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What’s new on Hulu: July 2020’s best new shows, movies, and Hulu Originals

'Palm Springs' and 'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' are among Hulu's best July debuts.

Jul 3, 2020, 7:31 am*



Phil West

  • Best New Movies: Best in Show, I Am Not Your Negro, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, West Side Story, Footloose
  • Best New Shows: Cake, 90 Day Fiance, Shark Week
  • Best New Hulu Originals: Palm Springs, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Into The Dark’s “The Current Occupant”
  • Full list of July 2020 movies
  • Full list of July 2020 shows



Best new movies on Hulu: July 2020

Best In Show

The late, great Fred Willard is part of the incredible ensemble cast anchoring what might be the best of the Christopher Guest-directed comedies. This 2000 mockumentary follows five dogs and their owners through the lead-up to the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, and hilarity definitely ensues. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are particularly strong in portraying a Florida couple, Gerry and Cookie Fleck, championing a Norwich Terrier named Winky.

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I Am Not Your Negro

This documentary from director Raoul Peck, which was 10 years in the making, is perhaps even more necessary in 2020 than it was in its initial 2016 release. It explores the writings of a brave, groundbreaking Black author, James Baldwin, delving into the lives and untimely deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and it’s narrated by Samuel L. Jackson to boot.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a harsh movie, the kind of movie where you can still feel the raw emotions that spurred its creation more than 10 years after its release. That emotion gives the comedy more bite than the average film from the Judd Apatow assembly line. If you can relate to the pain and anger that writer-star Jason Segel and director Nicholas Stoller are portraying, the film works like gangbusters. At least it did back in 2008. Now it plays mostly the same, but some of the humor has soured. Like most breakups, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is memorable for its messiness and the moments that are embarrassing in hindsight, but it’s still funny and honest. —Eddie Strait

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Best new shows on Hulu: July 2020


Before Quibi was putting its collection of short-attention-span shows out in the world, FX’s Cake was doing the same. Selections from Samantha Jayne’s Quarter Life Poetry, other live shorts, and animated shorts helped define its first season. Now on its third go-around, Hulu will air the season premiere on July 10—meaning, in 2020, you can have your Cake and Quibi too.

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90 Day Fiance

As the Daily Dot notes, “Among the many marriage-based reality shows, 90 Day Fiance is easily the most…bureaucratic.” The show follows couples who obtain K-1 visas, which are available to foreign fiances of American citizens. These provisional visas allow applicants to live in the U.S. for 90 days, upon which the foreign half of the couple either pledges eternal love before a judge or goes back home. Hulu brings two seasons of this oddly-compelling series to the service July 1.

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Shark Week

If you missed the 2018 and 2019 installments of the Discovery Channel staple—which has gotten more science-based in recent years after some sensational tangents—you’re in luck. Hulu lets you live every week like it’s Shark Week starting July 1.

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Best new Hulu Originals: July 2020

Palm Springs

Andy Samberg stars in this romantic comedy that was supposed to be headed to theaters in July, after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. It will now, however, go direct to Hulu on July 10. According to Variety, “director Max Barbakow described the film as a nihilistic wedding rom-com that’s ‘fun’ and ‘a little bonkers.'” Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher, and J.K. Simmons also star in what is rightly one of 2020’s most anticipated movies.

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda skyrocketed to fame with In the Heights and Hamilton, he was a member of an improvisational hip-hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme, working with director Thomas Kail and performers Christopher Jackson and Anthony Veneziale. This documentary, debuting July 17 on Hulu, starts in 2005 and follows their journey all the way to a series of reunion shows stages last year.

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Into the Dark (“The Current Occupant”)

The Hulu Originals series, produced by Blumhouse Studios, delivers periodic, horror-tinged episodes themed around holidays. Even as June’s “The Good Boy” is still creeping out dog lovers, there’s a new Independence Day-themed episode ready to roll out. “The Current Occupant” brings a tale of a man with no memory who has come to believe he’s the President of the United States and the target of a conspiracy. It debuts on July 17.

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Directed by Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline), Shirley is a snapshot from the life of horror novelist Shirley Jackson, the kind of eccentric and troubled artist who is absolute catnip for biopic filmmakers. Fortunately, this is not a traditional biopic . . . With dowdy clothes and some subtle nods toward Jackson’s real physical characteristics, Elisabeth Moss suffers slightly from Biopic Actor Syndrome—doing an impression of someone whose real-life mannerisms or appearance won’t actually be recognizable to most viewers. But it’s Elisabeth Moss, so of course, it’s far more compelling than the latest “Benedict Cumberbatch, Misunderstood Genius” movie. —Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Annihilation and Ex Machina director Alex Garland returns with another original sci-fi thriller, this time set in the heart of Silicon Valley. Sonoya Mizuno stars as a computer engineer searching for her missing boyfriend, a mystery with disturbing and far-reaching consequences. —G.B.W. 

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For decades, Hillary Rodham Clinton has served as something like a Rorschach test. When people love her, they tend to really love her; when they hate her, they tend to really hate her. She’s been deified, vilified, and everything in-between. Recalling a question she was once asked about what she wanted on her gravestone, Clinton said she replied, “She’s neither as good nor as bad as some people say about her.” All of those contradictions swirl at the very essence of Hillary, Hulu’s four-part docuseries that goes in-depth on Clinton’s life and the impact she’s made throughout her lifetime, often through the lens of her 2016 presidential campaign. —Michelle Jaworski

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July 2020 new movies on Hulu

Available July 1

  • 12 and Holding (2006)
  • 52 Pick-Up (1986)
  • 2001 Maniacs (2005)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2009)
  • A Kid Like Jake (2018)
  • A Mighty Wind (2003)
  • A Storks Journey (2017)
  • An Eye for an Eye (1966)
  • The Axe Murders of Villisca (2017)
  • The Bellboy (1960)
  • Beloved (2012)
  • Best In Show (2000)
  • Between Us (2017)
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Birdwatchers (2010)
  • Boogie Woogie (2010)
  • The Bounty (1984)
  • Brokedown Palace (1998)
  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Bug (1975)
  • Buried (2010)
  • Cadaver (2009)
  • California Dreamin’ (2009)
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • Catcher Was A Spy (2018)
  • The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
  • Change of Plans (2010)
  • Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (1983)
  • Cinderfella (1960)
  • Citizen Soldier (2016)
  • The Client (1994)
  • Cold War (2012)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Cortex (2008)
  • The Cured (2018)
  • Danger Close (2019)
  • Dark Touch (2013)
  • Day Night Day Night (2007)
  • The Devil’s Candy (2017)
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • Dheepan (2016)
  • Die Hard 4 (Live Free or Die Hard) (2007)
  • Downhill Racer (1969)The Edukators (2005)
  • Eloise’s Lover (2009)
  • Exorcismus (2011)
  • The Eye (2008)
  • The Eye 2 (2005)
  • Father of My Children (2010)
  • Filth & Wisdom (2008)
  • Flashback (1990)
  • The Flat (2012)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • For Your Consideration (2006)
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
  • The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)
  • Freddy Vs Jason (2003)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Furlough (2018)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
  • Grizzly Man (2005)
  • Hateship, Loveship (2014)
  • Hornet’s Nest (2014)
  • Hot Rod (2007)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • The House That Jack Built (2018)
  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2014)
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1999)
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
  • The Last Mistress (2008)
  • Len and Company (2016)
  • Liar, Liar (1997)
  • Love Songs (2008)
  • The Man from London (2009)
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
  • March of the Penguins (2005)
  • Mary Shelley (2018)
  • Match (2015)
  • Moonstruck (1987)
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  • The Necessities of Life (2009)
  • Nick Nolte: No Exit (2009)
  • Nights and Weekends (2009)
  • The Ninth Gate (2000)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • The Patsy (1964)
  • Phase IV (1974)
  • Polisse (2012)
  • Poseidon (2006)
  • Post Grad (2007)
  • Psycho Granny (2019)
  • Rabbit Hole (2011)
  • Rebel in the Rye (2017)
  • Right at Your Door (2007)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Room of Death (2008)
  • Search for General Tso Chicken (2015)
  • The Shock Doctrine (2010)
  • The Shrine (2011)
  • Sliver (1993)
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control (1996)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Spiderhole (2011)
  • Spring Forward (2000)
  • Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
  • Sugar Hill (1994)
  • Sunset Strip (1999)
  • Tales From the Golden Age (2011)
  • Tank 432 (2016)
  • The Tenant (1976)
  • Tetsuo III: The Bullet Man (2011)
  • Things to Come (2016)
  • This Christmas (2007)
  • Three Blind Mice (2009)
  • Three Musketeers (2011)
  • Trapped Model (2019)
  • The Trip (2011)
  • The Trip to Italy (2014)
  • The Trip to Spain (2017)
  • Trishna (2012)
  • Trivial (2007)
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
  • Waiting for Guffman (1997)
  • Waiting Room (2008)
  • We Are What We Are (2011)
  • We Have Pope (2012)
  • The Weather Man (2005)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • When A Man Comes Home (2010)

Available July 2

  • The Whistlers (2020)

Available July 3

  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • To The Stars (2019)

Available July 10

  • Palm Springs (2020)

Available July 11

  • China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
  • Horses (2002)
  • The Secret of Life on Earth (1993)

Available July 13

  • My Scientology Movie (2015)
  • The Rest Of Us (2019)

Available July 15

  • The Weekend (2019)

Available July 19

  • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

Available July 20

  • The Assistant (2019)

Available July 21

  • The Last Full Measure (2019)

Available July 22

  • Bolt (2008)

Available July 26

  • 2099: The Soldier Protocol (2019)

Available July 27

  • Good Deeds (2012)

Available July 30

  • Bull (2019)
  • The Flood (2019)


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July 2020 new shows on Hulu

Available July 1

  • 1000-lb Sisters: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 3 (TLC)
  • 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
  • BBQ Rig Race: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal with Gretchen Carlson: Complete Season 1 (Lifetime)
  • Biography: Chris Farley – Anything for a Laugh (A&E)
  • Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Special (Food Network)
  • Buddy vs. Duff: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Burgers, Brew & ‘Que: Complete Seasons 1-3, 5 (Food Network)
  • Deadly Women: Complete Season 13 (ID)
  • Eat, Sleep, BBQ: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Family By the Ton: Complete Season 2 (TLC)
  • Ghost Hunters: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • Homicide Hunter: Complete Season 9 (ID)
  • House Hunters: Complete Season 154 – 159 (HGTV)
  • Intervention: Complete Season 20 (A&E)
  • Jamie and Doug Plus One: Complete Season 1 (Lifetime)
  • Kids BBQ Championship: Complete Season 1& 2 (Food Network)
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Complete Season 3 (A&E)
  • Man vs. Master: Chef Battle: Complete Season 1 (FYI)
  • Married at First Sight: Complete Seasons 1-3 (FYI)
  • Psychic Kids: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • Say Yes to the Nest: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
  • Seven Year Switch: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (FYI)
  • Sex Sent Me to the ER: Complete Season 3 (TLC)
  • Shark Week 2018 (Discovery)
  • Shark Week 2019 (Discovery)
  • The American Farm: Complete Season 1 (History)
  • The Day I Picked My Parents: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • The Grill Dads: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • The Strongest Man In History Complete Season 1 (History)
  • The Toe Bro: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • The UnXplained with William Shatner: Complete Season 1 (History)
  • Twisted Sisters: Complete Season 2 (ID)
  • UFOs: Secret Alien Technology (History)
  • UFOs: Secret Missions Exposed (History)
  • Ultimate Summer Cook-Off: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Unexpected: Complete Season 3 (TLC)
  • Unpolished: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
  • Welcome to Plathville: Complete Season 1 (TLC)

Available July 5

  • Outcry: Complete Season 1 (Showtime)

Available July 8

  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense: Season 1, Episodes 1-8 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available July 9

  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: Season 1, Episodes 1-8 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available July 10

  • CMA: Best of Fest: Special (ABC)
  • Cake: Season 3 Premiere (FX)
  • Smile Down the Runway: Season 1, Episodes 1-8 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available July 15

  • Diary of a Prosecutor: Complete Season 1 (Viki)
  • Plunderer: Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
  • Promised Neverland: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Aniplex)
  • Search: WWW: Complete Season 1 (Added)

Available July 21

  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Season 1, Episodes 1-9 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available July 27

  • Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On: Complete Season 1 (Fremantle)

Available July 28

  • Maxxx: Complete Season 1 (All3Media)

Available July 29

  • In My Skin: Complete Season 1 (BBC)
  • Infinite Dendrogram: Season 1, Episodes 1-8 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
  • Ladhood: Complete Season 1 (BBC)

Available July 30

  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T: Season 3, Episodes 1-11 (DUBBED)

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2020, 9:33 am