Summer Shows: 10 Amazing Titles Coming to Netflix August 2019


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If you’re an avid Netflix watcher, then you know how you can use the service to see great titles on both your time and their time. Netflix buys the rights to certain films or television shows for an allotted time. So when a changeover happens (like what’s set for Netflix August 2019), there are new additions to their library of what’s available to watch. We’ll go into some of these titles below to give you an idea of what’s becoming available.

What’s Worth Watching?

When you look into what’s available to view, it can be a daunting exercise. But fret not; we’ve taken some time to break some of the newest additions into categories to make your decisions easier.

1. Most Anticipated Show Coming to Netflix August 2019

After breakout success in its first season, Mindhunter returns for a second. Early reports seem to indicate that it’s even better than the one before.

2. Most Classically Stylized Title Coming to Netflix August 2019

This designation best suits the Martin Scorsese film, Gangs of New York. It features standout performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, as well as an all-star supporting cast.

3. Best Spooky Comedy Coming to Netflix August 2019

iZombie is a show that originally came out on the CW and has both dramatic and comedic elements.

4. Most Unique Docu-series Coming to Netflix August 2019

Diagnosis is a show coming to Netflix that’s based on interesting and rare medical conditions that aren’t heard about often.

5. Best Action Series Coming to Netflix August 2019

Wu Assassins is a show that features stunning demonstrations of martial arts. It’s both mystical and centered on crime fighting.

How We Chose What to Highlight

We wanted to strike a balance between both variety and quality when we made our list. This way there’s something for everyone. If you start watching a title here and it’s not for you, there’s a good chance that another show on this list will pique your interest.

What We Highlighted

  • Better Than Us (Netflix Original)
  • The 100: Season 6
  • Diagnosis (Netflix Original)
  • Cable Girls: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Gangs of New York
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Wu Assassins (Netflix Original)
  • Mindhunter: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Jane the Virgin: Season 5
  • iZombie: Season 5

Better Than Us (Netflix Original)

Description

This sci-fi thriller is the first Russian-produced Netflix original series. It has an arc similar to I, Robot, where robots are increasingly taking over more tasks that humans once did. The unexpected consequences of this are what the show centers around. Do these robots have a soul?

Genre

Sci-Fi

Year Released

2019

The 100: Season 6

Description

The sixth installment in this post-apocalyptic costumed drama has an incredible following. Its scrappy yet fierce characters keep you watching. The situations they get into not only are exciting but also get you thinking. Ultimately it all comes down to having to make tough choices with high stakes. You’ll have to watch to see the results.

Genre

Sci-Fi

Year Released

2019

Diagnosis (Netflix Original)

Description

This collaborative docu-series from Netflix and the New York Times dives into rare medical conditions and their histories. It’s an outgrowth of Dr. Lisa Sanders’s column that the Times publishes. So to satisfy the lover of medical phenomena in you, be sure to check out this show.

Genre

Medical Docu-Series

Year Released

2019

Cable Girls: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

Description

The Spanish period drama about a group of women working in a new telecommunications company in 1928 Spain returns for a fourth season. It shines a light on the struggle of women in this decade and will leave you more knowledgeable about the time and culture.

Genre

Historical Drama

Year Released

2019

Gangs of New York

Description

A colorfully loud rendition of New York City in its early years, this classic landmark production took the world by storm when it was released. It was an incredible vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and features a slew of breathtaking stage pictures and performances. It’s also hyper-stylized, so if you’re an art/cinema lover, then this movie is for you.

Genre

Epic Period Drama

Year Released

2002

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Description

This classic British romantic comedy is a snapshot of the ’90s and a delightful romp through unique social situations. The film was considered part of the British Film Institute’s 100 greatest British films of all time. There are strong performances here from the likes of Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Charlotte Coleman, and Rowan Atkinson.

Genre

Romantic Comedy

Year Released

1994

Wu Assassins (Netflix Original)

Description

This mystical martial arts crime drama is the latest from executive producer John Wirth. It follows the story of a San Francisco chef in Chinatown who finds himself caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Through this, he attains powers that give him the ability to fight crime. This is a must see for the action lovers out there.

Genre

Martial Arts Crime Drama

Year Released

2019

Mindhunter: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Description

This incredible investigative show, similar to True Detective, documents the psychological aspects of killers. It stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, a special investigator for the FBI. It’s quick to jump into because it was created so recently and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Genre

Psychological Thriller, Crime Drama

Year Released

2019

Jane the Virgin: Season 5

Description

This situational comedy is perhaps the most complete of the shows we’ve listed. Its fifth and final season is coming to Netflix, so that you can complete the story. How will Jane’s romantic life end up? Who will have the greatest impact on the well-being of her family? You’ll have to watch to find out.

Genre

Romantic Sitcom

Year Released

2019

iZombie: Season 5

Description

This unique show defies comparison and expectations. Its inspiring characters and stimulating storyline keep you guessing. It’s also great for the zombie-genre afficionados who want a break from the usual Walking Dead zombie fare. Season 5 continues to provide these novel ups and downs.

Genre

Drama-Comedy, Horror, Crime

Year Released

2019

The Verdict

Thanks to the great wealth of quality shows on this list, the winner will be subjective depending on who you are. But for us, the overall winner of the bunch is definitely Mindhunter. Its compelling direction, brilliant performances, and the way it’s been intricately shot places it at the top.

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