Netflix’s August releases include the Rocky film series, Groundhog Day, & The Punisher

Martial arts drama Wu Assassins and rom-com film Falling Inn Love will also premiere on the streaming service next month.

Netflix August offerings

Boxing fans is getting some love from Netflix with the release of the Rocky film series on the streaming service next month. The first five installments of the sports drama franchise, starring Sylvester Stallone in the titular role, will be available for streaming starting August 1st.

Basketball and baseball fans are also in for a treat, as Netflix is adding its original series Basketball or Nothing as well as the 2018 documentary Screwball to its library next month. Scheduled to be released on August 2nd, Basketball or Nothing follows 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. Meanwhile, Screwball, which will make its Netflix debut on August 6th, is Billy Corben’s true-crime dramedy that investigates the Major League Baseball’s infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client, the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez.

Of course, Netflix also has new offerings outside the sports genre. For non-original Netflix films, the streaming service will be dropping romantic comedy flicks Four Weddings and a Funeral and Sex and the City: The Movie on August 1st. In addition, comedy film Groundhog Day, space opera Jupiter Ascending, thriller Panic Room, and the 2004 live-action adaptation of The Punisher are also coming to Netflix on August 1st.

Christina Milian and Adam Demos in Netflix's Falling Inn Love
Christina Milian and Adam Demos in Netflix’s Falling Inn Love

Meanwhile, Netflix’s original film releases for August include the comedy Sextuplets (August 16th) starring Marlon Wayans, the documentary American Factory (August 21st), which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and the rom-com Falling Inn Love (August 29th) with Christina Milian and Adam Demos in the lead roles.

Iko Uwais as Kai Jin, in Netflix's Wu Assassins Season 1
Iko Uwais as Kai Jin, in Netflix’s Wu Assassins Season 1

On the original series front, Netflix will introduce Wu Assassins and Diagnosis to its subscribers on August 8th and August 16th, respectively. Wu Assassins follows the story of a wannabe chef who teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins. Meanwhile, based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ hugely popular column in The New York Times Magazine, Diagnosis follows various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure, for their mysterious illnesses.

Lots of original Netflix series are also returning to the streaming service next month. These include Dear White People: Season 3 (August 2nd), She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3 (August 2nd), Glow: Season 3 (August 9th), Mindhunter: Season 2 (August 16th), Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 (August 27th), and Workin’ Moms: Season 3 (August 29th), among many others.

New seasons of non-original Netflix series are also arriving on the streaming service in August. These include The CW’s Jane The Virgin: Season 5 (August 8th), iZombie: Season 5 (August 9th), The 100: Season 6 (August 14th), and History’s Knightfall: Season 2 (August 13th).