What’s on Netflix: New TV Shows and Movies for August 2023
by: The Beat Asia
August 04, 2023
Hey there, binge-watchers and couch potatoes! Get ready because Netflix has a bangin' lineup of new series and movies to heat up your August must-watch list. Whether you're craving heart-pounding action, spine-chilling thrills, or some good ol' romance, Netflix got you covered by serving up a feast for your entertainment-hungry souls this month.
Heartstopper Season 2 | August 3
The first season had us on the edge of our seats, cheering for Charlie and Nick as their love blossomed into an unexpected romance. In season two, the young couple navigates the unknown waters of budding romance, while Tara and Darcy brace themselves for the unexpected; and Tao and Elle grapple with love and friendship. Amidst the turmoil of emotions, the group must also tackle upcoming exams, a school trip to Paris, and prom night. Will the gang make it out of school unharmed?
Painkiller | August 10
In this Netflix Original, we dive into the truth behind the opioid crisis in America, looking for accountability. Highlighting the stories of the perpetrators and victims, the fictionalized telling of the crisis seeks to examine the crimes of a system that has failed hundreds of thousands of Americans and forever altered their lives. Based on The New Yorker article “The Family that Built an Empire of Pain,” Painkiller is a wake-up call.
Behind Your Touch | August 12
Behind Your Touch delivers romance with a sprinkle of mystery. In this much-anticipated K-drama starring Han Ji-Min, Lee Min-Ki, and K-pop star Suho, a small-town veterinarian with the gift of psychometry teams up with a detective to solve the neighborhood’s crimes. However, their skills are put to the test when the small-town cases turn into a chilling serial killer mystery.
Mask Girl | August 18
Mask Girl is the talked-about K-drama of the summer. Kim Mo-Mi lives life to the fullest at night when she puts on a mask and live streams. However, her life is turned upside down when she finds herself embroiled in a series of mysterious murders.
ONE PIECE | August 31
We anime fans have been dreaming about it, and it’s finally here! Embark on a journey with the infamous Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as they conquer the seas! The young adventurer is back in this live-action series, where he sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the ONE PIECE, a legendary treasure, and become King of the Pirates. But before he can achieve that, Luffy has a lot to learn and discover, giving us viewers many adventures to look forward to.
Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food | August 2
Informative and eye-opening, this documentary will leave you curious about the food you eat and the dangers of foodborne illnesses. If you want to know more about food safety and learn from the experts, then make sure you line up this gripping deep dive on your list.
Head to Head | August 3
Who knew taxi pick-up and delivery could be so dangerous? In this unconventional comedy, a taxi driver and bootleg mechanic mistakenly pick up a retired crime lord and get entangled in a Mafia network. Now, the unlikely pair must solve a kidnapping and face revenge threats.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead | August 3
This anime adaptation is the ultimate fun movie you can't miss this August, especially for zombie fans. When a zombie apocalypse strikes, Akira Tendo, a depressed employee of an exploitative company, decides to stop reporting to work and just live his life. The catch? His bucket list includes saving everyone from the zombie apocalypse.
Heart of Stone | August 11
Secret agent Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is ready to protect the Heart in this action-packed spy thriller that also stars Jamie Dornan and Alia Bhatt. As the trailer revealed, if you have the Heart, you control the world, but if it falls into the wrong hands, then global stability ends up hanging in the balance. Can Agent Stone keep the Heart safe from a hacker? You’d have to wait until Aug. 11 to find out.
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