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What’s New to Hulu December 2017: Period Dramas & Romance

Now that it’s December and the holidays are in full swing, many of the various streaming sites have added numerous Christmas films for your viewing pleasure. That said, there are plenty of other period dramas and romantic films and TV shows to enjoy as well for all the old-fashioned Romantics out there!


This list covers a few of the titles added quietly throughout November and the ones being added to Hulu for December.


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!



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! I also added links to each title so you can learn what each film or show is about. So, without further ado, let’s see what to expect on Hulu (and the Showtime add-ons) in December 2017!

New and Coming Soon to Hulu December 2017

Period Dramas

What's New to Hulu December 2017: Period Dramas & Romance
Becoming Jane starring James McAvoy and Anne Hathaway. Photo: Miramax
Recently Added

Agent Carter

Becoming Jane

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Rated R)

Dances With Wolves

Ella Enchanted


The Purple Rose Of Cairo

Their Finest

White Haired Witch (NR; Content Unclear)

December 1

American Outlaws (2001) (*Showtime)

Breakheart Pass (1975)

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Cheri (2009) Rated R

Chicago (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

Evita (1996)

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981); Rated R

Hammett (1982)

Legends of the Fall (1994) (*Showtime); Rated R

The Pianist (2002) (*Showtime); Rated R

Sarafina! (1992)

The Three Musketeers (1993)

Titanic (1997)

Valkyrie (2008)

The Water Horse (2007)

December 15

Kate and Leopold (2001)

The Limehouse Golem (2017); NR – Content Unclear

Romance Dramas & Comedies

Penelope. Photo: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment
Recently Added

13 Going On 30

The Librarians, Season 3

Maid In Manhattan

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)


The Saint

She’s All That

Still Breathing

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968); Rated R but would be PG-13 if rated today

Three Men and a Baby (1987)

Uncontrollably Fond

December 1

A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)

A Princess for Christmas (2011)

Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

Hitch (2005)

In & Out (1997)

Moonstruck (1987)

Mr. Wrong (1996)

Penelope (2008)

Return to Me (2000) (*Showtime)

Rocky (1976)

Proof (2005)

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) (*Showtime)

While You Were Sleeping (1995) (*Showtime)

Trust Me

December 3

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

December 8

Legion, Complete Season 1 (TV-MA)

December 12

Younger, Complete Season 4

December 15

The Rendezvous (2016) (*Showtime)

December 28

Literally Right before Aaron (2017)

Bonus – Other Recommendations 

Recently Added
December 1

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Different Flowers (2017) (*Showtime)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) (*Showtime)

One Magic Christmas (1985)

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

December 2

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 5 Premiere

December 14

Bunheads, Complete Season 1

December 18

Ragnarok (2013)

December 31

Osiris Child: SFv1 (2016); NR- Content Unclear

What do you plan to check out on Hulu this month? Let me 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: A Princess for Christmas/Photo: Hallmark

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By on December 2nd, 2017

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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