Top 8 movies on Hulu this week

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In 2017 Hulu made television history by becoming the first streaming network to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, thanks to a phenomenon that The Handmaid’s Tale. While this morbidly prophetic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel remains one of the best TV shows to watch on Hulu, it also set the bar for quality entertainment that the network continues to meet and sometimes surpass original series like Bear, GreatAnd Only murders in the building.

While Netflix has pretty much taken over the streaming market with original films and even managed to convince stars like Guillermo del Toro to Alfonso Cuaron, and Martin Scorsese will come to them, Hulu is also starting to find its footing in features. Below are some of the best movies (original and otherwise) currently streaming on Hulu.

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Mining

Based on years of experience, moviegoers expect very little from sequels, prequels and/or reboots, which makes Mining such an amazing surprise. As a fifth in Predator franchise and prequel, the 18th-century story follows the adventures of Arthur Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young Comanche woman and ferocious warrior who is determined to save her people from a highly advanced predator (also known as the Predator) that is trying to destroy her. community. Film directed by Dan Trachtenberg10 Cloverfield Lane), brilliantly blending elements of survival horror and sci-fi with Western mythology to create what many consider to be the best film in a nearly 40-year-old franchise that began with 80s-era Arnold.

Fresh

Noah (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is a single woman who is looking for a partner but is tired of online dating. So when she meets Steve (Sebastian Stan), a quirky, handsome stranger, she takes the risk of giving him her phone number. The two hit it off on their first date and eventually make plans to spend the weekend when Noah realizes that Steve has been hiding a few disturbing details about himself. In the end, Fresh serves as a lesson in the horrors of dating in the digital age (both real and imagined).

Good luck Leo Grande

Two years after her husband’s death, retired religion teacher Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) decides it’s time to do something about the fact that she’s never had an orgasm. So she hires Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack), a young sex worker, and invites him into a hotel room to cross a few items off her sexual wish list. But what begins as a transactional relationship quickly and sincerely develops into something more.

Heat

Michael Mann’s iconic heist movie is nearly 30 years old, but hasn’t lost the power that made it an instant classic when it debuted. Come see Robert De Niro as master criminal Neil McCauley take on the predictably over the top Al “BIG ASS!” Pacino as Lieutenant Hanna. Stop at one of the most beautifully executed robbery scenes in the history of cinema.

palm springs

Given the existence of a nearly perfect Harold Ramis groundhog day, it takes a lot of guts for a director to add yet another picture to the canon of a romantic comedy with an endless time loop. But screenwriter and director Max Barbakov went further and did it anyway with palm springsand the audience is grateful to him for that. Based on the rules originally set in groundhog day, palm springs offers its own unique twist of history. Instead of one person (Phil Conners from Billy Murray) slowly approaching the brink of insanity because he is the only one who seems to be experiencing this phenomenon, palm springs sees three wedding guests – Niles (Andy Samberg), Sarah (Christine Milioti) and Roy (J.K. Simmons) – living the same day over and over again and working together to find a way out of it.

Rosaline

Romeo (Kyle Allen) and Juliet (Isabella Merced) regularly make headlines as William Shakespeare’s legendary unhappy lovers. And here is this inventive romantic comedy from director Karen Maine (Obvious baby) is more concerned with Rosaline (Caitlin Dever), Juliet’s cousin and Romeo’s first love, who is conveniently disposed of in the play. Dever makes up for 400+ years of lost time by plotting to get his man back in this hilarious and quirky rom-com.

King of Comedy

Netflix may retain sole ownership Irishmanbut on Hulu you will find King of Comedy, which is arguably Martin Scorsese’s most underrated film. Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a talk show wannabe who is absolutely convinced that the only thing he needs to succeed is the blessing and support of Johnny Carson-like Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis)… so he kidnaps him, with aiming to set aside a few minutes on Jerry’s talk show. It’s a fascinating, sometimes funny, and sometimes eerily prescient study of mental illness – and a clear inspiration for Todd Phillips. Joker (2019).

Very bad

Seth Meyers and Evan Goldberg used their teenage friendship to write and direct a film together that is arguably one of the genre’s most authentic coming-of-age films. As they prepare to graduate from high school and go their separate ways to college, best friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) have a one night stand to have fun with their classmates and have no regrets. All, of course, does not go exactly as planned. In addition to introducing to the world some of the most talented newcomers in the business at the time, including Cera, Hill and Emma Stone, Very bad also contains what may be one of the greatest comedy lines of the past 20 years: “No one has worked their arms in cargo shorts since Nam!”

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