4 Netflix movies to watch (and 3 to skip) in August 2022

August is knocking on our collective doors right now, which means it’s time to start planning your movie marathons! Several new Netflix movies are coming to the streaming service next month, including a feature film starring Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart, a musical and more.

July was a relatively quiet month for Netflix movies beyond The gray man with Persuasion failing to make a loud noise. But until August, we can’t wait to see Jamie Foxx hunt vampires in Day shift or see Lili Reinhart star in a sweet drama.

Best Netflix movies August 2022

Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the Netflix movies you absolutely can’t miss in August, and a few you probably can skip.

Wedding season. (L to R) Suraj Sharma as Ravi, Pallavi Sharda as Asha in Wedding Season. cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022.

wedding season

Look! Fake dating trope? We’re listening. wedding season is one of many new romance movies coming to Netflix this season as part of the streamer’s “Summer of Love.”

Kick off August with a swoon-worthy movie starring Suraj Sharma and Pallavi Sharda as two bachelors who plot to get rid of their parents during wedding season by pretending to be dating. But what happens when these false sparks become real? look wedding season August 4.

QUARTER DAY. Karla Souza as Audrey in Day Shift. cr. Netflix © 2022.

Day shift

Look! Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco all star in this action-packed vampire thriller that hits Netflix on August 12. Foxx plays a hardworking blue-collar father who strives to provide a good life for his family. He poses as the owner of a swimming pool cleaning business, when in reality he hunts and kills vampires for a living.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – (clockwise) Raphael (voiced by Omar Benson Miller), Michelangelo (voiced by Brandon Mychal Smith), Leonardo (voiced by Ben Schwartz), April O ‘Neil (voiced by Kat Graham), and Donatello (voiced by Josh Brener). Credit: Netflix © 2022

The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Skip! Don’t hate me for saying jump, I swear I don’t hate ninja turtles! If you’re a fan of those movies or have kids, you’ll definitely want to watch this one, but those who aren’t very familiar or nostalgic for these pizza-loving reptiles can skip this one.

Here’s the Netflix logline: “Teenage Turtles and their mystical ninja powers are put to the ultimate test when ruthless creatures from another universe seek to unleash extreme mayhem,” premiering August 5!

13: The Musical

Look! If you like musicals, then 13: The Musical should definitely be on your radar. The new film stars Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman and Debra Messing in a heartwarming story about a 12-year-old who navigates his parents’ divorce while trying to throw the best bar mitzvah ever.

The film is based on the popular Broadway musical, which is notable for featuring the professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies, who later co-starred in Nickelodeon. Victorious. The film debuts on August 12.

Look both ways

Look both ways. Lili Reinhart as Natalie. cr. Felicia Graham/Netflix © 2022

Look both ways

Look! Still mourning the loss of the NBC series Ordinary Joe? Look both ways could be the remedy you are looking for.

Premiere August 17 Look both ways stars Riverdale Actress Lili Reinhart as a college graduate who sees her life split into two parallel realities that show two ways her life could depend on the results of a pregnancy test.

The next 365 days

Skip! The third and final film in the erotic thriller trilogy debuts August 19. These movies are mostly considered a joke by half of the internet, but if you’re eager to know how the story between Massimo and Laura finally ends, then make sure you don’t miss the conclusion. Will Laura end up with Massimo or Nacho?

ME TIME. (LR) Mark Wahlberg as Huck, Kevin Hart as Sonny in Me Time. cr. Said Adyani/Netflix © 2022.

me time

Skip! Those who love Mark Wahlberg and/or Kevin Hart movies will surely enjoy watching a buddy comedy starring the two, but if you’re not a fan, I don’t think this movie will suddenly change. notice. Hart and Wahlberg play a pair of friends who reconnect over a quiet weekend when the kids are away for a wild weekend that nearly turns their lives upside down. me time premieres August 26.

Which Netflix movies releasing in August are you most looking forward to watching?

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