The 100 best movies on Hulu right now

Warner Bros.‘Creed.’

You probably head over to Hulu for all the TV it has to offer. But the streaming service also has a lot of great movies, too.

From classics like “A League of Their Own” and “Dirty Dancing” to modern favourites like “Zodiac” and “Creed.”

Scroll down to check out the 100 best movies to watch on Hulu right now.

Note: Numerous Hulu titles drop off the streaming service monthly so the availability of titles below may change.


“10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016)

ParamountThere’s more to worry about than what’s outside.

If “The Cloverfield Paradox” on Netflix left you with a bad taste in your mouth, rewatch the best movie in the franchise (so far).


“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (2016)

Dion Beebe/ParamountHeroes on the move.

Michael Bay turns serious for a sec as he looks back on the six members of a security team who fought to defend the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, during a terrorist attack in 2012.


“50 First Dates” (2004)

Columbia PicturesThis never gets old.

Following the box-office success of “The Wedding Singer,” Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reteam for this cute romantic comedy.


“A League of Their Own” (1992)

Columbia Pictures‘There’s no crying in baseball!’

Director Penny Marshall gives an entertaining fictional account of the 1940s all women’s pro baseball league that was created when many of the top male baseball stars enlisted in World War II. Starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, and Jon Lovitz, the movie has gone on to become a sports movie classic.


“Allied” (2016)

Paramount PicturesAre you the mole?

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard play World War II operatives who fall in love but when one of them may be a double-agent things get complicated and really violent.


“Arrival” (2016)

Jan Thijs/ParamountThings are going to get weird.

Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful first contact movie delivers a tour-de-force performance by Amy Adams.


“Babel” (2006)

ParamountBring the tissues for this one.

Alejandro González Iñárritu ends his Death Trilogy (previously “Amores Perros” and “21 Grams”) with this movie that interconnects four different stories ranging from a rebellious deaf Japanese teen (Rinko Kikuchi) to tragedy striking a married couple (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) in Morocco.


“Back to School” (1986)

Orion PicturesRodney Dangerfield goes back to school.

Comic legend Rodney Dangerfield stars as a rich businessman who enrolls in the same college as his low self-esteem suffering son. This late 1980s raunchy comedy has everything from an incredible cameo by Sam Kinison (Google him, kids) to wild wardrobe choices by a young Robert Downey Jr.


“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989)

Orion Pictures‘San Dimas high rules!’

What was first regarded as a silly teen movie when it came out in the late 1980s, “Bill and Ted” is now considered a classic with fans still begging stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves to make a third movie (the sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” came out in 1991).


“Blair Witch” (2016)

LionsgateNever go into the woods with a drone camera. Ever!

Adam Wingard is the latest director to take on a sequel to the classic found-footage horror movie “The Blair Witch Project,” and though it wasn’t universally praised, he does pull off some impressive scares.


“Blazing Saddles” (1974)

Warner BrosRelive this incredible classic.

Mel Brooks’ classic comedy starring Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little is still as hilarious today as when it opened 44 years ago.


“Blue Caprice” (2013)

Sundance SelectsLooking into the mind of madness.

Inspired by the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, this well-made debut feature by Alexandre Moors explores the two troubled individuals behind the shootings.


“Bronson” (2008)

Magnet ReleasingHardy in one of his best performances.

Speaking of a troubled individual, Charles Bronson (not that one) was at one time regarded as the most violent prisoner in Britain. Nicolas Winding Refn used him to create a fever-dream fictional biopic starring Tom Hardy in the lead role. Never seen this movie? You really need to if you’re a Refn or Hardy fan.


“Brothers” (2009)

LionsgateFamily issues.

This remake of Susanne Bier’s 2004 movie (both inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey”) stars Toby Maguire as a Marine who is thought to be killed in Afghanistan. This leads to his wife (Natalie Portman) and his brother (Jake Gyllenhaal) building a relationship. But when it turns out Maguire’s character didn’t die, there’s a lot to explain.


“Buffalo ’66” (1998)

LionsgateThe movie way ahead of its time.

Vincent Gallo wrote, directed, and starred in this late 1990s indie classic about a guy (Gallo) who kidnaps a girl (Christina Ricci) so he can bring someone with him to visit his parents.


“Bull Durham” (1988)

Orion PicturesDon’t miss this sports movie classic.

From writer-director Ron Shelton (“White Men Can’t Jump,” “Tin Cup”), his debut feature became an instant sports movie classic as we follow Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner as they navigate life playing minor league baseball.


“Cocaine Cowboys” (2006)

Magnolia PicturesA look at the real ‘Miami Vice.’

Billy Corben’s fast-paced documentary looks at the birth of cocaine into the US and the violence that came soon after.


“Colossal” (2016)

NEONDrinking buddies turned gigantic foes.

Anna Hathaway plays a unemployed writer who after a long night of drinking realises she unwittingly caused a giant monster to wreak havoc in Seoul. Director Nacho Vigalondo finds a fascinating way to explore issues of low self-esteem and alcohol abuse.


“Compliance” (2012)

Magnolia PicturesDon’t answer the phone.

Based on prank calls that really happened, this movie follows the events after a person posing as a police officer calls a fast-food restaurant and convinces the manager to strip search a female employee for allegedly robbing a customer that day. Again, this really happened (actually, over the span of a decade).


“The Cove” (2009)

LionsgateA gripping doc you have to see the believe.

Louie Psihoyos’ Oscar-winning documentary follows a group of activists as they use state-of-the-art equipment to expose the abuse of dolphins in Taijii, Japan.


“Creed” (2015)

Warner Bros.This one gets better every time you watch it.

Before “Black Panther,” Ryan Coogler gave the Rocky franchise a jolt with this look at the rise of Apollo Creed’s son (played by Michael B. Jordan).


“Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus” (2013)

IFC FilmsNeed a trippy movie, this is it.

Thankfully streaming services like Hulu exist, because there’s honestly no other way you’d be able to see this insanely funny movie. Rarely seen since a very brief theatrical run in 2013, Michael Cera plays an American in Chile searching for a mysterious hallucinogen with friends. But things get crazy when the eccentric “Crystal Fairy” (played by Gaby Hoffman) joins the search.


“Cube” (1997)

Trimark PicturesBoxed in.

One of the most complex movies you’ll ever encounter, six strangers suddenly find themselves in a facility made up of cube-shaped rooms (many of them with deadly traps) and they must work together to escape.


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008)

Warner Bros./Paramount PicturesBrad showing off the guns.

With the use of some amazing CGI for 2000s standards, David Fincher tells a fascinating story of a man (played by Brad Pitt) who ages backwards.


“The Cutting Edge” (1992)

MGMClassic!

Need some early ’90s love story nostalgia? Here you go.


“Daddy’s Home” (2015)

Paramount PicturesYep, people like this movie.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg pull off the silly and that’s all that’s really needed for this movie.


“Detroit” (2017)

Annapurna PicturesThis one is a tough watch, but worth it.

Kathryn Bigelow’s latest movie looks at the 1967 Detroit riots, specifically an incident between a group of black musicians and rogue police officers that offers powerful performances by the likes of John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, and Will Poulter, but is extremely hard to watch.


“The Devil’s Double” (2011)

LionsgateDouble the madness, double the fun.

Dominic Cooper gives two great performances, as he plays the insane son of Saddam Hussein, Uday, and the man forced to be his double out in public.


“Dirty Dancing” (1987)

Lionsgate‘Nobody puts…’ well, you know.

Sit down with the ones you love and relive this classic.


“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988)

Orion PicturesSuch an underrated comedy.

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are in top form playing horrible people in Frank Oz’s classic comedy that gets better every time you see it.


“The Dog” (2013)

Drafthouse FilmsLooks like a guy destined for the big screen.

This documentary looks at the real guy that inspired the Al Pacino classic, “Dog Day Afternoon.”


“The Duke of Burgundy” (2014)

Sundance SelectsThings get a little rough in this one.

A lesbian love story made from the mind behind “Berberian Sound Studio,” so there you go.


“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” (2005)

Alex Gibney’s Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the fall of the Enron corporation.


“Four Rooms” (1995)

Miramax‘You’re now in the sunken place.’ (This is the right movie line, right?)

Four big name independent directors of the 1990s – Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, and Alexandre Rockwell – tell four very different stories that all take place in a shabby hotel on New Year’s Eve. They are all connected by Tim Roth, who plays the hotel’s bellhop.


“Frailty” (2001)

LionsgateHold on the line for twist ending.

Bill Paxton’s strong directorial debut is a thriller that follows a father (Paxton) who goes on a string of murders because he has visions of demons. It also has a great performance from Matthew McConaughey.


“The Good the Bad and the Ugly” (1966)

‘The Good, the Bad and The Ugly’/Produzioni Europee AssociatiClassic Clint.

Sergio Leone’s classic western just gets better with age. The photography, score, and performances by Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef are just incredible.


“Goon” (2011)

Magnet ReleasingSkate hard. Fight harder.

Seann William Scott plays a bouncer who beats the hell out of everyone in the semi-pro hockey league he joins. It has gained a dedicated cult following,


“Grizzly Man” (2005)

LionsgateOne of Herzog’s best.

Werner Herzog captures the life and death of Timothy Treadwell, a grizzly bear activist who lived among them in Alaska until he was killed by the animals he loved.


“Heathers” (1988)

New World PicturesTake a break and relive being bullied in high school.

Before there was “Mean Girls,” there was this dark comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as high schoolers who team to get even with the snobby clique at school.


“Hellraiser” (1987)

New World PicturesRUN!

Pinhead never really did anything in the “Hellraiser” movies, but he still scared the heck out of us as kids.


“Hercules in New York” (1970)

RAF IndustriesNext stop, Times Square.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was just known as Mr. Universe, one of his first roles was playing Hercules in this hard-to-watch B movie. But it’s fun to see Arnold fight a person in a bear suit in Central Park.


“The Hero” (2017)

The OrchardElliott finally gets a movie all to himself.

Sam Elliott gives one of his best performances playing an ageing movie star who tries to put his life in perspective.


“Highlander” (1986)

Fox‘What time period am I in?’

“There can only be one!” If anything, go back to watch this late 1980s hit action movie to appreciate how bizarre it is. Honestly, who would make this movie today?


“Hobo with a Shotgun” (2011)

Magnet ReleasingCleaning up the street one shotgun shell at a time.

Rutger Hauer plays a homeless vigilante who is out to clean up the streets. And all he needs is a pump-action shotgun. In need of an insane violent movie? Try this one on.


“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016)

The OrchardDefinitely worth a watch.

Before Taika Waititi made “Thor: Ragnarok,” he made this offbeat drama about a kid and foster uncle (Sam Neill) who are the focus of a manhunt in the New Zealand bush.


“The Hurt Locker” (2008)

VISO Trailers / YouTubeIncredible work by Bigelow.

Kathryn Bigelow’s best picture Oscar winner follows a bomb squad during the Iraq war and the maverick sergeant (Jeremy Renner) who joins the group.


“Hustle & Flow” (2005)

ParamountBrewer really does capture the dirty south rap moment at its peak.

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson have breakout roles in director Craig Brewer’s love letter to Memphis hip-hop.


“In a World…” (2013)

Roadside AttractionsLake Bell can pretty much do it all.

Lake Bell’s feature directorial debut also stars her as a voice coach who gets caught up in the competitive trailer voice-over profession. This is a fun one.


“In the Loop” (2009)

IFC FilmsMake sure the kids are out of the room for this one.

If you’re a fan of HBO’s “Veep,” see this movie the show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, made before the Emmy-winning show. You’re going to like it.


All the Indiana Jones movies

Paramount Studios‘We named the dog Indiana.’

Looking for something to binge for the entire weekend? Watch all the Indiana Jones movies. We won’t think any less of you if you decide to skip “Crystal Skull.”


“Ingrid Goes West” (2017)

Sundance Film InstituteThe first great movie about the dark side of social media.

Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are fantastic in this funny and poignant look at our obsession with social media.


“Jane” (2017)

National GeographicI mean, how do you not go watch this movie?

Brett Morgen’s latest documentary (“Cobain: Montage of Heck”) looks at the life and work of primatology scientist Jane Goodall.


“Johnny Guitar” (1954)

Republic PicturesDon’t mess with Ms. Crawford.

Joan Crawford gives a powerful performance as a saloon owner who is wrongfully suspected of murder in Nicholas Ray’s classic Western.


“The Karate Kid” (1984)

Columbia PicturesName a more iconic duo.

We still get goosebumps at the end of this movie.


“Kung Fu Hustle” (2004)

Sony Pictures ClassicsChow paying homage to Bruce Lee.

Stephen Chow writes, directs, and stars in this spoof of Bruce Lee’s martial arts movies.


“Let the Right One In” (2008)

Magnet ReleasingA vampire story you will want to see.

One of the most beautifully told vampire movies ever made, we follow Oskar, whose life of being bullied finally turns around when he meets the peculiar Eli.


“Life Itself” (2014)

Magnolia/Life Itself trailerEbert had quite a life.

Director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) looks back on the life and career of film critic Roger Ebert.


“Man on Wire” (2008)

Magnolia PicturesIt’s still incredible to think how this was pulled off.

Using archival footage and interviews with those involved, director James Marsh’s Oscar-winning documentary turns Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk across the World Trade Center towers into the feel of a heist movie.


“Manhunter” (1986)

De Lautentiis Entertainment GroupFirst Lecter.

Here’s a little trivia for you: Brian Cox played Hannibal Lecter (they spell it “Lecktor” in this one) before Anthony Hopkins Oscar-winning turn. Here Michael Mann adapts Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel and creates a movie that has never received the proper recognition that it deserves. The movie really is a triumph.


“The Matrix” (1999)

Warner Bros.Keanu Reeves becomes one of the most unlikely action heroes.

It’s the movie that has changed how we watch action. From moving in slow motion around bullets to incredible fight sequences, “The Matrix” is still a marvel in CGI filmmaking.


“March of the Penguins” (2005)

Buena Vista International‘Now get out there and be somebody!’

One of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, this look at penguins in the Antarctic starting a family is brought up a level thanks to the smooth narration by Morgan Freeman.


“Margin Call” (2011)

‘Margin Call’/screenshotA movie as relevant today as it was a decade ago.

J.C. Chandor gives a gripping look at the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis from inside the walls of an investment bank. It has a great cast including Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Kevin Spacey, and Demi Moore.


“Melancholia” (2011)

ZentropaOne of Dunst’s best roles.

Two sisters (Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg) try to work out their differences as a mysterious new planet is set to collide with Earth.


“Mississippi Burning” (1988)

Orion PicturesPlease come back to acting, Gene Hackman.

Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe star as two FBI agents who arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of civil rights activists.


“Moonstruck” (1987)

MGMBack when Nic Cage was still playing by the rules.

Cher won an Oscar in his comedic look at a woman’s love affair with the brother of the man she’s to marry.


“Mystic Pizza” (1988)

MGMHave a feeling someone in this picture is going to have quite the career.

This classic coming-of-age story set in a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic launched the career of Julia Roberts.


“Page One: Inside the New York Times” (2011)

Magnolia PicturesThe late David Carr is remarkable in this doc.

This documentary gives an unprecedented look inside the newsroom of The New York Times, which at the time had the talents of David Carr and then up-and-comer Brian Stelter.


“The Queen of Versailles” (2012)

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo Credit: Lauren GreenfieldWant to see someone rich? This is the movie.

A documentary that explores what happens when the rich get knocked down a few pegs, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary follows Jaqueline Siegel, whose dream of building a mansion inspired by Versailles is dashed when the real-estate bubble bursts.


“Raising Victor Vargas” (2002)

Samuel Goldwyn FilmsSuch great performances in this one.

Cast with real kids from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, director Peter Sollett’s directorial feature debut looks at Victor’s (Victor Rasuk) life dealing with a strict grandmother and bratty sister as he tries to win the heart of Judy (Judy Marte).


“Requiem for a Dream” (2000)

Artisan EntertainmentThe ending still gives me nightmares.

Darren Aronofsky explores how addiction cripples four people living in Coney Island in this trippy adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s book.


“Red Dawn” (1984)

MGMWhen all that was left to save America were our heartthrobs.

This movie about the launch of World War III features the talents of some well-known members of 1980s young Hollywood – Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey.


“Reservoir Dogs” (1992)

MiramaxThe professionals.

Quentin Tarantino’s classic looks at the colourful characters behind a doomed jewellery heist.


“Rocky” (1976)

MGM/NetflixThe movie that launched Stallone’s career.

Sylvester Stallone couldn’t get any work as an actor, so he decided to write a role that would make him famous. “Rocky” didn’t just set Stallone to become a huge star but the movie is one of the most unlikely best picture Oscar winners in Academy Awards history.


“Room 237” (2012)

YouTube/havas79Don’t do it, Danny.

If you love Kubrick’s “The Shining” then you need to check out this documentary that explores some of the most bizarre theories people have about hidden meanings buried inside the movie.


“Running Scared” (1986)

MGMTrust us, this buddy cop movie works.

Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal bite off more than they can chew as two Chicago cops on the tail of a crazed drug dealer.


“Secretary” (2002)

LionsgateMaggie is tied up at the moment.

In Maggie Gyllenhaal’s breakout role she plays a woman recently released from a mental hospital who starts a job as a secretary for a demanding lawyer (James Spader). But soon their work relationship turns sexual in a very kinky (and darkly comedic) way.


“Shadow Dancer” (2012)

ParamountSo well acted.

One of the few directors able to seamlessly jump back and forth from narrative storytelling and documentary, James Marsh follows “Man on Wire” with this dramatic look at a IRA member who becomes an MI5 information to protect her son. Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen give top-notch performances.


“Short Term 12” (2013)

CinedigmSpeaking of well acted.

Looking back now, the talent director Destin Daniel Cretton had for this movie is crazy: Brie Larson, Lakeith Stanfield, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz, and John Gallagher Jr. Quite a cast.


“Sightseers” (2012)

StudioCanalIt’s ok to laugh watching this movie.

Director Ben Wheatley (“Free Fire”) gives us a different kind of love story in his horror/comedy.


“Simon Killer” (2012)

IFC FilmsDirector Antonio Campos with another dark tale.

Brady Corbet plays a recent college graduate who travels to Paris and after starting a relationship with a prostitute begins to show signs of a troubled past.


“Sleepwalk with Me” (2012)

IFC FilmsBirbiglia fans rejoice.

Mike Birbiglia stars and directs this heartfelt comedy about a stand-up comedian’s struggle with his stalled career.


“The Square” (2017)

Magnolia PicturesThis one is weird. Just warning you.

If you liked “Force Majeure” you’ll like the latest from director Ruben Östlund as he explores the complicated life of a Stockholm art curator.


“Star Trek” (2009)

screenshot/’Star Trek’ (2009)Young Trekkies.

Before J.J. Abrams helmed the rebirth of the “Star Wars” franchise he did it for “Star Trek.”


“Star Trek Beyond” (2016)

ParamountSlightly older Trekkies.

The latest “Star Trek” release takes us on another adventure with Kirk (Chris Pine) and the gang.


“Super” (2010)

IFC FilmsYes, that’s Rainn Wilson.

Rainn Wilson plays an everyday guy who transforms into a real-life superhero. James Gunn directed this hit indie before be went off to make “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.


“Sweet Home Alabama” (2012)

Touchstone‘You’ve got a baby, in a bar.’ Love that line.

It’s one of those movies you can’t stop watching once it’s on. Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie, a Southern gal who reinvents herself as a New York socialite. But when she has to go back home to Alabama to tell her folks she’s getting married, the old Melanie returns.


“Swimming with Sharks” (1994)

Trimark PicturesThe movie has a whole new meaning now.

Take a peek into the dark side of the movie business as Frank Whaley plays an assistant who has to suffer through the daily abuse by his producer boss (Kevin Spacey). It’s a very different watch in the #MeToo era.


“Terms of Endearment” (1983)

Paramount PicturesA classic Jack Nicholson role.

James L. Brooks’ best picture winner follows Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) as she looks for love and helps with her daughter’s (Debra Winger) family problems. You know, a feel good movie.


“Total Recall” (1990)

TriStar PicturesArnold Schwarzenegger in his full glory.

Arnold Schwarzenegger matched with director Paul Verhoeven (“RoboCop”) in the adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story is what you’d expect – pure gold!


“Thelma & Louise” (1991)

MGM/YouTubeGirls trip. Well, kind of.

Ridley Scott’s classic girl power movie starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis will never feel out-of-date.


“Una noche” (2012)

Sundance SelectsPowerful work by director Lucy Mulloy.

Lucy Mulloy’s riveting Cuban-set drama follows three people who attempt to take the dangerous 90-mile trek across the ocean in hopes to start a new life in Miami.


“The Warriors” (1979)

Paramount Pictures‘Warriors…come out and plaayyyyy.’

Walter Hill’s classic follows a New York City gang in a race to get back to their home turf before a rival gang gets them.


“What Just Happened” (2008)

Magnolia PicturesA great De Niro role that never gets talked about.

Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro team for this twisted comedy about a Hollywood producer (De Niro) struggling to get his new movie made.


“Where to Invade Next” (2015)

Dog Eat DogMoore sets out to ‘invade.’

Michael Moore highlights the things other countries do better than Americans – from health care to the prison system. Ironically, many of the ideas originated in the US.


“Whisky Tango Foxtrot” (2016)

ParamountSeriously, this movie is good.

Tina Fey plays a journalist trying to cover the war in Afghanistan. It’s actually a movie worth checking out.


“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988)

Buena Vista PicturesThis one really redefined what could be done in movies.

You’re probably overdue to revisit Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking movie.


“Winter’s Bone” (2010)

Anonymous ContentThe movie that launched Jennifer Lawrence.

It’s the movie that showed off the incredible acting ability of Jennifer Lawrence, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance.


“Your Sister’s Sister” (2011)

IFC FilmsOne of director Lynn Shelton’s best.

Mark Duplass and Emily Blunt plays friends who want to be a little more than that. But things get complicated when Rosemarie DeWitt, who plays Blunt’s sister, enters the picture.


“Zero Days” (2016)

Magnolia PicturesThere’s more than trolls to be afraid of on the net.

Alex Gibney’s looks at the Stuxnet virus in this documentary that will make you want to go protect your computer with every anti-virus program known to man.


“Zodiac” (2007)

Paramount PicturesFincher’s best.

David Fincher’s masterpiece is a marvel to watch not just for its perfect story but its impeccable cinematography.

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