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What’s new on Hulu (October 2021)

Hulu's October new releases include What We Do In the Shadows Season 3 and The Next Thing You Eat

 

John-Michael Bond

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Published Sep 23, 2020   Updated Oct 5, 2021, 10:53 am CDT

What’s new on Hulu? Hulu is one of the biggest streaming services on the net, and the selection is ever changing and always growing. The selection of best new Hulu originals, best new movies on Hulu, and best new shows on Hulu can be pretty daunting. Luckily we’ve created a handy monthly guide that will always be updated with fresh info so you never miss a thing.

  • Best New Hulu Originals: The Next Thing You Eat
  • The Best New Movies on Hulu: The Mask of Zorro, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Best New Shows on Hulu: Cake

Best new Hulu Originals: October 2021

The following are the best new Hulu originals coming to the platform this month.

The Next Thing You Eat

Available September 3

The world is changing, and not always for the better. It’s a scary thought, but as supply chains dwindle and climate change ravages the world, we may have to give some serious thought to what we eat. That doesn’t stop Chef David Chang from being optimistic about the future of the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?”

The Next Thing You Eat uncovers and unravels the future of food. Lab grown meat. Innovations in the restaurant industry. And more robots than you can possibly imagine. -Jaime Carrillo


Best new movies on Hulu: October 2021

The following are the best new movies on Hulu this month.

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Available October 1

The swashbuckler genre is almost as old as Hollywood itself. Zorro is a name that even your grandma would recognize. Unlike the movies bearing the name made in her time, the most modern iteration of the character is incredibly fun from start to finish.

Diego De La Vega, the original Zorro, is about to hang up his cowl. Suddenly, his nemesis discovers his identity, kills his wife, steals his daughter, and makes the legend into a living ghost. Two decades later, his nemesis is back, and De La Vega is out for revenge. But he’s going to need to train a new Zorro, to carry the legend of the hero into the next generation. Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas didn’t have to go so hard, but they did, which makes for one of the best action films of the ’90s. -Jaime Carrillo


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Available October 1

For many, the sci-fi genre is difficult to break into because of all the homework it requires. Star Trek has been around since the 1960s, so you can only imagine how much canon there is to sift through. That said, the last movie made with the original cast is also the most digestible.

The Klingon Empire is on the verge of collapse. The United Federation of Planets must consider the future. Will it transition into a new era of peace with an old rival, or will the war hawks on both sides torpedo the opportunity and slip into interstellar war? It’s half classic Trek, and half political thriller. Many praise the occasionally goofy Wrath of Kahn, but if you ask me, this movie is the best Trek tale committed to film. -Jaime Carrillo


Best new shows on Hulu: October 2021

The following are the best new shows on Hulu.

Cake Season 5

Available September 30, new episodes through October

In a world dense with Simpsons and Family Guys, it’s always refreshing when animation takes risks. Since 2019, Cake, an animation anthology series is strange, funny, and ever-so-slightly bananas.

Cake offers bite-sized bits of animation from some of the biggest names in art and animation going. It blends animated and live-action segments that are both though-provoking, hilarious, authentic, and occasionally, totally raw. Plus, if any series was made to be gif-able, this is it. -Jaime Carrillo


Best recent releases on Hulu: Editors’ picks

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3

Available September 3

Taika Waititi is a prolific comedy mind, whether he’s directing Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, or starring as a vampire in one of the most hilarious mockumentaries of all time. Funny as What We Do in the Shadows the film is, it doesn’t hold a candle to the series, which will soon celebrate its third season.

Three real-life vampires deal with everything from pesky neighbors to sneaky covens of witches in their mostly dull, occasionally thrilling Staten Island neighborhood. It’s the funniest thing going right now, and the wait for season 3 has been painful. -Jaime Carrillo


 

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October 2021: Best new movies on Hulu and Best New shows on Hulu

October 1

  • Big Sky: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
  • Cake: Season 5 Premiere (FXX)
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 18 Premiere (ABC)
  • Station 19: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
  • The Bachelorette: Season 13 (ABC)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • Air Force One (1997)
  • Ali (2001)
  • Blippi’s Spooky Spells Halloween (2021)
  • Boxcar Bertha (1972)
  • Cedar Rapids (2009)
  • Chasing Papi (2003)
  • Class (1983)
  • Clifford (1994)
  • Clockstoppers (2002)
  • Code 46 (2004)
  • Crimson Tide (1995)
  • Date Night (2010)
  • Dead of Winter (1987)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Edge of the World (2021)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
  • The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (2000)
  • Flatliners (1990)
  • From Russia with Love (1964)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Happy Feet Two (2011)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • House of Games (1987)
  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
  • Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
  • Intersection (1994)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • Light It Up (1999)
  • Lost In Space (1998)
  • The Love Guru (2008)
  • Mad Max (1980)
  • Madhouse (2004)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • Maze (2017)
  • Mean Creek (2004)
  • Meet The Spartans (2008)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • The Offence (1973)
  • Peeples (2013)
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007)
  • Queen of the Damned (2002)
  • Racing with the Moon (1984)
  • The Recruit (2003)
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • Road Trip (2000)
  • Rushmore (1999)
  • The Saint (1997)
  • Signs (2002)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  • Snatch (2000)
  • Species (1995)
  • Species II (1998)
  • Species III (2004)
  • Species: The Awakening (2007)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • 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: First Contact (1996)
  • Star Trek: Generations (1994)
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
  • Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
  • Still (2018)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
  • Sweet Land (2006)
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
  • Teen Wolf (1985)
  • Theater of Blood (1973)
  • Tooth Fairy (2010)
  • Total Recall (2012)
  • The Untouchables (1987)
  • Victor Frankenstein (2015)
  • Vigilante Force (1976)
  • The Village (2004)
  • The Vow (2012)
  • Waitress (2007)
  • What About Bob? (1991)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)
  • Within (2016)
  • Wolves at the Door (2016)
  • Wrong Turn 2 (2007)

October 3

  • Saturday Night Live: Season 47 Premiere (NBC)
  • Finding Your Feet (2018)

October 4

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 32 Premiere (ABC)
  • Maggie’s Plan (2015)
  • The Program (1993)
  • Unfaithful (2002)

October 6

  • Castle (complete series)

October 7

  • Baker’s Dozen: Season 1 (Hulu Original)

October 8

  • Jacinta (2021) (Hulu Original)
  • Cannabis Evolution (2019)

October 9

  • Shark Tank: Season 13 Premiere (ABC)

October 10

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
  • Rogue Hostage (2021)

October 11

  • Gunda (2020)
  • Madonna and the Breakfast Club (2019)

October 12

  • Champaign ILL
  • The Loneliest Whale (2021)

October 13

  • Dopesick: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • CHiPS (2017)

October 14

  • Real Housewives of Orange County: Complete Season 15 (Bravo)
  • Censor (2021)
  • Out of Death (2020)

October 15

  • America’s Book of Secrets: Season 2 (History)
  • Beyond Oak Island: Season 1 (History)
  • Beyond Scared Straight: Seasons 4-6 (A&E)
  • Hoarders: Complete Season 3 (A&E)
  • Little WomenAtlanta: Seasons 1, 2 (Lifetime)
  • Married at First Sight: Couples Cam: Season 10 (Lifetime)
  • Marrying Millions: Season 2 (Lifetime)
  • Nightwatch: Season 1 (A&E)
  • Seven Year Switch: Season 3 (Lifetime)
  • Swamp People: Seasons 1, 2 (History)
  • A Murder to Remember (2020)
  • Cheer Camp Killer (2020)
  • Miss India America (2015)
  • Sleepwalker (2017)

October 16

  • Home Sweet Home: Series Premiere (NBC)

October 18

  • Dream Horse (2020)

October 20

  • The Bachelorette: Season 18 Premiere (ABC)
  • Queens: Series Premiere (ABC)

October 21

  • The Next Thing You Eat: Season 1 (Hulu Original)
  • The Evil Next Door (2021)

October 22

  • Gaia (2020)

October 23

  • The Marksman (2021)
  • Silent Night (2021)

October 25

  • Come Away (2020)

October 26

  • Maybe Next Year (2020)

October 27

  • For Madmen Only (2021)

October 28

  • First Date (2021)
  • Smelliville (2021)

October 30

  • Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8 (MTV)

October 31

  • Spirit Untamed (2021)

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2020, 5:05 pm CDT