Here’s what’s coming and going on Hulu in August 2019

You could go swimming and hiking every day in August—or you could stay in your air-conditioned home and watch what’s new on Hulu. The streaming service makes it easy to binge by welcoming nine Star Trek movies, four Final Destination films, the original Terminator, and the hilarious 2006 satire (or documentary?) Idiocracy next month. Hulu original documentary Jawline tells the story of teenage micro-influencer Austyn Tester, who harnesses his viral fame to escape the confines of his rural Tennessee hometown. School Spirit, the 11th installment of holiday-themed anthology horror series Into the Dark, also lands.

Check out the full listings below to find out what’s new on Hulu this month.

What’s new on Hulu in August 2019: Editor’s picks

Into the Dark: Culture Shock

The Fourth of July installment of Hulu’s holiday-themed horror anthology series follows Marisol (Martha Higareda), a pregnant woman who’s determined to cross the Mexican border into the United States, but ends up somewhere much more surreal. Culture Shock coincides with the horrors of border crossing and ICE detention playing out in real time, and politicians having a semantics debate over whether we’re running concentration camps. It imagines a worst-case scenario, which might not seem that far off, while showing a reverence for ’70s Mexican horror flicks. —Audra Schroeder

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The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum sees Matthew McConaughey transforming into the ultimate bohemian layabout, Moondog. The performance here is stellar. McConaughey’s inherent charisma is a perfect framing for the outlandish Moondog.“I’m a bottom-feeder, I gotta go low to get high,” says the washed-up poet who spends his days meandering around the seaside bars. Director Harmony Korine has moved onto the hedonistic portion of his career, examining human ugliness through the lens of excess and luxury. The Beach Bum has no cohesive theming or satisfying comeuppance for its despicable anti-hero and that’s deliciously true to life. Moondog is the same person he was at the beginning of the film when the credits roll. It can be equally appreciated as just a psychedelic, drug-fueled wild ride or as a thesis refuting the very concept of the hero’s journey. —Ignacio Martinez

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The Handmaid’s Tale season 3

Season 3 of the dystopian drama picks up right where season 2 left off, with June giving her baby to Emily (Alexis Bledel), who is escaping to Canada. Watching The Handmaid’s Tale in 2019 isn’t fun, and it doesn’t feel like entertainment. But it’s one of the strongest original drama series available on a streaming service. If you’re invested in the original story, it’s worth watching to find out how it unfolds this season. Gilead doesn’t feel that far off—it never did. —Tiffany Kelly

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What’s new on Hulu in August 2019: Movies and TV shows

August 1

Heartland: Complete Season 11(Kew Media)
Pure: Complete Season 2 (WGN)
Unikitty: Complete Season 1B (Cartoon Network)
A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
American Heart (1993)
Baby Boom (1987)
Big Fish (2003)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Chinese Box (1997)
The Color Purple (1985)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Das Boot (1981)
Double Impact (1991)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Drumline (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
The Final Destination (2009)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Furry Vengeance (2010)
Good Advice (2001)
Hackers (1995)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Idiocracy (2006)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Ingenious (2009)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (1997)
Kama Sutra (1997)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Marley and Me: the Puppy Years (2010)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Rat Race (2001)
Repentance (2013)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Rushmore (1998)
Seven (1995)
Shivers (1975)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Stargate (1994)
Step Up (2006)
The Terminator (1984)
The Transporter (2002)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Tracker (2011)
Urban Cowboy (1980)
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Zookeeper (2011)

August 2

Into The Dark: School Spirit: Episode 11 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Rick Steves’ Cruising the MediterraneanSpecial (PBS)
Anger Management (2003)
Non-Fiction (2019)

August 5

The Kleptocrats (2018)

August 6

Apollo: Mission to the Moon: Special (National Geographic)
Attack on Titan: Complete Season 3A (Funimation)
Bachelor in Paradise: Season 6 premiere (ABC)
Plus One (2018)
Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music (2017)
The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music (2019)

August 7

The Armstrong Tapes: Special (National Geographic)

August 8 

Apollo: Back to the Moon: Special (National Geographic)
BH90210: Series Premiere (FOX)
Mortdecai (2015)

August 9

The Beach Bum (2019)

August 11 

AWOL (2016)

August 13

Sharkfest: Special (National Geographic)
Andy Irons: Kissed by Gods (2019)

August 15
Dogman (2019)
Own the Sky (2018)
Rattlesnakes (2018)
Smoke Signals (1998)
The Actors (2003)
Zoo-Head (2018)

August 16

Find Me In Paris: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary: Documentary Premiere (Hulu Original)

August 18

The Bookshop (2018)

August 20

The Layover (2017)

August 21

This Way Up: Complete Season 1 (Merman)

August 22

A Simple Favor (2018)
Hail, Satan (2019)

August 23

Jawline: Documentary Premiere (Hulu Original)
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Operation Finale (2018)

August 24

Mapplethorpe (2018)

August 25

Wicked Tuna: Complete Season 5 (National Geographic)

August 26

Captain Fantastic (2016)

August 27

Mom: Complete Season 6 (CBS)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

August 28

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2018)

August 29

The Son: Complete Season 2 (AMC)
Body at Brighton Rock (2019)

August 30

Four of a Kind: Complete Season 1 (TV Tokyo)
Gameface: Complete Season 2 (All3 Media)
Gintama: Complete Season 1 (TV Tokyo)
S.W.A.T.: Complete Season 2 (CBS)

*The following are available with the HBO premium add-on:

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Series Premiere (8/2)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders (8/6)
My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres: Special (8/10)
Succession: Season 2 Premiere (8/11)
Our Boys: Series Premiere (8/12)
The Righteous Gemstone: Series Premiere (8/18)

*The following are available with the STARZ premium add-on:

Power: Season 6 Premiere (8/25)
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night (2018) (8/1)
Army of Darkness (1992) (8/1)
Australia (2008) (8/1)
Back to the Future (1985) (8/1)
Back to the Future, Part II (1989) (8/1)
Back to the Future, Part III (1990) (8/1)
The Blair Witch Project (1999) (8/1)
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) (8/1)
Cinderella Man (2005) (8/1)
Hot Fuzz (2007) (8/1)
Juice (1992) (8/1)
Lost in Translation (2003) (8/1)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Meet the Blacks (2016) (8/1)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) (8/1)
W. (2008) (8/1)
Weird Science (1985) (8/1)
Pleasantville (1998) (8/9)
Rosewater (2014) (8/9)
Monster’s Ball (2001) (8/11)
30 Minutes or Less (2011) (8/15)
Fame (2009) (8/15)
Scarface (1983) (8/16)
The Blues Brothers (1980) (8/16)
Escape Room (2019) (8/17)
Friends with Benefits (2011) (8/17)
Earth to Echo (2014) (8/18)
Bad Teacher (2011) (8/27)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) (8/30)
Miss Bala (2019) (8/31)

*The following are available with the SHOWTIME premium add-on:

The Affair: Season 5 Premiere (8/25)
On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Series Premiere (8/25)

What’s leaving Hulu in August 2019

August 31

Along Came a Spider (2001)
American Loser (2007)
American Psycho (2000)
AntiHuman (2017)
Antitrust (2001)
Arbitrage (2012)
Battle Ground (2013)
Behind Enemy Line (2001)
Blaze You Out (2013)
Body of Evidence (1993)
Brown Sugar (2002)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Cougars, Inc. (2011)
Dante’s Peak (1997)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Dysfunktional Family (2003)
Emperor (2012)
Existenz (1999)
Fluke (1995)
Godsend (2004)
Hard Candy (2006)
Hitman (2007)
Independence Day (1996)
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Kazaam (1996)
Kinky Boots (2005)
Less Than Zero (1987)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
Next Day Air (2009)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Point Break (1991)
Poseidon (2006)
Private Parts (1997)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rounders (1998)
Slow Burn (2000)
Spawn (1997)
Still Waiting (2009)
Superbad (2007)
The Surrogate (1995)
Waiting… (2005)
Wargames (1983)
Wonderland (2003)

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Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.