Hulu simply did not have the same clout as Netflix for a long time. But times are changing, and Hulu is on the increase, with the streaming service even competing directly with Netflix in terms of pricing.
While Netflix is frequently praised for its enormous variety of TV shows, Hulu offers an equally amazing collection that includes everything from award-winning comedy and drama to guilty pleasure reality TV.
Here are the top movies on Hulu streaming right now, ranging from horror to sci-fi to comedy to drama. If you don't already have Hulu, sign up now.
10. Her Smell
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Amber Heard, Cara Delevigne, Ashley Benson, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin
Runtime: 134 minutes
Her Smell follows Elisabeth Moss's Becky Something, a Courtney Love surrogate, and punk rock band frontwoman; Becky talks like a Wonderland character but acts like a beast. Becky spends the movie staring at other people or into the camera due to Moss's and Perry's focus on the human gaze.
Her eyes are poisonous twin moons. The first three quarters ignite her self-immolation. Becky's unmaking—by her hand—is secured by her poisonous attitude and drug habit.
Release Date: December 3, 2021
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Runtime: 90 minutes
“Flee.” It's a one-word title informing the viewer what to do to avoid cultural conquest by barbarians with too many guns: Leave town! Escape! Flee. Jonas Poher Rasmussen's latest film animates the truth of one guy, Amin, Rasmussen's buddy, who for the first time in his adult life (and in his connection with Rasmussen) has decided to open up about the time he and his family fled Kabul when the Taliban took over.
Being a non-fundamentalist in Afghanistan with lunatics in charge is hard enough. Being a closeted young gay non-fundamentalist is worse. Scary! The film's animation softens and sharpens its inevitable bleakness.
Animation reenacts Amin's treacherous voyage from Afghanistan to Denmark, with stops in Russia and Estonia, with an electric playfulness: Even bad real-life photographs look better when hand-drawn.
8. The Act Of Killing
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Runtime: 122 minutes
Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing focuses on one of the worst moments of the 20th century, listening to Indonesian death squad soldiers who killed hundreds of thousands in 1965 and '66.
These people aren't in the shadows because they helped “rescue” Indonesia from communism. The film's subjects' lack of morality would be funny if it weren't so frightening. Oppenheimer intensifies opposing reactions with a risky gambit:
The director asked these butchers, who brag about raping and killing their victims (including beheading) if they would be interested in re-creating their crimes through fictitious, filmed scenarios.
7. Mother/Android (2021)
Director: Mattson Tomlin
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith, Raúl Castillo
Runtime: 1h 50m
If you like zombie movies but are tired of them, Mother/Android offers everything you need. Mankind has excelled itself in the creation of A.I., entrusting computers to perform dirty duties for the best price—roughly free-fitty.
When the robots turn on their masters one night, the cost grows dramatically. During the revolt, Georgia (Chlo Grace Moretz) is pregnant with Sam's (Algee Smith) kid, and the two flee to the woods.
6. Looper (2012)
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Bruce Willis; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Emily Blunt; Paul Dano; Noah Segan; Piper Perabo; Jeff Daniels
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 59m
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Critics), 82% (Audience)
Rather than going into the details of the time-travel theorem, Looper focuses on the finer points, such as amazing storytelling, phenomenal acting, and innovative action. In a dystopian world where time travel has yet to be established.
A small group of criminals are aware of its future creation and work to serve those in the future who controls it. The Looper is a modern-day hitman who kills people who have been sent back in time from the future.
Things become tricky when modern-day Looper Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) fails to kill his future self, future Joe (Bruce Willis). Now, present Joe must prevent future Joe from causing havoc in the past and altering the timeline.
5. Portrait of A Lady on Fire
Director: Céline Sciamma
Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Runtime: 119 minutes
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma, celebrates the long history of women—their relationships, their predicaments, and the unbreakable bond that comes from feeling uniquely understood—while also grappling with the patriarchal forces inherent in determining the social mores that ultimately limit their agency.
The film, which takes place sometime before the French Revolution in the late 18th century, introduces us to Marianne (Noémie Marant), an artist commissioned to paint a portrait of an aristocratic young woman named Heloise (Adèle Hannel), which, once completed, will be sent to Milan—where her suitor will covet it until his betrothed arrives. Heloise, who is completely opposed to marriage, has sabotaged past attempts, leaving Marianne with a difficult duty.
4. Palm Springs
Director: Max Barbakow
Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, June Squib, Conner O’Malley, Jena Friedman
Runtime: 87 minutes
Imagine living the same day again and over, only an hour and a half from Los Angeles but so near to paradise's bosom that the drive isn't worth the gas. Now suppose that “again and over” reaches beyond a number that the human mind can comprehend.
Paradise transforms into a sun-drenched Hell, a place endured but never left, where pizza pool floats are enervating torture devices and severe alcoholism is a gift rather than an illness. So it is with Max Barbakow's Palm Springs.
3. Deep Water (2022)
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Jacob Elordi, Lil Rel Howery, Rachel Blanchard, Finn Wittrock
Runtime: 2h 33m
This classic femme fatale story is getting a modern makeover, loosely based on Patricia Highsmith's 1957 novel of the same name. Say hello to the first cuck thriller in Hollywood. Vic Van Allen (Ben Affleck) is a man with a square jaw who works hard to provide for his family.
That isn't enough for his wife, Melinda (Ana de Armas). Vic begins to feel jealous after agreeing to ignore her obvious indiscretions to prevent divorce. Soon later, Melinda's lovers begin to die, and the police suspect is none other than the passive husband himself.
2. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Tom Hanks; Matthew Rhys; Susan Kelechi Watson; Chris Cooper
Genre: Biopic, Drama
Runtime: 1h 48m
Won't You Be My Neighbor left you wanting more Mr. Rogers? Tom Hanks is the children's show host of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an Esquire journalist trying to expose his subject as a phony, sheds light on the acts and motivations of one of television's most authentic personalities.
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Stars: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Yeo-Jeong Jo, Choi Woo-sik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun
Runtime: 132 minutes
Ki-woo (Choi Woo-Shik), the Kim family's kid, holds a giant rock sculpture and exclaims, “That's very symbolic!” The nice object stands out in the Kims' dirty and small home, inhabited by unemployed driver father Ki-take (Song Kang-ho), unemployed mother Chung-sook (Jang Hye-jin), and not-in-art-school daughter Ki-Jeong (Park So-dam). The rock, brought by Ki-wealthy woo's buddy, is said to bring fortune to whoever holds it.