What’s new on Hulu in October and what’s leaving soon

Hulu has some extra competition with the launch of Disney+ and HBO Max, but that hasn’t kept it from delivering plenty of compelling TV series and movies to subscribers. The streaming video service has an impressive list of new offerings for October 2020, from original films to critically acclaimed series. Here are some of the highlights, as well as a full list of what’s new this month.

October brings plenty of fresh and frightening new shows and films just in time for Halloween, including the Hulu Original horror satire Bad Hair and the premiere of Helstrom, a Hulu Original series based on the demonic Marvel Comics character. October also sees some critical darlings join the movie library, including 2008 war drama The Hurt Locker, which won six Academy Awards.

Read below for our top picks, and scroll down further for the full list.

Our top picks for October

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Bad Hair

Dear White People writer, director, and producer Justin Simien tries his hand at horror with this satirical scary movie about a Black woman whose new weave might have a dangerous mind of its own. The film stars Insecure actress Elle Lorraine and features a supporting cast that also includes Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Master of None, Queen & Slim), Saturday Night Live alumnus Jay Pharoah, and Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek.

Helstrom

Another Marvel Comics character finds his way to the screen in this dark, stand-alone series inspired by the comic-book adventures of Daimon Hellstrom. The show casts Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon as Daimon and Ana Helstrom, respectively, the children of a notorious serial killer who make it their mission to battle threats to humanity — both human and supernatural. Lost and Day Break writer Paul Zbyszewski serves as creator and head writer on the series, which exists outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was deemed too dark to join Marvel’s offerings on the Disney+ streaming service.

Everything new on Hulu in October

October 1

  • 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 4 (TLC)
  • 90 Day Fiancé: Complete Season 7 (TLC)
  • All-Star Halloween Spectacular: Special (Food Network)
  • Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern: Complete Seasons 9 & 10 (Travel Channel)
  • Bride Killa: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 13 (Food Network)
  • Dr. Pimple Popper: Complete Season 4 (TLC)
  • Going for Sold: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
  • Guy’s Grocery Games: Complete Seasons 18-20 (Food Network)
  • Halloween Baking Championship: Complete Seasons 1-4 (Food Network)
  • Halloween Wars: Complete Seasons 3-8 (Food Network)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Complete Season 18 (ITV)
  • Homicide City: Charlotte: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: Complete Season 9 (ID)
  • Man with a Van: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • Moonshiners: Master Distiller: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
  • Murder Comes Home: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • My 600-lb Life: Complete Season 8 (TLC)
  • My Feet Are Killing Me: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
  • Property Virgins: Complete Season 18 (HGTV)
  • Supermarket Stakeout: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Sweet 15: Quinceañera: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
  • The Flay List: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
  • Twisted Love: Complete Season 1 (ID)
  • 31 (2016)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Across the Line (2015)
  • After Life (2010)
  • Anti-Trust (2001)
  • Blade (1998)
  • Blade 2 (2002)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • Blood Ties (2014)
  • Blue City (1986)
  • The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2011)
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  • The Executioners (2018)
  • The Express (2008)
  • The Eye (2008)
  • Fallen (1998)
  • Girls Against Boys (2013)
  • Good Hair (2009)
  • Guess Who (2005)
  • Hostel (2006)
  • Hostel: Part II (2007)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Interview With the Vampire (1994)
  • Joe (2014)
  • Judy & Punch (2019)
  • Kicking & Screaming (2005)
  • Killers (2010)
  • Lady in a Cage (1964)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Martyrs (2016)
  • Mud (2013)
  • Nurse 3D (2014)
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
  • The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • The Sandman (2018)
  • Senorita Justice (2004)
  • Sk8 Dawg (2018)
  • The Skull (1965)
  • Snakes on a Plane (2006)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Species (1995)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • Thanks for Sharing (2013)
  • Tooth Fairy (2008)
  • Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
  • Vampire (2011)
  • Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
  • When a Stranger Calls (2006)
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet (1996)
  • Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

October 2

  • Monsterland — Hulu Original

October 3

  • Ma Ma (2015)

October 5

  • Dragon Ball Super: New Episodes 1-131

October 7

  • Books of Blood (2020) — Hulu Original Film

October 8

  • Scream 4 (2011)

October 9

  • Terminator: Dark Fate (2020)

October 11

  • Infamous (2020)
  • Savage Youth (2018)
  • Scotch: A Golden Dream (2018)

October 12

  • The Swing of Things (2020)

October 15

  • The Purge: Complete Season 2 (USA)
  • Treadstone: Complete Season 1 (USA)
  • Bad Roomies (2015)
  • High Strung (2016)
  • It Came from the Desert (2017)
  • Life After Basketball (2019)
  • Playing with Fire (2019)
  • The Escort (2016)

October 16

  • Helstrom: Complete Season 1 — Hulu Original
  • The Painted Bird (2019)

October 17

  • Momma Named Me Sheriff: Complete Season 1 (Adult Swim)

October 18

  • Friend Request (2016)

October 20

  • F*ck That’s Delicious: Complete Season 4 (Vice)

October 23

  • Bad Hair (2020) — Hulu Original

October 26

  • Homeland: Complete Season 8 (Showtime)
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

October 29

  • Bad Therapy (2020)

Leaving Hulu in October

October 31

  • 31 (2016)
  • 52 Pick-Up (1986)
  • A Good Woman (2006)
  • After Life (2010)
  • An American Haunting (2006)
  • An Eye for a Eye (1966)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Australia (2008)
  • The Bellboy (1960)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • The Bounty (1984)
  • The Brothers McMullen (1995)
  • Bug (1975)
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (1983)
  • Cinderfella (1960)
  • The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)
  • Downhill Racer (1969)
  • The Executioners (2018)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
  • Girls Against Boys (2013)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
  • Gloria (2014)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hostel (2006)
  • Hostel: Part II (2007)
  • Hot Rod (2007)
  • The Impossible (2012)
  • Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
  • Margin Call (2011)
  • Martyrs (2016)
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  • The Patsy (1964)
  • The Pawnbroker (1964)
  • Phase IV (1974)
  • Psycho Granny (2019)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
  • Red (2010)
  • The Sandman (2018)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Sliver (1993)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Stuck On You (2003)
  • The Tenant (1976)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Trapped Model (2019)
  • Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (2019)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
  • Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
  • Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
  • Ultraviolet (2006)
  • Vampire (2011)
  • Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (2019)
  • Walking Tall (1973)
  • When A Stranger Calls (2006)
  • Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

In case you missed the previous month’s list, here are all of the new arrivals and projects leaving Hulu throughout the month.

Everything new on Hulu in September

September 1

  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • Absolute Power (1997)
  • Aeon Flux (2005)
  • American Dragons (1998)
  • An American Haunting (2006)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Anywhere but Here (1999)
  • Back to School (1986)
  • Bad Girls from Mars (1991)
  • The Bank Job (2008)
  • Because I Said So (2007)
  • The Birdcage (1997)
  • Broken Lizard’s Club Dread (2004)
  • Call Me (1988)
  • Carrington (1995)
  • The Cold Light of Day (2012)
  • Cool Blue (1990)
  • Criminal Law (1989)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  • De-Lovely (2004)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • Desperate Hours (1990)
  • Deuces Wild (2002)
  • Employee of the Month (2006)
  • The End of Violence (1997)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Extreme Justice (1993)
  • The Festival (2019)
  • Hanoi Hilton (1987)
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • The House on Carroll Street (1988)
  • I Feel Pretty (2018)
  • The Impossible (2012)
  • Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
  • Jeopardy!: Episode Refresh (ABC)
  • Jessabelle (2014)
  • Julia (1977)
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  • The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
  • Love Is All There Is (1996)
  • Mad Money (2008)
  • Man of La Mancha (1972)
  • The Mechanic (1972)
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries: Complete Season 4 (Adult Swim)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • Mr. North (1988)
  • Music Within (2007)
  • Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  • Notorious (2009)
  • The Omen (2006)
  • Outbreak (1995)
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  • Pieces of April (2003)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Rambo (2008)
  • Reasonable Doubt (2014)
  • Religulous (2008)
  • Slow Burn (2007)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • Stargate (1994)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2001)
  • This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)
  • Turkey Bowl (2019)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
  • Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
  • The Weight of Water (2002)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • The Woods (2006)

September 2

  • Hell on the Border (2019)

September 3

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

September 6

  • Awoken (2019)

September 7

  • Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 1A (Hulu Original)

September 8

  • American Ninja Warrior: Season 12 Premiere (NBC)
  • Brother vs. Brother: Season 7 Premiere (HGTV)

September 9

  • Woke: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

September 10

  • Prisoners (2013)

September 11

  • My Hero Academia: Episodes 64 – 76 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

September 16

  • Archer: Season 11 Premiere (FXX)

September 17

  • The Good Shepherd (2006)

September 18

  • Pen15: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
  • Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Special (IFC)
  • Babyteeth (2019)
  • The Fight (2020)
  • Gemini Man (2019)
  • StarDog and TurboCat (2020)

September 20

  • The Haunted (2020)

September 21

  • The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Special (ABC)

September 22

  • Filthy Rich: Series Premiere (Fox)
  • The Addams Family (2019)

September 23

  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds: Special (Fox)
  • If Loving You Is Wrong: Complete Season 5 (OWN)

September 24

  • Teens Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (2019)

September 25

  • Judy (2019)

September 26

  • The Wilderness of Error: Series Premiere (FX)

September 28

  • Bless the Harts: Season 2 Premiere (Fox)
  • Bob’s Burgers: Season 11 Premiere (Fox)
  • Family Guy: Season 19 Premiere (Fox)
  • Fargo: Season 4 Premiere (FX)
  • The Simpsons: Season 32 Premiere (Fox)

September 29

  • Inherit the Viper (2020)
  • Trauma Center (2019)

September 30

  • Southbound (2015)

Leaving Hulu in September

September 30

  • 2001 Maniacs (2005)
  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • A Mighty Wind (2003)
  • A Perfect Murder (1998)
  • Best in Show (2000)
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Brick Mansions (2014)
  • Brokedown Palace (1998)
  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Buried (2010)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • City Slickers (1991)
  • City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
  • Cold War (2012)
  • Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • Employee of the Month (2006)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • For Your Consideration (2006)
  • Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
  • From Paris with Love (2010)
  • Futureworld (1976)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1999)
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
  • Larry Crowne (2011)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  • Nate and Hayes (1983)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Pathology (2008)
  • Poseidon (2006)
  • Post Grad (2007)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Rabbit Hole (2011)
  • Rambo (2008)
  • Right at Your Door (2007)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
  • Some Kind of Hero (1982)
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control (1996)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Stargate (1994)
  • Strategic Air Command (1955)
  • Sugar Hill (1994)
  • Sunset Strip (1999)
  • The Birdcage (1997)
  • The Client (1994)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • The Eye (2008)
  • The Eye 2 (2005)
  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2014)
  • The Mask (1994)
  • The Ninth Gate (2000)
  • The Sender (1982)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
  • The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
  • Three Musketeers (2011)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Undertow (2004)
  • Unlocked (2017)
  • Waiting for Guffman (1997)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • West Side Story (1961)

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