There should be a rule against summer passing so quickly, right? Alas, such a rule does not exist, and here we are – staring at the lazy, hazy final stretch of this season of fun. You can take a beach vacation before school starts, but more likely than not you want to soak up the last few weeks with a bit of relaxation and lots of family bonding. And, for many of us, that includes huddled on the couch to binge-watch movies. Luckily, on August 1, there will be plenty of new kids’ movies and shows on Netflix.
ICYMI, the streaming giant, has been churning out some very entertaining family content throughout the summer. Last month brought swashbuckling adventure The beast from the sea and the return of Jack Black to Po in Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. Additionally, fans received the latest installment of stranger things Season 4. And throughout August, new family content will debut weekly as part of The summer vacation collection.
So grab the popcorn (or whip up Cheddar Bay Biscuits Monkey Bread, if you’re feeling ambitious), and whip up some of these fun, family-friendly August titles.
The Highlight Reel: August’s Most Anticipated Picks
city of tall trees – 1st of August
Say hello to colorful anthropomorphic animals with special skills and cool vehicles that team up to protect their town! city of tall trees engages preschoolers and also teaches them important lessons on how to care for your community.
Super Giant Robot Brothers — August 4
I mean, they’re giant robots fighting space monsters to defend the Earth. You won’t have to sell your kids on this one. The only interference you’ll need to execute is to break up squabbles over who becomes Shiny and who becomes Thunder when they play pretend after watching.
The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – 5 August
Further proof that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will never go out of style, this new Netflix film sees Raphael, Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello back in action to defend the galaxy against a dangerous alien force.
13: The Musical — August 12
Tony Award winner Robert Horn adapted the screenplay for this family film based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish for the original Broadway version. So there’s a lot to love here for parents and kids alike — including exposing your family to Broadway culture and sharing with them the super relatable story of being the new 13 in town.
Deepa and Anoop – August 15th
Seven-year-old Deepa and her color-changing elephant, Anoop, are the unofficial ‘ambassadors of fun’ at Deepa’s family lodge, Mango Manor. And that equates, unsurprisingly, to a lot of fun. Your kids will love the bright colors, positive spirit and large scale musical numbers.
Royalteen — August 17
If you have a tween or teen at home, add this Norwegian young adult film to your queue. It follows a girl named Lena grappling with her scandalous past when she strikes up an unlikely romance with the Norwegian Crown Prince.
Angry Birds Summer Madness: Season 3 — August 25
Much like the TMNT, the Angry Birds seem to appeal to kids born across all sorts of decades. In this dynamic series’ return, teenage birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and Stella crash land on Camp Splinterwood during a summer of high-flying hijinks.
More new kids movies on Netflix in August
- Men in black 1 (1997)
- Men in Black II (2002)
- Men in Black 3 (2012)
- Spider Man (2002)
- Spiderman 2 (2004)
- Spiderman 3 (2007)
- space jam (1996)
- Ferris Bueller’s day off (1986)
More new kids shows on Netflix in August
- Polly Pocket: small taste Season 4, Part 2 – August 1
- The Zenko Go Team Season 2 – August 8
- locke and key Season 3 – August 10
- Junior baking show Season 6 – August 17
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season 3 – August 18
- The Cuphead Show! Part 2 — August 19
- ollie lost: Limited Edition — August 24
- Powerful Express Season 7 – August 29