Even though Hulu had some rough patches initially, it is quietly becoming one of the top streaming players in the past few years. The streaming service has some of the best quality TV shows and movies to offer. Here are a few of the best movies that are currently available on Hulu.
They Came Together
From the first look, They Came Together may feel like a sweet romcom. However, it is more of an absurdist take of the romantic comedy genre. Don’t confuse it for a parody. The movie does have a storyline similar to any other romantic comedy. But, t does not shy away from making fun of the various tropes that make up those types of films. Starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in the lead roles, the movie is directed by David Wain and penned by him and Michael Showalter.
Tim Burton is known for his whimsical and fantastically dark movies. Even though each of his movies is unique and memorable, it was 2003’s big Fish that really caught everyone’s attention. The movie is about a dying man telling his son, his life story. Burton made the movie in the immediate wake of his father’s death. This adds emotional heft to the movie that resonates with the audience very well. In a series of flashbacks, it is shown that the father in the movie goes on a series of fantastical adventures. What out for the ending though. It is a real tear-jerker.
The Adventures of Tintin
When it comes to trying out new technology in cinema, Steven Spielberg is the man. In 2011, he introduced the first motion-captured animated film The Adventures of Tintin. The comic-book adaptation of the beloved character went on to become the first non-Pixar movie to win the Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature Film. The movie is super fun to watch and you will be amazed to see how much detailing they have done for this movie’s animation.
You might know filmmaker Adam Wingard as the director of the recent movie Godzilla vs Kong. Before he started making titans fight each other, the director made a thrilling home invasion movie. A young woman goes to meet her boyfriend’s family at their family’s vacation home. However, things take a sweeping turn when a bunch of masked attackers infiltrated the house. If you are a fan of horror action thrillers then this is your pick.
Young Adult is a comedy-drama that has Charlize Theron playing the role of a divorced, alcoholic ghostwriter for a series of young adult novels. She goes back to her hometown and gets back into a relationship with her high school boyfriend. The only problem is that he is married now. What makes Young Adult special is the awesome blend of cringeworthy comedy and heartbreaking drama. Just to be fair, keep in mind that the movie is not for everyone. But, if you find the movie to be entertaining, then it is going to be an awesome treat.
Palm Springs is one of the best latest addition to the Hulu original movie category. Why?! Well, the truth is, the less you know about it the better the movie will be. Just go and watch this romantic comedy without even the faintest idea about the plot. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play the role of two individuals who want to escape from their existence and end up stuck together in what seems like forever. The movie is sharp, sweet, and extremely funny in many ways. It will be one of the most thoughtful flicks you will see in recent years.
Sorry to Bother You
Written and directed by Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is about a young black man who becomes a wiz at telemarketing when he puts on a ‘white voice’. With too much success coming his way, he starts to compromise on his basic values. The ones that made him who he really is. This movie is strong in its satire on race, art, masculinity, and capitalism. However, it does not forgets to be hilarious and even complete bonkers from time to time.
Crawl is undoubtedly the most surprising hit of all the movies on this list. The plot of the movie is about a college athlete swimmer named Haley, who comes to check on his estranged father when there is a Category 5 hurricane going on. She finds her father unconscious and tries to rescue him. But, little did she know that there are hungry gators surrounding them. The movie is thrill-packed, with a lot of tense and fun moments. The masterful compositions and direction from Alexandre Aja make this movie a unique viewing experience.
Released in 1999, Galaxy Quest is undoubtfully a brilliant comedy and one worth rewatching. A group of washed-up actors from a decade-old, Star Trek-like TV show is living on their past glory days. They are abducted by aliens who believe that the old TV episodes are actually ‘historical documents’ and actors are real space heroes. They want these ‘galactic warriors’ to help them save their planet from a villainous threat. Filled with chaos and comedy, the movie is really good for a fun-filled movie time.
Something’s Gotta Give
Movies by Nancy Meyers are meant to make us feel good. They are sweet and nice. Written and directed by Meyers, Something’s Gotta Give is just that. The romantic comedy follows a successful playwright who has to look after her daughter’s much older boyfriend after he suffers a heart attack. Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson play the lead characters who eventually end up attracted to each other. If you are looking for a feel-good movie, then this one will be a good pick for you.
Nomadland is one of the biggest gems you will find in Hulu. The movie went on to become the 2020 Best Picture winner at the Oscars. After the great recession in America, many have lost their homes and life’s savings. Fern is one among those people who take up the life of a nomad, living in a van and moving across the American West. The movie never romanticizes Fern’s circumstances and does not glorify the American-dream propaganda. The great element of story-telling in this movie is that it is true to its central theme. Add that to Zhao’s brilliant direction and McDormand’s brilliant performance, and you will have a remarkable movie.