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Netflix animated shows, action-packed thrillers to watch with the family this August

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Aug 04, 2022 2:01 pm

Let's face it. With all the hubbub that's going on in our lives, sometimes it's hard to sit back and have a simple night of watching television with the family.

But worry no more as the month of August packs a great deal of films and shows to stream on Netflix that are worth taking the time off. From the nostalgic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the action-packed vampire film Day Shift, you'll be tempted to spend the whole day bonding with your family and growing closer than ever.

Here are some fun-filled shows to watch this month:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

August 5

Superheroes are a staple genre in the world of entertainment, and if you want to see a superhero team who don't only save the world, but could also make you feel nostalgic, then Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is the perfect film to relive the inner kid in you.

Packed with 80s nostalgia and high-powered action, the film follows the Ninja Turtle brothers Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo as they come to blows with a terrifying alien species that is determined to take over the world. 

School Tales: The Series

August 10

The season for scares may still be months away, but if you are craving for a night full of terror and thrills, then School Tales: The Series will give you just that. The show is a Thai horror anthology series that brings to life eight horrifying comics.

Taking place at a seemingly ordinary school, the eight-episode series features spine-chilling stories about a girl jumping to her death; a haunted library; canteen food made from human flesh; a headless ghost in the school warehouse; a devil-infested room; a vengeful demon in an abandoned building; and a classroom where only dead students attend class.

13: The Musical

August 12

It's time to break into a song and dance number with 13: The Musical, a coming-of-age film based on the 2007 Broadway show that became prominent for being the first Broadway musical to feature a cast and band entirely made of teenagers. With upbeat and energizing songs from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, the film is sure to give you last song syndrome.

13: The Musical centers on Evan Goldman, a twelve-year-old New Yorker who moves into small-town Indiana in the wake of his parents' divorce. As his 13th birthday comes closer, Evan strives to conquer the challenges of making new friends by making his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish coming-of-age ritual, into the coolest party ever.

Day Shift

August 12

For a scary, yet exciting family viewing experience, Day Shift is the movie for you, which has Jamie Foxx starring as a hunter who faces off against vicious and bloodthirsty vampires pretending to be ordinary human persons.

The film follows Bud Jablonski, a dad who works as a pool cleaner in San Fernando Valley to provide for his daughter. However, this is only a mere facade to his real source of income, which is hunting and slaying vampires as part of an international union of vampire hunters. Apart from Foxx, Day Shift also features the talents of Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg.

Tekken: Bloodline

August 18

If you're into video games, then you may want to add this animated series to your watchlist. Based on the iconic fighting video game franchise, Tekken: Bloodline is expected to be filled with exhilarating action sequences and gorgeously animated movements.

The series revolves around Jin Kazama in his struggle to seek revenge on a monstrous evil who has destroyed everything important to him. Equipped with his family's self-defense arts, Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, Jin seeks absolute power to accomplish his goal, which leads him to the King of Iron Fist Tournament, the ultimate battle that the world will be watching.

The Cuphead Show!: Part 2

August 19

Its challenging gameplay and retro art style has no doubt made the 2017 run-and-gun video game Cuphead a huge hit. So much so that it even received its own show in 2022 called The Cuphead Show! And now, its second season is set to premiere soon.

The series focuses on the misadventures of the impulsive and confident Cuphead and his cautious, but easily swayed younger brother Mugman as they explore their homeworld Inkwell Isles. However, their nemesis, the Devil himself, attempts to foil the fun adventures of the young brothers.

Lost Ollie

August 24

Based on the 2017 children's novel Ollie's Odyssey by William Joyce, Lost Ollie is another whimsically animated series that incorporates live-action elements.

Its premise rests on a lost toy who must face the dangers of the world in order to reunite with his owner who lost him, and the result is a heartwarming tale that can teach the family many lessons on what it means to love with all your heart and finding the courage to navigate the losses in life. 

Angry Birds: Summer Madness

August 25

Here is another fun and wacky animated show based on the highly popular video game franchise about a flock of angry birds who attempt to save their eggs from green-colored pigs. 

First premiering in late January this year, Angry Birds: Summer Madness is now on this third season. It follows the birds Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Stella as they enjoy a wild and adventurous summer at Camp Splinterwood in their pre-teen years.