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What to Watch: The Best Movies on Hulu Right Now

In 2018 Hulu received 27 Emmy nominations, and in 2020 Hulu’s subscriber base has grown by 3 million subscribers to their channel. They are serious contenders when it comes to streaming services. They offer great movies and series for free and paid streaming, and with great options to choose from it’s no wonder they have grown rapidly and continue to do so the past few years. 

We compiled a list of the best movies available for streaming on Hulu that should be on your watch list, in this list there is something for everyone.

Palm Springs

One of the best romantic comedies of 2020, this Hulu original movie has lots of twists and turns. Two people are stuck with each other, without an escape, and being stuck together makes them realise they enjoy each other’s company and need each other. This film is a fun, feel good watch that anyone will enjoy. The cast is J.K. Simmons, Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg.

Knocked Up

A deeply funny movie about two strangers, meeting at a bar and after too many drinks have a one nightstand. Their story should have ended there, however they fall pregnant and are now faced with a baby on the way, not really knowing each other. This film is all about the struggle of both expectant parents and trying to build on a relationship before their baby comes. With a great cast like Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, viewers will not regret watching Knocked Up.

The Prestige

This film is set in the 19th century and shows how a friendship turns into rivalry when two magicians battle to have the best and ultimate magic act. This movie is a compelling film to watch as the emphasis is set on obsession, priorities and devotion. Casting members are Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and Andy Serkis.

Superbad

One of the most iconic and hilarious movies of the 21st century, Superbad is about a highschool friendship, the anxiety of teenagers and growing up. This story is relatable and makes audiences feel good. What makes it even better is the amazing casting members, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone and Michael Cera. This is a great, fun movie to add on your watchlist.

Instant Family

A modern married couple decided to adopt three foster siblings. This movie is intriguing as viewers see the struggles and benefits of adopting and adapting with foster children. A funny, heartwarming movie that will have audiences fall in love with this family. Casting members are Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Isabela Merced.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the last movie in this great trilogy. This movie is all about the struggles of leadership, love, friendship, hard choices and sacrifice. This movie is enjoyable for adults and children. It is fun, bittersweet and heartwarming. Casting members include Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Cate Blanchett.

Bumblebee

An adventurous film about everyone’s favorite Transformer, Bumblebee. This film is charming and sweet, however action packed. A teen and her car needs to save the world for endangering forces. Bumblebee is set in the 1980s in America and watchers follow a heartwarming friendship between machine and humans. Casting members are Hailee Steinfield, John Cena and Angela Bassett.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

This film is set in New Zealand and it is full of humor and heartwarming scenes. This story follows a fostered boy taken in by two people that needs him to help each other. Casting members are Sam Neill and Julian Dennison.

Ingrid Goes West

Audrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and Wyatt Russell star in this hilarious and moving film. Ingrid Goes West is about an unstable woman that is obsessed with an Instagram model, moves to California to meet Taylor Sloane to become her best friend. The plot has lots of twists and turns making it interesting and fascinating. The unfulfilled life of social media influencers and fixated social media users are highlighted in this film as it has been described as hilarious, sad and terrifying.

Heathers

A high school drama-comedy of teens that is part of the most popular click in school and wants to escape. Watchers explore the classical, murky, murder film as friends turn on each other and hides their truths. We see the influence of social hierarchy and how teenagers experience highschool. Casting members include Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty.

The Prince of Egypt

The story of Moses and his brothers’ rivalry for the throne as well as their struggles to freedom from the Jewish people. This story is honest and is filled with great animation and music. The Prince of Egypt film is perfect for adults and children. Casting members are Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Free Solo

Free Solo is an Oscar winning film and is about a climber attempting to climb El Capitan without special equipment, a partner or rope. Dangerous and breathtaking this film shines a light on mortality, humanity and what life is actually about. This documentary is intriguing and astonishing.

Mud

This film is about a man trying to escape his past and the authorities. Two boys stumble across this vigilante and need to learn how to be adults at such a young age while trying to get redemption for Mud as well as the story that haunts him. This film is great with all the drama and turns. Casting members are Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan and Sam Shepard.

The Sisters Brothers

A fresh western movie about two brothers that are hired to kill a prospector which has a formula for mining gold. This film sparks a whole lot of emotions as it is funny and strange and serious all at the same time. The Sisters Brothers has an amazing cast composed of Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhall and John C. Reilly.

The Skeleton Twins

This award winning film is about family and their struggles with life. Two depressed siblings try to mend their broken lives and relationships. This film shines a light on mental illness and suicide. Please note, that it’s not as somber as it sounds and there are some funny bits to lift one’s spirit. This film has great casting members like Kristen Wiig, Bill Harder and Luke Wilson.

Booksmart

Best friends Molly and Amy are graduating highschool without ever partying or breaking any rules. They decide to show classmates that they can be exciting and fun and still be super smart, overachieving girls. Funny, heartwarming and relatable this movie is a must watch. Casting members include Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel.

A Simple Favor

With a great cast this seductive story is one to witness. This comedy, thriller film is twisty and entertaining. Two women meet and become friends, the one mysterious woman goes missing and look into the investigation and events unfolding after the disappearance. Dark, nail biting, and wildly intriguing. Casting members are Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding. 

Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman

Based on a true story about a professor at Harvard University that writes the story and creates the character of Wonder Woman based on a student. This film is set in the 1920’ and 30’s where polymorous love affairs are frowned upon and the professor’s character and stories are questioned. A great story about feminism and complex drama. Casting members are Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote.

Portrait of a Lay on Fire

A stirring romance that follows a seductive affair. It is a fascinating, poetic, lovely movie that highlights the true love between two women in an era that it is forbidden. Watchers will be fixated to their screens as this great cast portrait this love story with brilliance.

Support the Girls

Support the Girls is a funny, indie movie about  women waitresses and their manager trying to get the support and respect they deserve. The film is set in a sports bar and emphasises the challenges of employees in the service industry. Viewers will get to know and fall in love with the characters. An amazing, unpredictable film that highlights the struggle of women in modern day life. Casting members are Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson and James LeGros.

Parasite

A cinematic, twisted film about a squatting Korean family that discovers that they can con their way into the lives of a very wealthy family by faking as knowledgeable employees. This film is truly a masterpiece from start to finish with all its twists and turns. It shines a light on class differences and income inequality. This film is something to behold as it received four Oscars. Casting members include Sang Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun and Cho Yoen Jeong.

Rocketman

An enticing story of Elton John’s childhood, career and success. We see his struggles with substance abuse, finding himself as a performer and coming to terms with his sexuality. A great film that is upthere with Bohemian Rhapsody. Cast members are Richard Madden, Jamie Bell and Taron Egerton.

Crawl

In Florida a hurricane hits and a woman and her father gets stuck in their house. Crocodiles come to hunt them and their struggle to survive not only the hurricane but the creatures stalking them is nail biting. One of the best creature films made in recent years this film is intense and watchers will be sitting on the edge of their seats. Casting members are Barry Pepper and Kaya Scodelario.

Sorry to Bother You

This film is all about capitalism, art, race, commerce and masculinity. Sorry to Bother You is about a black man seeing that he is more successful in telemarketing when using his ‘white voice’. It’s a crazy, funny watch. Casting members are Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Jermaine Fowler.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Services

One of the most underrated, but best James Bond movies ever made. This Bond movie has an intriguing love story in the centre of the movie with a complex female lead. Described as the most romantic Bond movie ever made, this film brings action and romance together. The cast includes George Lazenby, Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas.

Βroadcast News

An 1987 movie starring William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks, this golden oldie is still a great romantic comedy to watch. This film is all about love, news, journalism and a bit of drama. Broadcast News has been described as charming and funny, definitely a great watch.

The Bourne Trilogy

One of the best action series ever made, The Bourne Trilogy consists of three different movies namely (in order) The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Three great movies starring Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) a spy suffering from amnesia and slowly starts to remember his life. Great movies to watch for fans of realistic, action packed films.