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Everything Coming To And Leaving Hulu In December, Including The First Five ‘Rocky’ Films


We may have spoken too soon in November, when Hulu added most of the classic James Bond films to its catalog. (Even the contentious Thundberball remake Never Say Never Again.) Come December 31st, many of the long-running spy franchise’s most recognizable title will leave the streaming platform. Don’t let the loss of a few good Bonds fool you, because Hulu will yet again be adding an impressive array of films and television series to its repertoire when December rolls around.

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The First Five Rocky Films (12/1)

Ryan Coogler’s Creed is an excellent film in its own right, but the fact that it expands the Americna mythos first established by Rocky in 1976 lends its stature even more credibility. Not every film in the Sylvester Stallone franchise is a winner, of course, but if you ever fancy the chance to reassess the first five films in the series, Hulu has got your back. On December 1st, Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky V will be available to stream to subscribers.

Both Volumes of Kill Bill (12/1)

Judging by writer and director Quentin Tarantino’s latest efforts to make his Charles Manson-era film following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Kill Bill Vol. 3 may never happen. But that doesn’t mean fans of the first two installments can’t rewatch the companion movies and enjoy them as they are. On December 1st, both Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 will be available to stream on Hulu. The stigma of Weinstein — who worked at Miramax while the two movies were filmed and distributed — remains a part of the series. Even so, watching star Uma Thurman kill some bad guys may provide a temporary release.

Legion Season 1 (12/8)

The first season of Legion, Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s critically acclaimed adaptation of a Marvel character from the X-Men universe, is coming to Hulu on December 8th. Season two has already announced various additions to the cast, as well as possible surprises, but even without a guaranteed cameo by Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier, the first eight episodes of the series remains one of 2017’s crowning achievements in television.

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Some Classic James Bond Titles (12/31)

Turns out Hulu’s expanded catalog of classic James Bond films in November was just too good to be true. Come New Year’s Day 2018, many of the long-running franchise’s favorite entries — including A View to a Kill, The Man with the Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me — will no longer be available to stream. Considering the tumultuous legal history of the Bond character and his representation in Hollywood, the reasons for these constant license acquisitions and losses are as complex as they are confusing.


Here’s the full list of titles coming to Hulu in December:

Available December 1

East Los High: Finale Event (Hulu Original)
The History of Comedy: Complete Season 1 (CNN)
Inside Number 9: Complete Season 2 (BBCWW)
Tree Fu Tom: Complete Seasons 3 & 4 (Sprout)
Trust Me: Complete Season 1 (StudioCanal)
The Wine Show: Complete Season 2 (Sky)
3 Ninjas (1992)
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Aliens of the Deep (2005)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
At Close Range (1986)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Bloodsport (1988)
Breakheart Pass (1975)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Buffalo 66 (1998)
Cheri (2009)
Chicago (2002)
Child’s Play (1988)
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Coopers Camera (AKA Coopers’ Christmas) (2010)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Driftwood (2006)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex… (1972)
Evita (1996)
Extortion (2017)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
The Final Cut (2004)
First Kid (1996)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
George of the Jungle (1997)
Hammett (1982)
Hannibal (2001)
Heaven’s Gate (1981)
Hitch (2005)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)
In & Out (1997)
In Enemy Hands (2003)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Jack (1996)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
L7 Pretend We’re Dead (2016)
The Last Warrior (2000)
Light Sleeper (1992)
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
A Midsummer Night Sex Comedy (1982)
The Missing (2003)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Moonstruck (1987)
Mr. Wrong (1996)
One from the Heart (1982)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
P2 (2007)
Penelope (2008)
The Perfect Score (2004)
Political Animals (2012)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Primal Fear (1996)
Puppetmaster: Axis Termination (2017)
Red Corner (1997)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
S.F.W. (1995)
Sarafina! (1992)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Serpico (1973)
Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail (2014)
Silence (2016)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Space Jam (1996)
Stealing Harvard (2002)
Stigmata (1999)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Titanic (1997)
Total Recall (1990)
Valkyrie (2008)
The Water Horse (2007)
The Weight of Water (2002)
Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine for You (1999)
Without (2011)
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)
The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa (2012)

Available December 2

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

Available December 3

Cop Land (1997)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Available December 4

Frontera (2014)
Superbad (2007)

Available December 5

The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Iron Protector (2016)

Available December 6

Shut Eye: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Killers (2015)

Available December 8

Defining Moments: Season 1 Premiere (ESL)
The Great American Baking Show: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
Legion: Complete Season 1 (FX)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Legion of Brothers (2017)

Available December 9

Dave Made a Maze (2017)

Available December 11

Steven Universe: Complete Season 4 (Cartoon Network)

Available December 12

Younger: Complete Season 4 (TV Land)
Holiday Fairy Tale Wedding: Special (Freeform)
Foreman (2017)

Available December 13

Vengeance of an Assassin (2014)

Available December 14

Bunheads: Complete Season 1 (Freeform)

Available December 15

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
The Crow (1994)
Everest (1998)
Kate and Leopold (2001)
The Limehouse Golem (2017)
Score (2016)
Tears of the Sun (2003)

Available December 16

The Next Step: Complete Season 5B (BBC)

Available December 18

Graves: Complete Season 1 (Epix)
Made In Chelsea: Complete Seasons 1-13 (E4)
Mighty Magiswords: Complete Season S1A (Cartoon Network)
Ragnarok (2013)

Available December 19

Decorating Disney: Special (Freeform)

Available December 20

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

Available December 21

Lemon (2017)

Available December 22

Goat (2016)
Monster Trucks (2017)

Available December 23

Clarence: Complete Season 3 (Cartoon Network)
Banksy Does New York (2014)
Someone Marry Barry (2014)

Available December 24

The Detour: Complete Season 2 (TBS)

Available December 25

United Shades of America: Complete Season 2 (CNN)
The Hollow One (2015)

Available December 28

Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight (2017)
Literally Right before Aaron (2017)

Available December 29

Gilbert (2017)
Rings (2017)

Available December 30

The Art of the Game: Ukiyo E Heros (2017)

Available December 31

Always Watching (2015)
Anarchy Parlor (2015)
Osiris Child: SFv1 (2016)
Pilgrimage (2016)
Solace (2016)


Here’s the full list of titles leaving Hulu in December:

Leaving December 31

A View to Kill (1985)
Across the Great Divide (1976)
Alice (1990)
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Blue Chips (1994)
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Clueless (1995)
Congo (1995)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Delta Farce (2007)
Die Another Day (2002)
Election (1999)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Fierce People (2007)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Fright Night (1985)
Ghoulies (1984)
Ghoulies II (1987)
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Little Man (2006)
Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Mousehunt (1997)
Out of Time (2003)
P2 (2007)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Pet Sematary Two (1992)
Proof (2005)
The Quiet American (2002)
Rent (2005)
Road House (1989)
Shopgirl (2005)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Swingers (1996)
This Binary Universe (2012)
Thunderball (1965)
Total Recall (1990)
Under Siege (1992)
Undisputed (2002)
Volver (2006)
Yellowbird (2014)

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