Hulu has really stepped up its game over the last few years, and with new competition like Disney+ and HBO Max, can you blame them? With so many streaming services, it’s hard to know where new releases go and old favorites live. But now the trouble is…how do you find anything? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and we’ve curated our own library of the best movies on Hulu right now. As films come and go, we’ll be updating this list, so feel free to check back each month.

Top Movies on Hulu

Parasite (2019)

Parasite  •  Trailer

Bong Joon-Ho’s Academy Award-winning film examines the class divide between a South Korean family struggling to make ends meet and a wealthy family who employs them. The beginning scenes introduce us to the story with humor and lightness, while the film takes a dark turn halfway through. After you watch the film, come back for some Parasite analysis looking at the plot, themes and that insane ending.

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Brilliantly shot, each scene commands the audience to feel more than they signed up for.

Best Movies on Hulu Right Now

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire  •  Trailer

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a period drama set in 18th century France. Marianne is a painter commissioned to paint Heloise’s portrait. Heloise is a reluctant bride, and Marianne must paint her without her knowing.

As they spend more time with one another, their connection grows into a deep but forbidden love. There is something incredibly simplistic about this story, but the film doesn’t rush. In fact, it begs for your patience. From Celine Sciamma, we feel each emotion because the shot sits with each character long enough to see their expressions change moment by moment, until we realize the story is one of the realest cinematic love stories we’ve been involved in, in years.

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Critic Review Highlight

The film feels slow and calm initially, but progresses into quite a work of art.

Best Movies to Watch on Hulu

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Drugstore Cowboy  •  Trailer

Gus Van Sant’s underrated Drugstore Cowboy stumbles its way onto Hulu October 1st. Bob Hughes, played by Matt Dillon, leads his family of drug addicted friends, with his wife, Dianne, played by Kelly Lynch, as they feed their habit by robbing drug stores. When one of their friends passes away, Bob seeks a new life, but not before pressures of the past catch up to him.

Classic Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Based on the autobiographical novel by James Fogle, though it was actually unpublished until 1990 when he was released from prison. One of the few films that received 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Great Movies to Watch on Hulu

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind  •  Trailer

A mathematician made an incredible discovery early on his career, but his arrogance sent him on a more painful expedition of self-discovery. This drama, inspired by true events sees Russell Crowe at his best.

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Based on the biography “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar.

Classic Movies to Watch on Hulu

Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull  •  Trailer

The story of a boxer that isn’t much about boxing at all. A highly insecure man rises in the ranks in the boxing world but fails to do so in his personal life. He tries to control everyone and everything around him, and we see what happens when insecurity and inability to express feelings take over.

Top Rated Movies on Hulu

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DeNiro, Pesci, and Martin Scorsese all give their best to create a true cinematic experience that is worth the rewatch 40 years later.

Best Movies to Watch on Hulu

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator  •  Trailer

A cyborg assassin travels to 2029 to kill.

The Terminator may have come from the 80s but the premise is freakishly relevant to mounting concern about artificial intelligence. And 2029 is just around the corner---just sayin.

Classic Movies on Hulu

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We all know what it’s about. And it’s on Hulu this month.

Good Movies to Watch on Hulu

Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart  •  Trailer

So rarely do you find a film that explores adolescence through a truly female lens. From American Pie to Superbad, teenage boys have had it fairly easy when it comes to seeing their experiences on screen. Exploring female sexuality, in a realistic way, hasn’t been quite as prevalent. Cue Booksmart

Even though the entire film is based on partying for the first time, it’s nowhere near your typical teen movie. It’s thoughtful, funny, and is heavily invested in the two female leads, played by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. Both give killer performances to characters that have been written for real teenage girls.

As they try to cram four years of partying into one night, they come to realize they’re much more interested in finding out who they are than anything a party can bring. It’s messy and heavy and funny again.  It really does not disappoint.

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Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is nothing short of refreshing, breathing life back into the teen comedy.

New Movies on Hulu

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon  •  Trailer

With no awards in sight just yet, this film gets the superlative for best duo. The film follows Zak (played by Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Downs Syndrome, who runs away from his nursing home to chase a dream of attending a professional wrestling school. He meets Tyler (Shia LaBeof), an outlaw on the run, who becomes his trusted ally and coach, and the two embark on a journey of friendship and redemption.

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Critic Review Highlight

The movie doesn’t hit Hulu until August 6th, but it’s probably something to mark on the calendar.

Best Movies on Hulu

I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya  •  Trailer

The film goes between perspectives and makes you wonder whether or not Tonya Harding is losing her mind, or a completely misunderstood athlete taken to pressures beyond comprehension. Both seem plausible. But it’s the performances from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney (who plays her mother) that are absolutely incredible.

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Critic Review Highlight

Star performances from Robbie and Janney make this a must watch film.

New Movies to Watch on Hulu

Babyteeth (2019)

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Written by Rita Kalnejais and directed by Shannon Murphy, comes a coming-of-age tragicomedy that’s received nothing but great reviews. An ill teenager falls in love with a drug-dealer her parents disapprove of, as she finds a lust for life---typical story, not so typical execution, we’re hooked.

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Critic Review Highlight

The film had its premiere in 2019 at the Venice Film Festival but was released in Australia this year by Universal with incredibly positive reviews.

Horror Movies to Watch on Hulu

House of 1000 Corpses (2019)

House of 1000 Corpses  •  Trailer

House of 1000 corpses is a dark comedy horror movie written, co-scored, and directed by Rob Zombie. It’s his directorial debut. The plot follows a group of teenagers who get kidnapped and tortured by a crazed and psychotic family on Halloween.

Scary Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

For such a low critic’s score, a fair majority of fans enjoyed this creepy piece of cinema from Musician, Director, Rob Zombie. In light of Halloween, and nostalgia, it’s made the list.

Movies to Watch on Hulu

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

This film delivers beyond expectations for the Mission franchise. Writer-Director Christopher McQuarrie gives us an action-packed movie that this time goes more internal into Ethan Hunt’s heart and mind than previously seen.  If you can’t get to a movie theatre just yet — just turn the volume up.

MOVIES TO WATCH ON HULU

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Aside from being one of the best installments of the series, it is arguably the best action film of that year.

Vampire Movies on Hulu

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Interview with the Vampire  •  Trailer

Brad Pitt plays Louis, a bicentennial vampire, once an 18th century lord, who recounts his story to biographer Daniel Molloy played by Christian Slater. He tells the reporter of his life worse than death---a life of betrayals, loneliness, and thirst. Comes to Hulu on October 1st.

Vampire Flicks on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Story and screenplay by Anne Rice, directed by Neil Jordan, one of the better vampire movies to date.

Slasher Movies on Hulu

When a Stranger Calls (2006)

When a Stranger Calls  •  Trailer

A less comical version of Screamand a typical scary movie. A cliche that does what it’s supposed to do...terrify you because it could absolutely happen. A babysitting job gone awry. It wasn’t even close to being a critic’s choice, but was well received by lay audiences. Invited into your home on October 1st.

Scary Movies to Watch on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

If you’re looking for that Halloween-scare flick, look no further.

Popular Movies on Hulu

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place  •  Trailer

With its clever use of sound to support the movie’s entire plot, John Krasinski brings us a film where horrifying creatures use sound to kill humans. The entire film is built on tension, but does much more than most horror movies.

Great Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Those who don’t love horror movies, may even find something to discover here.

Best New Movies on Hulu

Fighting with My Family (2019)

Fighting with My Family  •  Trailer

Florence Pugh came onto the scene strong in 2019 with this wrestling comedy. The movie is inspired by the real wrestling star, Paige, and it follows how she was raised by wrestling fans and went from small time to big time fast.

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Critic Review Highlight

Even if you aren’t into wrestling, this film is a pleasure to watch, boasting a star studded cast — Lena Heady, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn and more.

Best Movies on Hulu

The Assistant (2019)

The Assistant  •  Trailer

Starring Julia Garner, who gives a noteworthy performance, The Assistant takes a magnifying glass to the entertainment industry, and how women witness and experience continuous coercion and sexual harassment on a daily basis.

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Indie feels with award-worthy performances. A kind of visual diary of what it’s like to be female in the film industry.

Best New Movies on Hulu

Judy (2019)

Judy  •  Trailer

Whether or not the choice to solely focus on the end of Garland’s life brings the late actress any real justice is another conversation, but the performance Zellweger gives makes us more intrigued to revisit Garland’s entire legacy.

It’s a real gut wrencher and it’s coming to Hulu in September .

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Rene Zellweger is Judy Garland.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople  •  Trailer

Before there was Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi wrote and directed this hilarious film that follows a troublemaker and his Uncle Hec who become the subjects of a manhunt in New Zealand. As usual, Waititi manages hilarity alongside raw and honest performances. Julian Dennison (playing Ricky Baker) and Sam Neill (playing Uncle Hec) give incredible performances if not for the chemistry alone.

Top Rated Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

A clever and enjoyable story that makes you laugh and feel all the things. As usual, another nod to Taika Waititi.

Good Films on Hulu

Reality Bites (1994)

Reality Bites  •  Trailer

For the Gen X’ers watching Hulu. Reality Bites may not be making any profound statements but for the love of '90s nostalgia! And this beloved ensemble cast — Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Steve Zahn, and Janeane Garofalo give authentic performances. Ryder, in particular, reveals herself to be a solid talent.

Nostalgic Movies to Watch on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Dated and dripping in '90s drab, a few of us still love it. 

More Teen Movies on Hulu

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Some Kind of Wonderful  •  Trailer

Another John Huges’ script was sure to be an 80s cult favorite. And it was. The generation that embraced The Breakfast Club and Ferris Buehler, welcomed this film, though for some reason it never got quite as much attention. If you haven’t seen it,  you’re in for your favorite stereotypes drenched in Aquanet that are still kind of wonderful.

Nostalgic Movies to Watch on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

An artsy outcast tries to get a date with the popular girl again. But it’s still so good.

Series Movies on Hulu

The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

Twilight  •  Final Trailer

Coming this September, Bella and Edward are back if teen vampires are your thing. Based on the book series from Stephanie Meyer, all five of the memorable Twilight films will be available to stream on Hulu.

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It’s marathon time.

Hulu Original Film

Books of Blood (2020)

Books of Blood  •  Trailer

Way before Clive Barker was best known for the horror movie, Hellraiserhis Books of Blood series of short terrifying spanned six volumes. On October 7th, those stories will culminate into a feature. 

A Hulu Horror

Critic Review Highlight

“I have seen the future of horror and his name is Cliver Barker.” - Stephen King

Cult Classics on Hulu

Scream 4 (2011)

Scream 4  •  Trailer

On October 8th, the streaming service will give us the fourth installment of Wes Craven’s Scream series. It’s been a long time since Ghostface has wreaked havoc on Woodsboro. Of course when Sidney Prescott comes back home on her book tour, you know the self-help book she wrote to combat her Ghostface trauma, someone had other plans.

Best Sequels to Watch

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Our favorite characters -  Sheriff Dewey, Gale Weathers, and Sidney Prescott taking names one last time. Not a favorite by critics, but for a 4th movie, not a bad finale.

Hulu Originals

Bad Hair (2020)

Bad Hair  •  Trailer

Set to release on October 23rd, Bad Hair, a Hulu Original, follows a young woman who gets a weave in order to succeed in music television in 1989. Her blossoming career comes at a cost when she discovers her hair may have a mind of its own. A horror satire that looks at the image-obsessed industry.

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This horror comedy is written, directed, and produced by Justin Simien. It stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood and Laverne Cox.

Old Horror Films

Lady in a Cage (1969)

Lady in a Cage  •  Trailer

A wealthy, injured woman is trapped in her private elevator during a power outage as her home is ransacked. The violence escalates quite dramatically when all present realize she could be seen as a witness.

Old Movies on Hulu

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Psychological thriller from the 60s starring Olivia de Havilland and James Caan. One of the earliest home-invasion films, and a fairly disturbing one at that.

Good Movies to Watch on Hulu

Big Time Adolescence (2020)

Big Time Adolescence  •  Trailer

A Hulu original, Big Time Adolescence is a comedy that follows a straight-laced high schooler who idolizes a drug-dealing, college dropout. Whatever your opinion of the SNL actor, Pete Davidson gives a great performance. 

New Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

An off-beat comedy with a unique spin on the tried and true coming-of-age story.

Best Movies on Hulu

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You  •  Trailer

This movie takes on a lot and all at once. But it’s worth taking a look at. It’s definitely a daring film that isn’t afraid to change course. Telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in an alternate reality. His friends organize a protest against corporate oppression, while he gets wealthy. A breakout movie in more ways than one.

Good Movies on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

The movie begins as a satire, but takes a bit of an unexpected turn not easily digestible to some.

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Best Movies on Amazon Right Now

After you’ve binged all of the worthy Hulu films, there’s plenty more where that came from. Amazon has plenty of films just waiting to be watched. With a mix of new movies and old favorites, you’ll likely find more than enough entertainment.

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