Netflix wants to fill your final days of summer with nostalgia as the streaming service packs its catalog with returns of retro shows and movies, guaranteed to make any ‘80s and ‘90s kid smile. These yesteryear favorites from both the small and big screen mixed with long-awaited returning series will give Netflix viewers every opportunity to stay indoors.
On August 9, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling step back into the ring for a third time. This round, the women of GLOW take their show on the road with a Las Vegas act.
Also that day, everyone’s favorite wallaby from the ‘90s returns to the small screen with Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. The former Nickelodeon star finds a new home on Netflix as the Aussie attempts to find his way in the modern world.
Another toon returning to the small screen is Hot Topic mainstay Invader Zim. The surreal toon also makes the leap from Nickelodeon to Netflix after a multi-decade gap. Picking up where the left off, the feature follows the diminutive would-be subjugator and his ever-present sidekick Gir resume their plan to conquer Earth. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus will debut on Aug. 16.
Also on Aug. 16, thriller Mindhunter returns for a second season. This time around, FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench continue to pick the minds of America’s most nefarious killers, including Charles Manson.
And if that day wasn’t packed enough, Aug. 16 also sees the debut of Sextuplets, starring Marlon Wayans. The original feature follows a man as he learns he is just one of six lookalike brothers and sets off on a journey to find his family.
From producers Barrack and Michelle Obama, docu American Factory follows a Chinese billionaire and his efforts to open a factory in Ohio, causing ire in the community. American Factory premieres on Aug. 21.
And finally, on August 30, return to the world of The Dark Crystal with the high-anticipated The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel to the fantasy classic that traumatized children back in 1982. Gelfings, Mystics, Skeksis, and whatever Aughra might be all return in this series to mortify a new generation.
Starting on Aug. 1, Netflix adds a small selection of pics to its original programming slate. Fans of the Italian Stallion will be thrilled now that the entire Rocky saga is now available for streaming. Watch all of the ups and downs in the life of Rocky Balboa, including that time he wastes his money on a robot butler.
Other pics added to the catalogue include classic comedies (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day, Something’s Gotta Give), thrillers (Panic Room), and the occasional dud (Jupiter Ascending).
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- Are We Done Yet?
- Boyka: Undisputed
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Groundhog Day
- Jackie Brown
- Jupiter Ascending
- Now and Then
- Panic Room
- Rocky II
- Rocky III
- Rocky IV
- Rocky V
- Sex and the City: The Movie
- Something’s Gotta Give
- The Bank Job
- The House Bunny
- The Sinner: Julian
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love
- Ask the StoryBots (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “Five inquisitive little creatures track down the answers to kids’ biggest questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth.”
- Basketball or Nothing (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “Follow the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona’s Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community.”
- Dear White People (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.”
- Derry Girls (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “Amidst the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s, five high school students square off with the universal challenges of being a teenager” Won Best Comedy at Ireland’s 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards.
- Otherhood (Original Netflix Film): “Feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change.”
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “Adora, Glimmer, and Bow embark on a journey of discovery that leads them to the desolate Crimson Waste. Meanwhile, Hordak and Entrapta push Catra aside while they conjure up a master plan that only The Princess Alliance can stop.
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Season 4; Netflix Original Special): “Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.”
- Enter the Anime (Netflix Original Film): “What is anime? Through deep-dives with notable masterminds of this electrifying genre, this fast-paced documentary seeks to find the answers.”
- No Good Nick (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “A family finds their lives turned upside down when a teenage con artist shows up on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.” Stars Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, and Siena Agudong.
- Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That
- Dollar (Netflix Original Film): “Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with the self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million.”
- Jane The Virgin (Season 5)
- Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
- The Naked Director (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry.”
Wu Assassins (Netflix Original Series): “An unassuming San Francisco chef becomes the latest in a long line of assassins chosen to keep the mystical Wu powers out of the wrong hands. ”
- Cable Girls (Season 4; Netflix Original Series): “In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace.”
- The Family: “It’s not about faith. It’s about power. The Family explores the history of a quietly powerful religious organization with strong ties to US politics.”
- GLOW (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A comedy by the team behind “Orange Is the New Black.” Stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron.
- The InBESTigators (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “Four clever school kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures, becoming fast friends in the process.”
- iZombie (Season 5)
- Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix Original Film): “After 20 years in space, Rocko struggles to adjust to life in 21st century O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.”
- Sintonia (Netflix Original Film): “Doni is the baby of the family, dreaming of living the funk lifestyle; Rita is a hard-working girl who is always on the move; and Nando is the official tape unwinder of the suburbs. Surrounded by prejudice and obstacles, the three will need to work hard to change their lives.”
- Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (Netflix Original Series): “Find the fun and adventure of “Spirit Riding Free” in this mix of music videos and short episodes featuring Lucky and all of her friends!”
- Tiny House Nation
- Knightfall (Season 2)
- Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Netflix Original Special): “Tiffany Haddish presents six up-and-coming comedians performing half-hour stand-up sets.”
- The 100 (Season 6)
- Cannon Busters (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “Immortal renegade Philly the Kid and his transforming pink Cadillac join a relentlessly upbeat friendship droid on her quest to find a missing prince.”
- Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez (Netflix Original Film): “This drama series tells the true life story of Carlos Tevez, the Argentine soccer player who rose from a difficult childhood to Boca Juniors stardom.”
- Better Than Us (Series 1; Netflix Original Series): “In a near-future Moscow, where robots are commonplace, a family unknowingly gets a killer android”
- Diagnosis (Series 1; Netflix Original Series): “Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for rare and mysterious medical conditions in a documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.”
- Frontera verde (Netflix Original Limited Series): “When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, Nazis and her own true origins.”
- Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (Netflix Original Film): “When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all.”
- The Little Switzerland (Netflix Original Film): “The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village’s cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation.”
- Mindhunter (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. “
- QB1: Beyond the Lights (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “This riveting series follows three star high school quarterbacks as they play their final season before moving on to Division I college football.”
- Sextuplets (Netflix Original Film): “When a dad-to-be learns he’s actually a sextuplet, he sets off on a wild journey to meet his long-lost family. Marlon Wayans stars as all six siblings.”
- Super Monsters Back to School (Netflix Original Film): “Vida’s starting school in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are helping their friend adjust to everything that’s new and different.”
- Victim Number 8 (Netflix Original Series): “No one can be trusted after a terrorist bombing in Bilbao kills seven and destroys the lives of the suspected jihadi and everyone around him.”
- The Punisher (2004)
Gangs of New York
Simon Amstell: Set Free (Netflix Original Special): “Honest, introspective comic Simon Amstell opens up about his neuroses, coming out to his father, relationships and more in a new stand-up special.”
- American Factory (Netflix Original Film): “This documentary follows the clash of Chinese owners and American employees at an Ohio factory. From Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company.”
- Hyperdrive (Netflix Original Series): “Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.”
- Love Alarm (Netflix Original Series): “In a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them, Kim Jojo experiences young love while coping with personal adversities.”
- El Pepe: Una vida suprema (Netflix Original Special)
- Hero Mask (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “After a rash of mysterious deaths, Crown prosecutor Sarah Sinclair and SSC agent James Blood discover a conspiracy surrounding uncanny new bio-masks.”
- Rust Valley Restorers (Netflix Original Series)
- Million Pound Menu (Season 2; Netflix Original Series)
- Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 7; Netflix Original Series): “As Queen Poppy celebrates a time of peace in Troll Village with parties, competitions and special occasions, Branch tries to be more fun-loving.”
- Falling Inn Love (Netflix Original Film)
- Kardec (Netflix Original Film)
- Workin’ Moms (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto.”
- The A List (Netflix Original Series)
- Carole & Tuesday (Netflix Original Series – Anime): “Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday, and each realizes they’ve found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it.”
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix Original Series): In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
- Droppin’ Cash (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “This Complex series follows the paper trail of musicians, athletes and influencers in LA as they blow through stacks on the finer things in life.”
- La Grande Classe (Netflix Original Film): “Eager to flaunt their success in front of old bullies and teenage crushes, two best friends spend a wild night at their middle school reunion.”
- Locked Up (Season 3)
- Mighty Little Bheem (Season 2; Netflix Original Children’s Series): “An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.”
- Styling Hollywood (Netflix Original Series): “Stylist and interior designer Jason Bolden and husband Adair Curtis of JSN Studio make the magic happen on the red carpet and at home for A-listers.”
- True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis (Netflix Original Children’s Series): “When something’s wrong in the Rainbow Kingdom, bighearted guardian True and her best friend, Bartleby, are there to grant wishes and save the day.”
- Un bandido honrado (Netflix Original Series)
- Luo Bao Bei (Season 1)
Sacred Games (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “A mysterious phone call from an anonymous man leads police officer Sartaj Singh on a chase around Mumbai in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.”