Best 20 Movies On Hulu To Watch In 2023

Here are 20 of the best movies to watch on Hulu this year.

20. Boston Strangler (2023)

Genre: True Crime / Drama (R)

Cast: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, and Chris Cooper.

If you’re into past stories about true crime and the thrill they give, then this is the movie for you. By writer/director Matt Ruskin, you can feel the terror in the film. The bravery of two fearless journalists also makes the film worth watching. It’s amazing how they stick their necks out to uncover the truth, no matter how dangerous.

19. Rosaline (2022)

Genre: Comedy, Romance (PG 13)

Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen, Sean Teale, Minnie Driver, Bradley Whitford, and Christopher McDonald.

Directed by Karen Maine, the film finally sees the scorned Rosaline get what she deserves. The cool thing about it is that you see the characters in their most genuine feelings.

18. Hell Or High Water (2016)

Genre: Neo-Western, Crime, Mystery (R)

Cast: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Dale Dickey, Katy Mixon, Gil Birmingham, and Jeff Bridges.

This film is directed by David Mackenzie. It is centered around two brothers who rob a bank. The crazy thing about it is that one of them, Toby, has to put up with his crazy brother in the process.

17. Deep Water (2022)

Cast: Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck, Tracy Letts, and Lil Rey Howery

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller (R)

There’s something about watching de Armas in a film. Directed by Adrian Lyne, the film follows Melinda and Vic and their unique marriage. They are the happy couple who “makes it work” for the sake of their kids. Melinda gets the men she wants, but Vic isn’t so lucky.

16. On The Count Of Three (2021)

Cast: Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Haddish
Genre: Drama, Comedy (R)

The film marks comedian Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut. The comedic drama follows two best friends and their suicide pact, which does not take more than 24 hours to go wrong. Both men struggle with mental health issues and past traumas. Their pact is to kill each other, but before that, they spend their final day doing so much bad and some good.

15. The King’s Man (2021)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance, and Daniel Bruhl
Genre: Spy, Action, Comedy (R)

As director, Matthew Vaughn presents a more secretive take on the 90’s film series. The film is surrounded by historical events. As expected, there is a spy network, an assassination that incites a war, and of course, someone fights hard and saves the world. It is everyone you love in one story.

14. The French Dispatch (2021)

Cast: Owen Wilson, Benecio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Henry Winkler, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Norton, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, and everyone else in every Wes Anderson movie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Anthology (R)

Directed by Wes Anderson, the film is set in 1975. It follows the death of The French Dispatch and his final instruction to print a temporary last issue which contains his obituary and four investigative stories. Owen Wilson and del Toro give impressive performances that make you want to watch the film repeatedly.

13. Fresh (2022)

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jojo T. Gibbs, Charlotte Le Bon, Andrea Bang, Dayo Okeniyi, and Brett Dier
Genre: Horror, Thriller (R)

If you’re going to watch this, prepare to be terrified. The film, directed by Mimi Cave, follows a struggling 20-something-year-old who is done with dating apps. It starts as a beautiful Rom-Com, then the clouds turn dark, and the horror sets in.

12. Spencer (2021)

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry, Jack Farthing, and Stella Gonet
Genre: Drama, Biopic (R)

Remember the film led by Kristen Stewart that everyone could not stop talking about? This is it. Directed by Pablo Larrain, the film is centered around the late iconic Princess Diana on Christmas in 1991 when she contemplates divorcing her husband, Prince Charles, and leaving the royal family.

11. Black Swan (2010)

Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder, and Barbara Hershey
Genre: Drama, Thriller (R)

We are certainly not the only ones who believe that Darren Aronofsky always gets it right when he directs. This story follows his 2008 film, “The Wrestler,” about a has-been who wants one last taste of glory in the ring. This time, the story follows a ballerina hungry for the same thing.

10. The Town (2010)

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, and Pete Postlethwaite
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama (R)

Ben Affleck directs this crime drama—four BFFs who grew up in Charlestown plan one last heist at Fenway Park. Unfortunately, one of them suddenly grows a conscience and falls for a bank teller held hostage by them. It is Affleck’s second film as a director.

09. I, Tonya (2017)

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Caitlin Carver, McKenna Grace, Julianne Nicholson, and Paul Walter Hauser
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Biopic (R)

This biopic on the life of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is directed by Craig Gillespie. Kerrigan (Margot Robbie) was attacked after practice in 1994. The attack intended to make her physically incapable of competing in the U.S Championships. Steve Rogers wrote the film after discovering Nancy and her ex-husband had different views of the attack.

08. Crimes Of The Future (2022)

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Kristen Stewart, and Lihi Kornowski
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi (R)

In this gripping horror film directed by David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen is a performance artist whose organs are removed, and new ones are regenerated due to an experimental genetic process. It makes you wonder about so much until you can’t.

07. Nomadland (2020)

Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Bob Wells, Peter Spears, and a cast of dozens
Genre: Drama (R)

Chloe Zhao directed this beauty. Fern loses her job at a gypsum plant shortly after her husband’s death. She dumps all her savings into a van and goes to see the world. The film was awarded “Best Picture” at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, and the Indie Spirit Awards.

06. Triangle Of Sadness (2022)

Cast: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson, Dolly de Leon, Zlatko Buric, Iris Berben, Vicki Berlin, Henrik Dorsin, Jean-Christophe Folly, Amanda Walker, Oliver Ford Davies, Sunnyi Melles
Genre: Comedy, Drama (R)

In this stunning Black Comedy, wealth can’t always save you. Directed by Ruben Ostlund, the film follows a famous couple who go on a luxury cruise with a bunch of wealthy people. Unfortunately, things go wrong, and they end up stranded on an island. Indeed, wealth could not save them.

05. Palm Springs (2020)

Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, Camila Mendes, June Squibb, Meredith Hagner, and Tyler Hoechlin
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Rom-Com, Mystery (R)

Directed by Max Barbakow, Palm Springs follows two wedding guests who have to solve the mystery of why they are at an annoying reception 90 minutes from LA. We can tell you that Samberg and Milioti are part of why the film is so good.

04. Prey (2022)

Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope, Stefany Mathias, and Bennett Taylor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Drama (R)

This film is one hundred minutes of good entertainment. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, the film is a reimagined version of the Predator franchise. You might call it a more modern take. It is set hundreds of years ago and follows a young Comanche healer Naru who wants to be a warrior.

03. Bridesmaids (2011)

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne
Genre: Comedy, Romance (R)

This film will always be a classic. Directed by Paul Feig, the comedy film is led by women in a way the world never thought was possible. It follows a baker who tries to support her bestfriend who is about to get married.

02. Pig (2021)

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Brandy the Pig, Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte, Gretchen Corbett, and David Knell
Genre: Drama, Mystery (R)

This film was brought to life through the eyes of the director, Michael Sarnoski. Rob Feld, who lives in an isolated cabin in Oregon, goes on a quest to get back his prized truffle pig stolen after his cabin was attacked.

01. Dunkirk (2017)

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy
Genre: Drama, History (PG-13)

The film is a World War II retelling of the battle of Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan. Although the film is split into several timelines, it helps tell the story in a way that isn’t confusing. The story follows allied soldiers who are under siege by the German army.

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