10 New Shows & Films To Binge-Watch On OTT Platforms This August

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You may or may not have finished your July watch list despite having bookmarked various shows and we are already here with our next what to watch. Wait until you see what August has in store for you. From dark comedies and superhero series to entertaining romantic comedies, get ready to add these 10 new shows and films to your binge-watch list for the first half of the month.

1. Darlings

Alia Bhatt makes her debut as a producer with this film as well as shares screen space with actors Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew. Alia is known for choosing unconventional roles and Darlings is no exception. Here, she plays a grey character Badru who hopes her volatile husband will reform if he stops drinking. But when his rage goes too far, she and her mum seek revenge.

Streaming on August 5 on Netflix

2. Lightyear

Watch Chris Evans voice one of Toy Story’s beloved characters, Buzz Lightyear in the animated feature. The official synopsis reads, “A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. The arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda, is a complicated matter and threatens the mission.”

Streaming on August 3 on Disney+ Hotstar 

3. All Or Nothing: Arsenal

After featuring the stories of many football clubs and teams such as Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing now focuses on Arsenal. The Amazon Prime original sports docu-series focuses on Arsenal’s performance in the 2021-22 English Premier League season which was nothing short of a roller coaster ride for the club. It also gives a peak into the personal stories of footballers, behind-the-scenes conversations and negotiations, and the struggles of this high-stakes profession. For die-hard Arsenal supporters, the series will give you the chance to live through the team’s wins and defeats and empathise with them on a personal level.

Streaming on August 4 on Amazon Prime Video 

4. Lock & Key Season 3

After the exciting second season, fans are finally graced with the third and final one that is set to release this month. Season 3 will definitely have more new keys unlocking more powers and secrets that will help the Locke family fight their new battles. Just when the Locke kids finally thought they could catch a break, Eden shakes things up by bringing Captain Frederick Gideon back as an echo, who plans to get revenge on the Lockes. In the thrilling final chapter of the series, the Locke family faces a demonic new foe who’s dead-set on possessing the keys.

Streaming on August 5 on Netflix

5. Indian Matchmaking Season 2

Sima aunty is back to fix rishtas for singles who want to mingle! The second season sees Sima Taparia navigate through her “tough” job of matchmaking, whether it is catering to the needs of someone’s wishlist of what they’re looking for in an ideal partner or finding someone who is okay with the individual’s “ovo-lacto-semi-vegetarian” diet. Along with the new entrants in the show, you have two people from the previous season appearing too–Aparna Shewakramani and Pradhyuman Maloo as they’re still struggling to find their true love. If you love cringe reality shows, we’re sure this will be at the top of your binge-watch list.

Streaming on August 10 on Netflix

6. I Am Groot

The hero of a few words is back in this collection of five original shorts. The series follows the life of the adorable Guardians of the Galaxy’s Baby Groot, navigating his “glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, among the stars.”

Streaming on August 10 on Disney+ Hotstar 

7. Never Have I Ever Season 3

The much-anticipated teen drama is releasing soon with its third instalment. The new season picks up from where it left off. Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is the new popular girl in school now that she is finally dating Paxton (Darren Barnet). But their relationship goes through a few obstacles when Devi is dubbed the college slut by the mean girls who’re jealous of her. Devi’s insecurities lead her to question why Paxton is dating her. We’re itching to know how their relationship turns out. But wait a minute, there’s another new hot dude who makes an entrance–Nirdesh (played by Anirudh Pisharody). Will he be another roadblock in their relationship or will something brew between him and Devi? You’ll have to watch and find out.

Streaming on August 12 on Netflix

8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8

Noice Noice! Netflix is finally answering your prayers as it is set to drop the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You can now binge-watch Jake Peralta and his crew take down bad guys in New York one last time. We’re also super excited to see Jake be a dad on this season, Amy being a paranoid mom and cop, Rosa’s mix of strong and emotional fronts, Boyle’s weird quirks, Holt’s sassy comebacks, Terry’s constant love for yogurt and let’s not forget, the dysfunctionally functional Hitchcock and Scully. And as you reach the finale, keep that tissue box ready to wipe those tears. The fact that the show has ended will hit you right in the feels.

Streaming on August 13 on Netflix

9. Thirteen Lives

The film retells the true story of the 2018 incident where 12 boys and a coach of a Thai soccer team get trapped in the flooded Tham Luang cave when an unexpected thunderstorm strikes. A team of world-class divers–led by Rick Stanton and John Volanthen–navigate through dangerous cave networks to rescue them.

Streaming on August 11 on Amazon Prime Video 

10. Not Okay

Zoey Deutch is known for her roles in rom-coms and she now plays the lead in another one titled Not Okay, along with actor Dylan O’Brien. The official synopsis reads, “Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She returns a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a real trauma survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams Colin (Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the façade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.”

Streaming soon on Disney+ Hotstar

In case you missed any of the new shows and films that released last month, check out the binge-watch lsit for July part 1 and part 2 here.

- Lifestyle Editor


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