Coming and Going on Hulu in April 2018

Elisabeth Moss in the Hulu original series

Hulu’s first Emmy-winning series and signature original production The Handmaid’s Tale, a shockingly timely drama based on Margaret Atwood’s 1958 novel, returns for its second season in April. It leads off a line-up that includes the offbeat family comedy Permanent with Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson, the 2011 Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, and cancer scare comedy 50/50 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.

Hulu also brings the documentaries in April, including original productions Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie and Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death, and more TV shows, including the History Channel hit Vikings: Season 5, the AMC comic book series Preacher: Season 2, pirate drama Black Sails: Season 4 from Starz, and NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show: Season 3.

Older films rotating through library include Oscar-nominated drama In the Bedroom with Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek, Mel Brooks’s Star Wars spoof Spaceballs, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, and Cheech and Chong’s Up In Smoke.

Among the titles leaving at the end of April are the Oscar-winning Capote, George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with newly-minted Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell, French romantic comedy Amelie, and Chinese martial arts comedy Kung Fu Hustle.

Here’s what arriving on the service in April, and what’s leaving. (Day-after network debut showings are in italics)

April 1
30 Beats (2012)
5 Days of War (2010)
50/50 (2011)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Accepted (2006)
Barbie A Fashion Fairytale (2010)
Barbie and the Diamond Castle (2008)
Basic Instinct (1992)
The Beaver (2011)
The Big Wedding (2013)
Carrie (1976)
Red State (2012)
Con Air (1997)
The Conspirator (2011)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Danny Roane: First Time Director (2007)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
The Dogs of War (1981)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Eagle Vs Shark (2007)
Eight Millimeter (1999)
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Fathers and Daughters (2015)
Flashback (1990)
The Flowers of War (2011)
The Foot Fist Way (2008)
For A Few Dollars More (1967)
Fred: The Movie (2010)
Fred: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Friday The 13th (1980)
Funny About Love (1990)
Gamer (2009)
The Giant King (2015)
Hellbenders 3D (2012)
Honey (2003)
Honey 2 (2011)
I Am a Teacher (2016)
The Inbetweeners (2011)
Internal Affairs (1990)
The Jackal (1997)
Jane Eyre (2011)
K2 (1991)
Ladybugs (1992)
Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996)
Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997)
Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998)
Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000)
Land Before Time Sing Along (1997)
Land Before Time Sing Along 2 (1999)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Leftovers (2017)
Life Stinks (1991)
Man in the Moon (1991)
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Married to the Mob (1988)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Miami Blues (1990)
Mystery Team (2009)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
The Phantom (1996)
Prancer (1989)
Project Nim (2011)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Roxanne (1987)
Salsa (1988)
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (2010)
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
She’s Having A Baby (1988)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Spaceballs (1987)
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
Stories We Tell (2012)
Superstar (1999)
The Switch (2010)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Tenderness (2009)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Thunder Soul (2010)
Trading Mom (1994)
Tumbledown (2015)
Up In Smoke (1978)
Uptown Girls (2003)
U-571 (2000)
Warpath (1951)
Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
The Winning Season (2010)
Wishmaster (1997)
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)
Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)
60 Days In: Season 3 (A&E)
American Pickers: Seasons 15 & 16 (History)
Ancient Aliens: Season 12 (History)
Counting Cars: Season 6B (History)
Fixer Upper: Season 4 (HGTV)
Flea Market Flip: Season 4 (HGTV)
Flip or Flop: Season 6 (HGTV)
Gangland Undercover: Season 1 (History)
House Hunters: Season 108 (HGTV)
House Hunter’s Renovation: Season 8 (HGTV)
Intervention: Seasons 15 & 16 (A&E)
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 2 (A&E)
Project Runway: Season 15 (Lifetime)
Property Brothers: Season 9 (HGTV)
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling: Seasons 1 & 4 (HGTV)
Worst Cooks in America: Season 8 (Food Network)

April 2
Black Sails: Season 4 (Starz)
Life Partners (2014)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert: Special (NBC)

April 3
The Crossing: Series Premiere (ABC)

April 4
National Treasure – Kiri: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
So B It (2016)

April 6
Dina (2017)

April 7
My Hero Academia (Subbed): Season 3 Premiere (Funimation)

April 9
Take My Nose…Please (2017)

April 10
Hours (2013)
Preacher: Season 2 (AMC)

April 11
Augie (2017)
New Girl: Season 7 Premiere (FOX)

April 12
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

April 14
Dealt (2017)

April 15
American Gangster (2007)
Boys and Girls (2000)
Fame (2009)
Hollow in the Land (2018)
Howl (2010)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
In the Bedroom (2001)
Life is Beautiful (1997)
Master of Disguise (2002)
The Messenger (2009)
Off Label (2012)
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)
Slumber (2018)
A Teacher (2013)

April 16
The Relationtrip (2017)

April 18
Tragedy Girls (2017)

April 19
Love Island: Seasons 1 & 2 (ITV)
Loving Vincent (2017)
The Only Way Is Essex: Season 21 (All3 Media)

April 20
Z for Zachariah (2015)

April 24
Vikings: Season 5 (History)

April 25
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

April 26
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death (2017)

April 27
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie (Hulu Original Documentary)

April 28
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017)

April 29
Permanent (2017)

April 30
The Carmichael Show: Season 3 (NBC)
A Thousand Junkies (2017)
Unsolved Mysteries: Seasons 9 – 14 (FilmRise)

Leaving Hulu in April:

April 30
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Amelie (2001)
American Idiots (2013)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)
Avenging Force (1986)
Bolero (1984)
Capote (2005)
Coming Soon (1999)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Depraved Decadence (2007)
Excess Baggage (1997)
Fire with Fire (2012)
For A Few Dollars More (1967)
Hamlet (1990)
Harsh Times (2006)
He Said, She Said (1991)
Hoodlum (1997)
Intersection (1994)
Keeping Up With the Steins (2006)
Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
Larger Than Life (1996)
Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
Look Who’s Talking Too (1990)
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Red State (2012)
Redline (2009)
Running Scared (1986)
Sabrina (1995)
Show of Force (1990)
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (1999)
Traitor (2008)
Two Family House (2000)

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears in Vulture, Turner Classic Movies online, Keyframe, and Parallax View.

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