New month, new stuff to watch on Netflix! You know what else is new? The 90s! Forget all that 80s nostalgia. The 80s are dead… again. What am I on about?

Netflix is rolling out 55 new original series and movies this month. Among them is Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, a new animated special based on the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon. The 45 minute long special sees Rocko and pals thrust into modern day directly from the 1990s. That’s not the only Nickelodeon property resurrected this month, either. The early 2000s series Invader Zim is also returning with a 71 minute film titled Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.

New on Netflix in August 2019
New on Netflix in August 2019
New on Netflix in August 2019
New on Netflix in August 2019

Okay, maybe I was a little quick to write off 80s nostalgia. (Don’t leave me, synthwave!) Remember The Dark Crystal? Of course you do. So does Netflix! The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance drops at the end of the month as a 10 episode prequel series. This looks particularly interesting as the production opted to stick with puppetry as opposed to CGI-ing up the series.

Not done with the 80s yet? Good because the new season of GLOW releases August 9th. This is actually what I’m most excited for this month and I’m ready to catch back up with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, this time in Las Vegas.

For something a bit more modern, the new occult crime drama action series Wu Assassins caught my eye. Iko Uwais as a chef in San Francisco who becomes some kind of “chosen one” plus martial arts plus mystical powers plus crime syndicates. Kitchen sink approach, eh? I’ll give that a shot!

Needless to say, there is a ton of new stuff on Netflix this month for upcoming Movie Homework segments of our Grawlix Lunch Box Live series on Castbox! (Yeah, I’m not above a shameless plug right at the end.)

New on Netflix in August 2019

New on Netflix in August

August 1

Are We Done Yet?

Boyka: Undisputed

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Groundhog Day


Jackie Brown

Jupiter Ascending

Now and Then

Panic Room


Rocky II

Rocky III

Rocky IV

Rocky V

Sex and the City: The Movie

Something’s Gotta Give

The Bank Job

The House Bunny

The Sinner: Julian

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

August 2

Ask the StoryBots: Season 3 (Netflix Family)

Basketball or Nothing (Netflix Original)

Dear White People: Volume 3 (Netflix Original)

Derry Girls: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Otherhood (Netflix Film)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3 (Netflix Family)

August 4

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 (Netflix Original)

August 5

Enter the Anime (Netflix Original)

No Good Nick: Part 2 (Netflix Family)

August 6


Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That

August 8

Dollar (Netflix Original)

Jane The Virgin: Season 5

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

The Naked Director (Netflix Original)

Wu Assassins (Netflix Original)

August 9

Cable Girls: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

The Family (Netflix Original)

GLOW: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

The InBESTigators (Netflix Family)

iZombie: Season 5

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix Family)

Sintonia (Netflix Original)

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (Netflix Family)

Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

August 13

Knightfall: Season 2

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Netflix Original)

August 14

The 100: Season 6

August 15

Cannon Busters (Netflix Anime)

August 16

45 rpm (Netflix Original)

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez (Netflix Original)

Better Than Us (Netflix Original)

Diagnosis (Netflix Original)

Frontera verde (Netflix Original)

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (Netflix Family)

The Little Switzerland(Netflix Film)

MINDHUNTER: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 (Netflix Original)


Sextuplets (Netflix Film)

Super Monsters Back to School (Netflix Family)

Victim Number 8 (Netflix Original)

August 17

The Punisher (2004)

August 20

Gangs of New York

Simon Amstell: Set Free (Netflix Original)

August 21

American Factory (Netflix Original)

Hyperdrive (Netflix Original)

August 22

Love Alarm (Netflix Original)

August 23

El Pepe: Una vida suprema (Netflix Original)

HERO MASK: Part II (Netflix Anime)

Rust Valley Restorers (Netflix Original)

August 27

Million Pound Menu: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 (Netflix Family)

August 29

Falling Inn Love (Netflix Film)

Kardec (Netflix Film)

Workin’ Moms: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

August 30

The A List (Netflix Original)

CAROLE & TUESDAY (Netflix Anime)

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix Original)

Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

La Grande Classe (Netflix Film)

Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

Styling Hollywood (Netflix Original)

True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis (Netflix Family)

Un bandido honrado (Netflix Original)

August 31

Luo Bao Bei: Season 1


Sacred Games: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Leaving Netflix in August

August 1

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

Another Cinderella Story

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Chuggington: Season 1-5

Death in Paradise: Season 1-7

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Final Destination

Final Destination 2

Final Destination 3

Good Will Hunting

Gosford Park

Hairspray (1988)

Hairspray (2007)

Hot Fuzz

Just Friends





The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect 2

The Da Vinci Code

The Fifth Element

The Final Destination

The Hurt Locker

The Master

The Village


World War II in Colour 

World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel: S1


August 2

The Founder

August 5

Mothers and Daughters

Slow TV: Collection

August 6

Love, Rosie


August 8

The Emoji Movie

August 11

No Country for Old Men

August 14

The Royals: Season 1

August 15

World War Two: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly: Season 1

August 16

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

August 20

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

August 22

Beautiful Creatures

August 28

Wind River

August 30


August 31

Straw Dogs



Randal Silvey is a podcast and music producer, freelance audio engineer and anything else that strikes his fancy.  Hear the sweet synthwave tunes he releases as SuperScience, hire him to edit your podcast at and catch all of his doings at  What is he reading most of the time?  Anything Batman, anything Swamp Thing, mostly DC titles.

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