Best Movies on Hulu
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Best Movies Worth Streaming on Hulu
Groundhog DayFebruary 11, 1993
A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer, and his mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Black SwanDecember 3, 2010
A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.
ParasiteMay 30, 2019
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.
Another RoundSeptember 24, 2020
Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Hot FuzzFebruary 14, 2007
As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.
Cast AwayDecember 22, 2000
Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck’s plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He’s the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.
Léon: The ProfessionalSeptember 14, 1994
Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective “cleaner”. But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda’s thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon’s footsteps.
NomadlandJanuary 29, 2021
A woman in her sixties (Frances McDormand) embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
The film won three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Chloé Zhao), and Best Actress (McDormand).
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.
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)July 2, 2021
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost — until now.
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.
TakenFebruary 18, 2008
While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.
Slumdog MillionaireNovember 12, 2008
A teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”.
ShrekMay 18, 2001
It ain’t easy bein’ green — especially if you’re a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.
Let the Right One InOctober 24, 2008
Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, 12-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his 12-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.
This film was later remade in English as “Let Me In.”
Minding the GapAugust 17, 2018
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.
Sorry to Bother YouJuly 6, 2018
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.
Portrait of a Lady on FireJune 17, 2019
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).