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What’s New on Hulu: August 2016

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At the beginning of (and during) every month, Hulu adds new movies and TV shows to its library. We figure you might want to know about them. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Hulu and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

The heart is a dumb-dumb: You’re the Worst (Season 2)

It may not have seemed possible, but Stephen Falk’s tale of misanthropic Angelinos got even funnier, and a hell of a lot darker, in its second season. The show still features silly Sunday Funday adventures, and some of the best Silverlake humor west of the 110, but in a series of whip-smart episodes (see “There Is Not Currently a Problem” and “LCD Soundsystem”), it also depicts the reality of mental illness with disarming accuracy. Available August 1.

Bodacious: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Stoners Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter need to get an A+ on their history oral report, or humanity’s future will fall apart. Luckily, George Carlin arrives with a time-traveling phone booth (no to any British Doctor’s booths), and the stoner adventures begin. Available August 1.

What, like it’s hard? Legally Blonde (2001)

Reese Witherspoon, hero, proves that law school isn’t all that hard if you arrive with a well-coordinated outfit. The movie’s 15 years old, but it’s a charming as ever — and hey, Reese can still do the bend and snap. Available August 1.

Faster, higher, stronger: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

The key to any Mission Impossible film lies in whether Tom Cruise can still run like a maniac — and rest assured, he can run, he can swim, and he can even cling on to airplanes. He also has the aid of Rebecca Ferguson, who plays a fellow spy named Ilsa. At one point, Cruise follows her to Casablanca. Do you get it? Available August 12.

Fun with Matthews: The Wine Show (Season 1/U.S. Premiere) (ITV)

It has been a long, hot summer, and sure, we could recommend some grim TV dramas, but all we really want to do in August is take a trip to Italy with Matthews Rhys and Goode. The Wine Show, which aired its first season in the U.K. earlier this year, provides the chance to do just that. (Please consume The Wine Show responsibly, as it contains dangerous levels of charm.) Available August 13.


August 1
You’re The Worst (Complete Season 2) (FX)

August 2
Running Wild With Bear Grylls (Season 3 Premiere) (NBC)

August 3
Bachelor in Paradise (Season 3 Premiere) (ABC)
Adam Devine’s House Party (Complete Season 3) (Comedy Central)
W (Series Premiere) (Viki)

August 4
Steven Universe (Complete Season 2) (Cartoon Network)

August 7
Basketball Wives L.A. (Season 5 Premiere) (VH1)

August 8
T.I &Tiny (Season 5B Premiere) (VH1)

August 9
Ancient Aliens (Complete Seasons 7–9) (History)
Beyond Scared Straight (Complete Season 4) (A&E)
Dance Moms (Complete Season 5) (Lifetime)
Intervention (Complete Season 14) (A&E)
Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015) (*Showtime)
Street Dance Family (2016) (*Showtime) 

August 10
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)

August 13
The Wine Show (Complete Season 1/U.S. Premiere) (ITV)
The Gift (2015) (*Showtime)

August 15
Bastard Executioner (Series Premiere) (FX)

August 18
Black Jesus (Complete Season 2) (Adult Swim) 

August 23
Casual (Season 2 Finale) (Hulu) 

August 24
Bella and Bulldogs (Complete Season 2) (Nickelodeon)
Better Late Than Never (Season 1 Premiere) (NBC)
Catfish (Season 5B Premiere) (MTV)

August 31
Despertar Contigo (Series Premiere) (Univision)
The Investigation (Series Premiere) (MTV)


August 1
A.R.C.H.I.E (2016) (*Showtime)
A Good Woman (2004)
The Accused (1998)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
The Best Man (1999) (*Showtime)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Black Hawk Down (2001) (*Showtime)
Body (2015) (*Showtime)
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Clerks (1994)
Cloverfield (2008)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Death Do Us Part (2014) (*Showtime)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Dr. Strange (2007)
Enough (2002)
Erotic Getaway (1995) (*Showtime)
Foot Fist Way (2006)
Frank and Jesse (1995) (*Showtime)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (*Showtime)
How She Move (2007)
Hulk Vs. (2009)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Joe the King (1999)
Kalifornia (1993)
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
Larry Gaye: Renegade Flight Attendant (2015)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003)
Lenny Cooke (2013) (*Showtime)
The Limey (1999)
Little Odessa (1994)
Marathon Man (1976)
Permanent Midnight (1998) (*Showtime)
Phat Beach (1996) (*Showtime)
Planet Hulk (2010)
Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Rush (2013)
Shattered (2007)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Sister (2012) (*Showtime)
Six Shooter (2004)
Species (1995)
Species 2 (1998)
Species 3 (2004)
Split Decisions (1988) (*Showtime)
Stake Land (2010) (*Showtime)
Tales From the Darkside (1990)
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Trees Lounge (1996) (*Showtime)
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (*Showtime)
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Virgin Suicides (1999) (*Showtime)
Wicker Park (2004)
Wonder Boys (2000) (*Showtime) 

August 2
Avalon High (2010)
Cloud 9 (2014)
Dadnapped (2009)
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Life Is Ruff (2005)
Twitches (2005)

August 10
Shaun the Sheep (2015) 

August 11
American Ultra (2015)
Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert (2016)

August 12
Casino Royale (2006) (*Showtime)
Dancing in Jaffa (2013)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Godfrey: Regular Black (2014) (*Showtime)
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Mr. Accident (2000) (*Showtime)
Proxy (2013)
Rocky Balboa (2006) (*Showtime)
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000) (*Showtime)

August 13
The Gift (2015) (*Showtime)

August 16
Save the Date (2012)

August 20
King Georges (2015)
Strange Wilderness (2008) 

August 26
Young & Beautiful (2013)

For more details on the best film and television available online, consult Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub.

What’s New on Hulu: August 2016