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The 14 best movies coming to Netflix in August

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Daniel Craig in "Skyfall."AP
  • 2002's "Spider-Man" and its two sequels are available on Netflix this month.

  • One of the best 007 movies in the Daniel Craig era, "Skyfall," is also coming to the streamer.

  • The Netflix-original vampire-action movie "Day Shift," starring Jamie Foxx, hits the service on August 12.

"8 Mile" (August 1)

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Eminem in "8 Mil.e"Universal

Loosely based on Eminem's humble beginnings in Detroit, the rapper stars as Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, who lives out of a trailer park and tries to build up enough nerve to win a rap battle.

"Above the Rim" (August 1)

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Tupac Shakur in "Above the Rim."New Line Cinema

This is one of those movies beloved by basketball fanatics.

Duane Martin plays high-school basketball phenom Kyle-Lee who is destined for big things, but the temptations of the evils around him may be his downfall.

Tupac Shakur gives a fantastic performance as the drug dealer Birdie, who tries to use Kyle-Lee.

"Bridget Jones's Diary" (August 1)

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Renée Zellweger in "Bridget Jones's Diary."Miramax

Starring Renée Zellweger, this classic 2001 rom-com chronicles a thirtysomething single British woman's entertaining love life.

And if you need more of Bridget, the third movie in the franchise, "Bridget Jones's Baby," is also available.

"Constantine" (August 1)

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Keanu Reeves in "Constantine."Warner Bros.

A favorite for Keanu Reeves fans, this DC Comic adaptation features the star as an exorcist who navigates between Earth and Hell and can communicate with half angels and demons.

"Eyes Wide Shut" (August 1)

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in "Eyes Wide Shut."Warner Bros.

Marking Stanley Kubrick's final movie before his death, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, who were married in real life at the time, play a Manhattan couple who have an argument that leads Cruise's character on a sex-crazed evening throughout the city.

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (August 1)

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Matthew Broderick in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."Paramount

A flawless John Hughes comedy, there was no one cooler in the late 1980s than Matthew Broderick after he played this now-iconic high-school character.

"Footloose" (August 1)

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Kevin Bacon in "Footloose."Paramount Pictures via Youtube

However, that doesn't mean there wasn't a stiff competition. Two years before "Bueller" came out, Kevin Bacon was the cool kid thanks to this hit musical in which he plays a Chicago kid who moves to a small town where dancing has been banned.

"Men in Black" (August 1)

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(L-R) Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in "Men in Black."Columbia Pictures

On the heels of "Independence Day" making Will Smith a major star, this movie went and sealed that stardom.

Smith and Tommy Lee Jones play agents from a secret organization who keep tabs on aliens living among us on Earth. The movie's comedy, action, and amazing special effects launched a successful franchise and a song you couldn't escape in 1997.

Read all about the secrets behind the movie in our 25th-anniversary interview with director Barry Sonnenfeld. "MiB" parts 2 and 3 are also available on the streamer.

"Miss Congeniality" (August 1)

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Sandra Bullock in "Miss Congeniality."Warner Bros.

Sandra Bullock is fantastic in this comedy in which she plays a tomboy FBI agent who is transformed into a beauty-pageant contestant to work undercover.

"Spider-Man" (August 1)

Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "Spider-Man 2."
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.Columbia Pictures

"Men in Black" held the title of Sony's highest-grossing movie until this big-screen look at the classic Marvel-comic character came along five years later.

Director Sam Raimi's two Spidey sequels starring Tobey Maguire are also available on Netflix.

"The Town" (August 1)

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Ben Affleck in "The Town."Warner Bros.

This heist movie, which Ben Affleck starred in, directed, and cowrote, is always a good watch.

"Flight" (August 2)

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Denzel Washington in "Flight."Paramount Pictures

This powerful drama, which mixes the amazing talents of Denzel Washington and the vision of director Robert Zemeckis, focuses on an airline pilot's life after he survives a plane crash and is able to save most on board.

And he was drunk while doing it.

Washington delivers, as usual, a top-notch performance as a man who has to deal with his inner demons while those around him try to make him out to be a hero.

"Skyfall" (August 8)

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(L-R) Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in "Skyfall."Eon Productions

Sam Mendes' take on a James Bond movie is fantastic.

With Daniel Craig never better as Bond, Javier Bardem as the villain, and cinematography legend Roger Deakins on board, this 007 movie is one of the best from the Craig era.

"Day Shift" (August 12)

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Jamie Foxx in "Day Shift."Netflix

This ultra-violent vampire movie stars Jamie Foxx as a vampire hunter who needs to earn enough money from his kills so he can pay for his daughter's tuition.

The movie also features fun performances from Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg.

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