‘Cobra Kai’ And ‘The Legend Of Korra’ Top Our Netflix Picks In August

by Erik Amaya

Strike Hard. Strike Fast. Cobra Kai is coming to Netflix. The crown jewel in YouTube’s short-lived scripted television project is making a wider debut this August as the extant two seasons come to the platform — and a third will be produced when it is safe to do so. Cobra Kai stars The Karate Kid‘s William Zabka as a middle-aged Johnny Lawrence. Life has not gone like he hoped, but a night of bitter reminiscence leads him to re-open the Cobra Kai dojo. Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio also reprises his role as Daniel Laruso — although age and the loss of Mr. Miyagi have made him a more complicated figure.
If you can’t tell, we’re big fans of the series and the way it continued The Karate Kid story. It mixes humor with genuine pathos and feels like the post-1980s story we always needed. Both seasons will be available August 28th. But in a bizarre twist of fate, The Karate Kid films will be leaving the service on August 31st, so plan your watch accordingly.
And as Netflix continues to consolidate holdings, The Legend of Korra will join Avatar: The Last Airbender on the service. The latter is slated to become a live action Netflix series, so maybe a live action Korra will eventually happen. And, maybe, it will be in a position to do more with Korra and Asami’s relationship. But even with their part of the story clipped, the Korra animated series is a delight. Well, once they find a story to tell. All four books will be available on August 14th.
Of course, these are just our picks for the month. Take a look at everything coming and going and find your August obsession:
Coming Soon
Anticipating a break in their activity and wanting to expand into the United States, the ARASHI members and their team create the perfect theme: “Turning up.”
Avail. 8/1/20
Super Monsters: The New ClassNETFLIX FAMILY
New adventures, new friends! The Super Monsters welcome a new class of pint-sized preschoolers to Pitchfork Pines. Meet Olive, Rocky, Sami and Zane!

  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Acts of Violence
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • An Education
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hardcore Henry
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mr. Deeds
  • My Perfect Landing: Season 1
  • Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
  • The Next Step: Season 6
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Operation Ouch: Season 1
  • Operation Ouch: Special
  • Remember Me
  • Seabiscuit
  • Toradora!: Season 1
  • Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2
  • The Ugly Truth
  • What Keeps You Alive

Avail. 8/2/20
Almost Love
In Netflix’s new documentary series Connected, science reporter and host Latif Nasser hopscotches around the planet to tease out the subtle and surprising ways that we are all inextricably linked to one another and our world.  He discovers how everything from the air we breathe, the selfies we post, and even the poop we poop can be traced back to catastrophic shipwrecks, fraudulent elections, and even distant galaxies. From the microscopic to the telescopic to the kaleidoscopic, this show will make you see the world around you in a whole new way.
Avail. 8/3/20
This documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system.
Avail. 8/4/20
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp NETFLIX FAMILY
Cory’s spending the summer at Camp Friendship with his best friend, Freddie. But jealousy flares when Freddie brings his cousin Rosie along for the ride.
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave NETFLIX FAMILY 
As summer returns to Malibu, Team Flounder takes to the beach to host — and unexpectedly compete in — the International Beachmaster Competition.
Mundo Mistério / Mystery LabNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Factual television series which explores topics related to science and history, hosted by Felipe Castanhari.
Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, 3 In The Morning. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, Sam Jay delivers the witty, candid and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.
Avail. 8/5/20
Anelka : L’Incompris / Anelka: MisunderstoodNETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Intolerable, incomparable or both? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka‘s controversial legacy is examined in this in-depth documentary.
Heinous criminals have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docuseries profiles five of the world’s most wanted.
Avail. 8/6/20
Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds about how to save humanity.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The GodsNETFLIX ANIME
With Camelot now the stronghold of the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins assemble once more to liberate all of Britannia from the Demon Clan.
Avail. 8/7/20
Alta Mar / High Seas: Season 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When the Bárbara de Braganza sets sail from Argentina to Mexico, Eva joins a mission to root out a scientist harboring a fatal virus on board.
Berlin, BerlinNETFLIX FILM
In this cinematic sequel to the hit TV series, Lolle has moved on from Sven and is about to marry her friend Hart – until Sven disrupts her plans.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In SpaceNETFLIX FAMILY
The Magic School Bus kids blast into space and onto the International Space Station, only to find themselves on the run from a giant tardigrade!
¡Nailed It! México: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The fondant flows and frosting fiascos abound as home bakers try to recreate cakes shaped like armadillos, aliens and Elvis for a tasty cash prize.
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
The quest for sacred scrolls continues for the Monkey King and friends. But in a world of demons, gods and magic, everything comes at a cost.
Selling Sunset: Season 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Big changes come to The Oppenheim Group as a major sale closes, the agents consider career moves, and one broker faces a very public breakup.
In this karaoke competition hosted by Palina Rojinski, contestants must hit the right note for a chance to win up to 30,000 euros.
Little animals embark on big adventures across the U.S. in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories. Narrated by Mike Colter.
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia NETFLIX FAMILY
Merlin’s young apprentice mixes with characters from Trollhunters and 3Below in the final chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy.
Turn up the music, put on your dancing shoes! Bailey, Franny, Kip, Lulu and Tilly want you to sing along to this colorful collection of music videos.
When Quinn Ackermann’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school…now she just needs to learn how to dance.
Avail. 8/8/20
The Promise
We Summon the Darkness
Avail. 8/10/20
Worlds collide in this special event featuring familiar faces, surprise cameos and stories of spirited competition from four different comedy series.
Avail. 8/11/20
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican KidsNETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider‘s first Netflix original comedy special gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. Ending with a surprise duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King, Rob talks about potty training his young daughters and his own pig potential.
Avail. 8/12/20
Scary Movie 5
This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. But do these wellness trends live up to the promises?
Avail. 8/13/20
Safety Not Guaranteed
Une fille facile / An Easy Girl NETFLIX FILM
A teen girl is drawn to her cousin’s hedonistic lifestyle when they spend the summer together in Cannes as she learns about herself and her own values.
Avail. 8/14/20
This dystopian thriller returns for another season.
El robo del sigloNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Based on the 1994 robbery of US$33 million from Colombia’s central bank, which turned the country upside down. Starring Andrés Parra and Christian Tappan.
A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their day care, until their Dad can get to Earth.
A new set of hopefuls must step it up and come with supreme technique and fierce creativity in hopes of being named the next makeup star.
When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air
The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits
The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change
The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance
Octonauts & the Caves of Sac ActunNETFLIX FAMILY
The Octonauts embark on an underwater adventure, navigating a set of challenging caves to help a small octopus friend return home to the Caribbean Sea.
Teenage Bounty HuntersNETFLIX ORIGINAL 
Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters. Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.
Avail. 8/15/20
The demands of running a school strain Hjørdis’s relationships with Rita and Uffe. An old flame re-enters Rita’s life. A heartbroken Jeppe returns home.
Stranger: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the midst of a power clash between prosecutors and police, Si-mok and Yeo-jin uncover murky secrets as they pursue a labyrinth of intertwined cases.
Avail. 8/16/20
Johnny English
Les Misérables (2012)
Avail. 8/17/20
Crazy Awesome TeachersNETFLIX FILM
A ragtag bunch of teachers and students team up to take back the money that a dangerous gangster stole from them.
Drunk Parents
Glitch Techs: Season 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
The video game monster hunters are back for another season.
Avail. 8/19/20
Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind NETFLIX FILM
Alicia, a desperate mother, will do everything possible to prevent her son from being imprisoned for his ex-wife’s attempted murder.
DeMarcus Family RulesNETFLIX ORIGINAL 
Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his beauty queen wife, Allison, are a Nashville power couple living large — but things aren’t always so successful at home.
This documentary series explores the rise of the golden era in gaming, a time rife with competition, innovation and flat-out fun.
Avail. 8/20/20
Mia goes to medical school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.
Good Kisser
Great Pretender NETFLIX ANIME
Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens NETFLIX FILM
A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.
Avail. 8/21/20
Mixing computer animation and live action, this silly kids series follows aliens who come to Earth to investigate human life.
Fuego negro NETFLIX FILM
A criminal on the run finds refuge in a mysterious hotel and soon discovers that the guests of the hotel are not human.
A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Hey, good luck with that.
Lucifer: Season 5 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD … and the savvy detective Chloe Decker in particular.
Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mike keeps buying cars quicker than he can restore him, Avery and Connor visit the Motor City, and Cassidy gets cranking on a personal project.
Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.
Avail. 8/23/20
Septembers of Shiraz
Avail. 8/25/20
Emily’s Wonder Lab NETFLIX FAMILY
In this live-action series, host Emily Calandrelli makes STEAM fun with science experiments, activities and demonstrations that will blow your mind!
Trinkets: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The teen shoplifters are back for another season.
Avail. 8/26/20
Lovely pianist Gurara hits rock bottom when she meets the rough and mysterious Fritta Sunwoojun. Can Fritta bring Gurara back to life?
La venganza de Analía NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
Analia Guerrero decides to take revenge against her mother’s murderer, a prominent corrupt politician who’s running for president of Colombia.
Million Dollar Beach House NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.
Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity & human potential.
Avail. 8/27/20
Aggretsuko: Season 3 NETFLIX ANIME
Retsuko the Red Panda and her death metal karaoke return for another season.
The Bridge Curse
The Frozen Ground
Avail. 8/28/20
All Together NowNETFLIX FILM
Amber refuses to sweat the bad stuff — until a tragedy threatens her optimism and her way of life. Can Amber continue to be the princess of hope?
Cobra Kai: Seasons 1-2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Thirty years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny’s rivalry with Daniel reignites. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles.
In this crime docuseries spinoff, a convict is paroled 30 years after being sentenced to death for murder. Then he makes a stunning confession.
Orígenes secretos / Unknown OriginsNETFLIX FILM
Cops (Javier Rey, Antonio Resines) join comic book and cosplay geeks (Brays Efe, Verónica Echegui) to nab a killer re-creating superhero origin stories.
Avail. 8/31/20
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace
Leaving 8/1/20
Skins: Vol. 1-7
Leaving 8/3/20
Love (20
Paranormal Survivor: Season 1-2
Leaving 8/7/20
6 Days
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
St. Agatha
Leaving 8/14/20
Adventures in Public School
Being AP
Leaving 8/18/20
The Incident
Leaving 8/19/20
Some Kind of Beautiful
Leaving 8/20/20
Bad Rap
Leaving 8/21/20
Just Go With It
Leaving 8/23/20
Leaving 8/25/20
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Leaving 8/28/20
Bring It On: Worldwide Showdown
The Wicker Man
Leaving 8/31/20

Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Child’s Play
Failure to Launch
Get Him to the Greek
Groundhog Day
He’s Just Not That Into You
Jerry Maguire
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Part II
The Karate Kid Part III
The Lake House
Life as We Know It
Murder Party
Observe and Report
One Day
Public Enemies
Rugrats Go Wild
School Daze
United 93
V for Vendetta
Valentine’s Day

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