We’ve finally reached the New Year! And with January now here, Hulu has some great period dramas and romances coming your way. From the season 11 premiere of The X-Files (yes…I call it a romance because Scully and Mulder ARE romantic) to old favorites like The Phantom of the Opera and A League of Their Own, there’s a lot to choose from this January.

THE SILVER STAR 

Next to certain titles, you’ll find a silver star. This means that the Silver Petticoat Review Editors have seen and recommend these choices. The silver star represents our personal favorites.

From the guilty pleasures to the award-winners, these are the ones we might recommend from one friend to another. That’s not to say that some of these other titles aren’t also fabulous just that these are the ones we’ve seen and love and could watch more than once!

ORGANIZATION

I organized the list by separating period dramas and romance (though some of the period dramas are also romantic) to make it easier to find what you’re looking for! And while some of the films and shows are not technically “romances,”  I included them anyway because they include a lot of romance with popular couples.

Enjoy…We’ve selected the best of what’s new for your viewing pleasure on Hulu January 2018! (I added links to each title so you can learn what each film or show is about.)

NEW AND COMING SOON TO HULU JANUARY 2018

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Film Review

PERIOD DRAMAS

JANUARY 1

A League of Their Own (1992)

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Cold Mountain (2003; Rated R)

Hamlet (1990)

Liz & Dick (2012)

Love & Death (1975)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Songcatcher (2000)

JANUARY 15

Afterimage (2016) (Content Unclear)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Meek’s Cutoff (2010)


ROMANCE DRAMAS & COMEDIES

Min Hyuk and Bong Soon in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. Photo: Dramafever and JTBC

RECENTLY ADDED

My Secret Romance

The Rewrite

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

JANUARY 1

Excess Baggage (1997)

Look Who’s Talking (1989)

Love Story (1970)

Paper Heart (2009)

The Parent Trap (1961)

The Parent Trap (1998)

Sliding Doors (1998)

Words and Pictures (2013)

JANUARY 3

Chicago Med, Season 3 Midseason Premiere (the Silver Star is for previous episodes)

JANUARY 4

The X-Files, Season 11 Premiere (the Silver Star is for previous seasons)

JANUARY 5

Nashville, Season 6 Premiere (the Silver Star is for previous seasons)

JANUARY 10

This Is Us , Season 2 Midseason Premiere (the Silver Star is for previous episodes)

JANUARY 12

Blindspot, Season 3 Midseason Premiere

JANUARY 19

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 14 Midseason Premiere


BONUS – OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS 

JANUARY 1

All Is Lost (2013)

Freedom Writers (2007)

The Karate Kid (1984)

Thelma & Louise (Rated R)

JANUARY 4:

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 19 Midseason Premiere (the Silver Star is for previous episodes)

JANUARY 15

Polina (2016; Content Unclear)

The Queen (2006)

JANUARY 31

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)

What do you plan to check out on Hulu this month? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Per our site’s focus, our Hulu highlights focus on less explicit content minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). R-Rated or TV-MA content will have a note next to the title. We apologize in advance if any explicit titles slip our notice. This list is also informational and should not be seen as personal recommendations unless you see a silver star. 


Featured image credit: The X-Files, Season 11. Photo: FOX

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