The best movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix this month

We've picked the best things to binge watch in August


A host of great movies and TV shows are being added to Netflix this month.

And August’s line-up does not disappoint – as it boasts a brand new season of Selling Sunset, and the timeless classic How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Here are our top picks:

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – August 1st

This 2003 rom-com follows advice columnist Andie Anderson, as she pushes boundaries in an experiment on how to get a man to dump her in 10 days for a new article.

Andie plans to drive the chosen man away by using the “classic mistakes women make” in relationships.

Meanwhile, advertising executive Benjamin Barry has his own agenda – as he makes a bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days in order to win a big campaign.

The result is an hilarious, but romantic film starring the brilliant Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

The Imitation Game – August 1st

This historical drama, which was originally released in 2014, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing – a British mathematician who is recruited by the newly created intelligence agency MI6.

The film is based on a true story, and sees the genius build a machine in an attempt to crack Nazi codes during the darkest days of World War II.

Meanwhile, Alan is also under investigation for his homosexuality – which at the time was illegal in the UK.

The film was the highest-grossing independent film of 2014, and received nine BAFTA nominations.

The Morten Tyldum directed film also won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards.

The Peanut Butter Falcon – August 3rd

The producers of Little Miss Sunshine are back with yet another feel-good film about laughter, friendship and adventure.

The film sees Zak, a man with down-syndrome, run away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Dakota Johnson and Shia LaBeouf star alongside Zack Gottsagen in the film, as his character starts an unlikely adventure with an outlaw as his coach.

The film holds an approval rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the website’s critical consensus describing the movie as “a feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances.”

Selling Sunset Season 3 – August 7th

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all summer – the return of the drama-filled series starring the most glamorous real estate agents in Los Angeles.

One of season three’s focal points will be Christine Quinn’s glamorous winter wedding to her husband Christian Richard, which took place last December.

The season will also follow the breakdown of Chrishell Stause’s marriage to actor Justin Hartley.

Find out what else to expect on Season 3, as Christine Quinn spilled the tea on Goss Chats last month:

Serial Killer with Piers Morgan – August 8th

Piers Morgan revisits the crimes of three convicted serial killers in this series, as he speaks with them one-on-one in intense interviews.

The show first aired back in 2017 on ITV, which saw Piers meet the perpetrators as well as those involved in the case – from legal teams to their families and those close to their victims.

The presenter speaks with Mark Riebe, Lorenzo Gilyard and Bernard Gilesare, giving viewers an insight into the minds of a serial killer.

Killer Women With Piers Morgan is also dropping on the 8th, with a similar concept but focused on women who commit murder.

Lucifer Season 5 – August 21st

The highly anticipated fifth season of Lucifer will drop on Netflix on August 21st.

The show revolves around Lucifer Morningstar, aka The Devil, played by Tom Ellis – who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub and becomes a consultant to the LAPD – helping them solve tricky criminal cases.

The upcoming season was initially intended on being the last, before the show was renewed a final time.

On the latest episode of Goss Chats, CEO Ali Ryan chats to Alan Hughes about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

The TV presenter admits working on Ireland AM has been a “life saver” over the past few months, and opens up about his fears over the future of his Cheerios Panto.

Goss Chats is sponsored by top aesthetic clinic Haus of JeJuve.