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‘The Hurt Locker,’ ‘Two Days, One Night’ and More Coming to Netflix This August (Plus Indiewire’s Picks)

'The Hurt Locker,' 'Two Days, One Night' and More Coming to Netflix This August (Plus Indiewire's Picks)

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August can be quite the sluggish month at the movie theater, but Netflix is offering some acclaimed remedies thanks to a handful of new additions that shouldn’t be missed. From a pulse-pounding Best Picture winner to quite a few foreign masterpieces, check out all of the new titles hitting the streaming platform next month below:

Available 8/1
“Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein” (1999)
“Asylum” (2005)
“Beneath the Helmet” (2014)
“Bride and Prejudice” (2004)
“Casting By” (2012)
“Dear Frankie” (2004)
“Dogs on the Inside” (2014)
“Electric Slide” (2014)
“Enemy at the Gates” (2001)
“Flex is King” (2013)
“November Rule” (2015)
“Outcast” (2014)
“Pants on Fire” (2014)
“Sorority Row” (2009)

Indiewire Pick: “The Hurt Locker” (2008)

Winner of six Academy Awards — including Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Best Picture — “The Hurt Locker” is a gripping drama that follows a U.S. Army explosive ordinance disposal team operating in Iraq. Amid the dangers of their work, the squad also contends with the pressures that arise from living in constant peril. Jeremy Renner stars in his breakout lead performance that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. 

“The Living” (2014)
“War” (2007)
“Wing Commander” (1999)

Available 8/4
“Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” (2015)

Available 8/5
“Yellowbird” (2014)

Available 8/6
“Kill Me Three Times” (2014)
“My Amityville Horror” (2012)
“The Look of Love” (2013)

Indiewire Pick: “Welcome to Me” (2014)

“Welcome to Me” stars Kristen Wiig in another tremendously funny and heartbreaking role, this time as a television-obsessed young woman named Alice. The film follows Alice after she wins $86 million in a lottery and decides to abandon her meds, live in a casino and spend all of her earnings on a TV show about herself. “Welcome to Me” is a dark comedy that explores our desire for fame and our deeper need to be heard.

Available 8/11
“Fred: The Movie” (2010)
“Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” (2011)
“Fred 3: Camp Fred” (2012)

Indiewire Pick: “Two Days, One Night” (2014)

The Dardenne brothers’ affinity for neorealism pays off in dramatic spades in this devastating morality drama starring Marion Cotillard in an Oscar nominated performance. On the verge of losing her job, Cotillard’s Sandra comes up with a last ditch strategy: Get her workmates to give up their bonuses so that she can stay on. With a single weekend to make it work, Sandra and her husband take her crusade for sympathy all over town.

Available 8/12
“For a Good Time, Call…” (2012)
“Leap Year” (2010
“The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” (2014)

Available 8/15
“Alex of Venice” (2014)

Available 8/16
“Being Flynn” (2012)
“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (2012)

Indiewire Pick: “Pariah” (2011)

Winner of the Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Dee Rees’ remarkable debut feature centers on a Bronx teenage lesbian (played resonantly by Adepero Oduye) whose two worlds — she acts in a traditional, feminine way around her religious parents and expresses her sexuality freely among her friends — collide and force her to fully embrace herself, for better and for worse.

Available 8/17
“Lord of War” (2005)

Available 8/19
“Jack Theory” (2009)

Available 8/20
“As Cool As I Am” (2013)

Available 8/21
“Grantham & Rose” (2014)
“Transcend” (2014)

Available 8/27
“Byzantium” (2012)

Indiewire Pick: “White God” (2014)

When a cruel father dumps his daughter’s beloved dog, Hagen, out on the highway to fend for himself, Hagen not only survives the horrors of abandonment, dog fights and starvation, but rouses an angry army of mongrels out to exact vengeance. The knockout dramatic satire won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as Hungary’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at last year’s ceremony. 

Available 8/29
“Ride” (2015)

Available 8/30
“Muffin Top: A Love Story” (2014)

READ MORE: ‘Changeling,’ ‘Serena’ and More on Netflix This July (Plus Indiewire’s Picks)

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