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New Netflix Shows and Movies in August 2023

One Piece better be good

Tim Surette
Iñaki Godoy, One Piece

Iñaki Godoy, One Piece


If you need more proof that Netflix's approach to greenlighting TV pitches is "We'll take it!" then look no further than our picks for what to watch from Netflix's new releases in August. On one end of the spectrum, you have the beautifully romantic series Heartstopper, about two British teens crushing on each other. On another end of the spectrum, you have the wackadoodle Korean reality series Zombieverse, which throws contestants into a simulated zombie apocalypse. And on another end of the spectrum (lots of ends of spectrums here this month) is the big action espionage thriller film Heart of Stone, starring Gal Gadot as a superspy. And elsewhere, there's the highly anticipated (and highly dreaded) live-action adaptation of One Piece, the super popular manga. It's a veritable smorgasbord of wildly varied mixed bags!

Scroll on for more on the month's highlights, plus the full list of everything coming to and leaving Netflix in August 2023.

Next month's guide: New Netflix Shows and Movies in September 2023
Last month's guide: New Netflix Shows and Movies in July 2023

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The best new Netflix movies and shows in August

Joe Locke, Heartstopper

Joe Locke, Heartstopper

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Heartstopper Season 2 (August 3)

The first season of Heartstopper, an adaptation of Alice Oseman's graphic-novel series, was extremely sweet, and also very much bait for TikTok fancams. Season 2, which finds Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor) exploring their new relationship, is already stirring up enthusiastic buzz online. If you've seen Season 1, you know why — it's pretty adorable! -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Zombieverse Season 1 (August 8)

Korean reality television has lost its marbles. Following the brutal showcases of Physical 100 and Siren: Survive the Island and before the Squid Game reality series that pits contestants against each other in the same games (presumably without all the death) as the hit drama, Zombieverse throws those willing into a massive, staged zombie apocalypse, where force not only seems necessary — it seems encouraged. Given the country's love of zombies and extreme reality television, the only question we have is what took them so long to make this. [Trailer]

Heart of Stone (August 11)

One of Netflix's most popular genres of original movies is "loud but not very good action movie with a big-time star(s) that you'll watch at home because you already have Netflix but you'd never actually pay for at a real movie theater," and the latest is Heart of Stone, a spy thriller starring Gal Gadot in a plot that's too convoluted to get into here. Will it actually be good? Probably not. Will you watch it anyway? Probably yes. [Trailer]

One Piece Season 1 (August 31)

A live-action adaptation of the manga One Piece, the series follows Luffy (played here by Iñaki Godoy), a young man who sets off on a journey to find the treasure One Piece and become the Pirate King. While live-action anime and manga adaptations have not historically been successful, there's a lot to be excited about with this one. Here's everything to know about the series. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

More on Netflix:

Everything coming to Netflix in August

Aug. 1
2 Fast 2 Furious
Bee Movie
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Coming to America
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Eat Pray Love
Fast & Furious
Fast Five
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Friends with Benefits
It's Complicated
The Jerk
Just Go With It
Lost in Translation
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
No Strings Attached
Pawn Stars: Season 14
Terminator Genisys
Ugly Betty: Seasons 1-4
Untold: Volume 3

Aug. 2
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough
Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food

Aug. 3
Head to Head
Heartstopper: Season 2
The Last Hours of Mario Biondo
The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

Aug. 4
The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge
Fatal Seduction: Volume 2

Aug. 7
Gabby's Dollhouse: Season 8

Aug. 8
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 2

Aug. 9
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop

Aug. 10
Jagun Jagun
Marry My Dear Body
Mech Cadets

Aug. 11
Down for Love
Heart of Stone

Aug. 12
Behind Your Touch

Aug. 14
The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle: Season 4

Aug. 15
Ancient Aliens: Season 5
Ballers: Season 1-5
Jared Freid: 37 and Single

Aug. 16
At Home With The Furys
The Chosen One
Depp V. Heard

Aug. 17
My Dad the Bounty Hunter: Season 2
The Upshaws: Part 4

Aug. 18
10 Days of a Bad Man
Love, Sex and 30 Candles
Mask Girl
The Monkey King

Aug. 22

Aug. 23
The Big Short
Destined with You
Sausage Party
Squared Love Everlasting
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2

Aug. 24
Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2
Ragnarok: Season 3
Who is Erin Carter?

Aug. 25
Killer Book Club
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

Aug. 30
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones
Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2

Aug. 31
Choose Love
Karate Sheep: Season 2
One Piece

Everything leaving Netflix in August

Aug. 12
Knightfall: Seasons 1-2

Aug. 14
Winx Club: Seasons 6-7

Aug. 15
Les Misérables

Aug. 24

Aug. 31
A Knight's Tale
If Beale Street Could Talk
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island
The Italian Job
Mean Girls
Moving Art: Seasons 1-3
Open Season
Open Season 2
Paranormal Activity
The Ring
Scream: Seasons 1-3
She's Gotta Have It
Sister, Sister: Seasons 1-6
Sleepless in Seattle