20 Hulu Movies to Stream Right Now

Hulu has a surprising number of great movies to watch if you know where to look. Though Netflix and Amazon still have the platform beat in terms of overall quality, many of the films on Hulu can’t be streamed anywhere else. So if you’re looking to expand your binge-watching horizons, we’ve found the best movies on Hulu for March 2021.

If you’re looking for even more films to stream beyond Hulu, we’ve also found the best Netflix movies, Disney+ movies, and Amazon Prime movies to watch right now.

Parasite (2019)

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite took home 4 Oscar wins, including one for best picture. The story follows the Kims, a poor family living together in a shabby basement in a busy lower-class district of Seoul. The family quickly finds themselves deep in a scam when the opportunity arises to benefit from a very wealthy family. This slow thriller movie is worth the subtitles.

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Main Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Runtime: 132 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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Palm Springs (2020)

Hulu’s latest romantic comedy, Palm Springs, is hard not to enjoy. The story follows a seemingly carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and a maid of honor (Cristin Milioti) as they navigate her sister’s wedding. Unfortunately, both of them are caught in a time loop with seemingly no way of escape. As a simultaneously surprising new-age sci-fi, it’s arguably one of the best sci-fi movies of the new era.

Director: Max Barbakow
Main Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
Runtime: 90 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Akira (1988)

Arguably one of the best anime movies of all time, Akira is a crazy sci-fi adventure you’ll want to stream on Hulu. The story begins in Neo-Tokyo 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3. Though the city has become a thriving metropolis, a secret military project has transformed a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that threatens to destroy Neo-Tokyo once more. That is, unless two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop him. If you’re looking for more like this, we’ve also found the best anime on Hulu and anime series on Netflix.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Main Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
Runtime: 125 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The Family Man (2000)

If you’re already a fan, it’s hard not to love Nicolas Cage in this family-oriented romantic dramedy. However cheesy and Cage-Esque, watching him play a high-powered Wall Street broker who magically wakes up an average Joe married to his college sweetheart with a family and minivan is just good fun. Cage is great at playing a confused, uncomfortable character, which is why we love him or hate him. Either way, this is one of the best Nicolas Cage movies for sure.

Director: Brett Ratner
Main Cast: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle
Runtime: 125 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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Vice (2018)

Vice is a biographical comedy that follows the story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) as he quietly wielded power as Vice President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). If you have ever wondered who Cheney was and the impact he has had on our world today, this is a great place to start. And you will likely be blown away by Bale’s dramatic transformation into the unassuming politician.

Director: Adam McKay
Main Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
Runtime: 133 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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Deadpool (2016)

Full of fourth-wall breaks, brilliant writing, and irreverent violence, this cinematic experience is a splendid portrayal of the off-beat character everyone knows as the Marvel oddball. When an ex-mercenary Wade Wilson is diagnosed with cancer, he undergoes an experimental treatment that makes him regenerative and generally invincible, but it comes with a great many costs. After Ryan Reynolds and friends vied for the red-suited maniac’s big-screen debut for almost 10 years, Deadpool turned out to be the anti-hero we had no idea we needed. This comic book comedy is undoubtedly one of the best Ryan Reynolds movies of all time.

Director: Tim Miller
Main Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Runtime: 108 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The Princess Bride (1987)

A witty fairy tale about love, adventure, and hope, The Princess Bride is another timeless classic on our list today that nobody will judge you for watching a few dozen times. When a boy is sick in his bed, his grandfather decides to read him the story of The Princess Bride, mostly for the good quality of the incredible tale (not to mention Peter Falk‘s legendary narration), but also to reconnect with his growing grandson. Cleverly written and full of excellent cameos, this film is a good choice for almost any occasion and one of the best romantic comedies of all time.

Director: Rob Reiner
Main Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Runtime: 98 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The Mexican (2001)

In a darkly comedic movie unlike the rest, The Mexican is an overlooked gem that any Brad Pitt fan will enjoy. When Jerry (Pitt) is told by his crime boss he must complete one more task (cross the Mexican border with a special and sought-after pistol), he encounters more trouble than expected, especially when his girlfriend Sam (Julia Roberts) decides to take a solo trip to Vegas and gets herself captured and used as collateral. Advertised as a fun-loving romantic comedy, you should know that as a crime movie things get bloodier and nastier than expected.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Main Cast: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini
Runtime: 123 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.1

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Love & Mercy (2014)

In a masterful biopic of the great Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and one of the best John Cusack movies, John Cusack and Paul Dano team up to embody the early and late stages of his life, full of turmoil and mental overhaul. Switching between timelines, we witness an adaptation of a younger Brian Wilson as he quits touring to produce the timeless album Pet Sounds, slipping as he does so slowly and steadily into psychosis. Cutting to the future, Cusack plays an older and broken Brian Wilson, psychologically limited and trapped under the controversial 24-hour therapy tactics of the infamous Dr. Eugene Landy. Beautiful and tragic, we witness the many shattered pieces of Wilson’s psyche as he single-handedly competes with the world-famous Beatles to discover new and experimental music.

Director: Bill Pohlad
Main Cast: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks
Runtime: 121 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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50 First Dates (2004)

Another Adam Sandler rom-com, also featuring Drew Barrymore, 50 First Dates is a comical dramedy that honestly gets pretty sad but has some moments of wonderful devotion and love to aspire to (even though it’s just a movie). Henry Roth is portrayed as a ladies man who can’t commit, which, in all honesty, falls by the wayside pretty quickly in the plot, but when he finally meets the girl of his dreams, she turns out to have short-term memory loss, resetting the clock every day when she goes to sleep. Besides being a bit corny and a little lazy in its writing, the moments of love and adoration are something to behold, making it a great Valentine’s Day movie

Director: Peter Segal
Main Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider
Runtime: 99 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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Odd Thomas (2014)

In this quirky supernatural thriller based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name, a small-town cook (Anton Yelchin) can see the spirits of the deceased. Odd’s desire to live a quiet life with his girlfriend is thrown into turmoil when a stranger arrives in town accompanied by a host of sinister entities only Odd can actually see, and soon he finds himself caught up in a mystery that puts the entire town — and possibly the world — in danger.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Main Cast: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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Booksmart (2019)

There are a lot of folks out there who have tried to compare Booksmart to Superbad, but the two movies have completely different tones. The story follows two academic superstars and best friends who find themselves wishing they would have studied less and partied more. In an effort to let loose, the two girls attempt to cram four years of high-school fun into one epic night.

Director: Olivia Wilde
Main Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
Runtime: 105 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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The Truman Show (1998)

In what many would claim to be one of the best Jim Carrey movies, The Truman Show is an endearing exhibit of his acting skills. As his character, Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman, lives through his day to day life, he begins to notice that the world is watching him — quite literally. After following up on the paranoid suspicions he has built up throughout his life, Truman begins to challenge the status quo, which results in a confusing and life-altering series of events that turns him into the man that everyone wanted him to be.

Directors: Peter Weir
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Runtime: 103 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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Overlord (2018)

In a creative and gritty take on WWII Nazi Germany, a group of American soldiers is dropped behind enemy lines with orders to take down an outpost at a church, but what they find is unlike anything they could have imagined. What starts out as a war film gradually progresses into a supernatural thriller as they discover an underground lab used to experiment on living and dead soldiers, turning them into monsters with no purpose but bloodshed.

Director: Julius Avery
Main Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.6

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Fighting with My Family (2019)

Based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige, Fighting with my Family is look into a familial dynamic unlike any other. The plot follows a former wrestler and his family as they make a living performing at small venues in the U.K. His kids, however, find themselves dreaming of one day joining the WWE themselves.

Director: Stephen Merchant
Main Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn
Runtime: 108 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

While it isn’t exactly a classic horror movie, this film definitely starts out that way. Five friends head into the woods, ready to party all weekend in a peaceful country cabin, completely unaware that they have been chosen to participate in a ritualistic sacrifice. With loads of surprising twists and turns, The Cabin in the Woods does a great job of keeping you on your toes the whole way through.

Director: Drew Goddard
Main Cast: Kristen Connoly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Runtime: 95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star as two unlikely guns-for-hire during the gold rush era. Everything you expect in a western happens in The Sisters Brothers, just not quite the way you expect them to happen. This unpredictable and sullen comedy plays with classic western tropes and delivers an experience unlike any other you’ve ever seen in this genre.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Main Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal
Runtime: 142 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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Rocketman (2019)

This musical fantasy follows the fantastic and real-life story of Elton John as became the star we know him as now. With great performances of some of his most beloved songs, this biopic gives you a look into how Elton went from a small-town boy to one of the most iconic figures in the rock and roll game.

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Main Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard
Runtime: 121 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.3

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Somm (2012)

Four wine stewards study for the Master Sommelier Exam to earn the highest level of recognition for a Sommelier: the Master Sommelier diploma. However, the test is one of the world’s most difficult exams, not to mention it’s presided over by a notoriously selective Court of Master Sommeliers. One of the best food and drink documentaries, Somm shows how the exam covers all aspects of the world and industry of wine, beer, spirits/cocktails, and hospitality as a business, service, and philosophy.

Director: Jason Wise
Main Cast: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble
Runtime: 94 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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Big Time Adolescence (2019)

A suburban teenager named Mo (Griffin Gluck) comes of age under the self-destructive guidance of his best friend — who just so happens to be a college dropout. As Mo tries to navigate high school, he receives rather unconventional lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating. It may not be one of the best comedy movies of all time, but it’s worth a watch.

Director: Jason Orley
Main Cast: Griffin Gluck, Emily Arlook, Michael Devine, Pete Davidson
Runtime: 91 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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