What’s New on Hulu: February 2016

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At the beginning of (and during) every month, Hulu adds new movies and TV shows to its catalogue. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. 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.

Dangerously addictive: UnREAL (Season 1)

Lifetime’s addictive send-up of reality TV came out of nowhere last summer to have one of the strongest debut seasons of any show in 2016. Starring Shiri Appleby as a self-destructive producer on a looking-glass version of The Bachelor, UnREAL serves up a trio of antiheroes who are all too practiced in the art of emotional manipulation. Available February 3.

Shondaland: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder (New Episodes)

Shondaland is back! Get the wine, get the popcorn, and prepare to send endless chains of texts to that one friend who understands your fury whenever Olivia makes a bad decision regarding Fitz (you know who you are; thanks for putting up with that). Available February 12.

A James Franco TV Show: 11.22.63 (Series Premiere)(Hulu Original)

Hulu’s latest and most high-profile drama series stars James Franco as a high-school teacher who finds a way back to 1960. Based on the novel by Stephen King and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, 11.23.60 tracks Franco’s attempts to prevent the JFK assassination and the unintended consequences of his meddling with the past. More importantly, this is a rare chance to see James Franco clean-shaven and in a suit. Treasure every second. Available February 15.

Now streaming on the site where you used to watch The Office: Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux star as a young couple in this controversial, Palme d’Orwinning lesbian love story. The film’s stars have criticized the practices of its director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and its detractors have complained about its voyeuristic (seemingly pitched toward a straight-male gaze) love scenes, but it can't be disputed that Seydoux and Exarchopoulos convey a rare and powerful chemistry, and in all its passion, the film overwhelms with emotion. “People who’ve been through a terrible recent breakup ... Should approach Blue Is the Warmest Color with care,” Vulture’s David Edelstein wrote. “It might not just open old wounds. It might show you wounds you didn’t know you had.” Available February 25.

TELEVISION

Available February 1
Grease: Live (Special)(FOX)
Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Season Finale)(VH1) 

Available February 2
Castle (New Episodes)(ABC)
Inside the NFL: 2015 Super Bowl Preview (Special)(*Showtime) 

Available February 3
UnREAL (Season 1)(Lifetime)
The Muppets (New Episodes)(ABC)
Fresh Off the Boat (New Episodes)(ABC)
Mob Wives (Complete Season 6)(VH1)

Available February 4
Young & Hungry (Season 3 Premiere)(Freeform)
Baby Daddy (Season 5 Premiere)(Freeform)
Workaholics (Season 6 Premiere)(Comedy Central)
Idiotsitter (Season 1)(Comedy Central) 

Available February 5
China, IL (Season 3)(Adult Swim) 

Available February 6
Sleepy Hollow (New Episodes)(FOX) 

Available February 8
The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 8 Premiere)(Nat Geo) 

Available February 9
The Amazing World of Gumball (New Episodes)(Cartoon Network)
Great Human Race (Series Premiere)(Nat Geo)
Big Fix Alaska (Series Premiere)(Nat Geo) 

Available February 11
Big Fish Texas (Series Premiere)(Nat Geo)
I Love Kellie Pickler (Season 1 Finale)(CMT)

Available February 12
Grey’s Anatomy (New Episodes)(ABC)
Scandal (New Episodes)(ABC)
How to Get Away With Murder (New Episodes)(ABC) 

Available February 14
Monster Fish (Season 6 Premiere)(Nat Geo) 

Available February 15
11.22.63 (Series Premiere)(Hulu Original) 

Available February 18
Premio lo Nuestro (Special)(Univision)  

Available February 22
Generation X (Series Premiere)(Nat Geo)  

Available February 26
Project Runway (Season 13)(Lifetime)
Project Runway All Stars (Seasons 3 & 4)(Lifetime)
Dance Moms (Season 4)(Lifetime)
Duck Dynasty (Season 5)(A&E)
Pawn Stars (Season 7 & 8)(History) 

Available February 27
Pet Talk (Series Premiere)(Nat Geo) 

Available February 28
Nuestra Belleza Latina (Univision)
La Viuda Negra II (UniMas)                                                                        

Available February 29
Gotham (New Episodes)(FOX)

MOVIES
Available February 1
Astro Boy (2004)
Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
From Within (2009)
Hannibal (2001)
Slaughter (2009)
Voices (Subtitled) (2008)
Wedding Daze (2007)
Braveheart (1995)
Dying Breed (2009)
The Madness of King George (1994)
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Blood Simple (1985)
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Living by the Gun (2011)
Staying Alive (1983)
Untamed Heart (1993)
She-Devil (1989)
The Firm (1993)
The General's Daughter (1999)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Panic (2000)
School Ties  (1992)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Summer Rental (1985)
Summer School (1987)
Angela's Ashes (1999) (*Showtime)
Awaken (2015) (*Showtime)
Basquiat (1996) (*Showtime)
Beloved (1998) (*Showtime)
Bronx Obama (2014) (*Showtime)
Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) (*Showtime)
D.L. Hughley: Clear (2014) (*Showtime)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005) (*Showtime)
The Day (2011) (*Showtime)
Dean Smith (2015) (*Showtime)
Freedom (2014) (*Showtime)
Freedom Writers (2007) (*Showtime)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) (*Showtime)
Holy Man (1998) (*Showtime)
Hostel: Part II (2007) (*Showtime)
I Am Giant: Victor Cruz (2015) (*Showtime)
I Will Follow (2010) (*Showtime)
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012) (*Showtime)
IVERSON (2014) (*Showtime)
Jermaine Fowler: Give em Hell Kid (2015) (*Showtime)
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church (2015) (*Showtime)
King Kong (2005) (*Showtime)
The Last Days of Disco (1998) (*Showtime)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) (*Showtime)
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) (*Showtime)
Mystery, Alaska (1999) (*Showtime)
The One I Wrote for You (2014) (*Showtime)
Peaceful Warrior (2006) (*Showtime)
The Pink Panther (2006) (*Showtime)
Pride (2014) (*Showtime)
Public Enemy: Live From Metropolis Studios (2015) (*Showtime)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) (*Showtime)
Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly (2014) (*Showtime)
Scream 3 (2000) (*Showtime)
Sling Blade (1996) (*Showtime)
Slow Burn (2007) (*Showtime)
Speak (2004) (*Showtime)
Species (1995) (*Showtime)
Species II (1998) (*Showtime)
Species III (2004) (*Showtime)
Summer of Sam (1999) (*Showtime)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) (*Showtime)
Trainspotting (1996) (*Showtime)
Universal Soldier (1992) (*Showtime)
Up Close & Personal (1996) (*Showtime)
Venom (2005) (*Showtime)
The Weight of Water (2000) (*Showtime)
Wicker Park (2004) (*Showtime)
Winter Wonderlust (*Showtime)
Zodiac (2007) (*Showtime)

Available February 4
Family Pictures (1993)
South of Hell (2015)
Free of Eden (1998)
Tin Man (2007)
Departures (2008)

Available February 5
Paranoid Park (2007)
The Objective (2008)
Backcountry (2014) (*Showtime)
Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2015) (*Showtime)

Available February 6
Mortdecai (2014)

Available February 6
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (*Showtime) 

Available February 7
A Merry Friggin Christmas (2014)

Available February 9
Spare Parts (2015)

Available February 10
In My Father's House (2015)(*Showtime) 

Available February 11
The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Available February 11
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) (*Showtime)

Available February 12
Meru (2015) (*Showtime) 

Available February 13
Pride (2014) (*Showtime)

Available February 14
The Imitation Game (2014) (*Showtime) 

Available February 15
The Aviator (2004) (*Showtime) 

Available February 16
From Rocky to Creed (2015) 

Available February 17
A Murder in the Park (2014) (*Showtime)

Available February 19
Alonzo Bodden: Historically Incorrect (2016) (*Showtime) 

Available February 20
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) (*Showtime)

Available February 25
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Available February 29
Jerry Maguire  (1996)
The Lifeguard (2013)

*Available with a Showtime add-on.

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