Best New Movies on Netflix (August 2022)

The streamer’s latest batch of offerings are big on comedy, blockbusters, and biopics — plus a Stanley Kubrick all-timer.

EYES WIDE SHUT, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, 1999, (c)Warner Brothers/ courtesy Everett Collection  (image upgraded to 15.1 x 11.8 in)

Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection

The beginning of August always serves as an unofficial sign that, while summer isn’t over, the dog days are arriving. If the brutal heat is getting to you (or the annual allure of the beach has merely worn off), you may find yourself daydreaming about air conditioning and streaming a great movie.

Fortunately, Netflix has seven of them for you to pick from. Per usual, the streamer’s new additions to its movie library offer an eclectic mix of films based on true stories, blockbusters that deliver droves of spectacle, auteur favorites, and studio comedies that can genuinely make you laugh out loud. Whether you’re looking for feather-light teen fare to turn your brain off or long challenging ways to kill an air-conditioned afternoon, there’s probably the perfect movie for you to watch on Netflix this month.

Keep reading for our seven favorite movies that begin streaming on Netflix in August.

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