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What’s New to Stream on Hulu for July 2019

Franchise fans rejoice as Hulu brings several film series to their collection including ‘Rocky,’ ‘Species,’ Airplane!’ and more.
Hulu July
By  · Published on July 6th, 2019

Hulu has been stuck in the third place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies too, though, and more than a few of them are gems that make Hulu a destination beyond last night’s TV shows.

The complete list of new movies hitting Hulu this month — July 2019 — is below, but I wanted to highlight the best of the bunch along with several others worth seeking out.

Hulu Pick of the Month

Woman At War

There really aren’t a lot of movies about environmental warriors, and that’s a shame as it’s really never been more important to fight for the world we live in. Woman at War (2018) steps up to the challenge with a warm and witty drama pitting one woman against corporate and political “progress.” She’s waging a war of sorts against attempts by a power company to sully and destroy some of the land around her Icelandic community, but she’s also in the process of adopting a child. These two life events are unrelated on their surface but forced together as the noose of law enforcement tightens. It’s a beautifully told — the band performing the score appears throughout in the background and foreground — and endlessly important tale that hits exactly as hard as it needs to.

Horror in July


Horror movies are a great time all through the year, and July sees more than a few arriving on Hulu. We’ll start with a classic that’s always worth watching — John Landis’ brilliantly entertaining An American Werewolf in London (1981). It’s funny, it’s smart, and the practical effects remain impressive as hell. Cooties (2014) leans far more comedic, but there’s great fun to be had with a killer cast and some killer kids. Vampires (2010) is a terrifically entertaining faux-doc from Belgium that predates the similar (and admittedly superior) What We Do in the Shadows (2014) while bringing its own laughs and genre fun. And finally, the new film I Trapped the Devil (2019) premieres July 26th and is essentially a feature adaptation of Charles Beaumont’s terrific “The Howling Man” (which was previously adapted into a Twilight Zone episode). It’s a solid little tale of devilish suspense from a new filmmaker too.

A Movie People Apparently Love

Drop Dead Gorgeous

There are so many movies. Hundreds are released every year making it impossible to see everything, and that means sometimes a movie can slip through the cracks. I’ve heard of Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) but have never seen it or even thought about it until it suddenly started showing up all over my Twitter feed earlier this month. July is the 20th anniversary of its release, and its fans are legion. The film is a comedic thriller about a small town beauty pageant and murder, and it’s a film I’ll be watching for the first time this month.

Korean Gems

Death Bell

Regardless of the genre, South Korean cinema is among my favorite for the stories, performances, and tonal mastery their film community often displays. Two terrific films from last decade are hitting Hulu this month, and both are worth a watch. Death Bell (2008) is a lean and mean horror flick about a group of student over-achievers who find themselves trapped in a life or death study session. It’s great fun but not for the faint of heart. The Housemaid (2010) tackles class warfare by way of a story about a wealthy family and the attractive young woman who comes to work for them. It’s as sexy and twisted a black comedy as you’re likely to find while still managing to deliver a sharp commentary.

The Complete List

July 1st
88 Minutes (2007)
Accomplices (2010)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplanes II: The Sequel (1982)
American Gun (2005)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Antiviral (2013)
The Appeared (2009)
Apres Lui (2008)
Arbitrage (2012)
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Astro Boy (2009)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Bad Santa (2003)
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Beyond the Gates (of Hell) (2016)
Big Fish (2003)
Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
Bull Durham (1988)
Bunny and the Bull (2010)
The Chateau (2001)
The Childhood of a Leader (2016)
Child’s Play (1988)
Coffin Rock (2009)
Con Air (1997)
Cooties (2014)
CSA: Confederate States of America (2005)
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Dans Paris (2006)
Death Bell (2009)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Endless Love (1981)
Errors of the Human Body (2013)
Evolution (2015)
Faintheart (2008)
Fighter (2007)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Forged in Fire: Complete Season 5 (History Channel)
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death: Complete Season 2 (History Channel)
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
The Girl Under the Waves (2001)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Good Time Max (2008)
Grace vs. Abrams: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
Hard Candy (2006)
Hellions (2015)
Hero (“Ying Xiong”) (2002)
Hoarders: Complete Season 6 (A&E)
Home of the Brave (2006)
Honey 2 (20111)
The Housemaid (2011)
The Human Stain (2003)
I Remember You (2017)
The Imperialists are Still Alive (2011)
Into The Blue (2005)
Into The Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Johnny Mad Dog (2010)
Killer in Plain Sight: Complete Season 1 (Content Media)
Killing them Safely (2015)
King Kong (2005)
The Last Days (2014)
Leaving (2010)
Letters to Juliet (2010)
A Little Princess (1995)
Man About Town (2006)
Man in the Moon (1991)
Manglehorn (2015)
Married at First Sight: Complete Season 7 (Lifetime)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Minority Report (2002)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mountain Men: Complete Season 2 (History Channel)
My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)
Myth of the American Sleepover (2011)
Nightwatch Nation: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
No One Knows about Persian Cats (2010)
Open Water (2004)
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Operation Condor (1991)
Operation Condor II: The Armour of the Gods (1991)
The Overbrook Brothers (2010)
Paper Covers Rock (2009)
Paranoid Park (2008)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
The Polar Express (2004)
The Princess of Montpensier (2011)
Primal (2011)
Prime (2005)
Project Runway: Complete Season 12 (Lifetime)
Proof (2005)
Pumpkin (2002)
Puzzle (2011)
The Quiet American (2002)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Rain (2009)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rules of Attraction (2002)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Running Scared (1986)
Sangre de mi Sangre (2008)
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sling Blade (1996)
Someone Else (2009)
Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary (2010)
Spaceballs (1987)
Species (1995)
Species II (1998)
Species III (2004)
Species: The Awakening (2007)
Stalked By My Patients (2018)
Stigmata (1999)
Stung (2015)
Superbad (2007)
Swimfan (2002)
Swingers (1996)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Sum of all Fears (2002)
Terror in the Woods (2018)
Thomas in Love (2001)
The Time that Remains (2011)
Traitor (2008)
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
The Uninvited (2009)
The Universe: Complete Seasons 4-6 (History Channel)
Unmade Beds (2009)
Uptown Girls (2003)
Vampires (2011)
Veronica Mars: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Warner Bros)
Vincere (2010)
Walk Away Renee (2012)
We Are What We Are (2011)
White Night Wedding (2008)
With a Friend like Harry (2000)
Women of Brewster Place (1989)
The Wraith (1987)
A Year Ago in Winter (2008)

July 2nd
The Last Word (2017)

July 3rd
Phoenix (1998)

July 4th
The Brink (2019)
Into The Dark: Culture Shock (Hulu Original)
Woman at War (2018)

July 5th
Amazing World of Gumball: Complete Season 6 (Cartoon Network)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Complete Season 13 (FX)
The Venture Bros.: Complete Season 7 (Adult Swim)

July 7th
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Complete Season 13 (Bravo)

July 10th
Bring the Funny: Series Premiere (NBC)
Harlots: Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Witness Protection (2008)

July 12th
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

July 13th
Clique: Complete Season 2 (All3 Media)

July 15th
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 2 (TLC)
The 1990’s: The Deadliest Decade: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Complete Seasons 17-18 (HGTV)
Caribbean Life: Complete Seasons 6-7 (HGTV)
Chopped: Complete Seasons 30-31 (Food Network)
Cold Valley: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
Deadly Women: Complete Seasons 11-12 (IDTV)
Food Paradise: Complete Season 11 (Food Network)
The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
Homicide Hunter: Complete Season 8 (IDTV)
How The Universe Works: Complete Seasons 3-6 (Discovery Channel)
Kids BBQ Championship: Complete Season 2 (Food Network)
Killer Unknown: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
Love It or List It: Complete Seasons 12-13 (HGTV)
Mythbusters: Complete Season 20 (Discovery Channel)
Mythbusters Jr: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)
NASA’s Unexplained Files: Complete Seasons 1-5 (Science Channel)
Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Seasons 15-16 (TLC)
Secret Space Escapes: Complete Season 1 (Science Channel)
Shark week 2017: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)
Your Worst Nightmare: Complete Seasons 4-5 (IDTV)

July 18th
The Last Man (2019)

July 19th
Tokyo Ghoul: Complete Season 3A (DUBBED) (Funimation)

July 20th
Apollo 11 (2019)

July 21st
The Wave (2015)

July 22nd
Time Freak (2019)

July 23rd
Planet 51 (2009)

July 26th
The Field Guide to Evil (2019)
I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Power: Complete Season 5 (Starz)

July 31st
Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018)
Dior and I (2015)

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Rob Hunter has been writing for Film School Rejects since before you were born, which is weird seeing as he's so damn young. He's our Chief Film Critic and Associate Editor and lists 'Broadcast News' as his favorite film of all time. Feel free to say hi if you see him on Twitter @FakeRobHunter.