Stream-tember: What’s coming and going from Netflix and Hulu this month
The summer of 2019 has flown by, and now it’s time for the annual Autumnal Binge-Watching (please tell me it’s not just me). September is upon us, and that means all new shows and movies are coming to your favorite streaming platform. Whether you’re more of a Netflix lover or a Hulu devotee — or maybe a little of both — read on to find out what’s coming (and unfortunately, what’s leaving) this September.
We’ll start with the ‘Flix. The first of the month saw lots of new editions. Capitalist yuppie nightmare on film American Psycho hit the service once again, just in time for Halloween! Same goes with season 3 of MTV’s Scream series, The Last Exorcism and Mystic River. When you’re done scaring yourself, you can start up a Lord of the Rings marathon with The Return of the King and The Two Towers. Season 9 of the The Walking Dead is also available, as well as raunchy coming-of-age fan favorite, Superbad.
September 10th sees the addition of Bill Burr’s new stand-up special, Paper Tiger, as well as Eat Pray Love and season 9 of critically-acclaimed TV show, Shameless. September 15th has the first season of Surviving R. Kelly, and September 20th will be the day Between Two Ferns: The Movie and Disenchantment: Part 2 will be added. American Horror Story: Apocalypse gets added on September 24th, rounding out the month and getting everyone prepared for October and all of its spooky festivities.
Now for what we’re saying bye to this month. Three of the movies from the Fast and Furious franchise, A Clockwork Orange, Angels & Demons and Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are all gone as of September 1st. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Magic Mike, Mulan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Stuart Little, The Hangover and Sweeney Todd are all gone as well. Kicking and Screaming leaves September 4th. Pochahontas leaves September 14th. On September 16th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will no longer be available, and between the 24th and 25th, seasons 1-5 of Portlandia and seasons 1-6 of Parenthood are disappearing from the platform for the time being. Get your views in now!
Now onto Hulu! Lots of good stuff coming this month. The Matrix movies are all available as of September 1st. So is 27 Dresses, 50 First Dates, 1979’s original The Amityville Horror, Basic Instinct, Doctor Doolittle, Evil Dead (and Evil Dead II), Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, The Goonies, Hercules, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jersey Girl, Juno, Lethal Weapons 1 through 4, Mommie Dearest, Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, Pretty in Pink, Requiem for a Dream, She’s All That, Sucker Punch, Training Day and Wayne’s World 2 (and many, many more). Wow!
September 21 sees the addition of the complete second season of Adult Swim’s Dream Corp LLC. American Horror Story: Apocalypse will be on both Netflix and Hulu on September 24th. Season 6 of Empire, season 6 of Black-ish, and season 4 of This Is Us are all available to stream as they premiere September 25. On the 26th, the newest seasons of South Park, Modern Family, and The Goldbergs are all available to stream as they premiere as well. Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Place and Superstore are all premiering their newest seasons on September 27th. And finally, for all of my fellow animation lovers, American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and The Simpsons newest seasons are all getting put on Hulu as they are on live TV at the end of the month.
As far as for what’s leaving, Rushmore, An American Werewolf in London, Alien vs. Predator, Anger Management, Hamlet, Open Water, Seven, Sling Blade, Swimfan, Swingers, Spider-Man 3, and Good Luck Chuck are all ending their streaming time on Hulu for the foreseeable future on September 30th. But that’s okay — there’s plenty of stuff to keep you busy on both platforms for all of Stream-tember.