10 movies and web series to stream in August 2021 on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar

A new month means brand new content from streaming platforms. August starts soon and with it comes binge-worthy web series and movies across all the OTT platforms. 

Here are 10 films and web series, original and renewed, premiering this month:


Available on: Netflix

Cast: Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi and Arvind Swami, Siddharth, Prakash Raj, Saravanan, Alagam Perumal, Revathy, Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Aishwarya Rajessh, and others.

Created by Mani Ratnam, Navarasa is a nine-part anthology web series that explores nine human emotions — anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace, and wonder. This collection of features promises an emotional rollercoaster.

Release date: August 6

What If…?

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Hayley Atwell, Micheal B. Jordan, Sebastian Stan, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth

Marvel’s What If…? is an animated anthology that reimagines various major events from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in game-changing ways. The web series is brainstorming of infinite possibilities and multiverses.

Release date: August 11


Available on Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani

Inspired by true events of the 1999 Kargil War, the film is a tribute to Captain Vikram Batra and an ode to his indispensable sacrifice.

Release date: August 12

Brand New Cherry Flavour

Available on Netflix

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange

An upcoming horror-thriller, the eight-episode series follows a young director heading to Hollywood in the early 90s but falls into “the hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge – and kittens.”

Release date: August 13

Modern Love season 2

Available on Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Kit Harington, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Lucy Boynton, Tom Burke, Zoe Chao, Maria Dizzia, Minnie Driver, Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Anna Paquin, Isaac Powell, Jack Reynor

The anthology is based on the New York Times column and podcast. A collection of modern romances, the new season of the web series promises to break all the rules.

Release date: August 13

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Available on Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Pranitha Subhash, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Nora Fatehi, and Ammy Virk

The film narrates the true events of 1971 Indo-Pak war and how IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik reconstructed the Indian Airforce Base in Bhuj with his team and 300 local women.

Release date: August 13

The Chair

Available on Netflix

Cast: Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Nana Mensah, Bob Balaban, Everly Carganilla

The Chair is a six-episode dark comedy web series that follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim as she takes over the role of her new role as chair of the failing English Department of the prestigious Pembroke University.

Release date: August 20

Comedy Premium League

Available on Netflix

Cast: Prajakta Kohli, Amit Tandon, Samay Raina, Rytasha Rathore, Aadar Malik, Mallika Dua, Rahul Subramanian, Urooj Ashfaq, Rahul Dua, Kenny Sebastian, Prashasti Singh, Kaneez Surka, Aakash Gupta, Sumukhi Suresh, Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi & Sumaira Shaikh

In this comedy competition show, 16 comedians compete with each other through teams. The participants will have to overcome various challenges with jokes, quips and comebacks to take home the trophy.

Release date: August 20

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Available on Netflix

Cast: Theo James, Lara Pulver, Mary McDonnell and Graham McTavish

The anime movie follows Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, as he finds himself on a new adventure that forces him to face his demons of the past. Set before Vesemir met Gerald, the film shows him as a swashbuckling young Witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin.

Release date: August 23

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Available on Netflix

Cast: Kim Seon-ho, Shin Min-a,  Lee Sang-yi

This romantic drama is a remake of the popular South Korean film ‘Mr Hong.’ The Netflix Original is a story of a pragmatic dentist, Yoon Hye-jin, falling in love with the quiet seaside town and its jack-of-all-trade resident Du-sik.

Release date: August 28 (two episodes weekly)

Also read: Disney+ Hotstar announces 16 original series and 4 films for 2021

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