22 of Hulu’s Best Original Films For Your Next Movie Night
Hulu isn’t just a place to catch up on our favorite TV shows like “Only Murders in the Building” and “The Bear.” The streaming service also has a great library of movies, including quite a few original movies that we absolutely love. There’s the Golden Globe winner “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” tons of horror movies like “Fresh” and “Tentacles,” and some romantic comedies, too, that are near and dear to our hearts.
The streamer also houses movies like 2022’s “Fire Island,” which is about a group of friends who spend a memorable and messy vacation on Long Island; 2023’s “Rye Lane,” about two broken-hearted Londoners who spend a sprawling day together; and “Happiest Season,” a beloved lesbian rom-com that just so happens to take place over Christmas.
So whether you’re planning your next movie marathon or just need something to keep you entertained during a sick day, turn to Hulu for some great options. Ahead, these are 22 of the best original movies to watch on Hulu right now.
“Prey,” released in 2022, is the seventh film in the “Predator” franchise, but it takes the story in a different direction. Set in 1719 in the Great Plains, the story follows Naru, a young Comanche woman who has the bad luck of running into a predator. It’s an incredible thrill ride unlike any other in the storied franchise.
“Fire Island” takes Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” and sets it in the movie’s historic gay vacation spot of the same name. This romantic comedy is a true blend of love and humor – with an iconic karaoke moment, too. “Fire Island” is the perfect summertime film, but it can also brighten up the colder months of the year.
“Rye Lane” was a major breakout from the 2023 Sundance film festival, as this heartfelt comedy mixes humor and romance to create an absolutely delightful treat. In the film, Dom and Yas have a chance meeting at an art show, which turns into a long, rambling day through London as they talk about their lives, dreams, and relationships. It’s funny, smart, and, of course, there’s a happy ending guaranteed.
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande"
“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” follows Nancy, a middle-aged woman who’s never had an orgasm. She decides to hire a sex worker, Leo, but she still feels shame about her sexuality, her relationship with her late husband, and her body. Most of the film takes place in the pair’s hotel room where, over the course of several meetings, Nancy and Leo talk about their lives as the former unpacks her past. But things never get too heavy; “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” is both sexy and fun.
Hulu’s “Not Okay” follows an aspiring influencer who gets in way over her head. Danni fakes a trip to Paris to impress her hot coworker Colin, but she accidentally makes it seem like she survived a terrorist attack. Rather than come clean, she keeps the ruse going when she “returns” to America, soon bringing an actual school shooting survivor into her scheme. It’s a smart send-up of influencer culture and how people can take advantage of people’s attention.
Modern dating is hard. It’s even harder when you find out the handsome guy you met at the grocery store wants to harvest and eat you. “Fresh” is a horror thriller anchored by performances from Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar Jones.
“Crush” follows Paige, a high schooler who’s also a talented artist. But she longs to date her longtime crush Gabriela, a gifted track star – so she joins the track team. However, when Paige starts to fall for Gabriela’s sister AJ instead, things quickly get out of hand. It’s a sweet and clever lesbian romance.
Anna is determined to be the MTV breakout star of 1989, and she’s sure the key to her success is to get a weave. But when Anna’s hair begins to take control over her mind and life in supernatural, laughable ways, her plan to take the image-obsessed society by storm starts to unravel.
The only friend Chloe has ever known is her mother Diane, and as a curious teenager, Chloe can’t help but grow tired of a life of isolation. Eager to escape her mother’s control, Chloe begins to explore her mom’s secrets and the meaning behind their unnatural relationship.
Set in the near future, around the year 2020-something, Griffin, Andrew, and Hags count down the days until The Binge, a 12-hour time period during which all drug and alcohol laws will be abolished. Determined to gain entrance to the party of the century, the three teens must avoid their overbearing high school principal at all costs.
Retired military operative Roy Pulver has mysteriously passed away and something major is preventing him from resting in peace. Stuck in a reality in which he relives the day he died on repeat, Roy has the power to save his ex-wife and himself – but he just has to figure out how. Uncovering clues about the secret government project that caused his death, Roy must outrun ruthless assassins and outsmart the government in order to reclaim his life.
Marisol Ramirez knows she can make a better life for herself. Unfortunately, the only conceivable way out is to leave her beloved home of Mexico. But as soon as Marisol steps foot on American soil and discovers that she and the other undocumented immigrants are in a simulation, her American Dream turns into a nightmare.
"I Am Greta"
Her classmates sit in a classroom, but 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sits on the steps of the Swedish Parliament, ready to take charge of her future. From the day of her one-person climate strike in Sweden leading up to her speech to the world leaders of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, this documentary follows the teenage activist’s rise to prominence in her fight to stop climate change before it’s too late.
Abby has been dating her girlfriend Harper for nearly a year but she already knows she’s the love of her life. After a spontaneous invitation to Harper’s family’s annual Christmas party, Abby decides she’s ready to propose. However, when she discovers Harper’s family is not only conservative but also has no clue their daughter is gay, disaster strikes and Abby begins to second guess her feelings.
"Books of Blood"
Loosely based on the “Books of Blood” novels by Clive Barker, this film opens with two criminals on a mission to track down an indebted bookseller. In a universe in which “everybody is a book of blood,” the paths of three strangers – Jenna, Miles, and Bennett – become intertwined through space and time.
"The United States vs. Billie Holiday"
The film that won Andra Day a historic Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” tells the story behind Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” and showcases the impact the jazz singer had on the US government’s efforts to racialize the war on drugs in the 1940s.
"Big Time Adolescence"
In this dual coming-of-age story, a drug-dealing college dropout and a suburban 16-year-old become unlikely friends. Leading his teenage mentee through a series of bad decisions – each more irresponsible than the last – Zeke introduces straight-laced Mo to a life of carelessness.
Sarah is the maid of honor at her sister’s Palm Springs wedding, where she meets Nyles, a wedding guest who’s drunker than she is. When the two venture off into the desert after the reception, they find themselves stuck in a time loop. Re-living Nov. 9 over and over again and unable to escape each other’s company, Sarah and Nyles fall into a complicated and hilarious romance.
"The Ultimate Playlist of Noise"
With the date of his life-changing brain surgery quickly approaching, Marcus only has limited time left until he’s completely deaf. Deciding to make the most of his devastating predicament, the audio-obsessed teen embarks on a journey to hear all his favorite noises one last time.