Netflix UK announces the films and TV coming in August 2020

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·7-min read

With cinemas not back to full strength, streaming services are doing their absolute best to fill the gap left in the absence of blockbuster season. This August on Netflix will bring lots of great entertainment to enjoy.

The streamer has another array of catalogue titles — including some classic movies — and originals on the way. Some highlights on the Originals front include new superhuman thriller Project Power starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Hoops a new animated series featuring the voice of Jake Johnson.

Today it announced just some of the film you can expect to see added to the streaming service in August.

Venom, Project Power, and Hoops.
Venom, Project Power, and Hoops are all coming to Netflix in August. (Netflix/Sony Pictures)

Other titles confirmed so far are:

Film - Netflix Originals

Anelka: Misunderstood (2020) - 5 August

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Bad boy of the French football, arrogant, precocious, misunderstood, scorer, unclassifiable, genius, unmanageable... Despite a having a career of almost 20 years at the highest level, Nicolas Anelka is still hard to define. From sporting feats to controversies, he remains a mysterious persona for many observers. It's an image that Anelka himself has cultivated.

Work It (2020) - 7 August

When Quinn Ackerman’s (Sabrina Carpenter) admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school...now she just needs to learn how to dance.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) - 12 August

The film is inspired by the life of a fearless young officer who made history by becoming the first Indian female Air Force officer to fly in a combat zone during the 1999 Kargil War.

Project Power (2020) - 14 August

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.

The Crimes That Bind - 19 August

Alicia is a desperate mother who will do everything possible to prevent her son Daniel from being imprisoned for his ex-wife's attempted murder. In the middle of all this process, Alicia will discover a secret plot that will change her life completely and turn it into a real nightmare.

Unknown Origins - 28 August

Madrid, 2019. A serial killer is spreading chaos. Anonymous people with no apparent connection are being murdered while imitating the first appearances of the most famous superheroes. Cosme is the best detective on his station and he’s about to retire against his will. David is his replacement, but he’s young and impulsive. Both will be on a mission to put together the pieces of a game they’re completely unfamiliar with. On this adventure they’ll have the assistance of Jorge Elías, son of Cosme, lovable nerd and owner of a comic book store, and Norma, their chief and manga and cosplay lover. They say sometimes you have to put on your suit and come out to make this a better world. Maybe this is one of those times.

All Together Now - August TBC

Amber Appleton (Auli’i Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend Carnegie Mellon, Amber balances her beloved high school drama club helmed by Mr. Franks (Fred Armisen) with working long hours at a donut shop to help support herself and her down-on-her-luck single mom (Justina Machado). She also spends time at the local retirement community, giving care and attention to her favorite pessimistic resident (Carol Burnett). When new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward.

Films - other

Venom (2018)

Deep Impact (1998)

American History X (1998)

Twilight Saga

Out of Sight (1998)

Bee Movie (2007)

13 Going on 30 (2004)

The Mask (1994)

Jim Carrey publicity portrait for the film 'The Mask', 1994. (Photo by New Line Cinema/Getty Images)
Jim Carrey publicity portrait for the film 'The Mask', 1994. (Photo by New Line Cinema/Getty Images)

Jumanji (1995)

Sex And The City 2 (2010)

Jackass 1-3.5

TV - Netflix Originals

Mystery Lab - 4 August

Factual television series hosted by Felipe Castanhari, who explores topics related to science and history. In a bigger version of his hit YouTube science show, Castanhari and his lab buddies use humor and wit to answer burning questions like ‘What happens at the Bermuda Triangle?’, ‘Is it possible to time travel?’ and ‘What were pre-historic dogs like?’.

The Rain - Season 3 - 6 August

The Rain season 3 will pick up where the second season left off. Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds on how to save humanity. Rasmus wants to infect everyone with the same beta version of the virus that turned him into a superhuman, while Simone insists that there must be a cure. Will they manage to put their differences aside in order to do the right thing?

Selling Sunset S3 - 7 August

High Seas S3 - 7 August

Teenage Bounty Hunters - 14 August

Rebelling against their buttoned-up Southern community, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini) Wesley team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardison) for an over-the-top adventure as they dive into the world of bail skipping baddies and suburban secrets while trying to navigate high school drama -- love, sex, and study hall.

The Great Heist - 14 August

Inspired by the true events, El robo del siglo follows the assault on the Bank of the Republic, also known as "The robbery of the century” perpetrated in 1994. A band of thieves stole US $33million and put the whole country upside down.

Lucifer S5 - 21 August

Hoops - 21 August

HOOPS (L to R) Jake Johnson as Coach Ben Hopkins and Rob Riggle as Barry Hopkins in episode 4 of HOOPS. (NETFLIX © 2020)
HOOPS (L to R) Jake Johnson as Coach Ben Hopkins and Rob Riggle as Barry Hopkins in episode 4 of HOOPS. (NETFLIX © 2020)

Hoops is an animated comedy sitcom that centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who thinks turning around his god awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around.

Trinkets S2 - 25 August

Aggretsuko S3 - 27 August

TV - Other

Friday Night Dinner S5 - 1 August

The Fall S1-3 - 1 August

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods - 6 August

Dirty John S2 - 14 August

Cobra Kai S1-2 - 28 August

Comedy Specials

Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning - 4 August

Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, 3 In The Morning. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, Sam Jay delivers the witty, candid and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids - 11 August

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider's first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. Ending with a surprise duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King, Rob talks about potty training his young daughters and his own pig potential.