Hulu is doing fine work in the movie department as it continues to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon for streaming supremacy. If you want to explore the catalog in more depth, April offers plenty of new options that will occupy the hours before better weather arrives for good, from classic Eddie Murphy stand-up to Reese Witherspoon's prescient performance as a maniacal student-politician in Election. Among many others! 

Highlights

Eddie Murphy Raw (available 4/1)
In Eddie Murphy's prime, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone funnier. His seminal stand-up special, Raw, helped define the direction comedy would take through the '90s, though the jokes hold up much better than the fashion

Election (available 4/1)
While her career really took off thanks to the Legally Blonde franchise, Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of Tracy Flick, the ambitious candidate for student council president, was the first role to earn her serious critical acclaim. The film's high school setting offers a still-relevant backdrop to convey the absurdity of political mudslinging between outsize personalities convinced of their own importance.

The Puffy Chair (available 4/1)
Mumblecore! If that word means nothing to you, this movie sums up the subgenre. The Duplass brothers play -- surprise! -- brothers who take a road trip to give their father a replica of his favorite chair. Comedic emoting ensues. 

RoboCop (available 4/1)
RoboCop reaches deranged levels of brutality and gore in its quest to satirize American jurisprudence. ED-209 guns down a room full of executives and we cheer. Alex Murphy is blown to bits and we gasp, until he's reborn with robot parts and takes revenge in equally destructive ways. The beauty of RoboCop: There's a head on its shoulders, even if it's half Hollywood machine.

The Handmaid's Tale (available 4/26)
The miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as Offred, one of a class of women forced to bear children to powerful men in a dystopian society plagued with infertility caused by environmental contaminants. This one's getting a lot of buzz as Hulu continues its push into prestige television, and the trailer certainly makes it look promising.

Paramount Pictures

Everything else:

Available 4/1
A Horse Tale (2015)
Agent Cody Banks (2003)
Affliction (1998)
Almost Famous (2000)
Ben Collins: Stunt Driver (2015)
The Big Empty (2003)
Bigfoot Country (2012)
The Burrowers (2009)
Cadillac Man (1990)
Call Me (1988)
Casual Encounters (2016)
Chaplin (1993)
Chosen (2016)
Dancer (2016)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Federal Hill (1994)
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Fifteen and Pregnant (1997)
Fight to the Finish (2016)
Flyboys (2006)
Frankenstein (2004)
Gator (1976)
The Giant King (2015)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
Happy Endings (2005)
Hemingway’s Garden of Eden (2010)
The Hours (2002)
I.Q. (1994)
In Old California (1942)
JFK (1991)
Kill Me Again (1989)
Kingdom of Blood (2016)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972)
March of the Penguins (2005)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
NYC Underground (2013)
Original Sin (2001)
Out of the Inferno (2016)
Payback (1999)
The People vs. George Lucas (2011)
Pony Express (1953)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)
Return of the Living Dead 4 (2006)
Return of the Living Dead 5 (2007)
Road Trip (2000)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
RoboCop 3 (1992)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Serpico (1973)
Sliver (1993)
The Switch (2010)
Tapeheads (1988)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Trail of Blood (2013)
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1999)
Under the Sea (2009)
Usual Suspects (1995)
The Warriors (1979)
Wicker Park (2004)
The Yards (2000)

Available 4/2
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2016)

Available 4/4
Dimension 404: Series premiere (RocketJump)
Precious Cargo (2016)
The Last Exorcism (2010)

Available 4/5
Preacher: Complete Season 1 (AMC)
Prison Break: Season 5 premiere (FOX)

Available 4/6
NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics Ep. 4 (2017)

Available 4/8
Camp Lakebottom: Complete Season 1 (Disney XD)
First Dates: Series premiere (NBC)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
Beyond the Edge (2016)

Available 4/9
The Perfect Match (2016)
In a World (2013)

Available 4/10
Swelter (2014)

Available 4/13
Short Term 12 (2013)

Available 4/14
The Babadook (2014)

Available 4/15
DOT: Complete Season 1A (Sprout)
Sid the Science Kid: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (PBS)
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie (2012)

Available 4/18
Famous in Love: Series premiere (ABC Family)
My Hero Academia: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed Version) (Funimation)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Election Day: Lens Across America (2016)

Available 4/19
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7 premiere (ABC Family)
Teen Beach Movie (2013)
Den Brother (2010)
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Stuck in the Suburbs (2004)
Tiger Cruise (2004)

Available 4/21
LA Story: Complete Season 2 (Awesomeness TV)
Warpath (1951)

Available 4/22
Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation: Series premiere (Nat Geo)

Available 4/24
Top of the Lake: Complete Season 1 (Sundance TV)

Available 4/25
Origins: The Journey of Humankind: Series premiere (Nat Geo)
Wayward Pines: Complete Season 2 (FX)

Available 4/29
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Complete Season 4 (Nickelodeon)

Archer | FX

Everything that arrived in March

Available 3/1
13 Going on 30 (2004)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
A Company Man (2013)
A Simple Plan (1998)
The Adventure of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
American Heart (1993)
American Sasquatch Hunters: Bigfoot in America (2013)
Ancient Aliens Origins (2016)
And While We Were Here (2013)
Badges of Fury (2013)
Battle Ground (2013)
The Big Kahuna (2000)
Born to Be Blue (2015)
Carrie (1976)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Cavemen (2014)
Charlie Bartlett (2008)
Clueless (1995)
Code 46 (2013)
Commitment (2013)
Confession of Murder (2014)
The Courier (2012)
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Dead Man’s Bounty (2008)
Doomsday Book (2012)
Dummy (2003)
Eastern Bandits (2014)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
The Final Cut (2004)
Flash Point (2008)
Floating City (2012)
The Fog (2005)
The Four (2012)
The Gambler (2014)
Gang Related (1997)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
The Guillotines (2013)
Hannibal (2001)
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Kid Cannabis (2014)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
King of the Mountain (1981)
The Kings of the Streets (2012)
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit (2011)
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Lost Highway (1997)
Lost in Thailand (2014)
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Miami Vice (2006)
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Mystery Road (2013)
National Treasure (2016)
New World (2013)
Ninja Masters (2009)
Not Suitable for Children (2012)
On the Job (2014)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Penelope (2008)
Possums (1998)
Radio Days (1987)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Saving General Yang (2013)
Shaolin (2011)
Shark Babes (2015)
Slightly Single in LA (2013)
Special ID (2014)
Staying Alive (1983)
The Substitute (1996)
The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)
The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Surf’s Up (2007)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Thieves (2012)
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Top Gun (1986)
Up in the Air (2009)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
A Viking Saga: The Darkest Days (2013)
War of the Arrows (2011)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Young Detective Dee (2014)

Available 3/2
Last Girl Standing (2015)

Available 3/3
Young Ones (2014)

Available 3/4
La Piloto (series premiere)
Out of the Furnace (2013)
House of D (2004)

Available 3/5
The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottom (Season 1 premiere)
Food Chains (2014)

Available 3/6
The Real Housewives of New York City (Season 8)
Time After Time (series premiere)
ChickLit (2016)
A Gamer’s Life (2016)
Making History (series premiere)

Available 3/8
Uncensored with Michael Ware (Season 1)

Available 3/9
Burning Blue (2013)
Tom Papa: Human Mule (2016)

Available 3/10
The Catch (Season 2 premiere)
Kicking & Screaming (series premiere)
Steven Universe (Season 3)

Available 3/11
Angie Tribeca (Season 2)
American Jihad (2010)

Available 3/13
Future Baby (2016)

Available 3/15
Sheriff Callie’s Wild West (Season 2)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Available 3/16
Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics Ep. 1 (2016)

Available 3/17
Counterfeit Cat (Season 1)
Mr. Pickles (Season 2)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Fargo (Seasons 1 and 2)
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Available 3/19
Happy Birthday (2016)
The Suspect (2013)

Available 3/20
Fear, Inc. (2016)

Available 3/21
Dancing with the Stars (Season 24 premiere)
Fear the Walking Dead (Season 2)
The Twins: Happily Ever After (series premiere)
American Romance (2016)

Available 3/23
Big Cat Week (Season 7 premiere)
Shots Fired (series premiere)
Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics Ep. 2 (2017)

Available 3/24
The Powerpuff Girls (2016's Season 1)

Available 3/26
Love & Vets (Season 1)

Available 3/27
Skinwalkers (2006)

Available 3/28
Archer (Season 7)

Available 3/29
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Season 2)
Harlots (season premiere)

Available 3/30
Imaginary Mary (series premiere)
Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics Ep. 3 (2017)

Available 3/31
Dangerous Curves (1988)
Disgrace (2008)

Miramax Films

Everything that arrived in February

Available 2/1
The Only Way Is Essex (Season 17) 
Addicted to Love (1997)
The American President (1995)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Care Bears Movie (1985)
Chocolat (2000) 
City of Angels (1998)
Dead Heat (2002)
Drop Zone (1994)
Dying Laughing (2016)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Failure to Launch (2006)
The Firm (1993)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Forget Paris (1995)
The Fountain (2006)
Frankie & Johnny (1991)
From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Hoosiers (1986)
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Hubble (2010)
I Went Down (1998)
Judgement Day (1999)
Kiss the Bride (2004)
The Machinist (2004)
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016)
Payback (1999)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Rent (2005)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Rob Roy (1995)
The Running Man (1987)
Sabrina (1954)
Sabrina (1995)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Soapdish (1991)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
The Station Agent (2003)
Untamed Heart (1993)
Wild Bill (1995)
 
Available 2/3
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
The Dog (2013)
 
Available 2/4
Murder in the First (Season 3)
Margin Call (2011)

Available 2/6 
24: Legacy (series premiere)
The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 10 premiere)
Hostile Border (2016)
The Look of Love (2013)
Restored Me (2016)
 
Available 2/7
APB (series premiere)
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
 
Available 2/8
Devious Maids (Season 4)
Lawless Oceans (Season 1)
UnREAL (Season 2)
 
Available 2/10
MasterChef Junior (Season 5 premiere)

Available 2/11
Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2015)
 
Available 2/12
Outback Wrangler (Season 2 premiere)
K.C. Undercover (Season 2)
Puppy Days (Season 1)
Snake City (Season 3 premiere) 

Available 2/13
The Golden Girls (complete series) 

Available 2/14
The Mindy Project (Season 5B premiere)

Available 2/15
American Teen (2008)

Available 2/18
The Boondocks (complete series)
 
Available 2/20
As Cool as I Am (2013)
 
Available 2/28
Taken (series premiere)
The Voice (Season 12 premiere) 
When We Rise (series premiere)

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