ONE37pm's Guide to The 50 Best Movies on Hulu

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When Hulu first stepped out onto the streaming scene, it was more focused on television shows than movies, with Netflix largely dominating the movie side of things. As the years progressed and as Netflix shifted from the mail to the internet, Hulu made some changes, as well, as it has completely transformed its film section.

Just as the service now hosts a wide range of Hulu original shows, documentaries, and films, it's also formed quite the formidable lineup of movies. Not only does it have Oscar contenders like Spencer and Nightmare Alley, but it also has throwback classics like the iconic pairing of Shrek and Shrek 2. These 50 (!) films on Hulu are definitely worthy of viewing, spanning dramedies, coming-of-ages, documentaries, and psychological thrillers.

1. Pig

Director: Michael Sarnoski

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte, Gretchen Corbett, David Knell

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 32m

Pig was a fresh reminder that Nicolas Cage is not just a guy that appears in strange VOD films, he is a damn good actor. Cage plays a chef who, following the death of his wife, has retreated into seclusion in the Oregon wilderness, working as a truffle farmer.

His only companion is a pig that helps him find truffles in the woods but when he is kidnapped, Cage's character embarks on a quest to get him back.

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2. Prisoners

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 8m

Focusing on the abduction of two girls in a Pennsylvania town, Prisoners follows Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman,) one of the girl's fathers, as he attempts to figure out what happened. The case quickly spirals out of control and engulfs the entire town in a conspiracy that no one saw coming but had been simmering under the surface for quite some time.

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3. Nightmare Alley

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 30m

This Academy-Award nominated film was a surprise Best Picture nomination at this year's Oscars but it was more than worthy of it. Nightmare Alley stars Bradley Cooper as a con man who first works at a traveling carnival but eventually figures out how to become the center of the show himself and make money in the process.

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4. Death on the Nile

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Gal Gadot, Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Rating: PG13

Runtime: 2h 8m

The sequel to Murder On the Orient Express, Death On the Nile sees the legendary detective Hercule Poirot investigate a new case on a riverboat on the Nile River. Based on the Agatha Cristie novel, this movie is a great choice for anyone that's looking for a "who-dun-it" type of adventure.

After Poirot's vacation is cut short due to a murder, he must interrogate all the guests on the ship and figure out who is responsible for the killing.

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5. Deadpool

Director: Tim Miller

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Sskrein

Genre: Comedy, Superheroes

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 48m

Has there ever been a more perfect casting than Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? Perhaps his permanent man-crush of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth is right up there with him.

In his first solo film, Deadpool gets imbued with his regenerative healing powers and embarks on his mission to rescue the woman he loves from evildoers.

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6. Deadpool 2

Director: David Leitch

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz

Genre: Comedy, Superheroes

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h

Immediately following Deadpool is, naturally, Deadpool 2 which sees Wade Wilson battling the time-traveling Cable who is out to kill a child that he believes will cause unimaginable harm in the future. Featuring stellar performances from Reynolds and Josh Brolin as Cable, you're going to want to see this one if you enjoyed the first.

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7. Hustlers

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 50m

This vastly underappreciated film, as well as one that should have seen Jennifer Lopez nominated for an Oscar, Hustlers is the story of a group of exotic dancers that turn to scam Wall Street executives at the strip club that the dancers work at.

While the scam initially proves to be very lucrative, things eventually begin to spiral downward leading to destructive ends.

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8. Fresh

Director: Mimi Cave

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 54m

If you only watched the first 30 seconds of the trailer for Fresh, you might assume it's a simple romantic comedy but you'd be sorely mistaken. Featuring brilliant performances from Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan, Fresh is a terrifying and violently bloody thriller that serves up a (no pun intended) fresh take on the horrors of online dating.

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9. The King's Man

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 11m

A prequel to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The King's Man stars Ralph Fiennes as a wealthy British aristocrat who takes it upon himself to try and stop the horrors of World War I. How does he do so? By forming his own private intelligence company, as anyone would do.

Fiennes, along with Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou, and Gemma Arterton help make this movie a ton of fun and an absolute blast to watch.

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10. Shrek

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Genre: Cartoons, Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2hr

An animated classic, you probably know the gist of what Shrek is by now: A lonely ogre embarks on a quest with his a talkative donkey to save a Princess trapped in a tower. Along the way, he learns a great lesson on interactions with others and falls in love to boot.

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11. Get Him to the Greek

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 49m

A hilarious spin-off to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek is the story of a chaotic journey of getting a rowdy musician to his concert on time. Funny, charming, and absolutely insane at times, Get Him to the Greek features Russell Brand and Jonah Hill at their best.

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11. Killing Them Softly

Director: Andrew Dominik

Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini, Ben Mendelsohn

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 37m

Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Ben Mendelsohn in a crime drama is a recipe for success. After crooks rob a card-game run by the Mafia, two hit-men (Pitt and Gandolfini) are hired to hunt down the robbers and kill them.

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12. Deep Water

Director: Adrian Lyne

Cast: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas

Genre: Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 56m

Just as a preface, while this article is called "50 Best movies on Hulu," that term might be subjective. Deep Water was not particularly well-received upon release but the pairing of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas should have this movie on everyone's watchlist.

It's a deeply psychological thriller that follows the slow destruction of a marriage and the chaos that engulfs everyone in its wake.

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13. The Nice Guys

Director: Shane Black

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

Genre: Action, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 56m

Thankfully this movie has begun to receive the attention it deserves and become more appreciated as the years go by. An incredibly hilarious movie that sees two private detectives (Gosling and Crowe) reluctantly forced to team up in order to solve the case of a missing girl in 1970s Los Angeles.

Along the way, they deal with their own incompetence and the conspiracy at the heart of the case that forces them on a collision course with forces they never expected.

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14. Watchmen

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley

Genre: Crime, Science Fiction

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 42m

Ah yes, Watchmen. Zack Snyder's take on the legendary graphic novel has proven divisive amongst critics and fans alike but he most definitely made his mark on this one.

Watchmen takes place in a universe where superheroes exist but only one of them (Dr. Manhattan) actually possesses superpowers. The rest of the heroes exist more as vigilantes rather than heroes, and while they do fight crime and try to stop evil, they are not necessarily heroic by nature.

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15. White Men Can't Jump

Director: Ron Shelton

Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 56m

A sports movie classic, White Men Can't Jump follows Billy Hoyle (Harrelson) who makes a living scamming streetballers who assume that he can't play basketball all that well, but he proves them wrong at every turn.

While he scratches out a living to help support himself and his girlfriend (Rosie Perez,) Hoyle tries to find other ways to earn money and teams up with fellow player Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) to do so.

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16. Parasite

Director: Bong Joon-Ho

Cast: Song Kang-Jo, Jo Yeo-jeong

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 12m

An undisputed masterpiece, Parasite is an indictment of class discrimination, societal wealth, and greed. The film follows the Kim family as they embed themselves into the wealthy Park family with the goal of ripping them off for money.

It won Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars and also earned Bong Joon-Ho an award for Best Director.

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17. Nomadland

Director: Chloé Zhao

Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 48m

As much a documentary as it is a movie, Nomadland features a cast that includes real-life nomads in the United States and how they choose this life of constant motion rather than settling in one location.

Frances McDormand plays a widowed woman who begins to travel the United States as a nomad after that personal tragedy.

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18. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Director: Lee Daniels

Cast: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 10m

A biographical film centered on the singer Billie Holiday and her fight against the FBI and the government regarding her song "Strange Fruit."

A startling look at the racism that plagued the United States in the 1940s and 1950s (and still does), The United States vs. Billie Holiday is as much of an indictment of society as it is the government. While the movie was not very well-received, Andra Day's performance as Billie Holiday was widely praised and earned her an Academy Award nomination.

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19. Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Director: Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

Genre: Documentary

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 58m

Another recent Academy Award winner, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised) is a fantastic documentary that sheds light on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Despite having a number of legendary performers including Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, and more, the show has largely been forgotten by history.

It won Best Documentary at the 2022 Oscars and is more than well-deserving of that honor.

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20. Fyre Fraud

Genre: Documentary

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 36m

One of the most prominent documentaries of early 2019, Fyre Fraud, looks at the absolute disaster of the first and last Fyre Festival.

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21. WeWork (Or the Make and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn)

Director: Jed Rothstein

Genre: Documentary

Rating: TVMA

Runtime: 1hr 42m

Another documentary that examines the pitfalls of corporate greed, WeWork (Or the Make and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn) examines the rise and fall of the real estate/work space company. While the company still operates, its reputation suffered a lot of damage thanks in no small part to the actions of its founder Adam Neumann and his wife Rebekah.

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22. Battle: Los Angeles

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez

Genre: Action, Science Fiction

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 56m

Regardless of your feelings on the movie itself, Battle: Los Angeles has one of the all-time great teaser trailers.

The alien invasion film takes some influence from movies like Black Hawk Down in the way it's filmed and has some great action sequences in it. While it does get bogged down with some cliches and bad dialogue, it still scratches the action movie itch.

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23. Vice

Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carrell

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 12m

Vice is a satirical take on the life and career of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Starring a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is not for everyone as people who lean right politically may not find themselves having a good time with this one.

However, if you're in the mood for an Adam McKay production, this movie is him at his very best.

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24. Little Miss Sunshine

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 42m

Nominated for four Academy Awards and winning two of them, Little Miss Sunshine centers around a family on a road trip who is trying to get their youngest to a child beauty pageant on time.

Alan Arkin won for Best Supporting Actor and the movie also won Best Original Screenplay and also features Abigail Breslin in her breakout role as Olive.

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25. Another Round

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 57m

A slice of life film that follows a group of friends that attempt to spice up their dull lives by engaging in an experiment centered on alcohol. Testing a theory put forth by a Norwegian psychiatrist, the four friends aim to be drinking nearly all hours of the day but not to the point of being drunk.

Another Round examines friendships and how life can sometimes get in the way of our personal relationships. It won Best International Film at the 93rd Oscars with its director Thomas Vinterberg also being nominated for Best Director.

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26. Spencer

Director: Pablo Larraín

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins

Genre: Drama/Historical/Psychological

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 51m

Spencer follows Princess Diana over three days of the Christmas holiday in 1991, where she deals with her marriage with Prince Charles and considers a life outside of the Royal Family. Focusing deeply on Diana's psyche, it paints an extremely telling picture of the emotional damage that her new life has created.

Kristen Stewart was nominated at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for her performance, marking her very first Oscar nomination.

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27. I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 59m

I, Tonya is based on the real-life events that unfolded between Olympic figure skater, Tonya Harding, and Nancy Kerrigan, another skater, as Harding's husband came up with the idea to injure Kerrigan in order for Harding to win the 1994 Olympics.

The film picked up quite a few awards, including Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for Allison Janney's performance. On top of that, the film itself as well as Margot Robbie were both nominated for various Academy Awards.

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28. Juno

Director: Jason Reitman

Cast: Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 36m

Juno follows its namesake character, Juno MacGuff (Elliot Page), who accidentally becomes pregnant and has to decide whether or not to keep the baby. After ultimately deciding to put the baby up for adoption, MacGuff also has to deal with being pregnant in high school and the convergence of adolescence with adulthood.

Juno instantly became a cult classic film among viewers while also winning over critics and racking up award nominations. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, taking home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Page's performance was especially well-received, as he picked up a nomination for Best Actress, becoming one of the youngest to do so.

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29. The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer

Genre: Romance/Fantasy

Rating: R

Runtime: 2hr 3m

A classic Guillermo del Toro film, The Shape of Water is an intimate, quiet portrait of an unlikely relationship, as Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with an amphibian creature.

The film was nominated for a whopping 13 nominates at the Academy Awards and ultimately won Best Picture along with the Best Director and two others. It performed extremely well critically, with viewers applauding Hawkins' performance as well as the overall directing.

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30. Booksmart

Director: Olivia Wilde

Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever

Genre: Comedy/Teen

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 42m

Booksmart is everything you'd want in a teen comedy set in high school. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film finds a perfect balance between comedy and coming-of-age, as it finds small moments of deep emotion, setting the movie apart from other similar movies. Molly (Feldstein) and Amy (Dever) star as two best friends who realize—on their last day of high school—that they've completely missed out on the "high school experience" as they've only been focused on the academic side of things. Given that, they try to make their last night the most memorable of them all.

Frankly, this film should've received more awards, though it did end up becoming an instant hit among younger viewers. Rotten Tomatoes ended up naming it the best comedy of the decade, though its most notable nomination was at the Golden Globes with Feldstein's nomination for Best Actress.

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31. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director: Céline Sciamma

Cast: Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant

Genre: Romance/Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 1m

This historical romance/drama takes place towards the end of the 18th century in France, focusing on the growing relationship between two women—Héloïse (Haenel) and Marianne (Merlant). Their relationship forms as Marianne was commissioned to paint Héloïse's portrait, though Héloïse has been known to hate posing for paintings.

This film became an underrated cult favorite as the timing of its streaming release was on March 27, 2020, just as the pandemic was ramping up. It won two awards at Cannes Film Festival, and it was also nominated for the legendary Palme d'Or.

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32. Postcards From the Edge

Director: Mike Nichols

Cast: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 41m

This classic Nichols film is based on Carrie Fisher's book of the same name, which is a fictionalized version of her life and relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Streep plays Suzanne Vale, daughter of a famous, aging actress, Doris Mann (MacLaine), who's a bit down on her luck after overdosing on drugs.

Overall, Postcards From the Edge was critically acclaimed upon its release, picking up two Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. On top of that, critics raved over both Streep and MacLaine's performances and relationship on screen,

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33. The Princess Bride

Director: Rob Reiner

Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Many Patinkin, Chris Sarandon

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1hr 38m

The Princess Bride is a hilarious take on the classic princess-rescuing story, as Westley (Elwes) sets out to rescue Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright). While on his journey, he encounters quite a few people along the way as he tries to save Buttercup from Prince Humperdinck (Sarandon).

Though the film didn't see a massive amount of success when it first came out, it's become a bit of a beloved classic in the years that followed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds a 98 percent rating, though, at the time of its release, it most likely wouldn't have had a score that high.

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34. Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 48m

Natalie Portman stars as Nina Sayers (the White Swan) in this film, which deals with a production of Swan Lake at the New York City Ballet. Mila Kunis is Lily (the Black Swan), and her presence drives Sayers into a bit of psychological madness as the pressure to be the best performer takes a toll on her.

Black Swan just might have been one of the most talked-about movies to be released in 2010 and was later nominated for five awards, with Portman winning for her portrayal of Sayers. However, the film was riddled with a bit of controversy as it was said to have been taken from Satoshi Kon's film, Perfect Blue.

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35. Moneyball

Director: Bennett Miller

Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

Genre: Sports/Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 13m

Based on Michael Lewis' book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, this film of the same name dives into the real story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), former general manager of the Oakland Athletics. It explores Beane's use of mathematical analysis in order to fix holes in the Athletics' less than stellar lineup.

Moneyball created a ton of discussion about the statistics involved in baseball after it premiered, sparking arguments about whether Beane's tactics are valid or not. The film was received very well critically, earning six nominations at the Academy Awards and four at the Golden Globes.

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36. Ammonite

Director: Francis Lee

Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan

Genre: Romance/Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 58m

Ammonite has some similarities to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, though critically, it came up short in comparison. The film's focus is the real-life Mary Anning (Kate Winslet), especially focusing on her romantic relationship with Charlotte Murchison (Ronan).

This film largely flew under the radar, receiving mixed reviews regarding the chemistry between Winslet and Ronan, as well as highlighting a lack of focus throughout the movie. In addition, there was some controversy about Anning's sexuality, with older relatives weighing in on her depiction.

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37. (500) Days of Summer

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 35m

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in the cult classic movie, which follows Tom Hansen (Gordon-Levitt) as he relives his past relationship with Summer Finn (Deschanel). He goes through the days of their relationship, highlighting key moments together and where he is now in his life.

(500) Days of Summer has largely become a beloved movie over time, though it has many critics for a number of reasons, including the fact that it was filled with cliches. Though it didn't go on to win any massive awards, devoted viewers return to this film time and time again to revisit the impact it had on their life at the time of watching.

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38. Swan Song

Director: Todd Stephens

Cast: Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1hr 45m

Despite the fact that two movies named Swan Song came out in the same year which made things a bit confusing, this Swan Song tells the story of Pat Pitsenbarger, an aging gay man, and former hairdresser who's looking to break out of his moth-eaten care facility. Before leaving, he's tasked with doing the hair of one of his former clients who has recently passed away.

Swan Song is another gem that flew under the radar, as it was received well critically yet had such a small release that it wasn't able to garner a ton of attention. Kier's performance was especially applauded, as he gave both an emotional and staunch performance.

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39. St. Elmo's Fire

Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Mare Winningham, Ally Sheedy

Genre: Romance/Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 51m

This classic '80s coming-of-age features a stacked cast with all of the icons during this period, from Rob Lowe and Demi Moore to Andrew McCarthy. Basically, we follow a tight-knit friend group who have recently graduated from Georgetown University. Though still close with each other, the group has slightly dispersed as they're all out of college, though their current problems end up overlapping and play into each others' issues.

St. Elmo's Fire was almost instantly a classic of the era, though it holds a very low score of 42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It's more so the vibe of the era that seems to bring people back to this film time and time again, slightly matching the vibes of The Breakfast Club (though not as well done).

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40. Happiest Season

Director: Clea DuVall

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 42m

While Happiest Season was in no way a spectacular movie, it filled a much-needed spot in the LGBTQ+ holiday movie category as a first foray into normalizing. The film has a pretty cliche set-up: Harper (Davis) wants to bring her girlfriend, Abby (Stewart), home to meet her family for the holidays. The only thing is that Harper hasn't come out to her parents, so she's making Abby pretend that they're just friends.

This film didn't win any big awards or anything, but the LGBTQ+ community was at least happy to see a movie with these themes be added to the holiday films collection. Their one complaint? More Aubrey Plaza next time.

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41. Pretty in Pink

Director: Howard Deutch

Cast: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 36m

Pretty in Pink is probably the epitome of the '80s movie, and being that Molly Ringwald is starring, it takes that to an entirely new level. The movie examines the social circles that surround Andie Walsh, as she's friends with the dorky Duckie (Cryer), who's in love with her, as well as the more popular kids. However, she's in love with Blane (McCarthy), who's part of that popular group of kids.

As it's fairly conventional in its plot, Pretty in Pink didn't pick up any awards, though Ringwald's performance is one that has always been applauded.

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42. The Devil Wears Prada

Director: David Frankel

Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 49m

Based on the book of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, this film is a look into the fictionalized version of Vogue (called Runway), which is helmed by Miranda Priestly (Streep). Andy Sachs (Hathaway) is an ill-dressed assistant to Priestly and works alongside Emily (Blunt), another higher-up assistant. In the movie, Sachs is constantly having to choose between her work and her friends, trying to figure out what's really valuable to her in life.

The Devil Wears Prada has become a truly beloved film in the years since its release, although those associated with Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue) distanced themselves from the production out of fear and respect for her. However, Wintour herself commended the film for its depiction of strong, decisive women. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, and frankly, Streep should've won for her portrayal of Priestly.

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43. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Cast: Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Fran Lebowitz

Genre: Documentary

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h

Most likely one of the greatest documentaries ever about a writer, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, truly pieces together her life in small bits, and alongside interviews with close friends, we're able to get a full sense of who the writer really was.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was received extremely well critically, as it was an incredible showcase of her work, thoughts, and the extraordinary mark she has left on literature.

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44. Julie and Julia

Director: Nora Ephron

Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina

Genre: Romance/Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 3m

Though Julie & Julia is about two different stories, Nora Ephron perfectly weaves them together in the final directing and screenwriting roles of her life. Julia Child (Streep) is just getting started in cooking at the beginning of the film, and by the end of it, she has finally created the book that would later make her famous: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. On the other side of things, we're following Julie Powell (Adams) as she blogs her way through that very same book, cooking each recipe in the collection.

The film was somehow only given a 77 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but aside from that, the movie was applauded by critics for both the performances as well as the overall direction. Streep was nominated for Best Actress at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, taking home the win at the Globes.

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45. Moonstruck

Director: Norman Jewison

Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 42m

Moonstruck is set in Brooklyn, where Loretta Castoroni (Cher) is set to wed Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello). However, when he leaves town, she meets his brother, Ronny (Cage), and they instantly have a connection.

Cher beat out Meryl Streep for the Best Actress Academy Award in a sweet moment, as Streep acted with Cher in her first movie, Silkwood. This movie has been well-loved for quite some time among fans and critics alike, as Cher, Cage, and Dukakis all put on outstanding performances.

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46. Risky Business

Director: Paul Brickman

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 38m

Even if you haven't seen Risky Business, there's a fair chance that you've seen its iconic dancing scene with Tom Cruise alone in his house. As a whole, this is a coming-of-age film about what happens when a teenager is left alone after his parents leave town. As his parents are hyper-focused on him going to Princeton, his life mostly revolves around reaching that goal. Now that he has a break from that, he's able to finally let loose.

This film ended up serving as Cruise's breakout role and overall, the film received acclaim both from its audiences and from critics. Since its release, it has been hailed as one of the best movies to premiere in 1983.

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47. Sense and Sensibility

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet

Genre: Romance/Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2h 16m

Based on the book of the same name by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility takes place in the late 1800s and focuses on the Dashwood sisters. Newly penniless, the sisters—played by Thompson and Winsley—have to find appropriate (and rich) husbands in order to keep going with their day-to-day lives.

Thompson, who starred as Elinor, also wrote the screenplay for the film, which went on to earn seven nominations at the Academy Awards, winning Best Original Screenplay.

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48. Obey Giant

Director: James Moll

Cast: Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey

Genre: Documentary

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 32m

While you've probably seen the word "OBEY" plastered on walls, shirts, and skateboards, you might not know the man behind that word. Obey Giant is all about Shepard Fairey, an artist who has been working since the late '80s on his art, known for wheatpasting his classic "OBEY" logo all over different cities. His art has surpassed the simplistic processes of those early days yet also largely remains the same; the documentary is an in-depth look into what went into making that art stick.

Obey Giant has an audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 93 percent, though there aren't enough critical reviews to come up with a general consensus.

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49. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 49m

Blanchett stars in the main role of Bernadette Fox in this film based off the book of the same name by Maria Semple. Fox is an agoraphobe, but when her daughter, Bee, wants to go on a trip to Antarctica as a reward for earning good grades, she has to get out of her comfort zone. Because of this, Fox starts abusing prescription drugs and falls into a state of anxiety and madness.

Overall, Where'd You Go, Bernadette has some pretty mixed reviews with a 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many people felt that the movie was a bit indecisive in its overall feel, despite having an extremely talented director and cast.

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50. The Nowhere Inn

Director: Bill Benz

Cast: Carrie Brownstein, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Dakota Johnson

Genre: Comedy/Music

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 31m

The Nowhere Inn has a bit of an odd tale before the movie even begins, as it was originally intended to be a documentary about St. Vincent's Fear the Future Tour. In that same sense, The Nowhere Inn is a film that's a mockumentary about a documentary about a slightly-fictionalized St. Vincent.

After screening at Sundance in early 2020 and later premiering in select theaters in September of 2021, some felt that the movie got too caught up in the meta aspect of it all and was a bit too rambly to be taken seriously. It has a 70 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, generally citing that the idea is interesting, but it's not carried out as well as it could've.

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