Check Out Hulu's New Movies and TV for October

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I recently wrote a piece killing Hulu for their weird price hike, and while I still think it’s weird that they’re charging more than Netflix and Amazon Prime, I have to admit that I’ve been proven wrong on the quality of their content. With the addition of every Criterion Collection film, which is enormous, and an impressive number of new offerings each month, Hulu is now competitive with those streaming services, and awfully close to standing on equal ground. It will probably only get better for Hulu, considering they have the money and influence of several major media corporations behind them.

October is no different—Hulu is bringing us a ton of new movies and TV shows, including a top-notch romcom satire, one of the best spy movies of all-time, stand-up specials, and a Woody Allen classic. Check out our featured recommendations, and read on for the full list of this month’s new offerings.

They Came Together

Year: 2014
Director: David Wain
Available: Oct. 1
When you have a cast led by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, you’re off to a good start. They Came Together is a parody that takes the guise of an actual romantic comedy, in order to comment on them and lampoon them. The film is silly and stupid, but in a delightful, funny way. If you have even the slightest knowledge of romantic comedies (and you probably do, mostly because you are a person in the world), you can appreciate what’s going on here. —Chris Morgan

Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time

Year: 2014
Star: Patton Oswalt
Available: Oct. 1
The comedian serves himself best in the middle part of the special. He hits his stride as he imagines offing himself in front of a display of Lean Cuisine meals while Toto’s “Africa” plays over the system, and his incredible experience performing for 400 drunk casino patrons that apparently involve him responding positively as people yelled listings from his iMDB profile to him…even Oswalt’s weakest material runs circles around the palaver of the hundreds of hacks on television and in clubs on any given night. —Robert Ham

Hannah and Her Sisters

Year: 1986
Director: Woody Allen
Available: Oct. 1
The intellect is the decoration, but the pain is the essence—for all his neuroses, humorous and otherwise, Woody Allen understood what it meant to experience a deep, unrelenting sadness, and he conveyed it on film like nobody else. On the surface, this is the story of a family in Allen’s New York milieu who experience a great deal of drama and resentment over a two-year period, complete with affairs and betrayals and suicide attempts. Again, though, there’s an astute exploration of love and rejection happening in the spaces between. —Shane Ryan

A Most Wanted Man

Year: 2014
Director: Anton Corbijn
Available: Oct. 1
This is Corbijn’s most ambitious project—his debut was the quite fine Ian Curtis biopic Control—and he does an excellent job of provoking steely performances from a large cast. This is some of McAdams’ best work in far too long—tough and compassionate at the same time—and even an old pro like Dafoe seems to be reaching down a little deeper to produce something memorable. A Most Wanted Man may be less flashy in design than Corbijn’s first two films, but in its place is a terrific sense of bitter resignation that seeps through every frame. —Tim Grierson

Here’s the full list…there are so many offerings that we’re splitting them between television and movies, starting with the small screen.


Available October 1

Chicago P.D. (Season 3 premiere)
Alaska: The Last Frontier (Season 4)
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (Seasons 2-4)
Deadly Women (Season 8)
Fast N’ Loud (Season 6)
Gator Boys (Season 6)
Hoarding: Buried Alive (Season 8)
How Do They Do It? (Seasons 7-8)
Leah Remini: It’s All Relative (Season 1)
Long Island Medium (Season 7)
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (Season 3)
My Five Wives (Season 1)
My Strange Addiction (Season 5)
MythBusters (Season 16)
Say Yes to the Dress (Season 12)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (Seasons 5, 7)
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best (Season 3)
Street Outlaws (Season 3)
Tanked (Seasons 7-8)
Toddlers & Tiaras (Seasons 7-8)
Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 5)
Yukon Men (Season 4)

Available October 2

Bones (Season 11 premiere)
Sleepy Hollow (Season 3 premiere)

Available October 4

Saturday Night Live (Season 41 premiere)
The Good Wife (Season 6)
The Affair (Season 2 premiere)(*Showtime)
Homeland (Season 5 premiere) (*Showtime)

Available October 6

American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4)
The Eric Andre Show (Season 3)

Available October 7

Casual (Series premiere)
The Flash (Season 2 premiere)
iZombie (Season 2 premiere)

Available October 8

Arrow (Season 4)
Supernatural (Season 11)

Available October 9

The Vampire Diaries (Season 7)
The Originals (Season 3)

Available October 10

Undateable (Season 3 premiere)
Reign (Season 3 premiere)

Available October 12

America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 26 premiere)
Doc McStuffins (Season 2)

Available October 13

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Series premiere)
Jane the Virgin (Season 2 premiere)

Available October 14

Chicago Fire (Season 4)
The Jim Gaffigan Show (Season 1)

Available October 17

Truth Be Told (Series premiere)

Available October 28

Wicked City (Series premiere)

Available October 31

Grimm (Season 4 premiere)


Available October 1

3 Geezers! (2013)
666: The Beast (2015)
A Touch of Unseen (2014)
Addicted (2014)
All Is Lost (2013)
Altergeist (2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Avenged (2013)
Bandits (2001) (*Showtime)
Ben Stiller’s Comedy Roundtable #2 (2013)
Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound (2014)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Blood Simple (1985)
Blue Chips (1994)
The Breakup Girl (2015)
The Butterfly Tattoo (2009)
Cantinflas (2014)
Carrie (2013)
Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies (2015)
The Cat’s Meow (2001) (*Showtime)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Come Out and Play (2013)
The Cutting Room (2015)
Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said? (2011)
Dear White People (2014)
Defiance (2008)
Demons (2015)
The Devil’s Rejects (2005) (*Showtime)
Donovan’s Echo (2011) (*Showtime)
Doomsday Book (2012)
Dragonheart (1996) (*Showtime)
Dukale’s Dream (2015)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Fightville (2011)
Fish Tank (2009) (*Showtime)
Flashdance (1983)
Frankenstein vs. the Mummy (2015)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Girl Most Likely (2013)
GLOW (2015)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Hard Ride to Hell (2010)
Harsh Times (2005) (*Showtime)
Hercules (2014)
Hooked Up (2013)
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Hugo (2011)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
I Am I (2013)
The Inkwell (1994) (*Showtime)
The Innkeepers (2011)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
In a World … (2013)
Infernal (2015)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny (2014)
Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All (2013)
Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy (2015)
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)
Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate (2015)
Joe (2014)
Justin Beiber: Never Say Never (2011)
Katy Perry: Prismatic World Tour (2014)
Kids for Cash (2013)
La Repetition (2001)
Labor Day (2013)
The Last Keepers (2013)
Last Play at Shea (2010)
Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata (2014)
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman (2011)
Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board (2015)
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Love or Whatever (2012)
Lunarcy! (2012)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Miles to Go (2012)
Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
Noah (2014)
Pain & Gain (2013)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2013)
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014)
P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (2013)
Please Be Normal (2014)
Poltergeist of Borley Forest (2013)
Primal Fear (1996)
Private Parts (1997)
The Program (2015) (*Showtime)
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (*Showtime)
The Quitter (2014)
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) (*Showtime)
The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
Riviera (2005)
Robocop (2014)
Run, Hide, Die (2012)
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex (2014)
Serendipity (2001) (*Showtime)
Shelter (2015)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Skipped Parts (2000) (*Showtime)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
The Story of Luke (2012)
Swimming Upstream (2003) (*Showtime)
Tales From the Hood (1995) (*Showtime)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
They Came Together (2014)
Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013)
Tony: London Serial Killer (2009) (*Showtime)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Vanish (2015)
Weapons (2007) (*Showtime)
Who Bombed Judi Bari? (2012)
William Shatner’s Get a Life (2012)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
World War Z (2013)
You’re Next (2013)
Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean (2015)

Available October 2

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (*Showtime)
I Am Giant: Victor Cruz (2015) (*Showtime)

Available October 5

The Lovers (2015) (*Showtime)

Available October 10

Prophet’s Prey (2015) (*Showtime)

Available October 17

Camp X-Ray (2014) (*Showtime)

Available October 23

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 (2014)
Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014) (*Showtime)

Available October 25

American Dream / American Knightmare (2015) (*Showtime)

Available October 30

Why Horror? (2014) (*Showtime)