New on Netflix: 7 new items in August for your watchlist

August, that means summer, sun, Netflix time! Properly read, the streaming provider delivers us a lot of new releases and thus good reasons for one or the other couch day. Seven highlights we have taken more closely for you under the magnifying glass.

  • “Thor: day of decision”
  • “Inglourious Basterds”
  • “Mindhunter”, Season 2
  • “Back to the Future”
  • “It”
  • “Coco – Livelier than life!”
  • “The Dark Crystal: Era of Resistance”

“Thor: day of decision”

Short description:In the third part of the solo series, the Marvel hero gets to deal with the death goddess Hela. But before he can face her, the thunder god lands on the planet Sakaar, where he unexpectedly meets an old friend. And then there’s the matter with Ragnarok, the prophesied sinking of Thor’s home Asgard …

To see from:August 15, 2019

Assessment:“Thor 3” by director Taika Waititi was by far the most successful of the solo films about the god of thunder. It’s hardly surprising that Part 4, “Thor: Love and Thunder”, was recently announced at the Comic-Con – once again with Waititi at the director’s post.

“Inglourious Basterds”

Short description:In Nazi-occupied France, Colonel Hans Landa brutally murders a Jewish family. Only a young woman escapes and builds up a new identity. Years later, she sees a chance for revenge. At the same time, a group of Jewish-American guerilla fighters are hunting for German soldiers – the “Basterds.”

To see from:August 16, 2019

Assessment:Quentin Tarantino’s revenge film received several awards and was nominated for eight Academy Awards. At the end Christoph Waltz got an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for his goose bumping performance as cruel Colonel Landa – and absolutely deserves it!

“Mindhunter”, Season 2

Short description:In the second season of the FBI thriller, the Behavioral Science Unit supports the authorities in the hunt for a child serial killer. The case is based on the real-life Atlanta murder series from 1979 to 1981, which killed 28 children and adolescents.

To see from:August 16, 2019

Assessment:A series of cult director David Fincher (“Fight Club”), in which FBI agents dive into the psyche of serial killers to assassinate – what could not be worth watching? The only downside: Unlike the first season with ten episodes Season 2 should, according to Digital Spy include only eight episodes.

“Back to the Future”

Short description:Inventor Brown has rebuilt a DeLorean into a time machine. Adolescent Marty McFly lands behind the wheel in adverse circumstances – and in the 1950s. There he meets his mother, who promptly falls in love with him instead of his father. Now it’s up to Marty to fix the past to save his future.

To see from:August 16, 2019

Assessment:The sci-fi trilogy by director Robert Zemeckis has cult status to this day. Not least because the films themselves meanwhile feel like a time travel into the 80s.


Short description:In the Stephen King film adaptation of the little town Derry in 1989, a monster haunted, which makes mostly as a horror clown hunting for children. A group of young outsiders sets off to face the horror figure.

To see from:August 22, 2019

Assessment:On September 5, 2019, the sequel to the hit movie in German cinemas starts with “Es: Chapter 2”! So it’s just right that the first part will be released on Netflix in August, right? So there is enough time to review the horror!

“Coco – Livelier than life!”

Short description:Twelve-year-old Miguel loves music – unlike his family, who blame the music for the great-great-grandfather’s abandonment of his wife and daughter. When Miguel accidentally enters the underworld on the day of the dead, he still sets out to find his deceased idol, the singer Ernesto de la Cruz. He comes across his dead relatives on the way.

To see from:August 29, 2019

Assessment:“Coco” is not only worth seeing, but also worth hearing! In addition to the Oscar for the “Best Animated Film” the Pixar production 2018 got another gold boy for the “Best Film Song”. The emotional song “Remember Me” (in the German version: “Remember me always”) convinced the jury.

“The Dark Crystal: Era of Resistance”

Short description:The three young Gelflinge Brea, Rian and Deet make a cruel discovery. This causes them to rebel against the reign of terror of the emperor. A rebellion begins.

To see from:August 30, 2019

Assessment:The Fantasy series is new to Netflix, but the World Thra and the dolls in it have long been familiar to a big fan base. The series is the prequel to the eponymous film classic of 1982, which became a real hit with the cinema. The expectations for the new series are correspondingly high.