What’s New on Hulu: May 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.

Do you expect me to talk? Goldfinger (1964)

The late Guy Hamilton’s first Bond film sets the tone for the rest of his work on the franchise — on Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, and Diamonds Are Forever — with Sean Connery as the ultimate globetrotting panty dropper. Available May 1.

And don’t call me Shirley: Airplane! (1980)

Take a trip to the skies, where everyone takes things literally, there’s a guitar-playing nun for some reason, and the food is poisoned. Wait, that makes things sound bad. Please be advised: This movie is hilarious — which is why one of its gags made our list of the 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy. Available May 1.

Anthropology: Banana (Complete Season 1) (BBC) and Cucumber (Complete Season 1) (BBC)

Russell T. Davies of Queer As Folk (the original, darker U.K. version) revisits queer culture with this paired offering. Banana is an anthology series, stopping in on various young characters throughout Manchester, while Cucumber follows an older gay man (Vincent Franklin). The names come from the hardness scale for an erection, with Tofu, a web series, filling out (sorry) the trio. Available May 1.

#TBT: Selfie (Complete Season 1)

ABC’s My Fair Lady with social media deserved longer than the one season it got on TV, even though it spent most of that season trying to Houdini out of its overstuffed premise. John Cho is the uptight boss trying to get the social media-obsessed Karen Gillan to confront the real world. Their chemistry is the highlight of the show — well, that and the time Gillan got to sing “Chandelier.” Available May 1.

Minus the virgin? Jane the Virgin (Season 2 Finale) (CW)

It’s almost here: In true telenovela fashion, Jane the Virgin will probably end its second season with a band. Will Jane get married? Will she lose her virginity? Will someone die? (Oh yeah, someone is definitely going to die.) Available May 17.


May 1
Selfie (Complete Season 1)
Drop Dead Diva (Complete Seasons 1–6)
The Client List (Complete Seasons 1–2)
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave (Complete Season 1) (PBS)
Almost Royal (Complete Season 1) (BBC)
Banana (Complete Season 1) (BBC) 
Being Erica (Complete Seasons 1–4) (BBC)
Bluestone 42 (Complete Season 3) (BBC)
Cucumber (Complete Season 1) (BBC)
DCI Banks (Complete Seasons 1–3) (BBC)
Dead Boss (Complete Season 1) (BBC)
Him & Her (Complete Seasons 1-4) (BBC)
Horrible Histories (Complete Seasons 5–6) (BBC)
In the Flesh (Complete Seasons 1–2) (BBC)
Jane Eyre (Complete Miniseries) (2006) (BBC)
Line of Duty (Complete Season 3) (BBC)
Miranda (Complete Season 4 – The Finale) (BBC)
New Tricks (Complete Season 12) (BBC)
Stella (Complete Season 5) (BBC) 
The Passing Bell (Complete Season 1) (BBC)
The Shadow Line (Complete Season 1) (BBC)
Threesome (Complete Seasons 1–2) (BBC)
Top Gear USA (Complete Season 4) (BBC)
Uncle (Complete Seasons 1–2) (BBC)
Up the Women (Complete Seasons 1–2) (BBC)

May 2
Gay for Play Game Show (Series Premiere) (Logo)

May 3
Houdini and Doyle (Series Premiere) (FOX)
Not Safe With Nikki Glaser (Season 1 Finale) (Comedy Central)
Yago (Series Premiere) (Univision)

May 4
Suspect (Season 1 Finale) (MTV)

May 5
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan (Season 3 Premiere) (FOX Sports)
The Dude Perfect Show (Series Premiere) (CMT)

May 7
Angie Tribeca (Complete Season 1) (TBS)

May 8
Murder in the First (Complete Season 2) (TNT)
Atlantis (Complete Season 2) (BBC)

May 11
Grandfathered (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)
The Grinder (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)
New Girl (Season 5 Finale) (FOX)
Broad City (Season 3 Finale) (Comedy Central)

May 13
The Last Ship (Complete Season 2) (TNT)
Scandal (Season 5 Finale) (ABC)
The Vampire Diaries (Season 7 Finale) (CW)

May 16
The Last Man on Earth (Season 2 Finale) (FOX)
Once Upon a Time (Season 5 Finale) (ABC)
The Family (Season 1 Finale) (ABC)
Quantico (Season 1 Finale) (ABC)

May 17
Gotham (Season 2 Finale) (FOX)
Castle (Season 8 Finale) (ABC)
Jane the Virgin (Season 2 Finale) (CW)

May 18
Chicago Med (Season 1 Finale) (NBC)
Chicago Fire (Season 4 Finale) (NBC)
Hotel Hell (Season 3 Premiere) (FOX)
Coupled (Series Premiere) (FOX)
Port Protection (Season 2 Premiere) (National Geographic)
Catfish (Midseason Finale) (Season 5) (MTV)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 2 Finale) (ABC)

May 19
Empire (Season 2 Finale) (FOX)
The Middle (Season 7 Finale) (ABC)
The Goldbergs (Season 3 Finale) (ABC)
Modern Family (Season 7 Finale) (ABC)
Black-ish (Season 2 Finale) (ABC)

May 20
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 12 Finale) (ABC)
The Catch (Season 1 Finale) (ABC)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 1 Finale) (CW)
The 100 (Season 3 Finale) (CW)
Southern Justice (Season 3 Premiere) (National Geographic)

May 21
Shark Tank (Season 7 Finale) (ABC)
The Originals (Season 3 Finale) (CW)
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (Complete Season 11) (Bravo)
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Complete Season 10) (Bravo)

 May 22
Party Over Here (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)

May 23
2016 Billboard Music Awards (ABC)
Bob’s Burger (Season 6 Finale) (FOX)
Family Guy (Season 14 Finale) (FOX)
The Simpsons (Season 27 Finale) (FOX)
Bordertown (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)
America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 26 Finale) (ABC)

May 24
The Bachelorette (Season 12 Premiere) (ABC)
Blindspot (Season 1 Finale) (NBC)
Tres Veces Ana (Series Premiere) (Univision)
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)

 May 25
The Path (Season 1 Finale) (Hulu Original)
The Voice (Season 10 Finale) (NBC)
The Challenge: Rivals III (Season 28 Premiere) (MTV)
Fresh Off the Boat (Season 2 Finale) (ABC)
The Real O’Neals (Season 1 Finale) (ABC)
Dancing With the Stars (Season 22 Finale) (ABC)
The Flash (Season 2 Finale) (CW)

May 26
Wayward Pines (Season 2 Premiere) (FOX)
Rosewood (Season 1 Finale) (FOX)
Nashville (Season 4 Finale) (ABC)
Law & Order: SVU (Season 17 Finale) (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (Season 3 Finale) (NBC)
Arrow (Season 4 Finale) (CW)
Supernatural (Season 11 Finale) (CW)

May 27
Clarence (Complete Season 1) (Cartoon Network)
Agent X (Complete Season 1) (TNT)

May 30
Missing Dial: Series Premiere (National Geographic)

May 31
So You Think You Can Dance (Season 13 Premiere) (FOX)
Mygrations (Series Premiere) (National Geographic)


May 1
Chinese Box (1997)
Die Another Day
Ghost World
Incident at Loch Ness
Men With Brooms
Mystery Team
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Airplane II: The Sequel
Benny & Joon
Best Seller
Bitter Moon
Blue State
Body Count (aka Below Utopia)
The Bounty
Code 46
Coming Soon
Danny Roane: First Time Director
Diamonds Are Forever
Dream a Little Dream
Dream Lover (1994)
Fall Time
A Feast at Midnight
Finder's Fee
A Fistful Of Dynamite
Live and Let Die
The Living Daylights
Man With The Golden Gun
Meet Wally Sparks
The Mod Squad
Never Say Never Again
The Red Violin
She's Having a Baby
Slow Burn
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

May 6
Hot Pursuit (2015)

May 13
Like Someone in Love (2012)

May 16
Where Hope Grows (2015)

May 27
Age of Adaline (2015)
Run & Jump (2013)

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