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Arts Culture Must-See Films And Series Coming To Netflix On August 2020

Must-See Films And Series Coming To Netflix On August 2020

Must-See Films And Series Coming To Netflix On August 2020
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By Franz Sorilla IV
By Franz Sorilla IV
August 03, 2020
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THE RAIN

 

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population of Scandinavia, siblings Simone (Alba August) and Rasmus (Lucas Tønnesen) embark on a perilous search for safety. Watch the third and final season of this riveting post-apocalyptic Danish drama series this month. 

Watch here

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PROJECT POWER

 

This upcoming American superhero film starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback is premiering on Netflix this month. It chronicles a man's pursuit to save his daughter from sinister forces using a drug that imbues a superhuman ability for five minutes.

Watch here

See also: 10 Netflix Comedy Specials To Watch This Weekend

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

 

Marielle Heller's critically acclaimed 2019 film about American television icon, Fred Rogers, comes to Netflix. Tom Hanks plays the beloved TV star, which earned him nominations from award-giving bodies including The Academy.

Watch here

See also: 10 Classic Movies To Rewatch On Netflix

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

 

Based on the 1973 mystery fiction novel by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey, The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a 2018 film that stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vacarro, on the lead role of Lewis Barnavelt. It presents the beginning of Lewis' magical adventures when he moved in with his Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Florence whom he didn't know until later as a warlock and a witch.

Watch here

See also: 10 Movies On Netflix You Can Watch With Your Kids

BIG EYES

 

Tim Burton's 2014 biographical film about American artist Margaret Keane stars award-winning actress Amy Adams, as well as the equally lauded German-Austrian actor-director Christoph Waltz. It follows the story of Margaret and her husband, Walter, who took credit for Margaret's phenomenally successful and popular paintings in the 1950s and 1960s due to discrimination towards female artists and workers at the time.

Watch here

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ANELKA: MISUNDERSTOOD

 

Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy is further explored in this in-depth documentary. During the 2010 World Cup, Anelka was given an 18-game suspension from international football by the French Football Federation for abusing his team's coach Raymond Domenech at the match's half-time, thus ending his international career.

Watch here

See also: 12 Awesome True Crime Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

THE GOVERNOR

 

Hailing from Nigeria, Ebony-Life TV's 13-episode series The Governor chronicles the struggles of fictional character Angela Ochello, the Deputy Governor of Savannah State. Set in Western Africa, this riveting political drama highlights Angela's attempts to balance her duties in the government as well as in her family. 

Watch here

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

 

Iconic '80s romantic drama film by Taylor Hackford comes to Netflix this month. Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr., it tells the story of the United States Navy Aviation officer candidate, Zack Mayo, as he begins his training and meets the love of his life, Paula.

Watch here

See also: 7 Netflix Shows and Movies For Hopeless Romantics

[UN]WELL

 

This documentary series takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, giving the audience a closer look into some of the wellness fads in recent years (including essential oils, breast milk, and more).

Watch here

See also: 10 Feel-Good Movies To Binge On Netflix

I NOT STUPID & I NOT STUPID TOO

Joshua Ang (left) and Shawn Lee in "I Not Stupid" / Raintree Pictures
Joshua Ang (left) and Shawn Lee in "I Not Stupid" / Raintree Pictures
Joshua Ang (left) and Shawn Lee in "I Not Stupid Too" / Raintree Pictures
Joshua Ang (left) and Shawn Lee in "I Not Stupid Too" / Raintree Pictures

Jack Neo's 2002 comedy film I Not Stupid, was Singapore's second-highest-grossing film ever during its release, making it one of the most iconic Singaporean films. Its satirical criticism of the country's educational system sparked discussions and debates that have even led to reforms in schools around the country. Its sequel, I Not Stupid Too, came out in 2006 and was also well received in Singapore and abroad, including the Cannes Film Festival.

Watch I Not Stupid here and its sequel here

See also: 12 Asian Films With The Greatest Pop Culture Influence

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