Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For August 2016

The summer is almost over and the back to school specials have already appeared in stores. With another month down it’s time to look at the different titles which are coming to Netflix and pick the geeky titles you need to check out. It’s slim pickings this month but there are still a few new arrivals which will entertain you as summer comes to a close.


1. Big Daddy (August 1st)

One of the better Adam Sandler movies to come out back when people still looked forward to him making a new film. Here he tries to adopt a kid to show a girlfriend he is capable of growing up but of course it isn’t so easy. Worth a viewing just for the scene in the McDonalds.



2. Funny Or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie (August 1st)

It’s an election year which means there will be a lot of focus on politics. The best way to handle so much intense real world debate is to watch parodies and spoofs making fun of the candidates. In this Funny or Die presentation, Johnny Depp plays the Donald as he shows people the proper way to conduct business. The trailer alone will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.


3. The Fast And The Furious (August 1st)

The film which started it all. Watch as an officer named Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), goes undercover in the racing world and tries to find out if Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is behind a series of armed robberies. The third film, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is also coming but it’s not exactly the best of the series.

Sleepy Hollow

4. Sleepy Hollow (August 1st)

Sleepy Hollow returns to Netflix. The film which featured Johnny Depp as a crime solving Ichabod Crane who works to solve the murders of the Headless Horseman. This film really is one of director Tim Burton’s best works and you owe it to yourself to check it out.


5. Star Trek: Nemesis (August 1st)

Not the best Star Trek film by the opinions of many fans but still not the worst way to spend a lazy Saturday. Watch as Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) must fight his own clone who has aspirations of destroying Earth. Plot really does sound a lot more entertaining than it actually is, but still a decent movie. Plus, Tom Hardy.


6. The Little Prince (August 5th)

After much back and forth on whether this film was getting a proper theater release or not, Netflix has simply decided to release it through their service. Based on the widely popular french children’s book, it follows a boy from another world who has come to Earth to discover all he can about life, roses, and sunsets. Hopefully the new film will be able to capture the warmth and entertainment of the book.


7. No Country For Old Men (August 11th)

Thought to be one of the best films by the Coen brothers, this film has all the makings of a western but set in modern times. The film features a man who finds the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad, finds himself in possession of a large cash, and on the run from a mysterious man. Check it out and see why so many people praise Javier Bardem’s performance as hitman Anton Chigurh.


8. Blue Is The Warmest Color (August 26th)

This is one of the those films you wouldn’t know it was based on a comic book unless someone told you. Based on a French graphic novel the movie focuses on a woman named Adele as she works through her budding sexuality and her relationship with the blue haired Emma. The film features an intense look at love, addiction, and identity and really shouldn’t be overlooked.


9. Glitter Force: Season 2 (August 26th)

Did everyone enjoy the first season? Yes? No? Well either way the series, adapted from the highly popular Pretty Cure franchise continues. Watch as the team works hard to fight back the minions of the evil Emperor Nogo.


10. Once Upon A Time: Season 5 (August 28th)

The 5th season of the popular fantasy series featured the show’s 100th episode. It also introduced a plethora of new characters including Hercules, Merida, and Merlin. If you hurry, you may be able to binge watch through the entire series to be ready for when season six premieres.

What films and shows are you looking forward to coming to Netflix in August? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.