Brow Beat

The Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in August

Robin Williams and Matt Damon sit on a bench.
Good Will Hunting.
Miramax Pictures

Every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its growing collection of streaming movies and TV series. At the same time, it rotates out some of its older titles. Below, we’ve chosen the best movies and TV shows to watch before they’re removed from Netflix Instant in August. (All titles expire Aug. 1 except where otherwise noted.)

Must Watch

The Hurt Locker
No Country for Old Men (Aug. 11)

Good Watch

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Good Will Hunting 
Gosford Park
Hairspray (2007)
Hairspray (1988)
Hot Fuzz 
The Fifth Element
The Master
The Founder (Aug. 2)
Zodiac (Aug. 6)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Aug. 16)
Wind River (Aug. 28)

Binge Watch

Death in Paradise Seasons 1-7

History Watch

World War II in Colour 
World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel
World War Two: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly (Aug. 15)

Nostalgia Watch

A Cinderella Story
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Final Destination

If You’re Bored and Want to Watch People Salmon Fishing for Seven Hours

Slow TV: Collection (Aug. 5)

If You’re Bored and Do Not Want to Watch People Salmon Fishing for Seven Hours

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song 
Another Cinderella Story
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 
Chuggington: Season 1-5
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3 
Just Friends
The Butterfly Effect 
The Butterfly Effect 2 
The Da Vinci Code
The Final Destination
Mothers and Daughters (Aug. 5)
Love, Rosie (Aug. 6)
The Emoji Movie (Aug. 8)
The Royals Season 1 (Aug. 14)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Aug. 20)
Beautiful Creatures (Aug. 21)
Burnt (Aug. 30)
Straw Dogs (2011) (Aug. 31)