Movies And TV Shows New To Netflix UK This August

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – 1st August

Director: Mira Nair

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland

Genre: Thriller

Plot: A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.

Utopia: Season 1 – 1st August

Creator: Dennis Kelly

Stars: Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi

Plot: After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as ‘The Network’.

The Internet’s Own Boy – 1st August

Director: Brian Knappenberger

Stars: Aaron Swartz

Genre: Documentary

Plot: The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Maidentrip – 1st August

Director: Jillian Schlesinger

Stars: Laura Dekker

Genre: Documentary

Plot: 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Mousehunt – 1st August

Director: Gore Verbinski

Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis

Genre: Comedy, Family

Plot: Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Vexed: Season 1 and 2 – 1st August

Creator: Howard Overman

Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths

Genre: Crime, Comedy

Plot: Two detectives; one is cynical and over sexed, the other an asset to the profession. Their unbalanced partnership gets them through a series of strange cases almost smoothly. While managing work life, they have to manage each other and their personal lives.

Hero – 1st August

Director: Yimou Zhang

Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung

Genre: Action

Plot: A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Dior And I – 1st August

Director: Frédéric Tcheng

Stars: Grace Coddington, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert

Genre: Documentary

Plot: Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators.

The Grandmaster – 1st August

Director: Wong Kar Wai

Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang

Genre: Action, Drama

Plot: Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family’s honor.

Son Of God – 1st August

Director: Christopher Spencer

Stars: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp

Genre: Biography

Plot: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

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