best original content streaming august 2017
best original content streaming august 2017

The Best Original Content on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon: August 2017

It’s the end of July and that means it’s time to look at what’s coming to Netflix! But wait — we hear you cry — what about Hulu? Or Amazon Prime? Well, your streaming-release-date-related prayers have been answered! Starting this month, we won’t just tell you what’s coming to Netflix, but all the big three streaming services!

The Best Original Content in August

One of the best things about streaming is all the original content that comes out. Often they’re some of the greatest series television has to offer. (Other times, uh, not so much.) But in August, some favorites are returning — like Difficult People (Hulu, August 8), coming back for its third season! The Death Note (Netflix, August 25) film based on the anime and manga series will be out this month, too — it’s the newest from Adam Wingard, director of the outstanding horror film You’re Next, so despite the mediocre buzz, we’re cautiously optimistic. And if you like live-action adaptations of cartoons, The Tick (Amazon, August 25) starring British comedy star Peter Serafinowicz also debuts this month.

The Best Big Films Coming in August

Even though there’s a lot of lesser-known titles on streaming sites — no, Hulu, we don’t want to watch any 9/11 truther documentaries, thanks — there are always a number of big films coming too. For example, Cloud Atlas (Netflix, August 1), the big-budget, multi-story spectacle starring Tom Hanks. The Meryl Streep vehicle Florence Foster Jenkins (Hulu and Amazon, August 27) also comes out, as does the unrated cut of Superbad (Amazon, August 4).

Watch Them Before They’re Gone

As Elvis Costello once sang, “not all good things come to an end, only a chosen few.” Among the chosen few set to leave streaming are the grittiest film from Mad Max director George Miller ever — of course, we mean Babe (Netflix; August 1). Hulu and Amazon aren’t losing too much — the most notable on each is the regrettable Johnny Depp film Mortdecai (Amazon, August 6) and the reality series Bar Rescue (Hulu, August 20).

New on Netflix in August

August 1

A Cinderella Story
Bad Santa
Cloud Atlas
Crematorium, season 1
Everyone’s Hero
Funny Games (US)
Innerspace
Jackie Brown
Lord of War
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant
Nola Circus
Opening Night
Practical Magic
Sleepy Hollow
Small Soldiers
Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ, season 1
The Addams Family
The Astronaut’s Wife
The Bomb
The Hollywood Masters, season 1
The Last Mimzy
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Number 23
The Royal House of Windsor, season 1
The Truth About Alcohol
The Wedding Party
Tie The Knot
Who Gets the Dog?
Wild Wild West

August 2

Jab We Met
The Founder

August 3

Sing
The Invisible Guardian

August 4

Icarus
Voltron: Legendary Defender, season 3
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, season 1

August 5

Holes

August 8

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, season 7, episodes 1-13

August 9

Black Site Delta

August 10

Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

August 11

Atypical, season 1
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, season 3
Naked
True and The Rainbow Kingdom, season 1
White Gold

August 13

Arthur and the Invisibles
Hot Property
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

August 14

The Outcasts
Urban Hymn

August 15

Barbeque
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo
21
A New Economy
All These Sleepless Nights
Donald Cried
Murderous Affair, season 1
My Ex-Ex
The Sweet Life

August 16

Gold

August 18

Dinotrux, season 5
Glitter Force Doki Doki, season 1
I Am Sam
Marvel’s The Defenders, season 1
What Happened to Monday

August 19

Hide and Seek

August 20

Camera Store

August 21

AWOL
Bad Rap
Beautiful Creatures
Gomorrah, season 2
Unacknowledged

August 22

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth

August 23

Feel Rich

August 25

Disjointed: Part 1
Death Note
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge, season 5
Once Upon a Time, season 6

August 29

Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face
The Good Place, season 1

August 31

Be Afraid

New on Hulu in August

August 1

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
Ali
Among Friends
Arthur
As Good as it Gets
Bad Boys
Bad News Bears
Bad Company
Benny & Joon
The Big Chill
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bloodsport
Box of Moonlight
Breakdown
Center Stage
Center Stage: On Pointe
Center Stage: Turn it Up
Charley One-Eye
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Clue
Clueless
Coming to America
Criminal Law
Cujo
Dead Gamers
The Dead Zone
Delta Force
Eve’s Bayou
Far From Home
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Finding Forrester
The Foot Fist Way
Friends and Lovers
The General’s Daughter
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Ghost
Hannie Caulder
Harlem Nights
Harsh Times
Hey Arnold! The Movie
High Noon
Higher Learning
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Italian Job (2003)
Mars Attacks!
Men in Black II
The Mod Squad
New in Town
Once Bitten
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Paycheck
Puppetmaster: Axis Termination
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
Rachel Getting Married
Reds
Sahara
Saving Private Ryan
Saw
Saw 2
Saw 3
Saw 4
Saw 5
Sleepy Hollow
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle
The Swan Princess
Teen Witch
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf Too
Terry Factor: Live in Concert
The Toy
Ulee’s Gold
Vanilla Sky
Wayne’s World 2

August 2

CMA Fest 2017
Cup of Culture
Valkyrie

August 5

Billy on the Street, season 5
Hacker

August 6

Mosquito

August 7

You’re the Worst, season 3

August 8

Difficult People, season 3
Earth Live!

August 9

Tall Men

August 11

We Bare Bears, season 2

August 15

Bachelor in Paradise, season 4
Better Things, season 1
Beneath
Felony
Hamlet (1990)
Invasion U.S.A.
It Takes Two
Ladybugs
Love Story
Missing in Action
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Narc
Next
The Prince and Me
The Ruins
Sabrina
Universal Soldier
Yours, Mine and Ours

August 16

Regular Show, season 8

August 17

Marlon

August 18

Mary Kills People, season 1
Stan Against Evil, season 1

August 19

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

August 20

In Secret

August 21

Air Bound

August27

Florence Foster Jenkins

August 29

Gimme Shelter (2013)

New on Amazon in August

August 1

All Dogs Go to Heaven
Among Friends
Bad Boys (1983)
Bad Company
Benny & Joon
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Box of Moonlight
Breakdown
Charley One-Eye
Criminal Law
The Dead Zone
Eve’s Bayou
Far from Home
Friends and Lovers
The General’s Daughter
Ghost
Hannie Caulder
Harsh Times
High Noon
The Mod Squad
New in Town (2009)
Once Bitten
The Pursuit of D.B Cooper
Save the Last Dance
Saw
Saw 2
Saw 3
Saw 4
Saw 5
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf Too
Terry Fator: Live in Concert
Ulee’s Gold
Wayne’s World 2

August 2

Valkyrie

August 4

Comrade Detective, season 1
Lost in Oz, season 1
Superbad (Unrated)

August 5

The Ticket

August 15

Tumble Leaf, season 3

August 17

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
Undercover, season 1

August 19

My Bloody Valentine

August 20

In Secret

August 25

The Tick, season 1

August 27

Florence Foster Jenkins

August 29

Gimme Shelter (2013)
Victoria, season 1