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The best movies on Hulu to watch right now

18.03.2019

We know you can’t get enough of it, and you feel the urge of being aware of everything and anything available to watch on any type of streaming service; and if on one side you have been going through some of the most successful TV series on Netflix, which is rather unbeatable with its original shows, and on the other you have been using your Amazon Prime subscription to check out the latest releases in terms of documentaries and  movies and more TV series, you probably haven’t checked out all there’s to watch on Hulu. Today we will be taking you to a tour through the best movies on Hulu now so that you can pick from the classics you have never seen before as well as some of the most recent hits at the box office.

Annihilation

Genre: Adventure, Drama Horror

Director: Alex Garland

Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson 

One of the best things about Hulu is that you can find movies from past eras as well some of the ones that have been just recently been out in theatres and that’s the case with Annihilation. Based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, the sci-fi story is set in a mysterious quarantine zone where only two survivors made it after the crash of a meteor released the DNA of an alien.

Sorry to Bother You

Genre: comedy, fantasy, sci-fi

Director: Boots Riley

Stars:  LaKeith StanfieldTessa ThompsonJermaine Fowler 

We have all once in your lifetime received the call from a telemarketer trying to sell us what we don’t need, but probably not many of us have worked in a call centre. Both ways Sorry to Bother You is surely one of the best movies to watch on hulu now as it depicts, with plenty of irony, some of the most delicate social matters of today’s society, including racism and mass consumerism

Stronger

Genre: biography, drama

Director: David Gordon Green

Stars: Jake GyllenhaalTatiana MaslanyMiranda Richardson

Another excruciatingly good performance by actor Jake Gyllenhaal who in this biography plays the role of one of the victims of the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, Jeff Bauman, as he was severely injured and sustained a double leg amputation after a bomb exploded amongst the spectators near the finishing line. Stronger is one of the best movies to watch on Hulu right now.

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Shutter Island

Genre: mystery, thriller

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioEmily MortimerMark Ruffalo 

A U.S. marshal finds out much more than he was expecting as he investigates the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital; played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Teddy Daniels will feel as part of an intricate plot put up by doctors who operate unethical and illegal methods. For its suspense and intricate plot, Shutter Island is definitely one of the best movies to watch on Hulu now.

A Simple Plan

Genre: crime, drama, thriller

Director: Sam Raimi

Stars: Bill PaxtonBilly Bob ThorntonBridget Fonda 

What do you think would happen if you and your mates found a bag full of cash? Would you keep it or turn it in? Would you split it equally between your friends? None of these go according to plan for the three acquaintances who come across the money as they soon find out how it might be actually ruining their lives.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Genre: animation, family, fantasy

Director: Henry Selick

Stars: Danny ElfmanChris SarandonCatherine O’Hara 

Don’t just think of The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the best Christmas movies to watch as it is actually one of the best ever works by Tim Burton, who wrote it and created its characters. Think of it as the story of Christmas and Halloween speaking to each other through the voices of some rather darn and quirky characters.

I, Tonya

Genre: biography, drama

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Margot RobbieSebastian StanAllison Janney 

Margot Robbie has you have never been seen her before in one hell of a dramatic performance as she interprets Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, who managed to self-sabotage her own life and her own career for getting involved with the wrong people and trusted them. If you haven’t watched it yet, this is one of the best movies to watch on Hulu.

True Grit

Genre: adventure, drama, western

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars:  Jeff BridgesMatt DamonHailee Steinfeld

Mattie Ross is only 14 years old when her father is murdered and she embarks on a mission to find the person who killed him; she hires a U.S. marshal, one that goes by the nickname ‘true grit’, played by Jeff Bridges and he’s one tough guy you wouldn’t want to be messing with. They will travel on the mission together finding both their true grit moments.

Let The Right One In

Genre: horror, drama, romance

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Stars: Kåre HedebrantLina LeanderssonPer Ragnar

Friendship is one thing you can’t live without in your teenage years and when Eli finds out Oskar is bullied she steps in to his defence, but… there’s a big but. She has some super powers which are due to her nature as a sort of vampire, who needs to suck other people’s blood to survive. This is one of the best movies to watch on Hulu as it shows a side of Sweden, in its Stockholm suburbs, that you may have not seen under this light before.  

Apollo 13

Genre: adventure, drama, history

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Tom HanksBill PaxtonKevin Bacon 

Probably what is considered one of the best movies of all time, Apollo 13 is definitely a must watch on Hulu as it depicts the true and tragic story of the Apollo 13 astronauts who during what was considered a routine mission, ended up struggling with their safe return back home. On top of being one cult movie to watch, it also stars Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon, meaning you shouldn’t miss it.

Arrival

Genre: sci-fi, drama, history

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Stars:  Amy AdamsJeremy RennerForest Whitaker

When a mysterious spacecraft lands on earth, the only way forward in understanding the reason why some extra-terrestrial creatures are visiting our planet is to try and code their way to communicate with the team of scientists. The job is assigned to a linguist, who understand  she is involved in their language much more than she’d expected. Arrival is one of the best movies to watch on Hulu.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years 

Genre: documentary, music

Director: Ron Howard

Stars:  John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney

If you want to rediscover some of the Fab Four’s most memorable moments, the documentary directed by Ron Howard is a portrait of their career spanning in the years from 1962 – 1966; if you are a fan, this documentary is even better than some of the best movies to watch on Hulu now.

Heathers

Genre: comedy, crime

Director: Michael Lehmann

Stars: Winona RyderChristian SlaterShannen Doherty

If you have become a fan of Winona Ryder after being glued to Netflix original series Stranger Things, Heathers is one of the best movies to watch on Hulu to explore more into her long and successful career, as she plays the part of a teenager who plans to kill her cool kid schoolmates with the help of her sociopath friend.

Melancholia

Genre: drama, sci-fi

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars:  Kirsten DunstCharlotte GainsbourgKiefer Sutherland 

When it comes to Lars von Trier you already know you should brace yourself for being transported to surrealistic worlds, stories and characters that can interact on distorted time lines and images that will daze and confuse you. In Melancholia a planet threatens colliding with earth on the wedding day of a woman.

Bronson

Genre: action, biography, crime

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Stars:  Tom HardyKelly AdamsLuing Andrews

Charles Bronson is the alter ego of a man who made history in Britain as after he committed a robbery in a post office he managed to spend 34 years in prison from the 7 of the original sentence. In this movie is you can see Tom Hardy in one of his best performances and it is said the two have met and Michael Peterson (Charles Bronson original name), congratulated the actor for depicting him in such a realistic manner.