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7 Titles We Can’t Wait to Watch on Netflix: August 2022
This month, a huge serving of action-adventure and fantasy awaits viewers
Granted that every month, new and old titles are expected to head to Netflix, there’s just something about August this year as a major month for blockbusters. Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones’s Baby are both set to stream this month. Coming up as well are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; the 2011 remake of Footloose; Miss Congeniality; Monster-in-Law; The Nice Guys; and Disobedience.
Between this jam-packed rollout of big-screen hits, of course, viewers can look forward to all-original Netflix titles and the newest installments of fan-favorite series. Ahead, we round up the seven to add to your watch list in August.
Starring: Tom Sturridge, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt
Morpheus, the King of Dreams, is once again free following years of being mistakenly imprisoned. The occultists who plotted his initial capture had meant to entrap his sibling, the spirit of Death, but charged him instead. In the Netflix original series The Sandman, the story tracks Morpheus as he searches far and wide to find what the members of the occult stole from him. Here, he is on a mission to ultimately restore his power.
Stream the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’ when it premieres on August 5.
Locke & Key Season 3
Starring: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott
The saga continues for the Locke siblings who have discovered even more family secrets, unlocking mysteries surrounding their history and their family home, Keyhouse. In the third and final season of the comic-turned-series, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode are set to face off with multiple demons originating from different centuries. And with this, comes contending with their family’s greatest enemy.
Stream the highly-anticipated final installment of ‘Locke & Key’ beginning August 10.
Never Have I Ever Season 3
Starring: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Lee Rodriguez, Ramona Young, Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison
Things are looking up for Devi Vishwakumar: she’s resolved issues with her mother, has finally gotten on the right page with her friends, and has taken up with the high school heartthrob she’s been pining after. Complications, of course, await; and in true Devi fashion, she deals with them the best way she knows how: with a dash of logic, a little chaos, and a whole lot of classic teenage angst.
Stream ‘Never Have I Ever’ season 3 beginning August 12, only on Netflix.
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Did someone need a vampire slain? In the action-comedy Day Shift, an LA vampire hunter finds himself struggling to keep his life afloat. He only has a week to come up with the money to pay for his child’s school tuition—and braces. Here’s one supernatural way of trying to make ends meet and make a living.
Catch ‘Day Shift’ when it premieres on August 12.
Look Both Ways
Starring: Lili Reinhart, Luke Wilson, Andrea Savage, David Corenswet, Danny Ramirez, Nia Long
Feel-good romantic comedy Look Both Ways follows the story of Natalie, who, after taking a pregnancy test, embarks on two very different journeys. What unfolds is a montage of two versions of her life existing in parallel universes, where wants and needs play out a little differently. Or do they? Here, Natalie grapples with making tough life decisions.
Watch ‘Look Both Ways’ when it premieres on August 17.
Starring: Rosanny Zayas, Michelle Monaghan, Daniel Sunjata, Karen Robinson, Michael O’Neill, Matt Bomer
It’s the psychological thriller series to watch out for in August: Echoes follows the story of identical twins Leni and Gina who have secretly switched places over the course of their lives. They’ve quietly shared everything—their homes, their families, their assets. This secret, twisted though well-orchestrated, soon encounters serious trouble when one sister disappears.
Stream ‘Echoes’ when it hits Netflix on August 19.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Jimmy O. Yang, Tahj Mowry
The month’s movie pick in the “irreverent duo” category features Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart in Me Time. In this feel-good comedy, two friends reunite after their lives have taken them both on very different paths. One is a dedicated stay-at-home dad and the other is (still) an unpredictable, hard-partying free spirit. The former is set to get some long-awaited me time away from his family when the latter invites him to his 44th birthday. What could go wrong?
‘Me Time’ premieres only on Netflix on August 26.
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