Netflix adds new movies and shows to its library on a regular basis. Among these plenty of shows and movies are Netflix originals. This means that the said shows and movies are exclusively available on Netflix. Netflix originals further make Netflix a more reliable and lucrative entertainment platform.
The ever-growing Netflix is directed at satisfying the entertainment needs of the regular and occasional viewers. Without further ado, let’s hop on to the list of the best Netflix movies to watch in the month of August 2021.
1. Kissing Booth 3
The month of August is quite lucky for Kissing Booth fans. After the massive success of Kissing Booth 1 and 2, Kissing Booth 3 is here to put an end to a tale that began with a kissing booth exchange. The movie is a romantic comedy based on Beth Reekles’s Wattpad story and book. Kissing Booth 3 has been marketed as the final chapter of the Kissing Booth movie trilogy.
Kissing Booth 3 navigates through the life of Gen Z teens and their summertime shenanigans. It walks us through the complicated teen relationships and the expectations from life. This movie also aims to answer the questions and loopholes left unanswered by its prequels.
A Netflix original film, the movie Kissing Booth 3 was released on August 11 and has been the talk of the town ever since its release.
2. Pray Away
Pray Away is a documentary film on Netflix that is based on the horrible convictions of the movement “pray the gay away” and the harms it incurs on the LGBTQ community. The story is based on the true event from 1970 where a group of people was claiming that gay people can become straight if they pray away their feelings and innermost thoughts.
Several leaders and survivors of the movement are invited on this documentary film to share their experiences of how and what exactly happened. The harrowing history of the conversion therapy featured in this documentary film is bound to make one shudder.
3. The Swarm
Ever thought of watching a horror movie in French? Well, The Swarm is a French drama film based on the story of a single mother who breeds locusts. Virginie lives on a farm with her teenage daughter and her son, and raises locusts as a high-protein crop for her means of sustenance.
Being a single mother with a plethora of issues ranging from financial problems to troubling neighbours, Virginie is already having a hard time making ends meet but things are bound to get tougher with the discovery that the locusts are having a hard time reproducing. The stakes involved are high in case the locusts fail to sustain.
Virginie’s trials however multiply with the discovery that locusts she breeds have a taste for blood.
The film was initially released in August 2020 but the Netflix debut happened earlier this month. A thoroughly gripping tale packed with horrifying details and graphics, The Swarm is bound to keep you on the edge throughout.
4. Five Feet Apart
Based on the book Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart initially released in 2019 and explores the life of two cystic fibrosis patients. If you are a fan of The Fault In Our Stars, you are bound to fall in love with the story of Five Feet Apart.
Five Feet Apart is based on the love story of Stella Grant and Will Newman who are both cystic fibrosis patients. Both lovers meet on one of their many hospital visits and their complex lives intermingle to make them fall in love. A distance of less than five feet may prove lethal for their condition and thus, they always stick to the five feet apart rule. This is how the movie derives its name.
Despite being released in 2019, the film wasn’t available on Netflix until August 1, 2021. Five Feet Apart is a gut-wrenching tale and is bound to make you sob thoroughly.
Are you an animated movie enthusiast? Well, here is an option for you that you are going to thoroughly enjoy. Vivo is truly a treat for all animated movie buffs. The bonus is if you are also a music lover. The movie Vivo is Sony Pictures Animation’s first-ever musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The story of Vivo revolves around a rainforest honey bear that together with his master, Andrés plays music in a lively square. Despite the inability to communicate in the same language, Vivo and Andrés share a bond of love connected by music. However, the twist arises when Andrés is summoned by a long-lost lover to reunite for a farewell concert. The story that unfolds and the music and animation featured are bound to tug a few strings of your heart.
The aforementioned list of the best movies of August 2021 has truly something for everyone. It caters to the variable tastes of viewers much like the entire Netflix library itself.
With the pandemic around the entertainment options are growing slimmer every day. In such circumstances, Netflix has been a source of great relief. Netflix has managed to provide uninterrupted and quality entertainment to all its viewers and is constantly playing its part to cater to the ever-growing needs of the subscribers and users.
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