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Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Aug. 2, 2021

A man sits against a tree playing the guitar while a kinkajou sits on his head.
Lin-Manual Miranda stars in Vivo. Sony Pictures

While the usual, sizable Netflix beginning-of-the-month drop happened last week, the streaming service is still bringing through a diverse array of content for the first week of August. And there’s plenty of original content too!

The list might be a bit shorter this week, but with murder-mystery films, a new Paris Hilton reality show, and multiple documentaries, there’s plenty for all viewers.

Here’s everything coming to Netflix the week of Aug. 2, 2021.

Aug. 3

    • Pray Away: This original documentary explores the “ex-gay” movement within evangelical churches.
    • Ijé: The Journey: A Nigerian woman travels to America to help her sister who is accused of murder.
    • Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord: This documentary follows the true story of Maximilian Schmidt, the teenager behind a massive drug dealing business run from his bedroom.
    • Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified: Love alien content? This documentary explores theories about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

  • Aug. 4
    • ’76A woman’s life is turned upside when her husband is accused of helping stage a coup.
    • Aftermath: A man wants answers after his wife and daughter are killed in an airplane crash caused by an air traffic controller.
    • American Masters: Inventing David Geffen: Entertainment industry icon David Geffen is profiled and speaks for himself in this documentary.
    • Chhota Bheem: Season 4: A boy and his friends have fantastical adventures in a magical village.
    • Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami: This documentary explores the lives of two friends who dropped out of high school and became Miami’s most powerful cocaine dealers.
    • Control Z: Season 2: A hack exposes the secrets of high school students, and one girl is determined to find out who they are.
    • Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3: The team at Gotham Garage is back for another season of car restorations.
    • Cooking With Paris: Paris Hilton is back with her own cooking show.

  • Aug. 6
    • Hit & Run: A man investigates the hit and run that killed his wife and begins to believe it wasn’t an accident.
    • Navarasa: This Indian Tamil-language collection of stories focuses on a different emotion during each episode.
    • Quam’s Money: A former security guard becomes a millionaire in this crime-comedy.
    • The Swarm: A homesteading mother breeds locusts for food but realizes they crave blood in order to reproduce.
    • Vivo: A musical kinkajou is tasked with delivering a song to his friend’s long-lost love in this Lin Manuel Miranda film.
  • Aug. 7
    • The Paper Tigers: Three former martial arts students reunited to avenge their master.
  • Aug. 8
    • Quartet: A former opera singer moves into a retirement home for performers and is reticent to participate in an upcoming performance put on by residents.
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