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Browsing the Hulu homepage offers plenty of content for a guaranteed good time, so much so that it can be hard to pick what to watch next! The good news is, you can’t go wrong with Hulu’s fantastic selection. You’ll see plenty of comedy, action, and adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat (or rolling on the floor!).

We hand-picked the top 25 movies on Hulu right now, both by rating and popularity, and a few just because we like them. The list includes some of the best recent films, as well as beloved classics from the past few decades. We’ll update this page regularly with Hulu’s best new content.

‘Triangle of Sadness’ (2022) — Editor’s Top Pick

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“Triangle of Sadness” is a movie that you can’t miss. (Image: Imperative Entertainment)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Drama | Run Time: 2 hours and 27 minutes | Director: Ruben Östlund

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 | Metacritic Rating: 63

Cast: Harris Dickinson, Charlie Dean, Woody Harrelson

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“Triangle of Sadness” is a biting satirical black comedy following a group of the super wealthy on a luxury cruise that goes awry. The film is a sharp and darkly funny satire of the ultra-rich, with a witty and subversive screenplay by Ruben Östlund that creates a sense of dread and suspense throughout the film. Featuring excellent performances from Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, and Woody Harrelson as the hilariously deadpan Captain, “Triangle of Sadness” is dark, clever, often uncomfortable, and sure to stay with you long after you watch it. This multi-award winner is one of the best movies on Hulu from the past few years.

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'Poor Things’ (2023)

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“Poor Things” was one of the best films of 2023. (Image: Element Pictures)

Rated: R | Genre: Sci-fi Comedy | Run Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes | Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10 | Metacritic Rating: 88

Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe

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The surrealist, subverted coming-of-age story “Poor Things” was one of the best films of 2023, earning Emma Stone the Academy Award for Best Actress. After a woman commits suicide in Victorian London, she is found by mad scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), who reanimates her by transplanting her brain with that of her unborn child. The creature that is created is Bella Baxter (Stone) whose infant mind develops impossibly quickly as she awakens to life in an adult body. Bella yearns for freedom, taking off on an around-the-world journey of self-discovery with disreputable lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo). Bella discovers that the more she matures, the more the men around her want to keep her sheltered and innocent, and she’s simply having none of that.

Emma Stone is a joy to watch in this highly dynamic role full of dark, weird humor.

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‘A Haunting in Venice’ (2023)

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Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie films capture the dark, twisted mind of the Queen of Crime. (Image: 20th Century Studios)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Horror Mystery | Run Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes | Director: Kenneth Branagh

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 | Metacritic Rating: 63

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan

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The third installment in Kenneth Branagh’s slick series of Agatha Christie adaptations has finally hit streaming, and mystery fans are over the moon. Hercule Poirot (Branagh), now retired from his role as a world-renowned detective and living in self-imposed exile in Venice, finds himself once again at the heart of a murder he didn’t commit. Reluctantly convinced to attend a Halloween party and seance at a decaying, haunted palazzo in order to expose the medium (Michelle Yeoh) as a fraud, the evening turns dark when a ghost conveys that they were murdered by one of the guests, sending the party into a frenzy. Any one of the attendees could be a potential murderer, and with the body count rising, this party is getting too frightening for children.

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‘Rye Lane’ (2023)

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A more recent rom-com addition, “Rye Lane” is a look into life and love in London. (Image: DJ Films)

Rated: R | Genre: Romantic Comedy | Run Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes | Director: Raine Allen-Miller

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 | Metacritic Rating: 83

Cast: David Jonsson, Vivian Oparah, Poppy Allen-Quarmby

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Lovers of feel-good London rom-coms can’t miss “Rye Lane,” the tale of two jaded young singles who may be just the lesson one another needs. Dom (David Jonsson) is a sweet and sensitive accountant who has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Yas (Vivian Oparah) is a confident and outgoing artist still reeling from her own breakup. The two meet by chance in a gender-neutral bathroom and decide to spend the day together exploring the vibrant working-class London neighborhood of Rye Lane. As they wander the streets, Dom and Yas share their stories and get to know each other, find misadventures, and, perhaps, feel the twitch of love once again.

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‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ (2022)

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A misfit band of companions takes climate change and corporate abuse into their own hands in “How to Blow Up a Pipeline.” (Image: Chrono)

Rated: R | Genre: Crime Thriller | Run Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes | Director: Daniel Goldhaber

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10 | Metacritic Rating: 76

Cast: Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage

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In this controversial environmentalist action-thriller, lifelong friends Theo (Sasha Lane) and Xochitl (Ariela Barer) have watched their home city of Long Beach, California become choked with pollution from multiple oil refineries. Now in college, Xochitl's mother passes away during an unexpected heatwave due to climate change. Done with timid environmental campaigns on her college campus, Xochitl decides to do something more drastic. Banding together with Theo, Theo's girlfriend Alisha (Jayme Lawson), and five strangers with their own motives, they cook up a plan to blow up an oil pipeline in West Texas. With danger hot on their tail from authorities, locals, and their own inexperience with highly dangerous explosives, the stakes of making a stand are higher than ever.

Strong performances present flawed and human characters, and excellent screenwriting uses the characters’ extreme actions to open the political discussion the film centers around without preaching or glamorizing.

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‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ (2022)

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“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” dives deeper into our perceptions of sex and love. (Image: Align)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Drama | Run Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes | Director: Sophie Hyde

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 | Metacritic Rating: 78

Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland

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“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” proves that it’s never too late to get your freak on. Nancy (Emma Thompson) is a widow who has never had an orgasm and is determined to change that before she dies. Nancy is insecure about her body and her age, uptight, and far too businesslike to get down to business. Her hired escort, Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) is patient, understanding, and a little amused by Nancy’s unusual goal. Over the course of four hotel room encounters, Nancy and Leo develop a surprising human connection, challenge each other's assumptions about sex and love, and learn a lot about themselves in the process.

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‘Spencer’ (2021)

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“Spencer” delivers far more than a royal biopic. (Image: Shoebox Films)

Rated: R | Genre: Biographical Drama | Run Time: 1 hour, 57 minutes | Director: Pablo Larraín

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 | Metacritic Rating: 76

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins

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The evocative and haunting biographical drama “Spencer” follows one weekend in the life of Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart in her Oscar-nominated role) at the Queen's Sandringham Estate. With her marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) crumbling under the pain of infidelity and the overwhelming pressures of royal life, the film offers an intimate character study that is starkly different from other royal biopics. Director Pablo Larraín creates a narrative that is less a historical account and more a deep psychological exploration of a woman trapped in a life that is both a fairytale and a prison. The film’s atmosphere is charged with tension and melancholy, with Stewart's performance capturing Diana’s battle for her identity and happiness.

A reflection on fame, motherhood, relationships, and sacrifice, the film stands out for its lyrical storytelling, exquisite cinematography, and haunting score. As much a tribute to the person Diana was as it is a universal call to find yourself amidst all the pressures of the world, “Spencer” is one of the most powerful biopics of recent years.

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‘Summer of Soul’ (2021)

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“Summer of Soul” showcases the alternative music revolution of the summer of ’69. (Image: Onyx Collective)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Music Documentary | Run Time: 1 hour and 58 minutes | Director: Questlove

IMDb Rating: 8/10 | Metacritic Rating: 96

Cast: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Cyril Innis Jr.

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This universally acclaimed and multi-award-winning documentary brings you into the music and politics of the cultural revolution like you’ve never seen them before. Woodstock gets all the fame as the biggest music event of the summer of 1969, but just a short way away, artists such as Stevie Wonder, BB King, Nina Simone, and Sly and the Family Stone were singing their hearts out at the Harlem Cultural Festival. With Black Panther Party members stepping in to provide policing and civil rights activists including Jesse Jackson taking direct part in the concert, it became more than just music. Why have most of us never heard of such an important political and cultural event?

“Summer of Soul” shows never-before-seen footage from the festival, interwoven with interviews from attendees, artists, and activists exploring why the revolution couldn’t be televised.

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‘Flee’ (2021)

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Amin Nawabi’s story is beautifully animated in “Flee,” giving viewers a visual treat and a powerful message about humanity. (Image: Final Cut for Real)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Adult Animated Documentary | Run Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes | Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10 | Metacritic Rating: 91

Cast: Amin Nawabi, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Jonas Poher Rasmussen

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This Danish animated documentary tells the true story of Amin Nawabi, a refugee from Afghanistan who fled to Denmark when he was a teenager. Through a series of interviews, Amin recounts his journey from Afghanistan to Denmark and the horrific trauma that he experienced along the way. The beautiful, haunting, dreamlike animation style combines traditional 2D illustrations with live-action footage, creating an emotionally evocative work of art that transports the viewer into Amin's world. Tackling heavy themes like war and displacement with artistic grace, “Flee” leaves you with the ultimate message of the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most difficult challenges.

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‘Palm Springs’ (2020)

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“Palm Springs” is more than your average rom-com. (Image: Limelight Productions)

Rated: R | Genre: Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy | Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes | Director: Max Barbakow

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 | Metacritic Rating: 83

Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons

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Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) are the ultimate odd couple. Nyles is a carefree bachelor who’s living his best life, whereas Sarah is a type-A workaholic who’s trying to get her life back on track. While at a friend’s wedding in Palm Springs, they discover that the only thing more awkward than attending a wedding is being stuck in a time loop at a wedding. As they embrace the joys of consequence-free shenanigans and existential crises, they'll make you question whether it's love, laughter, or just plain old insanity that keeps us all going. They struggle to work together to find a way out, learning about themselves and each other, as well as how to have fun, let loose, and enjoy the simple things in life along the way. In between poignant life lessons and hilariously bizarre, never-ending festivities, “Palm Springs” will make you question your sanity too.

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‘Nomadland’ (2020)

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“Nomadland” earned director Chloé Zhao the honor of being the first Asian woman and second woman to ever win an Oscar for Best Director. (Image: Hear/Say Productions)

Rated: R | Genre: Drama | Run Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes | Director: Chloé Zhao

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 | Metacritic Rating: 89

Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Bob Wells

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Tough widow Fern (portrayed in a hauntingly powerful performance by Frances McDormand) loses her job and home during the Great Recession. With nothing left to lose, she packs up her van and sets out on a journey to explore the American West, joining a growing community of nomads who live on the margins of society. Visionary director Chloé Zhao's masterful storytelling paints a vivid portrait of resilience and freedom as shown through the lost inhabitants of the harsh American landscape and the community and connection that keeps them going. “Nomadland” is a meditation on the beauty found in simplicity, the search for belonging, the bonds forged in transience, and the enduring hope that drives us to keep moving forward, even when the horizon is uncertain.

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‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ (2019)

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Tarantino takes us on a wild, star-studded ride through La La Land. (Image: Columbia Pictures)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Drama | Run Time: 2 hours, 41 minutes | Director: Quentin Tarantino

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 | Metacritic Rating: 84

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

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Quentin Tarantino‘s nostalgic odyssey through the final moments of Hollywood's Golden Age tells the tale of fading Western star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his loyal stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). As Rick struggles to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore, he and Cliff spend their days hanging out, drinking, and trying to stay afloat in the ever-changing film industry. The year 1969 is a turbulent time in Tinseltown, with the Manson Family murders in the news. The threat is disrupting the idyllic lives of Rick’s starlet neighbor (Margot Robbie) and her filmmaker husband, leading Rick and Cliff on a life-changing adventure.

Tarantino’s signature style shows in razor-sharp dialogue and intertwining stories of colorful characters, creating a love letter to the Golden Age of cinema and the bygone era of spaghetti Westerns and TV cowboys. With creative, cool filmmaking and brilliant performances from an extensively star-studded ensemble cast, movie lovers can’t miss “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ (2019)

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For a beautiful queer love story, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is one of the best films to watch. (Image: Lilies Films)

Rated: R | Genre: Romantic Drama | Run Time: 2 hours and 2 minutes | Director: Céline Sciamma

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 | Metacritic Rating: 95

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami

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In 18th-century France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a young painter, is commissioned to paint a portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), an enigmatic, reluctant bride-to-be. As Marianne observes Héloïse by day and secretly paints her by firelight at night, she discovers an intense passion and forbidden love that threatens to derail both of their lives. A sensual and atmospheric feast for the senses, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” takes a deeply moving look at love, desire, freedom, self-expression, and the female gaze, with a breathtaking climax that is one of the most beautiful and moving love scenes ever put on film.

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‘Ready Player One’ (2018)

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“Ready Player One” is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. (Image: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Sci-Fi Action Adventure | Run Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes | Director: Steven Spielberg

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 | Metacritic Rating: 64

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

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In a dystopian 2045, where the real world is a harsh and unforgiving place, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) escapes his grim existence by immersing himself in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the eccentric genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday's death sets off a global frenzy to discover the hidden easter egg within the OASIS, Wade and a band of misfit gamers embark on a thrilling, high-stakes journey filled with pop culture references and mind-bending challenges. With dazzling visual effects, heart-pounding races, and a thrilling battle between corporate greed and the power of imagination, “Ready Player One” is a nostalgia-fueled roller coaster ride that celebrates the geek in all of us and leaves you cheering for the underdogs in the digital revolution.

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‘The Death of Stalin’ (2017)

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“The Death of Stalin” drives home the absurdity of the true events of the USSR in a hilarious way. (Image: Quad)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Satire | Run Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes | Director: Armando Iannucci

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 | Metacritic Rating: 88

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale

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Based on a French graphic novel, the award-winning political black satire “The Death of Stalin” puts the madness of Soviet bureaucracy in the hands of a hilarious ensemble cast, including Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and “Monty Python”’s Michael Palin. Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin), orders a special recording of a performance from Radio Moscow, forcing the orchestra to stay late and perform again. Rebellious pianist Maria Yudina (Olga Kurylenko) slips a note into the recording sleeve wishing for Stalin's death, which he immediately suffers a cerebral hemorrhage upon seeing. With his discordant inner circle thrown into chaos upon his death, Maria’s note becomes an important piece of leverage in the power struggle that ensues.

A scathing critique of power, politics, and the absurdity of totalitarian regimes, “The Death of Stalin” is an absurd, witty, and irreverent take on a pivotal moment in history.

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‘Ingrid Goes West’ (2017)

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Aubrey Plaza demonstrates her acting chops in “Ingrid Goes West.” (Image: Star Thrower Entertainment)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Drama | Run Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes | Director: Matt Spicer

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 | Metacritic Rating: 71

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell

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“Ingrid Goes West” takes social media stalking to a whole new level of cringe-worthy comedy. Aubrey Plaza gives an iconic performance as Ingrid, a woman so obsessed with Instagram influencers that she moves to California to befriend her favorite one, Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen). Armed with her iPhone and a flair for imitation, Ingrid navigates the world of avocado toast, filtered selfies, and hashtag-driven friendships. As she infiltrates Taylor's glamorous life, the film hilariously skewers our addiction to the curated perfection of social media, reminding us that while the grass might be greener on Instagram, it's also astroturf. Get ready for a selfie-induced laugh riot that shows us just how far someone might go for the perfect Instagram post and the consequences of living life through the lens of a smartphone.

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‘I, Tonya’ (2017)

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Margot Robbie is a versatile actress, taking on challenging roles. (Image: AI-Film)

Rated: R | Genre: Biographical Comedy Drama | Run Time: 1 hour and 59 minutes | Director: Craig Gillespie

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10 | Metacritic Rating: 77

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney

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“I, Tonya” is a roller derby of dark humor and toe-pick drama that spins the jaw-dropping tale of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), a figure skater who was at the center of one of the biggest sports scandals of all time. This film chronicles her tumultuous life, from her hardscrabble upbringing to the notorious incident involving a certain rival's knee. Coping with her dysfunctional, foul-mouthed mother (Allison Janney) and dimwitted, abusive ex-husband (Sebastian Stan), Tonya whirls through a story so bizarre you couldn't make it up if you tried. Blending satire with a hint of sympathy, “I, Tonya” pirouettes through the absurdities of fame, ambition, and the American Dream, leaving you laughing and cringing in equal measure.

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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (2014)

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One of Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed films is “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” (Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Rated: R | Genre: Adventure Crime Comedy | Run Time: 1 hour and 39 minutes | Director: Wes Anderson

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 | Metacritic Rating: 88

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Jude Law

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a delightful and offbeat whimsical cinematic confection that's as colorful and layered as a thousand nested Matryoshka dolls. A fading luxury hotel in a fictional European country is helmed by the charming and peculiar concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). When a priceless painting goes missing, Gustave and his loyal lobby boy, Zero (Tony Revolori), embark on a surreal caper involving a secret society, a prison break, and more pastries than you can shake a croissant at. Director Wes Anderson‘s signature visual style and quirky characters are on full display in this madcap adventure, where every frame is a work of art and every line of dialogue is a punchline. Quirky comedy fans can’t miss this delightful, off-kilter romp through a world where absurdity reigns supreme.

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'Ocean’s Eleven’ (2001)

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“Ocean’s Eleven” is chock-full of A-list celebrities. (Image: Village Roadshow Pictures)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Crime Thriller | Run Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes | Director: Steven Soderbergh

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10 | Metacritic Rating: 74

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

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The classic caper movie “Ocean's Eleven” is a must-watch for those who love films from the early aughts. Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a smooth-talking con who's already planning his next big score before his prison release. His target is three of the most prestigious casinos in Las Vegas owned by his friend’s ruthless rival Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Danny and his right-hand man Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) assemble a team of 11 specialists. Each has a special position or skill set — an explosives expert, a smooth-talking blackjack dealer, a nimble acrobat, and a tech whiz among them. To pull off the impossible heist, the team meticulously plans and practices every detail. It gets personal when Danny discovers that Benedict is dating his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), spurring him to commence the heist against his team’s better judgment.

Stylish and witty, “Ocean's Eleven” celebrates the art of the con and draws you into the group with a charismatic ensemble cast.

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‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2001)

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Russell Crowe delivered a stellar performance in “A Beautiful Mind.” (Image: Universal Pictures)

Rated: PG-13 | Genre: Biographic Drama | Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes | Director: Ron Howard

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 | Metacritic Rating: 72

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

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A moving exploration of a brilliant but tormented mind, “A Beautiful Mind” follows arrogant and socially awkward John Nash (in a tour-de-force performance from Russell Crowe), a gifted mathematician fighting to hide his battle with schizophrenia. Approached by two government agents asking his help to crack a Soviet code, Nash works toward a breakthrough while teetering ever closer to a breakdown. Ron Howard’s biographical masterpiece takes you on a journey through Nash's groundbreaking work in game theory, his struggles with mental illness, and the enduring love and support of his wife, Alicia (Jennifer Connelly). As the lines between reality and delusion blur, the film unravels the haunting beauty of Nash's unique perspective on the world and the redemptive power of love and friendship.

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‘The Full Monty’ (1997)

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Before the sequel miniseries, there was the original film. (Image: Rewave Films)

Rated: R | Genre: Comedy Drama | Run Time: 1 hour and 31 minutes | Director: Peter Cattaneo

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 | Metacritic Rating: 75

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

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“The Full Monty” is a hilarious striptease of a comedy that bares it all — almost. A group of unemployed steelworkers in the bleak town of Sheffield, England, decide to put on a one-night-only male strip show to make ends meet. With more courage than dance skills, the ragtag bunch, led by Gaz (Robert Carlyle), fumble their way through a series of misadventures as they prepare for their epic performance. From practicing their moves at the job center to stealing tips from a rival act, their tale is a roller coaster of laughs and mishaps. Get ready to laugh until your sides ache and root for these unlikely heroes as they strive to give their audience the “full monty” of entertainment. Be sure to also check out the sequel miniseries that just dropped on Hulu this summer.

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‘Die Hard’ (1988)

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Is “Die Hard” considered a Christmas movie? (Image: Gordon Company)

Rated: R | Genre: Action Thriller | Run Time: 2 hours and 12 minutes | Director: John McTiernan

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 | Metacritic Rating: 72

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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The most adrenaline-fueled Christmas film you will ever see, “Die Hard” redefined the action genre and inspired a long-running franchise. On Christmas in the Nakatomi Plaza skyscraper, NYPD cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) battles a group of ruthless terrorists led by the charismatic Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). McClane's mission is to save his estranged wife and fellow hostages from certain doom by playing a heart-pounding game of wits against the terrorists. With explosive action sequences, snappy one-liners, and a relentless pace, “Die Hard” is the ultimate thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first gunshot to the final explosion, while still driving home softer themes of bravery, selflessness, family, and empathy.

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‘Predator’ (1987)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger propelled his acting career as an action star with “Predator.” (Image: Twentieth Century Fox)

Rated: R | Genre: Sci-Fi Action Horror | Run Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes | Director: John McTiernan

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 | Metacritic Rating: 47

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke

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This heart-pounding sci-fi thriller drops you into the jungle of Central America where an elite military rescue team, led by the fearless Dutch (the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger), finds themselves hunted by an invisible, technologically advanced alien predator. As the team faces off against an enemy with superior weaponry and stealth, the suspense escalates to epic proportions. The jungle becomes a deadly battleground as the team is picked off one by one, leaving Dutch to outwit and outfight an otherworldly foe. With classic Arnie one-liners, intense action sequences, and a terrifying and mesmerizing foe, “Predator” is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat and pits humanity against an unstoppable hunter from another world in an exhilarating battle for survival.

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‘Blue Velvet’ (1986)

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If you’re looking for a film that dives into the dark side of humanity, you’ll want to watch “Blue Velvet.” (Image: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group)

Rated: R | Genre: Neo-Noir Mystery Thriller | Run Time: 2 hours | Director: David Lynch

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10 | Metacritic Rating: 76

Cast: Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

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A haunting and surreal exploration of the dark underbelly that lurks beneath the surface of suburban America, David Lynch’s visionary “Blue Velvet” brings audiences along on a descent into the twisted psyche of its characters. College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) stumbles upon a severed human ear in a field, a macabre discovery that leads him into a nightmarish world of sadistic crime, corruption, and sexual obsession. Delving deeper into the mystery, Jeffrey becomes entangled with a troubled nightclub singer and a volatile and unhinged criminal. A chilling and thought-provoking exploration of the dualities of human nature, “Blue Velvet” shows us the secrets that people keep hidden and the unsettling truths that can be uncovered when one delves too deep into the shadows.

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‘Alien’ (1979)

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“Alien” is revered as one of the best sci-fi horror films of all time. (Image: 20th Century Fox)

Rated: R | Genre: Sci-Fi Horror | Run Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes | Director: Ridley Scott

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10 | Metacritic Rating: 89

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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“Alien” is a heart-pounding, sci-fi horror classic that follows the crew of the spaceship Nostromo, awakened from their cryosleep to investigate a mysterious distress signal on a desolate planet. What they discover is a derelict spacecraft and a nightmarish extraterrestrial organism unlike anything they've ever encountered. As the crew battles for survival, they soon realize that they’re not alone, and their ship becomes a claustrophobic battleground against an insidious, ever-evolving creature that is hell-bent on hunting them down one by one until only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) remains. With spine-tingling moments, gruesome surprises, and a pervasive sense of dread, “Alien” is a visceral, pulse-pumping landmark of the science fiction and horror genres.

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