The 14 Best Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley' (2021).
Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley' (2021). /

If you're seeking a good movie, you don't need to look further than Hulu. The Disney-owned streaming service has a terrific selection of new and classic films available. Check out our picks for what you should add to your watchlist.

1. Training Day (2001)

Denzel Washington electrified audiences in this morality tale about a crooked cop who takes a guileless partner (Ethan Hawke) under his wing. Washington won a Best Actor trophy for his performance.

2. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

James Cameron produced this long-in-coming sci-fi fable about a cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who rebels against her programming. Cameron has recently said he might revisit the property as a streaming series.

3. Underwater (2020)

Kristen Stewart leads the cast of this chiller about underwater workers who encounter a monster in the ocean depths. Stewart said that a fear of large water bodies led to her becoming interested in the role.

4. Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Ridley Scott directs Harrison Ford in what is arguably one of the great sci-fi films of all time. In 2019 Los Angeles, Rick Deckard (Ford) hunts Replicants, synthetic humans who have fled from servitude to cause havoc in the streets. The Final Cut is Scott's preferred version.

5. Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan helms this layered thriller about a team who steal and implant ideas from a target's subconscious. Nolan has said he originally conceived of the premise as a horror film.

6. Nightmare Alley (2021)

Guillermo del Toro directs this new adaptation of the 1946 novel about a con man (Bradley Cooper) who learns the mentalism grift from experts but ignores their warnings about not getting too greedy. Leonardo DiCaprio originally flirted with the Cooper role.

7. Spencer (2021)

Kristen Stewart drew critical accolades for her portrayal of the late Diana Spencer in the time leading up to her divorce from Prince Charles (now King Charles III). At the end of each shooting day, director Pablo Larraín had Stewart dance to different songs. Once he compiled the footage together, he used the resulting the montage near the end of the film.

8. Boss Level (2021)

Action star Frank Grillo takes a more violent approach to Groundhog Day, trying to slowly figure out who's marked him for death before he dies—again. Director Joe Carnahan and Grillo have a bit of a Scorsese/De Niro partnership: They've made several films together, including The Grey, Wheelman, and Copshop.

9. Prey (2022)

Amber Midthunder headlines a new take on the Predator franchise. As an 18th century Comanche warrior, Midthunder finds herself pitted against an alien visitor who wants to hunt. The film is the first to be released entirely in the Comanche language, which you can hear as an alternate dub.

10. Cliffhanger (1993)

Sylvester Stallone scored one of his bigger non-Rocky or Rambo hits as Gabe Walker, a mountain climber and rescuer who walks away after a tragedy. When John Lithgow and his band of villains demand to be escorted through rough terrain with their stolen money, Gabe has to return to a job that's more dangerous than ever. Despite the nature of the role, Stallone had a fear of heights: He eventually worked his way up to standing on a peak 13,000 feet high.

11. The Worst Person in the World (2021)

This winning Norwegian comedy stars Renate Reinsve as Julie, who finds that love and happiness are ever-changing concepts. The film picked up two Oscar nominations, including Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay.

12. 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. The film is inspired by Mary Anning, who often risked her life in pursuit of fossils but rarely got credit because of her sex.

13. Pig (2021)

Nicolas Cage stars in this thoughtful drama about a hermitic truffle hunter whose beloved pet pig goes missing, leading him back to the urban restaurant scene he thought he had left behind. Cage trained with professional chef Gabriel Rucker so he could cook convincingly on camera.

14. 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. A black and white version was released in 2020; Bong Joon-ho felt it gave more weight to the performances.

This story was originally published in 2020; it has been updated for 2023.