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New on Hulu August 2021 Movies and Shows

Likewise Spotlight

What’s new on Hulu this August 2021? There’s plenty of new movies and new shows on Hulu this August for you to watch during the summer. From a new original show on Hulu called Only Murders in the Buildings to the critically acclaimed film Black Swan, there’s plenty of Hulu new releases for everyone!

Below you will find what we are most excited about at Likewise this month. If you like what you see, be sure to save your favorite items in the free Likewise app, so you’ll never have to miss out on the content you love.

Shows to Stream 

Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building is the latest new original series on Hulu starring Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Martin Short! The three play strangers who love true crime and who suddently find themselves trying to solve a murder that happens in their apartment building. This exciting murder mystery premieres on August 31st on Hulu! 

Reservation Dogs 

Reservation Dogs is a new FX original show on Hulu about four Indigenous teenagers living in rural Oklahoma who steal in order to save up to go to California. This show is one of the first major shows that features Indigenous characters and actors and is written by Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation. Give it a watch starting August 9th

Movies to Stream 

Black Swan 

Black Swan is an American psychological horror film about the world of ballet. In the production of Swan Lake at the New York City Ballet company, two ballerinas Nina (played by Natalie Portman) and Lily (played by Mila Kunis) compete for the coveted role of the White Swan. Nina becomes so overwhelmed by the pressure that she descends into madness. Black Swan was critically acclaimed, and for her performance as Nina, Portman won the Academy Award for Best Actress


When a woman goes on a business trip to Hong Kong and inadvertently brings an illness to the United States, a global pandemic suddenly arises. To make matters worse, a blogger starts making false claims on the internet about homeopathic cures. Although it may feel a bit too soon to be watching a movie about a pandemic, we think our newfound perspective about life amidst a pandemic will make this fictional movie an interesting watch! 

Thelma and Louise 

Housewife Thelma (played by Geena Davis) and waitress Louise (played by Susan Sarandon) are friends who decide to go on a short road trip. However, the trip becomes complicated when Louise shoots and kills a man at a bar. The two must then decide what their next move is on their ill-fated road trip. Thelma and Louise received wide critical acclaim, was nominated for six Academy Awards, and ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film is now also preserved in the National Film Registry as it is “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Given that travel horror stories are a bit few and far between during COVID times, Planes, Trains and Automobiles reminds us of a time past. The classic story that we all know too well—a man tries to get home on Christmas to spend time with family, a snowstorm hits, and suddenly he’s stranded thousands of miles from home. In Planes, Trains and Automobiles, that man is Neal Page (played by Steve Martin) and he meets a talkative salesman (played by John Candy). The two end up taking a long journey filled with planes, trains, and automobiles (hence the title) back home. The film has received a countless amount of praise, especially for the chemistry between Martin and Candy and its natural, comedic value. Make sure to check it out in new movies on Hulu!

What else is coming to Hulu this August 2021? Here’s everything coming to Hulu this August 2021, and don’t forget to save the list in the Likewise app!

Streaming August 1

  • Hamilton’s Pharmacopia: Complete Season 3 (Vice)
  • 10 to Midnight (1983)
  • 21 (2008)
  • 30 Days Of Night (2007)
  • 30 Minutes Or Less (2011)
  • All About E (2015)
  • Alpha & Omega (2010)
  • Are We There Yet? (2005)
  • As Good as It Gets (1997)
  • Attack The Block (2011)
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
  • Bagdad Cafe (1988)
  • The Beast Within (1982)
  • Black Swan (2009)
  • Blood Games (1991)
  • Blood On Satan’s Claw (1970)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • Cherry Pop (2017)
  • Christina’s House (2001)
  • Contagion (2011)
  • Every Breath You Take (2021)
  • The Final Girls (2015)
  • First Knight (1995)
  • Fish Don’t Blink (2002)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • Freelancers (2012)
  • French Postcards (1979)
  • From Prada To Nada (2011)
  • Garbo Talks (1984)
  • Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (2013)
  • The Girl King (2015)
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • Gulliver’s Travels (2009)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  • The Hawaiians (1970)
  • Heart of Midnight (1989)
  • Heartbreakers (2001)
  • Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015)
  • Henry V (1989)
  • Hondo (1953)
  • The Hot Chick (2002)
  • The Hunter (1980)
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  • I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! (1998)
  • It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (2010)
  • Jack And Jill (2011)
  • The Killing Streets (1991)
  • King Arthur (2004)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Liz in September (2014)
  • Mad Max (1980)
  • Miami Blues (1990)
  • Mirror Mirror (2012)
  • Mud (2013)
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • Naz & Maalik (2015)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  • Plaza Suite (1971)
  • Roadhouse 66 (1984)
  • Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
  • Rudy (1993)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Shark Tale (2002)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
  • Special Effects (1984)
  • Spellbinder (1988)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • The Thin Red Line (1998)
  • Those People (2015)
  • Toy Soldiers (1991)
  • Transcendence (2014)
  • Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
  • The Vatican Tapes (2015)
  • Watchmen (2009)

Streaming August 4

  • The Devil You Know: Complete Seasons 1-2 (Vice)

Streaming August 5

  • Princess Cyd (2017)

Streaming August 6

  • Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 4 (Hulu Original)

Streaming August 8

  • The Party (2018)

Streaming August 9

  • Reservation Dogs: Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)

Streaming August 10

  • Together Together (2021)

Streaming August 11

  • Fantasy Island: Series Premiere (Fox)
  • AWOL (2016)

Streaming August 12

  • Homeroom (2021) (Hulu Original)
  • The Force (2017)
  • Held (2021)
  • The Virtuoso (2021)
  • The Waiting Room (2012)

Streaming August 13

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 8 Premiere (NBC)

Streaming August 15

  • The Hate U Give (2018)
  • Silo (2019)

Streaming August 17

  • Bachelor in Paradise: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)
  • The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Streaming August 18

  • Nine Perfect Strangers: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • The Marijuana Conspiracy (2021)
  • Unsane (2018)

Streaming August 19

  • Blast Beat (2020)
  • Jungleland (2021)

Streaming August 21

  • We Broke Up (2021)

Streaming August 23

  • The Ultimate Surfer: Series Premiere (ABC)

Streaming August 24

  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Streaming August 26

  • American Horror Story: Season 10 Premiere (FX)
  • Archer: Season 12 Premiere (FXX)
  • Disobedience (2017)
  • Feral State (2021)
  • Love and Monsters (2021)

Streaming August 27

  • Vacation Friends (2021) (Hulu Original)
  • Chaos Walking (2020)

Streaming August 28

  • Four Good Days (2021)

Streaming August 29

  • Horizon Line (2021)

Streaming August 30

  • 9/11: One Day in America: Series Premiere (National Geographic)
  • Spell (2020)

Streaming August 31

  • Only Murders in the Building: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

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Michele is a fan of A24 movies and books about digital media. Her all-time favorite TV shows are Bojack Horseman, Veronica Mars, and Parks and Recreation. In her free time she likes to do nail art and watch new TV shows!
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