What's Coming and Going on Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in August

From "Marvel's The Defenders” to the “Matrix” trilogy, here's what's streaming

Photo: Netflix

August may be one of the hottest months of the year, but thanks to Netflix. HBO Now, and Amazon Prime you may never need to leave your air-conditioned living room again.

The digital-streaming giants have unveiled what movies and TV shows are coming and going next in the coming month and, as usual, there’s a bevy of classics, cult favorites, and original films and series from which to choose.

Netflix debuts several highly anticipated series in August, including Marvel's superhero team-up "The Defenders," Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks' star-studded "Wet Hot American Summer" revival, and Michael Rapaport's autism-related, coming-of-age comedy "Atypical." Netflix is also dropping several comedy specials, its American "Death Note" remake, brand new episodes of Chelsea Handler's talk show "Chelsea," and a good many films, including "Bad Santa," "Jackie Brown," all three "Matrix" films, and recent Stern Show guest Jim Carrey's "The Number 23."

Over on HBO Now there’s a smattering of recent theatrical releases, including J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” follow-up "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Jake Gyllenhaal's Oscar-nominated psychological drama “Nocturnal Animals." The streamer also adds a George Lopez comedy special, an Andy Warhol documentary, and films like Nic Cage's "Adaptation," Scarlett Johansson's "Girl With a Pearl Earring," and Edward Norton's "The Incredible Hulk."

Coming to Hulu are new seasons of TV shows, like ABC's “Bachelor in Paradise” and John C. McGinley’s comedy-horror series “Stan Against Evil,” as well as Stern Show veteran 50 Cent's quasi-biopic “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” and recent Stern Show guest Charlize Theron’s 2003 heist flick “The Italian Job.” Other films include two Stephen King adaptations (“Cujo” and “The Dead Zone”), John Singleton’s racially charged college drama “Higher Learning" (starring Ice Cube and Rapaport, among others), and Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 classic "The Big Chill."

Hulu, meanwhile, drops Season 1 of its original superhero satire “The Tick,” a Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally comedy special “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe," and an unrated version of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "Superbad," which helped make Emma Stone and Stern Show regular Jonah Hill superstars in 2007. Many films are hitting both Hulu and Amazon in August, including all five “Saw” films, both “Bill & Ted’s” movies, both "Teen Wolfs," "Wayne's World 2," and Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep's Oscar-nominated period drama “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which Hugh discussed at length during his 2016 Stern Show debut.

Of course, that's just the tip of the streaming iceberg. Here's the complete list of what's coming and going on Netflix, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime in August:


Aug. 1

"A Cinderella Story"

"Bad Santa"

"Cloud Atlas"

"Crematorium: Season 1"

"Everyone’s Hero"

"Funny Games (US)"


"Jackie Brown"

"Lord of War"

"Maz Jobrani: Immigrant"

"Nola Circus"

"Opening Night"

"Practical Magic"

"Sleepy Hollow"

"Small Soldiers"

"Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1"

"The Addams Family"

"The Astronaut’s Wife"

"The Bomb"

"The Hollywood Masters: Season 1"

"The Last Mimzy"

"The Matrix"

"The Matrix Reloaded"

"The Matrix Revolutions"

Jim Carrey in "The Number 23" (2007).Jim Carrey in "The Number 23" (2007)Photo: New Line Cinema

"The Number 23"

"The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1"

"The Truth About Alcohol"

"The Wedding Party"

"Tie The Knot"

"Who Gets the Dog?"

"Wild Wild West"

Aug. 2

"Jab We Met"

"The Founder"

Aug. 3


"The Invisible Guardian"

Aug. 4


"Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3"

"Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later" (2017)"Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later" (2017)Photo: Netflix

"Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1"

Aug. 5


Aug. 8

"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 7, Episodes 1 - 13"

Aug. 9

"Black Site Delta"

Aug. 10

"Diary of an Exorcist – Zero"

Aug. 11

"Atypical: Season 1"

"Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3"


"True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1"

"White Gold"

Aug. 13

"Arthur and the Invisibles"

"Hot Property"

"Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo"

Aug. 14

"The Outcasts"

"Urban Hymn"

Aug. 15


"Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo"


"A New Economy"

"All These Sleepless Nights"

"Donald Cried"

"Murderous Affair, season 1"

"My Ex-Ex"

"The Sweet Life"

Aug. 16


Aug. 18

"Dinotrux: Season 5"

"Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1"

"I Am Sam"

"Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1"

"What Happened to Monday"

Aug. 19

"Hide and Seek"

Aug. 20

"Camera Store"

Aug. 21


"Bad Rap"

"Beautiful Creatures"

"Gomorrah: Season 2"


Aug. 22

"Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast"

"Sadie’s Last Days on Earth"

Aug. 23

"Feel Rich"

Aug. 25

"Disjointed: Part 1"

"Death Note"

"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5"

"Once Upon a Time: Season 6"

Aug. 29

"Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack"

"Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face"

"The Good Place: Season 1"

Aug. 31

"Be Afraid"


Aug. 1

"The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All"


"Among Friends"


"As Good as it Gets"

"Bad Boys"

"Bad News Bears"

"Bad Company"

"Benny & Joon"

"The Big Chill" (1983)."The Big Chill" (1983)Photo: Columbia Pictures

"The Big Chill"

"Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"

"Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"


"Box of Moonlight"


"Center Stage"

"Center Stage: On Pointe"

"Center Stage: Turn it Up"

"Charley One-Eye"

"Charlotte's Web" (2006)



"Coming to America"

"Criminal Law"


"Dead Gamers"

"The Dead Zone"

"Delta Force"

"Eve's Bayou"

"Far From Home"

"Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children"

"Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within"

"Finding Forrester"

"The Foot Fist Way"

"Friends and Lovers"

"The General's Daughter"

50 Cent in "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005).50 Cent in "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005)Photo: Paramount Pictures

"Get Rich or Die Tryin'"


"Hannie Caulder"

"Harlem Nights"

"Harsh Times"

"Hey Arnold! The Movie"

"High Noon"

Michael Rapaport in "Higher Learning" (1995).Michael Rapaport in Higher Learning (1995)Photo: Columbia Pictures

"Higher Learning"

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

"The Italian Job" (2003)

"Mars Attacks!""

"Men in Black II"

"The Mod Squad"

"New in Town"

"Once Bitten"

"Once Upon a Time in Mexico"


"Puppetmaster: Axis Termination"

"The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper"

"Rachel Getting Married"



"Saving Private Ryan"


"Saw 2"

"Saw 3"

"Saw 4"

"Saw 5"

"Sleepy Hollow"


"Spider-Man 2"

"The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle"

"The Swan Princess"

"Teen Witch"

"Teen Wolf"

"Teen Wolf Too"

"Terry Factor: Live in Concert"

"The Toy"

"Ulee's Gold"

"Vanilla Sky"

"Wayne's World 2"

Aug. 2

"CMA Fest 2017"

"Cup of Culture"


Aug. 5

"Billy on the Street: Season 5"


Aug. 6


Aug. 7

"You're the Worst: Season 3"

Aug. 8

"Difficult People: Season 3"

"Earth Live!"

Aug. 9

"Tall Men"

Aug. 11

"We Bare Bears: Season 2"

Aug. 15

"Bachelor in Paradise: Season 4"

"Better Things: Season 1"



"Hamlet (1990)"

"Invasion U.S.A."

"It Takes Two"


"Love Story"

"Missing in Action"

"Missing in Action 2: The Beginning"



"The Prince and Me"

"The Ruins"


"Universal Soldier"

"Yours, Mine and Ours"

Aug. 16

"Regular Show: Season 8"

Aug. 17


Aug. 18

"Mary Kills People: Season 1"

"Stan Against Evil: Season 1"

Aug. 19

"My Bloody Valentine" (2009)

Aug. 20

"In Secret"

Aug. 21

"Air Bound"


"Florence Foster Jenkins"

Aug. 29

"Gimme Shelter" (2013)


Aug. 1

"All Dogs Go to Heaven"

"Among Friends"

"Bad Boys" (1983)

"Bad Company"

"Benny & Joon"

"Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey"

"Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure"

"Box of Moonlight"


"Charley One-Eye"

"Criminal Law"

"The Dead Zone"

"Eve’s Bayou"

"Far from Home"

"Friends and Lovers"

"The General’s Daughter"


"Hannie Caulder"

"Harsh Times"

"High Noon"

"The Mod Squad"

"New in Town" (2009)

"Once Bitten"

"The Pursuit of D.B Cooper"

"Save the Last Dance"


"Saw 2"

"Saw 3"

"Saw 4"

"Saw 5"

"Teen Wolf"

"Teen Wolf Too"

"Terry Fator: Live in Concert"

"Ulee’s Gold"

"Wayne’s World 2"

Aug. 2


Aug. 4

"Comrade Detective: Season 1"

"Lost in Oz: Season 1"

Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Bill Hader in "Superbad" (2007).Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Bill Hader in "Superbad" (2007)Photo: Sony Pictures

"Superbad (Unrated)"

Aug. 5

"The Ticket"

Aug. 15

"Tumble Leaf: Season 3"

Aug. 17

"Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe"

"Undercover: Season 1"

Aug. 19

"My Bloody Valentine"

Aug. 20

"In Secret"

Aug. 25

"The Tick: Season 1"

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in "Florence Foster Jenkins" (2016).Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in "Florence Foster Jenkins" (2016)Photo: Paramount Pictures

Aug. 27

"Florence Foster Jenkins"

Aug. 29

"Gimme Shelter (2013)"

"Victoria: Season 1"


Aug. 1


"Changing Lanes"

"Corrina, Corrina"

"Down with Love"





"Girl With a Pearl Earring"

"Happy Tears"

"Love Liza"

"Martian Child"

"Max Payne"


"Sunshine State"

"Tango & Cash"

"The Incredible Hulk"

"The Ring"

"The Rocker"

"The Strangers"

"Thirteen Conversations About One Thing"

"Tin Cup"

"Vigilante Diaries"

Aug. 5

"Collateral Beauty"

Aug. 6

"George Lopez: The Wall — Live From Washington D.C."

Aug. 7

"Brillo Box (3¢ Off)"

Aug. 12

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Aug. 14

"Rules Don’t Apply"

Aug. 19

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nocturnal Animals" (2016).Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nocturnal Animals" (2016)Photo: Focus Features

"Nocturnal Animals"

Aug. 26


Aug. 29

"Almost Christmas"