Skip To Content

    33 Movies Guaranteed To Make You Want A Hulu Account

    PSA: None of these films are streaming on Netflix.

    1. Ingrid Goes West

    Neon / Via thehoya.com

    What it's about: A dark comedy that follows an unstable woman as she moves to California with the hopes of befriending an Instagram "star".

    Why you should watch: It's a perfect look at social media-obsessed culture. Also, the performances are top-notch.

    Watch Now!

    2. Iron Man

    Marvel / Via rogerebert.com

    What it's about: The origin of the Marvel superhero Iron Man, obviously.

    Why you should watch: It's the movie that started the MCU. We have so much to thank it for.

    Watch Now!

    3. 10 Cloverfield Lane

    Paramount Pictures / Via bloody-disgusting.com

    What it's about: A woman wakes up in a bunker to discover the outside world has endured some sort of mysterious epidemic.

    Why you should watch: It's brilliant, terrifying, and easily the best of the franchise.

    Watch Now!

    4. The Emperor's New Groove

    Disney

    What it's about: A self-centered emperor gets a lesson in humility and kindness when he's turned into a llama.

    Why you should watch: Yzma is the most underrated Disney villain of our time.

    Watch Now!

    5. Arrival

    Paramount Pictures / Via vox.com

    What it's about: A linguistics professor is recruited by the government to help determine the intentions of aliens who have landed on Earth.

    Why you should watch: Some might say it was the best movie of 2016. (Me. I would say that.)

    Watch Now!

    6. Moonstruck

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via mentalfloss.com

    What it's about: A woman who unexpectadly falls for her fiancé's brother.

    Why you should watch: Everyone should experience a rom-com starring Cher and Nic Cage. Everyone.

    Watch Now!

    7. Detroit

    Annapurna Pictures / Via youtube.com

    What it's about: Historical drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots.

    Why you should watch: It was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega & Anthony Mackie. What more do you need to know?

    Watch Now!

    8. Harriet the Spy

    Nickelodeon / Via filmstreams.org

    What it's about: A sixth grader who dreams of being a spy.

    Why you should watch: It was the first ever Nickelodeon movie. History is important!

    Watch Now!

    9. Total Recall

    TriStar Pictures / Via medium.com

    What it's about: After visiting a company that implants fake memories into your brain, a man suspects he might be a spy.

    Why you should watch: It's a sci-fi classic. Plus, you can never go wrong with Arnold.

    Watch Now!

    10. Creed

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via abcnews.go.com

    What it's about: Rocky Balboa returns to train his former boxing opponent's son.

    Why you should watch: It was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Michael B. Jordan. You know what other movie can say that? BLACK FREAKING PANTHER.

    Watch Now!

    11. Let the Right One In

    Sandrew Metronome / Via rogerebert.com

    What it's about: A young boy in Sweden befriends his mysterious neighbor, who turns out to be a vampire.

    Why you should watch: Easily one of the best foreign horror films ever made.

    Watch Now!

    12. Short Term 12

    Cinedigm / Via chicagoreader.com

    What it's about: A supervisor at a home for at-risk teens tries to help the residents while dealing with personal past traumas.

    Why you should watch: A fantastic Brie Larson performance, pre-Oscar.

    Watch Now!

    13. Much Ado About Nothing

    Lionsgate / Via rogerebert.com

    What it's about: A Shakespearian classic set in modern times that follows multiple romantic misunderstandings over the course of a wedding weekend.

    Why you should watch: It's a solid adaptation that features most of your favorite actors from various Joss Whedon projects.

    Watch Now!

    14. I Love You Phillip Morris

    LD Entertainment / Via bobbyriverstv.blogspot.com

    What it's about: The true story of a con artist who falls in love with another inmate while in prison.

    Why you should watch: Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are in love. What could be better?

    Watch Now!

    15. The Parent Trap

    Buena Vista Pictures / Via hellogiggles.com

    What it's about: When they meet at camp, two identical twins decide to switch places with the hopes of bringing their parents back together.

    Why you should watch: Both versions are delightful, and they never get old.

    Watch the Original Now!

    Watch the Remake Now!

    16. Fences

    Paramount Pictures / Via variety.com

    What it's about: The father of a working-class family in the 1950s who struggles with his resentment towards his son.

    Why you should watch: Denzel Washington starred in AND directed the film, and Viola Davis won an Oscar for her performance.

    Watch Now!

    17. Liberal Arts

    IFC Films / Via blu-ray.com

    What it's about: A man returns to his alma mater for his favorite professor's retirement party, only to unexpectedly fall for a student.

    Why you should watch: Josh Radnor (AKA Ted Mosby) wrote, directed and starred in the film. Bonus: Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, and Zac Efron.

    Watch Now!

    18. Melancholia

    Nordisk Film / Via screenmusings.org

    What it's about: Two sisters deal with the likelihood of another planet colliding with Earth.

    Why you should watch: It was written and directed by Lars von Trier, which means there's no other film like it.

    Watch Now!

    19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Buena Vista Pictures / Via slashfilm.com

    What it's about: A live-action/animated fantasy film about a washed-up private investigator who gets roped into helping a beloved cartoon character.

    Why you should watch: It's quite possibly the most unique and fun family film of all time.

    Watch Now!

    20. Your Sister's Sister

    IFC Films / Via nytimes.com

    What it's about: A man who drunkenly hooks up with his best friend's sister, unaware of his friend's feelings for him.

    Why you should watch: It's a very truthful dramedy with solid performances all around.

    Watch Now!

    21. In A World...

    Roadside Attractions / Via trailers.apple.com

    What it's about: A female vocal coach who is determined to break into the world of movie trailer voiceovers.

    Why you should watch: Lake Bell wrote, directed, and starred in the film.

    Watch Now!

    22. Zodiac

    Paramount Pictures / Via lisathatcher.com

    What it's about: David Fincher's take on the longstanding mystery of San Francisco's infamous Zodiac killer.

    Why you should watch: There's no downside to Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo being onscreen together.

    Watch Now!

    23. But I'm a Cheerleader

    Lionsgate / Via femmedia.net

    What it's about: A teen is sent to a boot camp for "straightening up" gay kids when her parents suspect she's a lesbian.

    Why you should watch: It's insanely sweet and funny. Also, RuPaul!

    Watch Now!

    24. Bronson

    Magnet Releasing / Via ibtimes.co.uk

    What it's about: A biographical crime drama about Britain's most famous prisoner.

    Why you should watch: Tom Hardy is dynamite.

    Watch Now!

    25. Amélie

    Miramax

    What it's about: A whimsical French rom-com that follows a woman as she attempts to alter the lives of the people around her.

    Why you should watch: It'll make you feel good.

    Watch Now!

    26. Winter's Bone

    Roadside Attractions / Via rogerebert.com

    What it's about: A teenager in the rural Ozarks of Missouri who must locate her missing father in order to save her family.

    Why you should watch: It's the movie that put JLaw on the map.

    Watch Now!

    27. Anomalisa

    Paramount Pictures / Via filmcomment.com

    What it's about: A stop-motion drama that follows a motivational speaker as he becomes enamored by a woman he meets in a hotel.

    Why you should watch: It was written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Eternal Sunshine, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation.

    Watch Now!

    28. The Little Hours

    Gunpowder & Sky / Via variety.com

    What it's about: Things heat up for the insatiable women of a convent when an attractive man is hired as a day laborer.

    Why you should watch: It's basically a raunchy Monty Python film, but starring women.

    Watch Now!

    29. Four Rooms

    Miramax / Via etnevesht.com

    What it's about: A quirky bellhop as he struggles to satisfy the strange needs of the hotel's guests on New Year's Eve.

    Why you should watch: 1. Tim Roth is hysterical. 2. Each room is directed by a different person, including Tarantino. 3. Madonna plays a lesbian witch.

    Watch Now!

    30. A Fish Called Wanda

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via ifccenter.com

    What it's about: The hilarious story of a heist gone wrong.

    Why you should watch: Kevin Kline won an Oscar for his portrayal of Otto West.

    Watch Now!

    31. Sleepwalk with Me

    IFC Films / Via moviemezzanine.com

    What it's about: The true story of comedian Mike Birbiglia's struggle with severe sleepwalking.

    Why you should watch: Mike Birbiglia, obviously.

    Watch Now!

    32. Star Trek

    Paramount Pictures / Via memory-beta.wikia.com

    What it's about: J.J. Abrams' reboot of the original Star Trek.

    Why you should watch: It's fun AF.

    Watch Now!

    33. Thelma and Louise

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via themoviedb.org

    What it's about: The ultimate road movie about two women on the run.

    Why you should watch: If you haven't seen it, it's required viewing. If you have seen it, it's always worth rewatching.

    Watch Now!

    Do you have any Hulu movie recommendations that aren't listed above? Tell us in the comments!

    Marvel / Via tumblr.com

    TV and Movies

    Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

    Newsletter signup form