One of the best things about the proliferation of streaming services is that it has ensured that many movies that might have slipped out of the limelight have another chance to be seen by audiences. Though it has always been known for bringing many television series to those who enjoy binge-watching, Hulu has increasingly become a home for some of the best movies out there.
There are quite a few very enjoyable movies from a wide variety of genres set to premiere on the streaming service over the next month. Movie fans can enjoy some brand-new projects, old favorites, and plenty of holiday offerings on Hulu this December.
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
The last movie from acclaimed filmmaker Sidney Lumet solidifies why he was one of the greatest of all time. Before the Devil Knows Your Dead stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke as two desperate brothers who concoct a plan to rob their parents’ jewelry store.
The intense and dark crime story is gripping from beginning to end and filled with flawed characters that make it a fascinating journey. It is also a terrific display of the talents of this amazing cast.
Liar, Liar (1997)
Fans looking for a legal comedy similar to She-Hulk from earlier this year should check out this Jim Carrey classic. Liar, Liar finds Carrey playing a successful lawyer who wins through deception only for him to magically become compelled to tell the truth for an entire day.
The movie is a perfect vehicle for Carrey’s brilliant and unique talents. He is able to be the wild physical comedian as well as the grounded and likable leading man. It is full of laugh-out-loud moments that remain funny all these years later.
The Rider (2018)
Before winning an Oscar for Nomadland and stepping into the MCU with Eternals, Chloé Zhao caught the attention of many people with her movie The Rider. The intimate drama follows a rodeo rider who has to re-examine his life after suffering a devastating injury.
The movie is filled with non-actors playing characters loosely based on themselves. Under Zhao’s direction, it makes for a beautiful and heartbreaking look at someone struggling to find a new purpose.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)
December will see a whole slew of movies from Wes Anderson available on Hulu, but many still consider The Royal Tenenbaums to be his best movie to date. It centers around a successful yet dysfunctional family brought back together when the patriarch claims he is dying.
Along with being Anderson’s most rewatchable movie, it features his usual star-studded cast led by a hilarious Gene Hackman in one of his final roles before his retirement. But while there are a lot of laughs, it is also a touching look at an unconventional family.
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Fans in the mood for a great sports comedy this month should check out White Man Can’t Jump. The movie stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as a duo of street-hustling basketball players who join forces to win a tournament.
Snipes and Harrelson make for a terrific pair with great comedic chemistry and some impressive moves on the court. It is a hilarious and thrilling sports movie that goes for a more fun and energetic vibe rather than an inspiring sports tale.
It’s A Wonderful Binge (2022)
During the Christmas season, fans might be looking for a more obscure holiday movie instead of all the tried-and-true classics. It’s a Wonderful Binge might suit these fans in a comedy embracing the indulgence of the season.
The movie is a holiday sequel to The Binge, a parody of The Purge in which all drugs and alcohol are legal for 24 hours. This year’s binge lands on Christmas leading to a wild and magical celebration. Many found the first movie to be an underrated comedy and it will be fun to see the festive spin this time around.
Like Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan is another filmmaker who will have a large portion of his filmography added to Hulu this month. While the Batman trilogy will be a draw for many, Nolan’s masterpiece might be his bold and intense war movie Dunkirk.
Told from those on the beach, in the air, and on the boats, it tells the desperate rescue mission of British soldiers from France as the German army closed in around them. Nolan’s penchant for realism makes it a totally engrossing epic, unlike any other war movie.
I Love My Dad (2022)
Though the comedy I Love My Dad flew under the radar for many fans this year, it has a second chance at catching on once it hits Hulu in December. Patton Oswalt stars in the dark comedy as a man who creates a fake online profile of a girl to reconnect with his estranged young adult son.
The premise sets up the movie to be a hilariously awkward and uncomfortable father-and-son tale. Certainly, it will not be for everyone but there could be some big laughs within this very creepy scenario.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
While the original Blade Runner by Ridley Scott will also be available on Hulu this month, there are still many who need to check out the brilliant and long-awaited sequel. Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling as a replicant blade runner who uncovers a secret that changes his perception of his own existence.
Denis Villeneuve does a terrific job building this new story into the world Scott created. Though it failed at the box office similar to the original, many fans think this duology of movies needs a sequel.
Enough Said (2013)
There are plenty of romantic comedies to choose from on Hulu, but Enough Said is one of the rare ones that features an older couple at the center. Julia Louise-Dreyfus plays a divorced woman who begins a relationship with a man (James Gandolfini) only to discover he is the ex-husband of her new friend (Catherine Keener).
The movie is a grounded and charming look at dating at an older age as well as the struggles of parents watching their children start their adult lives. The two stars have excellent chemistry and deliver big laughs along with a unique romance.
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