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 November.
Black Christmas (2006)
November seems to mark a dramatic switch between holidays. The dark and horror-centric Halloween tones and suddenly switched with the festive feeling of Christmas. But if that transition is too abrupt for some fans, Black Christmas offers a nice in-between.
A remake of the influential slasher classic, Black Christmas is a horror movie about an escaped killer who hides out in a sorority house on Christmas Eve, picking off the sisters who live there. There are some solid kills and a fun cast, even if it doesn’t match the original.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Though mostly known for his goofball comedies, Adam Sandler was an actor who broke his typecasting thanks to his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love. Sandler plays the lonely and sad businessman who begins an unexpected romance with his sister’s friend.
As to be expected, this is an unconventional romantic comedy but features a very sweet love story at its center. Sandler gives a wonderful performance that highlights his gifts as an actor while Philip Seymour Hoffman has a brief but hilarious role as a sleazy businessman.
Office Space (1999)
Though it failed to make much of an impression at the box office when it was first released, Office Space has gone on to become a cult comedy classic. The movie follows a miserable man trapped in a soul-crushing office job who finds a new outlook on life when he stops caring.
Long before The Office had people laughing at mundane jobs, Office Space made such a boring topic so hilarious. There are so many memorable quotes and moments that highlight it as one of the funniest movies of the 1990s.
Say Anything (1989)
Fans looking for a classic 1980s rom-com can look no further than Say Anything. Ione Skye stars as a successful valedictorian with a bright future who begins a romance with a charming underachiever (John Cusack) in the summer following graduation.
The movie captures the coming-of-age angst quite well as well as the humor and pain of young love. The two leads are excellent as is John Mahoney as Skye’s father. It is also a romantic movie that nails its final scenes, leaving fans with a smile on their faces.
Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
With Robert Rodriguez making his directorial debut with El Mariachi, the obscure movie went mainstream, kicking off a trilogy of wild action movies. Once Upon a Time in Mexico concludes the franchise with a star-studded adventure.
Antonio Banderas returns as the gun-toting guitar player who is on a new mission of revenge. He is joined by a wonderful ensemble including Willem Dafoe, Eva Mendes, and Johnny Depp as an eccentric CIA agent.
If fans have not yet seen Tootsie, now is a great opportunity to check out the classic comedy. Dustin Hoffman stars as a struggling and serious actor whose desperation to find work leads him to pose as a woman in order to land a role in a popular soap opera.
While the premise might seem like it lends itself to some obvious one-note jokes, Tootsie delivers wall-to-wall laughs, finding a way to turn this very silly idea into a genuinely great movie.
8 Mile (2002)
While there are a number of movies featuring the music of Eminem, there was something very special about seeing the rapper performing in a movie himself. 8 Mile is a drama loosely based on his own life, trying to escape his troubled life by performing at underground rap battles.
The rapper makes for a surprisingly solid actor, even if the role isn’t too much of a stretch for him. It also makes for an entertaining underdog story set in a culture not really seen in movies. The rap battle sequences alone, especially the climax, make the movie worthwhile.
The Immaculate Room (2022)
Fans looking for a small and contained thriller might enjoy the new movie The Immaculate Room. Kate Bosworth and Emile Hirsch star as a couple who accepts a challenge to spend 50 days in an empty room in order to win millions of dollars. But it proves to be more of a challenge than they anticipated.
It is a simple idea that could make for an intriguing psychological thriller with plenty of tension. It remains to be seen if the small movie can find a big enough audience to get noticed.
The Forgiven (2022)
As Martin McDonagh is receiving Oscar buzz for his new movie The Banshees of Inisherin, his brother John Michael McDonagh has a new movie of his own hitting Hulu. The Forgiven stars Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain star as a married couple involved in an accident while attending a party in Morocco.
The movie explores the consequences and reactions to the accident from a variety of points of view. With McDongh’s fascination with exploring dark topics and the talented cast, it could be an intriguing thriller to check out.
From the writer-director of the underrated The Art of the Steal, Dual seems like another intriguing and dark movie with a strange sense of humor. It stars Karen Gillan as a woman who clones herself when she learns she is dying. But when it turns out she will live, she must battle her clone to the death.
The quirky and odd tone of the movie could help this small movie find a passionate following. It is also nice to see Gillan getting a lead role that shows off various aspects of her considerable talent.
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