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

'Find Me in Paris' and 'The Binge' debut at Hulu Originals in August.

Aug 4, 2020, 12:32 pm*


Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

  • Best New Hulu Originals: Find Me In Paris: Complete Season 3, The Binge
  • Best New Movies: The Peanut Butter Falcon, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Top Gun
  • Best New Shows: The New York Times Presents: “This is Dominic Fike: The Next Big Thing?”, Love in the Time of Corona: Series Premiere; Shark vs Surfer: Special
  • Full list of August 2020 movies
  • Full list of August 2020 shows

Best new Hulu Originals: August 2020

Find Me In Paris (complete season 3)

Find Me In Paris follows a young ballerina named Lena from 1905 Russia who accidentally travels through time to modern-day Paris and has to blend in at an elite ballet academy. With a blend of dance, drama, and time-travel hijinks, the third and final season, Lena tries to figure out who she is while juggling a dance workshop and the Time Bureau who are keen on returning her to 1905 on her tail.

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The Binge

The Binge takes place in a world where all drugs and alcohol are deemed illegal except on Binge Day—the one day of the year in which anyone can partake. (Think The Purge but solely focused on drugs and booze instead of all crime.) It stars Vince Vaughn, Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco, Grace Van Dien, Tony Cavalero, Hayes MacArthur, Zainne Saleh, and Affion Crockett.

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Best new movies on Hulu: August 2020

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, and Dakota Johnson, The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome with dreams of becoming a professional wrestler, and a fisherman named Tyler who become unlikely friends as they travel down the river. Along the way, they attempt to evade detection and capture: Zak’s social worker is trying to get him back to the assisted living facility he escaped from while two men are trying to catch and punish Tyler after Tyler destroyed a lot of property.

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Khan (Ricardo Montalbán) may have only ever appeared in one episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, but in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, he turns into one of Star Trek’s most iconic villains. Khan is hellbent on getting his hands on a terraforming device and enacting revenge on Captain James Kirk (William Shatner), plans that aren’t without heartbreaking casualties along the way. It’s such an enduring film that several decades later, Star Trek Into Darkness brought Khan back (a role that was whitewashed with the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch) and would try to remix several scenes from it beat-by-beat.

william shatner in the star trek ii wrath of khan

Top Gun

Whether it’s the action sequences, Maverick’s need for speed, or its soundtrack, Top Gun remains iconic more than 30 years after its release. Following two young hotshot pilots who train at the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun takes us through the ropes as Maverick (played, of course, by a young Tom Cruise) experiences the highs and lows of training for a job and a life when every mission could be your last.

goose and maverick in top gun

Best new shows on Hulu: August 2020

The New York Times Presents: “This is Dominic Fike: The Next Big Thing?”

The second episode in the New York Times’ docuseries—which is made by the same team behind the FX docuseries The Weekly—focuses on musician Dominic Fike and the journey to releasing his first album and touring after he signs a $4 million record deal. It’s about Fike himself, but it’s also an examination of what it means to make it as a musician right now.

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Love in the Time of Corona

Freeform’s four-part limited series—which was filmed remotely from the homes of its cast in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—follows four different stories about all kinds of love forming connections as they quarantine and uncertain times that include the rise of Black Lives Matter protests. The limited series follows a married couple (Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson) who now have to live together after stay-at-home orders put an end to one spouse’s work travel; two roommates (Tommy Dorfman and Rainey Qualley) whose relationship become complicated in close quarters; a couple (Gil Bellows and Rya Kihlstedt) who try to hide their separation from their daughter (Ava Bellows) who just came home from college; and a woman (L. Scott Caldwell) who can’t spend her 50th anniversary with her husband after he’s not allowed to come home from a rehab facility.

tommy dorfman and rainy qualley in love in the time of corona

Shark vs Surfer: Special

After getting your Shark Week fix in earlier in August, this National Geographic special brings some of the most jaw-dropping and terrifying stories about the encounters between sharks and surfers captured on camera to our screens.

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Best recent releases on Hulu: Editors’ picks

Palm Springs

In some ways, Palm Springs is a very familiar story. But once we become used with the concept itself, Palm Springs becomes much more than yet another Groundhog Day. With keen writing and humor pushing the boundaries of the genre, the uniquely hellish location for its infinite time loop, and the utter charm of its two leads, Palm Springs is fresh, earnest, and delightfully clever. And part of that freshness—and a good chunk of the humor early in the film—comes from a simple tweak to the infinite time loop formula: By bringing more than one person into the loop. —Michelle Jaworski

Andy Samberg in Palm Springs
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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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August 2020 new movies on Hulu

Available Aug. 1

  • 71 (2015)
  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  • A Good Woman (2006)
  • A Perfect Murder (1998)
  • Australia (2008)
  • The Brothers McMullen (1995)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • City Slickers (1991)
  • City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
  • Company Business (1991)
  • Death At A Funeral (2010)
  • Elena Undone (2010) 10th Anniversary!
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  • Free Fall (2013)
  • Gayby (2012)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hurricane Bianca (2016)
  • Just Charlie (2017)
  • The Last Stand (2013)
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
  • Margin Call (2011)
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • Pit Stop (2013)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
  • Safe (2012)
  • The Saint (1997)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Sordid Lives (2000)
  • Spare Parts (2015)
  • Stanley & Iris (1990)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Stuck On You (2003)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Ultraviolet (2006)
  • Up in the Air (2009)
  • Were The World Mine (2008)

Available Aug. 3

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
  • Ordinary Love (2019)

Available Aug. 6

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
  • Slay the Dragon (2020)

Available Aug. 10

  • Hard Night Falling (2019)
  • Lucky Day (2020)

Available Aug. 11

  • Alive And Kicking (2016)
  • Monster’s Ball (2001)

Available Aug. 14

  • Bernie The Dolphin 2 (2019)

Available Aug. 16

  • Behind You (2020)

Available Aug. 18

  • The Cup (2012)

Available Aug. 20

  • Daffodils (2020)
  • Unacknowledged (2017)

Available Aug. 24

  • The Roads Not Taken (2020)

Available Aug. 28

  • The Binge (2020) (Hulu Original)

Available Aug. 31

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • The Courier (2019)
  • Primal (2019)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)



August 2020 new shows on Hulu

Available Aug. 1

  • Monchichi: Complete Season 1B (Cartoon Network)
  • The Pier (El Embarcadero): Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (BetaFilm)
  • UniKitty: Complete Season 2B (Cartoon Network)

Available Aug. 2

  • Shark vs Surfer: Special (National Geographic)

Available Aug. 6

  • The Real Housewives of Orange County: Complete Season 14 (Bravo)

Available Aug. 7

  • The New York Times Presents: “This is Dominic Fike: The Next Big Thing?”: New Episode (FX on Hulu)

Available Aug. 12

  • Smile Down the Runway: Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (Dubbed) (Funimation)

Available Aug. 15

  • A Crime to Remember: Complete Season 4 (ID)
  • Bake You Rich: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Caribbean Life: Complete Season 16 (HGTV)
  • Chopped: Complete Season 40 & 41 (Food Network)
  • Christina On The Coast: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
  • Honeymoon Hunters: Complete Season 1 (Travel Channel)
  • House Hunters International: Complete Season 129 – 134 (HGTV)
  • Island Life: Complete Season 15 (HGTV)
  • Mediterranean Life: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
  • Murder in Paradise: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • Naked and Afraid Complete Seasons 9 & 10 (Discovery)
  • Property Brothers: Buying & Selling: Complete Season 6 (HGTV)
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Season 17 (TLC)
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed) (Aniplex)
  • Worst Bakers in America: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 16 (Food Network)

Available Aug. 21

  • Find Me In Paris: Complete Season 3 (Hulu Original)

Available Aug. 23

  • Blindspot: Complete Season 5 (NBC)
  • Love in the Time of Corona: Series Premiere (Freeform)

Available Aug. 26

  • Mom: Complete Season 7 (CBS)

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*First Published: Jul 31, 2020, 10:22 am