What’s new on Netflix in August
Throughout August, Netflix will offer a stellar lineup of movies and series. There's an exciting amount of mystery and action titles with Beckett but lighter stories and rom-coms like the Kissing Booth, Vivo and K-drama Hometown Cha-cha-cha are not to be missed as well. We've got lots in store for you this month, so keep reading to find out.
Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified
We never seem to tire of the most intriguing mystery in the world - aliens. Netflix's new series explores the beliefs of those who feel they are as certain as the possibility of alien encounters.
Release date: August 3
In Search of the Frog Boys: Season One
Those who enjoy mysteries and crime documentaries should put In Search of the Frog Boys on their watch list. A documentary exploring the mystery of five boys who disappeared in South Korea examines unanswered questions. It took 11 years for their remains to be discovered, but no one knows what caused their demise.
Release date: August 6
The Kissing Booth 3
The hit rom-com Kissing Booth 3 was announced nearly a year ago on Netflix, featuring Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney. Elle is in the summer before she heads to college, and she must choose between moving across the country with her boyfriend Noah or fulfilling her lifelong promise to go to college with her best friend Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?" Um, how about which decision will make Elle happiest? Guess we'll have to wait until Netflix streams the movie!
Release date: August 11
As a result of a tragic accident involving a car in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) finds himself the target of a manhunt. In order to seek help at the American Embassy, he must run for his life and travel across the country. However, tensions escalate as authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy.
Release date: August 13
Watch Aquaman—I mean, Jason Momoa—in this family action movie. Momoa plays devoted husband and father Ray Cooper, who vows revenge against a pharmaceutical company that removes a drug from the market that could have saved his wife's life. As Ray searches for the truth, a deadly counter puts his daughter Rachel (Isabel Merced) in danger. To protect the only family he has left, he turns revenge into a mission.
Release date: August 20
Dr Kim Ji-yoon (Sandra Oh) is the new head of the English department at Pembroke University in the comedy series The Chair. She is soon confronted with a new set of challenges as the first woman to lead the department and one of the few staff members of colour at the university. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame serves as executive producer so many might be hesitant to check this out but Sandra Oh herself sits as a producer so that's some plus points if you're over the fence whether to check this short series out. It only has six episodes, 30 minutes each—making it an easy watch.
Release date: August 20
Hometown Cha-cha-cha is the new addition to Netflix's monthly K-drama roaster, for all the K-drama fans in Bangladesh right now. A romantic drama set in the seaside town of Gongjin will depict a romantic story between two people from two completely different backgrounds -- sophisticated city girl Hye-jin (Shin Min-a) and villager Su-sik (Kim Seon-ho). Featuring Oh My Ghost and Tomorrow With You (in which Shin also starred) director Yu Je-won, Hometown Cha-cha-cha will tug at our heartstrings this August.
Release date: August 28