New film and TV series coming to Netflix UK in August 2016

By ·July 30, 2016 8:00 am

As the beginning August looms ever closer we have the full list of new film and tv series coming to Netflix UK for you to take a look over. It’s safe to say there are a lot of good things coming to Netflix UK this month and we’ve placed recommended labels next to some of our favourite shows, documentaries below.

Before we jump into the list as a whole, let’s look at a couple of great additions that are coming to Netflix UK this august. If you’ve never seen Green Wing, nows the time to start watching it as the first season will be available on the streaming service this month. Green Wing (2004) is a surreal English comedy set within the confines of a hospital. The show focuses on the social and love lives of Doctors, Surgeons and support staff. Featuring Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt, Green Wing has a bizzare quirkyness to it, that would feel right at home for fans of Black Books.

Our next highlight is for the documentary, Project Nim, which through candid interviews reveals the details of a 1970’s experiment to raise a baby chimpanzee as a human child. The goal of the experiement was to break down the language barriers between humans and animals. However the experiment doesn’t pan out as intended and at several parts throughout the documentary we learn that Nim (the chimpanzee subject) and several of his handlers were engaged in sexually suggestive scenarios amongst other misdoings.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is also coming to Netflix UK this month and even if a Planet of the Apes reboot isn’t your cup of tea, it should still be watched for it’s highly spectacular and detailed CGI work. The majority of which was based of the actors real expressions and movements while performing their scenes in mocap suits.


Available from August 1st:
  • Winter in Wartime
  • The Eichmann Show
  • Tell Spring Not to Come This Year
  • Battlefield Recovery: Season 1
  • RECOMMENDEDGreen Wing: Series 1
  • Campus: Season 1
  • Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23: Season 1-2
  • NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEFunny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
  • RECOMMENDEDPerson of Interest: Season 4
  • Sicario
  • Interview with a Serial Killer
  • Real Crime: Diamond Geezers
  • Real Crime: Hannah’s Killer
  • Real Crime: Supermarket Heist (Tesco Bomber)
  • How Clean Is Your Crime Scene: Season 1
  • NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEMasha and the Bear: Season 2
  • Finding Home
  • For the love of a man
  • I Am Divine
  • Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • APEX: The Story of the Hypercar
  • American Genius
  • Precision: The Measure of All Things: Season 1
  • Cocaine: Season 1
  • Small Animal Hospital: Season 1
  • Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
  • Martin Clunes: Man to Manta
  • Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
  • Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower
  • Martin Clunes: A Lion Called Mugie
  • Man & Beast with Martin Clunes: Season 1
  • The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog: Season 1
  • NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEHolding the Man
  • The Way He Looks
  • Step Up: All In
  • The Big Interview with Dan Rather: Season 1-2
  • Metropolis: Season 1
  • Saala Khadoos
  • Blackstone: Season 1-5
  • You’re My Destiny: Season 1
  • The Gods of Wheat Street: Season 1
  • RECOMMENDEDChild’s Play
  • NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEPower: Season 3 (New episodes available weekly)
  • NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEScream: Season 2 (New episodes available weekly)


Available from August 3rd:
  • Good Hair
  • Oranges and Sunshine
  • RECOMMENDEDProject Nim


Available from August 5th:
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALDavid Cross: Making America Great Again
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALEver After High: Epic Winter (Season 5)
  • Who Took Johnny
  • Mothers and Daughters


Available from August 8th:
  • Brooklyn
  • Creed
  • The Lobster


Available from August 10th:
  • RECOMMENDEDDawn of the Planet of the Apes


Available from August 11th:
  • The Originals: Season 3


Available from August 12th:
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALProject Mc2: Season 2


Available from August 14th:
  • RECOMMENDEDGotham: Season 2


Available from August 15th:
  • Airlift
  • Over the Hedge
  • Megamind


Available from August 16th:
  • Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
  • Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
  • Zoo: Season 1


Available from August 17th:
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALPuffin Rock: Season 2
  • The Way We Were


Available from August 18th:
  • Unexpected


Available from August 19th:
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALSteve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead


Available from August 20th:
  • Dhanak


Available from August 24th:
  • Hatari!


Available from August 25th:
  • WOLF HALL: Season 1


Available from August 26th:
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALJeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking…
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALGlitter Force: Season 2
  • NETFLIX ORIGINALDawn of the Croods: Season 2
  • Death in Paradise: Season 4


Available from August 28th:
  • RECOMMENDEDThe Shannara Chronicles: Season 1


Available from August 30th:
  • The Eye


Available from August 31st:
  • Hello, I am David


With all of the great releases coming to Netflix UK this August where are we going to find the time to cram all of this viewing in? If you had to pick just one release to watch this month, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below!

Image Credit: Netflix/MGM

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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