Hulu had some setbacks in its early days, but it has slowly become a major streaming service. While Netflix is still ahead of the pack, and Amazon loops you in because you've already signed up for their Prime service, you'd prefer to give Hulu a try. The streaming service isn't just amassing quality TV series like The Handmaid's Tale and Castle Rock, it also has a surprising amount of movies.
If you don't want anything on Netflix or Amazon to intrigue you, or if you just want to get the most out of your subscription, check out these 10 most popular movies currently on Hulu.
This post was last updated on September 23rd to include The Social Network.
Dan Trachtenberg, the director, has been working on an adaptation of his novel.
Patrick Aison, writer
Amber Midthunder, Mohammad Albaaj, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Trush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, and Dane DiLiegro are among the cast members.
Dan Trachtenberg simplifies the notion of hunter vs. hunted, putting the iconic villain against Naru (an excellent Amber Midthunder), a Comanche woman in 1719. With Trachtenberg and his fantastic cast, you can make this franchise better than it has been in years.
Prey is now available on Hulu.
The Worst Person in the World
Joachim Trier, the director, is a German film maker.
Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier are the writers.
Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert Nordrum are among the cast members.
The Worst Person in the World is a film by Joachim Triers that explores how the loves of our lives transform who we become. We see as the film's main character Julie (the brilliant Renate Reinsve) reinvents herself many times, unsure that she is making a decision in her youth that will define her for the rest of her life. Trier shows us how life is all about these reinventions, these choices, these loves, and how beautiful and frightening life can be.
On Hulu, you can watch The Worst Person in the World.
Mimi Cave, the director, has been chosen.
Lauryn Kahn, an English writer, has written numerous books.
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jonica T. Gibbs, and Charlotte Le Bon are the main actors.
Fresh is a great film about dating in the modern age, but only a few movies go off the rails as Nora (Daisy Edgar-Jones) tries out online dating only to have a pleasant meet-up at a supermarket with Steve (Sebastian Stan) who is also a lover of the most forbidden meats.
Fresh is available on Hulu for the first time.
Guillermo del Toro, the filmmaker
Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan are two of the most prolific writers.
Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn star in the film.
When Edmund Goulding's 1947 version of Nightmare Alley was released, it dulled down some of William Lindsay Gresham's books that had been released the previous year. That's certainly not the case with Guillermo del Toro's adaptation, which deals with life in a traveling carnival, which leads to greed, deception, and lies that might be his downfall. Bonaime, Ross Bonaime,
Nightmare Alley is now available on Hulu.
Pablo Larrain, the filmmaker, has been a wonderful person.
Steven Knight, writer,
Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, and Stella Gonet are among the cast members.
Kristen Stewart takes on a stunning role as Princess Diana in a sea of Princess Di adaptations. Diana grows increasingly isolated at the damp, dark castle of Balmoral, and the inhabitants become increasingly antagonists.
Spencer is now available on Hulu.
The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan, the director
Jonathan Nolan, writer
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine star in the cast.
The Dark Knight is a masterpiece, full-stop. Christopher Nolan successfully introduced the world to the idea of a brutal reboot with Batman Begins, but for the sequel he crafted an epic, surprising, and heartbreaking story of escalation. Next up, Aaron Eckharts Harvey Dent, who plays the Joker, who creates a meaty, fulfilling, and heartbreaking character for the Bruce Wayne foil.
On Hulu, you may watch The Dark Knight.
Michael Sarnoski, the director, is the following.
Michael Sarnoski and Vanessa Block are the three writers on the block.
Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, and David Knell star in the film.
Pig is a stunningly shot meditation on loss that demonstrates that Nicolas Cage is one of the country's greatest living actors, and it also serves as a powerful reminder that some of the greatest movies can happen when you are least expecting them. He will have to return to the place he used to live in Portland in order to find them.
Watch Pig on Hulu.
Lorene Scafaria, the director, has given her input.
Lorene Scafaria and Jessica Pressler are the writers.
Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, and Mette Towley star in this film.
The film Hustlers is a case in point that diversity behind-the-scenes can produce more interesting and refreshing films. Jessica Pressler's award-winning essay follows a group of strippers who decides to reclaim control of their lives by hustling the titles of their clients in order to make more money. Theyre caught in a world and a system that does not care about them, so why should they? Cardi B and Lizzo are two professional dance actors who play
Hustlers is available on Hulu.
Roland Emmerich, the director, is a German film director.
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are both writers.
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, and Harvey Fierstein are among the cast.
Independence Day is the sole occasion to remember Roland Emmerich's 1996 action film, which spanned the entire world as aliens attacked over three days in July. Most importantly, Independence Day has a remarkable cast that includes then up-and-comer Will Smith, legendary 90s action actor Bill Pullman, and the greatest movie president of all time, President Thomas J. Whitmore.
Independence Day is now available on Hulu.
The Social Network
David Fincher, the director
Aaron Sorkin, the writer, is a professional sports writer.
Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake, and Max Minghella are all cast in this film.
The Social Network almost appeared like a joke at first. Even with Zodiac and Fight Club's creator Aaron Sorkin directing the film, It Turned Out to be One of Fincher's Best Films of the 2010s, as Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg in this sort of origin story for the major social media platform. Fincher's entire work is impeccable, from the thumping score by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor to the quick-fire dialogue delivered by a talented
Hulu is now offering to watch The Social Network.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen, directorial: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Amin, as writers.
Flee, a non-fiction animated film, captures the devastation that refugees suffer as they do in Kabul. The film follows Amin through his terrifying journey to Russia in a shipping container, before finally ending in Copenhagen. This Sundance award winner stayed with me long after I saw it at the festival.
Flee is available on Hulu.
Craig Gillespie, director
Steven Rogers, the writer, is the author.
Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, and Allison Janney are among the cast.
Craig Gillespies demonstrates empathy for a forgotten figure from the 1990s. Everyone who saw Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics was aware of their prejudices. However, Gillespie reminds us to reconsider our assumptions and shine a spotlight on a girl who has never had it as easy as her peers.
I, Tonya, on Hulu, you can watch it now.
Thomas Vinterberg, the director, is a well-known film director.
Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm are two of the most accomplished writers.
Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, and Magnus Millang make up the cast.
Another Round, the 2021 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, is a funny story that quickly blossoms into a melancholy reflection on life. Martin is unhappy and looking for something more when he joins his other classmates and fellow teachers in drinking all the time as a test to see how it will impact their lives. However, Mikkelsen also does an impressive and moving dance sequence which makes it a must-see on its own.
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The Bob's Burgers Movie
Loren Bouchard and Bernard Derriman are the directors.
Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith are the two female writers.
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Zach Galifianakis, and Kevin Kline are among the actors in the cast.
The Bob's Burgers Movie often feels like a bunch of Bob's Burgers episodes combined into a larger story for the big screen, but who doesn't want that much Belcher family goodness? Musical numbers, a mystery for Gene, Louise, and Tina to solve, and Bob and Linda's weird and funny ways as they try to save their restaurant once more.
The Bob's Burgers Movie is now available on Hulu.
Robert Zemeckis is the director of The Lion King.
William Broyles Jr., the writer.
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy star in the film.
Cast Away, one of the most ambitious dramas ever written, was shot over the course of two years, with a yearlong break in between. The film follows an analyst played by Tom Hanks who gets trapped on an island for an extended period of time. For the second portion of the film, Zemeckis used this time to make What Lies Beneath, another proof that Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time.
Cast Away is now available on Hulu.
Darren Aronofsky, director
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John J. McLaughlin are the writers.
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder star in the film.
Black Swan is packed with surprises. Ballet. Horror. Ambition. Queer awakenings. Natalie Portman's stunning performance as Nina, a mute but determined ballet dancer who is pushed to the edge by her overbearing tutor and mother, has enthralled the audience. That's the goal of every film. The viewer is meant to be as lost as Nina.
Black Swan is now available on Hulu.
Julia Ducournau, director/writer
Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, and Lais Salameh star in the film.
Yes, Titane is the film in which a woman has sex with a car, and yes, she gets pregnant because of that sexual interaction. But Julia Ducournau's film is how this initial plot, which takes a sharp turn to become one of the most touching and beautiful films about family in recent years.
Titane is now available on Hulu.
Chloe Zhao, writer/director, is the author of this book.
Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, and Swankie are the cast.
Nomadland is a moving and melancholy portrait of a post-recession America that still manages to portray the beauty and humanity of a country where, for a countless reasons, weve become so distant from one another. It's a deft, thoughtful film that is held together by Zhaos direction and McDormand's commanding voice.
Nomadland is now available on Hulu.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson, the director, is a professional photographer.
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach are both writers.
George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson are among the cast members.
Wes Anderson has only directed two animated films in his career. One is Isle of Dogs, while the other is Fantastic Mr. Fox, which Anderson calls "Fantastic." After a former thief who now lives in New York City, Fox quit his job and spent the next two years trying to be a decent citizen. But soon enough, Mr. Fox discovers that his wife is in danger.
Fantastic Mr. Fox on Hulu
Alexander Nanau, director
Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opris are two of the most prolific writers.
The story begins with a fire at a Collectiv nightclub in Romania, but after its discovered that people who should have died died due to infection at various hospitals, the scandal begins. Thus begins a probe into the Romanian health care system, showing those who are either hiding and hedging while others attempt to change the system while facing obstacles set forth by their predecessors.
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