Heartstopper (Season 2) 

Heartstopper—the tender YA series about a group of diverse high schoolers navigating the highs and lows of adolescence—is, clearly, made for younger audiences. But if you, like me, are fully grown and watched the first season anyway, you know that it is so charming and sweet that its target demo does not matter in the slightest. I’m glad it exists for anyone to watch, and I’m sure that will continue with season two, which finds Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) trying to figure out what finally being in a relationship means for them at this stage in their lives.

Available: August 3

The Big Nailed It! Baking Challenge 

I have a confession: While I completely understand the many winning aspects of the Nicole Byer-hosted competition series Nailed It!, I had to stop watching it years ago because I couldn’t handle watching trainwrecks unfold in the kitchen episode after episode as amateur bakers attempted to accomplish the impossible. That’s why I’m hoping The Big Nailed It! Baking Challenge is more my speed. This time, the spinoff series is giving the home chefs the chance to receive actual training from professionals as they compete for a large cash prize, so fingers crossed that means there are just as many successes as there are goofy slip ups.

Available: August 4

Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop 

You just need to take a quick peek at Spotify to know that Black women are owning the hip-hop game right now. Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop is a perfectly timed four-part docuseries that analyzes the genre’s 50 years, the role women artists have played in shaping it and how they’ve carved out a lane that is totally their own. Queen Latifah, Remy Ma, Da Brat, Latto and Saweetie are just some of the talents who will appear on camera to share their stories.

Available: August 9


The opioid crisis is not new grounds for the big or small screen, yet it remains shocking everytime. Adapted from a book and New Yorker article, Painkiller serves as a fictionalized retelling of the events that led to the crisis in the first place, looking through the eyes of the many victims, perpetrators and investigators involved. Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi and West Duchovny star.

Available: August 10

Heart of Stone 

Summer is for adrenaline-fuelled action flicks. Enter Heart of Stone, which stars Gal Gadot as super spy Rachel Stone. To her coworkers, Rachel is an inexperienced tech member of a high-achieving MI6 squad, but she has a major secret: she actually works for a secret, peacekeeping organization that aims to protect the world from disaster regardless of government interests. When a new recent brings Rachel’s two identities together, both her career and humanity are at risk.

Available: August 11

Down for Love 

Love is something that unites all people—which is what reality series Down for Love is all about. Set in New Zealand, the heartwarming show follows several people with Down syndrome as they embark on dates and figure out what they want from a relationship and for their lives.

Available: August 11

Mask Girl 

You never know what to expect with viral internet fame. South Korean series Mask Girl follows an office worker (Ko Hyun-jung) who is insecure about her looks. Having long dreamt of being a performer, the woman puts on a mask, starts making online content and, suddenly, becomes an internet sensation. But any happiness is short lived—somehow getting wrapped up in a series of potential crimes will make sure of that.

Available: August 18

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah 

Adam Sandler’s latest comedy is a family affair—You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah also stars his wife, Jackie, and their daughters, Sunny and Sadie. The flick follows lifelong BFFs Stacy (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (Samantha Lorraine) who have always dreamed of throwing unforgettable bat mitzvahs together. But when a boy —and a slew of other teenage drama—comes between them, their dream gets further and further out of reach. Idina Menzel and Luis Guzmán also star.


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Choose Love 

We all love romcoms (don’t tell me otherwise), but what about choose-your-own-adventure romcoms? Choose Love is Netflix’s first-ever interactive romantic comedy, and follows Cami, a recording engineer who seemingly has a picture-perfect life, but isn’t so sure if the path she’s on is right for her. As Cami is forced to face different decisions about life and love, viewers will be prompted to make those choices for her, leading to multiple possible outcomes and endings. Laura Marano, Scott Michael Foster, Avan Jogia and Jordi Webber star.

Available: August 31

One Piece 

I have not personally consumed much manga or anime, but many of my friends have—which is how I know that a live-action adaptation of One Piece is a pretty big deal. Based on Eiichiro Oda’s series—Japan’s highest-selling manga ever—the show centres around the Straw Hat Pirates as they explore lands and seas, and fight off dangerous rivals on their quest to discover a fabled treasure.

Available: August 31

Everything Else Coming to Netflix Canada in August 2023 

Available August 1

Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child (Netflix Documentary)

47 Metres Down

The Angry Birds Movie

Coming to America

No Strings Attached

Not Another Teen Movie

Rush Hour

The Smurfs 

The Smurfs 2

SpongeBob SquarePants: Seasons 9-11

The Sweetest Thing

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Two Weeks Notice 

Available August 2

Mark Cavendish: Never Enough (Netflix Documentary)

Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food (Netflix Documentary)

Scream (1996)

Soulcatcher (Netflix Film)

Available August 3

Head to Head (Netflix Film)

Heartstopper: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

The Last Hours of Mario Biondo (Netflix Documentary)

The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2 (Netflix Series)

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (Netflix Film)

Available August 4

The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge (Netflix Series)

Fatal Seduction: Volume 2 (Netflix Series)

Available August 7

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 8 (Netflix Family)

Available August 8

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 2 (Netflix Anime)

Untold: Johnny Football (Netflix Documentary)

Zombieverse (Netflix Series)

Available August 9

Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop (Netflix Documentary)

Available August 10

Jagun Jagun

The Lost City

Marry My Dead Body (Netflix Film)

The Matrix Resurrections

Mech Cadets (Netflix Family)

Painkiller (Netflix Series)

Available August 11

Down for Love (Netflix Documentary)

Heart of Stone (Netflix Film)

Available August 12

Behind Your Touch (Netflix Series)

Available August 15

Jared Freid: 37 and Single (Netflix Comedy)

The Mummy

Untold: Hall of Shame (Netflix Documentary)

Available August 16

At Home With The Furys (Netflix Series)

The Chosen One (Netflix Series)

DEPP V HEARD (Netflix Documentary)

Available August 17

My Dad the Bounty Hunter: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

The Upshaws: Part 4 (Netflix Series)

Available August 18

10 Days of a Bad Man (Netflix Film)

Love, Sex and 30 Candles (Netflix Film)

Mask Girl (Netflix Series)

The Monkey King (Netflix Family)

Available August 22

LIGHTHOUSE (Netflix Series)

Untold: Swamp Kings (Netflix Documentary)

Available August 23

The Big Short

Destined with You (Netflix Series)

Squared Love Everlasting (Netflix Film)

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

Available August 24

Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2 (Netflix Anime)

Ragnarok: Season 3 (Netflix Series)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Who is Erin Carter? (Netflix Series)

Available August 25


Killer Book Club (Netflix Film)

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix Film)

Available August 30

The Departed

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones (Netflix Documentary)

Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins (Netflix Series)

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 (Netflix Series) 

Available August 31

Choose Love (Netflix Film)

Karate Sheep: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

One Piece (Netflix Series)