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250 Best Movies on Hulu Right Now
Last updated July 1, 2020 with Best In Show, The Color Purple, The Devil’s Candy, Live Free or Die Hard, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Grizzly Man, Liar, Liar, March of the Penguins, A Mighty Wind, Moonstruck, My Cousin Vinny, Norma Rae, Rabbit Hole, The Search for General Tso, Starting Out in the Evening, The Trip, The Trip to Italy, The Trip to Spain, Waiting for Guffman, West Side Story
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 250 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 going as far back as 1923’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Hulu’s scary movie offering includes 28 Days Later 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 Little Monsters.
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 250 Best Movies to Watch on Hulu!
Adjusted Score: 83.935%
Critics Consensus: It struggles with the balance between fact-based biopic and taut political thriller, but Fair Game brims with righteous anger -- and benefits from superb performances by Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.014%
Critics Consensus: Authentic and confrontational, Johnny Mad Dog is a punishing depiction of the lives of child soldiers that is difficult to shake.
About child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80.972%
Critics Consensus: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary sets out to survey a magician's final tour -- and ends up pulling off some wildly ambitious tricks of its own.
What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician -- "The Amazing Johnathan" -- becomes an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80.443%
Critics Consensus: In the battle over Fyre Festival content, Fyre Fraud comes out swinging with a questionable interview of conman Billy McFarland and a thoughtful exploration of nefarious social strategy.
The Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.296%
Critics Consensus: Before We Vanish finds Kiyoshi Kurosawa working within well-established genre guidelines to take a poignant, surprisingly sincere look at the human condition.
In his twentieth film, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.277%
Critics Consensus: George Lazenby's only appearance as 007 is a fine entry in the series, featuring one of the most intriguing Bond girls in Tracy di Vincenzo (Diana Rigg), breathtaking visuals, and some great ski chases.
Connery's decision to quit as Bond left Broccoli and Saltzman with a headache. The press went into overdrive speculating on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.175%
Critics Consensus: Southbound doesn't entirely avoid the jarring shifts common to anthology films, but thanks to some thrilling twists and turns, this horror road movie is a surprisingly smooth ride.
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers-two men on the run from their past, a band on their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.925%
Critics Consensus: Impressive ambition and bravura performances from an outstanding cast help Casino pay off in spite of a familiar narrative that may strike some viewers as a safe bet for director Martin Scorsese.
The inner-workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in Martin Scorsese's story of crime and punishment. The film... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.175%
Critics Consensus: Greener Grass is far from the first comedy to skewer suburbia -- but it might be among the most bizarre and surreally distinctive.
In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.667%
Critics Consensus: The Prince of Egypt's stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it's better crafted than it is emotionally involving.
"My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live." With these words, Yocheved, a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.223%
Critics Consensus: Though it may be short on dazzling special effects, The Search for Spock is still a strong Star Trek installment, thanks to affecting performances by its iconic cast.
Star Trek II ended with Spock presumed dead, but this film reveals that his consciousness survives within McCoy. Spock's body... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.677%
Critics Consensus: Led by typically outstanding work from Lupita Nyong'o, Little Monsters is a horror/rom-com hybrid that proves the zombie genre still has fresh brains to savor.
Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew's kindergarten class field trip after... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.109%
Critics Consensus: Writer/director Jeff Baena and an able cast of comedic actors strike a unique, disarmingly heartfelt blend of dark humor and tragedy with Joshy.
After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.235%
Critics Consensus: Kiki compassionately captures a scene on the social margins, offering -- and demanding -- respect and empathy for people to whom it's too often denied.
Sundance Selects will release the documentary KIKI, a dynamic coming of age story about resilience and the transformative art form... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.772%
Critics Consensus: A sentimental tale that reveals great emotional truths in American history.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.5%
Critics Consensus: Adding dashes of horror to a noir premise, Midnighters is a genre-bending chiller that delights as often as it scares.
A New Year's night becomes a long day's journey into dread for one seriously unlucky couple in this wild-ride nerve-twister.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.68%
Critics Consensus: Somber and sweet, The Myth of the American Sleepover authentically evokes adolescence -- and all of the awkwardness and heartbreak that comes with it.
The Myth of the American Sleepover is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell. In... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.242%
Critics Consensus: Despite its thin plot, Liar Liar is elevated by Jim Carrey's exuberant brand of physical humor, and the result is a laugh riot that helped to broaden the comedian's appeal.
An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.368%
Critics Consensus: Claustrophobic and stylish, Europa Report is a slow-burning thriller that puts the science back into science fiction.
A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.089%
Critics Consensus: A grounded superhero story with more on its mind than punching bad guys, Fast Color leaps over uneven execution with a single Gugu Mbatha-Raw performance.
Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.842%
Critics Consensus: Instant Family may not quite capture the complexity of real-life adoption, but fittingly for the unconditional bond it honors, this flawed yet well-intentioned dramedy is ultimately worth the investment.
When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.793%
Critics Consensus: Working with admittedly familiar ingredients, Abominable offers audiences a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.805%
Critics Consensus: Colossal's singular strangeness can be disorienting, but viewers who hang on may find that its genre-defying execution -- and Anne Hathaway's performance -- is well worth the ride.
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.045%
Critics Consensus: It may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.781%
Critics Consensus: Although likely most satisfying for Grey Gardens fans, That Summer adds a slight yet entertaining addendum to its classic predecessor.
Welcome to Grey Gardens...as you've never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles' landmark documentary introduced the world to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.778%
Critics Consensus: A Western that swaps out the Hollywood glamor for shades of moral gray, Hud is a sobering showcase for a sterling ensemble of actors at the top of their respective games.
On a Texas ranch an unruly man is bitter enemies with his elderly father, assaults and abuses the woman housekeeper,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.547%
Critics Consensus: Pyewacket builds its atmospheric, patiently encroaching chills on a well-told story concerned more with emotional trauma than supernatural threats.
When you're dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for... In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.238%
Critics Consensus: Whilst never taking itself too seriously, this riotous and rollicking Sergio Leone-inspired Korean Western is serious fun.
As the Korean peninsula falls into the hands of Japanese imperialists and countless Koreans seek refuge in the vast wilderness... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.687%
Critics Consensus: Creepy, provocative, and aesthetically absorbing, Evolution marks a satisfying step forward for director/co-writer Lucile Hadzihalilovic.
10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.995%
Critics Consensus: If Denial doesn't quite do its incredible story complete justice, it comes close enough to offer a satisfying, impactful drama -- and another powerful performance from Rachel Weisz.
Based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, DENIAL recounts Deborah E.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.905%
Critics Consensus: The Undiscovered Country is a strong cinematic send-off for the original Trek crew, featuring some remarkable visuals and an intriguing, character-driven mystery plot.
In this last film centering on the original television series' stars, an ecological disaster forces the Klingons to seek peace... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.623%
Critics Consensus: Charlie Wilson's War manages to entertain and inform audiences, thanks to its witty script and talented cast of power players.
Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.928%
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.
On the Fourth of July weekend, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.842%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly understated, Ben Is Back subverts family drama stereotypes - and provides a forum for terrific performances from Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts.
19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.982%
Critics Consensus: Part revisionist war drama, part zombie thriller, and part all-out genre gorefest, Overlord offers A-level fun for B-movie fans of multiple persuasions.
With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.078%
Critics Consensus: The Cleanse uses its unconventional premise as the framework for a suitably eerie and solidly well-acted horror outing with some surprising emotional heft.
Johnny Galecki (TV's "Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.419%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A retro-cool blast from the day-glo 1980s past, Beyond the Gates zaps viewers back to a time when VHS ruled,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.319%
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.
In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.203%
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.
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.85%
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.
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.649%
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.
Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.484%
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.
In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.158%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.
Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.375%
Critics Consensus: Witty and unpredictable, The Overnight benefits from writer-director Patrick Brice's sure-handed touch and strong performances from a talented cast.
Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles' Eastside from Seattle. Feeling... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.545%
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.
Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) -- an obsessive fan of obscure rocker... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.781%
Critics Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.
Watch the Unrated version that you couldn't see in theaters! It's the hysterically funny look at how far one man... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.65%
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.
Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.236%
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.
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.511%
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.
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.544%
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.
From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.575%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
An intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as a minority in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.646%
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.
The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.043%
Critics Consensus: Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.065%
Critics Consensus: Dior and I will obviously appeal to fashion fans, but this beautifully tailored documentary may draw in even the least sartorially inclined.
Frédéric Tcheng's solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.811%
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.
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.858%
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.
Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.749%
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.
It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.192%
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.
In this comedy from Austin Powers director Jay Roach, Ben Stiller plays a young man who endures a disastrous weekend... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.697%
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.
After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.056%
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.
Matthew McConaughey stars in this legal thriller as a low-rent defense attorney named Mickey Haller. Most of the time, Mickey... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.482%
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.
A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.892%
Critics Consensus: Brooding and dark, but also exciting and smart, Batman Begins is a film that understands the essence of one of the definitive superheroes.
The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.872%
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.
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.5%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Mattie and James are in love. But too many mornings and too many miles apart have taken a toll on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.265%
Critics Consensus: Love After Love examines the ways in which profound grief can affect a family's dynamic -- and refuses to settle for pat Hollywood answers, much to the viewer's benefit.
What happens when you lose the foundation of your family? In the wake of a husband and father's death, the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.309%
Critics Consensus: While subsequent documentaries on the subject might be more comprehensive, Untouchable offers a gut-wrenching look at horrific abuses of power.
The inside story of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein reveals how, over decades, he acquires and protects his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.046%
Critics Consensus: Under the Tree leads viewers into decidedly bleak territory, but it's leavened by sly intelligence and a surprising sense of humor.
UNDER THE TREE follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.31%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
France, 1562. Against a background of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières (Mélanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.127%
Critics Consensus: Led by a quartet of strong performances, Villains offers genre fans a delightfully dark thriller with a sharp comic streak.
When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.956%
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.
A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.317%
Critics Consensus: Led by a gripping performance from Peter Sarsgaard, Experimenter uses a fact-based story to pose thought-provoking questions about human nature.
In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the "obedience experiments" at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.229%
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.
This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.511%
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.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.792%
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.
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.638%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
This breathtaking action adventures tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man's unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943:... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.577%
Critics Consensus: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete uses its compelling streetwise setting -- and powerful performances from its young leads -- to offer a refreshing twist on the coming-of-age formula.
Two youths from the Brooklyn projects attempt to fend for themselves on the streets after their parents are arrested in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.385%
Critics Consensus: Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.
Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.862%
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.
When sweet Northern college kid Bill (Ralph Macchio) and his buddy Stan (Mitchell Whitfield) are picked up and thrown into... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.718%
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.
André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it's difficult to imagine... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.562%
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.
One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.702%
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.
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.301%
Critics Consensus: The music, the performances, the precision in capturing the post-college malaise -- The Graduate's coming-of-age story is indeed one for the ages.
"One word: plastics." "Are you here for an affair?" These lines and others became cultural touchstones, as 1960s youth rebellion... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.164%
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.
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.759%
Critics Consensus: Empathetic and powerfully acted, Beach Rats takes a clear-eyed yet dreamlike look at a young man's adolescent turmoil.
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.48%
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.
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.686%
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.
Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.514%
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.
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.131%
Critics Consensus: Offering a unique look at modern fears and our fascination with film, The Wolfpack is a fascinating -- and ultimately haunting -- urban fable.
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.099%
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.
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.694%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.
Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.749%
Critics Consensus: It's often painful to watch, but Rabbit Hole's finely written script and convincing performances make it worth the effort.
RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.016%
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.
THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.89%
Critics Consensus: Ballet 422 offers a transfixing, intimate look at professional dance that should satisfy fans of the form as well as curious neophytes.
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]
Adjusted Score: 91.864%
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.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.149%
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.
This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher - whose roles are often... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.576%
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.
MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.812%
Critics Consensus: Starting Out in the Evening features sharp dialogue and moving performances from the talented Frank Langella and Lili Taylor.
Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars in Andrew Wagner's independent drama Starting Out in the Evening, an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.202%
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.
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.291%
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.
A man is caught in a desperate race against time in this claustrophobic thriller from director Rodrigo Cortés. Paul Conroy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.118%
Critics Consensus: Led by powerful performances from Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins effectively mines laughs and tears from family drama.
When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.867%
Critics Consensus: Though not as uproariously funny as Guest's previous movies, A Mighty Wind is also more heartfelt.
The writing and directing team who created Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show turn their satiric eye toward the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.115%
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.
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.373%
Critics Consensus: The Sisters Brothers rides familiar genre trails in occasionally unexpected ways - a satisfying journey further elevated by its well-matched leading men.
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, THE SISTERS... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.941%
Critics Consensus: A rough-edged thriller that lacks the precision of Polanski's best work, but makes up for it with its skillful mounting of paranoia, dread, and dark themes.
Director Roman Polanski casts himself in the lead of the psychological thriller The Tenant. Trelkovsky (Polanski) rents an apartment in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.775%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by some of Robin Williams' finest non-comedic work and a strong performance from Robert De Niro, Awakenings skirts the edges of melodrama, then soars above it.
In this film, Dr. Malcolm Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital and is put in charge of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.214%
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.
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]
Adjusted Score: 89.343%
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.
A look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's life pre-fame, and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.568%
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.
In fine Hollywood tradition, John Wayne had to play a "one-eyed fat man" before the Motion Picture Academy considered him... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.8%
Critics Consensus: Set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam, Turtles Can Fly is being hailed as extraordinary, moving, and lyrical.
Turtles Can Fly, written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi (Marooned in Iraq, A Time for Drunken Horses) takes place in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.608%
Critics Consensus: Meeting Gorbachev plays to filmmaker Werner Herzog's endlessly inquisitive strengths -- and reveals the fascinating story of a pivotal political figure.
Werner Herzog and André Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.82%
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.
On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.438%
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.
In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.927%
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.
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.311%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.908%
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.
When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.785%
Critics Consensus: Lady Macbeth flashes some surprising toughness beneath its period exterior, bolstered by a mesmerizing -- and unforgiving -- central performance by Florence Pugh.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.737%
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.
Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.294%
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.
Based on Jeff VanderMeer's best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.808%
Critics Consensus: Spearheaded by a galvanizing Sally Field, Norma Rae is a heartening and politically powerful drama about an ordinary woman taking an extraordinary stand.
Norma Rae, a young Southern woman working at a cotton mill, encounters a union organizer and decides to join the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.194%
Critics Consensus: Intelligent, empathetic, and well-acted, First Girl I Loved explores teen romance from a refreshing - and emotionally resonant - perspective.
A high-school love triangle develops when Anne falls for a girl on the softball team, inadvertently dashing the hopes of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.156%
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.
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.261%
Critics Consensus: Stranger than fiction and just as engrossing, Framing John DeLorean tells its incredible true story in appropriately freewheeling fashion.
Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.78%
Critics Consensus: Familiar in form but winsome in its execution, Top End Wedding takes audiences on a romantic road trip with an appealing view.
Engaged and in love Lauren and Ned have just 10 days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.363%
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.
Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.73%
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.
A child's angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.983%
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.
Single college friends Ben and Alice band together to survive a summer full of weddings in which everyone around them... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.798%
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.
The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.124%
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.
LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.527%
Critics Consensus: Rare Exports is an unexpectedly delightful crossbreed of deadpan comedy and Christmas horror.
It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.746%
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.
Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from Tristam Shandy: A Cock... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.948%
Critics Consensus: Provocative, funny, and brilliantly acted, Venus in Fur finds Roman Polanski in top late-period form.
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's groundbreaking novella,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.745%
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.
This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don't let his appearance... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.655%
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.
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.363%
Critics Consensus: The Search for General Tso digs into the history of a beloved dish and uncovers a heaping helping of powerfully nourishing history along the way.
This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's chicken is a staple of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.258%
Critics Consensus: Akira is strikingly bloody and violent, but its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy helped set the standard for modern anime.
One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.343%
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.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES sheds light on the current moment in American political life by following... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.838%
Critics Consensus: Led by a strong central performance from Virginia Gardner, Starfish is an intelligent, emotionally affecting, and uniquely expansive sci-fi/horror hybrid.
When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.421%
Critics Consensus: Nico, 1988 takes an absorbing -- and appropriately idiosyncratic -- look at the singer's later years.
NICO, 1988 follows the singer-songwriter, approaching 50, leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her 60s glam days as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.002%
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.
Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the... [More]
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.
An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death in combat struggles with his new post at the Casualty Notification... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.139%
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.
After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.481%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong work from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney, I, Tonya finds the humor in its real-life story without losing sight of its more tragic -- and emotionally resonant -- elements.
Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.025%
Critics Consensus: A heart-rending take on the classic book, with a legendary performance by Lon Chaney.
This second film version of the Victor Hugo novel Notre Dame de Paris (the first was a Theda Bara vehicle,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.64%
Critics Consensus: A darkly funny crime chronicle, Lowlife presents a Los Angeles teeming with memorable characters and propulsive style.
What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.069%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by a perceptive performance by a perfectly cast Lou Diamond Phillips, La Bamba distills its subject's creative energy -- and reflects his music's enduring appeal.
La Bamba is the story of 1950s rock 'n' roll rage Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Valenzuela), played herein with gusto... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.156%
Critics Consensus: Eating Animals' thoughtful analysis and exploration of corporate farming is impressive, given the scope of the topic.
How much do you know about the food that's on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.714%
Critics Consensus: This riotously deadpan mockumentary about aspiring community theater performers never stoops to ridicule oft-ridiculous characters.
In Blaine, Missouri, a veteran of dubious off-off-Broadway productions casts a dentist, a pair of travel agents, a Dairy Queen... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.232%
Critics Consensus: A charming romantic comedy with political bite, Rob Reiner's American President features strong lead performances and some poignant observations of politics and media in the 1990s.
How does the widowed leader of the free world balance his many obligations to his country with the ordinary demands... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.807%
Critics Consensus: Rich in sweet sincerity, intelligence, and good old-fashioned inspirational drama, October Sky is a coming-of-age story with a heart to match its Hollywood craftsmanship.
In Coalwood, West Virginia, all the boys grow up to be coal miners and Homer Hickam has no reason to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.714%
Critics Consensus: Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an... [More]