New on Netflix in the month of August are four movies and one new Netflix Original Series we recommend. From Academy Award®-winning The Hurt Locker (score by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders), which earned Kathryn Bigelow an Oscar (she’s Executive Producer on Cartel Land), to Seeking A Friend For The End of The World (score by Rob Simonsen & Jonathan Sadoff), we have a nice collection for you to add to your Netflix queue. Read further for movie trailers and more.
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Starring Jeremy Renner (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Anthony Mackie (Repentance) and Brian Gerahty (NBC’s Chicago Fire). The Hurt Locker received six Academy Award® wins including Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Achievement in Directing for Kathryn Bigelow (who is Executive Producer of Cartel Land), plus three nominations including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Jeremy Renner and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score for composers Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders.
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Starring Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Aasha Davis.
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Melanie Lynskey. Score by Rob Simonsen & Jonathan Sadoff.
An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent. Directed by Andrew Niccol (Good Kill), the film stars Nicolas Cage (The Runner), Ethan Hawke (Good Kill) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club). Score by Antonio Pinto.
Narcos: The Netflix Original Series (Premieres August 28) | Soundtrack coming soon.
Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine. Starring Maurice Compte, Wagner Moura and Joanna Christie. Score by Pedro Bromfman; original main title theme by Rodrigo Amarante.