STREAMING SATURDAY: Netflix Releases Two New Originals & More

Good news for streamers, Netflix released two new originals to head up its August lineup!

If you’re looking for movies, series, and entertainment, Netflix has it. This month has plenty of entertainment to choose from, starting with a brand new original series and an original film. This is followed by a host of other choices, all available to viewers throughout the month. If you have Netflix, or are considering adding it to your home entertainment system, you’ll have plenty to enjoy with this streaming service.

Last Chance U
While there’s plenty of action on the gridiron, football’s real drama often is behind the scenes. Such is the case with Last Chance U, Netflix’s newest six-part documentary series. The show, which was inspired by a GQ article of the same name, follows the 2015 American football season for East Mississippi Community College Lions and their bid to win their third consecutive national championship. The series provides an in-depth look at the circumstances and challenges of the lives of some of the college’s players. If you like “real sports,” this is about as real as it gets.

Tallulah is a Netflix original film that was written and directed by Sian Heder, a writer on Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Tallulah tells the story of Lu, a homeless woman who “rescues” a baby from a negligent mother. Lu turns to Margo, the mother of Lu’s ex-boyfriend, to help raise the child. Heder says the story is inspired by a bizarre experienced she had with a drunken mother while Heder worked as a hotel babysitter. Tallulah stars Ellen Page as Lu and Allison Janney as Margo. The cast is supported by Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto and Uzo Aduba.

Movies and More…
In addition to its riveting original programming, August on Netflix is filled with plenty of exciting movies. Headlining the streaming services choices for August are three films – The Angry Birds MovieMiracles From Heaven, and Hardcore Henry. From the hottest new kids movie to heartwarming drama and gut-wrenching action, Netflix promises something for the whole family in August.

Here’s what else is available on Neflix this month:

August 1st
The American Side (2016)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
Big Daddy (1999)
Black Widow (1987)
Critical Condition (1987)
Deadfall (2012)
Destination: Team USA (2016)
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
The Family Man (2000)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
From the Terrace (1960)
Holding the Man (2015) NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
How to Win The US Presidency (2016)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)
Masha and the Bear: Season 2 NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Memoria (2015)
The Naked Prey (1966)
NCIS: Season 13
Pay It Forward (2000)
The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Roseanne Collection: Collection 3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Teacher’s Pet (1958)
The Verdict (1982)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
What Women Want (2000)
Young@Heart (2007)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

August 3rd
Beat Bugs: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 5th
David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ever After High: Epic Winter NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Little Prince (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning 
Slow TV: National Firewood Night 
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening 
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning
Slow TV: National Knitting Night 
Slow TV: Northern Passage 
Slow TV: Northern Railway
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)

August 6th
The Confirmation (2016)

August 9th
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 4
TRex (2015)

August 10th
St. Vincent (2014)

August 11th
Flight of the Butterflies (2012)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

August 12th
Ask the StoryBots: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Project Mc2: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 13th
13 Cameras (2016)

August 15th
Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

August 16th
Let’s Go to Prison (2006)
Our Last Tango (2015)

August 17th
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
The Last Heist 
Puffin Rock: Season 2

August 19th
Bottersnikes and Gumbles: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fearless: Season 1 
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

August 21st
Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV (2015)

August 22nd
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

August 23rd
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

August 25th
The Road (2009)

August 26th
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Dawn of the Croods: Season 2 
Glitter Force: Season 2 
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… 
Once Upon a Time: Season 5

August 27th
Rams (2015)

August 29th
The State of Marriage (2015)

August 31st
Ku’damm 56: Season 1

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.