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What’s New on Hulu: December 2015

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At the beginning of (and throughout) 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. Feel free to note anything we’ve left out in the comments below — and for more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Hulu and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now, which is updated throughout the month.

The horror, the horror! Apocalypse Now (1979)
It’s a little odd to say that Francis Ford Coppola’s Heart-of-Darkness-meets-the-Vietnam-War masterpiece is coming to Hulu, almost as if the news broke that Gordon Ramsay’s making filet mignon to order on Seamless. But such is the world we live in, and such is a sign of Hulu’s increasingly well-stocked library. (There’s a lot of the Criterion collection on here too.) Watch the film on as large a screen as possible, if you can, and enjoy all of its most famous set pieces, from helicopters blasting “Ride of the Valkyries” to Marlon Brando’s disturbed Colonel Kurtz. Available December 1.

Them apples: Good Will Hunting (1997)
Catch up on the early days of Matt Damon’s career, when we thought of him not as a Hollywood don known for growing potatoes in his excrement (on The Martian) and making uninformed comments (on Project Greenlight), but as a strapping youngster in an oddly close friendship with Ben Affleck. Available with a Showtime add-on December 1.

You like this sheeyit? Spring Breakers (2012)
Harmony Korine’s riotous film about coeds gone wild made the world reevaluate its understanding of Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens, but it’s best remembered for crossing, and breaking, the James Franco irony event horizon, creating an all-time great performance that the actor’s subsequent art projects have failed to surpass. Available with a Showtime add-on December 12.

Wibbily-wobbly timey-wimey: Interstellar (2014) 
The super-serious dust bowl companion to the relatively upbeat Martian (with an equally serious space cadet Jessica Chastain and an evil version of [REDACTED]), Interstellar finds Christopher Nolan at his most ponderous, but also his most heartfelt and imaginative. Now that it’s out on streaming, you can pause the movie to take notes and try to chart sense of its crazypants take on theoretical physics and/or make your own Matthew McConaughey crying-face GIFs. Your choice! Available December 12.

The countdown starts: Deutschland 83 (Season 1)
Sundance’s German import follows a young East German forced into a job as a spy in West Germany. Over the course of his travails in the capitalist West, our protagonist Martin learns about everything from supermarkets to casual sex, all while contending with his terrifying Aunt Lenora (an intimidatingly fashionable Maria Schrader). If you wished The Americans was more fun, played more disco pop (Deutschland’s opening credits sample “Major Tom,” to give you a sense of its dedication to period music), and featured more cute German dudes, this is the show for you. Available December 18.


Available December 1
Superstore (Series Premiere, Episodes 1-3)
Hunter x Hunter (Season 1a)

Available December 2
Rocket Jump: The Show (Series Premiere)

Available December 4 
La Promesa (Season 1)
Selector Infected WIXOSS (Season 1)(Dubbed)
The Wiz Live! (Special)

Available December 5
Scott & Bailey (Season 4)
New Tricks (Season 11)

Available December 7 
Man Seeking Woman (Season 1)
The Millionaire Matchmaker (Season 8)

Available December 8
Telenovela (Series Premiere, Episodes 1-3)
The Mindy Project (Midseason 4 Finale)

Available December 11
Michael Buble’s Christmas Special
Free! (Season 2)(Dubbed)

Available December 15
Drunk History (Season 3 Finale)

Available December 16
The Voice (Season 9 Finale)

Available December 18
Deutschland 83 (Season 1)

Available December 26 
CSI (Series Finale Parts 1 & 2)

Available December 28
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (Season 2 Finale)

Available December 30
Moonbeam City (Season 1 Finale)
The Only Way is Essex (Season 16)

Available December 31
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 2 Finale)


Available December 1
11 Blocks (2015) (*Showtime)
A Game of Honor (2011) (*Showtime)
A Very Wompkee Christmas (2003)
After Words (2015) (*Showtime)
Alone for Christmas (2013) (*Showtime)
Amigo Undead (2015) (*Showtime)
Anarchy Parlor (2014) (*Showtime)
Animals (2014) (*Showtime)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Black Mama, White Mama (1973)
Black Rain (1989)
Blacula (1972)
Blow Out (1981)
Bravetown (2015) (*Showtime)
Bringing Out The Dead (1999) (*Showtime)
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Chasing Amy (1997) (*Showtime)
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Christmas is Here Again (2007)
Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) (*Showtime)
The Crying Game (1992) (*Showtime)
David Beckham: Into The Unknown (2014) (*Showtime)
De-Lovely (2004)
Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015) (*Showtime)
Dr. No (1962)
Echoes of War (2015) (*Showtime)
Friday the 13th - Part II (1981)
Friday the 13th - Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th - Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th - Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th - Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) (*Showtime)
Good Will Hunting (1997) (*Showtime)
Growing Up and Other Lies (2014) (*Showtime)
Hammett (1982)
The Harvest (2013)
Helicopter Mom (2014) (*Showtime)
The Hunters (2013) (*Showtime)
The Hybrid (2014) (*Showtime)
Jessabelle (2014) (*Showtime)
Kiss the Bride (2007)
The Lance Armstrong Story: Stop at Nothing (2014) (*Showtime)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Lost Christmas (2011) (*Showtime)
Love Is A Gun (1994)
Lulu On The Bridge (1998)
My 5 Wives (2000) (*Showtime)
Nightlight (2015) (*Showtime)
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
One From the Heart (1981)
Paper Planes (2014) (*Showtime)
Pieces Of April (2003)
Popeye (1980)
Santa Claws (2014) (*Showtime)
Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) (*Showtime)
Small Town, Saturday Night (2010)
Step Into Liquid (2003) (*Showtime)
Tetro (2009)
Tim Tebow: On a Mission (2012)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Wish You Well (2013) (*Showtime)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Available December 2
A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

Available December 4 
The Who Live in Hyde Park (2015) (*Showtime)  

Available December 8
Stolen (2012) (*Showtime)

Available December 9
Killing Season (2013) (*Showtime)

Available December 10
The Angel’s Share (2012)
Daft Punk Unchained (2015) (*Showtime)

Available December 11
Jermaine Fowler: Give’em Hell Kid (2015) (*Showtime)

Available December 12
Interstellar (2014) 
Spring Breakers (2012) (*Showtime)
What If (2013) (*Showtime)

Available December 13
Listen to Me Marlon (2015) (*Showtime)

Available December 14
Vampire Academy (2014) (*Showtime) 

Available December 16
Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest (2015) 

Available December 17
The 6th Day (2000) (*Showtime)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) (*Showtime)

Available December 18
The Seven Five (2014) (*Showtime)
Welcome to New York (2014) (*Showtime)

Available December 19
Selma (2014)

Available December 23
Boulevard (2014) (*Showtime)

Available December 24
Una Noche (2012)

Available December 26 
The Gambler (2014)

Available December 27
The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs (2015) (*Showtime)

Available December 29
Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports (2015)

Available December 31
Wild Card (2015)
Dean Smith (2015) (*Showtime)
HOOPS U (2015) (*Showtime)
Iverson (2014) (*Showtime)

*Available with a Showtime add-on.

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What’s New on Hulu: December 2015