As the streaming world continues to grow, so does Hulu’s catalog of films. With thousands of options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the best movies currently streaming on Hulu.
1. Parasite (2019)
Following its monumental success at the 2020 Academy Awards – including wins for Best Picture and Best Director – “Parasite” instantly became one of the most talked-about films in recent memory. The South Korean thriller delves into class struggles as it follows a poor family who schemes their way into working for an affluent household, only to discover that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
2. Booksmart (2019)
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is nothing short of hilarious as it follows two overachieving high school seniors who realize that despite all their hard work, they missed out on having fun like their classmates did. A mix between raunchy comedy and heartwarming moments between lifelong friends, “Booksmart” will leave you wanting more from Wilde’s future career choices behind the camera.
3. Annihilation (2018)
Alex Garland’s sci-fi horror film “Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman as Lena, a biologist who leads a team into a mysterious environmental disaster zone known as ‘The Shimmer.’ It boasts striking visuals and intricate storytelling that leaves viewers questioning what is real or imagined until the haunting finale.
4. Honeyland (2019)
This unsung masterpiece earned co-director Tamara Kotevska an Oscar nomination for her documentary feature debut in partnership with Ljubomir Stefanov. Nearly wordless throughout its entirety but propelled by stunning cinematography capturing North Macedonia’s gorgeous landscapes plus two captivating central subjects: Hatidze Muratova who cares for her bees with poetic affection and Hussein Sam and his family arrive with dozens of cattle crowding around Hatidze’s homemade hives, she becomes adrift from her sustained natural balance in a conflict between loving survivalism and thoughtlessness.
5. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
“Sorry to Bother You” is a surrealist gem that’s difficult to describe but deserves high praises for its originality. It stars Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius Green, a down-on-his-luck telemarketer who discovers his “white voice” can help him rise through the ranks of an evil company looking to profit off of slave labor. The film satirizes capitalism and race with wild visuals and absurd humor.
6. Minding the Gap (2018)
In this profoundly moving documentary by director Bing Liu – who himself grew up skating alongside the other individuals he profiles here – provide many insights into their personal struggles around identity and growing pains, which are also shared pains of belonging that resonate with thousands worldwide who have grown up skating though they deal with family disintegration or confront complex reality surrounding abuse from authority figures or loved ones alike
7. Shoplifters (2018)
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, “Shoplifters” tells the story of a poor Japanese family living on the margins whose life takes an unexpected turn after they take in a young girl found shivering outside in frigid temperatures. Skillfully directed often captivating vernacular performances artfully blends social commentary issues like poverty amidst current political wrangling over economic inequalitie and questions what makes someone truly family.
8.Joe Morrisson : Holy Smoke
Conceived primarily around crafty opinions about retro American cultural tastes blending adventurous visual flourishes that run parallel between worlds – Burning Man festival deserts versus classical daytime TV Evangelists’ tropes-, Joe Morrison fashions hypnotic cinematic vistas beholden only to his own intuition here: “Holy Smoke” offers every viewer equal opportunity access via intelligent performance art principles resisting easy categorization for a giddy, hedonistic thrill ride along with surrealist associations tinged beautiful on visual level which is transcendentally crafted.
9. Palm Springs (2020)
“Groundhog Day”-esque time loops have been done before, but “Palm Springs” manages to inject new life into the sci-fi comedy subgenre. Andy Samberg plays Nyles, a man who’s stuck at his girlfriend’s friend’s wedding forever as he repeats the same day over and over again until he begins to fall in love with Sarah (Cristin Milioti), another person who’s also stuck in the same loop.
10. Sound of Metal : 2019
Riz Ahmed was nominated for an Oscar this year for his stunning performance as Ruben Stone, a former drug addict who fronts a heavy metal band with his girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) must hit rock bottom after being struck by hearing loss while they criss-cross country living van-to-van thrashing together every night in their grungy rock band “Backgammon”. Director Darius Marder captures both the frenetic ecstasy of being loud and nihilistic live onstage while sometimes affixed frame internalize intense panic attacks during Ruben’s spiraling descent through noise-reducing drone therapy sessions from its unique sound design that truly transforms it into something special outside of conventional dramatic construction or storytelling methods
From recent hits to hidden gems from across cinema eras that deserve more recongnition , Hulu certainly has no lack of amazing movies available for our viewing pleasure.