The 14 Best Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now
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1. Ammonite (2020)
Kate Winslet is a celebrated fossil hunter in 1840s England who strikes up a then-scandalous romance with Saoirse Ronan's character in this moving drama.
2. Colossal (2016)
Anne Hathaway is a woman undergoing a life crisis when she discovers she's somehow telepathically connected to a giant kaiju monster in Seoul, South Korea.
3. Dredd (2012)
Karl Urban dons the helmet of the famous British antihero in this bullet-blasting adaptation of the 2000 AD comic. In Mega City One, one-man judge and jury Dredd goes after a drug ring.
4. The Nice Guys (2016)
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling make an unlikely buddy pairing in this comedy written and directed by Shane Black. In 1970s Los Angeles, the two detectives bumble through a seedy underworld to find a missing girl.
5. The Mask (1994)
Jim Carrey followed his breakout role in 1994's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective with this tailor-made vehicle as Stanley Ipkiss, a hapless bank clerk who finds his confidence as The Mask, a frenetic superhero.
6. Parasite (2019)
If you missed this 2020 Best Picture Oscar winner, you no longer have any excuse: Bong Joon-ho’s darkly funny drama about members of a low-income family grifting their way into the lives of a rich one has a lot to say and does it deftly and delightfully. Even though it’s right out in the open, the Korean director’s social commentary feels effortlessly injected into the intriguing drama of the story, where opportunities for financial and social advancement lead to unexpected—and tragic—revelations that leave both families forever changed.
7. Booksmart (2019)
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut gives coming-of-age movies a fresh coat of paint, focusing on two young overachieving girls and their efforts to get into their first-ever bit of trouble on the night before graduation. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever play Molly and Amy (respectively), two young women eager for life experiences as if they’re checkmarks on their permanent record, only to get into some hijinks that would change them forever. Alternately hilarious, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, Wilde presented a new side of her own creativity while delivering one of the year’s most entertaining films.
8. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Director Boots Riley scored a hit with this satire about a black telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) who ascends the corporate ladder by affecting a "white" voice on the telephone. What begins as a biting commentary on capitalism takes a turn into fantasy as Riley deftly navigates a journey through an increasingly surrealistic—yet culturally resonant—landscape.
9. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Video game adaptations are always tricky, but this live-action/CGI hybrid based on the famed Sega icon manages to be a charmer. After the titular hedgehog pops up in a small town, the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) attempts to catch him at any cost.
10. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Barry Jenkins’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated even more now than ever. In this movie, the filmmaker adapts the work of author James Baldwin with a bittersweet story of a young Black man named Fonny (Stephan James) whose plans with his future wife Tish (Kiki Layne) are threatened after he’s arrested for a crime he did not commit. Regina King won an Oscar for her performance as Tish’s mother, Sharon, who seeks justice for Fonny as the gears of law enforcement grind into action. It's a story about both systemic racism and the ongoing fears harbored by people of color as well as one of hope and resilience in the face of oppression and seemingly insurmountable adversity. If Beale Street Could Talk allows Jenkins to tell a profound, inspiring story of persistence and love that never fails to acknowledge an unhappy, unfair reality.
11. Cliffhanger (1993)
Sylvester Stallone scored big with this tense action-thriller about a mountain climber with frayed nerves following a catastrophic rescue attempt. Before he can find his footing, John Lithgow arrives with plenty of guns and demands to find his missing cash.
12. Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)
En route to turning Thor into the comedic lunkhead he was always meant to be in Ragnarok, writer-director Taika Waititi crafted this sweetly irreverent story about a Tupac-obsessed orphan (Julian Dennison) who teams up with his reluctant foster father (Sam Neill) to evade the cops after an overzealous child welfare worker (Rachel House) decides he is in imminent danger. Waititi’s idiosyncratic humor and irresistible sentimentality are both vividly on display in this affecting, woefully underappreciated comedy.
13. Sweet Virginia (2017)
Jon Bernthal is a physically weathered former rodeo rider who crosses paths with a killer (Benjamin Abbott) in a small town in this effective crime tale.
14. The Conversation (1974)
Gene Hackman stars in this classic chapter in '70s film paranoia about a surveillance expert who finds himself questioning his profession when his recordings lead to murder.