Hulu is mostly known for streaming current television (and of course, a few of their original shows). But, what many movie lovers still don’t know is its surprisingly extensive library of movies, all free to subscribers. With movies from almost all genres, there are many classic movies in this streaming service that are worth watching. Lucky for you, we have created a list of such movies to help you start streaming right away.
Here are 7 must-watch movies on Hulu:
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Steven Spielberg completing a project that was originally conceived by Stanley Kubrick may seem like a great moment in movie history. However, when the movie was released back in the day, fans were divided. Today, the movie has become a genre masterpiece. The plot is about David, an artificial boy longing to be real. If you haven’t seen the movie for some time, now is the right time to revisit it. The movie’s representation of the impactful climate change and the role of technology in our lives will certainly feel relatable now.
Chasing Amy (1997)
Yes, you heard it right. Back in the ’90s, this movie was nicknamed as the “Ben Affleck falls in love with a lesbian” movie. Though the plot is pretty much that, Chasing Amy is more about love than just sexual politics. It explores the male insecurity in finding love and maintaining it and other human emotions. The movie is a wonderfully crafted rom-com with a bittersweet ending.
Chicken Run (2000)
If you are looking for precious, quality family films on Hulu, then you should definitely try out this 2000 hit from Peter Lord and Nick Park. The movie shares a similar to prison break movies. But, this time it is the chickens who will be breaking out. Besides that, the movie also held the title for the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film for almost 20 years now.
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Speaking of prison break movies, here is one that is an all-time classic from the genre. Escape from Alcatraz is about three men who try to escape from the maximum-security prison at Alcatraz. The impenetrable federal prison was broken only once and the three men were never to be heard of again.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Don’t mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you’ll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.
Let the Right One In (2008)
This one will surely not be your first choice for a romantic movie on Hulu. However, there is something about Let the Right One In that makes it romantic and sweet from all the other movies. Yes, the flick is about a little boy and a little girl vampire and it’s a little spooky at times. But, no one will ever deny how sweet it is for this movie to present the beloved as the ultimate protector for her lover.
Fever Pitch (2005)
You might know Jimmy Fallon only as the host of The Tonight Show, he also had his luck tried in movies. Fever Pitch is one of his best works. This charming adaptation of a Nick Horny book has Fallon paired with Drew Barrymore and a wonderful story that is relevant even today.