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The best movies on Hulu right now (February 2023)

Hulu is one of the best places to catch up with the latest and greatest movies, but it’s also an awesome stomping ground for the classic cinema we love the most. And if you’re too busy to keep up with the platform’s immense curtain of flicks, not to worry: we’re here to help. As subscribers and fans of Hulu’s excellent collection of films, we’ve put together this monthly roundup of the best movies you can stream on Hulu right now. 

Subscribe to a different platform? Not only do we have a guide to the best shows on Hulu, but we’ve rounded up the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, the best movies on Netflix, and the best movies on Disney+.

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Heat (1995)
Heat
r 170m
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Directed by Michael Mann
The film that delivered the long-awaited face-off of gangster cinema’s two towering talents, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is none other than Michael Mann’s 1995 epic crime-drama Heat. In this two-hour-plus tour-de-force, Pacino plays Lieutenant Vincent Hanna, a veteran LAPD detective hot on the trail of one Neil McCauley (De Niro), a career criminal who must contend with the loose-cannon actions of one of his bank-heist crew (played by Kevin Gage). But as the cat pursues the mouse, Hanna and McCauley discover that they have more in common than they could have ever imagined, leading to a kind of unspoken respect between good and evil. An adrenaline-fueled opus, Mann’s brilliant film is packed with exciting set pieces and infinitely-quotable dialogue, but beyond the movie-poster moments, the character work and monumental performances are perhaps Heat’s biggest laurel to write home about.
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
117m
Genre Documentary, Music, History
Stars Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock
Directed by Questlove
Overshadowed by Woodstock, another music festival rocked the nation in 1969: the Harlem Cultural Festival. In his filmmaking debut, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents Summer of Soul, a riveting documentary about the lesser-known Black music event, capturing the cultural phenomenon through archival footage and showcasing rare live performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Max Roach, and many more. A moving dissection of a key point in our country’s not-so-distant past, Summer of Soul moves at an arresting pace and shines an essential light on the kind of emotional impact that music can have during times of great unrest, brightening even the darkest of days.
The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige
130m
Genre Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Stars Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Writer-director Christopher Nolan may be best known for his multi-million dollar Hollywood tentpole flicks, but if you’re looking for something slightly off the auteur’s usual beaten path (but still high-budget), The Prestige will undoubtedly satisfy. Starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as 19th-century rival magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, when a personal tragedy befalls Angier, the seasoned performer makes it his life’s work to sabotage the stage-career of Borden — an illusion-laden vengeance that Borden is glad to reciprocate. Filled with unprecedented twists and turns, The Prestige winds its way through a powerful story buttressed by incredible performances from the core cast, resulting in a film that may not hit as hard as the director’s Batman chronology, but redirects the same sense of bravura through a period-thriller lens.

Liar Liar (1997)
Liar Liar
pg-13 86m
Genre Comedy
Stars Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper
Directed by Tom Shadyac
While it’s tough to beat Carrey’s slam-dunk schtick of early ‘90s fare like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, the end of the decade brought a number of more grounded roles for the actor, but these were still characters that leaned on laughter now and then, too. One such protagonist is Fletcher Reede in the 1997 film Liar Liar. A talented lawyer, Reede is an ace in the courtroom, but not so reliable when it comes to married life and fatherhood. After letting down his son (played by Justin Cooper) yet again, the child wishes his father could tell the truth for one whole day — a wish that cinematically comes true. The end result is a humorous narrative padded with enough off-the-wall Carrey slapstick to keep the whole family in stitches and guarantee plenty of replay value.
Insomnia (2002)
Insomnia
r 118m
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Before delving into multimillion-dollar action epics like The Dark Knight and Inception, director Christopher Nolan’s earlier films were quieter as far as spectacle goes, but just as elaborate and atmospheric as his later films in terms of narrative heft. In fact, the perfect career-transition film might be Insomnia, a 2002 remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name. Starring Al Pacino as a homicide detective on the trail of an elusive killer (played by Robin Williams) in Alaska, the brooding environs and introspective character work on full display in Insomnia would be the celebrated director’s swan song before delving headfirst into the deep waters of super-saga filmmaking.

The Valet (2022)
The Valet
pg-13 124m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving, Max Greenfield
Directed by Richard Wong
In The Valet, Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving star as Antonio and Olivia, a dedicated valet driver and a Hollywood starlet that “hires” Antonio to act as her new boyfriend when the actress is accidentally photographed with the man she’s actually seeing (Max Greenfield), who just so happens to be married. As the mass media aims the spotlight more and more at the fake couple, it’s only a matter of time before the news breaks that the romance is fabricated. It’s a heartfelt comedy with attention paid to character development and earnest performances, something that is often lacking in many of today’s bigger-budget comedies.
The French Dispatch (2021)
The French Dispatch
r 108m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton
Directed by Wes Anderson
Following the sudden death of editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. (Bill Murray), his will demands that publication of his magazine, The French Dispatch, be terminated immediately, with the exception of one last issue. Using this setup as a means for anthological storytelling, writer-director Wes Anderson delivers four cinematic vignettes that are actually filmed renditions of The French Dispatch’s swan song. Everything everyone loves about Wes Anderson arrives and performs as expected, but there’s something a little bit more mature, even melancholy, about the world of The French Dispatch.
Better Days (2019)
Better Days
r 135m
Genre Drama
Stars Zhou Dongyu, Jackson Yee, Yin Fang
Directed by Derek Tsang

Based on the Chinese young adult novel In His Youth, In Her Beauty, Better Days stars Zhou Dongyu as Chen Nian, a bullied high school student who crosses paths with Xiao Bei (Jackson Lee), a street thug. As the two youths start to form an alliance, one of Chen’s bullies turns up dead, and the investigating authorities believe that Chen and Xiao could be the killers. Better Days is a gripping bit of melodrama that leans heavily on the humanity of its core characters, delivering an elevated tale of what it’s like to be entering adulthood both on and off your own terms.

War Dogs (2016)
War Dogs
r 114m
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stars Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas
Directed by Todd Phillips
Co-written and directed by Todd Philips, and based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article and Efraim Diveroli’s 2016 memoir Once a Gun RunnerWar Dogs stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of longtime pals who have the opportunity to rake in gigantic piles of cash by becoming multinational arms dealers. Enjoying their lives of newfound riches, reality comes crashing down on the boys after they land a $300 million contract to supply Afghan troops with weaponry. A fun thrill ride concerned less with authenticity and more with narrative bravado, War Dogs is the kind of movie that excites at every turn, even if what we see on-screen is only a fragment of the true story the film is based upon.
Saw (2004)
Saw
46 %
7.6/10
r 103m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Crime
Stars Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
Directed by James Wan
Back in 2004, Saw stepped into the ring as a new kind of genre fighter altogether — one that wasn’t afraid to outrage you with gore, while delivering a nightmarish twists-and-turns story that pays off pretty big in the end. Cary Elwes and Leigh Whannel star as Dr. Lawrence Gordon and Adam Stanheight, respectively. When the physician and photographer-for-hire wake up in a dark, dismal bathroom — both chained to large, metal pipes — the men soon realize that they’re the latest victims of a headline-grabbing serial killer known as “Jigsaw.” With time running out, Dr. Gordon and Adam are forced to make a series of harrowing decisions if there’s any chance for survival whatsoever. Released months apart, Saw and Hostel arrived to the horror house uninvited and blew the doors clean off their hinges.
Office Space (1999)
Office Space
68 %
7.7/10
r 90m
Genre Comedy
Stars Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
Directed by Mike Judge
If the traditional 9-to-5 workspace has got you down, you can always turn to Office Space for a bit of spiritual camaraderie. Mike Judge’s big-brained comedy stars Ron Livingston as cubicle grunt Peter Gibbons, and he is just another number at the corporate software firm known as Initech. In the middle of a hypnotherapy session, Peter’s therapist suffers a heart attack, trapping his patient in a state of carefree euphoria that Peter carries to work with him every day. When his nonchalance scores him a surprising promotion, Peter learns that Initech plans to downsize, inspiring him and two of his pals to sabotage the company. Featuring plenty of meme-worthy scenes and a brilliant blast of storytelling from the king of elevated laughs, Mike Judge himself, Office Space remains a classic over 20 years after it first hit screens.
Ultrasound (2022) new
Ultrasound
55 %
5.8/10
r 103m
Genre Science Fiction
Stars Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool
Directed by Rob Schroeder

In director Rob Schroeder’s Ultrasound, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser stars as Glen, an unassuming everyman who just so happens to encounter some car trouble on a dark and stormy night. Seeking some help, he knocks on the door of a perfectly kind stranger named Arthur (Bob Stephenson), leading the former down an uncanny rabbit hole of deceit and mind control. Presenting a nail-biter of a story without diving into carnage and other typical screen grabs, Ultrasound does its best work as a quietly curious foray into a world that’s hard to pin down.

The Worst Person in the World (2021)
The Worst Person in the World
90 %
7.8/10
r 128m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum
Directed by Joachim Trier
In The Worst Person in the World, Renate Reinsve stars as Julie, an Oslo-based medical student, and it follows the course of four years throughout her personal life and career. It’s the kind of meditative and hard-talking dark comedy that only comes around once in a while, but The Worst Person in the World is one of those rare cinematic home runs that doesn’t need to act big and tall to stand out from the crowd. And thanks to Reinsve’s down-to-earth performance, it’s a film that’s easy to get on board with.

The Last Tourist (2021)
The Last Tourist
7.3/10
84m
Genre Documentary
Stars Elizabeth Becker, Sangduen Lek Chailert, Costas Christ
Directed by Tyson Sadler
When traveling somewhere tropical and off-grid, we typically view these vacations as nothing more than personal getaways for us and those we love. But there’s a whole other side of the tourism coin that doesn’t get talked about — until director Tyson Sadler came along, that is. Through his eye-opening documentary The Last Tourist, Sadler paints a much different picture of tourism’s impacts on the parts of the world that need extra care and protection from humanity’s grip, while also discussing the positive aspects of worldly excursions. In the end, the audience is left with an important message that may have you thinking twice about your next venture to somewhere distant and remote.

Hellraiser (2022) new
Hellraiser
r 121m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Odessa A'zion, Jamie Clayton, Adam Faison
Directed by David Bruckner

It’s about time the world of Hellraiser received some much-needed reimagining. For years now, the franchise has seen sequel after sequel, and while Cenobite fans are always pleased to see Doug Bradley donning his Pinhead garb, the series has certainly run into its fair share of cinematic duds. But director David Bruckner has come along to get the saga on track once more. The 2022 remake stars Odessa A’zion as Riley, an on-the-mend drug addict who comes into the possession of a runic puzzle box — a mysterious device that summons an armada of hellish entities. Led by the Hell Priest (Jamie Clayton), Odessa is plunged into a fight for survival when the demonic visitors begin wreaking havoc in the real world. Bruckner’s Hellraiser reboot may not satisfy all of the saga’s diehards, but when you consider it as a gruesome yet polished homage to Clive Barker’s source novella and first batch of films, the 2022 version more than gets the job done.

I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
I Think We're Alone Now
51 %
5.7/10
r 100m
Genre Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery
Stars Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Paul Giamatti
Directed by Reed Morano
Have you ever heard of the classic Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last” about a book-loving bank teller who finds solace in a post-apocalypse rid of humanity, but filled with plenty of excellent reading material? While the “last man on Earth” narrative has received plenty of cinematic attention over the years, each stab at the formula may be traced back to Burgess Meredith’s Twilight Zone episode, with 2018’s I Think We’re Alone Now serving as yet another homage to it. Peter Dinklage stars as Del, a man who embraces a life of solitude in the wake of a global pandemic that has seemingly eradicated the rest of mankind. That is until one fateful day, when a woman named Grace (Elle Fanning) arrives, disrupting Del’s idyllically quiet day-to-day. In I Think We’re Alone Now, director Reed Morano creates a world where isolation is less a curse and more a blessing, where companionship begins as an adversarial force and slowly unravels into something potentially more meaningful.
Alien (1979)
Alien
89 %
8.5/10
r 117m
Genre Horror, Science Fiction
Stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm
Directed by Ridley Scott

British director Ridley Scott is responsible for some of the most epic box-office sensations of the last few decades, and if it wasn’t for the smashing success of his 1979 film Alien, it’s quite possible we wouldn’t have movies like Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. Sigourney Weavers stars as Ripley, one of the crew of the commercial space vessel known as the Nostromo. When the space-bound ship receives a distress signal from an in-proximity moon, the Nostromo team is tasked with investigating the beacon, only to discover a dilapidated alien ship on the surface of the lunar body. Investigating the vessel, the Nostromo crew discovers a large cavity filled with extraterrestrial eggs, one of which infamously hatches, revealing a horrific creature that impregnates a crew member, leading to one of the biggest cinema shocks of all time and a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a terrifying otherworldly adversary.

Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself (2020)
Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself
82 %
8.2/10
pg-13 90m
Genre Documentary
Stars Derek DelGaudio, Hal Schulman, Marina Abramović
Directed by Frank Oz
We all ponder over the great existential questions of life from time to time. Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going next? And while cinema is often used as a philosophical medium through which we can explore such inquiries through fiction and nonfiction lenses, such introspection has never been captured like it has in Derek Delgaudio’s mesmerizing documentary/stage spectacle In & Of Itself. Directed by Frank Oz, Delgaudio’s work combines elements of traditional stage performance and unconventional narrative structure to deliver a filmic spectacle that is hard to describe but impossible to forget.
The Last Duel (2021)
The Last Duel
67 %
7.4/10
r 153m
Genre Action, Drama, History
Stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer
Directed by Ridley Scott
When it’s a multi-million-dollar historical blockbuster you need, Ridley Scott is the man that you call for the job. And in 2021, 20th Century Studios beckoned for the British savant to deliver his auteur magic for a major motion picture called The Last Duel. The ensemble cast includes Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck, and the time and place is France during the Hundred Years’ War. When respected noble Jacques Le Gris (Driver) makes unwanted advances on the wife (Comer) of a cherished knight (Damon), the warrior’s spouse doesn’t remain silent, rallying the kingdom and setting off a chain of events that all lead up to the last-recorded duel in French history. Defiantly acted and beautifully shot, The Last Duel treads narrative waters we’ve all seen before. But with Scott at the helm, a certain kind of sincerity and narrative intelligence rise to the surface.
This Mountain Life (2018)
This Mountain Life
7.2/10
77m
Genre Documentary
Stars Simon Beck, Martina Halik, Tania Halik
Directed by Grant Baldwin
This Mountain Life is the kind of documentary film that exposes viewers to treacherous, isolated environments where geographically remote livelihoods are par for the course and tundra survival is as second-nature as putting milk in your cereal. Released in 2018, director Grant Baldwin’s thought-provoking film explores the lives of British Columbia residents living in and around the region’s mountainous landscapes. The subjects include a mother and daughter pairing who are looking to undertake a significant traversing of the local Coast Mountains area. A philosophical deep-dive into what it takes to be one with your land and hills, This Mountain Life is up there with the best deeply-pondered Herzog nature docs and National Geographic specials.
Dinner in America (2022)
Dinner in America
80 %
7.2/10
r 106m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Stars Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Pat Healy
Directed by Adam Rehmeier
It’s not often that you see the punk rock music genre getting any kind of cinematic limelight (sans films like Her Smell and Green Room), but even less so when the film genre of choice is an indie rom-com. Such is the case, though, with writer-director Adam Carter Rehmeir’s 2020 film Dinner in America, and the results are pretty great. Starring Kyle Gallner and Emily Skeggs as a singer and his band’s devoted fan, our story follows the star-crossed lovers as they travel around the lesser-seen suburbs and pervading urban sprawl of the American Midwest. If you’ve seen Garden State or Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, picture these two films being tossed into a blender with a healthy bit of rated-R this and that for extra punch, and you’re probably at least halfway to the look, feel, and budgetary, off-the-cuff sensibilities of Dinner in America.
The Beach Bum (2019)
The Beach Bum
55 %
5.5/10
r 95m
Genre Comedy
Stars Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher
Directed by Harmony Korine
Harmony Korine is quite the polarizing auteur, and we’re pretty sure the off-the-wall writer/director would be peeved with such a prestigious label (re: auteur). Have you ever heard of Gummo? What about Spring Breakers? Korine isn’t exactly highbrow when it comes to moviemaking, but there’s an acerbic and almost otherworldly wit behind his pictures. And his most recent effort, 2019’s The Beach Bum, finds the long-hailed king of weird doing what he does best, albeit on softer terms. Starring Matthew McConaughey as the titular bum, going by the handle of “Moondog,” the roving author spends his days dreaming up ideas for the book he hasn’t quite written, and maybe never will, while interacting, drugging, and departing from a series of idiosyncratic characters that perfectly round out the bizarre ensemble pic. Watching a Korine flick is a lot like taking in a peculiar art exhibition — we’re not sure why we’re looking, but we definitely don’t want to look away.
The Act of Killing (2012)
The Act of Killing
91 %
8.2/10
r 159m
Genre Documentary
Stars Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
When it comes to documentary filmmaking, The Act of Killing stands as one of the deepest-cutting uses of the genre’s conventions, unpacking a subject that may not be easy to talk, look, or think about. But director Joshua Oppenheimer and his creative team did the hard work of getting the topic on-screen. The subject: the mass execution of accused Indonesian communists from 1965 to 1966. And perhaps most disturbingly, the film explores the prolific rise of the executors, observing the various layers of corruption and extortion that these individuals are responsible for. It’s not an easy watch, but if you’re looking for something that’s insightful and emotionally complex, The Act of Killing more than fits the bill.
Pig (2021)
Pig
82 %
6.9/10
r 91m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin
Directed by Michael Sarnoski
In Pig, Nicholas Cage stars as Robin Feld, a truffle forager living off the grid in the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest. With a day to day composed of seeking out and selling rare fungi to a local restaurant supplier named Amir (Alex Wolff), Feld is content to go about a simple life of living off the land, that is until a posse of malcontents steal his truffle-foraging swine. Teaming up with Amir to track down the thieves, Robin must go to great lengths to infiltrate the locales and social circles he left behind to regain the animal he loves. A stirring blend of arresting performances and a unique narrative, Pig is the kind of independent film that makes a quiet but powerful impact before fading into the greater ephemera of bigger-budget pictures. That being said, catch it while you can — you won’t be disappointed.
Cast Away (2000)
Cast Away
73 %
7.8/10
pg-13 143m
Genre Adventure, Drama
Stars Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

If Liam Neeson is the grizzled uncle of modern cinema, then Tom Hanks is the seasoned and well-spoken grandfather. Honing several roles per year, Hanks’ charisma goes a long way toward the watchability of the films he chooses, from recent fare like Finch all the way back to Cast Away, a Robert Zemeckis epic about one man’s trials and tribulations on a desert island. Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who is the sole survivor of an international parcel flight for the company. With no civilization in sight, Noland must channel his inner Darwinism to contend with the strange terrain of the unexpected tropical prison, possibly for the rest of his life. Watching Hanks’ tour-de-force performance is the biggest reason to arrive for Cast Away. Even two decades after its premiere, the film still delivers an emotionally gut-wrenching tale that makes us, and Grandpa Hanks, weep over something as simple as a volleyball.

The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022) new
The Bob's Burgers Movie
75 %
7/10
102m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Stars H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts
Directed by Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman
The Bob’s Burgers Movie is like the distantly-related cousin of the similarly titled 2007 film The Simpsons Movie. Both flicks are the feature-length descendants of two widely popular and long-running TV series, each backed by a bountiful collection of awards, endless amounts of merchandise, and fueled-up fanbases always looking for more. And just as The Simpsons Movie was an excellent (but somewhat unnecessary) addition to The Simpsons canon, so too is The Bob’s Burgers Movie to its own namesake series. The story follows the Belcher family, idiosyncratic restauranteurs faced with an interesting challenge — how to get patrons into the burger shop with a massive sinkhole in front of the entrance. The narrative begins here, and like the show, branches out into all sorts of misadventures. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is a dish tailor-made for the show’s legion of supporters, but it’s an awesome watch for new viewers, too.
Prey (2022) new
Prey
79 %
7.3/10
r 100m
Genre Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Horror
Stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg
Serving as a centuries-ago prequel to the 1987 film PredatorPrey gives us the story of a Comanche warrior named Naru (Amber Midthunder) who aspires to be the mighty protector of her Great Plains tribe. One day, a powerful new foe descends on her clan, forcing Naru and her fellow Comanche to summon up all their wits and strength to thwart the combatant extraterrestrial. Prey is a propulsive and blood-soaked nail-biter of an action film, and one that could effectively stand alone as a singular entity. But in this case, it’s a new entry in a much-loved franchise, and it’s one we’re betting will make plenty of fans happy.
John Dies at the End (2013)
John Dies at the End
53 %
6.3/10
r 99m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Doug Jones
Directed by Don Coscarelli

Based on the David Wong novel of the same name, John Dies at the End is a kaleidoscopic horror-comedy of epic proportions. Chase Williamson stars as David, your typical everyman protagonist, and the story follows his mind-altering adventures alongside his gang of friends. At the center of these otherworldly jaunts is a mysterious new drug called “Soy Sauce,” a nightmarish substance accidentally injected by David that allows him to jump through time and space, into and out of alternate dimensions. The end result for us viewers? A wild trek of a film that will leave your brain hovering somewhere over a triple rainbow in a distant universe.

Flee (2021)
Flee
91 %
8/10
pg-13 89m
Genre Documentary, Animation
Stars Amin Nawabi, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Flee is one of those movies that fully commands the power of documentary filmmaking to tell an unbelievable true story. With jaw-dropping animation as our visual medium of choice, director Jonas Poher Rasmussen unpacks the emotionally arresting past of one Amir Nawabi, a refugee from Afghanistan (operating under an alias) who recounts his experience of fleeing his native country close to two decades ago. Heartfelt, beautifully constructed, and filled with frame after frame of immersive imagery, Flee is an important bit of storytelling you don’t want to miss.
Apollo 11 (2019)
Apollo 11
88 %
8.1/10
g 93m
Genre Documentary, History
Stars Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller
The idea behind Apollo 11 is engaging archival footage and audio recordings in a way that weaves and threads an inspiring narrative. Chronicling the 1969 Apollo mission, the documentary negates the traditional talking-head format in favor of cinéma vérité-style 70mm behind-the-scenes footage of the historical space mission and its primary crew — specifically Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and a host of mission engineers providing Earth support to the trio of astronauts. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is a phrase that is deeply engrained in the fabric of humanity, and this powerful documentary is a monolithic reminder of the many grand triumphs that man is capable of discovering.
Sundown (2022)
Sundown
70 %
6.6/10
r 82m
Genre Drama
Stars Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios
Directed by Michel Franco
In Sundown, Tim Roth is Neil Bennet, the emotionally and financially domineering patriarch of a high-class family. Vacationing in Mexico with his sister Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her two children (Samuel Bottomley and Albertine Kotting McMillan), Alice receives distressing news about a death in the family. Planning to travel home, Neil makes up an excuse at the last second to stay in Acapulco, where he indulges in a series of cheap thrills in an effort to distance himself from his sister, the death, and anything else that could pester the quiet and miserly gentleman. A bleak drama, Sundown is propelled by the chameleon-like performance of Tim Roth at its center, portraying a man who has it all but would seemingly give it all up if it meant disappearing was a possibility.
Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Three Identical Strangers
81 %
7.6/10
pg-13 97m
Genre Documentary
Stars David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Lawrence Wright
Directed by Tim Wardle
Joining the ranks of Hulu’s jaw-dropping documentaries, Three Identical Strangers traces the story of Edward Galland, David Kellman, and Robert Shafran, identical triplets who were separated at birth and reunited years later after a chance meeting in New York. After spending time together and learning about each other’s lives, the three brothers unravel a deep-seated mystery that changes everything they knew about each other, themselves, and the clinical details of their adoptive upbringings. This is a documentary that screeches into huge hairpin turns, forcing its viewers to question the nature of reality and what it means to have your life altered without your knowledge or consent. 
Death on the Nile (2022)
Death on the Nile
52 %
6.3/10
pg-13 127m
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded Death on the Nile is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, and sees Branagh returning to the director’s chair and performing once again as one Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective that stumbles upon another grand murder-mystery. After boarding a river steamer in celebration of a couple’s nuptials, the glamorous trek becomes a nightmare when foul play is unearthed. Once more, Poirot must go to work to discover who amongst the aristocratic movers and shakers is the suspect of this new, horrific crime. A dazzling, powerhouse ensemble piece, Death on the Nile is propelled by the unbeatable talents of its sprawling cast, with Branagh being particularly excellent as the hard-nosed Poirot.
Fresh (2022)
Fresh
67 %
6.7/10
r 114m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jonica T. Gibbs
Directed by Mimi Cave
Noa (Daisy-Edgar Jones) is sick of swiping through dating apps to find a true companion. Lucky for her, she seems to have run into the man of her dreams, Steve (Sebastian Stan) at the local grocery store. After quickly warming up to each other, Noa’s new suitor invites her on a weekend retreat. But it’s not long before the idyllic, romantic outing devolves into a horrific fight for survival. A brilliantly brutal riff on the horror-comedy, Fresh is a bombastic amalgamation of familiar genre tropes that we can’t get enough of.
Spencer (2021)
Spencer
76 %
6.6/10
r 117m
Genre Drama
Stars Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Spencer offers a fresh take on the introspective turmoils of Princess Diana, portrayed by the grounded and  arresting Kristen Stewart. With her marriage to Prince Charles in a tumultuous place, the two nobles have agreed to keep the peace through the Christmas season. But as the holiday festivities ensue, Diana’s inner demons begin to boil over, as she considers what life could be as an ex-communicate of the royal family. A moving character study with powerful performances and thoughtful storytelling at its core, Spencer does its due diligence in paying homage to the tragic Princess through a lens of harmonious self-discovery.
No Exit (2022)
No Exit
54 %
6.1/10
r 96m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Havana Rose Liu, Danny Ramirez, Dennis Haysbert
Directed by Damien Power
When Darby (Havana Rose Liu) discovers her mother is in critical condition, she escapes from her rehabilitation center, hoping to return home to tend to her ailing parent. But when a powerful blizzard puts a monkey-wrench into Darby’s homecoming, she’s forced to take shelter at a highway rest-stop. There she meets a group of fellow travelers, all stranded by the storm. After wandering outside, Darby discovers something in a parked van that initiates a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between her and the rest stop’s other inhabitants. A taut thriller that treads familiar waters, No Exit moves forward, full-steam ahead, dropping one thrill after the other.
Deep Water (2022)
Deep Water
53 %
5.4/10
r 116m
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Grace Jenkins
Directed by Adrian Lyne
A Hulu original, Deep Water stars Ben Affleck and Mary Ana de Armas as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple that has entered an unsettling part of their relationship. As their love wanes, the troubled husband and wife engage in a tantalizing set of mind games with each other, a psychological battle that ropes in more casualties than just the wedded pair. Based on the 1957 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, Deep Water is a slow-burning thriller with blistering performances from both Affleck and de Armas. They’re cinematic waters that have certainly been trodden before, but director Adrian Lyne delivers a rich, if at times troubled, adaptation of Highsmith’s source material.
The Assistant (2020)
The Assistant
79 %
6.3/10
r 88m
Genre Drama
Stars Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh
Directed by Kitty Green
The Assistant stars Julia Garner as Jane, the new hire at a laurel-touting production company. Serving as the assistant to a powerful executive, Jane’s day-to-day errands and responsibilities become increasingly strenuous as the young woman learns about the sinister underbelly of the production house. But will Jane end up taking action? A grim and realistic take on the significant #MeToo events of recent years, The Assistant is a searing drama led by an understated performance from Garner.
Nightmare Alley (2021)
Nightmare Alley
70 %
7.1/10
r 150m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
A reimagining of the 1947 noir film of the same name, Nightmare Alley is director Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water. Bradley Cooper stars as Stanton Carlisle, a traveling carnival go-getter that happens upon the talents of Zeena (Toni Collette) and Pete (David Straithairn), a husband and wife clairvoyance act. Learning their secrets, Stanton employs their mesmerizing parlor tricks to gain enormous wealth and recognition. But the mighty can only rise so high before they fall. A muted and morbid story of corruption, ego, and madness, Nightmare Alley is a shocker you won’t soon forget.
Arctic (2018)
Arctic
71 %
6.8/10
pg-13 98m
Genre Drama
Stars Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk
Directed by Joe Penna
Normally, Liam Neeson is the go-to guy when it comes to stranding a middle-aged man in the middle of desperate and terrifying situations, but in writer-director Joe Penna’s Arctic, the Taken star is swapped out for Mads Mikkelsen, our modern-day Hannibal. After a plane crash, Overgård (Mikkelsen) is left stranded in the harsh terrains of the titular frozen tundra. As the elements ensnare and the walls start closing in, our stranded survivor must choose between remaining at the wreckage site or embarking on a potentially devastating journey into a very non-wonderland. A brilliant feature debut shot across Iceland, Arctic is a tactful survival thriller that will leave you breathless more than once. 
I, Tonya (2017)
I, Tonya
77 %
7.5/10
r 120m
Genre Drama
Stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson
Directed by Craig Gillespie
In director Craig Gillespie’s riveting biopic I, Tonya, Margot Robbie stars as the titular figure skater. On her way to Olympic stardom, Tonya’s reputation is steamrolled when her ex-husband carries out a malicious attack on Tonya’s skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). Not for one second does Gillespie’s sports-drama pretend to be like the rest, opting for a fourth-wall-breaking, larger-than-life approach to Tonya’s rise and fall. Where the storytelling goes through waves of experimentation in the two-hour runtime, Margot Robbie’s performance as the lime-lit Tonya is what most viewers are arriving for, and it’s certainly one of the major reasons you’ll want to stay.
In the Earth (2021)
In the Earth
63 %
5.2/10
r 107m
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Hayley Squires
Directed by Ben Wheatley
After a deadly virus has ravaged much of the world, Martin Lowery (Joel Fry), a scientist, and Alma (Ellora Torchia), a park ranger, are tasked with transporting equipment through the woodlands to a research center. En route, Martin sustains a serious injury after he and Alma are attacked at their campsite. Taken in by a man named Zach (Reece Shearsmith), Martin and Alma are thankful for the rescue — until they realize the mysterious man may have an ulterior motive for rescuing them. A hallucinatory indie sci-fi from the talented mind of writer-director Ben Wheatley, In the Earth landed in cinemas mid-pandemic, making for a perfect cinematic allegory on the state of the world and how we contend with disease and the madness of humanity.

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2019)
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
58 %
5.6/10
r 104m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz
Directed by Ali LeRoi
Blending cultural awareness with a sci-fi-laced narrative bedrock, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson follows the titular character (portrayed by Steven Silver), a gay Nigerian-American man. Out driving, Tunde is pulled over by a disgruntled police officer who pulls his weapon and ends Tunde’s life. Immediately after the trigger is pulled, Tunde awakens, finding himself trapped in a time loop with his inevitable death facing him repeatedly. Leaning on the big trope of such memorable hits as Groundhog DayThe Obituary of Tunde Johnson pushes the typical light footing of the time loop sub-genre aside in favor of a more character-driven approach, a feat more than accomplished by director Ali LeRoi and Steven Silver’s grounded approach to the lead role.

The Vigil (2020)
The Vigil
5.8/10
pg-13 88m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Dave Davis, Lynn Cohen, Menashe Lustig
Directed by Keith Thomas
In writer-director Keith Thomas’s The Vigil, Dave Davis stars as Yakov Ronen, a displaced Orthodox Jew residing in the Hasidic Borough Park area of New York. After accepting an offer from his former rabbi to be the overnight guardian of a deceased community member, a horrific entity begins haunting Yakov. Combining traditional Jewish folk influences and the glories of shoestring filmmaking, Thomas succeeds in building a dread-laden atmosphere with earnest performances, close-quarters cinematography, and clever storytelling.

Wander Darkly (2020)
Wander Darkly
66 %
5.8/10
r 97m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant
Directed by Tara Miele
After a traumatic incident, Adrienna and Matteo (Sienna Miller and Diego Luna), a struggling young couple, are sent to the hospital. Confined to rehabilitative quarters, the once-happy pair are transported to an otherworldly realm of surreal memories. While each of them is forced to confront the hazy beginnings of their fizzling romance, their out-of-body paths will cross in bizarre and unexpected ways. Visually, Wander Darkly lives in an elevated plane of awareness, but the emotionally laden performances of both Miller and Luna help to anchor the film in a grounded and often relatable reality.

Another Round (2020)
Another Round
79 %
7.8/10
117m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
With an original Danish title of Druk (“binge drinking”), co-writer and director Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round follows a group of four high school teachers with a wild plan. Facing unenthused students, trouble at home, and other midlife hardships, the foursome agrees to test the theories of psychiatrist Finn Skårderud in the workplace. More specifically, the colleagues want to see if maintaining a constant blood-alcohol level of 0.5 will improve their creativity and overall mood. Truly more than another midlife boozer flick, Another Round sees Mads Mikkelsen in top form as Martin, the de facto onscreen leader who attempts to gain more out of his day-to-day through mild intoxication. It’s funny, at times dark, and tactfully hard-hitting.

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