New Arrivals for Hulu August 2021

Consistently gaining classic and cult films as well as new seasons of prominent shows, Hulu has found its niche as a high-quality streaming service for lovers of all things film and TV, and this August is no different. This month will mark the arrival of several exciting new releases, from the long-awaited tenth season of American Horror Story to Reservation Dogs, a fresh comedy series from Taika Waititi and Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo – all streaming only on Hulu.

If you’re in the mood for something nostalgic, look no further; the first film in the Mad Max franchise is among the new arrivals this August. For something a little more cathartic to match those high-stakes, Thelma & Louise will also join Hulu’s library. Additionally, two of 2009’s best cinematic releases, Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, will be available. And to top it all off, we’ll see new seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Archer, and more as we round out the summer months.

Keep reading below to see our streaming recommendations for Hulu this August, and check out our picks for Disney+, HBO Max, and Netflix.

Our Recs

Chaos Walking

Adapted from the book trilogy of the same name, Chaos Walking stars fan favorites Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in a “wild, action-packed Western/Sci-fi hybrid” that “has a lot of heart and deals with sophisticated themes.” The film made waves after years of delays and reshoots, leaving many to expect a disastrous outcome. It opened, however, to middling reviews, with many pointing to the complex thematic material making up for what can sometimes be less than stellar storytelling. Is Chaos Walking good? You can find out yourself this month on Hulu.

Chaos Walking will be streaming on Hulu August 27!

American Horror Story Season 10 (Double Feature)

The tenth season of beloved horror series American Horror Story, subtitled Double Feature, will feature two spooky stories. With a returning cast that includes names like Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters, the show will also add some newcomers – notably among them, Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.

AHS has also seen its share of COVID-related delays. Originally meant to release in 2020, the FX on Hulu show is now set to premiere later this month. The marketing has been pretty secretive, so details are few and far between; while the show has shut down production due to potential COVID-19 exposure among the cast and crew, fans will have to sit tight for updates on what’s to come.

American Horror Story: Double Feature is set to premiere on August 26 on FX on Hulu.

Reservation Dogs

From creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs follows four Indigenous teens taking on rural Oklahoma, drawing inspiration from the upbringings of its two head creatives. The comedy series will star a gang of four on their mischievous adventures in getting to the foreign land of California. According to its official description by FX, the show sets out to capture a large part of the Native experience, including Native rappers, catfish, Indigenous superstitions and spirits both hilarious and terrifying, laughter, tears, unexpected grandmothers, decent people, terrible people and a cavalcade of supporting characters who color and shade this already vibrant world.

Reservation Dogs premieres Monday August 9 on FX on Hulu.

Hulu’s Arrivals August 2021

Coming August 1

Hamilton’s Pharmacopia, Season 3
10 to Midnight (1983)
21 (2008)
30 Days Of Night (2007)
30 Minutes Or Less (2011)
All About E (2015)
Alpha & Omega (2010)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Attack The Block (2011)
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
The Beast Within (1982)
Black Swan (2009)
Blood Games (1991)
Blood On Satan’s Claw (1970)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Cherry Pop (2017)
Christina’s House (2001)
Contagion (2011)
Every Breath You Take (2021)
The Final Girls (2015)
First Knight (1995)
Fish Don’t Blink (2002)
Fred Claus (2007)
Freelancers (2012)
French Postcards (1979)
From Prada To Nada (2011)
Garbo Talks (1984)
Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (2013)
The Girl King (2015)
The Grudge (2004)
Gulliver’s Travels (2009)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Hawaiians (1970)
Heart of Midnight (1989)
Heartbreakers (2001)
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015)
Henry V (1989)
Hondo (1953)
The Hot Chick (2002)
The Hunter (1980)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! (1998)
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (2010)
Jack And Jill (2011)
The Killing Streets (1991)
King Arthur (2004)
Kingpin (1996)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Liz in September (2014)
Mad Max (1980)
Miami Blues (1990)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Mud (2013)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Naz & Maalik (2015)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Plaza Suite (1971)
Roadhouse 66 (1984)
Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Rudy (1993)
Shane (1953)
Shark Tale (2002)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Special Effects (1984)
Spellbinder (1988)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Those People (2015)
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Transcendence (2014)
Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Watchmen (2009)

Coming August 4

The Devil You Know, Season 1&2

Coming August 5

Princess Cyd (2017)

Coming August 6

Madagascar: A Little Wild, Season 4 Premiere (All Episodes)

Coming August 8

The Party (2018)

Coming August 9

Reservation Dogs, Series Premiere

Coming August 10

Together Together (2021)

Coming August 11

Fantasy Island, Series Premiere
AWOL (2016)

Coming August 12

Homeroom, Premiere (2021)
The Force (2017)
Held (2021)
The Virtuoso (2021)
The Waiting Room (2012)

Coming August 13

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 8 Premiere

Coming August 15

The Hate U Give (2018)
Silo (2019)

Coming August 17

Bachelor in Paradise, Season 7 Premiere (ABC)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Coming August 18

Nine Perfect Strangers, Series Premiere
The Marijuana Conspiracy (2021)
Unsane (2018)

Coming August 19

Blast Beat (2020)
Jungleland (2021)

Coming August 21

We Broke Up (2021)

Coming August 23

The Ultimate Surfer, Series Premiere

Coming August 24

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Coming August 26

American Horror Story, Season 10 Premiere
Archer, Season 12 Premiere
Disobedience (2017)
Feral State (2021)
Love and Monsters (2021)

Coming August 27

Vacation Friends (2021) (Hulu Original)
Chaos Walking (2020)

Coming August 28

Four Good Days (2021)

Coming August 29

Horizon Line (2021)

Coming August 30

9/11: One Day in America, Series Premiere
Spell (2020)

Coming August 31

Only Murders in the Building, Series Premiere

Leaving Hulu in August

Hulu is saying goodbye to plenty of fan-favorites this August. First off, cinephiles will be sure to watch The Shape of Water one last time before it leaves in the middle of the month. Other notable films leaving include Across the Universe, Jennifer’s Body, The Blair Witch Project, and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. Resident Evil fans should note that multiple films in the live-action series are departing as well. Check out the full list below and keep track of everything exiting Hulu in August.

Leaving August 14

Life Like (2019)
The Shape of Water (2017)

Leaving August 24

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The November Man (2014)

Leaving August 30

The Chaser (2008)
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Nobody Knows (2004)
The One I Love (2014)
Still Walking (2008)

Leaving August 31

10 to Midnight (1983)
50/50 (2011)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Across the Universe (2007)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Arachnophobia (1990)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
The A-Team (2010)
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
The Beast Within (1982)
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Best Man (1999)
The Big Chill (1983)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows (2000)
Blood Games (1991)
Blood On Satan’s Claw (1970)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Bucky Larson Born to Be a Star (2011)
Christina’s House (2001)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Company You Keep (2013)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Conviction (2010)
The Cookout (2004)
Date Night (2010)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Dragonfly (2002)
Dragonheart (1996)
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse (2014)
Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)
Dragonheart: Battle For The Heartfire (2017)
Driven (2001)
Fish Don’t Blink (2002)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Garbo Talks (1984)
Hancock (2008)
The Haunting (1999)
The Hawaiians (1970)
Heart of Midnight (1989)
Heartbreakers (2001)
Henry V (1989)
The Hustler (1961)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! (1998)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Just Wright (2009)
Kick-Ass (2010)
The Killing Streets (1991)
King Arthur (2004)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2000)
Lady in a Cage (1964)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Mad Max (1980)
The Mask (1994)
Miami Blues (1990)
Open Range (2003)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Outsider (1980)
Phat Girlz (2006)
Predators (2009)
Primary Colors (1998)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Richie Rich (1994)
Roadhouse 66 (1984)
Rudy (1993)
Scrooged (1988)
The Sitter (2011)
The Skull (1965)
Shine a Light (2008)
Soul Survivors (2001)
Special Effects (1984)
Spellbinder (1988)
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
Still Waiting (2009)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Waiting… (2005)
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout August 2021:

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