What’s new on Netflix UK August 2015, including Gotham and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Welcome to our picks of the best August 2015 Netflix releases, August is looking very good if you ask me! With top picks including Gotham and The Hobbit plus Netflix original series Narcos all lined up.


Remember to check back as this list may grow throughout the month.


Utopia Season 1 Netflix UK

  • 1/8 – Utopia (Season 1)

When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, their lives brutally implode as they are pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation.



Mouse Hunt Netflix UK

  • 1/8 – MouseHunt

A children’s comedy classic, follow the antics of mouse hunters Lee Evans and Nathan Lane with a particularly troublesome mouse.



Gotham Netflix UK

  • 2/8 – Gotham (Season 1)

Gotham is a prequel of Batman, delve into the origins of many of the characters who appear in the Batman films. The story begins with the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents, the case is investigated by Detective James Gordon who quickly finds himself investigating the mob and coming across many of Gotham’s most notorious villains.


Kick Ass 2 Netflix UK

  • 9/8 – Kick-Ass 2

While not as good in my opinion as the first film, it is still worth a watch solely for some of the action scenes.




  • 20/8 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This is the final instalment in The Hobbit trilogy which is a prequel to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the evil dragon Smaug is now awake and laying waste to the town of Dale. Meanwhile the dwarves who have inherited the riches in the mountain discover there may be other parties who seek to claim the mountain.



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  • 28/8 – Narcos

This Netflix Orginal will be based on the famous Columbian drug lord and Cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar, 10 episodes are due to be released. Pedro Pascal, familiar to many as Game of Thrones’ Oberyn Martell, plays DEA agent Javier Pena.