Hulu has transformed into Huluween for the spookiest season of the year, so it’s only appropriate that most of the new additions to the best movies on Hulu are horror films. For Stephen King fans, there’s It: Chapter Two, one-half of his most successful adaptation, and the really underrated sequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep. Also on tap are the Hulu original film, No One Will Save You, and the modern remake of Nightmare Alley.
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Kaitlyn Dever stars in the Hulu original movie No One Will Save You as Brynn, a young woman who lives a solitary existence in large part because she is a pariah in her small town. That’s one of the reasons why Brynn has no one to turn to when an alien invades her home. In the aftermath, Brynn finds no support from her fellow humans, and she discovers just how alone she really is.
No One Will Save You barely has any dialogue at all, but Dever’s expressive and earnest performance carries the entire film. It also goes a long way towards making little gray men scary again, especially when Brynn meets the more horrific aliens.
Doctor Sleep is Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, and Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) just can’t seem to check out of the experiences he had at the Overlook Hotel decades earlier. Dan even literally carries those ghosts in his head as he turns to alcohol to numb his pain. Fortunately, Dan finds redemption as a medical worker in a small town, which helps him get sober.
But Dan’s plan to live a quiet life is upended by Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), a young girl who reaches out to Dan with psychic powers that dwarf his own. Because of her abilities, Abra is targeted by a cult that feeds on psychics, and Danny has to find a way to protect her and save himself.
The Stephen King renaissance continues with It: Chapter Two, which once again features Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. When the killer clown stalks innocents in Derry twenty-seven years after the first film, Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) summons the remaining members of the Losers Club: Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain), Bill Denbrough (James McAvoy), Richie Tozier (Bill Hader), Ben Hanscom (Jay Ryan), and Eddie Kaspbrak (James Ransone).
At first, the Losers don’t have many memories about how they killed the clown. Yet their shared trauma comes back to haunt them when Pennywise turns his attention to the Loser Club. And this time, the Losers aren’t convinced that they can win.
Despite its name, Nightmare Alley is not a horror story, and also one of director Guillermo del Toro’s most grounded drama to date. Bradley Cooper stars as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, a con man who has a gift in getting people to believe that he can physically speak to their loved ones who have died.
While this skill gets him out of the carnival, it also sets Stan up for a fall when Judge Kimball (Peter MacNeill), a former skeptic who wants to speak with his dead son. Stan also appears to have met his match with Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), a con artist who is even more ruthless than he is.
There are few things more heartbreaking than when your best friend suddenly decides they don’t like you anymore. Writer and director Martin McDonagh explores this idea in his dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin. Colin Farrell stars as Pádraic Súilleabháin, an ordinary man living on Inisherin, who is absolutely bewildered and hurt when his best friend, Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson), abruptly ends their relationship.
Pádraic assumes that he’s somehow offended Colm and bends over backwards to apologize … to no avail. Even the efforts of Pádraic’s sister, Siobhán Súilleabháin (Kerry Condon), fail to reconcile Colm and Pádraic. And soon, Colm threatens to take drastic actions if Pádraic doesn’t stop trying to speak with him.
The 2009 remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead is much more intense than the original film, and it established Fede Álvarez as one of the top modern horror directors. In this reimagining, Jane Levy stars Mia Allen, a heroin addict who is trying to get clean with the help of her brother, David Allen (Shiloh Fernandez); his girlfriend, Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore); and their friends, Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Olivia (Jessica Lucas).
This is all very admirable, but they picked the wrong cabin in the woods for this detox trip. Mia is the first to fall prey to the ancient evil that they accidentally awaken. But she won’t be the last.
Bend It Like Beckham was one of the most beloved sports comedies of the 2000s, thanks to strong performances by Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley. Nagra plays Jesminder “Jess” Kaur Bhamra, a young woman of Indian descent living near London who develops a love for soccer despite the disapproval of her traditional Sikh parents.
Regardless, Jess befriends Juliette “Jules” Paxton (Keira Knightley) and joins her local soccer team, which is coached by Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). While Jess hides her extracurricular activities from her family, she also develops romantic feelings for Joe, which may threaten her friendship with Jules.
Before they brought Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the big screen, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote and directed The Lego Movie, a surprisingly great take on the Lego franchise that features cameos by characters from various films, TV shows, and comic books. But the hero of this flick is an ordinary Lego guy, Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt).
Despite his humble origins, Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and Lego Batman (Will Arnett) allow Emmet to accompany them on their quest to defeat Lord Business (Will Ferrell) because Wyldstyle believes that Emmet may be a Master Builder who can save their Lego universe. She’s not entirely wrong, but Emmet’s true destiny isn’t what either of them expected.
Living forever only sounds like a good idea until you have to go through with it. Such is the case in the dark dramady Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam (Loki’s Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) are vampires who have been married for centuries and they must have really loved each other in the past. Yet even that love isn’t enough for Adam’s skid into suicidal depression.
Eve is so alarmed by Adam’s state of mind that she immediately goes to him in an attempt to get him to rediscover his love for life. However, the arrival of Eve’s younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska), throws her efforts into chaos.
Colin Farrell literally spends most of Phone Booth’s running time trapped inside one, and yet it really works well as a thriller. Farrell plays Stuart “Stu” Shepard, a man who is cheating on his wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell), with a woman named Pam (Katie Holmes). When Stu answers a call in a phone booth, an enigmatic caller (Kiefer Sutherland) warns Stu that he has to confess his infidelity or he’ll be shot dead.
The Caller quickly proves that his threats are not idle, and as the police blame Stu for the carnage, the Caller tells him that he has to choose between the two women in his life. And whoever he doesn’t choose will be murdered.
Labyrinth has the distinction of being Jim Henson’s final theatrical film as a director — and what a finale! While box office success eluded Labyrinth’s first run, it has gone on to become a cult classic among fantasy fans. A very young Jennifer Connelly headlines the film as Sarah, a teenage girl who resents her infant half-brother, Toby (Toby Froud).
After wishing that goblins would take Toby away, Sarah immediately regrets it when the king of the goblins, Jareth (David Bowie), not only takes her up on the offer, but challenges her to survive the journey through a deadly Labyrinth if she ever wants to see her brother again.
For a rom-com that’s almost 25-years old, there’s something very modern about Notting Hill’s love story between an ordinary man and the biggest movie star in the world. William “Will” Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a divorced bookstore owner who meets Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) before he discovers that she is a famous actress.
Although their romance is fraught with potential problems, Will and Anna continue to see each other until misunderstandings and an overbearing press threaten to destroy their relationship for good.
Between Wolverine and Indiana Jones movies, director James Mangold tackled the larger than life rivalry between Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Enzo Ferrari (Remo Girone). However, neither man is the central character in Ford v Ferrari. Instead, the focus falls on ex-racer turned car designer, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), and Ken Miles (Christian Bale), a fiery racer whom Shelby recruits to help him build a Ford that can outrace a Ferrari.
Miles quickly makes enemies inside Ford who threaten to derail the entire operation just to sideline him. But once Miles gets behind the wheel of the car he helped design, he delivers the race of a lifetime.
Is it Christmas already? Die Hard is back on Hulu, and it’s still one of the greatest action flicks ever made. Bruce Willis made the leap from TV star to action icon for his turn as John McClane, an NYPD cop who is in Los Angeles for the holidays to win back his estranged wife, Holly Gennaro-McClane (Bonnie Bedelia).
John’s reunion with his wife is going about as well as expected at the holiday party for Holly’s company when Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and his terrorists crash the event and take everyone hostage. Everyone except John. Now, John will have to outlast this gang of thieves and killers in order to reunite his family. Action films don’t get any better than that.
Rami Malek won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Farrokh Bulsara, the man who became Freddie Mercury, the legendary lead singer of Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody is named after Queen’s most famous song, but this is really Freddie’s story, as well as his rise and fall alongside his bandmates Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joe Mazzello).
On his way to the top, Freddie is engaged to Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) before he falls in love with Paul Prenter (Allen Leech) and allows him to guide his career. But when Freddie’s bad decisions catch up to him, it’s going to take something tragic to bring Queen back together.
Whiplash is built around the performances of Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick) and J.K. Simmons as it wrings every drop of drama out of a young man’s quest to be a great musician. Andrew Neiman (Teller), a student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory, studies under Terence Fletcher (Simmons), an emotionally and physically abusive instructor and band leader.
Andrew is so obsessed with winning Fletcher’s approval that he neglects his relationship with his girlfriend, Nicole (Melissa Benoist), and focuses on music above all else. This single-minded pursuit of musical perfection not only destroys Andrew’s life, it also threatens to claim his future as well.
What do you do when there’s a true story that may not be true? As was famously said in the 1962 Western classic The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “when the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The story of Flamin’ Hot is truly inspirational regardless of whether these events actually played out this way in reality. The film is based on the memoir of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), the man who claims that he created Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. And he didn’t do it alone.
With the support of his wife, Judy Montañez (Annie Gonzalez), and his co-worker, Clarence C. Baker (Dennis Haysbert), Richard rises from the rank of janitor and works up the nerve to pitch his Flamin’ Hot ideas to Frito-Lay executive Roger Enrico (Tony Shalhoub). From there, a snack food legend is born.
The Planet of the Apes franchise has gone through a few different incarnations, but the modern reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is a cut above the rest.
Andy Serkis stars as Caesar, a remarkably intelligent chimpanzee who lives with his adoptive father, Dr. William Rodman (James Franco). Will’s attempt to cure Alzheimer’s disease has catastrophic results for the world, but it also greatly enhances the intelligence of apes. And when Caesar is locked away with this fellow apes, he takes the initiative to lead a revolution.
An exciting example of the kind of narrative ingenuity that only a worldwide pandemic can foster, Something in the Dirt is the latest film from writer-director duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless, Synchronic), and is arguably the most primitively fascinating work of these two collaborators. Shot over the course of a year with a crew of just 12, our story follows Levi and John, apartment-dwelling neighbors who decide to make a documentary about a range of supernatural events occurring in their Los Angeles residence. But as the two men discover that these kinds of extraordinary happenings are taking place all over L.A., their findings lead them to a combative exchange of theories and calculations.
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.
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.
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.
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