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250 Best Movies on Hulu Right Now

Updated August 1, 2020

If you’ve made Hulu your go-to streaming platform, and you’re looking for primo good movies on Hulu, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve painstakingly combed through its library and pulled out the 200 Best Movies to Watch on Hulu right now, ranked by Tomatometer. (The platform also displays offerings through add-ons for other services like HBO, FX, or Starz; naturally, we’re only featuring movies that come with Hulu Basic and Hulu Premium.)

After Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox – and with it a majority control in Hulu – the service stands out in the crowded streaming market as a complement to Disney+: Anything that doesn’t fit under that strict family-friendly platform can ostensibly find its way here. Which means the offering is rich and varied (and sometimes bloody and profane.) Some good Hulu movies include blockbusters (Bumblebee, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), funny comedy hits (National Lampoon’s Vacation, Booksmart), and a few classics. Hulu’s scary movie offerings includes The Cabin in the Woods and A Quiet Place, and if you’re looking for kids movies to watch with the family, check out Chicken Run or Hot to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And, of course, we’ve got Hulu originals mixed up in there, like The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Big Time Adolescence, and Palm Springs.

We only included movies that had at least 20 reviews, and then ranked them by Tometometer. Even then, movies at the bottom of the list have pretty high Tomatometers, and it only goes up from there. And because new Hulu movies are always being added, we recommend you bookmark this guide, which we’ll be updating as they come in.

So if you’re looking for good Hulu movies, along with the best Hulu movies, and the ones right in the creamy middle between the two, then continue on for the 200 Best Movies to Watch on Hulu!

Update: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 3:10 to Yuma, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Margin Call, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Rain Man, Up in the Air added.


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#200
#200
Adjusted Score: 88.93%
Critics Consensus: Live Free or Die Hard may be preposterous, but it's an efficient, action-packed summer popcorn flick with thrilling stunts and a commanding performance by Bruce Willis. Fans of the previous Die Hard films will not be disappointed.
Synopsis: On the Fourth of July weekend, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire... [More]
Directed By: Len Wiseman

#199

Detroit (2017)
82%

#199
Adjusted Score: 94.566%
Critics Consensus: Detroit delivers a gut-wrenching -- and essential -- dramatization of a tragic chapter from America's past that draws distressing parallels to the present.
Synopsis: From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#198

Evolution (2016)
83%

#198
Adjusted Score: 84.684%
Critics Consensus: Creepy, provocative, and aesthetically absorbing, Evolution marks a satisfying step forward for director/co-writer Lucile Hadzihalilovic.
Synopsis: 10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys.... [More]
Directed By: Lucile Hadzihalilovic

#197
#197
Adjusted Score: 85.291%
Critics Consensus: As an investigation into a real-life tragedy, Cold Case Hammarskjöld might struggle with discipline -- but it remains an intriguing, entertaining jumble of ideas.
Synopsis: In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case... [More]
Directed By: Mads Brügger

#196

Tragedy Girls (2017)
83%

#196
Adjusted Score: 85.197%
Critics Consensus: Tragedy Girls injects familiar teen tropes with just enough up-to-the-minute commentary -- and pitch-black humor -- to work as an irreverently entertaining diversion.
Synopsis: Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot... [More]
Directed By: Tyler Macintyre

#195
#195
Adjusted Score: 86.887%
Critics Consensus: The Trip to Spain offers more of the same scenery, food, and conversation that filled Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's first two Trips -- which is to say, more of a good thing.
Synopsis: After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#194
#194
Adjusted Score: 86.644%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and blessed with a refreshingly humanistic focus, The Wave is a disaster film that makes uncommonly smart use of disaster film clichés.
Synopsis: Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain... [More]
Directed By: Roar Uthaug

#193

Drinking Buddies (2013)
83%

#193
Adjusted Score: 87.156%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.
Synopsis: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#192

The Overnight (2015)
83%

#192
Adjusted Score: 87.452%
Critics Consensus: Witty and unpredictable, The Overnight benefits from writer-director Patrick Brice's sure-handed touch and strong performances from a talented cast.
Synopsis: Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to​ ​Los Angeles' Eastside from Seattle. Feeling... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Brice

#191

Juliet, Naked (2018)
83%

#191
Adjusted Score: 89.592%
Critics Consensus: Juliet, Naked's somewhat familiar narrative arc is elevated by standout work from a charming cast led by a well-matched Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.
Synopsis: Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) -- an obsessive fan of obscure rocker... [More]
Directed By: Jesse Peretz

#190
#190
Adjusted Score: 89.786%
Critics Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.
Synopsis: Watch the Unrated version that you couldn't see in theaters! It's the hysterically funny look at how far one man... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

#189

Warrior (2011)
83%

#189
Adjusted Score: 88.689%
Critics Consensus: Warrior relies on many of the clichés that critics of the genre love to mock -- and it transcends them with gripping action, powerful acting, and heart.
Synopsis: Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist... [More]
Directed By: Gavin O'Connor

#188
#188
Adjusted Score: 91.544%
Critics Consensus: Captain Fantastic's thought-provoking themes -- and an absorbing starring turn from Viggo Mortensen -- add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.
Synopsis: Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to... [More]
Directed By: Matt Ross

#187

Creed II (2018)
83%

#187
Adjusted Score: 95.974%
Critics Consensus: Creed II's adherence to franchise formula adds up to a sequel with few true surprises, but its time-tested generational themes still pack a solid punch.
Synopsis: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he... [More]
Directed By: Steven Caple Jr.

#186
#186
Adjusted Score: 85.612%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as a minority in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day,... [More]
Directed By: Elia Suleiman

#185

Depraved (2019)
84%

#185
Adjusted Score: 85.671%
Critics Consensus: A thrillingly effective update on a classic story, Depraved jolts a familiar monster back to life with a potent blend of timely themes and old-school chills.
Synopsis: The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry... [More]
Directed By: Larry Fessenden

#184

Dior and I (2015)
84%

#184
Adjusted Score: 86.062%
Critics Consensus: Dior and I will obviously appeal to fashion fans, but this beautifully tailored documentary may draw in even the least sartorially inclined.
Synopsis: Frédéric Tcheng's solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a... [More]
Directed By: Frédéric Tcheng

#183

The Brink (2019)
84%

#183
Adjusted Score: 87.818%
Critics Consensus: The Brink won't change many minds about its subject, but it remains a compelling -- if perhaps difficult to watch -- look at a divisive ideological lightning rod.
Synopsis: When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the... [More]
Directed By: Alison Klayman

#182

Dogman (2019)
84%

#182
Adjusted Score: 88.533%
Critics Consensus: Dogman offers a grim character study set apart by Marcello Fonte's performance and director Matteo Garrone's tight grip on the material.
Synopsis: In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of... [More]
Directed By: Matteo Garrone

#181

Ghost Stories (2018)
84%

#181
Adjusted Score: 88.916%
Critics Consensus: Ghost Stories offers a well-crafted, skillfully told horror anthology that cleverly toys with genre tropes while adding a few devilishly frightful twists.
Synopsis: Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman

#180

Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)
84%

#180
Adjusted Score: 89.707%
Critics Consensus: Borg vs McEnroe makes tennis improbably cinematic -- and brings the absolute best out of Shia LaBeouf, who delivers some of the best work of his career.
Synopsis: It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the... [More]
Directed By: Janus Metz

#179

Meet the Parents (2000)
84%

#179
Adjusted Score: 89.193%
Critics Consensus: Despite sometimes sitcom-like execution, Meet the Parents is a hilarious look at familial relationships that works mostly because the chemistry between its two leads is so effective.
Synopsis: In this comedy from Austin Powers director Jay Roach, Ben Stiller plays a young man who endures a disastrous weekend... [More]
Directed By: Jay Roach

#178
#178
Adjusted Score: 90.728%
Critics Consensus: The Art of Self-Defense grapples compellingly with modern American masculinity -- and serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director Riley Stearns.
Synopsis: After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a... [More]
Directed By: Riley Stearns

#177
#177
Adjusted Score: 89.059%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't offer any twists on the predictable courtroom thriller formula, but with a charming Matthew McConaughey leading its solid cast, The Lincoln Lawyer offers briskly enjoyable entertainment.
Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in this legal thriller as a low-rent defense attorney named Mickey Haller. Most of the time, Mickey... [More]
Directed By: Brad Furman

#176

Crawl (2019)
83%

#176
Adjusted Score: 91.349%
Critics Consensus: An action-packed creature feature that's fast, terrifying, and benefits greatly from a completely game Kaya Scodelario, Crawl is a fun throw-back with just enough self-awareness to work.
Synopsis: When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father... [More]
Directed By: Alex Aja

#175

A Simple Favor (2018)
84%

#175
Adjusted Score: 94.459%
Critics Consensus: Twisty, twisted, and above all simply fun, A Simple Favor casts a stylish mommy noir spell strengthened by potent performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
Synopsis: A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger... [More]
Directed By: Paul Feig

#174
Adjusted Score: 87.028%
Critics Consensus: Under the Tree leads viewers into decidedly bleak territory, but it's leavened by sly intelligence and a surprising sense of humor.
Synopsis: UNDER THE TREE follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While... [More]

#173
Adjusted Score: 86.313%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: France, 1562. Against a background of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières (Mélanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, and... [More]
Directed By: Bertrand Tavernier

#172

Villains (2019)
85%

#172
Adjusted Score: 87.101%
Critics Consensus: Led by a quartet of strong performances, Villains offers genre fans a delightfully dark thriller with a sharp comic streak.
Synopsis: When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic... [More]

#171

Monsters and Men (2018)
85%

#171
Adjusted Score: 87.633%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and visually stylish, Monsters and Men tells its timely story with enough compassion and complexity to make up for occasionally uneven execution.
Synopsis: One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun... [More]
Directed By:

#170

Experimenter (2015)
85%

#170
Adjusted Score: 87.313%
Critics Consensus: Led by a gripping performance from Peter Sarsgaard, Experimenter uses a fact-based story to pose thought-provoking questions about human nature.
Synopsis: In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the "obedience experiments" at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary... [More]
Directed By: Michael Almereyda

#169
#169
Adjusted Score: 88.02%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and brought to life by a smartly assembled ensemble, Big Time Adolescence finds fresh pleasures in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of... [More]
Directed By: Jason Orley

#168

Loving Vincent (2017)
85%

#168
Adjusted Score: 91.217%
Critics Consensus: Loving Vincent's dazzling visual achievements make this Van Gogh biopic well worth seeking out -- even if its narrative is far less effectively composed.
Synopsis: This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent... [More]

#167

The Square (2017)
85%

#167
Adjusted Score: 93.775%
Critics Consensus: The Square finds writer-director Ruben Östlund as ambitious as ever -- and delivering an unforgettably unusual work whose challenging themes pay thought-provoking dividends.
Synopsis: Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Östlund

#166
Adjusted Score: 91.276%
Critics Consensus: Russell Crowe's rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's novel.
Synopsis: Director Peter Weir's first turn behind the camera since 1998's critically acclaimed The Truman Show, Master and Commander: The Far... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#165

Untouchable (2019)
86%

#165
Adjusted Score: 87.385%
Critics Consensus: While subsequent documentaries on the subject might be more comprehensive, Untouchable offers a gut-wrenching look at horrific abuses of power.
Synopsis: The inside story of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein reveals how, over decades, he acquires and protects his... [More]
Starring: Harvey Weinstein
Directed By: Ursula Macfarlane

#164

M*A*S*H (1970)
86%

#164
Adjusted Score: 92.384%
Critics Consensus: Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.
Synopsis: Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one... [More]
Directed By: Robert Altman

#163

My Cousin Vinny (1992)
86%

#163
Adjusted Score: 89.856%
Critics Consensus: The deft comic interplay between Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei helps to elevate My Cousin Vinny's predictable script, and the result is a sharp, hilarious courtroom comedy.
Synopsis: When sweet Northern college kid Bill (Ralph Macchio) and his buddy Stan (Mitchell Whitfield) are picked up and thrown into... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Lynn

#162
Adjusted Score: 87.702%
Critics Consensus: The Gospel According to André offers an engaging overview of its fascinating subject, even if his accomplishments -- and outsize personality -- prove too expansive for a single film.
Synopsis: André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it's difficult to imagine... [More]
Directed By: Kate Novack

#161
Adjusted Score: 88.68%
Critics Consensus: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes an unconventional approach to the rock biopic, resulting in a compelling experience for fans and an intriguing, albeit confusing, primer for novices.
Synopsis: This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Fiennes

#160
Adjusted Score: 89.156%
Critics Consensus: Blade of the Immortal highlights Takashi Miike's flair for balletic violence, making up what it lacks in strict originality with rich characterizations and kinetic thrills.
Synopsis: Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as... [More]
Directed By: Takashi Miike

#159

Beach Rats (2017)
86%

#159
Adjusted Score: 89.75%
Critics Consensus: Empathetic and powerfully acted, Beach Rats takes a clear-eyed yet dreamlike look at a young man's adolescent turmoil.
Synopsis: On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a... [More]
Directed By: Eliza Hittman

#158

What They Had (2018)
86%

#158
Adjusted Score: 90.263%
Critics Consensus: What They Had finds laughter and tears in its portrait of a family at a crossroads, with writer-director Elizabeth Chomko getting outstanding performances out of a talented cast.
Synopsis: From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to... [More]
Directed By: Elizabeth Chomko

#157

Meek's Cutoff (2011)
86%

#157
Adjusted Score: 89.483%
Critics Consensus: Moving at a contemplative speed unseen in most westerns, Meek's Cutoff is an effective, intense journey of terror and survival in the untamed frontier.
Synopsis: The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Reichardt

#156
Adjusted Score: 91.521%
Critics Consensus: Let the Sunshine In pairs a powerful performance from Juliette Binoche with a layered drama that presents director Claire Denis at her most assured.
Synopsis: Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#155

The Wolfpack (2015)
86%

#155
Adjusted Score: 91.123%
Critics Consensus: Offering a unique look at modern fears and our fascination with film, The Wolfpack is a fascinating -- and ultimately haunting -- urban fable.
Synopsis: Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Crystal Moselle

#154

Wonder (2017)
86%

#154
Adjusted Score: 93.542%
Critics Consensus: Wonder doesn't shy away from its bestselling source material's sentiment, but this well-acted and overall winsome drama earns its tugs at the heartstrings.
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky

#153

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
86%

#153
Adjusted Score: 93.724%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.
Synopsis: Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor... [More]
Directed By: Matt Spicer

#152

Rabbit Hole (2010)
86%

#152
Adjusted Score: 91.753%
Critics Consensus: It's often painful to watch, but Rabbit Hole's finely written script and convincing performances make it worth the effort.
Synopsis: RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in... [More]
Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell

#151

The Nightingale (2019)
86%

#151
Adjusted Score: 96.067%
Critics Consensus: The Nightingale definitely isn't for all tastes, but writer-director Jennifer Kent taps into a rich vein of palpable rage to tell a war story that leaves a bruising impact.
Synopsis: THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Kent

#150

Ballet 422 (2015)
87%

#150
Adjusted Score: 87.887%
Critics Consensus: Ballet 422 offers a transfixing, intimate look at professional dance that should satisfy fans of the form as well as curious neophytes.
Synopsis: Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of... [More]
Directed By: Jody Lee Lipes

#149
Adjusted Score: 91.851%
Critics Consensus: Considered by many fans to be the best of the Star Trek movies, Khan features a strong plot, increased tension, and a sharp supporting performance from Ricardo Montalban.
Synopsis: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Meyer

#148
#148
Adjusted Score: 89.145%
Critics Consensus: A Brilliant Young Mind is tender and perceptive -- and intelligent enough to find a wealth of dramatic riches buried under well-trod narrative ground.
Synopsis: This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher - whose roles are often... [More]
Directed By: Morgan Matthews

#147

Shirley (2020)
87%

#147
Adjusted Score: 95.548%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by outstanding work from Elisabeth Moss, Shirley pays tribute to its subject's pioneering legacy with a biopic that ignores the commonly accepted boundaries of the form.
Synopsis: Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her... [More]
Directed By: Josephine Decker

#146

Megan Leavey (2017)
87%

#146
Adjusted Score: 90.568%
Critics Consensus: Megan Leavey honors its real-life subjects with a sensitive, uplifting drama whose honest emotion more than makes up for its mild approach to the story.
Synopsis: MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and... [More]

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 89.813%
Critics Consensus: Starting Out in the Evening features sharp dialogue and moving performances from the talented Frank Langella and Lili Taylor.
Synopsis: Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars in Andrew Wagner's independent drama Starting Out in the Evening, an... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Wagner

#144
#144
Adjusted Score: 91.727%
Critics Consensus: While perhaps not quite as fresh as Coogan and Brydon's original voyage in The Trip, The Trip to Italy still proves a thoroughly agreeable sequel.
Synopsis: Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#143
#143
Adjusted Score: 92.964%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and sharply written, Non-Fiction finds writer-director Olivier Assayas working in a comedic vein that channels classic forebears while remaining utterly fresh.
Synopsis: Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies,... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#142

Buried (2010)
87%

#142
Adjusted Score: 91.294%
Critics Consensus: Wringing a seemingly impossible amount of gripping drama out of its claustrophobic premise, Buried is a nerve-wracking showcase for Ryan Reynolds' talent.
Synopsis: A man is caught in a desperate race against time in this claustrophobic thriller from director Rodrigo Cortés. Paul Conroy... [More]
Directed By: Rodrigo Cortés

#141
#141
Adjusted Score: 93.115%
Critics Consensus: Led by powerful performances from Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins effectively mines laughs and tears from family drama.
Synopsis: When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected... [More]
Directed By: Craig Johnson

#140

A Mighty Wind (2003)
87%

#140
Adjusted Score: 91.868%
Critics Consensus: Though not as uproariously funny as Guest's previous movies, A Mighty Wind is also more heartfelt.
Synopsis: The writing and directing team who created Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show turn their satiric eye toward the... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Guest

#139

Margin Call (2011)
87%

#139
Adjusted Score: 91.954%
Critics Consensus: Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.
Synopsis: Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at... [More]
Directed By: J.C. Chandor

#138
Adjusted Score: 94.13%
Critics Consensus: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars.
Synopsis: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist... [More]
Directed By: Angela Robinson

#137
#137
Adjusted Score: 95.409%
Critics Consensus: The Sisters Brothers rides familiar genre trails in occasionally unexpected ways - a satisfying journey further elevated by its well-matched leading men.
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, THE SISTERS... [More]
Directed By: Jacques Audiard

#136

Prospect (2018)
88%

#136
Adjusted Score: 89.236%
Critics Consensus: Fueled by character development and setting instead of special effects, Prospect is a sci-fi story whose style is defined - and enriched -- by its limitations.
Synopsis: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a... [More]

#135

Thunderball (1965)
88%

#135
Adjusted Score: 94.343%
Critics Consensus: Lavishly rendered set pieces and Sean Connery's enduring charm make Thunderball a big, fun adventure, even if it doesn't quite measure up to the series' previous heights.
Synopsis: Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, (which stands for Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism,... [More]
Directed By: Terence Young

#134
Adjusted Score: 89.329%
Critics Consensus: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat offers an insightful look into a key period of the artist's life, his peers and influences, and the early '80s art world.
Synopsis: A look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's life pre-fame, and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around... [More]
Directed By: Sara Driver

#133

True Grit (1969)
88%

#133
Adjusted Score: 94.53%
Critics Consensus: True Grit rides along on the strength of a lived-in late-period John Wayne performance, adding its own entertaining spin to the oft-adapted source material.
Synopsis: In fine Hollywood tradition, John Wayne had to play a "one-eyed fat man" before the Motion Picture Academy considered him... [More]
Directed By: Henry Hathaway

#132

Blazing Saddles (1974)
88%

#132
Adjusted Score: 94.446%
Critics Consensus: Daring, provocative, and laugh-out-loud funny, Blazing Saddles is a gleefully vulgar spoof of Westerns that marks a high point in Mel Brooks' storied career.
Synopsis: Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features... [More]
Directed By: Mel Brooks

#131

Turtles Can Fly (2005)
88%

#131
Adjusted Score: 89.803%
Critics Consensus: Set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam, Turtles Can Fly is being hailed as extraordinary, moving, and lyrical.
Synopsis: Turtles Can Fly, written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi (Marooned in Iraq, A Time for Drunken Horses) takes place in... [More]
Directed By: Bahman Ghobadi

#130
#130
Adjusted Score: 90.578%
Critics Consensus: Meeting Gorbachev plays to filmmaker Werner Herzog's endlessly inquisitive strengths -- and reveals the fascinating story of a pivotal political figure.
Synopsis: Werner Herzog and André Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible... [More]

#129
Adjusted Score: 90.837%
Critics Consensus: 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene takes a look at one of modern cinema's most memorable moments, offering insights of value to cineastes and casual viewers alike.
Synopsis: The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed... [More]
Directed By: Alexandre O. Philippe

#128

Coherence (2014)
88%

#128
Adjusted Score: 90.818%
Critics Consensus: A case study in less-is-more filmmaking, Coherence serves as a compelling low-budget calling card for debuting writer-director James Ward Byrkit.
Synopsis: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending... [More]
Directed By: James Ward Byrkit

#127

Love, Gilda (2018)
88%

#127
Adjusted Score: 91.146%
Critics Consensus: Love, Gilda pays gentle, unequivocal tribute to its subject with more than enough of her genuine spirit to compensate for a lack of critical distance or truly fresh insight.
Synopsis: LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role... [More]
Directed By: Lisa DaPolito

#126

Hounds of Love (2017)
88%

#126
Adjusted Score: 91.476%
Critics Consensus: Smartly constructed and powerfully acted, Hounds of Love satisfies as a psychological thriller with a few nasty surprises -- and marks writer-director Ben Young as a promising talent.
Synopsis: In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer... [More]
Directed By: Ben Young

#125

Venus in Fur (2014)
88%

#125
Adjusted Score: 91.989%
Critics Consensus: Provocative, funny, and brilliantly acted, Venus in Fur finds Roman Polanski in top late-period form.
Synopsis: Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's groundbreaking novella,... [More]
Directed By: Roman Polanski

#124

Whitney (2018)
88%

#124
Adjusted Score: 94.313%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Synopsis: Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Macdonald

#123

Arbitrage (2012)
88%

#123
Adjusted Score: 93.916%
Critics Consensus: Arbitrage is both a tense thriller and a penetrating character study, elevated by the strength of a typically assured performance from Richard Gere.
Synopsis: When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Jarecki

#122

Lady Macbeth (2017)
88%

#122
Adjusted Score: 95.816%
Critics Consensus: Lady Macbeth flashes some surprising toughness beneath its period exterior, bolstered by a mesmerizing -- and unforgiving -- central performance by Florence Pugh.
Synopsis: Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose... [More]
Directed By: William Oldroyd

#121

Rango (2011)
88%

#121
Adjusted Score: 94.744%
Critics Consensus: Rango is a smart, giddily creative burst of beautifully animated entertainment, and Johnny Depp gives a colorful vocal performance as a household pet in an unfamiliar world.
Synopsis: Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how... [More]
Directed By: Gore Verbinski

#120

Annihilation (2018)
88%

#120
Adjusted Score: 101.346%
Critics Consensus: Annihilation backs up its sci-fi visual wonders and visceral genre thrills with an impressively ambitious -- and surprisingly strange -- exploration of challenging themes that should leave audiences pondering long after the end credits roll.
Synopsis: Based on Jeff VanderMeer's best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#119
#119
Adjusted Score: 90.242%
Critics Consensus: Stranger than fiction and just as engrossing, Framing John DeLorean tells its incredible true story in appropriately freewheeling fashion.
Synopsis: Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks... [More]

#118
#118
Adjusted Score: 90.769%
Critics Consensus: The Childhood of a Leader mirrors the rise of fascism in post-WWI Europe with a well-acted, confidently crafted look at one young man's unsettling coming of age.
Synopsis: A child's angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse... [More]
Directed By: Brady Corbet

#117

Plus One (2019)
89%

#117
Adjusted Score: 91.005%
Critics Consensus: Plus One reinvigorates the rom-com with an entertaining outing elevated by well-matched leads and a story that embraces and transcends genre clichés.
Synopsis: Single college friends Ben and Alice band together to survive a summer full of weddings in which everyone around them... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer

#116

Rain Man (1988)
89%

#116
Adjusted Score: 94.988%
Critics Consensus: This road-trip movie about an autistic savant and his callow brother is far from seamless, but Barry Levinson's direction is impressive, and strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman add to its appeal.
Synopsis: Self-centered, avaricious Californian Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is informed that his long-estranged father has died. Expecting at least a portion... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#115
Adjusted Score: 91.529%
Critics Consensus: Rare Exports is an unexpectedly delightful crossbreed of deadpan comedy and Christmas horror.
Synopsis: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But... [More]
Directed By: Jalmari Helander

#114

The Trip (2011)
89%

#114
Adjusted Score: 91.749%
Critics Consensus: Amiable, funny and sometimes insightful, The Trip works as both a showcase for the enduring chemistry between stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and an unexpected perusal of men entering mid-life crises.
Synopsis: Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from Tristam Shandy: A Cock... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#113

Missing Link (2019)
89%

#113
Adjusted Score: 95.918%
Critics Consensus: Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought.
Synopsis: This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don't let his appearance... [More]
Directed By: Chris Butler

#112

Bolt (2008)
89%

#112
Adjusted Score: 95.828%
Critics Consensus: Bolt is a pleasant animated comedy that overcomes the story's familiarity with strong visuals and likable characters.
Synopsis: For super-dog "Bolt", every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue - at least until the cameras stop rolling.... [More]

#111

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
89%

#111
Adjusted Score: 96.426%
Critics Consensus: This remake of a classic Western improves on the original, thanks to fiery performances from Russell Crowe and Christian Bale as well as sharp direction from James Mangold.
Synopsis: Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#110

Rocketman (2019)
89%

#110
Adjusted Score: 105.792%
Critics Consensus: It's going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist's life like Rocketman.
Synopsis: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the... [More]
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher

#109

Akira (1988)
90%

#109
Adjusted Score: 93.334%
Critics Consensus: Akira is strikingly bloody and violent, but its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy helped set the standard for modern anime.
Synopsis: One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo.... [More]
Directed By: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

#108
Adjusted Score: 91.376%
Critics Consensus: Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes offers an overview of the media mogul's rise and fall that proves as engrossing as it is deeply disturbing.
Synopsis: DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES sheds light on the current moment in American political life by following... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Alexis Bloom

#107

Starfish (2019)
90%

#107
Adjusted Score: 91.814%
Critics Consensus: Led by a strong central performance from Virginia Gardner, Starfish is an intelligent, emotionally affecting, and uniquely expansive sci-fi/horror hybrid.
Synopsis: When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her... [More]
Directed By: A.T. White, A..T. White

#106
#106
Adjusted Score: 93.004%
Critics Consensus: Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.
Synopsis: Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the... [More]
Directed By: Davis Guggenheim

#105

Luce (2019)
90%

#105
Adjusted Score: 96.441%
Critics Consensus: Luce brings a stellar ensemble to bear on a satisfyingly complex story that addresses its timely themes in thought-provoking fashion.
Synopsis: It's been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea,... [More]
Directed By: Julius Onah

#104

The Messenger (2009)
90%

#104
Adjusted Score: 94.877%
Critics Consensus: A dark but timely subject is handled deftly by writer/directer Owen Moverman and superbly acted by Woody Harrleson and Ben Foster.
Synopsis: An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death in combat struggles with his new post at the Casualty Notification... [More]
Directed By: Oren Moverman

#103

Bumblebee (2018)
90%

#103
Adjusted Score: 100.272%
Critics Consensus: Bumblebee proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder back to a bloated blockbuster franchise -- and sets up its own slate of sequels in the bargain.
Synopsis: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie... [More]
Directed By: Travis Knight

#102

Spider-Man (2002)
90%

#102
Adjusted Score: 97.142%
Critics Consensus: Not only does Spider-Man provide a good dose of web-swinging fun, it also has a heart, thanks to the combined charms of director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire.
Synopsis: After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead,... [More]
Directed By: Sam Raimi

#101
Adjusted Score: 101.45%
Critics Consensus: The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.
Synopsis: Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance... [More]
Directed By: Dean DeBlois

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