The 15 best movies on Hulu that you can stream right now


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  • For $5.99 a month (ad-supported) or $11.99 a month (ad-free), you’ll gain access to Hulu’s entire streaming catalog of TV shows, original series, and movies.
  • While movies often aren’t the main draw of Hulu, its collection of over 2,500 titles is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Standout new releases include “Booksmart”, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” and “A Quiet Place.”
  • Classics like “Vacation”, “When Harry Met Sally,” and “Good Will Hunting,” also make our list of top picks.
  • If you’re looking for a reliable device to stream Hulu on, check out our guides to the best 4K TVs and the best streaming players.


Though Hulu originally launched as a platform aimed at bringing TV series to streamers, over the years it’s built a sizable movie catalog, with over 2,500 titles across genres. I’ve often viewed it as a nice supplement to my Hulu subscription rather than what drives me to the platform, which is still its collection of my favorite shows and its host of original content. 

But as I was browsing their film selection, I kept finding myself saying, “I didn’t know Hulu had this,” and adding it to my watch list. It’s become clear to me that I have to turn my attention away from watching “30 Rock” over and over again and start streaming some of Hulu’s vast movie collection. Clearly, I have a lot of content to catch up on.

If you don’t yet have a Hulu subscription, the ad-supported option remains one of the most affordable streaming services on the market at $5.99 a month, or you can upgrade to the ad-free option — which I think is well worth it — for $11.99 a month. For those who want even more content, the ad-supported Hulu is also available as a bundle with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month ($5/month less than buying each separately). 

Each tier gives you access to Hulu’s entire movie catalog as well as the platform’s entire collection of shows and Hulu Originals. And it couldn’t be easier to stream. The Hulu app already comes installed on most smart TVs, so all you have to do is log in and start streaming. If you don’t have a smart TV, any streaming box or stick will have Hulu available as an app as well. Or you can always stream on your phone or laptop.

Once you get set up, here’s our list of the best movies available for streaming on Hulu. Our selection features a mix of recent releases and classic titles across multiple genres, ensuring that all viewing needs are accounted for. All of the movies we’ve selected are categorized as fresh by critics and audience members on the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. 

Updated on 03/20/2020 by Steven Cohen: Removed films no longer available on Hulu and added new picks that you can stream right now. Updated formatting and added links to related guides and services to provide more home entertainment recommendations in light of current events. 

‘A Quiet Place’

John Krasinski is most prominently known as Jim from “The Office,” but “The Quiet Place” — which he co-wrote, directed, and starred in — is one of the films that helped him break away from his lovable goofball sitcom persona. This critically acclaimed thriller sees him alongside his real-life spouse Emily Blunt trying to survive in a world where monsters with ultrasensitive hearing attack anything that makes noise. Watch this one now before checking out the recently released sequel.

‘When Harry Met Sally’

More than 30 years after its original release in 1989, “When Harry Met Sally” remains one of the most entertaining and perceptive romantic comedies ever made. Director Rob Reiner and screenwriter Nora Ephron tap into the collective unconscious of the dating world, turning a classic tale of “boy meets girl” into a uniquely insightful and funny story about two people, Harry and Sally, who gradually fall in love over the span of several years. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star as the iconic duo, turning in memorable performances that are sure to delight viewers.


In the past several years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a transformation from legal expert and Supreme Court Justice to the Notorious R.B.G. — an unlikely pop culture icon and feminist superstar. This critically acclaimed documentary tracks the groundbreaking, revolutionary career of a political powerhouse and her rise to prominence as the second-ever female Supreme Court Justice.

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible franchise has been going strong since 1996, and the latest installment in the series just might be the best yet. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” picks up after the events of the last film, and focuses on Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he and his team of spies attempt to track down a criminal who has stolen plutonium. Filled with thrilling visuals, the movie is a perfect fit for action junkies.  

‘Good Will Hunting’

This Academy Award-winning film put Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the map. Damon stars as the title character, Will Hunting, who works as a janitor at MIT but also happens to be a genius. Though a stereotypical underachiever, Will’s life is changed when he meets a therapist played by Robin Williams. Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, and Minnie Driver round out the cast.

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

If you’re looking for an entertaining family film on Hulu, then Dreamworks’ “How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a great fit. The third film in the animated trilogy finds Hiccup and Toothless embarking on a journey to find a secret land where dragons live in peace. The movie stars the vocal talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham. 


The Shimmer, a quarantined zone where all life inside it is violently mutating, is expanding, and scientist Lena is tasked with determining why. But her secondary mission might be more pressing: discover what happened to her husband inside the mysterious area. This sci-fi thriller starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac is a visual and auditory intellectual roller-coaster ride.

‘I, Tonya’

This dark comedy mockumentary follows the infamous scandal in which Tonya Harding’s ex-husband hired a goon to attack and injure rival ice skater Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Olympics. Harding’s involvement in the plot ruined her career and got her banned from ice skating competitions for life. Margot Robbie earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Harding, and the great Allison Janney took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harding’s mother

‘Sorry to Bother You’

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Cash is finding his job as a telemarketer to be nearly impossible until his coworker lets him in on the secret to success: “white voice.” When he excels at the skill, he rises quickly through the ranks only to discover the company he’s working for has a freakish dark side. This sci-fi satire takes on race, class, and labor themes in a truly unique way.

‘Three Identical Strangers’

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary film “Three Identical Strangers” presents a classic instance of “truth is stranger than fiction.” This unlikely true story examines the peculiar case of identical triplets who meet each other as young adults after being separated at birth. As the three brothers attempt to piece together how this could have happened, they discover surprising twists and turns that gradually expose a complex mystery.  

‘The Cabin in the Woods’

More than just a typical horror flick, director Drew Goddard’s “The Cabin in the Woods” acts as a clever satire on typical horror movie tropes and clichés. The film starts off with a standard premise as five friends encounter a deadly threat in a secluded cabin – but as the story develops, the movie playfully turns that common plot on its head. Funny and thrilling, this is a slasher with some genuine smarts and laughs on top of a healthy helping of scares.

‘Big Fish’

Based on the novel written by Daniel Wallace, director Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” is a cinematic love letter to storytelling. The plot focuses on the whimsical tall tales of a dying father (Albert Finney) as he tries to reconnect with his adult son (Billy Crudup). Ewan McGregor plays the father as a young man during fanciful flashbacks that recount his youth and romantic adventures. Examining the sometimes precarious relationship between truth and fiction, the movie weaves an emotional narrative about love and reconciliation.  


Following in the footsteps of similar coming-of-age teen comedies, “Booksmart” offers ample laughs and heartfelt insights in equal measure. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein star as a pair of high school seniors who suddenly realize they’ve spent their entire lives focusing on grades without having any fun. Before their graduation, they attempt to make up for lost time with a night of partying they’ll never forget.  

‘Missing Link’

Winner of the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Animated Motion Picture, “Missing Link” is a beautiful stop-motion film from the same studio who produced “Coraline” and “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The story follows a Sasquatch named Mr. Link who seeks the help of an explorer to help him find his Yeti relatives. Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis all lend their voices to the cast.


Director Harold Ramis’ “Vacation” is a classic comedy that anyone who’s ever been on a family road trip can relate to. As the Griswold family sets off on a journey to Walley World, the unlucky group runs into one hilarious setback after another. The movie stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron. Several sequels are also available to watch on Hulu, including the holiday staple “Christmas Vacation.”

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