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Netflix Japan: New Releases for August 1, 2020

This list shows the Netflix titles released on a specific day in Japan.

Netflix released 25 movies and 3 brand new shows today. There were also 2 seasons of existing shows released and 4 new episodes of existing shows added.

An American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare soon learns to respect the samurai that he has been ordered to destroy. Japan, 1870. An alcoholic American war hero is kidnapped by the samurai rebels he was sent to destroy.

Military Dramas, Action & Adventure, Military Action & Adventure, Dramas, Political Dramas, Period Pieces
Director(s): Edward Zwick
Actors: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masato Harada, Koyuki, William Atherton, Shun Sugata

Clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen, six people are caught in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Psychological Thrillers, Independent Movies, Horror Movies, Thriller Movies, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Canadian Movies, Cyberpunk
Director(s): Vincenzo Natali
Actors: Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miler, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint
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A CIA operative contacts a former high school buddy with accounting chops to help dissolve a lethal plot against U.S. undercover agents. The bullied dork is a brawny secret agent. The class president now crunches numbers. It’s going to be a boss reunion.

Action & Adventure, Comedies, Action Comedies
Director(s): Rawson Marshall Thurber
Actors: Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul, Ryan Hansen, Tim Griffin, Timothy John Smith, Sione Kelepi

As inexplicable events baffle experts worldwide, a UFO-obsessed man is drawn to a mysterious mountain that leads to a life-changing encounter. To those touched by something beyond the world they know, viewing its visit from afar is not enough.

Children & Family Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas, Classic Movies, US Movies, Classic International Movies
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban, Roberts Blossom, Merrill Connally, George DiCenzo, Lance Henriksen

Fourth-grade pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their humorless principal into thinking he's an undies-adorned superhero. The ruse: trick their mean principal into believing he's their comic book character. The results: not what they expect.

Children & Family Movies, Animation, Comedies, Movies Based on Books, Family Comedies, US Movies
Director(s): David Soren
Actors: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher, Brian Posehn, David Soren

Murderous doll Chucky gets help from his son, Glen, a doll as vengeful as his father, and Tiffany, Chucky's "wife" who also has a thirst for blood. Chucky the doll is back. So is his family. And they're headed to Hollywood. Their vacation will be killer.

Slasher & Serial Killer Movies, Horror Movies, Supernatural Horror Movies, US Movies
Director(s): Don Mancini
Actors: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, John Waters, Keith-Lee Castle, Steve West, Tony Gardner, Jason Flemyng

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When a naïve alien stranded on Earth is told to pray for a way home, his search for god reveals the follies of blind faith in organized religion. He's cheeky, childlike and full of questions. This visitor from another world may just open their eyes about their own.

Romantic Dramas, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Romantic Comedies, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Comedies, Romantic Movies, Fantasy Movies, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Rajkumar Hirani
Actors: Aamir Khan, Anuskha Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Saurabh Shukla, Parikshat Sahni, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Rukhsar

A cab driver in Seoul takes a German reporter to investigate rumors of civil unrest in Gwangju not knowing what awaits them there. Based on true events. When he senses danger, he wants to turn around. Then he sees the devastation in Gwangju and the resiliency of its civilians.

Dramas, Korean Movies, Political Dramas
Director(s): Jang Hun
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Park Hyuk-kwon, Choi Gwi-hwa, Jung Jin-young, Ko Chang-seok, Jeon Hye-jin

A news anchor at the apex of her hard-earned career contends with a younger rival after her job and a murder case that tests the limits of her marriage. No one knows news like she does -- but it’s a different story when the headlines start intersecting with her life.

TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, Crime TV Dramas, Romantic TV Dramas, Korean TV Shows
Actors: Ji Jin-hee, Lee Gyoung-young, Jin Ki-joo, Ko Jun, Ahn Nae-sang, Kim Nam-joo, Jeon Hye-jin

After undercover cop Rock Keats is shot by hapless crook Archie Moses, they team up to thwart a crime boss in this comic tale of unlikely buddies. When you wind up joined at the hip with a lowlife hood, being an undercover cop begins to lose its glamor.

Action & Adventure, Late Night Comedies, Crime Comedies, Crime Movies, Comedies, Crime Action & Adventure, Gangster Movies, Action Comedies
Director(s): Ernest R. Dickerson
Actors: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino, Kristen Wilson, Larry McCoy, Allen Covert, Bill Nunn, Mark Roberts

An idealistic English filmmaker casts a group of student actors in her docudrama about India's revolution against British rule in the 1920s. She's looking to cast heroes, but these college kids don't care about history ... until it starts repeating itself.

Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Actors: Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Alice Patten, Soha Ali Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Kiron Kher, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Madhavan

Graduate students Krish and Ananya hope to win their parents' approval before they marry, but the two families clash over their cultural differences.

Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Comedies, Romantic Movies, Movies Based on Books, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Abhishek Varman
Actors: Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy, Shivkumar Subramaniam, Achint Kaur

A small-town girl finally realizes her dream of becoming a famous supermodel but soon finds there's a price for her glamorous new life. Being at the top of the fashion world means there's a long way to fall. How many times can she get back up?

Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Madhur Bhandarkar
Actors: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan, Arjan Bajwa, Raj Babbar, Kiran Juneja, Samir Soni

Teen phenom Tony Stark takes to the skies with an ingeniously engineered suit of armor to learn the truth about his father's mysterious death. A secret suit turns an ordinary teen into an extraordinary hero. With fists of steel, he hunts his father's killer.

TV Cartoons, Kids' TV, TV Shows Based on Comics
Creator(s): Stan Lee, Larry Leiber
Actors: Adrian Petriw, Daniel Bacon, Anna Cummer, Vincent Tong, Kristie Marsden, Mackenzie Gray, Lisa Ann Beley, Alistair Abell, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Fred Henderson

Meeting while on vacation, Ved and Tara sense a connection but vow to keep their real identities a secret. Years later, their paths cross again. A young man struggles to stay true to himself in the face of faded dreams and a love that may be impossible.

Romantic Dramas, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Romantic Movies, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Imtiaz Ali
Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra, Yash Sehgal, Sushma Seth, Javed Sheikh, Vivek Mushran, Ishtiyak Khan

In this adaptation of Dickens' "Great Expectations," a young artist falls for an wealthy woman whose mother has trained her in the art of breaking hearts. She's a muse who knows how to inspire and evoke higher feelings. And then grind them into the dust.

Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Romantic Movies, Movies Based on Books, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Abhishek Kapoor
Actors: Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Rahul Bhatt, Lara Dutta, Akshay Oberoi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ajay Devgn

A martial artist faces his biggest test when he has to travel to Bangkok to rescue the woman he loves from the clutches of his romantic rival. Fighting for your life takes on a new meaning when your greatest enemy kidnaps the woman you love.

Action & Adventure, Hindi-Language Movies, Bollywood Movies, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts Movies, Indian Movies
Director(s): Sabir Khan
Actors: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Paras Arora, Sunil Grover, Sourav Chakraborty, Shaurya Bhardawaj

When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path. He's a power-hungry heir to a dirty money empire. The only thing strong enough to stop him? His own family.

Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Political Dramas, Thriller Movies, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Prakash Jha
Actors: Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Sarah Thompson, Naseeruddin Shah

A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the little girl who insists she's his daughter and the small-town locals from the mob. Shiva's new girlfriend is a beauty, but she's got a lot of baggage. Like a daughter who thinks Shiva's her dad.

Dark Comedies, Action & Adventure, Bollywood Movies, Comedies, Indian Movies, Action Comedies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Prabhu Deva
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar, Yashpal Sharma, Paresh Ganatra, Gurdip Kohli, Mushtaq Khan, Amit Kumar Tiwari

To put their neglected town on the map, a scientist and his eccentric fellow residents cook up rumors of aliens landing in the village.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Bollywood Movies, Comedies, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Shirish Kunder
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba, Pitobash, Darshan Jariwala, Alexx O'Nell, Asrani, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee

When a newly married landlord is murdered, a misfit cop’s investigation is complicated by the victim’s secretive family and his own conflicted heart. A horrific murder. A hamstrung cop. To the world, they’re a hallowed family. He’s determined to unearth what they’re hiding.

Social Issue Dramas, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Crime Movies, Crime Dramas, Thriller Movies, Mysteries, Indian Movies, Crime Thrillers, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Honey Trehan
Actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Khalid Tyabji, Aditya Srivastava, Padmavati Rao, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Nishant Dahiya, Shweta Tripathi, Gyanendra Tripathi, Shreedhar Dubey, Swanand Kirkire, Riya Shukla, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ila Arun, Natasha Rastogi

When penguins appear in his sleepy suburb, a genius grade schooler is determined to find a scientific explanation alongside his very grown-up crush. He may be a fourth grader, but science is his calling. Surely he can figure out the magical peculiarities of his town.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Anime Features, Movies Based on Books, Japanese Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anime, Anime based on Books
Director(s): Hiroyasu Ishida
Actors: Kana Kita, Yu Aoi, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Han, Miki Fukui, Mamiko Noto, Misaki Kuno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Naoto Takenaka

While her free-living bestie urges her to embrace singlehood, a commitment-craving social media expert can't stop following the life of a former love. She dates to get married. But a wedding is nowhere on her calendar. Will the agony of single life tie her up in knots?

African Movies, Romantic Comedies, Comedies, Romantic Movies, Quirky Romance, South African Movies
Director(s): Katleho Ramaphakela, Rethabile Ramaphakela
Actors: Fulu Mugovhani, Tumi Morake, Bohang Moeko, Yonda Thomas

A charming allegory based on a novella by Ruskin Bond, this visually stunning film from India explores themes of greed, loneliness, longing and loss.

Children & Family Movies, Bollywood Movies, Dramas, Independent Movies, Movies Based on Books, Indian Movies, Hindi-Language Movies
Director(s): Vishal Bhardwaj
Actors: Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma, Dolly Ahluwalia, Deepak Dobriyal, Rahul Kumar, Paramjit Singh Kakran, Piu Dutt, Samrat Mukherjee

Consenting to train as Disciples for a coming war, Diyoza and the others learn the secrets of Bardo. A hostage crisis forces a showdown in Sanctum.

A new class of pint-sized preschoolers arrives at Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters take their superpowers to the next level — the Purple Room! The first night of school can be quite a fright, but with new monster friends and new monster powers, it's full of fun!

Children & Family Movies, US Movies
Director(s): Steve Ball
Actors: Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong, Erin Mathews, Andrea Libman, Alessandro Juliani, Nicole Anthony, Diana Kaarina, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Asia Mattu, Rukiya Bernard, Elicia MacKenzie, Ian James Corlett, Britt McKillip

Anticipating a break in their activity and wanting to expand into the United States, the guys and their team create the perfect theme: "Turning up."

After Japan's Shogunate is occupied by an alien army, a samurai forced to work as a handyman forms a squad of swordsmen to fight back. Aliens have taken over. One oddball is our only hope. Things have never been wilder, goofier or more ridiculously funny.

A new resident who observes a crime taking place in his apartment complex elects to remain silent when the police come looking for an eyewitness. He convinced himself that he was protecting his family but didn’t count on the deadly consequences of remaining silent.

Korean Movies, Dramas, Crime Dramas, Thriller Movies, Crime Thrillers
Director(s): Cho Kyu-Jang
Actors: Lee Sung-min, Kim Sang-ho, Kwak Si-yang, Jin Kyung, Shin Seung-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun

Tumi Morake dishes out hot takes and fiery commentary about the concept of identity, politics, family life, weaves, and more in this stand-up special.

Dark Comedies, Comedies, Irreverent Stand-Up Comedy, Stand-Up Comedy, International Comedies
Director(s): Mfanelo Ngoma
Actors: Tumi Morake

ありとあらゆる攻撃を無効化するカロンに対し、新たな"手の型"で挑むシンラ。一方、苦境が続く中、リヒトは炎と鬼を一網打尽にする秘策を思いつく。

In a secret act of skillful revenge, four private school classmates team up and work together to expose a string of schoolwide injustices. Are they victims or villains? Depends who you ask. But when they work together ... vengeance is coming.

TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, Crime TV Dramas, British TV Shows, Teen TV Shows, Family Watch Together TV
Creator(s): Holly Phillips
Actors: Kim Adis, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Bethany Antonia, Jessica Alexander

After going their separate ways, four childhood friends now in high school reunite to restore the Iwatobi Swim Club back to its former glory. They're always arguing about who is the fastest. It's time to jump in and let their swim times do the talking.