Brooklyn, Sicario, The Lobster & more: What’s new to Netflix UK this August
So you’ve already polished off July’s additions to Netflix, and you’re hungry to know what’s in store for August. We know the feeling well. That’s why we’re particularly thrilled to tell you what’s joining the streaming service next month, as the listings are veritably crammed with awesome titles, including Baz Luhrmann’s new original series, the new movie adaptation of The Little Prince, some of last year’s most acclaimed blockbusters, and a whole lot of other exciting content. Take a look:
Emily Blunt packs a serious punch as an FBI agent enlisted to bring down the leader of a brutal Mexican cartel in this intense drug-trade thriller from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve. Also starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Daniel Kaluuya.
Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
Johnny Depp as Donald Trump? It happened, and it was downright hilarious. Now you can watch the whole Funny or Die feature, which purports to be based on Trump’s 1987 book The Art of the Deal, and also stars Alf, Alfred Molina, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Stephen Merchant, Patton Oswalt.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
If you fell in love with Krysten Ritter in her leading role in Marvel’s Jessica Jones last year, get ready to see her in a completely different role as the unapologetically naughty roommate from hell in this irresistible sitcom from Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan. Regrettably short lived after being cut at just two seasons, you’ll see why fans have been tirelessly petitioning for its return since it ended. Also starring Dawson’s Creek‘s James Van Der Beek.
The Little Prince
Featuring the voices of Paul Rudd, Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco, this gorgeous adaptation of the beloved Antoine de Saint-Exupéry story will transport you back to into the magical world of The Aviator, The Little Prince, and all their friends.
The ever dazzling Saoirse Ronan stars as an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York whose heart is torn between two men from two different worlds. Written by Nick Hornby, this one’s won so many awards we’ve lost count, so if you don’t believe us, believe the Academy! Also starring Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.
Rising star Michael B. Jordan delivers a knockout performance as Adonis Johnson, who embarks on a career of pro boxing under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone in an Oscar-nominated turn) upon discovering the father he never knew was in fact boxing champion Apollo Creed.
This absurd comedy from director Yorgos Lanthimos takes place in a not-too-distant dystopian future, where singledom is outlawed, and anyone not successfully in a romantic relationship has just forty-five days to find a mate, lest they be transformed into an animal. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Léa Seydoux, and Ben Whishaw. Read our full review here.
The Get Down
Named after an old funk term for the section of a record that makes people dance, this latest project from Australian auteur Baz Luhrmann, who brought us Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, focusses on a group of kids growing up in late-1970s New York; a world where hip-hop rises from the ashes of disco. Watch the trailer here.
Don’t miss this popular U.S. thriller based on James Patterson’s book of the same name, which follows zoologist Jackson Oz (James Wolk) as he races against time to discover why the numbers of animal attacks on humans have been increasing at such an alarming rate.
In case this multi-award winning historical drama managed to pass you by, catch up on all six instalments now, from rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, through to the death of Sir Thomas More, and Cromwell’s success in freeing the king of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. With Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy and Jonathan Pryce.