Staff Writer29 Jul 2018 AT 01:20 PM

These are the best films and TV shows coming to Netflix in August

There’s plenty to watch while you huddle around your fan in the sweltering August heat
Staff Writer29 Jul 2018 AT 01:20 PM
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The Motive (aka El Autor)
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The Motive (aka El Autor)
Demetri Martin
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Demetri Martin

It’s that time of the month again when you’re finding out what new goodies Netflix has in store for us to sink our content-hungry teeth into. This month it’s all about the new animated show Disenchantment and the fourth season of Better Call Saul. But don’t overlook some other little gems like Spanish drama, The Motive and feel good comedy, The Package

Here’s our full selection:


Netflix - Disenchantment

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Billy West, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre)
Running time: 20-25 minutes x 10
Rating: TBC

Simpsons creator Matt Groening does for fantasy what he did for science fiction with Futurama. A mixture of Futurama alumni and a comedy who’s who (Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry, Oscar-winner Nat Faxon) provide the voices for what voice actor John DiMaggio (best known as Bender from Futurama and Jake from Adventure Time) has described as “The Simpsons meets Game Of Thrones“.  Sounds amazing, will be amazing.

Coming to Netflix on August 17.

Better Call Saul season 4

Netflix Original - Better Call Saul

Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito
Running time: around 50ish minutes x 10
Rating: 18

The better-than-anyone-dared-to-expect Breaking Bad spinoff/prequel continues in dramatic fashion, drawing ever closer to the events of the original show. With no apparent plans for a fifth season, this could be the last we see of Jimmy McGill’s tragic descent. Who would ever have thought a show we knew the ending of could be so gripping?

Coming to Netflix on August 7th.

Demetri Martin: The Overthinker

Netflix Comedy - Demetri Martin: The Overthinker

Cast: Demetri Martin
Running time: 60 minutes
Rating: 15

When describing Demetri Martin, it’s easy to make him sound really annoying – he’s a stand-up that uses songs and drawings, and that can straight away seem off-putting, but he’s fantastic. He specializes in weird yet incredibly funny one-liners that will genuinely stick with you.

Coming to Netflix on August 10.

The Motive (aka El Autor)

Spanish Films - The Motive (aka El Autor)

Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Adelfa Calvo
Running Time: 1 hr 52 mins
Rating: 18

The Spanish drama follows the life of an aspiring author with zero imagination. A problem, quite a big one, that he takes into his own hands by manipulating the lives of those around him. Sort of like a puppet master in a way, a very creepy, very real string-puller.

Coming to Netflix on August 17th.

The Package

Netflix films - The Package

Cast: Daniel Doheny, Geraldine Viswanathan, Luke Spencer Roberts
Running Time: 1hr 34 mins
Rating: 18

By the looks of the trailer, The Package should have been called The Worst Road Trip Ever, because anything that go wrong, goes, well, wrong for this  group of friends- we're talking snake attacks, massive fires and a mishap with a small, very sharp knife. Watch it if you want to learn exactly what NOT to do on a cross country road trip.

Coming to Netflix on August 10th.

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