What to watch on Netflix Canada in August 2021

Our critics pick the best movies and TV shows coming to the streaming platform this month

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      Here are the most anticipated new titles hitting Netflix Canada in August 2021, including the sports doc series Untold; The Chair, starring Sandra Oh; the Sauble Beach-set Motel Makeover; a tell-all documentary about painter Bob Ross; and Clickbait, starring Adrian Grenier.

      The Chair

      Created by actor-producer Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman, this academic comedy stars Sandra Oh as the first woman of colour to chair her Ivy League university’s faltering English department, and Jay Duplass as the newly widowed professor she’s trying to pull out of a spiral. (Bob Balaban and Holland Taylor are around as aging faculty members, too.) And in case you missed the most important part: Sandra Oh is back doing comedy again! It’s been far too long. August 20

      Motel Makeover

      June Motel founders April Brown and Sarah Sklash have landed a Netflix docuseries. After revamping an old motel in Prince Edward County as a wine-country getaway in 2017, the pair expanded their boutique experience brand to Sauble Beach. This six-episode series will follow the friends-turned-entrepreneurs as they reno that second property near Lake Huron. Read more about the show hereAugust 25



      Netflix is taking on ESPN in the realm prestige sports documentaries. Hot on the heels of Oscar-nominated director Garrett Bradley’s doc series about Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, the streamer is debuting a five-part anthology that will go deep into pivotal moments in sports history. Each week a new 80-minute film will debut, starting with Malice In The Palace, which recounts the 2004 basketball brawl that began after Ron Artest (now named Metta Sandiford-Artest) charged the stands after a fan threw a drink. Future docs will focus on track star-turned-reality star Caitlyn Jenner, boxer Christy Martin and tennis champ Mardy Fish. August 10

      Misha And The Wolves

      Hailed at Sundance and Hot Docs screening, Sam Hobkinson’s documentary about Belgian author Misha Defonseca—who wrote a book about surviving the Holocaust as a seven-year-old by sheltering with a pack of wolves, only to admit she’d fabricated the story a decade later—lands on Netflix, where it’ll fit in just fine among the other bizarre true stories. August 11


      Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, And Greed

      TV painter Bob Ross is known for his huge ‘fro and soothing persona, but this juicy-sounding documentary from Lorena and Sasquatch director Joshua Rofé promises to lift the curtain on how the “battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees”. Ross died 25 years ago but The Joy Of Painting host has undergone a pop culture revival recently thanks to memes and an ill-fated impersonation on RuPaul’s Drag RaceAugust 25

      Brand New Cherry Flavor

      This eight-part adaptation of Todd Grimson’s cult novel stars Rosa Salazar (Man Seeking Woman, Undone, Alita: Battle Angel) as an aspiring filmmaker in early '90s Hollywood who’s immediately drawn into a world of calculating scenesters, backstabbing producers, and possibly curses. It’s been adapted by Channel Zero producers Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion, so expect some serious atmosphere and an eclectic cast, including The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto and a very creepy Catherine Keener. August 13

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      After racing around Europe to save the world in Tenet, John David Washington is still in motion in this thriller from director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Antonia) and producer Luca Guadagnino, playing an American tourist who survives a car wreck to find himself on the run from the police, the government and pretty much everybody—for reasons he can’t fully understand. Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook, and Vicky Krieps costar. August 13

      Hit and Run

      Shot in multiple countries, this nine-part series stars cocreator Lior Raz (Fauda) as Segev Azulay, an extremely resourceful man seeking answers—and possibly revenge—after his wife is run down in Tel Aviv. The Affair’s Sanaa Lathan and Scandal’s Gregg Henry costar; the directors include Mike Barker (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Neasa Hardiman (Sea Fever). August 6



      Going viral takes a horrific twist in this eight-part series, which opens with an ordinary man (Adrian Grenier) popping up on a website, holding a sign that says “At 5 million views, I die”. The show follows the race to find him and stop whatever’s happening, seen through the eyes of a number of different people, including his sister (Zoe Kazan), his wife (Betty Gabriel), and the cop (Phoenix Raei) trying to find him. Like and subscribe…or else. August 25

      Here's the full list of new titles available on Netflix Canada in August 2021 by date:

      TV shows

      Coming Soon

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      August 1

      For Life (season 1)

      August 3

      Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified

      August 4

      Car Masters: Rust To Riches (season 3)

      Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings Of Miami

      Control Z (season 2)

      Cooking With Paris

      August 6

      Hit & Run


      August 9

      Shaman King (season 1)

      August 10

      Gabby’s Dollhouse (season 2)

      Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

      Untold: Malice In The Palace

      August 11

      Bake Squad

      August 12

      AIRawbi School For Girls

      Lokillo: Nothing’s The Same

      Riverdale (season 5)

      August 13

      Brand New Cherry Flavor

      Fast & Furious Spy Racers: South Pacific (season 5)

      Gone For Good

      The Kingdom

      Valeria (season 2)

      August 17

      Go! Go! Cory Carson (season 5)

      Untold: Deal With The Devil

      August 18

      The Defeated

      August 20

      The Chair

      Everything Will Be Fine

      August 23

      Oggy Oggy

      Untold: Caitlyn Jenner

      August 25


      John Of God: The Crimes Of A Spiritual Healer

      Motel Makeover

      Open Your Eyes

      Post Mortem: No One Dies In Skarnes

      August 26

      Edens Zero

      Family Reunion: Part 4

      August 27

      I Heart Arlo

      Titletown High

      August 28

      Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

      August 31

      Good Girls (season 4)

      Manifest (season 3)

      Sparking Joy

      Untold: Crime And Penalties


      August 1

      The Addams Family

      Body Of Lies

      Captive State


      Darwin’s Game

      Ella Enchanted

      The Expendables

      The Expendables 2

      The Expendables 3

      Fathers And Guns

      Good Luck Chuck

      The Graduate

      The Green Mile

      Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner


      Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

      Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5

      Jackass: Number Two

      Jackass 3

      Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie

      Jerry Maguire

      Kill ‘Em All

      Kiss The Girls

      Laurence Anyways

      The Losers



      Man On A Ledge

      Menace II Society

      My Fair Lady

      The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

      Primal Fear

      Star Trek

      Star Trek: Into Darkness

      World Trade Center

      August 3

      Pray Away

      Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord

      August 4



      Definitely, Maybe

      The Five-Year Engagement

      Inside Man


      Miami Vice


      Slap Shot

      The Unborn

      August 6

      The Hustle

      The Swarm


      August 11

      The Kissing Booth 3

      Misha And The Wolves

      August 12

      Monster Hunter: Legends Of The Guild

      August 13


      August 15


      August 16


      She’s Out Of My League

      August 18

      Memories Of Murder: The Nilsen Tapes

      Out Of My League

      The Secret Diary Of An Exchange Student

      August 20

      22 Jump Street

      The Loud House Movie

      Sweet Girl

      August 21


      August 23

      The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf

      August 24

      The Peanut Butter Falcon

      August 25

      Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

      Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

      August 27

      He’s All That

      August 29

      The Equalizer

      Last call

      Here are the TV series and movies leaving Netflix Canada in August 2021.

      August 11

      13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

      August 14

      Bridget Jones’s Diary

      August 31

      Blade Runner: The Final Cut

      Easy A

      Family Guy (seasons 9 to 11)

      Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom