The 9 Best Movies on Hulu That You’re Not Watching

In 2017, because of the unprecedented success of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu became the first streaming network to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Hulu’s original series like The Bear, The Great, and Only Murders in the Building all live up to the standard set by that painfully prescient adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel.

Hulu is starting to find its footing in features, despite the fact that Netflix has largely cornered the streaming market on original movies and even convinced A-listers like Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, and Martin Scorsese to come aboard. Here are a few of our favorite Hulu movies (both original and otherwise) now available to stream online.

Flamin’ Hot

Flamin’ Hot, starring Jesse Garcia as Richard Montaez, the Frito Lay janitor who popularized Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, is another film you can stream on Disney+. The film, which Eva Longoria directed, has moments of cheesiness, but the humor and passion make it more than just a story about a cherished snack.


Rye Lane

Sundance audiences went wild over Raine Allen-Miller’s directorial debut, which puts a lighthearted spin on the standard romantic comedy formula. Dom (David Jonsson) and Yas (Vivian Oparah), both in their twenties, are hurting after breaking up with significant others.

After an awkward first meeting, the two decide to spend a day exploring South London together in the hopes of finding common ground, laughing off their shared heartbreak, and maybe even realizing that romance is still alive and well.



Motherhood has long been the impetus for some of horror’s most chilling films, from Rosemary’s Baby to Hereditary. In the instance of Clock, the terrifying aspect is the lack of sexual desire.

Interior designer Ella (Dianna Agron) is pleased with her life as it is and has no desire to start a family. But her loved ones, who want her to start a family, aren’t happy about it. She decides to join a study designed for women with malfunctioning or nonexistent biological clocks. This is where the situation becomes truly terrifying.

Clock is strongly rooted in the horror genre, so be warned that it gets very dark and strange at times. To others, though, it may come across as a mockery of the American Dream and the country’s fixation with family.


Stars at Noon

The story of Trish (Margaret Qualley), a young journalist who becomes stuck in Nicaragua, is directed by the incomparable Claire Denis, who evokes the hot, sweaty mood of Body Heat.

After getting hot with an attractive but rather mysterious British man (Joe Alwyn) she thinks he may be able to help her. But she learns that not everything is as it seems, and that maybe Daniel isn’t who he claims to be.


The Hunger Games Series

Ten years have passed since these films first made Jennifer Lawrence a global sensation and dominated the cultural conversation. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) is the protagonist of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s best-selling young adult novel, The Hunger Games, and she volunteers to be a tribute in the Hunger Games in order to spare her sister from participating in the deadly reality show.

Katniss’s victory in the Hunger Games and subsequent role as a symbol of hope for a nation that has been conditioned to send its children to their deaths is no longer a spoiler. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen this show yet.

In anticipation of the November release of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel feature, now is a great time to rewatch the films via streaming.


Triangle of Sadness

Imagine Gilligan’s Island with a heavier emphasis on social commentary and more nauseous episodes. Rich people’s beach vacation plans are derailed when a violent storm forces several of them to abandon their luxury yachts and seek refuge on shore.

That’s too much of a spoiler, but let’s just say that if you like Menu and are interested in similar critiques of the excesses of riches with plenty of dark comedic twists, you’ll enjoy this Oscar-nominated picture.


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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In addition to being one of the best modern LGBT romance films with Moonlight and Carol, this may be the picture that popularized the term “lesbian period drama.” Céline Sciamma’s film centers on Hélose (Adèle Haenel), a young aristocrat who is betrothed to a wealthy Milanese man and who lives on a remote French shore in the late 1700s.

Hélose’s mother commissions Mariane (Noémie Merlant) to paint her portrait, and the commission leads to the kind of tragic love story that has made lesbian historical dramas so inescapable. Absolutely mesmerizing.



Look, there are probably already far too many Princess Diana movies and TV shows, but this one, directed by Pablo Larrain and starring Kristen Stewart as the princess of Wales, focuses on one specific Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate, which manages to narrow down just how complex each day must have been for Diana with the royal family.

The story is on Diana’s ties within the family and the life she gave up to join them, with the divorce rumors surrounding her and Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) serving as a backdrop.



Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand, and Best filmmaker and Best Editing went to filmmaker Chloé Zhao for her picture about a woman’s journey across the American West in the wake of the Great Depression. Nomadland, the book by WIRED contributor Jessica Bruder, was adapted by Zhao, who received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

It’s a refreshing take on the contemporary American ideal.


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