The Best Movies on Hulu to Watch Right Now (June 2023)

From popular movie titles like ‘The Princess,’ ‘Not Okay,’ and ‘Crush,' and 'Prey' here are the best movies on Hulu available to stream in June 2023.

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For a long time, Hulu just didn't have the same clout as Netflix. But times are changing, and Hulu is on the rise, with the streaming service even directly competing with Netflix when it comes to prices. While Netflix is often lauded for its large selection of TV shows, Hulu has its own equally impressive library, from award-winning comedy and drama content to guilty pleasure reality TV.

Hulu even came for Netflix’s Oscars glory with its original film Minding The Gap, nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. Beyond the streaming service's original content, Hulu also has some older, more classic titles that Netflix lacks, like The Empire Strikes Back and The American, alongside some of the best movies of the last few years, like Spencer and Palm Springs. They’re also frequently coming out with new, critically acclaimed movies including Crush, The United States vs Billie Holiday and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande that is proving to be crowd pleasers with audiences and critics alike.

From horror movies to sci-fi to comedy to drama, here are the best movies on Hulu streaming right now. If you don't have Hulu yet, sign up now.

Paris Can Wait (2016)

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Director: Eleanor Coppola

Cast: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin, Eleanor Jasmine Lambert

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 47% (Critics), 39% (Audience)

Midlife crisis meets French road trip in this story of Anne Lockwood (Diane Lane), a married woman who takes a business trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s work partner. Discovering the joys of travel, food, music, and even herself once again, Anne realizes that she still has so much living yet to do. As much a splurge on scenery as it is an exploration of character, Paris Can Wait infuses just the right amount of story so those looking for a light watch while still wanting more than an outright travel video will enjoy it.


I Still Believe (2020)

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Director: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin

Cast: KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Abigail Cowen, Melissa Roxburgh,

Genre: Romance, Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 55m

Rotten Tomatoes: 49% (Critics), 98% (Audience)

Proof that fans decide a film’s success, this critically bombed darling of the masses offers an inside look at Christian music star, Jeremy Camp’s (KJ Apa) rise to fame, as well as his rocky road with love and faith. Leaving college, Jeremy was sure of only two things – his yearning to become a country star, and his unshakable Christianity. Jeremy’s career starts to take off at the same time he meets a girl named Melissa (Britt Robertson) and falls in love. The pair get married not long after, and life appears to be perfect. That is until Melissa is diagnosed with untreatable cancer, causing him to question his belief. A story of love, loss, and rebirth with some great music mixed in, I Still Believe is a great choice for anybody wanting more faith-based film options on their streaming platforms.


The Hunger Games (2012)

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Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jack Quaid, Stanley Tucci

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 22m

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

The first of four films based on the hit novels by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games drops us into the country of Panem, a dystopian state brought about by the fall of modern society. With the majority of the population living in extreme poverty, the rich minority keeps control by means of the Hunger Games. Every year children are chosen from each of the nation’s 12 districts and forced to compete to the death, with the winner bringing prosperity to their district. On the day of choosing for the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) does the unthinkable and volunteers to save her younger sister. Thrust into the national spotlight with the nearly inescapable outcome of death looming over her, Katniss makes the decision to play by her own rules, forever changing the Hunger Games and possibly the world as she knows it.


The Locksmith (2023)

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Joyride (2022)

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Director: Emer Reynolds

Cast: Olivia Colman, Charlie Reid, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Olwen Fouéré, Tommy Tiernan

Genre: Comedy

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 34m

Rotten Tomatoes: 51% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

With a string of Oscar nominations as long as other actors’ entire filmography do you really need a list to tell you Olivia Colman makes movie gold? After 13-year-old Mully (Charlie Reid) steals a taxi with Joy (Olivia Colman) and her newborn baby asleep in the backseat, the teenager and mother make a deal: so long as Mully accompanies Joy on her trip and helps to take care of the baby Joy won’t press charges. Mully agrees and the three set out across the scenic Irish countryside. Coming of age drama meets redemption story in this hilarious tale of finding your place in the world whether it be at birth, adolescence, or adulthood, Joyride is one of those timeless tales that’s bound to become an undercover classic.

Poker Face (2021)

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Director: Russell Crowe

Cast: Russell Crowe, Elsa Pataky, Liam Hemsworth, RZA, Lynn Gilmartin, Matt Nable

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 34m

Rotten Tomatoes: 9% (Critics), 35% (Audience)

Written by, directed by, and starring Russell Crowe, Poker Face follows billionaire Jack Foley (Russell Crowe) as he sets up a less-than-friendly card game at his secluded mansion in Australia. Inviting a group of life-long pals with some very nasty secrets, Foley poisons them with the intention of extracting some answers to questions concerning corruption, suicide, and his wife. Before he’s able to achieve his goal a squad of armed men burst into the house. Foley and his guests hide in a panic room, but when Foley’s family shows up everything changes. Trapped, desperate, and dying, the group of friends must now find a way to trust each other again so they can save Jack’s family and get out of the mansion alive.

Door Mouse (2023)

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Director: Avan Jogia

Cast: Hayley Law, Keith Powers, Famke Janssen, Donal Logue, Elizabeth Saunders

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 78% (Critics), 89% (Audience) 

As a graphic novel come to life, Door Mouse kicks over the opening credits with its unique energy and style and doesn’t stop till the very end. After Doe-Eyes (Nhi Do) disappears, her friend and fellow burlesque dancer Mouse (Hayley Law) starts to investigate. What she finds is that Doe-Eyes isn’t the only disappearance in recent months and decides to team up with her friend Ugly (Keith Powers) to get to the bottom of it. Delving further into the dirty world that she works in, burgundy wallpaper, weapons, and odd sexual kinks create a terrifying feeling of claustrophobia. With no way to retreat Mouse and Ugly are forced to push on. Plunging ever deeper into the mystery of the missing girls and just what does go on beyond the curtain makes Door Mouse one of the most enticing films of 2023 thus far, and an absolute must-watch.

Flux Gourmet (2022)

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Director: Peter Strickland

Cast: Fatma Mohamed, Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Makis Papadimitriou, Ariane Labed

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 51m

Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 59% (Audience) 

Taking a turn for the totally weird, Flux Gourmet examines life through music which was composed to examine life through food. If that sounds a little strange believe me when I tell you, it only gets odder in the best way. A group of performers attending a college for the arts creates what they call “sonic catering” in an attempt to understand what food means to live and people through the sounds it creates. The true meat and potatoes of this film lie beyond the blender noises though, as the group, comprised of Elle (Fatma Mohamed), the leader who controls the others with an iron fist, Billy (Asa Butterfield), an aspiring artist still trying to find himself, Jan (Gwendoline Christie), a middle-aged woman desperate for companionship, and Stones (Makis Papadimitriou) a struggling journalist going through his mid-life crisis are forced to ask themselves what they really want out of life. Brilliantly cast to deliver as much drama, chemistry, and comedy as possible, the tension between the characters boils over into their stage performance creating hilarious visuals that perfectly capture the inner turmoil we all feel sometimes.

Hunt (2022)

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Director: Lee Jung-Jae

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Go Yoon Jung, Kim Nam-gil, Hwang Jung-min

Genre: Thriller, Spy

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 2h 11m

Rotten Tomatoes: 70% (Critics), 80% (Audience)

A fictionalized spy thriller set in the real-life aftermath of South Korean President Park Chung-hee’s 1979 assassination, Hunt sees top SK security officials Park Pyong-Ho (Lee Jung-Jae) and Kim Jung-Do (Jung Woo-sung) compete to track down a possible North Korean mole. Starting off as reluctant allies their relationship soon sours when both come to suspect the other is the leak. Pitting raw power against cunning, the two top agents wage war against each other while working to unravel the clues. Packed full of twists and action, Hunt is just another notch on the long list of superb South Korean cinema.

Killing Gunther (2017)

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Director: Taran Killam

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan

Genre: Action, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 46% (Critics), 28% (Audience)

Marketed as Arnold’s big return to action stardom, Killing Gunther makes us wonder why he ever left. Blake (Taran Killam) is a second-tier assassin tired of being overshadowed by the world’s best, Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Determined to prove his worth and take over the top rung, Blake hires a camera crew to document his murder of hitman number one. Knowing he won’t be able to take the big man by himself, Blake assembles a team of like-minded and hilarious hitmen, including a pair of crazy sisters, and a one-armed terrorist. Taking things from professional to personal we soon learn Gunther is now dating Blake’s ex, further adding to the hilarity of this oddball action comedy. If you’re looking for explosions and laugh-out-loud absurdity, Killing Gunther is not only your best option, it’s probably your only.

Boston Strangler (2023)

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Director: Matt Ruskin

Cast: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, David Dastmalchian, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, Morgan Spector, Robert John Burke

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr 54 m

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A

Fans of real-life based crime thrillers rejoice because one of the most skin-crawling tales of modern American serial killings has just landed on streaming as a Hulu exclusive. It’s the 1960s and Boston prides itself on a hard-knock police force and sharp-nosed reporters that keep its streets safe and citizens informed. Reporter Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) is challenging that claim. Noticing a trend of violent crimes carried out against women, Loretta begs her boss and the Boston PD to take a look. She is quickly brushed aside as nothing more than a hysterical woman, so she and fellow female reporter Jean Cole (Carrie Coon) set out to prove them wrong. Uncovering a continuing trail of murder and sexual assault, they publish their findings setting off one of the biggest manhunts in American history.

There There (2022)

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Director: Andrew Bujalski

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Molly Gordon, Lili Taylor, Avi Nash, Lennie James, Jon Natchez

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 33m

Rotten Tomatoes: 43% (Critics), N/A% (Audience)

High-concept, low budget, minimal plot, and maximal character are all terms that have been used to describe director Andrew Bujalski’s peak pandemic creation There There. Shot during the height of covid the film’s very theme was born from necessity, offering an awkward, albeit sometimes the too close-to-home experience of humanity versus isolation. Composed of six two-character scenes, There There was made with absolutely zero face-to-face interaction between cast members all while being shot on an iPhone by a single cameraman. Driven by the pace of its editing, the strength of its acting, and the genuine heart of its script, it’s a monumental achievement that the film works at all. We’re not in the business of sticking movies on this list simply for existing though, and There There shines as an amalgam of indie movie-making meets one-man theater that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.


Iron Mask (2019)

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Director: Oleg Stepchenko

Cast: Jason Flemyng, Xingtong Yao, Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Charles Dance

Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Kids

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 1m

Rotten Tomatoes: 22% (Critics), 23% (Audience)

Kung Fu meets western fairytales in this action-packed adventure the entire family will enjoy. It’s the 18th century and Russia’s Tsar Peter the Great (Yuri Kolokolnikov) has employed British explorer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) to map the country’s easternmost borders. Expecting just another job, Jonathan instead gets himself entangled in a quest to bring down an evil Chinese sorceress who has summoned dark forces and now threatens to destroy the world. If the clips of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan duking it out aren’t enough to get you excited, then the promise of magic, monsters, and massive set designs surely will.

The Book Thief (2013)

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Director: Brian Percival

Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer, Roger Allam

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 11m

Rotten Tomatoes: 48% (Critics), 73% (Audience)

Based on Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Book Thief follows Liesel (Sophie Nelisse), a German orphan adopted by a couple just before the start of World War 2. Taught to read by her new father, Liesel escapes her friendless existence with the help of her favorite books. There’s no escaping the horrors going on outside the pages though, and soon a harsh reality by the name of Max (Ben Schnetzer) comes knocking at Liesel’s door. Fleeing the Nazis, starving, and desperate, Liesel and her parents hide Max in their basement. Initially afraid of the stranger, Liesel soon finds a shared love of books with Max and sets out to save as many from the Nazi bonfires as possible to share with her new friend. The Book Thief creates a beautiful story in the ugliest of settings, circumventing the visual horrors of war while distilling its lessons into a heart-wrenching tale of friendship and survival.

The Seat Filler (2004)

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Director: Nick Castle

Cast: Kelly Rowland, Duane Martin, Shemar Moore, DeRay Davis, Patrick Fischler

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 30m

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A% (Critics), 70% (Audience)

Broke and desperate for cash in order to pay his way through law school, Derrick (Duane Martin) has resigned himself to go to work with his friend E.J. (DeRay Davis) as an award show seat filler where he is placed next to the popular singer Jhnelle (Kelly Rowland). Trying to explain that he’s in law school, Jhnelle mistakes him for a powerful and well-known lawyer, and the two hit it off. Trapped in a lie he never wanted but not wanting to lose the girl either, Derrick continues his charade only making matters worse as he falls deeper and deeper in love. Funny and heart-warming, The Seat Filler isn’t a groundbreaking take on the genre, but it is a perfect example of how a great cast and solid script will always turn out a movie you’ll love.


Cocaine Cowboys (2007)

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Director: Billy Corben

Cast: Sam Burstyn, Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday, Alfred Spellman

Genre: Documentary

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 58m

Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (Critics), 79% (Audience)

With money flowing and a nightlife that never seemed to end, Miami Florida was quickly becoming the party capital of the 1970s and 80s. Businesses flocked to the new era gold rush, and that included the illegal kind. Colombian drug lords saw the opportunity to replace marijuana as the drug of choice with their own product, and Cocaine soon flooded the streets, becoming so prevalent that the price plunged, and the once elite drug became attainable by anyone looking to get their hands on it. With a newly created mass market and law enforcement still hunting marijuana dealers the cocaine business thrived. So much money on the table caused gangs to start getting greedy though and South American turf wars soon erupted on the streets of Miami. Captured through detailed police testimony, old news clips, and interviews with ex-gang members, Cocaine Cowboys paints the true story of Scarface as it spills all the nitty gritty of the Florida drug wars.


The Drop (2023)

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Director: Sarah Adina Smith

Cast: Jermaine Fowler, Anna Konkle, Joshua Leonard, Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 51% (Critics), 21% (Audience)

Lex (Anna Konkle) and Mani (Jermaine Fowler) are two newlyweds ready to take the next step in their relationship and become parents. At least, they thought they were. After dropping a friend’s baby during a destination wedding Lex is left questioning whether she wants to become a mother, while doubts about her ability as a parent leave Mani wondering if he married the wrong person. Dark, silly, and laugh out loud funny, this inside look at modern relationships hits home in all the right ways. If you’re searching for an updated take on This is 40, then The Drop might just be the perfect comedy for you.

The Tax Collector (2020)

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Director: David Ayer

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, Jose Conejo Martin, George Lopez, Brendan Schaub

Genre: Crime, Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 35m

Rotten Tomatoes: 18% (Critics), 72% (Audience)

Heat (1995)

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Director: Michael Mann

Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Natalie Portman, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, Hank Azaria, Jeremy Piven

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 50m

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 94% (Audience)

After what should have been a routine robbery, master thief Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and his crew fall into the sights of wildcard LAPD detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino). As their game of cat and mouse spreads across the city of Los Angeles, both parties become obsessed with the other. Hanna’s obsession soon leads to the neglect of his family, while McCauley’s inability to steal finds his regular routine broken by a local woman. With both parties unable to think clearly the action erupts into a shootout so powerful it changed cinema forever. If you have any doubt as to what the greatest heist film of all time is, do yourself a favor and get on Hulu now. There’s no telling how much longer Heat will be available for streaming.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Director: Judd Apatow

Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Catherine Keener, Romany Malco, Leslie Mann, Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Jonah Hill, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, David Koechner

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 56m

Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 84% (Audience)

Don’t let the dick jokes and throw-up fool you, The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of the most important films of the past two decades. Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a middle-aged employee at an electronics store. His hobbies include video games and miniature figurines, so of course he’s a virgin. After blowing his cover during a poker game, a group of coworkers decide to make it their mission to get Andy laid. Setting him up on terrible dates, putting him through gruesome procedures, and nearly ruining his life, what Andy stumbles on instead is far more meaningful than just the physical act. Matching simple humor with brilliant execution, The 40-Year-Old Virgin successfully changed comedy forever, launching the Apatow era, propelling Steve Carell to movie stardom, and introducing the larger world to just how funny Seth Rogan really is. To sing this movie’s praises would be doing it a disservice as the only thing that can truly explain how heartwarming a grown man slipping on unused condoms is the film itself.

Liar Liar (1997)

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Director: Tom Shadyac

Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes, Anne Haney

Genre: Comedy

Rating: Pg-13

Runtime: 1h 27m

Rotten Tomatoes: 82% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

Jim Carrey capped off his legendary run of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and The Cable Guy, with the portrayal of lawyer/father Fletcher Reede. Fletcher is a do anything, be anywhere, lie whenever attorney who has no qualms about breaking promises to his son Max (Justin Cooper) if it means getting ahead professionally. To put it simply, Fletcher had a lying problem. Or, at least, his son thought he did. Which is why when Pappa Reede no-shows yet again for Max’s birthday, Max uses his one wish to stop his father from being able to tell any lies for 24 hours. Over the course of the next day Fletcher is forced to live without his usual crutch of deceit and is made to remember what being a decent person and father feels like. Easily one of Carrey’s most iconic roles, Liar Liar is a family friendly flick adults and kids can enjoy alike.

Insomnia (2002)

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Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt

Genre: Thriller, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 58m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

Following an internal affairs probe into the legality of one of his cases, veteran LAPD Detective Will Dormer (Al Pacino) and his partner are sent to small town Alaska to assist in a murder investigation and get out of the spotlight. Using his big town expertise, Dormer lures killer Walter Finch (Robin Williams) back to the scene of the crime but makes a mainlander mistake, allowing Finch to escape unseen and leaving one cop dead under questionable circumstances. A masterclass in the genre of cat and mouse thriller, director Christopher Nolan leaves no stone of tension unturned, most notably utilizing the remote Alaskan locations to create an ever-mounting sense of isolation. Williams also brings his A-game, feeding off Pacino’s performances and even surpassing the screen legend in more than one of Insomnia’s instant-classic scenes.

Dual (2022)

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Director: Riley Stearns

Cast: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Theo James, Beulah Koale

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 35m

Rotten Tomatoes: 70% (Critics), 62% (Audience)

After being diagnosed with cancer, Sarah (Karen Gillan) opts to have a clone of herself made to carry on after death. Bad news soon changes to good though and she learns her cancer has gone into remission. Given a new lease on life, Sarah attempts to have her clone destroyed, but the clone refuses. Ordered by the courts to engage in a duel to the death to see who gets to live her life, Sarah must train to compete against a genetically engineered super version of herself. A simple, yet creative idea masterfully executed by a stellar cast, Dual is a surefire win for anyone who loves sci-fi, action, or just an all-around good movie.

The Forgiven (2021)

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Director: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Christopher Abbott, Caleb Landry Jones, Ismael Kanater

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 57m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 57% (Audience)

Love, loss, sin, hate, and history all find a home in this steamy mystery. Setting out to a Moroccan desert villa at night in hopes of salvaging their failing marriage, David (Ralph Fiennes) and Jo Henninger (Jessica Chastain) accidentally kill a boy in a case of drunk driving. Hoping to cover up their crime, the couple take the body with them to the villa where their friend Richard Galloway (Matt Smith) convinces David to come clean to the police. The next day David goes with the boy’s father to bury him, leaving Jo behind. As the days progress, both Jo and David begin to suspect that the grieving father may be planning more than one funeral, and Richard may have known this all along.

Crimes of the Future (2022)

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Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman

Genre: Horror, Sci-fi

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 47m

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% (Critics), 50% (Audience)

From the brilliantly twisted mind that brought you A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, director/writer David Cronenberg presents what is perhaps his most disturbing story to date. Set in a near future where much of the world has become overrun with artificial materials, the next stage in human evolution has begun. Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) and his lover Caprice (Léa Seydoux) are performance artists. For their newest show they’ve decided to present the unusual changes Saul’s body has undergone. An absence of pain, extreme healing, and new pleasure centers have even gone so far as to change the experience of surgery into the new sex. A group of radical evolutionists aim to push the boundaries even further though. Tasked with infiltrating this dangerous group, Saul and Caprice must push their own boundaries, but as they change, so do their views, leaving them unsure which side is the right one.

Baby Boy (2001)

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Director: John Singleton

Cast: Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, Omar Gooding

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 10m

Rotten Tomatoes: 71% (Critics), 87% (Audience)

Venturing back to the neighborhoods and personalities that launched him to stardom, director/writer John Singleton tells the story of Baby Boy, a.k.a. Jody (Tyrese Gibson), a 20-something Black man wandering through life without any direction. Unemployed and still living at home with his mother despite having fathered two children from different women, Jody can’t seem to get his act together and become the adult everybody keeps begging him to be. Torn between the streets, or accepting his responsibilities, Jody must choose which way he wants his life to go before life chooses for him. Featuring an all-star cast and Singleton’s Oscar-winning ability to make L.A. stories brimming with authenticity, Baby Boy has earned itself the nod as a fan favorite.

Abandoned (2022)

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Director: Spencer Squire

Cast: Emma Roberts, Michael Shannon, John Gallagher Jr.

Genre: Horror

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 42m

Rotten Tomatoes: 20% (Critics), 33% (Audience)

Sara (Emma Roberts) and her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.) have decided to give up the city life and move to a remote farmhouse with their infant son. The idea of peace and quiet as an aid to healing is a long-held one, but for Sara it seems to be the worst choice. Left alone with her crying baby for hours at a time while Alex goes off on work, Sara is left to stew in her own thoughts. As strange things begin to happen around the house, the new mother is unsure whether it’s all in her mind or if something is out to get her. Working as an allegory for postpartum depression, Abandoned aims to show the debilitating pain, fear, and overall confusion millions of women go through every year.

Rosaline (2022)

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Director: Karen Maine

Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Kyle Allen, Isabela Merced, Emilia Clarke, Sean Teale, Minnie Driver, Christopher McDonald

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 36m

Rotten Tomatoes: 74% (Critics), 79% (Audience)

Finally recognizing the high school comedy potential of Shakespeare’s teenage love story, Romeo & Juliet, this modern retelling is by far the funniest interpretation to date. Romeo (Kyle Allen) oh Romeo, is apparently a jerk. Falling in love with Juliet (Isabela Merced) while still dating her cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever) has left a bad taste in the now ex-girlfriend’s mouth. Of course, that doesn’t mean Rosaline doesn’t want him back. Scheming to regain her one true love, Rosaline sets out to sabotage the new couple’s plans to elope by any means necessary. Scaling the vines of Juliet’s balcony and falling on her butt, making her gay friend court Juliet for a marriage neither want, and finally learning the true meaning of love only to have to undo all the screwups you made to begin with makes Rosaline a laugh out loud experience the whole family can enjoy.

Wyrm (2019)

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Director: Christopher Winterbauer

Cast: Theo Taplitz, Lulu Wilson, Jenna Ortega, Lukas Gage, Zane Austin, Azure Brandi, Ryan Alessi

Genre: Comedy

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 46m

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 71% (Audience)

Blending modern problems with the ever-present ones of puberty, Wyrm tells the story of middle school nerd Wyrm (Theo Taplitz) as he struggles to let go of his dinosaur-obsessed youth and venture into the world of adulthood. Things used to be simple, but ever since receiving his “first kiss collar”—a scarlet letter-esque accessory marking him as a kiss virgin for his school’s level-one sexuality requirement—he’s become even more withdrawn. Everywhere Wyrm looks, whether it’s his older sister working on her twerk, or classmates getting their collars popped at the bus stop, sex hounds Wyrm’s steps. Recalling the absurdity of Superbad, and the genuine insight of Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, Wyrm will make you laugh, cry, and cringe in a mix of emotions perfectly in sync with its hormone-addled topic.

Poetic Justice (1993)

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Director: John Singleton

Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Jenifer Lewis, Tyra Ferrell, Billy Zane

Genre: Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 49m

Rotten Tomatoes: 34% (Critics), 83% (Audience)

Aiming for the flip side of his hit debut film, Boyz n the Hood, which showed what it was like growing up as a Black man in L.A., writer/director John Singleton decided to tell the story of Justice (Janet Jackson), a young Black girl from South Central. Following the murder of her boyfriend Markell (Q-Tip), Justice sinks into depression. Worried about her friend, Iesha (Regina King) drags Justice along on a trip with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry) and his friend Lucky (Tupac Shakur). Annoyed at the obvious setup, Justice and Lucky argue at first, but quickly warm up to each other, sharing their painful secrets on what turns out to be a life-changing journey.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Dracula watches a friend hug his daughter

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Chris Parnell, Rob Riggle, Cee Lo Green, Jon Lovitz, Allen Covert

Genre: Comedy, Animated

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 31m

Rotten Tomatoes: 44% (Critics), 72% (Audience)

Joining Hulu streaming just in time for Halloween, this hilarious monster mashup is one the entire family can enjoy. Haunting, ghouling, scaring, and howling takes its toll on a monster, so when a big baddie wants to take a break from all that hard work, they plan a vacation to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) monsters-only Hotel Transylvania. This gathering is for a special occasion though, as it is Dracula’s daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. Bringing the who’s who of the monster world, the party seems to be going off without a hitch until an unwitting human named Johnny Loughran (Andy Samberg) crashes and falls in love with the birthday girl. Worried about what this means for his monsters-only hotel, Dracula sets out trying to dissuade the other monsters from warming to the annoyingly personable person in their midst.

Ghostbusters (1984)

The cast of the original Ghostbusters

Director: Ivan Reitman

Cast: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (Critics), 88% (Audience)

The Infiltrator (2016)

Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator.

Director: Brad Furman

Cast: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs

Genre: Drama, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 7m

Rotten Tomatoes: 71% (Critics), 70% (Audience)

Unplugging (2022)

A woman and a man sit at a bar.

Director: Debra Neil-Fisher

Cast: Matt Walsh, Eva Longoria, Lea Thompson, Isla Fisher, Keith David, Al Madrigal

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 34m

Rotten Tomatoes: 14% (Critics), 29% (Audience)

Wanting to save their marriage, Dan (Matt Walsh) and Jeanine (Eva Longoria) decide to go on a couple’s weekend retreat. Ditching all electronic devices to force more interaction, the two quickly find they’re out of their element and desperate to get back home. The only problem is without any of their devices they have no idea how to get home, or which direction home even is. Traveling on foot, hitchhiking, talking to strangers, and handling problems themselves, the two realize they’re experiencing the life they’d originally gone looking for, and how much they’d missed it.

Petite Maman (2021)

two girls sit side by side in petite maman.

Director: Céline Sciamma

Cast: Josephine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Margot Abascal, Stéphane Varupenne

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 12m

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

Harkening back to the golden age of French cinema, Petite Maman lets its breathtaking visuals and physical performances act as the vehicle for its storytelling. Nelly (Josephine Sanz), an eight-year-old French girl, has just lost her grandmother. While her parents work to clean out the house, Nelly goes off to play in the woods and meets a girl named Marion (Gabrielle Sanz). When it begins to rain the two girls retreat to Marion’s where Nelly admits she’s only visiting due to her loss. Marion responds that she too just lost her grandmother, and that her name was Nelly. Exploring the relationship between age, parents, and death, this twisting tale of mother meets daughter meets grandmother is made even more powerful by its cast’s stunning performance. Just be warned, it’s a tearjerker.

I Think We’re Alone Now (2018)

Elle Fanning in I Think We're Alone Now.

Director: Reed Morano

Cast: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Paul Giamatti, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Genre: Sci Fi

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 39m

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% (Critics), 39% (Audience)

After a worldwide apocalypse has wiped out most of humanity, Del (Peter Dinklage) has rebuilt his old town into a personal utopia. Content in his solitude, he is shocked one day to find Grace (Elle Fanning), a wanderer full of secrets that may hold the clue to why they both survived. Using mass extinction as an analogy for depression, fear, and self-isolation, I Think We’re Alone Now confronts the scars humanity has left on its characters while they search for a way to heal.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

A documentary about food waste by Anthony Bourdain.

Director: Anna Chai, Nari Kye

Cast: Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, Danny Bowien

Genre: Documentary

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 25m

Rotten Tomatoes: 100% (Critics), 76% (Audience)

One man’s garbage is another’s treasure, and apparently the same can be said for food in a country where up to 40 percent of food produced is thrown away. Documentarians Anna Chai and Nari Kye, along with some of the world’s top chefs, have decided to explore why that is, and what we can do to change it. Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, Danny Bowien, and more culinary geniuses practically scream at the screen as all the odd bits you throw away make their way into their kitchens. Highlighting the amazing transformations of these dirt cheap ingredients into Michelin star delicacies—while also shining a light on the harmful practices of a global food production market—Wasted! The Story of Food Waste secures itself as an important film everyone should try.

The Social Network (2010)

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 10m

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

Known for the ability to pry into the psyches of his film’s subjects, director David Fincher teams up with master scribe Aaron Sorkin to tackle the rise of one of contemporary history’s most polarizing figures. After Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is dumped by his girlfriend Erica (Rooney Mara), he sets out to humiliate her and all the girls who’ve shunned him by hacking into nearby colleges’ class photos and creating a website where the female coeds can be ranked by looks. As creepy as it is technologically impressive, it serves as the first example of Zuckerberg’s willingness to do whatever he deems necessary to achieve his goals. It also serves as the inspiration for Facebook. Hardly Mr. Popular, Zuckerberg increasingly sees success as a synonym for happiness, sacrificing all social connections and outward signs of humanity in pursuit of becoming the billion-dollar Facebook founder we know today.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Daniel Craig holsters his gun.

Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Walton Goggins

Genre: Sci-Fi, Western

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 58m

Rotten Tomatoes: 44% (Critics), 43% (Audience)

Children of Men (2006)

Clive Owens in the movie Children of Men.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Charlie Hunnam

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 49m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 85% (Audience)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Owen Wilson in a cowboy hat on the couch.

Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 49m

Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

On the Count of Three (2021)

Two friends sit and eat at a diner.

Director: Jerrod Carmichael

Cast: Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Haddish, Henry Winkler, Lavell Crawford, J.B. Smoove

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 26m

Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 76% (Audience)

Just Go with It (2011)

Adam Sandler on the set of Just Go With It.

Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Bailee Madison, Brooklyn Decker, Nick Swardson

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 55m

Rotten Tomatoes: 19% (Critics), 59% (Audience)

Cosmopolis (2012)

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis.

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel,

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 48m

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (Critics), 31% (Audience)

Further separating himself from the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson tackles the role of twentysomething billionaire, Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), in this adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel of the same name. Setting out in his state-of-the-art mobile office, commodities mogul Eric doesn’t plan on missing a moment of work on the way to his weekly haircut. Things quickly go awry as more and more detours are thrust upon him, and Manhattan traffic grinds to a halt. Dropping in on various aspects of his life such as his wife in a taxi, female escorts in a hotel, a hopeful rapper in an elevator, and his traveling doctor in his limo, we gain a full picture of just who Packer is and how he’s lived his life. It’s the news of an assassination plot though that forces Packer himself to question his choices. Potentially facing death, Packer comes to two options: live and change, or die and let the wounds he’s inflicted on so many begin to heal.

Blast From the Past (1999)

A couple holds each other and smiles.

Director: Hugh Wilson

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley 

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 51m

Rotten Tomatoes: 58% (Critics), 56% (Audience)

Brendan Fraser may finally be making his return to a leading role in the upcoming film The Whale, but thanks to Hulu streaming he was never truly gone. The year was 1962 when American scientist, Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) spotted a fireball streaming across the night’s sky towards his house. Assuming the Cold War had finally heated up, he locked himself and his pregnant wife, Helen (Sissy Spacek), in their underground bomb shelter. With supplies to last 35 years, and an automatic time lock keeping them from leaving, the Webbers celebrated the birth of their son, Adam (Brendan Fraser), underground. Raised in the culture of 1962, from music, to manners, Adam is in for a hard shock when supplies run out and his parents send him topside to the year 1995. Hilariously awkward, as well as genuinely fascinating, the concept of time travel from a social perspective is poked and prodded in every conceivable way. The world and its people have changed a lot, and Blast from the Past is a fun excuse to see just how much.

Cast Away (2000)

Tom Hanks on an abandoned island in the movie Cast Away.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 23m

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Critics), 84% (Audience)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Charlie Hunam in King Arthur.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana

Genre: Fantasy, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 6m

Rotten Tomatoes: 31% (Critics), 69% (Audience) 

Detroit (2017)

Four men in suits on the set of Detroit (2017).

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Cast: Will Poulter, John Boyega, Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie

Genre: Drama, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 24m

Rotten Tomatoes: 82% (Critics), 79% (Audience)

Spiderman 1–3

Spiderman fighting Doc Ock.

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Stan Lee, J.K. Simmons, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks, Aasif Mandvi, Daniel Dae Kim,

Genre: Superhero, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: Various

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Critics), 82% (Audience)

Source Code (2011)

Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code.

Director: Duncan Jones

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Genre: Sci-i, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 33m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 82% (Audience)

Underappreciated and perfectly executed, Source Code tells the story of Army pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he works to solve a train bombing that’s already occurred. Transported back through a victim’s memory, Stevens must repeat the horrible incident eight minutes at a time, exploding repeatedly until he finishes his mission. Even with the explosion foregone, Source Code’s brilliant writing cranks up the tension using personal stakes. As more of the mystery unfolds, Stevens becomes more and more invested in the passengers he’s come to know. Driven by an urge for revenge as much as preventing another bombing, Gyllenhaal delivers a top-notch performance and proves once again that he’s one of the best script pickers in the game.

Pretty Woman (1990)

Julia Roberts in a bathtub and listening to a walkman.

Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Héctor Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo, Alex Hyde-White

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 5m

Rotten Tomatoes: 65% (Critics), 68% (Audience)

The film that launched Julia Roberts’ career and an important milestone in the evolution of female characters, Pretty Woman is above all a DAMN good movie. Created as a modern reimagining of the Cinderella story, L.A. hooker Vivian (Julia Roberts) meets her prince charming in a wealthy customer named Edward (Richard Gere). Accustomed to the lonely luxury of corporate America, Edward finds himself oddly charmed by the simple yet charismatic working girl. Stuck in town for business and tired of being badgered by boring socialite women, Edward hires Vivian to pretend to be his girlfriend. Bathed in luxury she’s never even dreamed of, Vivian gets used to the good life. As their arrangement starts to end their relationship blooms, causing both to wonder if they can ever return to the lives they had before. Hilarious, romantic, and heartwarming, Pretty Woman—considered one of the greatest scripts of all time—nabbed Roberts an Oscar nod for Best Actress and cemented itself as an all-time classic.

Prey (2022)

a woman fights an alien.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Dakota Beavers, Julian Black Antelope, Stefany Mathias, Michelle Thrush

Genre: Sci-fi, Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 39m

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 83% (Audience)

Based in the same monster survival universe as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1980s hit Predator, Prey takes a very different approach to avoiding death at the hands of an alien killing machine. The year is 1719, and a young Comanche healer named Naru (Amber Midthunder) has just witnessed a strange light falling from the sky. The next day while out on a hunt with her brother and fellow tribesmen, Naru has the misfortune of finding out just what caused that mysterious light. Trapped and unable to defend her friends and family, Naru is forced to watch as the entirety of her hunting party is slaughtered by a single assailant. Avoiding the common mistakes of most sequels/prequels, Prey introduces a new world to a loved universe. Keeping the lore set up in the original, the differences Prey adds—such as pre-industrial weapons and family dynamics—builds on the already top-tier action while bolstering character development. Fans of the Governator’s 1987 film can relax and rejoice, because this one’s a winner.

Not Okay (2022)

A man and woman stare into each others eyes.

Director: Quinn Shephard

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Mia Isaac, Nadia Alexander

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 40m

Rotten Tomatoes: 74% (Critics), 64% (Audience)

Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) isn’t exactly Ms. Popularity. Desperate to change that fact and impress her crush/coworker Colin (Dylan O’Brien), she fakes a trip to Paris. Hiding out in her Brooklyn apartment with little more than junk food and a goal, Danni sets about photoshopping herself into the French city and posting the work to social media. An ill-timed fake, however, puts her at an attraction moments before a disaster, forcing her to either admit the lie or lean into it for further fame.  Using Emily in Paris vibes to lure its audience in this dark comedy quickly turns to its more serious subject of mental health and social media, offering an engaging and entertaining watch in an unlikely package. Don’t sleep, Not Okay is just another home run for Hulu exclusives.

The Cursed (2021)

a woman sits before a cross.

Director: Sean Ellis

Cast: Alistair Petrie, Boyd Holbrook, Amelia Crouch, Kelly Reilly, Áine Rose Daly, Roxane Duran

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 55m

Rotten Tomatoes: 73% (Critics), 54% (Audience)

Scrap the social commentary, dark comedy, and pop culture references, The Cursed is the kind of pure horror that will keep even the bravest up at night. Strange occurrences have been plaguing a small village in 18th century France. At first thought to be a string of animal attacks the condition of the victims continues to grow ever more brutal until eventually a child goes missing. Desperate to find the boy alive the village strings together an armed mob to hunt down the animal. Things don’t go quite to plan though, and the mob soon finds its numbers whittling down. As the hunters become the hunted, the remaining survivors must fight desperately to find out what kind of monster is pursuing them if they’re to have any hopes of survival.

All My Friends Hate Me (2021)

Friends sit and chat.

Director: Andrew Gaynord

Cast: Tom Stourton, Georgina Campbell, Antonia Clarke, Dustin Demri-Burns, Charly Clive, Joshua McGuire

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 34m

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Critics), 65% (Audience)

Taking social anxieties a global audience can understand and mixing it with British dark comedy, All My Friends Hate Me is one of the most unique ha-ha-horrors in recent memory. Returning to his hometown after being gone for years, Pete (Tom Stourton) sets about organizing a reunion for his 31st birthday. As the group of besties try to reignite old times, Pete begins to worry about his place in the group. Odd behaviors soon overshadow the familiar, making Pete sure that not only is he trapped in a house with people he barely recognizes, but his life may be in danger. Tearing the classic growing up and growing apart crises into hilarious little tatters, All My Friends Hate Me earns its spot amongst other social comedy greats such as Birdman and The Lobster.

Filth (2013)

James McAvoy in 'Filth' movie

Director: Jon S. Baird

Cast: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Joanne Froggatt, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (Critics), 67% (Audience)

The Princess (2022)

the princess joey king holds a bloody sword

Director: Le-Van Kiet

Cast: Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, Ngô Thanh Vân

Genre: Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 34m

Rotten Tomatoes: 60% (Critics), 43% (Audience)

There are some people who think calling a film gory, action packed, and simple is a bad thing, but director Le-Van Kiet isn’t one of them. Leaning into the idea that you can never have too much of a good thing, The Princess reimagines the classic damsel in distress story to bring back the 1980s-style action Hollywood has been missing. After the defiant Princess (Joey King) turns down the proposal of a cruel noble named Julius (Dominic Cooper) she is kidnapped and locked away in a tower while her family is taken hostage. Determined to save her loved ones and get revenge, The Princess sets out like a one-woman wrecking ball running through soldiers, chopping off heads, and defying gravity more than a few times. Harkening back to the “so bad it’s good” action films he grew up with, Kiet is more than happy to make fun of his passion project, punching it full of cheesy one-liners and ridiculous stunts that make this a true thoroughbred of the genre.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Dev Patel looks at something in the distance.

Director: Danny Boyle

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 90% (Audience)

Back when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was TV’s biggest show, writing it into a movie seemed like little more than a gimmick. Slumdog Millionaire quickly proved that theory wrong. Born in the harsh slums of Mumbai, 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) does the seemingly impossible by answering every question on the game show correctly. Accused of cheating, Jamal recounts his life through a series of flashbacks, shedding light on how he obtained the knowledge to go from “gutter scum” to India’s newest millionaire. A heartbreaking tale of love, betrayal, gangsters, and perseverance propelled the struggles of a largely overlooked sector of India’s population into the world’s view and earned the film 10 Oscar nominations. Slumdog Millionaire has managed to outlive the game show that inspired it, remaining one of the highest rated films of the past two decades.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Stanley Tucci holds a dress up to Anne Hathaway.

Director: David Frankel

Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Adrian Grenier

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 49m

Rotten Tomatoes: 75% (Critics), 76% (Audience)

Flying its chick-flick flag proudly while dodging the connotations that go with such a categorization, The Devil Wears Prada manages a win on every level of filmmaking. Recent college grad Andy (Anne Hathaway) has just landed a spot at Runway magazine. Far from her dream job, Andy decides to put up with the fashion mag in hopes of using it as a launching point for a career in “serious journalism.” Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), Runway’s editor-in-chief, quickly changes Andy’s mind though, transforming her into a mirror image of herself: glamorous, powerful, and lonely. Exploring the friction female ambition and professionalism often creates with more traditional ideas of beauty and relationships, The Devil Wears Prada makes fun of a serious dilemma without dumbing it down. Hathaway’s every-girl charm paired with Streep’s Oscar-winning acting make this guilty pleasure one everyone can enjoy.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Rami Malek on stage as Freddie Mercury.

Director: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher

Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

Genre: Music, Biopic

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 14m

Rotten Tomatoes: 60% (Critics), 85% (Audience)

With enough pageantry for a Broadway play packed into every concert, this biopic didn’t have to work too hard to bring the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and the band’s rise to the big screen. The year is 1970 and Heathrow baggage handler Farrokh Bulsara has just decided to join up as the lead vocalist of a local band. Changing his name to Freddie Mercury and the group’s to Queen, their first studio album succeeds in catching the attention of Elton John’s manager, John Reid (Aidan Gillen). Following Freddie’s leadership, the band records what Mercury describes as his “masterpiece,” a massive rock-opera titled Bohemian Rhapsody. Panned by critics, battling his own sexuality, and caught in a relationship he no longer feels he can commit to, Freddie turns back to his music to guide him through. Bolstered by an uncanny performance from Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody truly is a journey back in time for any Queen fan.

Spree (2020)

Joe Keery sits behind the wheel with a passenger.

Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko

Cast: Joe Keery, Joshua Ovalle, Frankie Grande, John DeLuca, David Arquette

Genre: Horror

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 33m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 61% (Audience)

Stepping away from his role in Stranger Things, Joe Keery is the opposite of charming in this found footage-style horror. Kurt Kunkle (Keery) is obsessed with internet fame and isn’t about to let the small fact of having nearly zero followers get in his way. Concocting a terrifying plan to bolster his viewership, Kurt outfits his rideshare app car with cameras and puts his plan into drive. Greasing down his signature locks, Keery proves he has far more range than simply hunky high schooler. Deranged, desperate, and creepy as hell, this performance piece is a must-watch for fans of the actor, or anybody enticed by the prospect of a horror pulled straight from Uber Killer headlines.

Independence Day (1996)

An alien spaceship hovers over the white house.

Director: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Margaret Colin

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 25m

Rotten Tomatoes: 67% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

Considered the film that revived the disaster genre, Independence Day imagines what would happen if Earth was targeted by aliens for complete annihilation. Two days before July 4th, 1996, U.S. Marine Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) is supposed to be enjoying some well-earned vacation time with his girlfriend Jasmine (Vivica A. Fox). Instead, he’s called away after alien spaceships appear over every major city on earth. With the space monsters’ motives clear, it’s up to Hiller, the president, and a crack team of scientists to find a way to stop the invading creatures. Full of high-flying action, explosions, and that classic ’90s Will Smith that everyone loved, Independence Day is the kind of blockbuster best enjoyed with a big screen and even bigger speakers. 

Insidious (2010)

A man kneels alongside a woman and there's a bloody handprint in the back.

Director: James Wan

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

Genre: Horror

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 43m

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (Critics), 62% (Audience)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Al Pacino stands next to Jamie Foxx, who wears football gear.

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Al Pacino, Jamie Fox, Cameron Diaz, LL Cool J

Genre: Sport, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 52% (Critics), 73% (Audience)

No matter how many football movies you’ve seen before, you’ve never watched anything like Any Given Sunday. Coming in towards the end of a rough season, the Miami Sharks—a once great football team—are struggling to make the league playoffs. Veteran coach Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino) is on the hot seat with the new owner Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), and to make matters worse, both the starting and backup QB have just been injured. Refusing to give up, coach D’Amato puts in third-string quarterback Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx) and prays for a miracle. It’s this pairing between Pacino and Foxx that deserves the bulk of the credit for making Any Given Sunday the high-octane flick it is. The pair’s honest performances transform interesting characters into captivating ones, while legendary director Oliver Stone explores both the personal and professional toils of a high contact sport. Aggressive and thrilling, Any Given Sunday isn’t a movie you watch, it’s one you experience. So, if you’re looking for a movie that puts you right on the gridiron, then look no further than this heart-pounder.

School Daze (1988)

School Daze

Director: Spike Lee

Cast: Spike Lee, Laurence Fishburne, Tisha Campbell, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison

Genre: Comedy, Musical

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 54m

Rotten Tomatoes: 57% (Critics), 79% (Audience)

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)

Good Luck to You Leo Grande Emma Thompson sitting by the bed

Fire Island (2022)

boden yang and others sing

Director: Andrew Ahn

Cast: Joel Kim Booster, Conrad Ricamora, Zane Phillips, Bowen Yang, James Scully, Margaret Cho

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (Critics), 78% (Audience)

The gay rom com of the summer is officially on Hulu. Going back to the sunny oasis of New York’s Fire Island, friends Noah (Joel Kim Booster), Howie (Bowen Yang), Keegan (Tomas Matos), and Max (Torian Miller) arrive for the traditional group vacay. Desperate to find love himself, but swearing to only do so after best friend, Howie, lands a man, Noah does everything in his power to fan the flames of his BFF’s sudden summer love interest, Charlie (James Scully). Bringing the culture to the screen with unabashed truth, Fire Island shows the good and bad of the gay dating scene and creates a bromance comedy minus the bros that will last for the ages… Or at least to the hopeful sequel.

GameStop: Rise of the Players (2022)

Gamestop with guy in front of it with a thumbs up sign

The American (2010)

george clooney on a motorcycle with a gun

Masterminds (2016)


Director: Jared Hess

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Jason Sudeikis

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 35m

Rotten Tomatoes: 34% (Critics), 35% (Audience)

Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Jason Sudeikis dream-team it up in this brilliantly idiotic telling of the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery. After being caught on tape stealing nearly 19 million dollars, David Scott Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) flees to Mexico, using the name of real-life hitman Michael McKinney, whom he met once, as his alias. The true mastermind of the operation, Steve Eugene Chambers (Owen Wilson) had planned on simply keeping the loot and letting David rot below the border, but when he gets word that both the FBI and Interpol are after his old partner he makes plans to have the real Michael McKinney (Jason Sudeikis) do what he does best.

Reign Over Me (2007)

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Deep Water (2022)

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Prisoners (2013)


Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Hugh Jackman; Jake Gyllenhaal; Viola Davis; Maria Bello; Terrence Howard; Melissa Leo; Paul Dano

Genre: Thriller, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 13m

Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Critics), 87% (Audience)

Before he was trapezing sunny sand dunes with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, director Denis Villeneuve was making his name in the shadows with two other Hollywood big shots. Telling the story of a father (Hugh Jackman) trying to find his kidnapped daughter, and the Detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) investigating, this 2013 thriller managed to float under most people’s radars despite being pure heat. Favoring psychological tension, masterful pacing, and the truly great performances of Jackman, Gyllenhaal, and the always creepy Paul Dano over jump-screams and special effects, Prisoners worms its way into your mind to deliver a film of nightmarish thrills. If you’re looking for a movie that keeps scaring well beyond its screen time then look no further because Hulu has got what you need.

Looper (2012)

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Nightmare Alley (2021)

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Fresh (2022)

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Spencer (2021)

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Director: Pablo Larraín

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Amy Manson, Richard Sammel

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 57m

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% (Critics), 52% (Audience)

Like day-old Burger King, the story of England’s royalty, in particular, the implosion of Princess Diana’s and Prince Charles’s marriage has been reheated more times than I’d like to count. Princess in Love (1996), Diana (2013), Whatever Love Means (2005), and The Crown (2016-) have all taken a broadly historical approach to the eventual crumbling of one of the world’s most famous matrimonies. Spencer, however, chooses a different route. The year is 1991, and the royal family is headed to the Queen’s residence to celebrate Christmas. Rumors of the Prince’s extra-marital affairs have turned Diana’s (Kristen Stewart) and Charles’s (Jack Farthing) relationship into a charade meant to uphold the crown’s public appearance.

Crush (2022)

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Mother/Android (2021)

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Director: Mattson Tomlin

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith, Raúl Castillo

Genre: Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 50m

If you love zombie flicks but are sick of zombie flicks, Mother/Android has everything you need. Mankind has outdone itself in creating A.I., entrusting the machines to carry out the dirty tasks for the best price—about free-fitty. That cost grows exponentially though when one night the robots turn on their masters. Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) is pregnant with her boyfriend, Sam’s (Algee Smith) child during the uprising and they quickly escape to the woods. Hearing of a human haven in Boston, the couple set out on a harrowing adventure. Sneaking, running, and fighting every step of the way in hopes of reaching the stronghold in time to give birth and secure a future for their child, the couple are pushed to their limits. Unlike your standard zombie scare fare, Mother/Android ups the stakes by making the pack of metal and wire killers alarmingly intelligent, and gives them a few other tricks guaranteed to not only keep you guessing, but entertained.

Snakehead (2021)

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Kusama: Infinity (2018)

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Unstoppable (2010)

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Pig (2021)

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Swan Song (2021)

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Director: Todd Stephens

Cast: Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie

Genre: Comedy, Biopic

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Critics), 80% (Audience)

Hustlers (2019)


Director: Lorene Scafaria

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, Julia Stiles

Genre: Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 50m

Rotten Tomatoes: 87% (Critics), 65% (Audience)

Monsters and Men (2018)

Monsters and Men (2018)

Vacation Friends (2021)

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Director: Clay Tarver

Cast: John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner, Yvonne Orji

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime:  1h47

Rotten Tomatoes: 71% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

I, Tonya (2017)

I Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale

Genre: Biopic, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% (Critics), 88% (Audience)

If mafia-style kneecapping and lace-clad figure skaters are too crazy an image for you to conjure in your mind, don’t. Just watch I, Tonya. This so-insane-you-can’t-believe-it’s-real, real-life story of a gold medal hopeful/Ice Queen with a killer triple axel, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) begins with a little girl too poor to buy skating equipment. Skip to the future and Tonya is one of the best figure skaters in the world. She’s also still dirt poor with an abusive mother, an abusive husband, and her only chance of escaping is slipping away because the judges that pick the Olympic team don’t like her. This isn’t a sob story drama though, it’s a comedy. Sebastian Stan and Paul Walter Hauser create one of the funniest and dumbest duos film has seen in years, while Bobby Cannavale brings his oblivious brand of dry-humor to new heights as a news reporter trying to wrap his head around the rise and fall of one of America’s most polarizing sports figures of the past century. You don’t have to care about skating, the Olympics, or even Tonya Harding to love this film. You just have to be ready to laugh.

The Binge (2021)

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Director: Jeremy Garelick

Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Vince Vaughn, Grace Van Dien, Eduardo Franco, Dexter Darden

Genre: Comedy

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: 1h 38m

Rotten Tomatoes: 22% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

If The Purge meets American Pie 2 sounds like a must-watch, or at least a weird enough movie to check out then welcome to The Binge. In a near-future where all drugs and alcohol are banned except for one day a year known as the binge, three high school friends, Griffin (Skyler Gisondo), Andrew (Eduardo Franco), and Hags (Dexter Darden) set out to create an insane night of memories and meet up with Griffin’s lifelong crush Lena (Grace Van Dien). The binge quickly turns out to be more than the three can handle as drugs, violence, parties, experienced bingers, and Lena’s father, Principle Carleson (Vince Vaughn) send the boys spiraling down a fast track of hilarious life lessons. Filling the recent void of teen comedies, The Binge checks off all the genre must-haves and delivers enough new laughs to keep you surprised and feeling nostalgic all at the same time.

La La Land (2016)

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Together Together (2021)

Together Together Hulu

Director: Nikole Beckwith

Cast: Patti Harrison, Ed Helms, Tig Notaro, Evan Jonigkeit, Anna Konkle, Sufe Bradshaw

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 30m

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

American Animals (2018)

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Summer of Soul (2021)

Summer of Soul

Director: Questlove

Cast: Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock

Genre: Documentary

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 57m

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (Critics), 100% (Audience)

False Positive (2021)

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Come True (2020)


Director: Anthony Scott Burns

Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Skylar RadzionGenre: Sci-Fi

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 86% (Critics), 63% (Audience)

Plan B (2021)

Plan B movie 2021

Director: Natalie Morales

Cast: Kuhoo Verma, Victoria Moroles, Michael Provost

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 47m

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

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