Arriving on Hulu in October 2016

Hugh Laurie is 'Chance' in the Hulu original series.

Hulu launches its latest original series Chance, starring Hugh Laurie as a forensic neuro-psychiatrist who gets caught up in the underworld, and the fifth season of the comedy The Mindy Project with Mindy Kaling in October.

New movies coming to Hulu this month include the James Bond thriller Spectre (2015) with Daniel Craig, A Brilliant Young Mind (2014) with Asa Butterfield, Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall (2015), and Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur (2013) with Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric.

Reaching further back, Hulu adds Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film Shine a Light (2008), Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974) with Jack Nicholson, and the eternal comedy Groundhog Day (1993) with Bill Murray.

New streaming TV shows include American Horror Story: Complete Season 5, The Librarians: Complete Season 2, and the complete ten-season run of the WB superhero series Smallville.

Here’s what arriving on the service in October, and what’s leaving. (Day-after network debut showings are in italics)

October 1
Smallville: Complete Seasons 1-10 (WB)
Air Force One (1997)
Alice (1990)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
And God Created Woman (1988)
Bananas (1971)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blood Oranges (1997)
Blue Steel (1934)
Bolero (1984)
Bowling For Columbine (2002)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead (1999)
Carrie (1976)
Chinatown (1974)
Class (1983)
Congo (1995)
Cool It (2010)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Dead Men Can’t Dance (1997)
Deep Impact (1998)
Diminished Capacity (2009)
The Dogs of War (1981)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
A Feast at Midnight (1997)
The Gambler (1974)
The Gift (2000)
The Godson (1998)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Hide (2011)
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
I am David (2004)
Island in the Sky (1953)
Joyride (1997)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Kill List (2011)
Last Night (1999)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit (2011)
Little Ninjas (1990)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Love and Death (1975)
Malibu Beach (1978)
Malibu High (1979)
Mammoth (2009)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
Mission Park (2013)
Murder of Crows (1999)
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call (2008)
National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie (2011)
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College (2006)
Nick of Time (1995)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Nukie (1988)
The Patriot (1986)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
The Pink Panther (1964)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Platoon (1986)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Pontypool (2008)
Psychic (1992)
Quigley down Under (1990)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Rodger Dodger (2002)
Room 237 (2012)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Secretary (2002)
SFW (1995)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Snatch (2000)
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Spanish Judges (2001)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Off (aka Prairie Fire) (1998)
Stigmata (1999)
The Stoned Age (1994)
Stranger in the House (1997)
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Swingers (1996)
Thirteen Days (2000)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Troll (1986)
Troll 2 (1991)
True Colors (1991)
Under Fire (1983)
The US vs. John Lennon (2006)
The Warriors (1979)
Whore 2 (1994)
Zombie Nation (2006)

October 2
Saturday Night Live: Season 42 Premiere (NBC)

October 3
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 27 Premiere (ABC)
Stonewall (2015)

October 4
The Mindy Project: Season 5 Premiere (Hulu Original)
American Horror Story: Complete Season 5 (FX)
Conviction: Series Premiere (ABC)
Timeless: Series Premiere (NBC)

October 5
Velvet: Series Premiere (Univision)

October 6
Clash of the Corps: Series Premiere (Fuse)

October 7
City of Gold (2016)

October 8
Uproarious: Series Premiere (Fuse)

October 11
Please Like Me: Complete Season 3 (Pivot)
Knife Fight (2013)

October 12
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
American Housewife: Series Premiere (ABC)
Chicago Fire: Season 5 Premiere (NBC)
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
The Middle: Season 8 Premiere (ABC)
The Real O’Neals: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

October 14
Venus in Fur (2013)
Witching & Bitching (2014)

October 15
Varsity Blues (1999)
Safari Brother: Series Premiere (National Geographic)

October 18
How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
The Suite Life (2011)
Twitches, Too (2007)
T’was the Night (2001)
Halloween High (2004)
Return to Halloweentown (2006)

October 19
Chance: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Adventure Time: Complete Season 7 (Cartoon Network)
StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Season 3 Premiere (National Geographic)
Years of Living Dangerously: Series Premiere (National Geographic)

October 20
The Librarians: Complete Season 2 (TNT)

October 21
Spectre (2015)

October 23
Shine a Light (2008)

October 25
A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

October 27
Under the Gun (2016)

Here’s what is leaving Hulu in October:

October 31
The Accused (1988)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
A Good Woman (2006)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Enough (2002)
Frank and Jesse (1994)
Happily N’Ever After (2006)
Happily N’Ever After 2 (2009)
Joe the King (1999)
Kalifornia (1993)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Others (2001)
The Rainmaker (1997)
Rush (1991)
Shattered (2007)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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