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There’s a lot to love on Hulu right now.

If you’re looking for the best movies on Hulu, you’ve come to the right place. While the streaming service is better known for its collection of TV shows, there’s no shortage of good movies on Hulu. We update this list monthly, so you can count on each of these recommendations being available when you’re ready for your next night in. Here are the best movies on Hulu right now.

The best movies on Hulu in October 2018

1) Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese gets to play around in the B-movie sandbox with this twisty thriller. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo play U.S. Marshals sent to the titular island to investigate the escape of a murderer. Every bit of new information creates more confusion for the Marshals and the audience. Shutter Island is the kind of movie that is one step ahead at every turn, but even astute viewers who figure out what’s coming will still be entertained watching the pieces fit into place.

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2) Unbreakable

With M. Night Shyamalan rounding out his superhero trilogy in 2019, it’s time to go back to the year 2000 and remind yourself how it all started. Bruce Willis gave one of his best performances as David, a man who doesn’t get sick or hurt, not even in a train crash. The yang to his yin is Elijah, played by the ubiquitous Samuel L. Jackson, a man who seemingly can’t walk a few steps without incurring great physical risk. Unbreakable is either the best or second best M. Night movie. Any excuse to spend time in its world is worth taking.

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3) There Will Be Blood

Paul Thomas Anderson is arguably the best American filmmaker going, and his 2007 film is as representative of his work as any of his masterpieces. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an all-time performance as Daniel Plainview, a prospector of unlimited ambition. It tells a specific story, but it’s also timeless. It’s big, it’s sprawling, it’s messy, it’s a must-see movie. Any movie that makes something as innocuous as a milkshake into an iconic cinematic moment is worth reckoning with it.

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4) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

This 2017 biopic depicts the origins of Wonder Woman on the comic book page and the polyamorous relationship between William Moulton Marston, the man who wrote her, and the women who helped inspire her. Rebecca Hall shines as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, a brilliant mind in her own right. It’s a worthy companion piece to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, one that treats its subject matter with respect and dignity. —Michelle Jaworski

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5) I, Tonya

The main reason to watch I, Tonya is for Margot Robbie’s electric performance as Tonya Harding. The movie walks a tightrope by telling a story most of the audience already knows. The Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan feud has been covered ad nauseam over the years, but the film finds a new angle by focusing on Harding’s disastrous upbringing. The movie uses fourth-wall breaking commentary and an idiots-doing-crime approach to jazz up the story to great effect.

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6) Mulholland Drive

David Lynch’s 2001 film is about Hollywood dreams, but it also exists in its own dream space, bringing us under covers and through doors into an alternate reality. Mulholland Drive was supposed to be a continuation of Twin Peaks, and it took a long road to becoming a feature. But the hallmarks of the series are there: the blonde (Naomi Watts) and brunette Rita (Laura Harring) dynamic, ominous figures, and subconscious imagery. Billy Ray Cyrus makes a cameo, and it features a scene that will make you never want to go near a dumpster again. —Audra Schroeder

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7) Arrival

Aliens randomly show up and strategically place themselves across the globe, with humans falling into complete panic in response. Most movies would take this set up and deliver a city-destroying action-fest. Director Denis Villeneuve and writer Eric Heisserer aim for something more thoughtful and empathetic. It’s a movie about understanding and listening. This sci-fi thinker is one of the best movies of the decade.

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8) City of God

This 2002 Brazilian film about growing up under corruption, poverty, and violence in Rio de Janeiro moves as fast as a Martin Scorsese gangster movie despite containing enough tragedy for 10 depressing documentaries. Director Fernando Meirelles (with help from co-director Kátia Lund) imbues the film with such a sense of gritty realism, it could only be based on real-life experiences. At the same time, the film is so highly stylized, it’s also a uniquely cinematic experience, whether you watch it at home or in a theater. Instead of being buried under the weight of these contradictions, City of God thrives on them. For anyone interested in doing a deep dive, check out City of God: 10 Years Later, a documentary about the lives of the film’s young actors, which is also on Netflix. Beware though, the follow-up is almost as emotionally draining as the first go-around. —Chris Osterndorf

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9) 13 Assassins

Takashi Miike’s samurai epic 13 Assassins, a remake of a 1963 film of the same name, is one of the Japanese master’s best films. It’s about a group of assassins (as you could guess from the title) who team up in an attempt to kill the odious Lord Matsudaira Naritsugu. The first half of the film is restrained as the team comes together and forms its plan, but the film’s climactic battle pays off the buildup and rewards the audience’s patience tenfold (thirteenfold?). It’s roughly 40 minutes of immaculately staged action mayhem. It’s pure spectacle that will take your breath away.

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9) Point Break

Kathryn Bigelow directs action as well as any filmmaker out there. Point Break features the kind of stunt work that still takes your breath away nearly 30 years later. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze have more chemistry than most romantic leads; their friendship becomes as tangible as the money Bodhi’s (Swayze) crew steals. Johnny Utah (Reeves, in his role in a pantheon-level action movie) and Bodhi are a pseudo Romeo and Juliet, with their very real friendship star-crossed before Federal Agent Utah ever crosses paths with the leader of the Ex-Presidents. The movie is ridiculously fun and plays just as well whether this is your first viewing or hundredth. Whatever you do, just make sure you pick this one and not the ill-conceived and poorly executed 2015 remake.

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10) Disappearance of Alice Creed

This kidnapping thriller is an exercise in economical storytelling. It’s based on a play, so it’s no surprise that it makes great use of its limited sets. Alice (Gamma Arterton) is from a wealthy family and is snatched up by two criminals and held for ransom. Nothing goes according to the plan, and the clever script delivers a steady stream of satisfying twists.

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11) The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

First New Zealand gave us Peter Jackson; now it’s given us Taika Waititi. Jackson makes oversized spectacles, and Waititi has built his name on small-scale stories with strong characters (Eagle vs Shark, What We Do in the Shadows). That is, until Marvel recruited him for his own oversized spectacle (Thor: Ragnorok). Wilderpeople is such a delightful movie that you understand why Waititi is getting called up while also being greedy enough to want him to keep making movies where his is the main creative voice. The Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best movies on Hulu.

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12) The Hurt Locker

Usually when people think about war movies, they think about gut-wrenching action. Kathryn Bigelow goes the opposite route for its thrills. Jeremy Renner stars as a Sergeant whose preference to do things his way doesn’t sit well with the rest of the bomb squad. The Hurt Locker is a trip-wire taut drama anchored by career-best work by Renner and strong support from Anthony Mackie. Bigelow’s work made her the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director. The Hurt Locker is a top-tier war film.

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13) Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino’s only film adapted from someone else’s work (Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard), Jackie Brown is a striking departure from the rest of his oeuvre. It has all the hallmarks of a QT film: crackling dialogue, rampant racial slurs, casual violence, and an impeccable soundtrack. But it’s also his most mature film. Pam Grier plays the titular character who gets caught up in an investigation targeting her boss, Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson). Everyone has an angle, and it’s the kind of movie where if you are trying to play someone, you’re getting played.

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14) Baywatch

This remake no one asked for sets out to be nothing but dumb fun and mostly hits the mark. If you think you would enjoy watching super attractive people like the Rock, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, and other swimsuit-clad people run around a beach, Baywatch will get the job done. It’s a movie about lifeguards taking down a crime ring—you know what you’re signing up for. The movie is a (very) loose adaptation of the TV show, with enough winks and nods and expected cameos to please anyone watching for nostalgia’s sake. You don’t have to be a fan of the show to get a kick out of this new version, which is packed with enough jokes to help you beat the heat for two hours.

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15) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Kevin Smith has more acclaimed movies on his résumé, but none funnier than Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The stoner duo (played by Jason Mewes and Smith) move from the sidelines to the spotlight as they set out to Hollywood in order to sabotage the movie based on their likeness. The movie plays like a greatest hits reel for Smith, and he packs the film out with enough references and familiar faces to make fans happy.

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16) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

There’s a hypnotic quality to David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. You can feel it in the trailers for the film, and that intoxicating sensation swallows you up when you watch it. Brad Pitt stars as Benjamin, a man afflicted with a disease that causes him to age in reverse. Questionable southern accent aside, Pitt is quite good in the role. Watching Benjamin age backward against the backdrop of major 20th-century events creates an interesting juxtaposition. Like most Fincher films, Curious is technically dazzling and rewards multiple viewings.

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17) Colossal

We’ve all had bad hangovers, but Gloria (Anne Hathaway) has us beat. In Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, alcoholism is rendered as a literal monster, one that, in this case, destroys Seoul, South Korea, after Gloria spends a night getting tanked. It’s a monster movie where the monster is us. Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens also star. —A.S.

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18) Moonrise Kingdom

If you’ve ever seen a Wes Anderson movie before, you know what to expect here. It’s quirky, it’s got snappy dialog, the images are rendered with painterly precision. But what separates Moonrise Kingdom from his other work is its depiction of childhood. Leads Sam and Suzy are not precocious or pandering, and their relationship is nuanced and honest, despite the usual Anderson quirks. Just as he humanized high schoolers in Rushmore, Anderson again proves he has more respect for young people than most Hollywood filmmakers here. —C.O.

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19) 13 Going on 30

A mid-’80s teenager tired of cliques and puberty drama wishes to fast-forward to adulthood—specifically, to age 30. When her childhood wish becomes a magical reality overnight, one of the funniest coming-of-age rom-coms is born. Jennifer Garner stars as a successful and single 30-year-old who finds that adulthood still comes with its set of challenges, especially when your BFF (Mark Ruffalo) could possibly be your soulmate. —Kristen Hubby

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20) Byzantium

As far as vampire thrillers go, this one is comparatively low-key. Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan play a pair of vampires who have been on the run for hundreds of years. They try to live anonymously, but when their cover is blown, they’re on the run again. It’s arty fare and something that may test the patience of some. Director Neil Jordan creates a beguiling atmosphere, and Arterton and Ronan are strong leads, and combined they help carry the movie through clunky moments. Even if it isn’t totally successful in everything it sets out to do, it’s a worthy effort with enough highlights to make it worth your time.

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21) I Saw the Devil

This South Korean thriller pits two of the country’s most well-known actors (Choi Min-sik and Lee Byung-hun) as a cop and a serial killer, respectively. It’s a cat-and-mouse story, or maybe cat-and-cat is more appropriate, as Byung-hun relentlessly tracks and tortures the man (Min-sik) who killed his wife. The film is directed by maestro Kim Jee-woon, so you’re in good hands. I Saw the Devil is brutal and provocative, and if you have the stomach for it, it’s well worth a watch.

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22) Bound

The Wachowski siblings burst on the scene with this slick-as-hell crime thriller. Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly team up to steal $2 million from the mafia. The plot is straightforward, and the movie rocks along at a fast pace. It’s a testament to the Wachowski’s talent that a movie with a minimal number of locations feels so kinetic and propulsive. Despite going on to work on significantly more expensive and complex films, Bound remains either the best or second-best Wachowski film (the other being The Matrix).

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23) Stronger

David Gordon Green’s film tells the story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal turns in a reliably good performance of Bauman, capturing his isolation and struggle as he adapts to his new life. Green does a nice job mixing in the personal story with the larger narrative of the bombing aftermath. While this is Gyllenhaal’s movie, Tatiana Maslany matches him beat for beat as Jeff’s girlfriend. Stronger embraces the struggle of people, and a city, temporarily broken but not beaten.

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24) Nerve

This Emma Roberts- and Dave Franco-starring techno-thriller is fast-paced fun. Roberts plays a woman looking for some extra money who decides to play a popular online game. In the game, called Nerve, players take on dares from anonymous viewers. For each completed dare, the player gets money instantly deposited into their bank account, so the allure to keep going is strong. Franco is one of the game’s best players, and when he teams up with Roberts, they become a popular duo. The movie is pretty dopey and gets pretty heavy-handed at the end, but it moves so fast that those concerns don’t really hit until long after the film is over.

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25) Barbershop: The Next Cut

The third entry in Ice Cube’s Barbershop series might be its best. The movie, like the barbershop itself, has a looseness to it that makes you want to linger in the shop longer than you need to. The conversation is alternately fun and fierce. The ball-busting goes both ways, with everybody cracking wise and getting cracked on but always in a way that’s good-hearted. If that were all the movie had going, that would be enough for a fun time. But The Next Cut tackles larger issues, most notably the changing racial makeup and growing crime problems of Chicago. In a movie with the central idea of people hashing out the day-to-day of their lives, the thornier societal issues flow naturally out of the conversation, and the movie is consistently entertaining. The cast, including stalwarts Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Sean Patrick Thomas, Anthony Anderson, and newcomers Lamorne Morris, Nicki Minaj, and Common, has easy chemistry and the film’s two hours just fly by. 

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26) Fences

After a successful run on Broadway, Denzel Washington brings this August Wilson play to the silver screen. Washington directs and stars alongside his stage costar Viola Davis in this 1950s-set drama about a man grappling with the life choices he made and the repercussions they have on his family. It’s a powerful film, and you’ll want to keep tissues nearby.

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27) The Brothers Bloom

Before he made the leap to directing movies in a galaxy far, far way Rian Johnson charmed audiences with films like The Brothers Bloom, a movie about two con men brothers (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) and the eccentric mark (Rachel Weisz) of their most ambitious grift. All three leads are a delight here, as the globetrotting story never loses focus on its characters. Between this, the noir Brick, and the sci-fi Looper, Johnson has a knack for absorbing a genre and coming up with a story that winks and nods at its influences while remaining wholly original.

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28) Heathers

Mean Girls before Mean Girls, Scream before Scream, that’s how I pitch this ’80s classic to people who haven’t seen it. It’s a satire and a biting black comedy. High school tales about the coolest of the cool and the people who want to undermine them are the forever-cool leather jackets of film.

29) Before Midnight

Midnight is probably the hardest film to watch in Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, but it’s also probably the best. Released nine years after Before Sunset and 18 years after Before Sunrise, Before Midnight finds Celine and Jesse, the couple at the trilogy’s center, having moved past adolescent romance and youthful desire into middle-aged love… or something like it. The film suggests that ennui, complacency, and resentment are as much a part of growing old with someone as all that “happily ever after” stuff.” Does the third installment’s edge take away from some of the sentiment and passion of the first two? Sure, but in making Celine and Jesse an actual couple, it also finds a surprising beauty in its realism. There’s no word yet on whether Linklater plans to make a fourth installment, but if we never check in with Celine and Jesse again, it will have been worth it for the sad, funny, poignant look at aging and love we got here. —C.O.

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30) 28 Weeks Later

Everybody loves Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, but Juan Carlos Fresdinillo’s sequel is even better. Picking up six weeks after the rage virus ripped through Great Britain, 28 Weeks Later finds the U.K. overrun with military forces trying to contain the virus. The film follows a small group of survivors navigating the infected and the military. The film is relentlessly thrilling and features Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Idris Elba, and Robert Carlyle.

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31) Talladega Nights

Ricky Bobby is every bit the equal of the more quoted and memed Ron Burgandy. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are a comedy duo we should be thanking the gods for; we’re so unworthy of their greatness. People mistakenly think this movie rips on NASCAR, but it’s much friendlier in its ribbing and it’s funnier because it aims for silliness over anything else. 

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32) The Prestige

The Prestige may not be Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious film, or even his most action-packed or most mind-bending, but it does contain examples of everything he does so well. There are layers of twists, heart-stopping visuals, and perhaps most rewarding of all, it falls into the half of Nolan’s filmography where you actually care about the characters. In the lead roles, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale shine as Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, respectively, two illusionists whose quest for revenge and desire to one-up each other takes them down a path of destruction. It’s one of the better movies ever made about the toxic side of competition and rivalry, and over 10 years later, the film’s ending still sends chills down the spine. Plus, David Bowie’s in it. What more do you need? —C.O.

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33) Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film about the chain of government and military command being disrupted in absurdly comedic ways, resulting in impending nuclear war, certainly still has some resonance today. George C. Scott is thrilling to watch as the high-strung General Buck Turgidson, and his physical comedy in the War Room is impeccable. And then there’s Peter Sellers in three different roles, including the titular doctor who doesn’t seem to have control over his hands and has some iffy thoughts about repopulation. —A.S.

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34) Mom and Dad

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair go off the deep end in Brian Taylor’s 2017 comedy-thriller about a mysterious event that causes parents to want to kill their kids. That conceit alone makes this film an acquired taste, but Mom and Dad also gives Cage the room to go completely over the top (like the scene where he destroys a pool table while singing “The Hokey Pokey”) so some dark humor seeps into the murderous rage. Cage doesn’t overpower the film. In fact, there are actually some touching, introspective moments between him and Blair. —Audra Schroeder

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35) Spaceballs

If you’ve never seen Mel Brooks’ 1987 Star Wars satire, now’s the time. Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), Barf (John Candy), Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers), and more make up the ensemble cast, and the film’s many great lines and riffs will make you wish some of the newer Star Wars films and spinoffs had some better jokes. —A.S.

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36) A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Whether you like A.I. or not, it’s such a fascinating artifact that it cannot be dismissed. With Steven Spielberg bringing to life the story the late Stanley Kubrick worked on, this version of A.I. mixes two disparate sensibilities. It’s not hard to see how the story of a robot boy trying to become real to gain acceptance would appeal to both men. This hybrid version is tantalizingly close to being a masterpiece, but whatever it is, anyone serious about cinema should see it.

37) Force Majuere

In the aftermath of an avalanche, a wife accuses her husband of trying to save himself over his own family as the audience gets a raw and sometimes uncomfortable look at a marriage on the brink of falling apart. It’s a gripping character drama, and there’s even a familiar face in Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju. —M.J.

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38) Borgman

Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman is a tale of a modern-day bogeyman. The titular character, played masterfully by Jan Bijvoet, slowly infiltrates the home and life of an upper-class family by simply asking for a favor. He appears to be a drifter in need of a bath, but this isn’t a typical home-invasion thriller. There are no masked psychopaths or bumps in the night. Borgman is from another realm—a shape-shifter, a trickster—and his increasing control over the family is even more chilling given a lack of real motive. —A.S.

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39) Midnight in Paris

Written and directed by Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris is a feel-good movie that will make you want to book a trip to Paris in hopes of finding adventure. While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s (Rachel McAdams) family, a nostalgic screenwriter (Owen Wilson) travels back in time to the 1920s when the clock strikes midnight. He hangs out with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and learns what’s missing in his own life in the process. —K.H.

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40) Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Every long running horror series has at least one or two down the line sequels that are better than expected. H20 is one of those for the Halloween series. It’s a slasher in the post-Scream mode (no surprise since Scream scribe Kevin Williamson wrote the script), so it’s quippy, self-aware, and fully of jump scares. Twenty years after the original Halloween, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in hiding, but that doesn’t stop Michael Myers from finding her and slicing up countless teens along the way. H20 plays all of the genre hits well enough to make it a fun watch.

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41) Election

Here’s the thing about Election: You need to watch it at least twice, preferably several years apart. How you feel about the sad-sack high school teacher played by Matthew Broderick, the ambitious overachiever student played by Reese Witherspoon, and their escalating feud – it might change depending on how old you are. But even if you find out you are always Team Broderick or always Team Witherspoon, it’s worth re-watching just for the laughs, which in classic Alexander Payne style, are born from familiar humiliation and recognizable human folly. 

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42) Goon

There’s a growing realization that Seann William Scott is an underrated actor. Yes, Steve Stifler, the Stifmeister. That guy. Scott has had woefully few opportunities to show his chops, but in movies like The Promotion and especially Goon, he gets to show off a deftness for more subtle humor and emotions than American Pie demanded. In Goon, he plays a hockey player who excels only at fighting, but it’s his ticket to a brief respite from the drudgery life has waiting for him. Goon proved to be a cult hit, and Goon 2 is in the can and awaiting release in the U.S.

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43) Ingrid Goes West

Single White Female gets a social media twist in Ingrid Goes West. Aubrey Plaza plays the obsessive Ingrid, who sets her sights on a prolific Instagram star, played with bubbly energy by Elizabeth Olsen. Ingrid is a character right in Plaza’s wheelhouse, and she’s exactly as good as you think she would be as an angry, socially awkward young woman. The breakout star here is O’Shea Jackson Jr., who proves that his work playing his father in Straight Outta Compton is no fluke. The movie doesn’t go quite as far as its strong cast is capable of going, but the result is still a satisfying comedy.

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44) They Came Together

A cult hero among the cult, David Wain’s trademark absurdity reaches new heights in this rom-com spoof, starring the most likable leading duo of the 21st century (Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd). Not a single genre trope is left unspoofed and there are so many jokes crammed into this movie that you need at least three, and probably more, viewings just to catch everything. —Eddie Strait

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45) Terminator

Could this be the best time-travel story ever? Forget about how convoluted the franchise’s mythology became with each successive entry, the original Terminator is so elegant in its core concept, so economically executed, its punches land harder than in any of its sequels.

46) The Good, the Bad, and the Weird

South Korean maestro Kim Jee-woon’s riff on the Man With No Name films is pure cinema. The titular trio is after treasure, but everywhere they turn there’s an army or bandits waiting to wreck their plans. The action set pieces are true showstoppers. They’re intricately choreographed and jaw-dropping in their scope. Movies don’t get much more fun than this.

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47) Jeff Who Lives at Home

The hyper-prolific brothers Jay and Mark Duplass delivered one of their best films with this 2011 dramedy. Jeff (Jason Segel) is a slacker who spends a day with his brother Pat (Ed Helms). What starts out as a simple errand turns into the brothers sneaking around to see if Pat’s wife is having an affair. Along the way the day turns out to be a major turning point in Jeff’s life. It’s not surprising that the Duplass brothers would find great, success in a movie centered on brothers.

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48) Beach Rats

Coming-of-age indie stories are a dime a dozen, but Beach Rats separates itself primarily through the lead performance by Harris Dickinson. Dickinson plays Frankie, a teen who spends his days hanging out with his deadbeat friends and his evenings online looking for older guys to hook up with. Frankie’s frustrations in exploring his sexuality and accepting himself are blunt and relatable. Beach Rats is the kind of movie that will always fly under the radar of most people, but those who give it a chance will find it rewarding.

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49) Daddy Longlegs

If nothing else, it’s worth looking up Daddy Longlegs just for its poster. It’s about a father (co-star and co-writer Ronald Bronstein) who’s terrible at being a dad but nevertheless must forge ahead with his very limited amount of time with his sons. The movie, like its protagonist, will test the patience and comfort of its audience. If you’re looking for something different, look no further. The movie’s co-directors, Josh and Benny Safdie, are having a bit of a moment with their acclaimed film Good Time, so now’s a good time to check out their feature debut.

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50) Columbus

Acclaimed video essayist Kogonada makes his feature directorial debut with this low-key drama about a man (John Cho) who comes home to be with his ailing father and strikes up a friendship with a young woman (Haley Lu Richardson) tethered to the titular town. Every shot of Kogonada’s film is deeply considered, and the images are as well crafted as the architecture the characters obsess over. But at the heart of it are Cho and Richardson, who gives two of 2017’s best performances.

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October 2018: Movies and TV shows

Oct. 1

60 Days In: Complete Season 4 (A&E)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
America’s Book of Secrets: Complete Seasons 1 & 2
American Pickers: Complete Season 18
American Psycho 
American Psycho 2 
An Eye for an Eye 
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 4
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
The Arrival (1996)
Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
Beacon Point (2017)
Bees Make Honey (2017)
Bitter Moon (1992)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows (2000)
Bob’s Burgers: Season 9 Premiere (FOX)
Blue Steel (1989)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Call Me (1988)
Capture (2017)
Charlotte (2017)
Child’s Play (1988)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Closer (2004)
Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Comic Book Villains (2002)
The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 5 (History)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Dark Blue (2003)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Death Wish 2 (1982)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
El Clon: Complete Season 1 (Telemundo)
Election (1999)
Escaping Polygamy: Complete Season 3 (Lifetime)
Evangeline (2015)
Extreme Justice (1993)
Family Guy: Season 16 Premiere (FOX)
Flyboys (2006)
Frank and Jesse (1994)
Frank & Johnny (1991)
Frida (2002)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Glass Shield (1994)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Gordy (1995)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Heist (2015)
Hoarders: Complete Season 9 (A&E)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Hunting Hitler: Complete Season 3 (History)
The House of Spirits (1993)
How to Get Girls (2017)
Insomnia (2002)
Intervention: Complete Season 20 (A&E)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012)
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)
Joe the King (1999)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Kingpin: Complete Season 1 (History)
Little Women: Atlanta: Complete Season 4 (Lifetime)
Little Women: LA: Complete Season 6 (Lifetime)
The Long Riders (1980)
Married at First Sight: Complete Season 5 (Lifetime)
More than a Game (2009)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
Music and Lyrics (2007)
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Nightwatch: Complete Season 3 (A&E)
No Vacancy (1998)
Once Bitten (1985)
The Others (2001)
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Pieces of April (2003)
Platoon (1986)
Prancer (1989)
The Presidio (1988)
The Prophecy (1995)
Raging Bull (1980)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Rec (2009)
Rec 2 (2010)
Rec 3 (2012)
Rec 4 (2015)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Rust and Bone (2012)
Scary Movie (2000)
The Second Arrival (1998)
The Simpsons: Season 30 Premiere (FOX)
The Simone Biles Story (2018)
Six Weeks (1982)
The Son of No one (2011)
Split Image (1982)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Storage Wars: Complete Season 11 (A&E)
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Undercover High: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Wes Craven Presents: They (2002)
Wild Bill (1995)
Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010)

Oct. 2

The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

Oct. 3

Dheepan (2016)
Ma Ma (2015)
RBG (2018)
The Eye (2007)

Oct. 4

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Dubbed): Complete Season 1 (Crunchyroll)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Complete Season 8 (Bravo)
The Gospel According to Andre (2018)

Oct. 5

Into The Dark: THE BODY:  Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
La Diosa Coronada: Complete Season 1 (Telemundo)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Complete Season 10 (Bravo)
Station 19: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Superstore: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
Will & Grace: Season 10 Premiere (NBC)

Oct. 6

Child Support: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Dot.: Complete Season 2A (Universal Kids)
Fresh Off The Boat: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Speechless: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
Lowlife (2018)
Pyewacket (2018)

Oct. 8

Alguien Te Mira: Complete Season 1 (Telemundo)
Shark Tank: Season 10 Premiere (ABC)

Oct. 10

Miles from Tomorrowland: Complete Season 3 (Disney Jr.)
What We Become (2016)

Oct. 11

The Quest of Alaine Ducasse (2017)

Oct. 12

Light As a Feather: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Oct. 13

Blindspot: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

Oct. 14

Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja (Dubbed): Complete Season 1 (Crunchyroll)
The Miracle Season (2018)

Oct. 15

The Alec Baldwin Show: Series Premiere (ABC)
Birthday Girl (2018)
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

Oct. 16

El Fantasma de Elena: Complete Season 1 (Telemundo)

Oct. 17

Black-ish: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Splitting Up Together: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
The Conners: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Kids are Alright: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Rookie: Series Premiere (ABC)

Oct. 19

Darling in the Franxx (Dubbed): Complete Season 1 (Crunchyroll)

Oct. 22

Results (2015)

Oct. 24

Overlord (Dubbed): Complete Season 2 (Crunchyroll)

Oct. 25

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Oct. 26

Tadpole (2000)

Oct. 27

Midnight, Texas: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

Oct. 29

Racer and the Jailbird (2018)

What’s leaving Hulu in October 2018

Oct. 31

13 Going on 30 (2004)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
American Gigolo (1980)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Avenging Force (1986)
Babe (1995)
Barfly (1987)
Black Rain (1989)
Body Count (1997)
Boomerang (1992)
Bull Durham (1988)
Cold War (2012)
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Dead Hands Dig Deep (2016)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Double Whammy (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Fled (1996)
Godzilla (1998)
Hidalgo (2004)
High Noon (1952)
How to Build a Machine (2016)
In & Out (1997)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Journey to Space (2015)
Kazaam (1996)
Murphy’s Law (1986)
New in Town (2009)
No Way Out (1987)
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Original Sin (2001)
Patriot Games (1992)
Planet Hulk (2013)
Point Break (1991)
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Signs (2002)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Street Smart (1987)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
The Elephant Man (1980)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
True Colors (1991)
Unbreakable (2000)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Up Close and Personal (1996)
Pawn (2013)
Precious Cargo (2016)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Rabbit Hole (2011)
Rare Birds (2002)
The Rock (1996)
Salsa (1988)
Sex Drive (2008)
Six Shooters (2013)
Sleepers (1996)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Spaceballs (1987)
Superstar (1999)
The Suffering (2016)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Trade (2007)
Witness (1985)
Wooly Boys (2004)

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Here are the best thrillers and action movies to get your heart racing, classic movies when you want a blast from the past, sad movies when you need a good cry, and funny movies on Hulu when you need a good laugh.

Editor’s note: This article shares blurbs with some of our other streaming guides and is regularly updated for relevance.

Eddie Strait

Eddie Strait

Eddie Strait is a member of the Austin Film Critic Association. His reviews focus primarily on streaming entertainment, with an emphasis on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other on-demand services.