5 best Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) in August 2023

Heart of Stone - Jamie Dornan as Parker in Heart Of Stone. Cr. Robert Viglasky/Netflix © 2023.
Heart of Stone - Jamie Dornan as Parker in Heart Of Stone. Cr. Robert Viglasky/Netflix © 2023. /
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There’s still one more full month left of summer, and the larger-than-life summer Netflix movies aren’t slowing down one bit in August 2023.

While July offered hits like The Out-Laws, Bird Box Barcelona, and They Cloned Tyrone, there’s plenty more movie stars, action, and laughs to come throughout August. The month also has lots of shows worth binge-watching, like The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, Heartstopper season 2, Painkiller, and more. (Check out the Netflix shows to watch and skip in August!)

Whether you’re looking for a heart-pounding action-adventure, a romantic comedy, or a family-friendly animated flick, there’s something for everyone in the month ahead.

Best Netflix movies to watch August 2023

Let’s get into which Netflix movies should be movie night headliners in August 2023 and which ones can be saved for another time, beginning below with Gal Gadot’s Heart of Stone.

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Heart of Stone – Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone in Heart Of Stone. Cr. Robert Viglasky/Netflix © 2023. /

Heart of Stone

Watch! From director Tom Harper, Heart of Stone stars Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot in her return to Netflix after scoring a hit with Red Notice. The action thriller centers on an international intelligence agent who must keep The Heart safe from dangerous enemies. Heart of Stone premieres on Aug. 11, and it’s sure to be a huge blockbuster.

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!

Watch! Based on the book of the same name, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah! comes from producer Adam Sandler, who also stars in the film alongside his wife, Jackie, and daughters, Sunny and Sadie. It’s a family affair in the comedy about best friends, bat mitzvahs, and pre-teen politics. Don’t miss the hilarious offering on Aug. 25.

Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child

Skip! The series of documentaries Untold continues its latest run in August with Jake Paul the Problem Child dropping on the first day of the month. The documentary explores the titular online personality’s life and boxing career. Paul and his brother are both polarizing figures for a number of reasons, so even if you’re a fan of the Untold documentaries, feel free to skip this one and wait for the next documentary.

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Choose Love. Laura Marano as Cami in Choose Love. Cr. Nicola Dove/Netflix © 2023. /

Choose Love

Watch! Have you ever wished you could control the choices the leads in a romantic comedy movie? Well, now you can! Netflix’s new original interactive rom-com Choose Love arrives on Aug. 31 and stars Laura Marano and Avan Jogia. Cami Conway (Marano) has lots of choices to make, and the viewers gets to decide the direction of her life, and maybe even the love interest she ends up with.

The Monkey King

Watch! You can always count on animated Netflix movies to keep the family entertained, and the new title coming in August is The Monkey King. The film follows a monkey and his “magical fighting stick” as he embarks on an adventure of victory until a young girl faces him with a challenge. Check out the new movie beginning on Aug. 18.

Marry My Dead Body

Skip! Some people will probably skip this movie based on its title alone. Marry My Dead Body is quite the title, right? The Taiwanese action-comedy won’t be for everyone, and those are the viewers who should skip the crime-solving, ghost-husband movie on Aug. 10.

Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food

Watch! If there’s one documentary to definitely watch in August, it’s Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food. The doc examines the American food industry and the ways it has often failed consumers and allowed them to be exposed to certain deadly pathogens. Poisoned will surely be an eye-opening experience when it begins streaming on Aug. 2.

What Netflix movies will you be watching and skipping in August?

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