Coming and Going on Hulu in September 2017

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt lead the western remake

The remakes are coming to Hulu in September: Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt headline the latest version of The Magnificent Seven (which of course was a western remake of The Seven Samurai) and Jack Huston takes the chariot reins in the 2016 version of Ben-Hur. Also making its streaming debut is Once Upon a Time in Venice with Bruce Willis and there’s a timely revival of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth as the sequel plays in theaters.

Hulu originals include the sixth season of The Mindy Project and Jane Campion’s mini-series Top of the Lake: China Girl with Elizabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman, plus the documentaries Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story (on the Chicago chef) and Returning Citizens.

Streaming TV offerings include the season premieres of network shows as This Is Us, Empire, Gotham, and the revival of Will and Grace (available a day after their network debut) plus a number of older shows, including the complete runs of hit sitcoms Family Matters, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, and the original Full House.

For kids there are the animated Disney features Lilo & Stitch and The Emperor’s New Groove and the live action Freaky Friday, both the 1977 original and the 2003 remake, and for families there’s the adolescent tearjerker My Girl and the rousing Akeelah and the Bee.

Foreign films include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune from Denmark, I Saw the Devil from South Korea, the original Let the Right One In from Sweden, and plenty of splashy action films from China.

Older films include the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs and the original versions of some classic and cult movies: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, An American Werewolf in London, Robocop (1987), and Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns.

Among the films leaving Hulu at the end of September are Payback and El Gringo (both starring Mel Gibson), Woody Allen’s Manhattan, and Road House, the greatest bar-bouncer movie ever made.

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

September 1
Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Complete Season 13 (E!)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Addams Family Values (1993)
The Addams Family (1991)
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
American Loser (2007)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)
Autopsy (2008)
Barnyard (2006)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Best Seller (1987)
Bio-Dome (1996)
The Black Stallion (1979)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
Carrie (1976)
Contact (1997)
The Cove (2009)
The Cup (2012)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Dare Not Walk Alone (2006)
The Dark Half (1993)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Dead Hands Dig Deep (2016)
Defiance (2008)
Down to Earth (2001)
Dr. Strange (2006)
Dying Breed (2009)
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Fright Night (2011)
The Golden Child (1986)
Gridiron Heroes (2015)
Harriet the Spy (1996)
History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears (2012)
Hitch (2005)
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997)
Kill Me, Deadly (2015)
L.A. Twister (2004)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
The Last Godfather (2011)
The Levenger Tapes (2011)
The Loved Ones (2012)
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
Man About Town (2007)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Mistress (1992)
The Monster Squad (1987)
My Girl (1991)
My Girl 2 (1994)
Nacho Libre (2006)
The Neverending Story (1984)
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Offspring (2009)
Ordinary People (1980)
Outbreak (1995)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Planet Hulk (2010)
Poseidon (2006)
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Pumpkinhead (2009)
The Rage – Carrie 2 (1999)
Red Garters (1954)
Remember the Goal (2016)
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
River’s Edge (1987)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Sanctuary (2016)
Secretary (2002)
Shooter (2007)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Silent Hill (2006)
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000)
Sleepover (2004)
Spring Broke (2011)
Something to Talk About (1995)
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Surfer, Dude (2008)
Switchback (1997)
Tiger Raid (2016)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (2006)
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Walking Tall (2004)
You Got Served (2004)
You Got Served: Beat the World (2011)

September 2
Adventure Time: Complete Season 8 (Cartoon Network)
Ben-Hur (2016)
Freaky Friday (1977)
Freaky Friday (2003)

September 3
The Eye (2008)

September 5
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story (2017)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
The Lodge (2008)
Returning Citizens (2017)
Survivor (2015)

September 6
Crash (2005)

September 7
Burden (2017)
Total Bellas: Season 2 Premiere (E!)

September 9
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 11
Top of the Lake: China Girl: 3 Day Premiere Event (Sundance TV)
The Orville: Series Premiere (FOX)

September 12
The Mindy Project: Season 6 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Filth (2013)

September 13
Anomaly (2014)
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2015)

September 14
South Park: Complete Season 21 (Comedy Central)
Robo-Dog: Airborne (2017)

September 15
Good Behavior: Complete Season 1 (TNT)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Child of God (2013)
Endless Love (1981)
The Lookalike (2014)
The Road Within (2014)
Skating to New York (2013)
The Thaw (2009)
These Final Hours (2013)
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

September 16
Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

September 19
Straight/Curve: Challenging the Beauty (2017)

September 20
Pirates (2014)

September 21
The Commune (2017)
Food Evolution (2016)

September 22
Doc McStuffins: Complete Season 4 (Disney Jr.)
Interview with a Hitman (2012)
Kiki (2017)
Killers (2010)
McCanick (2013)
Sword of Vengeance (2015)
Vengeance of an Assassin (2014)

September 23
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: Complete Season 3 (Adult Swim)
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13 Premiere (ABC)

September 25
Miles From Tomorrowland: Complete Season 2 (Disney Jr.)
Power: Complete Season 3 (Starz)
The Double (2013)

September 26
The Brave: Series Premiere (NBC)
The Voice: Season 13 Premiere (NBC)

September 27
The ABC’s of Death (2012)
Frankie & Alice (2010)
Hammer of the Gods (2013)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Kiss of the Damned (2012)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Splinter (2008)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
V/H/S (2012)
V/H/S 2 (2013)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 Premiere (FOX)
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Series Premiere (NBC)
Lethal Weapon: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)
The Mick: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)
This Is Us: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

September 28
Dance Flick (2009)
Chicago P.D.: Season 5 Premiere (NBC)
Empire: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 19 Premiere (NBC)
Star: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

September 29 – TGIHulu!
Family Matters: Complete Series (Warner Bros. Television)
Full House: Complete Series (Warner Bros. Television)
Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper: Complete Series (Warner Bros. Television)
Perfect Strangers: Complete Series (Warner Bros. Television)
Step By Step: Complete Series (Warner Bros. Television)
Chicago Fire: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)
Ghosted: Series Premiere (FOX)
The Good Place: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)
Gotham: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)
Great News: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)
Superstore: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
Will & Grace: Season 9 Premiere (NBC)

September 30
The Evil in Us (2017)
Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Hell’s Kitchen: Season 17 Premiere (FOX)

Here’s what is leaving Hulu in September:

September 30
Almost Famous (2000)
Bolero (1984)
Boomerang (1992)
Click (2006)
Dragon Eyes (2012)
El Gringo (2012)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Free Money (1998)
Godsend (2004)
House of Dead (2003)
House of Dead 2 (2006)
Ingenious (2009)
Kingpin (1996)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Manhattan (1979)
Payback (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
The Philly Kid (2012)
Pootie Tang (2001)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Road House (1989)
Santee (1975)
School Daze (1988)
Silent Hill (2006)
Stash House (2012)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Suicide Kings (1997)
Top Dog (1995)
Transit (2012)
The Water Horse (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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