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Agatha Raisin – the new cozy mystery on Acorn TV. Photo: Sky/Acorn

With new movies and television changing from month to month on various streaming sites, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the best of what’s been added (or going to be soon) for the month of August 2016. This list has a very particular focus, however. If you’re like me and find all those lists out there of what’s been added to Netflix and Hulu to be overwhelming with titles (and no information about what these titles are actually about), then this is the list for you! I have linked each and every title so you can learn more about each film/show to see if they are of any interest to you. Also, this list is made especially for those of you looking for particular genres!

RELATED Silver Petticoat’s Summer 2016 Box Office Preview

Due to the theme of this site, my picks mostly focus on period dramas, romance, fairy tales, classics, genre, mystery, intelligent drama/comedy, feel-good films, etc., with PG-13/TV-14 like content or below (minus a few exceptions for artistic reasons).

I have included a content note if I’m unsure of the content or it’s above a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. If you find it helpful, we may turn this into a regular monthly feature! Let us know what you think.

What’s Coming to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and More in August 2016

(A Totally Biased Guide…)

Coming to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

August 1

August 8

August 15

August 22

August 29

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

A Good Woman Photo: Lions Gate Entertainment

A Good Woman. Photo: Lions Gate Entertainment

August 1

August 8

August 10

August 12

August 15

  • A Royal Affair (2012) – Rated R and includes Strong Language and Sexual Content

August 25

August 26

Coming to DramaFever

(Content Unclear)


August 12

August 29

You can also check out some of DramaFever’s other more recent additions HERE.

New on FEELN

(Everything on Feeln is always TV-14/PG-13 or below; All R-Rated films are edited.)

An Ideal Husband. Photo: Miramax

An Ideal Husband. Photo: Miramax

Coming to Hulu

Lars and the real girl 2

Lars and the Real Girl starring Ryan Gosling. A charming indie romance! Photo: MGM/Lars Production

August 1

August 2

August 3

  • W Series Premiere (Viki)

August 10

August 12

Coming to Netflix

the little prince

The Little Prince. Photo: Netflix

August 1

August 5

August 6

August 10

August 11

August 12

August 16

August 17

August 22

August 23

August 26

VIKI Recent Additions

Ice Fantasy. Photo: Viki/Hunan TV

Ice Fantasy. Photo: Viki/Hunan TV

New To Warner Archive  (Classic Films)

Goodbye Mr Chips

What do you plan to check out on streaming this month? What streaming sites do you prefer to use? Any you think I should add to next month’s list? Let me know in the comments!

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