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"Mindhunter," the "Rocky" series and more are coming to Netflix in August.

What's new on Netflix in August 2019

Listen, I'm tired of me starting all of these Netflix new arrival info-dumps with Chicken Little-esque cautionary yells about the future of streaming. So let's try something different for this month's announcement: a Chicken Little-esque cautionary yell about the future of streaming ... but this time with numbers!

If you remove the slate of Originals from the newly announced Netflix arrivals list for August, the streaming service is losing more movies and TV shows (46 in total) than adding them (34). Now, sure, if you add all the Originals back in, the Big Red Streaming Monolith is adding a lot of new content this upcoming month – including a second second of "Mindhunter," another round of "GLOW" and a new "Dark Crystal" series. But after those, how many of these Originals do you watch, much less have you even heard of?

The future of Netflix is looking more and more like exclusively Netflix – and when you're looking at your ever-increasing spending on streaming, is there enough exclusive content here to earn your money against Amazon's massive library of theatrical and original releases; Disney's impending lineup of current blockbusters, starry series and past classics (now with Fox's back catalogue too); and Warner Bros. and Universal's vast collections, not to mention whatever the heck Apple is planning for its service? Is Netflix alone enough to make it a must in a crowding streaming world?

With questions like that, no wonder Netflix lost subscribers in the U.S. for the first time and missed its global projections.

There are some diamonds amongst the slim theatrical release pickings for August, including the "Rocky" series, "Jackie Brown," "Gangs of New York" and "Groundhog Day." Allow me to also toss out a recommendation for "The Bank Job," a heist caper starring Jason Statham that's much more clever than the phrase "heist caper starring Jason Statham" would suggest. You'll also be able to watch "Jupiter Ascending," a movie in which Channing Tatum plays a dog-man who fires a gun that barks while zipping around on moon boots. So there's that.

But the days of Netflix being your one-stop streaming shop, of being Blockbuster at your fingertips, are now officially numbered. Soon, it'll just be another TV channel. Prepare for that – and also look at the new arrivals coming to the streaming service in August.

Aug. 1

"Are We Done Yet?"

"The Bank Job"

"Boyka: Undisputed"

"Four Weddings and a Funeral"

"Groundhog Day"

"Horns"

"The House Bunny"

"Jackie Brown"

"Jupiter Ascending"

"Now and Then"

"Panic Room"

"Rocky"

"Rocky II"

"Rocky III"

"Rocky IV"

"Rocky V"

"Sex and the City"

"The Sinner: Julian"

"Something's Gotta Give"

"To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar"

"Why Do Fools Fall in Love"

Aug. 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ask the StoryBots" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Basketball or Nothing"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dear White People" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Derry Girls" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Otherhood"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" season 3

Aug. 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" volume 4

Aug. 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Enter the Anime"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "No Good Nick" part 2

Aug. 6

"Screwball"

"Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That"

Aug. 8

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dollar"

"Jane the Virgin" season 5

"Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Naked Director"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Wu Assassins"

Aug. 9

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cable Girls" season 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Family"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "GLOW" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The InBESTigators"

"iZombie" season 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sintonia"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales"

"Tiny House Nation" volume 1

Aug. 13

"Knightfall" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready"

Aug. 14

"The 100" season 6

Aug. 15

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cannon Busters"

Aug. 16

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "45 rpm"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Better Than Us"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Diagnosis"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Frontera Verde"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Little Switzerland"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mindhunter" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "QB1: Beyond the Lights" season 3

"Selfless"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sextuplets"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Super Monsters Back to School"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Victim Number 8"

Aug. 17

"The Punisher" (2004)

Aug. 20

"Gangs of New York"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Simon Amstell: Set Free"

Aug. 21

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "American Factory"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hyperdrive"

Aug. 22

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Love Alarm"

Aug. 23

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "El Pepe: Una vida suprema"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hero Mask: Part II"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rust Valley Restorers"

Aug. 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Million Dollar Menu" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" season 7

Aug. 29

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Falling Inn Love"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Kardec"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Workin' Moms" season 3

Aug. 30

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The A List"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Carole & Tuesday"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Droppin' Cash" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "La Grande Classe"

"Locked Up" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mighty Little Bheem" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Styling Hollywood"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Un bandido honrado"

Aug. 31

"Luo Bao Bei" season 1

TBA

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sacred Games" season 2

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