The 50 best movies on Hulu right now

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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.

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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) The Dark Knight

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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) Zombieland

After a mutated strain of mad cow disease runs rampant across the United States and turns most of the population into flesh-eating zombies, college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) treks from his Austin, Texas dorm to Columbus, Ohio in search of his parents. Along the way he picks up Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a bloodthirsty survivor with an affinity for Twinkies who’s mourning the loss of his puppy. The two unlikely partners encounter sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), adding some romantic tension to the quartet’s survival mission. Combining a killer (literally) cast, heaps of gore, and a brilliant Bill Murray cameo, Zombieland is a gut-busting zom-com with a sweet, undead heart at its core. —Bryan Rolli

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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) 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) 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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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) Blue Velvet

David Lynch’s 1986 film is, like so many of his films, a dream committed to screen, and it’s easy to see why it shocked audiences back then. Kyle MacLachlan stars as Jeffrey, a fresh-faced college student who (pre-Twin Peaks) starts doing some detective work after finding a severed ear while back in his hometown. This leads him to a singer named Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) who welcomes him into her unhinged world—one filled with deviants, violence, and Dennis Hopper huffing gas. —A.S.

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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) Office Space

Somehow, even 20 years later, Office Space is still the quintessential satire of the corporate workplace. There aren’t many people who can’t relate to the plight of Peter, the Michael Bolton who doesn’t suck, Samir, Joanna, and poor old Milton. Between the absurdities of everyday life and the mundanities of dead-end jobs,Office Space has something for everyone. If you’ve ever fantasized about destroying an inanimate object, you can relate. (And Office Space probably put the idea in your head.)

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16) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

For everyone who made it through the first four movies in The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the reward. Not only is this the best one of the series, it’s also the only one that new viewers should bother with. The battle for the baby of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen brings the entire supernatural world to the Pacific Northwest for a final showdown. This movie, along with Part 1, fully embraces the campiness of the story and things get delightfully bonkers. It all culminates in a supremely satisfying rumble that features more decapitations than you can shake a stick at.

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) Not Another Teen Movie

The Scary Movie franchise, and other Seltzberg and Friedman riffs, effectively turned slapstick spoofs into cyanide pills (but I’ll admit to still enjoying the Wayans brothers’ Scary Movies). But I’ll be damned if Not Another Teen Movie isn’t the best movie to emerge from that trend. It jabs at every teen movie you’ve ever seen and loved, but the thing that elevates it above its peers is that it’s focused (relatively speaking) on its target and less scattershot in its approach. And it’s still really funny. It also has Chris Evans in his earliest, pre-Marvel cinematic form.

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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.

Hulu best movies: Force Majuere Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing/YouTube

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) Breakdown

Breakdown is a kickass entry in Kurt Russell’s ass-kicking oeuvre. Russell plays a man whose wife goes missing on a road trip and will stop at nothing to get her back. The movie is filled with mind games and great reversals as Russell’s character is constantly having victory snatched from him. Breakdown isn’t the flashiest or best-known of Russell’s action films, but it’s as entertaining as any of his classics. At a lean 93 minutes, recommendations don’t get much easier than this.

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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. —Audra Schroeder

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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) 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) 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

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) 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) John Dies at the End

Adapted from a novel that began as a thread on the Cracked.com forums, John Dies at the End is one of the weirdest movies you’ll ever see. Combining sci-fi/horror with surreal stoner comedy, it’s about a slacker dude who faces a sequences of bizarre supernatural events. It’s impossible to explain the plot any further, but trust us when we say it’s worth your while. —G.B.W.

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31) Joe

Tucked away in the prolific Nicolas Cage’s filmography is this 2013 gem from director David Gordon Green. It’s a southern fried drama about the cyclical nature of violence. Cage plays Joe, an ex-con trying to get and keep his life on a better track. Joe takes a teenager, Gary (Tye Sheridan), under his wing, but Gary’s alcoholic father, Wade (Gary Poulter), poses an obstacle to both. Cage and Sheridan are both good, but it’s Poulter who steals the show. Poulter was homeless when Green found him and put him in the movie, and he gives a truly great and terrifying performance.

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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.

Hulu best movies: Annihilation Paramount Pictures/YouTube

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) World’s Greatest Dad

This is a pitch black movie. Vin Diesel couldn’t handle it with shades on at midnight. Robin Williams is a failed writer whose asshole of a son (to put it kindly) dies in a very unflattering way. So Williams doctors the crime scene and pens a loving suicide note, which of course becomes the most successful thing he’s ever written. The movie is raw, blunt, and funny. By the end it even becomes something you can embrace, if you make through all the darkness.

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36) American Beauty

After a wondrous run as a cultural whipping boy for its portrayal of suburban and especially teenage angst, the tide has turned for the movie that won best picture in 1999. Kevin Spacey’s performance is a perfect blend of malaise and existential crisis. Annette Bening and Mena Suvari are the yin and yang representation of a man’s midlife crisis: Suvari as the young temptress and potential for a different kind of life, and Bening as the outgrown partner and reminder of a life wasted. Nearly 20 years after its release, American Beauty holds up fairly well. Its observations still sting, even if they’re not as sharp as they used to be, and the satire is still relevant today. If nothing else, the trash bag scene is still a hoot.

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37) Sex Drive

Sex Drive’s title is self-explanatory. Ian has met someone online and set up a rendezvous so he can lose his virginity. He swipes his brother’s car and hits the road with his best friends, Lance and Felicia. The road trip goes predictably awry, with an endless stream of diversions, as all road trip movies are duty-bound to do. The important thing is that Sex Drive is really funny. And you probably haven’t seen it because almost no one has. Take the trip.

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38) Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen’s guerrilla comedy gives its subjects the rope and lets them do the rest. In BoratCohen sends his fictional Kazakhstanian character across America, ostensibly to declare his love for Pamela Anderson. Each stop allows new marks to spew ignorance and provide fodder for cringeworthy laughs. But there are enough people who show kindness to Borat to keep the film from feeling like it’s punching down. The element that raises Borat to classic status is the sense of danger running through numerous scenes. It heightens everything and makes the high-wire act all the more impressive. This is Cohen’s masterpiece.

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39) 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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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) 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) 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) 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) 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 May 2019: Movies and TV shows

May 1

Anger Management (2003)
Bait Shop (2008)
Billboard Dad (1998)
The Big Kahuna (2000)
The Birdcage (1997)
Black Rain (1989)
Borat: Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Kazakhstan (2006)
Breakdown (1997)
Bully (2001)
The Burrowers (2009)
Catacombs (2007)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Center Stage (2000)
Chocolat (2000)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Clerks (1994)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
El Pantra (2018)
The English Patient (1996)
Fair Game (2010)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Flashdance (1983)
The Green Mile (1999)
Ground Control (1998)
Happy Endings (2005)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Hardware (1990)
Harsh Times (2006)
Hoodlum (1997)
Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
Imagine Me and You (2005)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Kazaam (1996)
The Krays (1990)
Kygo: Stole the Show (2017)
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2017)
Larger than Life (1996)
The Landing (2018)
The Last Animals (2017)
Le Divorce (2002)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Made (2001)
Major League (1989)
Man of the House (2005)
Mermaids (1990)
My Five Wives (2000)
New Guy (2002)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Passport to Paris (1999)
Possums (1998)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Rollerball (1975)
Rollerball (2002)
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Show of Force (1990)
The Sicilian (1987)
Slow Burn (2000)
Spirit (2002)
Star Kid (1998)
Steak this Movie (2000)
Switching Goals (1999)
The Time Machine (2002)
The Toybox (2018)
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2001)
Thirteen (2003)
Twelve Monkeys (1996)
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1999)
Under Siege (1992)
Wargames (1983)
Welcome to Mercy (2018)
Zombieland (2009)

May 2

Dies Irae: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Crunchyroll)

May 3

Into The Dark: All That We Destroy: Episode 8 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Don’t Believe the Hype: Complete Season 1(Complex)
Everything’s For Sale: Complete Season 1 (Complex)
Jobs Unlisted: Complete Season 1 (Complex)
Price the Hype: Complete Season 1 (Complex) 
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

May 4

Drunk History: Complete Season 6A (Comedy Central) 
Painkillers (2018)
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

May 6 

Crash (2005)
Unicorn (2018)

May 7

My Hero Academia: Complete Season 3A (DUBBED) (Funimation)

May 8

Hillbilly (2019)

May 9

Action Point (2017)

May 10 

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

May 11

Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 6 Premiere (ABC) 
Above Majestic (2018)
Driver X (2018)
Funny Cow (2017)
One Million American Dreams (2018)
Swimming With Men (2018)

May 12

Claws: Complete Season 2 (TNT)

May 13

Angels of Death: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

May 14

The Bachelorette: Season 15 Premiere (ABC)
The Romantics (2010)

May 15

Big Bad BBQ Brawl: Complete Season 2 (Cooking Channel)
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)
Burgers, Brews & ‘Que: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Food Network)
Cash Cab: Complete Season 13 (Discovery Channel)
Counting On: Complete Seasons 2-3 (TLC)
Diesel Brothers: Complete Seasons 3-4 (Discovery Channel)
Eat, Sleep, BBQ: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Four Weddings: Complete Seasons 7-8 (TLC)
I Found the Gown: Complete Seasons 2-3 (TLC)
La Promesa: Complete Season 1 (Caracol)
Love It or List It: Complete Season 12 (HGTV)
The Little Couple: Complete Seasons 11-12 (TLC)
A Breath Away (2019)
Astral (2018)
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Egg (2019)
Getting Grace (2018)
Iris (2001)
Little Voice (1998)

May 16

MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown: Special Part 1 (FOX)
Knocked Up (2007)

May 17

Catch-22: Complete Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
The Punisher (2004)

May 18

Thanks for Sharing (2013)
The Riot and the Dance: Earth (2018)

May 20

Federal Hill (1994)

May 21

Preacher: Complete Season 3 (AMC)
Bernie the Dolphin (2018)
Jesus’ Son (2000)

May 22 

Tracers (2015)

May 23

Baywatch: Complete Series (Fremantle)
MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown: Special Part 2 (FOX) 
Backtrace (2018)
Lulu on the Bridge (2011)

May 26

Morning Glory (2011)

May 27

Broad City: Complete Season 5 (Comedy Central)
The Frozen Ground (2013)

May 28

Against the Clock (2019)

May 29 

America’s Got Talent: Season 14 Premiere (NBC)
Songland: Series Premiere (NBC)
The Terror: Complete Season 1 (AMC)

May 30

American Ninja Warrior: Season 11 Premiere (NBC)
Angie Tribeca: Complete Season 4 (TBS)

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

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men: Limited Docuseries Premiere (5/10)
Our Cartoon President: Season 2 Premiere (5/12)

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

Chernobyl: Series Premiere (5/6)
My Dad Wrote a Porno: Comedy Special (5/11)
What’s My Name – Muhammad Ali: Documentary (5/14)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: Documentary Special (5/26)

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

The Spanish Princess: Series Premiere (5/5)
Vida: Season 2 Premiere (5/23)

What’s leaving Hulu in May 2019 

May 31

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
American Beauty (1999)
Area 51 (2015)
Astro Boy (2010)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
Black Sheep (1996)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Boomerang (1992)
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Bushwhacked (1995)
Carriers (2009)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)
Deuces Wild (2002)
Dirty Work (1998)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Drunk Wedding (2015)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Equilibrium (2002)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Firstborn (1984)
For a Few Dollars More (1967)
Funny about Love (1990)
Glory Road (2006)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Impostor (2002)
Inventing the Abbotts (1996)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Mystic Pizza (1988) 
Office Space (1999)
Perfect Creature (2005)
Practical Magic (1998)
Red Corner (1997)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Saved! (2004)
Shaolin Warrior (2013)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Sideways (2004)
Silence (2016)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Tapeheads (1988)
Time Toys (2016)
Toys (1992)
Tristan & Isolde (2003)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Vice (2015)
Waterworld (2013)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Windtalkers (2002)
Witness (1985)
World’s Greatest Dad (2010)
Yes Man (2008)

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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.