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What’s New on Hulu: January 2016

THE X-FILES: L-R: Guest star Joel McHale, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
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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. Some of these may also have previously been on Hulu, only to have been removed and then added back. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Hulu and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s Streaming Hub, which is updated throughout the month.

Moon river: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Sure, it has the Audrey Hepburn look that launched a thousand Tumblr tags, but Breakfast at Tiffany’s is more complicated — and flawed — than you remember. Hepburn’s performance is as stunning as ever, but there’s also the film’s labyrinth of gender politics and Mickey Rooney’s dreadful yellowface performance. Its imagery might be excerpted everywhere, but it’s worth wrestling with the rest of Breakfast at Tiffany’s messiness.
Available January 1.

Everybody cut loose: Footloose (1984)

Is there anything more vividly ‘80s than Kevin Bacon furiously prancing around a warehouse? Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.
Available January 1.

Way back in days of old: Galavant (Season 2 Premiere)

Galavant is ABC’s musical medieval Mel Brooks–like mishmash, and if that sounds like too many ideas to fit into a half-hour show, it is! But much like its stereotypically gallant hero, Galavant manages to barely carry things off, all while winking at its very existence. The music, from Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, is dependably hummable, while the plots are always silly. Who knows how this got a second season, but thank goodness it did.
Available January 4.

Who’s that girl? New Girl (Season 5 Premiere)

Fox’s easygoing comedy returns with Megan Fox in tow in January. The show has gone up and down in quality over the seasons, but there’s still something to the cast’s chemistry — plus, who doesn’t mind a good 22-minute break from the world once a week? Here’s hoping they play another game of True American.
Available January 6.

I want to believe: The X-Files (Season 10 Premiere)

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reunite for a new six-episode arc of the long-running sci-fi series on Fox. If the thought of that doesn’t thrill you like Mulder getting a break in a case, well, you probably have some bingeing to do before the new season premieres.
Available January 25. 

Hello, it’s me: Mommy (2014)

Xavier Dolan — whom you know either as cinema’s Québécois enfant terrible or the guy who directed the “Hello” video — literally narrows in on a mother’s tortured relationship with her violent son in this film shot in a square aspect ratio. Mommy is everything you could want from Dolan, which is to say that it’s ragged yet energetic, brutal but perceptive. Afterwards, you’ll be exhausted by his talent, and a little jealous of it, too.
Available January 26.

January 1
Dual Survival (Season 4)
Fast N’ Loud (Season 7)
Gold Rush (Season 5)
Street Outlaws (Season 4)
Sister Wives (Seasons 4-5)
The Little Couple (Season 9)
River Monsters (Season 6)
Homicide Hunter (Season 4)
Nightmare Next Door (Season 8)
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? (Season 5)
Survivorman (Season 5)
How It’s Made (Season 17)
Bering Sea Gold (Seasons 1&2)
Naked and Afraid: XL (Season 1)
Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches (Season 1)
Highway to Sell (Season 1)
The Kennedy Detail (Season 1)
Angels Among Us (Season 1)
My Five Wives (Season 2)
Outrageous 911 (Season 1)
Risking It All (Season 1)
Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 (Special)

Available January 4
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Series Premiere)
Galavant (Season 2 Premiere)
Bordertown (Series Premiere)

Available January 5
Maison Close 2010 (Season 1)
Adventure Time (Season 6, New Episodes)
The Biggest Loser (Season 17 Premiere)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 10)
Superhuman (Series Premiere)
The Bachelor (Season 20 Premiere)
Superhuman (Special)

Available January 6
Chicago Fire (New Episodes)
Chicago Med (New Episodes)
American Idol (Final Season Premiere)
Couples Therapy (Winter Final)
New Girl (Season 5 Premiere)
Hollywood Game Night (Season Premiere)

Available January 7
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (New Episodes)
The Mysteries of Laura (New Episodes)
Chicago P.D. (New Episodes)

Available January 8
Shades of Blue (Series Premiere)
My Diet Is Better Than Yours (Series Premiere)
Beyond the Tank (Season Premiere)

Available January 9
Undateable (New Episodes)
Truth Be Told (New Episodes)
Grimm (New Episodes)

Available January 10
Bar Rescue (Winter Finale)

Available January 12
Finding Carter (Winter Finale)
Sweat Inc. (Winter Finale)

Available January 14
Second Chance (Series Premiere)

Available January 16
Hell’s Kitchen (Season 15 Premiere)

Available January 17
Saturday Night Live (New Episodes)

Available January 18
The Strange Truth (Series Premiere)
History of the World (Series Premiere)

Available January 22
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Series Premiere)
The 100 (Season 3 Premiere)

Available January 23
Reign (Winter Finale)

Available January 25
Regular Show (Season 6)
The X-Files (Season 10)

Available January 26
Fear the Walking Dead (Season 1)
Lucifer (Series Premiere)
The Westbrooks (Winter Finale)

Available January 27
The Boonies (Series Premiere)
Mine Hunters (Series Premiere)

Available January 30
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever (All Episodes) 


January 1
Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Guns Of The Magnificent Seven (1969)
Larger Than Life (1996)
Mighty Fine (2012)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Scrooged (1998)
Bad Influence  (1990)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Broken, The (2008)
Catch-22 (1970)
Caveman (1981)
Devil’s Double (2011)
Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012)
Explorers (1985)
Footloose (1984)
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Future, The (2011)
Ghost And The Darkness, The (1996)
Happy Hooker, The (1975)
Heartbreakers (2001)
High Noon (1952)
I.Q. (1994)
License to Kill  (1969)
Mao’s Last Dancer (2009)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Miami Blues (1990)
Parallax View, The (1974)
Radio Days (1987)
Serpico (1973)
Shane (1953)
Stigmata (1999)
There Be Dragons (2011)
Thief (1981)
Two Family House (2000) 

Available January 2
Perfect Sense (2011)
Project Almanac (2014)

Available January 3
Cell 211 (2009) 

Available January 4
Into the Abyss (2011)

Available January 5
You Kill Me (2007)

Available January 6
Stolen (2009)

Available January 7
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
#Lucky Number (2015)
Uncle John (2015)
Closer to God (2014)
Redwood Massacre  (2014)
The Ouija Resurrection (2015)
The Devil’s Mistress (2008)
The Temptations (1998)
Spinning Boris (2003)
Dad for Rent (2014)
The Pinkie (2014)
Famous Nathan (2014)
Amour Fou (2014)
The Color of Noise (2015) 

Available January 8
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
In The House (2012)
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

Available January 9
Albatross (2011)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Love Unto Death (1984)
The Voices (2014)

Available January 10
Life Is A Bed of Roses (1983)

Available January 13
Wubbzy’s Big Movie 
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Amazing Wubbzy
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy and the Fire Engine
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy and the Great Outdoors
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy The Star!

Available January 22
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

Available January 26
Mommy (2014)

For more details on the best film and television available online, consult Vulture’s Streaming Hub.

What’s New on Hulu: January 2016