August

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One of the two trilogies releasing from Sony Pictures in early August is the Raimi Trilogy which remains so beloved and relevant over two decades since the release of the first film. Many credit the movies as the catalysts that make comic book adaptations the powerhouse they are today.

Spider Man, Spider-man 2, and Spiderman 3 will join Netflix US on August 1 (not exclusively, they also stream in many places including Hulu) and will join a host of other Spider Man content on Netflix.

men in black Trilogy (1997 – 2012)

Coming to Netflix: 1st of August

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Photo: Columbia Pictures

The second trilogy that awaits us in August is the men in black franchise led by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

The beloved movies follow a secret organization that controls and monitors all alien interactions on Earth. The movies often border on madness, but that’s part of its charm.

The good ones (2016)

Coming to Netflix: August 9

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Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling recently made his big Netflix debut with The gray man but you will be able to see it on Netflix in one of its best movies ever in the form of The good ones which is coming to Netflix US in early August.

The action crime comedy also stars Russell Crowe and is about a pair of private eyes investigating the death of a porn star.

Dope (2015)

Coming to Netflix: August 11

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This initiatory comedy has become a bit of a cult since its theatrical release 7 years ago. It’s about a geek named Malcolm trying to survive in a tough neighborhood.

It should also be noted that Rick Famuyiwa, who writes and directs Dope, is currently working on a new project for Netflix called After midnight.

Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was a slam dunk with critics and audiences alike.

Therese Lacson of nerdophiles said at the time, “Dope stands out as both a comedy and a drama film written about teenagers growing up in this generation”.

What movies will you be watching on Netflix in August 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

Alfonso E. Cramer