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15 Best Movies Worth Streaming on Hulu
It’s the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. When the poverty-stricken Kim family has a chance to lie their way to employment with the wealthy Park family, they bend over backwards to achieve a better life. But as the Kim family gets a taste of the good life, they’re more willing to push boundaries to get even more. This brilliant film from Bong Joon Ho is funny, powerful, and meticulously crafted. Just when you think you know where the story is going, you’re in for a surprise.
Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are stage two magicians locked in a lifelong battle for supremacy. Their tale of obsession, deceit, and jealousy paves the dangerous way for an encore only one of them will survive. With director Christopher Nolan at the helm, you know it’s going to be good.
It’s the tense thriller that toppled Avatar for the Best Picture Oscar in 2009. The Hurt Locker tells the traumatizing war story of an elite Army bomb squad forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse during the Iraq War. Their unit must overcome their differences and survive in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. This is the movie that shot Jeremy Renner to superstardom and made Kathryn Bigelow the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Directed by Bing Liu, the film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent (Tom Hanks) makes it his mission to put him behind bars, but it’s easier said than done. Frank not only eludes capture; he loves the pursuit. This is one of Steven Spielberg’s lightest, most fun films. Looking for more DiCaprio? Check out The Streamable’s Leonardo DiCaprio Streaming Guide.
6. RBG (2018)
It’s the documentary that gave an inside look at the remarkable life of Supreme Court ustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of her consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her husband Marty. Discover the legacy of broken barriers that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.
Many critics call this Martin Scorsese’s greatest film. Raging Bull tells the tragic story of boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) whose violence and temper led him to the top in the ring, just as it destroyed his life outside of it. The black-and-white drama delivered Oscar gold for De Niro and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.
It’s a horror movie! It’s a comedy! It’s a horror-comedy! Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods in an adventure not for the faint of heart! This little-seen gem shows off Chris Hemsworth’s comedy chops, and it hit theaters just one month before he became Thor.
Could this be the best Mission: Impossible movie yet? When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must take it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, but now the CIA is beginning to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global catastrophe. Keep your eyes peeled for the shot where Cruise breaks his ankle while jumping between buildings!
Directed by Barry Jenkins and based on a novel by James Baldwin, when the pregnant Tish Rivers’ fiance is falsely imprisoned, she must set out to clear his name and prove his innocence. See why the brilliant Regina King struck Oscar gold for her role here.
Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is rescued at sea by a fisherman. Armed with the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy, he has nothing but a Swiss bank account number to go by to reconstruct his life and uncover the mystery of who he used to work for. This hugely influential film altered the style of nearly every action film to follow.
Telemarketer Cassius Green (LaKeith Stanfield) lives in an alternate present-day version of Oakland. He discovers a magical key to professional success which quickly propels him into a macabre universe.
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. This film scored a staggering 95 on Metacritic, making it the second-highest rated film of 2019, behind only Parasite (above).
14. Superbad (2007)
Two codependent high school seniors (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. This wild comedy is one of the most influential of the 2000s.
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ But after he wins, he is suspected of cheating. This feel-good flick was an Academy Awards dynamo, picking up eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle.