Netflix August 2021: Best new series, movies and documentaries to watch in UK

From Paris Hilton’s new cooking show to Lin Manuel Miranda's new animated film, here are out top picks on Netflix this month

Another month, means another batch of new releases, with Netflix set to add more award-worthy shows and films to their rosters.

These are my top TV and film picks to watch this July on Netflix.

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Cooking with Paris - 4 August

If you're in need of a little bit of light-hearted entertainment this August, look no further than Paris Hilton’s new cooking show ‘Cooking with Paris’. Paris learns how to make a whole host of dishes including pasta, tomatillos, and lemon zest, and a whole turkey, with her celeb guest cooking partners.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kinds of Miami - 4 August

This docu-series is perfect for anyone looking to fill that Narcos shaped hole in their heart. The series tells the story of two childhood friends who go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga that spanned decades.

Vivo - 6 August

Vivo presents another opportunity to catch the incredible musical mind of Lin Manuel Miranda in action. Vivo follows a music-loving kinkajou embarking on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend. The film stars Zoe Saldana, Juan De Marco González and Gloria Estefan.

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Bake Squad - 11 August

Is this Netflix’s answer to The Great British Bake Off? Bake Squad sees a group of expert bakers elevate desserts with next-level ideas and epic execution. Now the battle is on to win over clients in need of very special sweets.

The Defeated - 18 August

A new series that will please anyone looking for a dose of historical fiction. The Defeated is set in 1946 Berlin, and follows an American cop searching for his missing brother. He is assisted by a novice German policewoman fighting the violent crimes that engulfed the city in post-war Germany.

The Chair - 20 August

Sandra Oh stars in her first big budget TV role since Killing Eve. The Chair follows Oh as the first person of colour to become chair of the English department at a major university. It features a host of dark comedy, an intriguing storyline and academic humour.

Sweet Girl - 20 August

Finally, Sweet Girl sees Jason Momoa reveal his inner Liam Neeson. The film follows Momoa on the search for justice after he lost the love of his life to a pharmaceutical company’s greed. Now his daughter is without a mother, and he's without justice. For now.