Netflix are rolling out a host of original shows this month, from comic book accumulator Marvel’s The Defenders to a couple of new offbeat comedies led by Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh respectively.
In addition, a lot of fantastic films are dropping on the service, including Danny Boyle’s adaptation of The Beach and 1990s gangland classic Boyz N the Hood.
Check out the full list of the best TV series and films arriving on Netflix in August below.
X2: X-Men United A rare sequel that is actually better than its predecessor. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and co take on a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the president’s life
The Beach A fresh-faced Leo DiCaprio heads to a cult-like seaside paradise in Thailand led by Tilda Swinton. It does not go swimmingly
The Birdcage Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are surprisingly convincing – and entertaining – as a gay couple pretending to be straight in this 90s comedy
Godzilla (1998) Roland Emmerich attempts to recreate the reptilian Japanese monster with computer graphics to comically bad results
DOPE Hip-hop culture’s answer to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Inglewood-dwelling youngster Malcolm gets roped into some dodgy business with a drug dealer played by A$AP Rocky
Love and Mercy The troubled times of Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson, as portrayed by Paul Dano and John Cusack
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Another outing for the creators of the divisive original film (Wet Hot American Summer) with an impressive list of comedy stars including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig
Icarus Jaw-dropping doc in which a relatively small-scale doping investigation blows the lid on the greatest scandal in sporting history
Hostel Gory horror by Eli Roth. Guaranteed to unsettle prospective backpackers
Atypical Coming of age comedy about an 18-year old on the autism spectrum who goes on the hunt for a girlfriend, despite his doting mother’s (Jennifer Jason-Leigh) protests
Naked Groundhog Day with a twist: every time Rob Anderson relives the same day, he wakes up naked in an elevator
The Girl Who Played With Fire Swedish-made second instalment to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy