Netflix: Rocky series, Mindhunter among August arrivals

By Bob Doda / Digital Producer

There are some gems coming to Netflix in August that you should be aware of, and a bunch of originals that may be worth a shot.

We begin with the original Rocky movies (before they ditched the Roman numerals). They arrive early on August 1. If you haven't seen them (you have), make sure to sit down and watch them – especially Rocky III. The rise of Clubber Lang, the fall of Mickey, and the Apollo/Rocky training sequences where Rocky finds the "Eye of the Tiger" is equivalent to cinematic gold.

Sly wrote each of these movies and directed Rocky II, III, IV.

Fans of the first season of Mindhunter have been waiting for a follow-up since it premiered in 2017. It follows two FBI agents who create the first criminal profiles for serial killers in the United States over the course of interviews with said killers. The series is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and his co-author Mark Bolshaker. Watch. This. Series.

Also, fans of Zodiak only have until Aug. 6 before it's killed off.

Lastly, Gangs of New York – one of those movies that if you find while browsing the dial (I'm old), you must leave on. It was an early DiCaprio/Scorsese collaboration that just worked. Daniel Day Lewis steals the show as Bill the Butcher. It arrives on Aug. 20.

Here's everything that's arriving on Netflix courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

Available Aug. 1
Are We Done Yet?
Boyka: Undisputed
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Groundhog Day
Jackie Brown
Jupiter Ascending
Now and Then
Panic Room
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Sex and the City: The Movie
Something's Gotta Give
The Bank Job
The House Bunny
The Sinner: Julian
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Available Aug. 2
Ask the StoryBots: Season 3
Basketball or Nothing
Dear White People: Volume 3
Derry Girls: Season 2
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3

Available Aug. 4
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4

Available Aug. 5
Enter the Anime
No Good Nick: Part 2

Available Aug. 6
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That

Available Aug. 8
Jane The Virgin: Season 5
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
The Naked Director
Wu Assassins

Available Aug. 9
Cable Girls: Season 4
The Family
GLOW: Season 3
The InBESTigators
iZombie: Season 5
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales
Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

Available Aug. 13
Knightfall: Season 2
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

Available Aug. 14
The 100: Season 6

Available Aug. 15
Cannon Busters

Available Aug. 16
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Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez
Better Than Us
Frontera verde
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
The Little Switzerland
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3
Super Monsters Back to School
Victim Number 8

Available Aug. 17
The Punisher (2004)

Available Aug. 20
Gangs of New York
Simon Amstell: Set Free

Available Aug. 21
American Factory

Available Aug. 22
Love Alarm

Available Aug. 23
El Pepe: Una vida suprema
Rust Valley Restorers

Available Aug. 27
Million Pound Menu: Season 2
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7

Available Aug. 29
Falling Inn Love
Workin' Moms: Season 3

Available Aug. 30
The A List
Carole & Tuesday
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Droppin' Cash: Season 2
La Grande Classe
Locked Up: Season 3
Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2
Styling Hollywood
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis
Un bandido honrado

Available Aug. 31
Luo Bao Bei: Season 1

Here's everything that's leaving Netflix in August:

Leaving Aug. 1
A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Another Cinderella Story
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chuggington: Season 1-5
Death in Paradise: Season 1-7
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Good Will Hunting
Gosford Park
Hairspray (1988)
Hairspray (2007)
Hot Fuzz
Just Friends
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect 2
The Da Vinci Code
The Fifth Element
The Final Destination
The Hurt Locker
The Master
The Village
World War II in Colour
World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel: S1

Leaving Aug. 2
The Founder

Leaving Aug. 5
Mothers and Daughters
Slow TV: Collection

Leaving Aug. 6
Love, Rosie

Leaving Aug. 8
The Emoji Movie

Leaving Aug. 11
No Country for Old Men

Leaving Aug. 14
The Royals: Season 1

Leaving Aug. 15
World War Two: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly: Season 1

Leaving Aug. 16
The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Leaving Aug. 20
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Leaving Aug. 21
Beautiful Creatures

Leaving Aug. 28
Wind River

Leaving Aug. 30

Leaving Aug. 31
Straw Dogs (2011)

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