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What’s New on Hulu: April 2016

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.

Welcome to: The O.C. (Seasons 1–4)

Fox’s epic early 2000s saga of puka shell necklaces, hyper-articulate teenagers, and cooler-than-thou indie rock will stroll into Hulu on April 1. The first season is a masterpiece. You’ll watch the next two anyway. The fourth, with a guest appearance from Chris Pratt and the eminently quotable rise of Taylor Townsend, remains one of TV’s best course corrections. Available April 1.

If it’s a mega-movie you want: Carlos (2010)

Olivier Assayas’s five-hour portrait of Venezualan terrorist Carlos the Jackal aired years ago as a three-part miniseries on Sundance. “Shot by shot, scene by scene, it’s a fluid and enthralling piece of work,” David Edelstein wrote in his 2010 review for New York. “I wasn’t bored for a millisecond.” Available April 1.

Goop squared: Sliding Doors (1998)

It’s goody-goody British Gwyneth Paltrow versus stern (you can tell by the haircut) British Gwyneth Paltrow in one of our sillier high-concept rom-coms (though 13 Going on 30 gives it a run for its money). Sliding Doors bifurcates Paltrow’s life in a moment where she does and doesn’t make it onto the subway and does and does end up choosing between two equally terrible boyfriends. This isn’t high cinema, but it’s good comfort food, like a greasy platter of fish and chips you definitely can’t purchase on Goop. Available April 9.

Adults in training: Idiotsitter (Season 1 Finale) (Comedy Central)

Charlotte Newhouse becomes the live-in tutor to Jillian Bell’s (22 Jump Street) GED student under house arrest. The first season finale’s already aired on broadcast, but as Hulu gets Comedy Central programs a little later, it’s worth catching up on this Odd Couple-style comedy. Also, Channing Tatum cameos as a devious football player. What more do you want? Available April 7.

Bueller? … Bueller? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

In lieu of a description of Ferris Bueller, which you’ve already seen or have absorbed through cultural osmosis, know that, even if every you know every punchline, as a whole, the film still works. Also, the museum scene makes me tear up every damn time. Available April 1.

Under construction: The Mindy Project (New Episodes) (Hulu)

After moving to Hulu, The Mindy Project has only gotten more inventive, threading a study of realistic adult relationships through its quilt of rom-com fantasies. The series’ somber winter finale was one the show’s best episodes, traveling back to Danny and Mindy’s origins in 2007 while driving them apart in the present. We can only hope for more like it. Available April 12.


March 31
Curious George (Seasons 1–9)

April 1
Shades of Blue (Season 1 Finale) (NBC)
You, Me & the Apocalypse (Season 1 Finale) (NBC)
Barbershop (Complete Season 1) (*Showtime)

April 3
Life or Debt (Series Premiere) (Spike) 

April 4
11.22.63 (Series Finale)
Teen Mom (Season 5 Finale) (MTV) 

April 5
Awkward. (New Episodes) (MTV)
Faking It (Season 3 Premiere) (MTV)

April 6
American Idol, American Dream (Special) (Fox)
Family Therapy (Series Premiere ) (VH1)
Mob Wives (Season 6 Finale) (VH1)
Teachers (Season 1 Finale) (TV Land)

April 7
Idiotsitter (Season 1 Finale) (Comedy Central)
Workaholics (Season 6 Finale) (Comedy Central)

April 8
American Idol (Series Finale) (Fox)
Game of Silence (Series Premiere) (NBC)

April 9
My Mad Fat Diary (Complete Series) (Endemol Shine Intl.)
Siblings (Complete Seasons 1–2) (Zodiak Rights)
Sleepy Hollow (Season 3 Finale) (Fox)

April 10
Braquo (Season 3) (Zodiak Rights)

April 11
Love & Hip Hop (Season 6 Finale) (VH1)
The Story of God (Series Premiere) (Nat Geo)

April 12
The Mindy Project (New Episodes) (Hulu)
It’s a Mann’s World (Season 2 Finale) (VH1)
iZombie (Season 2 Finale) (CW)

April 14
Strong (Series Premiere) (NBC)

April 15
American Grit (Series Premiere )(Fox)
Bones (All New Episodes) (Fox)
Primal Survivor (Series Premiere) (Nat Geo)

April 17
Showtime Championship Boxing: Russell Jr. vs. Hyland (*Showtime)

Available April 18
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 1 Finale) (CW)

Available April 19
Containment (Series Premiere) (CW)

Available April 20
Deadbeat (Complete Season 3) (Hulu)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 3 Finale) (Fox)

April 25
Reign (New Episodes) (CW)

April 26
Lucifer (Season 1 Finale) (Fox)

April 27
Frente al Mismo Rostro (Season 1) (Univision)

April 28
The Yard (Season 1) (Nat Geo)

April 29
Pasióny Poder (Series Finale) (Univision)

April 29
W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro (*Showtime)

April 30
Hell’s Kitchen (Season 15 Finale )(Fox)
Life Below Zero (Season 7) (Nat Geo)


April 1
(2004) (*Showtime)
American Loser (2007) (*Showtime)
Amistad (1997)
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! 
Arctic Tale (2007) (*Showtime) 
The Arrival (1996)
Away From Her (2006) (*Showtime) 
Bad Boys II (2003) 
Bananas (1971)
Basic Instinct 2 (2006) (*Showtime)
The Bear (1988) (*Showtime)
Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) (*Showtime)
Brighton Rock (2010) 
Carlos (2010)
Chelsea Walls 
Cinema Paradiso (1988) (*Showtime)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Cube (1998) 
Cube 2: Hypercube (2003)
Cube Zero (2005)
Dead Heat (2002)
Dead Man (1995) (*Showtime)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Death Wish (1974) 
Deuces Wild (2002)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Dr. T. and the Women (2000) (*Showtime)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) (*Showtime)
Dream Lover 
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (*Showtime)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (*Showtime)
Gang Related (1997)
(2015) (*Showtime)
The Grifters (1990) (*Showtime)
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (1971)
Into The Blue (2005)
Lars and The Real Girl (2007)
The Last Survivors (2014) (*Showtime)
Liberty Stands Still (2002)
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Loosies (2011)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) (*Showtime) 
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (*Showtime)
Match (2014) (*Showtime)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
A Mighty Heart (2007) (*Showtime)
Murder in the Dark (2013) (*Showtime)
Music from Another Room (1998)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
My Five Wives (2000)
Naked Gun 2&1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Nurse (2014)
Open Your Eyes (1997) (*Showtime)
The Package (2013) (*Showtime)
Paddington (2014) (*Showtime)
Paris (2008)
Payback (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Pootie Tang (2001)
Pumpkin (2002)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Rare Birds (2002)
Rescue Dawn (2007)
The Riot Club (2014) (*Showtime)
Ronin (1998)
Santee (1975)
SCB30: Chavez vs. Haugen (*Showtime)
SCB30: Fight of the Year: Castillo vs. Corrales I (*Showtime)
SCB30: Fight of the Year: Castro vs. Jackson (*Showtime)
SCB30: Fight of the Year: Matthysse vs. Molina (*Showtime)
Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
Second Arrival (1998)
Shopgirl (2005) (*Showtime)
Sicko (2007) (*Showtime)
Simon Says (2009)
Skipped Parts (2001)
Solo con Tu Pareja (1991)
Step Into Liquid (2003)
Submission of Emma Marx 2: Boundaries (2015) (*Showtime)
Swimming With Sharks (1994)
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007) (*Showtime)
The Wicked Within (2015) (*Showtime)
The Wraith (1986) (*Showtime)
Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

April 2
The Duff (2015) (*Showtime)

April 8
All Things Must Pass 
(2015) (*Showtime)

April 9
Sliding Doors (1998)
Maggie (2015)
Chappie (2015)

April 15
Before the Fall 
The Whistleblower (2010)
Girl on the Edge (2015)

April 16
ShoBox: The New Generation (2016) (*Showtime)

April 19
Hard Candy (2005)
Tangerines (2015)

April 21
Sweet Micky for President (2015) (*Showtime)

April 23
It Follows (2014) (*Showtime)

April 29
The Selfish Giant (2013)

*Available with a Showtime add-on.

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