Are you tired of switching to different streaming platforms and still can not find quality movies? Try Hulu, an all-in-one option for people who do not find time to watch TV. Hulu impresses people because many people believe it is a perfect replacement for cable, this streaming platform service features numerous films and series of every genre, and in this list, we will be presenting you the best movies on Hulu which would not disappoint you.
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Written by: Damien Chazelle
- Cast: Miles Teller in the role of Andrew Neiman; J. K. Simmons in the role of Terence Fletcher; Paul Reiser in the role of Jim Neiman; Melissa Benoist in the role of Nicole; Austin Stowell in the role of Ryan Connolly.
- IMDB Rating: 8.5/ 10
This 2014 psychological drama film tells us the story of Andrew Neiman, an ambitious jazz drummer who has been pushed to the edge by his strict and ruthlessly abusive bandleader at the Shaffer Conservatory. Andrew wants to follow his passion and he wants to rise to the top of his elite music conservatory.
Terence Fletcher, his teacher was known for his inhumane teaching methods, he took Andrew under him and started teaching him, changing his life for the worse. Since Andrew was obsessed with his dream; he soon found himself on the brink of his ability as well as his sanity due to his teacher’s unconventional methods of teaching.
This film by Damien Chazelle was initially a 15 pages script and production company, Right of Way Films and Blumhouse Productions helped this idea to be a short film with a run time of 18 minutes and it was the same name as the theatrical film. The short film made its debut at the 2013 Sundance Festival and producers wanted to make the complete film as soon as possible.
Whiplash is one of the most powerful and best films ever written, and the message it conveys is moving. The performance of Miles Teller and J. K. Simons was breathtaking and the way their characters were written made them remarkable. The fans should not worry about the drama rating as this film won the Grand Jury Prize for drama. The film has also won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing, while it was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
J. K. Simmons’ portrayal of Fletcher earned him multiple awards such as Academy Awards for a best supporting character, Best Actor in a supporting role, Critics’ Choice awards, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild for best-supporting actor.
59. Summer of Soul
- Directed by: Questlove
- Written by: Questlove
- Cast: Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Blinky Williams, Sly, and The Family Stone and The Chamber Brothers.
- IMDB Rating: 8.1/ 10
Summer of Soul is a documentary that analyzes the Harlem Cultural Festival held in the year 1969 at Mount Morris Park in Harlem this festival lasted for six weeks, where an overwhelming attendance and great performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Blinky Williams, Sly, and The Family Stone and The Chamber Brothers. Despite so many big names, the festival is seen as obscure and vague in the history of pop culture.
It is an outstanding documentary that shows us the events of the Harlem Cultural Festival and the documentary rating on Google is outstanding. The footage used in the documentary is reconstructed so that we get a clear glimpse of the conditions, social unrest, and other factors that made this concert unknown in pop culture.
- Directed by: Tim Miller
- Written by: Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick
- Cast: Ryan Reynolds in the role of Deadpool and Wade Wilson; Morena Baccarin in the role of Vanessa; Ed Skrein in the role of Ajax; Gina Carano in the role of Angel Dust; Brianna Hildebrand in the role of Negasonic Teenage Warhead; Stefan Kapicic in the role of Colossus.
- IMDB Rating: 8.0/ 10
Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces unit now works as a mercenary, and he calls himself ‘Merc with a big mouth’. His world comes crashing down when doctors told him that he was diagnosed with cancer, he meets Ajax, an evil scientist who messed up Wade’s life as he experiments on him, which led to his disfigurement and gives him accelerated healing powers. He seeks help from Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead to hunt down Ajax.
The film is a comedy masterpiece and he is one of the best anti-heroes in the Marvel Universe. People were wondering if Ryan Reynolds would be a good choice for this role but with his performance, he won the hearts of every hater.
57. La La Land
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Written by: Damien Chazelle
- Cast: Ryan Gosling in the role of Sebastian Wilder; Emma Stone in the role of Amelia Dolan; John Legend in the role of Keith; J. K. Simmins in the role of Bill.
- IMDB Rating: 8.0/ 10
The plot of the movie revolves around Sebastian and Mia and they are attracted to each other because of their mutual passion for doing what they love to do. They become successful together, but as success them so did critical decisions that are starting weaken their romantic relationship and their dreams are starting to drive them away from each other.
La La Land is an energetic musical film that possesses the power to bound its audience as it has fluidity and a sense of magical thinking, where the characters tend to communicate more with their body language, than their voices. According to the director, choreography for such films are extremely important and a piano note is more powerful than a lyric. The film beautifully narrates about love and dreams and how two people can affect each other.
While performing the dances, we can see the dancer’s entire body, and the actors and performers work hard as Chazelle prefers to work in long and unbroken takes. Moreover, Ryan Gosling’s and Emma Stone’s chemistry was on point and the audience has declared them as one of the on-screen couples, as they are fluid, diligent, and mesmerizing, and we tend to love them more.
The beautifully allure the classic Hollywood as the on-screen couple go to see movies like Rebel Without a Cause, Casablanca and many more and the film pays homage to musicals such as Singing in the Rain, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The film paid more attention to the songs and choreography than the plot, but that does not mean that the plot will have shortcomings.
The film has bagged the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and it won six awards at the 89th Academy Awards including Emma Stone for Best Actress, Damien Chazelle for Best Director, and he became the youngest director to win this award.
56. The Biggest Little Farm
- Directed by: John Chester
- Written by: John Chester and Mark Monroe
- Cast: John Chester, Molly Chester, Alan York, Flavio Vidales, Raul Rios, all as self.
- IMDB Rating: 8.0/ 10
The plot of the film is about a couple who have overcome their failures and they have successfully built a sustainable farm on 200 acres of land right outside Los Angeles. They overcame all the obstacles, their farm is now thriving and their lives have now transformed for the better.
The film is very intriguing and the audience would like it if they grew up hearing and reading stories about small farms consisting of ducks, lambs, sheep, pigs, and a loyal dog, then this documentary will instantly become their favorite and it will show you nostalgic images in your heads. The film had minor problems as certain scenes are beautifully executed while on some it feels extremely vague and immature.
Apart from the minor flaws, the film is amusing to watch and the character sketch is beautifully written and executed. I must say, the clips present on the internet did not seem to be very appealing but I was blown away when I saw the movie, even though I did not grow up reading farm stories but this movie was interesting and I loved it from the beginning to the end.
55. Ordinary People
- Directed by: Robert Redford
- Written by: Alvin Sargent
- Cast: Donald Sutherland in the role of Calvin Jarrett; Mary Tyler Moore in the role of Beth Jarrett; Judd Hirsch in the role of Dr. Tyrone C. Berger; Timothy Hutton in the role of Conrad Jarrett; Elizabeth McGovern in the role of Jeannie Pratt; M. Emmet Walsh in the role of Coach Salan.
- IMDB Rating: 7.8/ 10
The psychological drama film tells us the tale of the Jarrett family, who have been tormented by the death of their eldest son and their youngest son, Conrad’s attempted suicide. One day while returning from the psychiatric home Conrad decided to connect with his mother, who has turned cold and alienated, as well as with his emotionally damaged father. He seeks help from Dr. Berger, the psychiatrist who is helping Conrad to get over his older brother’s death.
The movie was directed by Robert Redford and it was a directorial debut, he directed the movie in such a way that it became an iconic movie that beautifully shows its audience about the silent but gradual falling apart of a family which was once closely attached, it also shows how humans can drown in grief and regret when they come across a tragedy.
- Directed by: Sam Mendes
- Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
- Cast: Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond; Judi Dench in the role of M; Javier Bardem in the role of Raoul Silva.
- IMDB Rating: 7.8/ 10
James Bond’s newest mission goes haywire as it leads to a dangerous turn of events and the identities of undercover agents around the world are revealed. MI6 has been attacked, and M turns to Bond. James Bond is helped by a field agent and he works in the shadows and finds out that Silva, a ghost from M’s past wants to make things even.
Skyfall is the sequel to 2008’s Quantum of Solace. The film starts with a bang, successfully capturing the attention of the audience and the movie raises the bar for the octane action thrills, as it features alluring cinematography, editing, sound design, and needless to say the actions of the actors and the actresses.
Skyfall is one of the best James Bond movies and it is counted as one of the major blockbusters of Hollywood as it earned more than a billion at the Box Office and the budget of the movie was merely 200 million.
53. Midnight in Paris
- Directed by: Woody Allen
- Written by: Woody Allen
- Cast: Owen Wilson in the role of Gil Pender; Rachel McAdams in the role of Inez; Marion Cotillard in the role of Adriana; Tome Hiddleston in the role of F. Scott Fitzgerald; Corey Stoll in the role of Ernest Hemingway; Adrien Brody in the role of Salvador Dali; Kathy Bates in the role of Gertrude Stein.
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/ 10
Are you one of those aesthete people who tends to love art and culture, and tend to be old school, then you should immediately go and check out this movie as it revolves around Gil Pender, an aspiring novelist, and a screenwriter, he is on a vacation with his fiancee? Gil decides to tour the city alone and he made some vacation friends who seemed to be strange at first but as they got along, they took him back in time, and the more time he spends with his new friends the more he gets dissatisfied with them the present.
The movie was completely soaked in Woody Allen’s directive style, and the movie beautifully shows the American and European cultures. The movie is filled with British humor, and the way this film shows the literature and art is perfect, one of the amazing things about Woody Allen’s style is that he uses small details that the audience will pay attention to illustrate the character’s actions such as awkward situations or self-analyzing of the characters, because of this he won the Golden Globe and Oscars for Best Screenplay.
52. 500 Days of Summer
- Directed by: Marc Webb
- Written by: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
- Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Tom Hansen; Zooey Deschanel in the role of Summer Finn; Geoffrey Arend in the role of McKenzie; Chloe Grace Moretz in the role of Rachel Hansen; Matthew Gray Gubler in the role of Paul.
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/ 10
500 Days of Summer is a romantic film that beautifully depicts the emotions we go through when we are in love and the aftermath when things do not end the way one wants them to be. The story is a nonlinear narrative where Tom, a greeting-card writer, and a hopeless romantic falls in love with Summer.
He could not believe it when Summer decided to dump him out of the blue. However, Tom decided to introspect his 500 days old relationship with Summer to understand how his relationship with Summer went downhill and things tend to be sour for her while introspecting Tom rediscovered his passion for life.
This film is more like a coming age film than a romantic comedy because rom-com movies do not show us the truth about love and romance and it is like a guidebook for people who have had their first breakup because it consumes you and one would look for reasons to understand the end. This movie is one of my favorites and probably one of the best movies on Hulu of this genre and this movie is personally recommended by me.
51. Another Round
- Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
- Written by: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
- Cast: Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Martin; Thomas Bo Larsen in the role of Tommy; Magnus Millang in the role of Nikolaj.
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/ 10
The movie follows a group of four high school students who have an absurd plan. The four students agree to be a part of the experiment of Finn Skårderud after they were tired of trouble at home and midlife crises. Their professor wants to conduct research where he wants to see that if his students can maintain a blood-alcohol level of 0.5 will it improve their creativity and overall mood.
The film is very catchy and realistic as it deals with alcoholism, depression, suicide, and how to deal when you are growing old. Even though alcohol is seen as a vice, we see four men finding happiness in life by bonding, friendship, and alcohol. The performance of the characters is great and they are very realistic and are likable, the movie takes a darker turn as it progresses and you would feel all sorts of emotions while watching the movie.
50. Escape from Alcatraz
- Directed by: Don Siegel
- Written by: Richard Tuggle
- Cast: Clint Eastwood in the role of Frank Morris; Patrick McGoohan in the role of the Warden; Fred Ward in the role of John Aglin; Jack Thibeau in the role of Clarence Anglin; Larry Hankin in the role of Charley Butts; Frank Ronzio in the role of Litmus; Roberts Blossom in the role of Chester Dalton; Paul Benjamin in the role of English; Bruce M. Fischer in the role of Wolf Grace.
- IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
The film is based on a nonfiction book of the same name by J. Campbell Bruce, the film tells us about how the inmates tried to escape the prison by using Frank Morris as the center of the movie. Frank Morris is a con man who is famous for breaking out of prisons. He is sent to Alcatraz, and he quickly learns that the prison has inhumane methods which are ordered by the cruel warden of the island. Frank resented his life on the island and along with two convicted brothers, he planned to escape from the inescapable brutal prison.
The film is amazing and it showcases thriller stars making the movie much more intense. Initially, the film was assumed to be a disgrace because everyone tends to believe that it did not have great dialogue and it lacked love interest as well, and mainly people did not like prison stories but as the film hit the theatres it rocked everyone’s world and even in 2022 people are a fan of this movie. I have watched many thriller movies on Hulu and different streaming platforms but this is the best picture of this genre.
49. The Impossible
- Directed by: J. A. Bayona
- Written by: Sergio G. Sanchez
- Cast: Naomi Watts in the role of Maria; Ewan McGregor in the role of Henry; Tom Holland in the role of Lucas; Samuel Joslin in the role of Thomas; Oaklee Pendergast in the role of Simon; Marta Etura in the role of Simone; Sonke Mohring in the role of Karl.
- IMDB Rating: 7.6/ 10
The Impossible or Lo Impossible is a Spanish Disaster movie based on the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The movie tells the story of a family who went to Thailand to spend their winter vacation the day after Christmas, but things became a nightmare for the family and countless other people when the Ocean rose to devour everything in its path. As things worsen the courage and will of Maria and her family members will be tested.
The movie is like a documentary and the victims wrote to the Guardian stating the film was very accurate. Moreover, Naomi Watts won the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performance in the movie. It also features the debut of Tom Holland in the film industry.
The film has received a positive response from the critics as well, they stated how this movie is like a documentary but the surreal accuracy and the performance of the characters improves the film by ten folds and the documentary rating of this is attractive, so if you are a documentary watcher, then you can check out this movie.
- Directed by: Bennett Miller
- Written by: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
- Cast: Brad Pitt in the role of Billy Beane; Jonah Hill in the role of Peter Brand; Robin Wright in the role of Sharon Beane; Stephen Bishop in the role of David Justice.
- IMDB Rating: 7.6/ 10
The plot of the movie is how Billy Beane, a general manager of the Oakland A’s has to face an epiphany, the formal knowledge is all flawed. He is now on a tight budget and he must recreate a team to be at par with the big clubs. He recruits flawed players whom the scouts have labeled as flaws but all of them have surreal and game-winning potential.
The movie is based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis. The movie has changed the game forever and the way it has built connections with the beloved sports of every American is crazy, as this movie is based on real events.
The actors have done an excellent job with their performance. There are no shortcomings in the production and this film has the best drama rating for a sports film. This film will be a part of the greatest films ever created and this film will climb up the ranks every year.
47. Batman (1989)
- Directed by: Tim Burton
- Written by: Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren
- Cast: Jack Nicholson in the role of Jack Napier and The Joker; Michael Keaton in the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman; Kim Basinger in the role of Vicki Vale; Pat Hingle in the role of Commissioner Gordon; Billy Dee Williams in the role of Harvey Dent.
- IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
The 1989 Batman movie is one of the first DC movies, and in this film, we get to see Batman’s constant conflict with The Joker. The plot takes place in the city of Gotham, where Bruce Wayne, is an orphan who is a millionaire philanthropist. He creates a secret identity of Batman, who strikes fear in the hearts of the criminals of the city. However, Batman must take care of The Joker and while doing so, he needs to protect his love, Vicki Vale, and his secret identity.
This film is the foundation of dark films and it paved the way for modern dark superhero movies. Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of The Joker and his performance have made him one of the best actors who have played The Joker. The movie features catchy songs during Joker’s scenes and Jack Nicholson paid a keen eye for detail during Joker’s scenes making the scenes much more interesting and making him look more menacing.
A similar thing can be said for Michael Keaton who played the role of Batman, and he did a great job with his expressions, and it was suitable because they went along with Batman’s gloomy attitude. and he did a fine job with the Batman impression as well.
For the film, many A-grade actors were suggested for the role of Batman, before he grabbed the opportunity, but during that time he was type-casted as a comedic actor, but with his performance, he will go down in the books as one of the best actors to ever play the character.
- Directed by: Ted Demme
- Written by: David Mc Kenna and Nick Cassavetes
- Cast: Johnny Depp in the role of George Jung; Penelope Cruz in the role of Mirtha Jung; Franka Potente in the role of Barabara Buckley; Rachel Griffiths in the role of Ermine Jung; Paul Reubens in the role of Derek Foreal; Cliff Curtis in the role of Pablo Escobar.
- IMDB Rating: 7.5/ 10
The movie takes place in the 1970s and it was during that time when the global drug trade went through a revolution that was violent and lucrative. We will see how George Kung, a high school football player singlehandedly became the biggest importer of cocaine from the Medellin Cartel of Colombia, changing the path of a generation. The audience will be in for a treat as they will witness George Jung’s rise and fall.
If you are a fan of the Narcos series, then you would love this movie because it is based on the international drug trade in the 1970s, and during that time Pablo Escobar was at the headline of every newspaper. The movie is based on the 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All by Bruce D. Porter.
The film accurately shows the events and the audience would enjoy this raw and intense movie. The audience would feel the emotions and the complications of a relationship, this is one of the best documentary-type movies which will make the audience enjoy the drug trade in the 70s.
45. I, Tonya
- Directed by: Craig Gillespie
- Written by: Steven Rogers
- Cast: Margot Robbie in the role of Tonya Harding; Sebastian Stan in the role of Jeff Gillooly; Allison Janney in the role of LaVona Golden.
- IMDB Rating: 7.5/ 10
The film takes place in 1991, where the talented female skater, Tanya Hoarding. She becomes the first American woman to pull off the triple axel during a competition. However, in 1994 her life turns upside down when her ex-husband plotted to unsure a fellow participant in the competition, and the attack on the participant led to her withdrawal from the competition. Tanya’s career and life were tainted for being a part of one of the most infamous scandals in the history of sports.
This film is a stunning documentary as it accurately shows its audience all the events that happened before the scandal. The film is based on real and contrary interviews which means the audience is the judge and they must choose for themselves.
At the 90th Academy Awards, Janney won the award for the best supporting actress, and she was nominated for Best Actress and best film editing. This 119 minutes documentary film will be worth your time and you would return to it when you want to watch something interesting.
44. Jacob’s Ladder
- Directed by: Adrian Lyne
- Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin
- Cast: Tim Robbins in the role of Jacob Singer; Elizabeth Pena in the role of Jezebel Pipkin; Danny Aiello in the role of Louis Denardo; Matt Craven in the role of Michael Newman; Pruitt Taylor Vince in the role of Paul Gruneger; Jason Alexander in the role of Mr. Geary; Patricia Kalember in the role of Sarah; Brian Tarantina in the role of Doug.
- IMDB Rating: 7.4/ 10
The film takes place after the Vietnam War, Jacob, a veteran of the war returns home, but he suffers from hallucinations and flashbacks from the war, he is struggling to maintain his sanity. He is struggling to keep his sanity as things and people around him are shapeshifting into twisted and disturbing images and scenarios. His friends and family members try to help him but they fail to reach out to him on time as he descends into madness.
The film is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and to think that war trauma can stick with people and cause such fear that would lead a person to madness is spine chilling. The movie would make you question ‘Why do we exist?’ The film has elements of war, government, horror, and the afterlife, even though it is hard to imagine a movie to have all these themes and be good, Jacob’s Ladder successfully mixes all the elements, and this is one of the best movies on Hulu in the psychological horror genre.
43. The Nice Guys
- Directed by: Shane Black
- Written by: Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi
- Cast: Russell Crowe in the role of Jackson Healy; Ryan Gosling in the role of Holland March; Angourie Rice in the role of Holly March.
- IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
The film is set in the late 70s and it revolves around Holland March, a private eye, and Jackson Healy, a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. They become questionable partners as they are looking for a young woman called Amelia, and the same fate would teach them to act as partners so that they can save her.
The Nice Guys is an amazing film as it gives us an adrenaline rush and creates hilarious moments where we would laugh out loud, and we would laugh until our stomach hurts. The film features a strong cast who are hardworking. The plot is strong and it does not have any holes which would affect the experience of the movie, the movie features a catchy theme song that would get stuck in your head.
42. Starship Troopers
- Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
- Written by: Edward Neumeier
- Cast: Casper Van Dien in the role of Johnny Rico; Dina Meyer in the role of Dizzy Flores; Denise Richards in the role of Carmen Ibanez; Jake Busey in the role of Ace Levy; Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Carl Jenkins; Clancy Brwon in the role Sergeant Zim.
- IMDB Rating: 7.3/ 10
Starship Troopers is a science fiction film and the plot of the movie takes place on a futuristic Earth that is at war with giant insect-like alien creatures. These aliens are on a mission to conquer Earth and take down the human race once and for all. These insect-like aliens were peaceful at first but the intrusion of the humans into their habitat has led these insects to turn into killing machines.
Upon release, this film was negatively criticized, but upon retrospection, this film was praised by the critics, and the political satire was praised by reviewers. The plot of the film is strong with a perfect pace, and it features a strong main cast as well as a remarkable supporting cast making it one of the best movies on Hulu even in 2022 people love to watch this film.
41. Major League
- Directed by: David S. Ward
- Written by: Davide S. Ward
- Cast: Tom Berenger in the role of Jake Taylor; Charlie Sheen in the role of Ricky Vaughn; Corbin Bernsen in the role of Roger Dorn; Margaret Whitton in the role of Rachel Phelps; James Gammon in the role of Lou Brown; Rene Russo in the role of Lynn Weslin; Bob Uecker in the role of Harry Doyle.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
This film tells the story of a baseball team, the new team owner of the Cleveland Indians is a former showgirl and her name is Rachel Phelps. Rachel gets a fine deal to move the team from Cleveland to Miami but before she can do that she has to break the lease with Cleveland and she can do this if the ticket sales nosedive.
Rachel does everything to plummet the sales of the ticket and she even hires the most incompetent players such as Rick Vaughn, a near-blind pitcher, and Jake Taylor. However, her evil plan backfired and instead of creating an incompetent team, she formed an iron-willed team spirit, and because of this spirit, they tend to be the favorites to win the trophy.
This is a classic movie and if someone is a die-hard fan of Baseball, then they should watch this movie. Moreover, the movie is well written with a fine pace and not over the top storyline, the characters of the film are goofy, giving the film a higher comedy rating.
The film has two sequels, and neither the second film nor the third film could match the popularity of the first film. The film is a top-tier sports comedy movie on Hulu, and it is a classic that people would never grow tired of.
40. The Square
- Directed by: Ruben Ostlund
- Written by: Ruben Ostlund
- Cast: Claes Bang in the role of Christian; Elisabeth Moss in the role of Anne; Terry Notary in the role of Oleg; Dominic West in the role of Julian; Christopher Laesso in the role of Micheal; Sofie Hamilton in the role of a Robber.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
The Square is a 2017 satirical film that tells us the story of Christian, an art curator who faces an existential crisis because he hired a public relations team to create some traffic for his museum, but things took a dark turn when the team did a controversial campaign which could mean trouble for Christian’s career as well as the end of his Swedish museum.
This movie is worth watching and this movie amazingly shows dark comedy, this movie is brilliant as it is thought-provoking, enlightening, and disturbing at the same time. This film shows the condition of the human condition today, and the role one plays through their actions and behavior. This is one of the best movies on Hulu and if you are a viewer of movies who prefer the critical approach, then they would find it amusing.
39. King Kong
- Directed by: Peter Jackson
- Written by: Fran Walsh, Philipia Boyens; Peter Jackson
- Cast: Andy Serkins in the role of Kong; Naomi Watts in the role of Ann Darrow; Jack Black in the role of Carl Denham; Adrien Brody in the role of Jack Driscoll; Colin Hanks in the role of Preston.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
The film follows the story of Carl Denham, an ambitious film director, he and his crew travel to a mysterious island called Skull Island to shoot a new movie. Along with Carl came Jack Driscoll and actress Ann Darrow. After the crew landed on Skull Island, Ann was kidnapped by Kong, a humongous ape. As the crew went on to rescue Ann, they encountered dinosaurs and other gigantic creatures. While her friends are searching for her, Ann gradually forms a warm bond with her ape friend.
The film was probably one of the most hyped films of that year, and this epic monster adventure film did not disappoint its viewers as the film had stunning special effects and an amazing performances by the actors and actresses. I loved Naomi Watts’ performance in the film was the best-supporting actress in the film. Even though the film is three hours long, it was a treat to watch and it won three Academy Awards as well.
38. The Hunger Games
- Directed by: Gary Ross
- Written by: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
- Cast: Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen; Josh Hutcherson in the role of Peeta Mellark; Liam Hemsworth in the role of Gale Hawthone; Woody Harrelson in the role of Haymitch Abernathy.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
The plot of the movie takes place I. the Capitol of Panem, which was once North America. The Capitol hosts a tournament in its 12 districts where they have to choose either a boy or a girl called Tributes, to represent their states in a competition the people would be watching tv to see the competition, and the citizens will enjoy as the 12 children will fight to the death until there’s only one winner. We will see, Katniss Everdeen relying on her hunting skills and razor-sharp instincts in the arena and she must put survival over love to win the competition.
The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, and this movie had an out-of-the-box plot that was not popular before. This movie was beautifully adapted from the book and the references made from the book were pretty accurate as well.
The actors and actresses did a great job with their characters and it felt like they are living the character. With a perfect plot development and pace, this movie keeps its audience entertained from the beginning to the end. The film has a trilogy and all the sequels are equally amazing to watch.
- Directed by: Shannon Murphy
- Written by: Rita Kalnejais
- Cast: Eliza Scanlen in the role of Milla Finlay; Toby Wallace in the role of Moses, Essie Davis in the role of Anna Finlay; Ben <emdelsohn in the role of Henry Finlay.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
The plot of the film is about a teenage girl, who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, she falls in love for the first time with a drug dealer, and the way she feels is different from what everything is. Her parents disapprove of her love interest and they do not know what to do when she overprotected her daughter who still has a baby tooth brings Moss, her lover to her place for dinner.
The film is pretty sensitive and the exchange resonates with intimacy and humor. The script and directing are done in such a way that every character in the film has their tempo, and neither of the characters would feel similar. The plot of the film is beautifully woven, and it will be full of surprises and humor while at some moments it would bring tears to your eyes.
This film is the directorial debut of Shannon Murphy and his debut is probably the best because of his way of the direction the film gets a very different matter and the film tends to avoid any sort of cliches that could take place in a romantic genre movie and in my opinion that makes this film stand out from the ocean of romantic movies present out there.
36. Leave No Trace
- Directed by: Debra Granik
- Written by: Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
- Cast: Ben Foster in the role of will; Thomason McKenzie in the role of Tom; Dale Dickey in the role of Dale.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
The plot of the film is about a father and daughter, who live a perfect but mysterious in a nature reserve near Portland, they stay away from the people and are cut off from the world. But things start to go downhill when small mistakes led the authorities to them, the father and daughter go on an increasingly erratic journey to find a place that they can call their own.
Leave No Trace is a powerful film that can be bleak at times. The film features the debut of Jennifer Lawrence, and the film shows the psychological struggles of the father and daughter duo. Debra Granik’s work contains social and political critique and this film does the same thing.
Adapted from the 2009 novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. The film can be heart aching but it also features human kindness. We also witness the struggles of those who choose to not be a part of society, and ultimately a bond of a father and a daughter who can not bear to be apart.
35. The Donut King
- Directed by: Alice Gu
- Written by: Carol Martori
- Cast: Ted Ngoy as self.
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/ 10
The Donut King tells the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee, he used to work as a janitor and a gas station clerk in California, and he always dreamt big. He started taking notes from a local donut shop and researched the pastry business.
Ted received some training through an initiative, and he finds his way into the pastry industry by working in a doughnut shop and eventually becoming one of the leading and recognized faces in the pastry industry around the world.
The documentary is promising as shows us the rise and tragic fall of Ted Ngoy it is a beautiful documentary that breaks our hearts. Alice Gu has done a great job as it has poppy visuals and detailed history about the war-infested Cambodia and the donut industry. The storytelling method was interesting as it will keep the audience preoccupied.
Even though the storytelling can be ambiguous for some people as it tends to jump back in the past and forth in the future when Ted’s fall was being showcased it was shown in detail. The documentary is beautifully managed and it is one of the best biopic documentaries ever made.
- Directed by: Lars Von Trier
- Written by: Lars Von Trier
- Cast: Kirsten Dunst in the role of Justine; Charlotte Gainsbourg in the role of Claire; Alexander Skarsgard in the role of Michael; Kiefer Sutherland in the role of John; Charlotte Rampling in the role of Gaby; John Hurt in the role of Dexter; Stellan Skarsgard in the role of Jack; Brady Corbet in the role of Tim.
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/ 10
Melancholia is an apocalyptic drama art film released in the year 2011, the film opened with a dream sequence, and birds were falling from the sky, and hazy pictures of an apocalyptic Earth can be seen because a rogue planet is on collision course with it.
The film revolves around Justine and Claire, two sisters, and both of them had different ways to cope with their destinies. Justine had a failed marriage and she had depressive tendencies making her life more difficult. The film ends with a sad ending, where the planet collided with Earth, engulfing the planet in a sea of flames.
The film was inspired by Lars Von Triers’ depressive event which he faced in his life, and he came up with the inspiration during his treatment. He then, developed the film and his intention was not of creating a disaster film that will perfectly portray astrophysics, but he intended to portray the human mindset during the time of a calamity.
The film has been positively appreciated by the reviewers, and this film was premiered at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, Kirsten Dunst received the Best Actress award for her stunning performance in the film, and many renowned critics believe this film is the greatest movie of this genre and this film has been a part of multiple listing for best films and certainly this movie is one of the best movies on Hulu right now.
33. Nightmare Alley
- Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
- Written by: Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan
- Cast: Bradley Cooper in the role of Stanton Carlisle; Cate Blanchett in the role of Lilith Ritter; Toni Collette in the role of Zeena Krumbein; Willem Dafoe in the role of Clement Hoatley; Richard Jenkins in the role of Ezra Grindle; Rooney Mara in the role of Mary Margaret Cahill; Ron Perlman in the role of Bruno.
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/ 10
The film takes place in the 1940s, and it revolves around Stanton Carlisle, a charming carnival worker with a mysterious past, he takes sinful ways to uplift his career, he uses his newly learned knowledge to deceit the upper class people of the society, soon he formulates an amazing plan to trick a business tycoon with the help from a mysterious psychologist.
This film has been adapted from the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, and this is the second film of William Gresham’s novel, and the film features amazing dialogue and the dialogue delivery makes the lines much more phenomenal, it is a much watch movie for people who loves drama films and apart from the crew’s fantastic work and the cinematic shots, this film perfectly shows the post World War II era as well. The film beautifully depicts the story of corruption, madness, and ego, making it a movie one can not forget.
32. The Master
- Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
- Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Freddie Quiell; Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of Lancaster Dodd; Amy Adams in the role of Peggy Dodd; Ambyr Childers in the role of Elizabeth Dodd.
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/ 10
The plot of the movie is about Freddie Quell, an alcoholic who is struggling with the traumas of World War II, and all the traumas he has faced in his life. One day, he boards a passing boat where he meets Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic leader of a religious organization, called Cause. Freddie learns Lancaster’s weird teachings and forms an intimate bond with Lancaster but his inner members find Freddie skeptical and a possible threat.
Paul Thomas returns to film direction after his massive success There Will be Blood, and he returns with this masterpiece, the movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, and his performance was surreal. The experience you feel while watching the movie can not be described in mere words or sentences. The subject of the film is inviting and the character development can be seen while the film is developed and the performance of the actors is groundbreaking.
The shots were beautiful and the technique used to take the shots was in a class of its own, and it added to the quality of the film. The Master is the best picture and in my opinion, Paul Thomas is the best director I love Joaquin’s Phoenix in the movie is my favorite.
31. Robot And Frank
- Directed by: Jake Schreier
- Written by: Christopher D. Ford
- Cast: Frank Langella in the role of Frank Weld; Susan Sarandon in the role of Jennifer; James Marsden in the role of Hunter Weld.
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/ 10
The plot of the movie is about Frank Weld, an old man suffering from dementia. Hunter, his son brings him an android robot to take care of his old father, Frank finds the robot amusing and he builds a warm bond with it because the robot can not differentiate between what is moral and immoral. Earlier, Frank was a thief, and he tends to take this robot out with him for burglaries.
There are many things in the film that was loved but the character sketch of the film was the best and I loved the way these characters were portrayed by the actors in the film. Frank’s character was interesting and somewhat soppy, than he really was and sometimes he tends to do alarming things, and he is crafty and clever like a fox. The plot of the movie is interesting and the director of the movie directs it with meaningful visuals along with some humor.
30. Love and Monsters
- Directed by: Michael Matthews
- Written by: Brian Duffield Matthew Robinson
- Cast: Dylan O’Brien in the role of Joel Dawson; Jessica Henwick in the role of Aimee; Michael Rooker in the role of Clyde Dutton; Dan Ewing in the role of Cap; Ellen Hollman in the role of Dana
- IMDB Rating: 7/ 10
Seven years ago, a monster apocalypse occurred, Joel Dawson and all the remaining human race started living underground when the monsters took over the land. One day, Joel talks to Aimee, his high school girlfriend over the radio. He started falling for her again, but Aimee is now 80 miles away in a coastal colony, and Joel prepares to go out on the risky excursion as he believes the underground is not for him anymore.
The film is amazing and it is one of the best movies on Hulu that is set in the post-apocalyptic world. Moreover, Dylan did a great job in the film and the way he delivers dialogue makes him one of the best entertainers in the industry and his expressions are on point as well. The film is amazing and is full of love and humor making it a great family watch as well.
The action scenes are great which were shot with great planning and finesse and the special effects were magnificent. The drama rating would be an eight and the comedy rating would be a seven, and both the themes balance each other.
29. The Croods: A New Age
- Directed by: Joel Crawford
- Written by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan
- Cast: Nicolas Cage in the role of Grug; Emma Stone in the role of Eep; Ryan Reynolds in the role of Guy.
- IMDB Rating: 7.0/ 10
The animated movie takes place in a prehistoric period, they live peacefully in their cave. However, their neighbors are the Betterman, a family that is a little ahead of the Croods on the ladder of evolution. Things start to worsen between the two families but a new threat shows up in front of the two families, now they have to keep their differences aside and they must go together on an adventure to survive.
The Croods is an amazing movie and I’m a fan of this animated movie series, as the plot of the movie is original and unique and every movie will be different from its predecessor. The characters of the movie are different and none of the characters would resemble each other.
This is one of those films that can be watched with your kids, friends, or family. It is hilarious so you will not be bored even if you will be watching the film for the hundredth time. The dialogue of the movie is consistent and the voice actors in the film are amazing. In a nutshell, this is a go-to film that you can watch to set your mood right.
28. Logan Lucky
- Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
- Written by: Rebecca Blunt
- Cast: Channing Tatum in the role of Jimmy Logan; Adam Driver in the role of Clyde Logan; Daniel Craig in the role of Joe Bang; Riley Keough in the role of Mellie Logan.
- IMDB Rating: 7.0/ 10
Jimmy Logan decides to team up with his one-armed brother Clyde and his sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway through an underground tunnel, but things did not go as planned because a ferocious FBI agent is hunting them and they will try their best to pull off the heist during an important race.
The primary reason to watch this movie is Steven Soderbergh because he is a phenomenal director. Even though the film is not too deep or has an original plot but the amazing thing about it is that it is not trying to impersonate a movie. But it is one of those films that happened to come across and you would be glad because it will be worth it.
- Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
- Written by: Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia, Sam Harper
- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Blu; Anne Hathaway in the role of Jewel; Will.I.am in the role of Pedro; Jamie Foxx in the role of Nico; George Lopez in the role of Rafael; Jemaine Clement in the role of Nigel.
- IMDB Rating: 6.9/ 10
The film tells us the story of Blu, a macaw who was captured by smugglers when he was a hatchling because of it he never learned to fly. He was rescued and he is now a domesticated life with Linda in Minnesota. Blue believes that he is the last of his kind but he learns that a female of his kind is still present in Rio De Janeiro.
He and his owner go to Rio De Janeiro to meet the female macaw. But Blu and his mate were kidnapped by animal smugglers in Rio but they manage to escape from them, the two birds are alone in the human world and they must return to Linda.
This film is my favorite film and I have watched it countless times because it features wonderful music tracks and the characters look so adorable. The plot is interesting and the development is neither too slow nor too fast, making it a relaxing movie, and in the list, this is the best-animated movie that one will never get bored of.
26. The Killing of Two Lovers
- Directed by: Robert Machoian
- Written by: Robert Machoian
- Cast: Clayne Crawford in the role of David; Sepideh Moafi in the role of Nikki; Chris Coy in the role of Derek; Avery Pizzuto in the role of Jess.
- IMDB Rating: 6.9/ 10
The plot of film is set in a small and quiet town in Utah. The story revolves around David, a father of four children, who are hardworking and he is struggling to make ends meet, and Niki, his wife of David. Niki tends to develop for another man named Derek, and she becomes involved with him.
As a result, they tend to grow distant in their marriage. Niki and David were lovers since high school and they decided to see new people while they are trying to understand their chaotic relationship. David decided to move out with his daughter, who wants their parents to stay together. He found that Niki is sleeping with a man, and she has developed romantic feelings for him. David is arguing with himself whether or not he should pull the trigger on Niki and her lover, Derek.
The film presents an unsettling and tense mood to its audience, and it is shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which shows the claustrophobic sense of observation of David’s world. The character sketch was marvelous and equal love and attention was shown to every character in the film.
The plot of the film is unconventional and it is something everyone should watch as it is not like some weird and cheesy relationship, it is raw and poetic. Moreover, the discomforting atmosphere evokes the situation and the audience would assume something dark and gloomy is about to happen. The film is more about a man understanding himself, his relationships with his wife and children, and his place in society.
- Directed by: Joe Penna
- Written by: Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison
- Cast: Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Overgard; Maria Thelma Smaradottir in the role of a young woman; Tintrinai Thikhasuk in the role of a Helicopter Pilot.
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/ 10
This 2018 survival drama revolves around Overgard, who has been stranded in the Arctic after a fatal plane crash. He must decide to leave the makeshift camp or move out in hopes of finding someone to make out alive.
The film is beautifully chalked out and the characters, as well as the shots, add to the performance of the film, strong performance by Mads Mikkelsen, and it is not because of the dialogues or the way he spoke it, but in simple gestures such as the tender way he cares for the fellow crash survivor, and during that scene he hardly spoke a word but his eyes, actions and gentle gestures make the scene much more emotional.
The film was shot in 19 days in Iceland, and to think that the actor gave such a fantastic performance in such a short period is surprising. This film is a must-watch and people should immediately check it out on Hulu.
24. Horton Wears a Who
- Directed by: Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino
- Written by: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
- Cast: Jim Carrey in the role of Horton The Elephant; Steve Carell in the role of Mayor Ned McDodd; Carol Burnett in the role of Sour Kangaroo; Will Arnett in the role of Vlad Vladikoff.
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/ 10
The film is adapted from Dr. Seuss’ children’s book, Horton Wears a Who. The plot of the movie is about Horton, an elephant one day while walking in the jungle he came across a pile of dust which is a microcosmic civilization of the Whos. Horton forms a bond of friendship with Bed McDodd, the mayor of the Who-ville, and he convinces the micro civilization to move them to a safe spot. However, his jungle friends do not believe Horton and they stand against him.
The film is loving and it is a classic by Dr. Seuss, as it is an amazing animated adventure movie which we can watch with our family. The plot and characters are similar to that in the book and the voice actors were perfectly chosen it did not feel weird to watch because the voice of the actors resembled the characters and it just felt natural to watch the movie.
- Directed by: Rupert Goold
- Written by: Tom Edge
- Cast: Rene Zellweger in the role of Judy Garland; Jessie Buckley in the role of Rosalyn Wilder; Finn Wittrock in the role of Mickey Deans.
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/ 10
The movie is the biopic of the renowned and beautiful actress, Judy Garland. She arrives in London to perform for the sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. In the club, she goes back to the sands of time, where she talks about her friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician, Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
It is an excellent biopic and the director of the film does an amazing job in paying tribute to the titular character when we talk about her we consider her as a natural talent as she grew up in front of the film camera. Even though we see her glamourous and marvelous performance on the screen, behind the scenes she was broken and in need of another break. Unfortunately, nobody understood her and this movie painfully shows us that.
22. Saint Maud
- Directed by: Rose Glass
- Written by: Rose Glass
- Cast: Morfydd Clark in the role of Maud; Jennifer Ehle in the role of Amanda Kohl; Lily Knight in the role of Joy.
- IMDB Rating: 6.7/ 10
The film is set in a coastal community in England, Saint Maud is about a ceremonial Maud, a Roman-Catholic on-call nurse. Maud was assigned to take care of Amanda, a debilitated dancer, and a cancer patient. Maud uses this opportunity to shower her teachings on the sick lady.
Initially, Amanda was open to Maud’s teaching but she tends to find her teachings annoying and her attitude leaves Maud bitter. Maud can not share her religious teachings with anyone and she gradually starts to stay in her little world it leads her to disorienting madness and disturbing images and events from her past starts to resurface through her visions and a visit from an old friend.
The film is a magnificent work of art from the debut writer and director Rose Glass, and the center of the film is a troubled lady who believes that God or the Devil is working through her Rose Glass focuses on the belief to manifest itself and the isolation of the character from the world.
The movie is not scary as it shows us supernatural surrealism in a single scene. The way Maud’s world has been shown in the movie is immensely impressive, and it is a world that will be haunting us for a long time.
21. The Other Guys
- Directed by: Adam McKay
- Written by: Adam McKay and Chris Henchy
- Cast: Will Ferrell in the role of Allen Gamble; Mark Wahlberg in the role of Terry Hoitz; Eva Mendes in the role of Dr. Sheila Ramos Gamble; Michael Keaton in the role of Captain Gene Mauch; Steve Coogan in the role of Sir David Ershon; Ray Stevenson in the role of Roger Wesley; Samuel L. Jackson in the role of P. K. Highsmith.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/ 10
The plot of the movie revolves around two deskbound detectives, Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz. The two are tired of their jobs and unlike their brave and heroic members of the police force, they don’t get to be a part of amazing and interesting cases.
The two are itching to get back on the field and live their life on the edge again. So, when they get a case that initially seemed to be simple but later it turned out to be complicated and risky, the two will do everything to solve the case.
The film is a wild ride as it is full of action and the comedy rating of the film is great as Will Ferrell can be extremely hilarious alongside Mark Wahlberg, and the one-liners and the comments are funny which would make the audience laugh till their stomach hurts, and every time, they will find new reasons to laugh when they watch this movie. It is a good movie with fast-paced humor, and amazing characters make it a good watch.
20. The Art of Self Defense
- Directed by: Riley Stearns
- Written by: Riley Stearns
- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Casey Davies; Imogen Poots in the role of Anna; Alessandro Nivola in the role of Sensei.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/ 10
After Casey gets jumped on in the street, he decides to enroll himself in a local dojo led by a charismatic but mysterious sensei. Casey soon feels an intense urge for violence and masculinity while he learns how to defend himself from future attacks.
The film is fun to watch and if you want to watch a comedy with dark humor then this is one of the best movies on Hulu. Jesse Eisenberg’s role never fails to entertain. The people would love the dark humor and it would take you by surprise it is a great satire on the toxic masculinity present in modern society.
- Directed by: Christian Petzold
- Written by: Christian Petzold
- Cast: Paula Beer in the role of Undine Wibeau; Franz Rogowski in the role of Christoph; Jacob Matschenz in the role of Johannes; Maryam Zaree in the role of Monika.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/ 10
The film tells the story of an Undine, she is a water nymph, who works as a historian and she toils in the development of modern Berlin. She falls in love with a man but things change when the man betrays her, she kills him and she is forced to return to the depths of water from where she came.
The movie takes inspiration from history, mythology, romance, and architecture, Christian Petzold carefully intertwines these themes together and comes up with this masterpiece. The on-screen chemistry of the characters was beautiful and it felt as if we were watching a couple. Christian Petzold’s fewer restrictions increase the performance of the entertainers.
He is a genius when it comes to cinematography as he uses simple techniques which make the scenes beautiful and fluid to cast a spell on the audience. The film has a perfect balance of romance and drama, and neither of the themes is overpowering the other. The film is a great watch if you are looking for something romantic.
18. Ingrid Goes West
- Directed by: Matt Spicer
- Written by: Matt Spicer, David Branson Smith
- Cast: Aubrey Plaza in the role of Ingrid Thorburn; Elizabeth Olsen in the role of Taylor Sloane; O’Shea Jackson Jr. in the role of Daniel Pinto.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/ 10
The plot of the film revolves around Ingrid Thorburn, he is a young girl whose mother has died recently and several setbacks in her life have slowed down her existence. He decides to leave his house and travel to the West following her Instagram obsession, Taylor Sloane, a Los Angeles-based social media influencer. She meets her idol and forms an unlikely bond of friendship starts to form, but things start to go hay as it forms a crack in their lives and it leads to comical results.
The film is hilarious and depressing, and it is scary to realize what social media obsession can look like, and the tragedies of having a mental illness are just heart wrecking. The film will make sure you laugh but on the primary part, it is disturbing that may or may not leave you unsettled for a long period. But that does not mean the movie is bad it is quite entertaining and it will keep its audience curious as they want to know what will happen next.
The film is unbelievably great and to think that it was Matt Spicer’s directorial debut, and the quality of the plot is amazing and it develops without any holes. It is a great movie and everyone should stream it at least once.
17. Super Dark Times
- Directed by: Kevin Phillips
- Written by: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
- Cast: Owen Campbell in the role of Zach Taylor; Charlie Tahan in the role of Josh Templeton; Max Talisman in the role of Daryl Harper.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/ 10
The plot revolves around Josh and Zach, two lifelong friends, and they spend their days riding bikes, rating girls in their yearbook, and smoking sometimes. One day, a ghastly accident took place that will change their lives forever taking away their innocence as they have to make decisions that will affect their lives. The secret between the two friends starts to drive a wedge between the two as it is leading the two into paranoia and violence.
The film is strong and it captures the audience in a specific mood by building multiple crimes in a film. This film hypnotizes people and it scares them, making its audience sit on the edge of their seats. The film has wonderful shots and the scenery resembles the traits of the characters. The plot of the film is strong and it develops without any plot holes making it more interesting and bounding to watch.
16. Behind Enemy Lines
- Directed by: John Moore
- Written by: David Veloz and Zak Penn
- Cast: Owen Wilson in the role of Chris Burnett; Gene Hackman in the role of Leslie McMahon Reigart; Gabriel Macht in the role of Jeremy Stackhouse; Charles Malik Whitfield in the role of Glen Rodway.
- IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
The film gives an account of lieutenant Chris Burnett, an American naval officer, be is a part of the NATO force and he contemplates the peace treaty during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. He flies off his routine path and discovers several Serb forces breaking the treaty. The forces soot Chris as well and shots down his aircraft. Chris’ only hope of survival is if his commander sends in a rescue mission.
Behind Enemy Lines is the directorial debut of John Moore, and even though it received negative reviews from critics this movie was a great success at the Box Office. The film is full of action and it is a wild ride that will keep its viewers watching the movie with the whole of their attention. This film started a franchise that is loved by fans around the world. The film series got so popular that in 2017 a television adaptation was about to be released on Fox Network for the 2017-18 session but it was canceled.
15. Beach Rats
- Directed by: Eliza Hittman
- Written by: Eliza Hittman
- Cast: Harris Dickinson in the role of Frankie; Madeline Weinstein in the role of Simone; Kate Hodge in the role of Donna.
- IMDB Rating: 6.4/ 10
The plot of the movie is about an aimless teenage boy, who lives on the outer edges of Brooklyn he is having the worst time of his life as his father is on his deathbed and his mother wants his son to find a girlfriend for himself.
He could not take it anymore and he got out of his place after causing some trouble with his delinquent company of friends sometimes he tends to flirt with older men online. When his chatting and flirting with men increases he tends to start hooking up with guys around a beach near him but he also gets in a relationship with a young girl and he is very cautious that neither his flings nor his girlfriend catches him.
The film is interesting and if you have watched films such as Call Me By Your Name, Handsome Devil, Alex Strangelove then you would like this movie. The film is shot in fragments, it can be objective at times, while at some moments it can be appreciative, but most importantly the audience should understand that this film is all about longing.
14. The Assistant
- Directed by: Kitty Green
- Written by: Kitty Green
- Cast: Julia Garner in the role of Jane; Matthew Macfadyen in the role of Wilcock; Makenzie Leigh in the role of Ruby; Kristine Froseth in the role of Sienna; Alexander Chaplin in the role of Max; Juliana Canfield in the role of Sasha; Dagmara Dominczyk in the role of Ellen.
- IMDB Rating: 6.3/ 10
The movie tells the story of a young woman called Jane, a freshly graduated student, and an aspiring film producer, she is now working as an assistant in a prestigious entertainment organization, and her responsibilities comprise that of a typical assistant such as ordering coffee, arranging the schedule for her boss, making travel arrangements and so on, but while working she becomes aware of the sexual harassments occurring in her workplace, and we would see how Jane decides to take a stand against these harassments.
This film conveys a strong message as it takes a sad and realistic take on the ‘Me Too’ events of recent years, the film is interesting and it does not make the events phony rather it occurs as if it has occurred for real. The movie is for an intelligent audience who is interested in watching an accurate film and the problems in modern society. The performances of the entertainers are great and the film creates a realistic work environment. In a nutshell, this movie is highly recommendable.
13. Vacation Friends
- Directed by: Clay Tarver
- Written by: Clay Tarver, Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen, Jonathan Goldstein; John Francis Daley
- Cast: John Cena in the role of Ron; Lil Rel Howery in the role of Marcus Parker; Yvonne Orji Emily Conway-Parker; Meredith Hagner in the role of Kyla.
- IMDB Rating: 6.3/ 10
This film is hilarious, as it shows Marcus and Emily are on a vacation in Mexico, Marcus proposes to Emily to be his wife, and she accepts. They meet new people in Mexico and they happened to make friends with Ron and Kayla, everything was great and but they were flabbergasted when Ron and Kayla happened to show up uninvited to their wedding.
After watching this movie you’d be content and happy and the movie is surprisingly funny. The movie is great and John Cena and Lil Rel were perfect this movie and the on-screen chemistry of the characters was spot on. The movie has a nice pace and one would not feel if the writers are trying to drag the film.
Comedy is hard to create in films but Vacation Friends tends to do it with ease and in my opinion, this film has the best comedy rating in recent years and is one of the best movies on Hulu to watch with your family or friends.
12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Directed by: Thor Freudenthal and Chris Columbus
- Written by: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
- Cast: Zachary Gordon in the role of Greg Heffley; Robert Capron in the role of Rowley Jefferson; Devon Bostick in the role of Rodrick Heffley; Rachael Harris in the role of Susan Heffley; Chloe Grace Moretz in the role of Angie Steadman.
- IMDB Rating: 6.2/ 10
The movie tells the story of Greg Heffley for him high school is not a very good experience, and he feels that his high school is a place full of social interactive traps that he must bear. As a result, he tends to come up with different plans that would possibly earn him the fame and recognition that he thinks he deserves but every time his plans fail miserably. At the end of the day, Greg writes his thoughts, feelings, and experiences in the diary to prepare for the day when he will not be feeling the same thing again and again.
The movie is based on the 2007 book by Jeff Kinney and the book was published under the same name as the movie. The movie has three sequels released in the years 2011, 2012, and 2017. The film is a good watch as it has original characters and wholesome humor, and it matched the book’s references which many movies or series fail to do. The film had minor setbacks, but it was covered by storytelling and faithful adaptation. The movies on Hulu are full of diversities and this movie is a good example of it.
11. A Field in England
- Directed by: Ben Wheatley
- Written by: Amy Jump
- Cast: Reece Shearsmith in the role of Whitehead; Micheal Smiley in the role of O’Neill; Peter Ferdinando in the role of Jacob.
- IMDB Rating: 6.2/ 10
The film takes place in ancient times, and a small fleet of people was running away from the city after the Civil War took place, they tend to escape through an overgrown field, they were worried about their town, but out of nowhere they were ambushed by two dangerous men, they made the company search the field as they have had heard of a treasure chest has been buried in the field.
The movie is slow and takes place in the English period and this movie is more like an art. The black and white background gave me a sense of gloominess. The plot of the movie is not exceptional but it was about the belief and use of alchemy.
The belief system in the movie was very important for the plot of the movie and it led to the building of suspense, and an eerie atmosphere to keep it going at a steady pace. The ending was not clear and it can be said that the ending is an up-for variation thing because it was not clear and different people will have different viewpoints.
If you are a fan of time period movies and horror movies then you should check out this movie. The characters of this movie are not very appealing or you can not relate to them but if you are looking to watch something that will keep you on the edge of your seats, then A Friend in England is the movie that you should watch.
10. Not Fade Away
- Directed by: David Chase
- Written by: Davide Chase
- Cast: James Gandolfini in the role of Pat Damiano; Bella Heathcote in the role of Grace Dietz; Jack Hutson in the role of Eigene Gaunt.
- IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
The film takes place in the 1960s in New Jersey, and it tells us the story of Doug, a college dropout who wants to become successful start with the rock band that he founded in high school, and his father is annoyed by this act of his. When the lead vocal of the band has an accident Doug becomes the new lead vocal of the band, they create a new song and it becomes a new hit and people are loving it.
However, Gene, the lead vocalist who was absent for the song grew resentful towards the success, and Wells, another bandmate is struggling with the newfound success of their band.
The plot of the film is original and the way the film is written is amazing it was done exceptionally, and it will give people a sense of nostalgia as it beautifully shows the 60s theme. The songs of the film were amazing and the audience will like the songs if they have a taste of 60s music.
As for the story, the story is extremely meandering and the characters of the film are strong and people would love them, the pace of the movie is at a good speed and the way it develops is fun to watch. And this film can be watched if you are looking to watch something vintage.
9. Her Smell
- Directed by: Alex Ross Perry
- Written by: Alex Ross Perry
- Cast: Elisabeth Moss in the role of Becky Something; Amber Heard in the role of Zelda E. Zekiel; Cara Delevingne in the role of Cassie Cassie; Dan Stevens in the role of Danny Something; Agyness Deyn in the role of Marielle Hell; Gayle Rankin in the role of Ali Van Der Wolff.
- IMDB Rating: 5.9/ 10
This is another masterpiece that shows the story of Becky, a young punk rock star, and how she gained. It showcases how the young woman’s creative imagination led her band to new heights of success. As the movie progresses it shows us how the punk star is becoming self-destructive as she is drowning in drugs and alcohol and she is struggling to maintain the level of her band.
This drama film has original soundtracks and it was written by Alicia Bognanno and Anika Pyle and her bandmates. The film is not merely about an intoxicated punk rock star behaving badly but somehow she keeps everything together when needed. The film narrates her addiction and her underlying mental health issues that leave her in a state of psychosis and sometimes she is out of reality, leading her to violent outbursts of emotions.
We can see the fear, tension, and chaos in the film which can overwhelm the viewers. But the performance of Elisabeth Moss and the cast members are outstanding and the audience can not themselves from re-watching the movie multiple times.
8. The Vigil
- Directed by: Keith Thomas
- Written by: Keith Thomas
- Cast: Dave Davis in the role of Yakov Ronen; Menashe Lustig in the role of Reb Shulem; Fred Melamed in the role of Dr Kohlberg.
- IMDB Rating: 5.8/ 10
The plot of the movie revolves around Yakov Ronen, a displaced orthodox Jew living in the Hasidic Park area in New York. He accepted an offer from his former Rabbi to lookout after a corpse of a member of the community member, but as he was looking over the corpse he realized something sinister is happening.
The film is a masterpiece as carefully combines the traditional Jewish folklore and traditions and the beauty of filmmaking. Keith Thomas successfully builds a spine-chilling and uneasy atmosphere in the movie, that will surely give goosebumps to the audience.
The film stars hardworking and dedicated professionals who know how to make their roles will make an impact, they tend to pay attention to the details and combined Keith’s ideas it creates a masterpiece as it has earnest performances from the entertainers and clever storytelling leads to keeping its audience anticipated about the next scene.
7. Wander Darkly
- Directed by: Tara Miele
- Written by: Tara Miele
- Cast: Sienna Miller in the role of Adrienne; Diego Luna in the role of Matteo; Beth Grant in the role of Patty.
- IMDB Rating: 5.8/ 10
Wander Darkly is about a tragic incident about Matteo and Adrianna, a young couple who are sent to the hospital after a dangerous accident. Their memories have been disoriented and all their memories are lost, they are now in a realm of surreal memories. And both of them are forced to find the hazy beginnings of their budding relationship.
The plot of the movie is unique and I have not come across such a plot in a romantic movie so I enjoyed it, the film shows us memory is a fickle thing and it can unreliable, and it also talks about how our brains work. It is a good movie and one can watch it if they’re looking for something romantic but not something that is being a part of the masses.
6. Earth to Echo
- Directed by: Dave Green
- Written by: Henry Gayden
- Cast: Teo Halm in the role of Alex Nichols; Brian Bradley in the role of Tucker Simms; Ella Wahlestedt in the role of Emma; Algee Smith in the role of Marcus Simms; Cassius Willis in the role of Calvin Simms.
- IMDB Rating: 5.7/ 10
Earth to Echo is a science fiction film, and it revolves around Alex, Munch, and Reginald, after a construction project begins in their neighborhood, they start receiving several encrypted messages on their cell phones. They informed the authorities but nobody believed the boys, they decided to decrypt the messages to find the origin of the messages, soon the boys learned it is from a robotic creature who is in dire need of their help.
This is one of the best movies and the adventure is just so wholesome as they come across a friendly robot who is trying to return to his planet. The movie is great as the characters are fun to watch, and they’re real. It is a roller coaster of emotions as we will be having all sorts of emotions while watching it.
The movie is great and the writers have a high value for we’ll written characters and script, as a result, the movie keeps its audience enthralled throughout the movie and people of all ages can watch it without getting bored.
5. The Marksman
- Directed by: Robert Lorenz
- Written by: Robert Lorenz, Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz
- Cast: Lism Neeson in the role of James Hanson; Katheryn Winnick in the role of Sarah Pennington; Juan Pablo Raba in the role of Mauricio; Teresa Ruiz in the role of Rosa; Jacob Perez in the role of Miguel.
- IMDB Rating: 5.6/ 10
The Marksman tells us the story of Jim Hanson, a former Marine sniper and a Vietnam War veteran. After the death of his wife, he leads a solitary life as a rancher. His peaceful life would come down crashing when he has to pick up weapons to save the life of an innocent boy from a deadly Cartel near the Arizona-Mexico borders.
The movie is not only action-packed but it does not show Liam’s hard side but also his soft and emotional side. This makes the film a little unusual and it becomes an emotionally weighed story but the film has been told very calmly, and this increases the impact of the action scenes. The cinematography is beautiful and the movie features some amazing scenes. Overall, it is a great watch.
4. The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
- Directed by: Ali LeRoi
- Written by: Stanley Kalu
- Cast: Steven Silver in the role of Tunde Johnson; Nicola in the role of Marley Meyers; Davide James Elliott in the role of Alfred.
- IMDB Rating: 5.5/ 10
The plot is about a wealthy Nigerian-origin teenage boy, who was stopped by cops and shot to death, he wakes up from a terrible nightmare, but he finds himself trapped in the same time loop every time. He introspects and confronts the truth about his life and himself
The film is distributed but it is a great watch as it was made with meaningful direction. The movie is heartbreaking as it is a painful tale about the image of black people in modern society. This kind of film will linger in your mind, weeks after you have seen it. The cinematography plays with the foreground and the background, making us two different shots one where the character is focused and the other is blurry.
This is not a good cop, bad cop movie because here police are the grim reaper for Tunde. The film is great and if you are looking forward to watching something serious then this is the movie you should stream.
- Directed by: Scott Cooper
- Written by: Scott Cooper
- Cast: Christian Bale in the role of Joseph J. Blocker; Rosamund Pike in the role of Rosalee Quaid; Wes Studi in the role of Chief Yellow Hawk.
- IMDB Rating: 5.4/ 10
Block sets out with a party that consists of Chief Yellow Hawk and his family, Corporal Woodson, Master Sergeant Metz, and Private Philippe DeJardin. When they arrive at Valley of the Bears, they bury the now dead Yellow Hawk using a traditional native burial scaffold. An older man and three younger men arrive on a horse. The older man informs Blocker that he owns the land they are on and that the younger men are his sons.
When the kidnappers return to their tents, the men sneak down into the camp and attack the kidnappers in their tents and kill them. Inside the house, they find Rosalie, still holding her dead infant and sitting near a bed where her daughters are lying covered by blankets, also clearly dead. All three children are hit and killed by gunfire as the family runs away. She seems to come to terms with the fact that her children are, in fact, dead; however, she insists that she will dig her family’s graves.
The film is a masterpiece, and this film presents a top-notch cast that is hardworking and they pay attention to tiny details as a result, the scenes become amazing. Moreover, the theme song of the movie is amazing and you would be humming. The film is beautifully shot but it can be meandering and longing its central issues. The film is well written and it has perfect, and it can get dramatic because of the genocide committed against Native Americans.
2. In the Earth
- Directed by: Ben Wheatley
- Written by: Ben Wheatley
- Cast: Joel in the role of Martin Lowery; Reece Shearsmith in the role of Zach; Hayley Squires in the role of Olivia Wendle.
- IMDB Rating: 5.2/ 10
The film takes place in a science-fiction world where a devastating virus has plagued the Earth, and much of the planet has been ravaged by this fatal virus, Martin and Alma are tasked to transport research equipment through a forest to a research center.
While transporting the equipment they were attacked but they were saved by a mysterious man called Zach. Martin and Alma showed their gratitude to Zach but they were too late to understand the mysterious man had an ulterior motive for rescuing them.
The film is amazing and it features ecological horror, and honestly, this is not like the slasher films or an intensely scary film as well. But it gets you with unassuming jump scares. The theme song of the film was fine and it was pleasant to hear and the actions of the performers were great. The director did a great job in taking shots as we can see some beautiful shots that can be seen in the film. Nevertheless, it is a great watch, and it will keep you on the edge of your seats wondering what will happen next.
1. We Need To Do Something
- Directed by: Sean King O’Grady
- Written by: Max Booth III
- Cast: Sierra McCormick in the role of Melissa; Vinessa Shaw in the role of Diane; Pat Healy in the role of Robert; John James Cronin in the role of Bobby; Lisette Alexis in the role of Amy; Ozzy Osbourne as the voice of Good Boy.
- IMDB Rating: 4.5/ 10
This is a psychological horror film that shows a family seeking shelter from a tornado getting trapped in a bathroom while waiting for the tornado to pass a demon lurks behind the walls of the bathroom.
The film has a strong premise, and the plot and characters are good enough to watch. Also, the film is based on the horror novella written by Max Booth III but certain elements in the movies did not go very well, and watching the backstories of every character makes the film monotonous.
Even though it seemed to be a great idea in the novel, here it was unnecessary or probably was not sketched well to fit the context. However, the way this develops the scares is amazing and in my opinion, the horror rating will be a solid 8. The film is amazing and the plot development is perfect making it a good watch.