What’s on Netflix Singapore in August 2021

Highlights include teen rom-coms ‘The Kissing Booth 3’ and ‘He’s All That', as well as the fourth installment of Jack Neo’s 'Long Long Time Ago' movie series.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 23 July 2021, 12:21 PM

August is coming, which means new offerings on Netflix are coming!

That can only be great news, particularly as we stay home during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).

From local comedy, to rom-coms, action thrillers and even animated musicals, there are plenty of choices to keep you entertained.

Here are five highlights of Netflix Singapore’s August lineup:

1. Long Long Time Ago 4: The Diam Diam Era 2

This movie was released in cinemas in February this year. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

The fourth movie in the Jack Neo’s Long Long Time Ago series, The Diam Diam Era 2 takes place during the 1988 General Election, where Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) were introduced for the first time to ensure enthic minority in the Parliament.

The movie stars household names Suhaimi Yusof, Mark Lee and Henry Thia among others, as the main characters in the movie form an opposition party to contest in the elections and their political antics soon entangle their families.

The comedy-drama film is available from Aug 8.

2. The Kissing Booth 3

Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney reprise their roles as Elle, Noah and Lee respectively in this movie. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

The Kissing Booth is a tale beginning at a highschool fundraiser where the lead character (Elle) kisses her crush at the booth in front of the whole school.

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Beth Reekles, the third installment of the movie will see Elle having to choose between heading to Harvard with her crush, Noah, or Berkeley with Lee, Noah’s younger brother and her best friend.

Whose heart will Elle break?

Find out in the third and final installment of the popular teen romance movie from Aug 11.

3. He’s All That

The film stars Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

A gender-flipped reboot of 1999 teen rom-com She’s All That, an influencer (Rae) is tasked with turning a loser (Buchanan) into the prom king to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend.

The film is available from Aug 27.

4. Vivo

The film marks Sony Pictures Animation’s first musical film. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

A music-loving kinkajou (a tropical rainforest mammal) embarks on a thrilling journey from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.

An idea first pitched to DreamWorks Animation in 2010, it was later revived by Sony Pictures Animation in December 2016 and then shelved for a cinema release in June this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will finally be released on Aug 6. Hopefully, the 11-year wait will be worth it.

5. Sweet Girl

Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced star in the movie. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

Devoted family man Ray Cooper (played by Jason Momoa), vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life saving drug from the market just before his wife dies from cancer.

But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.

The action thriller will be available from Aug 20.

You can check out the full listing of upcoming titles coming to Netflix Singapore in August here.

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