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Everything Coming To And Leaving Netflix In August 2017, Including ‘The Defenders’ And ‘Death Note’


July was a great month for Netflix subscribers who value their binge-watching. With the coming of The Defenders, the culmination of the streaming giant’s partnership with Marvel Studios, August is shaping up to be even better. After all, as the mini-series’ latest trailer from San Diego Comic-Con indicates, seeing Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and the Iron Fist (Finn Jones) onscreen together is what everyone has been eagerly awaiting for so long. (Okay, maybe not Iron Fist as much.) Throw in the somewhat controversial American adaptation of Death Note and the latest installment in the Wet Hot American Summer franchise and eureka! Kiss your weekends goodbye.

ARRIVING

The Matrix Trilogy (8/1)

Perhaps the inclusion of Reloaded and Revolutions won’t excite too many of you, but it’s impossible to deny the glory that was (and is) The Matrix. The Wachowskis’ explosive entry onto the scene in 1999 not only changed modern blockbuster filmmaking, but it also enamored audiences with a kind of computer-literature, intelligent superhero of sorts in the form of Neo (Keanu Reeves), a lowly hacker-turned-savior for all mankind. Along with the two films that followed, The Matrix didn’t have nearly the kind of impact that Star Wars did, but the generation who grew up with it can’t shake its influence.

The Defenders (8/18)

As teased above, maybe Jones’ Danny Rand isn’t the most popular member of The Defenders right now. (Even the people running the Jessica Jones Twitter account loved poo-pooing him when the first teaser came out.) This probably has to do with how abysmally bad the first season was. Thankfully, Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming team-up won’t be all about Rand’s whiny quest to reclaim his family name and make up for the fact that he essentially abandoned his post in Iron Fist‘s first season. In fact, the reemergence of Elektra seems to suggest that the main plot revolves around something first spotted in Daredevil‘s first season.

Death Note (8/25)

When early casting reports for Netflix’s American adaptation of the Japanese manga series Death Note popped up, fans worried the filmmakers would white wash the entire thing. The creative team behind the film has since tried to assuage these concerns, including offering the first trailer and the above clip for public consumption. Whether or not Death Note remains true to the spirit of the Japanese manga remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure — a lot of people in the United States and across the globe are going to tune in once the film drops August 25th.

DEPARTING

The League (8/30)

THE LEAGUE IS LEAVING NETFLIX. WHY IS THE LEAGUE LEAVING NETFLIX? Obviously, there hasn’t been a new episode of the hit FXX series since 2015, because its showrunners and cast decided to bring the semi-improvised comedy about a sports fantasy league’s members to an end. And as evidence above, YouTube is rife with edition “best of” collections of all the show’s favorite characters (re: Jason Mantzoukas’s loudly obnoxious yet lovable Rafi). Yet the fact that all seven seasons of The League will no longer be available to stream on Netflix come August 31st is disheartening.


Here’s the full list of titles coming to Netflix in August:

Avail. 8/1/17

A Cinderella Story
Bad Santa
Cloud Atlas
Crematorium: Season 1
Everyone’s Hero
Funny Games (US)
Innerspace
Jackie Brown
Lord of War
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Nola Circus
Opening Night
Practical Magic
Sleepy Hollow
Small Soldiers
Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
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
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

8/2/17

Jab We Met
The Founder

8/3/17

Sing
The Invisible Guardian

8/4/17

Icarus — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/5/17

Holes

8/8/17

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

8/9/17

Black Site Delta

8/10/17

Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

8/11/17

Atypical: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Naked — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
White Gold — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/13/17

Arthur and the Invisibles
Hot Property
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

8/14/17

The Outcasts
Urban Hymn

8/15/17

Barbeque
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
21
A New Economy
All These Sleepless Nights
Donald Cried
Murderous Affair: Season 1
My Ex-Ex
The Sweet Life

8/16/17

Gold

8/18/17

Dinotrux: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I Am Sam
Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
What Happened to Monday — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

8/19/17

Hide and Seek

8/20/17

Camera Store

8/21/17

AWOL
Bad Rap
Beautiful Creatures
Gomorrah: Season 2
Unacknowledged

8/22/17

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth

8/23/17

Feel Rich

8/25/17

Disjointed: Part 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Death Note — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Once Upon a Time: Season 6

8/29/17

Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Good Place: Season 1

8/31/17

Be Afraid


Here’s the full list of titles leaving Netflix in August:

8/1/17

10 Things I Hate About You
Justice League Unlimited: Seasons 1-2
Justice League: Seasons 1-2
Babe
Babe Winkelman’s Outdoor Secrets: 2014: Quarter 4
Babe: Pig in the City
Beneath the Helmet
Black Widow
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
Electric Slide
Elizabethtown
From the Terrace
From Time to Time
Goodbye World
Horsemen
Hunter X Hunter: Seasons 1-5
Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Prefontaine
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
Teacher’s Pet
The Delivery Man: Season 1
The Diabolical
The Heavy Water War: Season 1
The Hunt: Season 1
The Little Engine That Could
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
The Verdict
Young Justice: Seasons 1-2
Young@Heart
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

8/4/17

Superbad

8/5/17

Pelican Dreams
Personal Gold: An Underdog Story

8/6/17

Human Capital
The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1

8/9/17

The Five Venoms

8/10/17

Dope

8/11/17

Four Blood Moons
Jesus People: The Movie
Patch Town
Two Days, One Night

8/14/17

Drones
Food Matters

8/15/17

American Dad!: Seasons 1-4
To Kill a Mockingbird
Changing Seas: Seasons 3-6
Close Quarter Battle: Season 1
The New Frontier: Season 1
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries: Season 1

8/23/17

The Summer of Sangaile

8/24/17

Gun Woman

8/25/17

October Gale
Paratodos
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

8/28/17

Revenge: Seasons 1-4

8/30/17

The League: Seasons 1-7

8/31/17

Space Warriors

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