15 Best Drama Movies on Hulu
Hulu has an award-winning group of dramatic movies sure to keep you riveted. Check out our picks and see some of the most ambitious, moving, creative films ever made!
ParasiteMay 30, 2019
Facing unemployment, dwindling savings, and an uncertain future, the Kim family discovers a possible way out of their troubles thanks to the wealthy and glamorous Park family. What follows is a tense, funny, and moving story about ambition, jealousy, and class warfare.
This brilliant film won 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
Don’t be spooked by the subtitles. You will love this movie.
The Social NetworkOctober 1, 2010
The tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever.
I, TonyaDecember 8, 2017
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Margot Robbie has never been better than she is in this film. The cast is truly stellar, including a sleazy Sebastian Stan, a scene-stealing Paul Walter Hauser, and an intense Allison Janney, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her unforgettable role as Harding’s tough-as-nails mother.
PrisonersSeptember 18, 2013
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent’s worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter’s life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.
Ace director Denis Villeneuve does a fantastic job with this emotionally tense story. The cast is top-notch, including Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and a haunting Paul Dano.
FargoMarch 8, 1996
Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt… but he’s got a plan. He’s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It’s going to be a snap and nobody’s going to get hurt… until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who’ll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom… you betcha!
Gone GirlOctober 1, 2014
With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
Hell or High WaterAugust 11, 2016
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s farm in West Texas.
ViceDecember 25, 2018
George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and Defense Secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
ArrivalNovember 10, 2016
Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
La La LandNovember 29, 2016
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
The PrestigeOctober 19, 2006
A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy — full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Catch Me If You CanDecember 16, 2002
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. 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 makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
Boyz n the HoodJuly 12, 1991
Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Another RoundSeptember 24, 2020
Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Portrait of a Lady on FireJune 17, 2019
At the end of the 18th century, a female painter is hired to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. But there are a couple of problems: the woman doesn’t want to get married and she doesn’t want to pose for a painting. What follows is a masterpiece of cinema. The painter studies her subject and her subject studies back.
The film draws the two women closer and closer before the inevitable separation. And through the prism of art (paintings, music, and even mythological stories), we see the relationship change, even after it’s finished.
The movie will churn up your old lost loves and force you to reexamine them. “Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” one character asks. If there’s a better way to describe falling in love, we haven’t heard it.
Trust the critics and take the leap. This is one film you shouldn’t miss.