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Here’s Everything Coming To And Leaving Hulu In October 2017, Including ‘Election’ And All The Godzilla


It’s a good time to be Hulu. The mid-September Emmys telecast saw The Handmaid’s Tale rack up several trophies in significant categories, and if the newly announced original and licensed acquisitions for October are any indication, the streaming service’s good fortune can only get better. Classic comedies like Alexander Payne’s Election and a new politically poignant original series by comedian Sarah Silverman will join Hulu’s ranks, as well as a whole lot of Godzilla movies and one of the largest single-month television and film additions in recent memory.

ARRIVING

Election (10/1)

Before Reese Witherspoon was Legally Blonde and Matthew Broderick became one of The Producers, the pair squared off in Downsizing director Alexander Payne’s black comedy Election. The 1999 film pitted popular social studies teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) against the overachieving student Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) during their high school’s annual student body election. At the time, Payne’s dramedy didn’t perform all that well at the box office, but critics loved it. What’s more, the surprisingly bleak comedy film helped launch the director’s career and garnered Witherspoon a Golden Globe nomination.

A Lot Of Godzilla (10/1)

In early August, the movie world mourned the death of Haruo Nakajima, the first actor to don the rubber “Godzilla” suit for the destructive creature’s first string of movies. Nearly two months later, fans of Nakajima and the many sequels and reboots his performance inspired can celebrate his legacy by binge-watching a slew of movies Hulu will add to its roster. The first American version from 1998 is chief among the additions, though several more recent Japanese revivals that eschew CGI in favor of Nakajima-like suits will also be available for viewing.

I Love You, America (10/12)

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In her recent comedy special A Speck of Dust, Sarah Silverman took a startlingly different approach to politics. She spent much of the hour (and her conversation with Uproxx) trying to understand wildly different points of view and the sometimes combative people who hold them. Hence her upcoming Hulu series I Love You, America, a hybrid show that sounds like a cross between Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal. When the program was announced in March, it was described as something that would “discuss the current political” and “emotional landscape of the country.”

DEPARTING

Beverly Hills Ninja (9/30)

What more is there to say about Beverly Hills Ninja that hasn’t already been said? One of the few Chris Farley movies not to feature fellow Saturday Night Live cast member David Spade in a supporting role, the comedy doesn’t always hold up too well. However, the inclusion of Mortal Kombat star Robin Shou, a notable Chris Rock cameo, and several other highlights render a special place for the movie in the Farley pantheon. Plus, watching the slapstick genius work during the height of his career is always a treat.

Here’s the full list of titles coming to Hulu in October:

10/1/17

60 Days In: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)
Alone: Complete Seasons 1-2 (History)
American Pickers: Complete Seasons 1 & 11 (History)
Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 11 (History)
Ax Men: Complete Seasons 1 & 9 (History)
Born this Way: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)
Bring It!: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Lifetime)
Chopped: Complete Seasons 14-16 (Food Network)
Counting Cars: Complete Season 1 (History)
The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 1 (History)
Dance Moms: Complete Seasons 1 & 6 (Lifetime)
Escaping Polygamy: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)
The First 48: Complete Seasons 6, 16-17 (A&E)
Forged in Fire: Complete Seasons 1-3 (History)
Hoarders: Complete Season 4 (A&E)
House Hunters: Complete Season 7 (HGTV)
Hunting Hitler: Complete Seasons 1-2 (History)
Prison Break: Complete Seasons 1-5 (FOX)
Property Brothers: Complete Season 5 (HGTV)
The Rap Game: Complete Seasons 1-2 (Lifetime)
Saving Hope: Complete Season 5 (eOne)
Tiny House Hunters: Complete Seasons 1-2 (HGTV)
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
50 First Dates (2004)
6 Dead Souls (2010)
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)
A Long Walk Home (1990)
Abduction of Jennifer Grayson (2017)
Across the Great Divide (1976)
Across the Universe (2007)
The Adventures of Panda Warrior (2012)
Alice (1990)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Another 9 ½ Weeks (1997)
Arlo: The Burping Pig (2016)
Arthur’s Missing Pal (2006)
Asylum of Darkness (2017)
Bananas (1971)
Bethany (2017)
Blood Ransom (2014)
Blue Chips (1994)
The Bounty (1984)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Broken Mile (2016)
Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014)
Butterfly Girl (2014)
Cabin Fear (2017)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Care Bears: Friends Forever (2004)
Care Bears: Magical Adventures (1998)
Carrie (2002)
Carrie 2: The Rage (1999)
Clueless (1995)
The Confession (1999)
Congo (1995)
Covenant (2017)
The Creature Below (2016)
The Crying Game (1992)
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Deuces Wild (2002)
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
The Devil’s Double (2011)
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
The Disembodied (2011)
Election (1999)
Elephant Kingdom (2016)
End of a Gun (2016)
Enemy at the Gate (2001)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Escape From L.A. (1996)
Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012)
The Faculty (1998)
Fall Time (1993)
Fargo (1996)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Fierce People (2007)
The Final Cut (2004)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Frances (1982)
Frog Kingdom (2013)
From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
Gandhi (1982)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Ghost World (2001)
Ghosts of Darkness (2017)
Ghoulies (1984)
Ghoulies II (1987)
The Glass Coffin (2017)
Godzilla (1998)
Godzilla 2000 (2000)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2004)
Godzilla Vs. Destroyah (2000)
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (2000)
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)
Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1998)
Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (2000)
Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2005)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2004)
Grease 2 (1982)
Guess Who (2005)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Hatchet (2006)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Hellboy (2004)
Hemingway’s Garden of Eden (2008)
High Tension (2003)
The Holiday (2006)
Hostel (2005)
Hostel 2 (2007)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
The Human Stain (2003)
The Hunted (2003)
Hunting Grounds (2017)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Jesus’s Son (2000)
Kalifornia (1993)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
A Long Walk Home (1990)
Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)
Love Hurts (1990)
The Maddening (1995)
The Madness of King George (1994)
March of the Penguins (2005)
Mousehunt (1997)
New Year’s Evil (1980)
Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
The One (2001)
Oogieloves: The Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
Out of Time (2003)
Paulie (1998)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Philadelphia (1993)
Pi (1998)
Pieces of April (2003)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Pride (2014)
The Punisher (2004)
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017)
Reds (1981)
Rent (2005)
Road House (1989)
Scream at the Devil (2016)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Southwest of Salem (2016)
Space Guardians (2017)
Species III (2004)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
The Station Agent (2003)
Swingers (1996)
Teenage Ghost Punk (2017)
This Binary Universe (2012)
The Uninvited (2009)
Under Siege (1992)
U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Volver (2006)
Warpath (1951)
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
The Whistleblower (2011)
Yellowbird (2014)

10/2/17

Bob’s Burgers: Season 8 Premiere (FOX)
Family Guy: Season 16 Premiere (FOX)
Ghosted: Series Premiere (FOX)
The Last Man on Earth: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)
Shark Tank: Season 9 Premiere (ABC)
The Simpsons: Season 29 Premiere (FOX)
Ten Days in the Valley: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Toy Box: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

10/3/17

American Horror Story: Complete Season 6 (FX)
The Gifted: Series Premiere (FOX)
Lucifer: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

10/4/17

Black-ish: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)
Fresh off the Boat: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Mayor: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Middle: Season 9 Premiere (ABC)
Bad Frank (2017)
Colossal (2017)
Frontera (2014)
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
The Reagan Show (2017)

10/5/17

The Fog (2005)

10/6/17

Scandal: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

10/7/17

Once Upon a Time: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)
Blair Witch (2016)

10/9/17

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 28 Premiere (ABC)
A Long Way Down (2014)

10/10/17

Brotherhood of Blades (2014)

10/11/17

Chance: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)
The Lookalike (2014)

10/12/17

I Love You, America: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Blind (2017)
I Love You Both (2016)

10/14/17

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

10/15/17

Bounce (2000)
Cruel and Unusual (2017)
The Crying Game (1992)
The Fly Room (2014)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Mamaboy (2016)
The Other Dream Team (2012)
Orthodox (2015)
The Other Dream Team (2012)
This is Meg (2017)
Undisputed (2002)
Unzipped (1995)
The Whole Truth (2016)

10/18/17

Freakish: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond (2017)
In the Radiant City (2016)
Isolation (2017)
No Way to Live (2016)
Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Skating to New York (2013)

10/21/17

Adventure Time: Complete Season 9 (Cartoon Network)
Too Funny To Fail (Hulu Original Documentary)

10/26/17

Neon Joe: Complete Season 2 (Adult Swim)
2:22 (2017)

10/28/17

Blindspot: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
Arrival (2016)

10/29/17

Catfish: Complete Season 6 (MTV)
Priceless (2016)
That Sugar Film (2014)

10/31/17

Midnight Express (1978)


Here’s the full list of titles leaving Hulu in October:

9/30/17

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Among Friends (2013)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
Arthur (1981)
Bad News Bears (2005)
Bandits (2001)
Benny & Joon (1993)
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
Big Fish (2003)
Bill Durham (1988)
The Blob (1988)
Delta Force (1986)
Dream a Little Dream (1988)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Encino Man (1992)
Fall Time (1993)
Get Well Soon (2002)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
Kingpin (1996)
Hammett (1982)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Hitch (2005)
Joe Dirt (2001)
Killing Zoe (1994)
Outbreak (1995)
Poseidon (2006)
Sacred Ground (1983)
Sahara (2005)
Shooter (2007)
Surf’s Up (2007)
Teen Witch (1989)

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