The 50 best movies 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.

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The best movies on Hulu in November 2019

1) Winter’s Bone

Debra Granik’s Ozark-set noir is a remarkably economical bit of filmmaking. It’s about a young woman, Ree (Jennifer Lawrence), struggling to keep her family together. She goes out looking for her deadbeat, drug-dealing father, but every step closer brings Ree deeper into a web of crime. Winter’s Bone is lean and mean, and Lawrence really is great as Ree. Between this and the excellent Leave No Trace, Granik has a sharp eye for the lives of people living on the margins.

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2) What Lies Beneath

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3) Shoplifters

In the hands of other directors or actors, Shoplifters would be a very different film. But director Hirokazu Kore-eda has an incredible amount of empathy for the family at the center of the film—even when they’re faced with the ethical implications of taking in a young girl who had been abused instead of returning her home. Shoplifters explores what it means to choose your own family and slowly eases viewers in while never completely ignoring the larger moral questions, which makes it all the more devastating when things begin to fall apart. —Michelle Jaworski

Hulu best movies: Shoplifters Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing/YouTube

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. —M.J.

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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) Overboard

This update of the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell classic stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. Faris and Derbez play Kate and Leo; she’s a struggling single mother and he’s a wealthy playboy. After Leo suffers a head injury that gives him amnesia, Kate uses that to her advantage. As you can imagine, the initial animosity between the two turns into genuine affection, but not without some bumps along the way. Overboard is a slight, silly movie that rides the charms of Faris and Derbez. -E.S.

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7) 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. —Audra Schroeder

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8) Damsel

This ersatz western from writers and directors David and Nathan Zellner is hard to look away from. The brothers tweak the typical Western formula just enough to keep viewers off balance. Samuel (Robert Pattinson, great) is traveling the Wild West to reunite with his lost love Penelope (Mia Wasikowska, even better). Samuel is likable enough, but with his clean looks and fast tongue he’s a far cry from the traditional gruff, masculine leading man you’ll find in these stories. The first half of Damsel is an entertaining and slight, but the film reveals its true, darker intentions when the two paramours reconnect in its second half. Damsel is an off-kilter Western that you should make time for.

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9) The 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. The action is exhilarating, the special effects were state-of-the-art for their time, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s captivating, villainous performance rightfully launched him to movie stardom with one of the most iconic catchphrases in film history: “I’ll be back.” —E.S.

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10) The 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) Get Shorty

Crime comes to Hollywood when mafia hitman Chili Palmer decides he wants to get into the movie business. But he soon realizes that getting a movie made is just as difficult as any job he’s had before. Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel, Get Shorty is a crackling good time that will make you laugh often. John Travolta does some of his most entertaining work as Chili, and the cast is lights out, from Gene Hackman and Renee Russo down to supporting players like James Gandolfini.

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13) Support the Girls

Support the Girls is one of 2018’s best kept secrets. This unassuming day-in-the-life story tracks the goings-on at a mom-and-pop Hooters knockoff restaurant. Put-upon manager Lisa (a tremendous Regina Hall) has too much on her plate, between indifferent ownership, dwindling business, and the personal problems of her and her staff. At first blush, Lisa comes across as the only adult in the room, but as the film unfolds and we see more shades of the supporting characters, it blossoms into something more thoughtful, empathetic, and heartening. 

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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) Mission: Impossible – Fallout

The Mission: Impossible films continue to get better and better, and Fallout is the best Mission yet. The plot revolves around Ethan Hunt and his team as they search for stolen plutonium and yadda, yadda, yadda. The story is a continuation from the previous entry, Rogue Nation, and the two movies make an excellent pair. That’s all good as well, and satisfying, but that’s not why we’re here. The stunt work in this movie is absolutely insane, almost as insane as Tom Cruise’s commitment to performing his own stunts. With returning players Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and new additions in Henry Cavill, and Angela Bassett, Fallout offers an embarrassment of riches. -E.S.

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16) Cloverfield

From concept to execution, Cloverfield is a blast. Say what you will about J.J. Abrams, but the man knows how to make an event movie. For Cloverfield, he roped in longtime collaborators Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), both masters of genre. Cloverfield is much scarier than you’d think for a monster romp. And with a Cloverfield Cinematic Universe taking shape (2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and 2018’s The Cloverfield Paradox), now’s a great time for a refresher on how it all began.

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) The Sisters Brothers

Anchored by a dynamite cast, The Sisters Brothers is a stealthily funny Western about a pair of brothers looking for two men searching for gold. The brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix), are well known assassins, but when they cross paths with Morris and Warm (Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed). All four men get more than they bargained for. The Sisters Brothers is funny, violent, and surprisingly poignant at times. -E.S.

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19) Force Majeure 

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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20) A Simple Plan

Before Sam Raimi got snapped up for mega-budget fare with 2002’s Spider-Man, he made A Simple Plan, adapting Scott Smith’s bestselling novel about two brothers and a friend who come across a bag of money and the host of trouble that comes along with it. Paranoia and greed quickly grab hold of the men and quickly becomes the cause of their downfall. Toplined by Bill Paxton and Oscar-nominated Billy Bob Thornton, the movie is supremely entertaining. It’s the kind of adult thriller that comes along and gets the “why don’t they make’em like this” tag and carries the mantle until the next one comes along. If you like well-crafted films that tell their story well, buckle in.

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21) 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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22) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

DreamWorks closes out its best film series with The Hidden World. After their adventures in the first two films, Hiccup and the eternally loveable Toothless have created the peaceful world they want to live in. But their plans are disrupted when Toothless befriends a new dragon, Light Fury, and Hiccup’s position as village chief is challenged. Over the course of these three Dragon films, writer-director Dean DeBlois has crafted a gorgeous and emotionally complex world that viewers will be visiting and revisiting for a long time. -E.S.

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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) Polytechnique

Denis Villeneuve is now a well-established name thanks to heady sci-fi films like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, but in 2009, he tackled a true story. In December 1989, Marc Lépine opened fired at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, killing 14 female students and injuring 14 other women and men. Women—and Canada’s feminist movement—were Lépine’s target, and though Villeneuve’s black-and-white film is beautifully framed and paced, the film’s enduring relevance leaves one with a sense of dread. —A.S.

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25) Hot Tub Time Machine

I can’t fault anyone for passing on another dude-bro comedy, but for those so inclined, Hot Tub Time Machine is a strong option. John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke star as four guys who combine a night of heavy partying and hot tubbing causes them to slip back in time to 1986. The movie has a lot of fun playing with time travel paradoxes, which lends even the less sophisticated jokes an air of wit. Hot Tub combines a likable cast with clever writing. If you’re in the mood, hop in the hot tub.

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26) Vice

Adam McKay’s unapologetic screed against former Vice President Cheney is as caustic as a movie can be. Vice exemplifies preaching to the choir, but when it’s done this well it’s hard to look away. The film covers Cheney’s political career through his time as George W. Bush’s VP. As portrayed by an excellent Christian Bale (with incredible makeup work), Cheney is presented as a power hungry man who is ruthlessly effective, emphasis on ruthless. Vice won’t change your pre-existing opinions of one of the most influential people in modern American politics, but it will undoubtedly provoke a reaction. -E.S.

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27) Wonder

Get your hanky ready, because Wonder will do a number on your emotions. Based on the popular book, Wonder is about Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), a young boy with a medical condition that causes a facial deformity. After years of homeschooling, Auggie’s parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) send him off to school for fifth grade, where not everyone is so quick to accept Auggie as he is. The movie is a treatise on kindness, and is the kind of movie that will resonate with kids and adults alike. Wonder is an uplifting movie that wants to put good into the world.

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28) Heathers

This isn’t a rom-com in the traditional sense, thanks to the line “fuck me gently with a chainsaw,” among other things. But the relationship between Winona Ryder’s and Christian Slater’s characters is one of the more complex to emerge from the ‘80s high school genre. Veronica (Ryder), one of the four popular “Heathers,” finds a mirror in JD (Slater), an outcast who inadvertently hatches a plan that kills one of the Heathers. Their relationship doesn’t have a meet-cute; it’s more about what love (or lust) makes you blind to. —A.S.

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29) A Quiet Place

Not for the faint-hearted, A Quiet Place is one of the scariest films of 2018. The concept is simple: In post-apocalyptic America, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt play the parents of a young family, hiding from deadly aliens who attack based on sound. This family has carved out a surprisingly idyllic existence in the countryside, but they must live in complete silence, communicating only in sign language. Obviously, this is a great idea for a horror movie, but the execution is what really elevates it to greatness. A Quiet Place is warm, thoughtful, and visually beautiful, while also being a muscle-clenching watch. —Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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30) The Matrix

Seriously? Do you seriously need me to tell you how good The Matrix is? How it’s the Wachowskis’ most sublimely cerebral, gloriously weird, well-executed work ever? How it changed the face of Hollywood, setting the gold standard for sci-fi and action movies for years to come? How Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss created some of the most iconic movie characters of all time? How it’s the movie that makes you go, “Whoa”? Seriously, do I need to tell you all that? If the answer is yes, I just, I can’t with you. Get out of here, go watch this movie already. —C.O.

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31) Booksmart (available 11/18)

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, is a high school graduation party comedy masterfully redone for our current era. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein play Amy and Molly, two teens who spent their high school years preparing to attend an Ivy League college. They didn’t leave much time for having fun, and they attempt to rectify that by attending a big party the night before graduation. Booksmart is already being compared to other similar films in the genre, like Superbad. Yet Booksmart is more than a simple graduation party comedy. At its core, the film is about female friendships and the process of becoming an adult. Its complicated characters and smart writing make it one of the best comedies that I’ve seen in recent years.

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32) Annihilation

In Alex Garland’s adaptation of Annihilation, we still get to explore Area X, a quarantined area of land besieged by mysterious environmental changes. That’s about where the similarities to the book end. The film uses author Jeff VanderMeer’s spectral setting to get in its characters’ heads. Natalie Portman plays Lena, a biologist and former soldier who is grieving the loss of her husband, Kane (Oscar Isaac). He was sent into Area X on a secret mission and feared dead, but he suddenly returns home—altered. Lena’s mission there is one of truth and redemption, but Portman plays her with appropriate detachment. We don’t really know her true motives, and fellow travelers Anya (Gina Rodriguez), Cass (Tuva Novotny), Josie (Tessa Thompson), and Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) have their own reasons for going on an apparent suicide mission. —A.S.

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33) Thelma

Thelma is about a lonely college student struggling to reconcile her religious upbringing with the feelings she develops for a fellow student. To complicate matters more, Thelma long-suppressed psychokinetic abilities begin resurfacing. The movie is a bit of a mind-bender, and one that rewards viewers that are willing to go on the ride. Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier is a rising star in world cinema, and this is his most challenging film to date.

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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. —A.S.

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35) Vox Lux

If divisive movies are your thing, look no further than Vox Lux. Natalie Portman plays Celeste Montgomery, a pop star whose success and personal demons are linked to a traumatic childhood event. As Celeste gears up for the first concert in support of her sixth album, she’s a mess on the verge of a breakdown. Vox Lux is brash, with a fire-breathing performance from Portman that is impossible to look away from. If you like A Star Is Born but wish it had been more acerbic, Vox Lux may be for you. -E.S.

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36) Jackass 3D

It’s easy to overlook the sublime artistry of the Jackass films, what with all the bodily harm and gross-out gags taking center stage. But beneath the pain is some of the finest modern-day slapstick action you can find. Johnny Knoxville and company are showmen of the highest order. Not only are they risking their lives and sanity for our amusement, but they also put a lot of creative care into their work. If you have enjoyed any Jackass work in the past, you’ll definitely enjoy 3D, and if you don’t care for their work, well, you probably skipped over this blurb already.

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37) The Orphanage

The Orphanage is one of the best horror movies of the 21st century. It’s a humane and terrifying story set at what used to be an orphanage. A family moves into the house and the family’s son begins communicating with the spirit of a former orphanage resident. If you’re blood-averse, The Orphanage is a great option. Director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) shows remarkable restraint. He lets the tension build steadily and never sells out the film’s emotional honesty for cheap scares.

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38) Liar Liar

Out of all of Jim Carrey’s comedy hits from the ‘90s, Liar Liar has proven to be the one that holds up best. The concept of a man bound by his son’s birthday wish to not tell a lie for 24 hours is ridiculously simple and simply ridiculous. That’s the best kind of premise. Carrey’s verbal and physical dexterity is in top form as motor-mouthed lawyer Fletcher Reede, who struggles through a hectic day at home and in court.

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39) Kingpin

The Farrelly brothers’ Kingpin stands alongside The Big Lebowski as one of the preeminent bowling movies of the ‘90s. Over the years, Kingpin’s reputation has grown substantially, and it’s now viewed as one of the decade’s best comedies. Any movie with Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray is worth your time, and Kingpin will reward your investment. The Farrelly brothers lost their touch over years, but Kingpin stands alongside Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary as their best work.

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40) The Guilty

In this Danish thriller, Holm, a police officer working in the dispatch center, takes a phone call that will change his life. On the other end of the line is a frantic woman who has been kidnapped in front of her kids. The film is anchored by a tremendous lead performance from Jakob Cedergren and a smart script that mixes pathos and plenty of twists. The Guilty is one of 2018’s best-kept secrets.

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41) If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins’ follow up to Moonlight is searing and emotional, in all the best ways. Based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Fonny and Tish, two young lovers struggling to stay together in a world set on tearing them apart. Fonny has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit and is stuck in jail, while Tish, who is pregnant, does everything she can to prove Fonny’s innocence. Set against a backdrop of heartbreak, Beale Street is a film full of love. From James Laxton’s luscious cinematography, to Nicholas Britell’s wondrous score, to the uniformly excellent direction and acting, Beale Street is a masterpiece. 

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42) The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum sees Matthew McConaughey transforming into the ultimate bohemian layabout, Moondog. The performance here is stellar. McConaughey’s inherent charisma is a perfect framing for the outlandish Moondog.“I’m a bottom-feeder, I gotta go low to get high,” says the washed-up poet who spends his days meandering around the seaside bars. Director Harmony Korine has moved onto the hedonistic portion of his career, examining human ugliness through the lens of excess and luxury. The Beach Bum has no cohesive theming or satisfying comeuppance for its despicable anti-hero and that’s deliciously true to life. Moondog is the same person he was at the beginning of the film when the credits roll. It can be equally appreciated as just a psychedelic, drug-fueled wild ride or as a thesis refuting the very concept of the hero’s journey. -Ignacio Martinez

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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) Tangerine

So many movies are given infinite resources and still manage to feel so minuscule that they might as well not even exist. Sean Baker’s Tangerine, however, is a testament to how much filmmakers can achieve with very little. Shot on an iPhone, the movie cost relative pennies to make, but Tangerine is a hypnotic, extraordinary film about the friendship between two sex workers. That bond is tested over the course of a very long day, and the plot’s simplicity masks its power. After finding out her boyfriend isn’t faithful, Sin-Dee (Kiki Rodriguez) goes off on a quest to locate his mistress. Meanwhile, Alexandra (Mya Taylor) prepares for a performance at a local club. Filmed on a stretch of Santa Monica known as a nexus of prostitution in the city, Tangerine captures the feel of Los Angeles better than any film I’ve ever seen. It’s simultaneously stylish, low-key, and groundbreaking in its authentic depiction of life on the streets. —Nico Lang

Hulu best movies: Tangerine Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing/YouTube

45) Sorry to Bother You

Boots Riley delivered one of 2018’s most audacious films with his directorial debut Sorry to Bother You. The Oakland-set satire follows Cassius (Lakeith Stanfield), a telemarketer who finds more success than he handle by wielding his “white voice.” Riley, directing from his own script, has an anarchic attitude toward the material, which results in some blistering social commentary and inspired creative choices. In addition to Stanfield, co-stars Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, and Armie Hammer deliver dynamic, compelling performances. Sorry to Bother You isn’t for everyone, but everyone should get it a chance.

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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) A Simple Favor

When Stephanie befriends one of the other moms at her son’s school, she gets more than a new friend in Emily. Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) leads strictly scheduled life and Emily (Blake Lively) is laid back and much more likely to fill up a flask than a daily planner. But fun afternoon drinking sessions quickly lead to a murder mystery, with Stephanie trying to solve Emily’s disappearance and assumed murder. A Simple Favor is a fun, twisty mystery that will keep you guessing and laughing to the end. -E.S.

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) Gemini

After a popular actress is found dead, her assistant, Jill, finds herself as a prime suspect. Jill’s search for the truth will take her all over L.A. and force her to reckon with her past. Gemini is a slick, neon-lit neo-noir with a killer score. The mystery itself is pretty solid, but Gemini stands out because of its moody atmosphere and crackling cast, featuring Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz, and John Cho.

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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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What’s new on Hulu in November 2019: Movies and TV shows

November 1 

America’s CutestComplete Seasons 2&3 (Animal Planet)
Giada’s Holiday Handbook: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Food Network)
Holiday Baking Championship: Complete Seasons 1-4 (Food Network)
Into The Dark: Pilgrim: Episode Premiere (Hulu Original)
Kids Baking Championship: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)
Love Island: Australia: Complete Season 1 (ITV)
Sex Sent Me to the ER: Complete Seasons 1&2 (TLC)
Too Cute!: Complete Seasons 2&3 (Animal Planet)
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Albert (2016)
Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
Chinatown (1974)
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, but were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fatal Attraction (1987 
Fever Pitch (2005)
Fire with Fire (2012)
The Firm (1993)
Flashdance (1983)
Freddy Vs Jason (2003)
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Freelancers (2012)
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Gloria (2014)
Head of State (2003)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
In Enemy Hands (2003)
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
Kingpin (1996)
Light Sleeper (1992)
Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
Magic Mike (2012)
The Mexican (2001)
The Nightingale (2019)
Overlord (2018)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Reds (1981)
The Ring (2002)
Santa Hunters (2014)
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2002)
Soapdish (1991)
Spy Next Door (2010)
Summers Moon (2009)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009 
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
Tiny Christmas (2017)
The Two Jakes (1990)
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Undisputed (2002)
Waiting… (2005)
You Laugh but It’s True (2011)

November 4

Denial (2016)

November 5

Framing John Delorean (2019)

November 6        

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2017)
The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

November 7

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

November 9

You’re the Worst: Complete Season 5 (FX)

November 13

 Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
Ugly Dolls (2018)

November 14

Instant Family (2018)
Veronica Mars (2014)

November 15

Dollface: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Creed II (2018)
Wings of the Dove (1997)

November 18

Booksmart (2019)
The Tomorrow Man (2019)

November 19

Apple Tree Yard: Complete Season 1 (Fremantle) 
Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word is Power (2019)
The Quiet One (2019)

November 20

Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)

November 22

The Accident: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original) 
Holly Hobbie: Complete Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Vita & Virginia (2019)

November 24

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2010)

November 25

Love & Mercy (2015)

November 26

NOS4A2: Complete Season 1 (AMC) 
Astronaut (2019)

November 27

Meeting Gorbachev (2019)

November 28

Mike Wallace is Here (2019)

*The following are available with the HBO premium add-on:

His Dark Materials: Series Premiere (11/4)
Daniel Sloss: X: Comedy Special (11/2)

*The following are available with the STARZ premium add-on:

Dublin Murders: Series Premiere (11/10 
Half Baked (1998) (11/1)
Hugo (2011) (11/1)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) (11/1)
Rollerball (2002) (11/1)
Sixteen Candles (1984) (11/1)
The Breakfast Club (1985) (11/1)
The Interpreter (2005) (11/1)
West Side Story (1961) (11/1)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) (11/8)
The Burbs (1989) (11/14)
Coneheads (1993) (11/15)
Date and Switch (2014) (11/15)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) (11/15)
Psycho (1998) (11/15)
Psycho II (1983) (11/15)
Psycho III (1986) (11/15)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) (11/15)
Snake Eyes (1998) (11/15)
The Brady Bunch Movie (19955) (11/15)
The Mod Squad (1999) (11/15)
Away We Go (2009) (11/16 
Burn After Reading (2008) (11/16)
Mamma Mia! (2008) (11/16)
State of Play (2009) (11/16)
The Addams Family (1991) (11/16)
Jack and Jill (2011) (11/21)

*The following are available with the SHOWTIME premium add-on: 

Back to Life: Series Premiere (11/10)
Shameless: Season 10 Premiere (11/10)
Ray Donovan: Season 7 Premiere (11/17)

What’s leaving Hulu in November 2019

November 30

27 Dresses (2008)
The Amityville Horror (1979 
All Dogs go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Bigfoot County (2012)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002 
Blade Trinity (2004)
Blue Jasmine (2013 
Constantine (2005)
The Chumscrubber (2005)
The Cooler (2003)
The Darker Half (1993)
Das Boot (1981)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
The Edge (1997)
Emma (1996)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Hoosiers (1986)
Ingenious (2009)
Juno (2007)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Liar, Liar (1997)
Lost in Space (1998)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
The Midnight Meat Train (2009)
Mommie Dearest (1987)
Mr. Mom (1983)
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Primal Fear (1996)
Ravenous (1999)
Secretary (2002)
Set Up (2011)
Shivers (1975)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Suicide Kings (1998)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

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What’s new on Hulu in October 2019: Movies and TV shows

October 1 

60 Days In: Complete Season 5 (A&E)
Alien Encounters: Complete Seasons 2&3 (Science Channel)
American Pickers: Complete Season 19 (History Channel)
Basketball Wives LA: Complete Seasons 1-5 (VH1)
Biography: The Trump Dynasty: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
Born This Way: Complete Seasons 3&4 (A&E)
Children of the Snow: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
Detroit: Comeback City: Complete Season 1 (History Channel)
Diners, Drive Ins and Dives: Complete Season 26 (Food Network)
Fixer Upper: Behind the Design: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Guy’s Grocery Games: Complete Season 11 (Food Network)
Halloween Baking Championship: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Food Network)
Halloween Wars: Complete Seasons 4-7 (Food Network)
Halloween Wars: Special (Food Network)
House Hunters: Complete Seasons 110 & 111 (HGTV)
I Am Frankie: Complete Seasons 1-2 (Nickelodeon)
Kids Halloween Baking Championship: Special (Food Network)
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Complete Season 3 (A&E)
Many Shades of Jane: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
Mountain Men: Complete Seasons 3&4 (History Channel)
Murder in the Heartland: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)
My 600-lb Life: Complete Season 7 (TLC)
OutDaughtered: Complete Season 4 (TLC)
Paradise Run: Complete Seasons 1&2 (Nickelodeon)
Paranormal Lockdown UK: Complete Season 1 (Destination America)
Property Virgins: Complete Seasons 16&17 (Food Network)
Sailor Moon: Complete Season 4 (Viz)
Storage Wars: Complete Season 12 (A&E)
The Dead Files: Complete Seasons 7&8 (Travel Channel)
The Dude Perfect Show: Complete Seasons 1&2 (Nickelodeon)
The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
The Hills: Complete Seasons 1-6 (MTV)
The Rap Game: Complete Season 5 (Lifetime)
UFO Conspiracies: Complete Season 1 (Science Channel)
A Fairly Odd Summer (2014)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
American Beauty (1999)
An American Haunting (2006)
Be Cool (2005)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Big Time Movie (2012)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Blurt (2018)
Boyz N’ The Hood (1991)
Brooklyn’s Finest (2010)
Cadillac Man (1990)
Cloverfield (2008)
Constantine (2005)
Crash (2005)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Dead Heat (2002)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2012)
Eagle Vs. Shark (2007)
Election (1999)
Event Horizon (1997)
Face/Off (1997)
Fled (1996)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Get Shorty (1995)
Ghost World (2001)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (1996)
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017)
High Noon (1952)
Hoosiers (1986)
I Spit on Your Grave (2011)
I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
I Spit on Your Grave 3 (2015)
Impostor (2001)
Into the Blue (2005)
Kalifornia (1993)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
Little Black Book (2004)
Love Crimes (1992)
Major League II (1994)
Miami Group Murder (2018)
Mousehunt (1997)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Never Back Down (2008)
No Way Out (1987)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
One Direction: This Is Us (2013)
Patriot Games (1992)
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Pieces of April (2003)
Platoon (1986)
Play it Again, Sam (1972)
Project Nim (2011)
Rain Man (1988)
Rent (2005)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Saw (2004)
Saw 2 (2005)
Saw 6 (2009)
School Ties (1992)
Set Up (2011)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Sneakerheadz (2015)
Split Decisions (1988)
Stargate (1994)
Surf’s Up (2007)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
The Accused (1988)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
The Conspirator (2010)
The Haunting (1999)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
The Hunted (2003)
The Killer Next Door (2018)
The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear (1991)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
The Orphanage (2007)
The Peacemaker (1997)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
The Wrestler (2008)
Total Recall (1990)
Trading Mom (1994)
True Colors (1991)
True Grit (1969)
Up in the Air (2009)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Varsity Blues (1999)
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Winter’s Bone (2010)
Witness (1985)

October 2

Amazing Grace (2019)

October 3

Almost Family: Series Premiere (FOX)

October 4        

Into The Dark: Uncanny Annie: Episode Premiere (Hulu Original)
Light as a Feather: Complete Season 2, Part 2 (Hulu Original
Saints & Sinners: Complete Season 4 (Bounce TV)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Complete Season 11 (Bravo)
Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing (2019)

October 5

Drunk History: Complete Season 6B (Comedy Central)

October 7

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Complete Season 9 (Bravo)
Missing Link (2019)

October 9

Megan Leavey (2017)

October 11

The Bravest Knight: Complete Season 1B (Hulu Original)
Little Monsters (2019)
Trespassers (2019)

October 13 

The Last Face (2017)

October 14

Letterkenny: Complete Season 7 (Hulu Original)
Little Woods (2019)

October 17

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

October 18 

Looking For Alaska: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
Wounds (2019)

October 20

Catfish: The TV Show: Complete Season 7D (MTV)
The Ladybug (2018)

October 21

Fairy Tail: Complete Season 9C (Funimation)

October 22 

Benjamin (2019)

October 23

Castle Rock: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

October 25 

Zomboat!: Series Premiere (ITV)

October 26

Killing Zoe (1994)

*The following are available with the HBO premium add-on: 

Axios: Season 2 Premiere (10/20)
Catherine the Great: Series Premiere (10/21) 
Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh: Special (10/5)
Mrs. Fletcher: Series Premiere (10/27)
Silicon Valley: Season 6 Premiere (10/27)
Watchmen: Series Premiere (10/20)
Cold Pursuit (2019) (10/5)
Glass (2019) (10/19)
Greta (2018) (10/26)
Happy Death Day 2 U (2019) (10/12) 

*The following are available with the STARZ premium add-on:

Leavenworth: Series Premiere (10/20)
Amistad (1997) (10/1)
Balls of Fury (2007) (10/1)
Billy Madison (1995) (10/1)
Casper (1995) (10/1)
Casper and Wendy’s Ghostly Adventure (2002) (10/1)
Casper, A Spirited Beginning (1997) (10/1)
Casper’s Scare School (1996) (10/1)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (10/1)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) (10/1)
Happy Gilmore (1996) (10/1)
Hours (2013) (10/1)
I Spy (2002) (10/1)
Miami Vice (2006) (10/1)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) (10/1)
Mystic Pizza (1988) (10/1)
Quigley Down Under (1990) (10/1)
Robots (2005) (10/1)
Stigmata (1999) (10/1)
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) (10/1)
The Apostle (1997) (10/1)
The Best Man (1999) (10/1)
The Skeleton Key (2005) (10/1)
William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (1996) (10/1)
The Professor and the Madman (2019) (10/5)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1998) (10/11)
Field of Dreams (1989) (10/11)
Hart’s War (2002) (10/11)
Ice Age The Meltdown (2006) (10/11)
Psycho (1960) (10/11)
Rear Window (1954) (10/11)
The Birds (1963) (10/11)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (10/11)
Vertigo (1958) (10/11)
Baby Mama (2008) (10/16)
Duplicity (2009) (10/16)
Green Zone (2010) (10/16)
The Wolfman (2010) (10/16)
Courageous (2011) (10/18)
Kindergarten Cop (1990) (10/18)
Step Up 3 (2010) (10/18)
The Untouchables (1987) (10/18)
The River and the Wall (2019) (10/21)
McFarland, USA (2014) (10/23)
Barbershop (2002) (10/31)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) (10/31)

*The following are available with the SHOWTIME premium add-on: 

Peppermint (2018) (10/26)

What’s leaving Hulu in October 2019

October 31

88 Minutes (2007)
American Hearts (1993)
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009)
Baby Boom (1987)
Beauty & the Briefcase (2010)
Breakable You (2018)
Breaking Away (1979)
Bull Durham (1988)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Campus Confidential (2005)
Chinese Box (1997)
Cooties (2014)
Crimes of Fashion (2004)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Double Impact (1991)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Drumline (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Fallen (2006)
Fan Girl (2015)
Furry Vengeance (2010)
Good Advice (2001)
Holidays in Handcuffs (2007)
How to be a Latin Lover (2017)
Idiocracy (2006)
Indecent Proposal (1993)

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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.