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My Hero Academia & Other Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Hulu/Prime Video This Weekend – CBR – Comic Book Resources

From anime premieres and classic horror movies, there is plenty to stream on Prime Video and Hulu this weekend. Here are CBR’s binge recommendations.
Prime Video and Hulu are pulling out all the stops, with big television premieres and a growing library of streaming options on their respective platforms. From the debut of new anime seasons to a certain monstrous icon making big moves, there is something for everyone to watch as October 2022 hits its halfway mark. As always, CBR is here to offer some choice picks on what to binge this weekend on Hulu and Prime Video, whether audiences are looking for a quick scare or rousing anime delving into horror or superhero action.
Here are the biggest and best streaming recommendations for the two premium streaming services, whether it's a revisit of classic cinema or being first in line to catch an eagerly anticipated premiere on the platform.
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The once and future King of the Monsters, Godzilla, has thrilled millions around the world for over 60 years and doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Hulu has added six of the ultimate kaiju's popular movies to its streaming library this month, taking on a variety of titanic opponents for monstrous supremacy. With each of these films standing among Godzilla's darkest movies to date, the six movies showcase a fiercer side to the monster than audiences may be accustomed to.
Hulu has added Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; Godzilla vs. Destroyah; Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla; Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack; Godzilla vs. Megaguirus and the 2004 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla to its library. Each movie unleashes the colossal creatures against each other, with the world hanging in the balance amidst seismic blows and atomic breath, with their own show-stopping fights. For a solid lazy weekend binge, these six Godzilla movies on Hulu offer a gargantuan good time.
One of the biggest anime franchises in the world is My Hero Academia, based on the manga series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Picking up after the 2021 anime film My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission, Season 6 has finally arrived to continue the story on Hulu. And without wasting a second, Deku and his fellow high school classmates training to be superheroes will be tested this season like never before.
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Picking up from the explosive climax of Season 5, the students of U.A. High School confront the villainous Paranormal Liberation Front for the fate of Japan. As Deku and his friends ready themselves for the coming super-powered conflict, Hawks remains undercover with the villains to learn more about their plot. With new episodes released on Hulu every Saturday, My Hero Academia still holds up as the gold standard in contemporary anime releases.
While fan-favorite actor Morfydd Clarke may be delivering a steely performance as Galadriel on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, audiences can see her more visceral work in the horror movie Saint Maud. Released in 2019, the British film is written and directed by Rose Glass and is a masterclass in independent religious horror. And after seeing Clarke push her performance to the brink, audiences can witness the impressive range of her acting chops in a vastly different context from Middle-earth.
Clarke stars as Katie, a woman who renames herself Maud after converting to Roman Catholicism in the wake of losing a patient during her job as a nurse. Working in a seaside English town to deliver palliative care, Maud begins to believe that she has received a holy mission straight from God. As Maud's grip on sanity steadily erodes, her perception of the world around her and her purpose in life veers into the terrifyingly surreal.
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Tatsuki Fujimoto's bestselling manga series Chainsaw Man has been adapted into an anime show of the same name, bringing its blend of heart and bloody thrills. Both serving as a satire on celebrity and providing plenty of demon-hunting action, Chainsaw Man is set to make a big splash on Hulu. And with new episodes released every Wednesday starting this past week, now's the time to catch one of the biggest anime premieres of the year from the beginning.
Chainsaw Man follows a young devil hunter named Denji who bonds with his chainsaw devil pet Pochita to transform into a human-devil hybrid with chainsaws for appendages. After gaining his new ability, Denji is recruited to join the Public Safety Devil Hunters by a mysterious woman named Makima. With a self-aware sense of humor, plenty of heart and deliriously gory action, Chainsaw Man is poised to become Crunchyroll and Hulu's latest anime hit.
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While Showtime has debuted its television adaptation of the Swedish horror story Let the Right One In, the original 2008 foreign film is available to stream on Prime Video. Offering a unique take on the tried-and-true vampire tropes, Let the Right One In still holds up as one of the best movies in the genre. For those looking to revisit the classic film or watch it for the first time, this Halloween season is the perfect excuse to experience the Swedish horror movie in full.
Set in a sleepy suburb of Stockholm, an ostracized young boy named Oskar befriends his new next-door neighbor Eli, a young girl who moved in with her caretaker Hakan. As Oskar and Eli grow closer, the girl is revealed to be a hungry vampire, with Hakan assisting her in satisfying her murderous bloodlust. A terrifying coming-of-age story that sacrifices childhood innocence with ravenous vampires, Let the Right One In remains a horror tour-de-force nearly 15 years after its debut.
Sam Stone is a 10th level pop culture guru living just outside of Washington, DC who knows an unreasonable amount about The Beatles. You can follow him on Twitter @samstoneshow and ask him about Nintendo, pop punk, and Star Trek.
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