We are halfway through 2023 and this year has been a great one for Hulu subscribers, as the streaming service released one brilliant film after another. The merger between Disney and 20th Century Studios has clearly helped the streaming service in acquiring great movies. So, let’s sort through the clutter and find out which are the best movies on Hulu right now in July 2023.
Boston Strangler (2023)
Synopsis: The film follows Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
Flamin’ Hot (2023)
Synopsis: FLAMIN’ HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon
Synopsis: An all-new entry in the Predator franchise, set 300 years ago, tells the story of a young Comanche woman, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who stalks, and ultimately confronts, a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal.
Synopsis: Starring Sebastian Stan of Pam & Tommy, Fresh follows the horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites.
Jagged Mind (2023)
Synopsis: When Billie finds herself reliving different versions of the same first date, she must break out of a series of loops created by her manipulative ex-girlfriend.
Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Synopsis: In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.
Synopsis: Directed and written by Alexis Jacknow (Again), “Clock” is the story of a woman who enrolls in a clinical trial to try and fix her seemingly broken biological clock after friends, family, and society pressures her to have children. Dianna Agron (Shiva Baby) leads as Ella, with Jay Ali (Daredevil) as her husband and Saul Rubinek (Frasier) as her father. Melora Hardin (The Office)features as the pioneering doctor managing Ella’s treatment.
Synopsis: A hapless hunchback yearns for love, but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the king of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other.
Rye Lane (2023)
Synopsis: Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an eventful day in South London – helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.
Nightmare Alley (2021)
Synopsis: In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Synopsis: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)
Synopsis: THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE is an animated musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running, Emmy®-winning series. After a ruptured water main creates a giant sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance, the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer are ruined. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save the restaurant. The hilarious film showcases the voice talent of Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline and more. Co-directed by Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman, the film was produced by Janelle Momary-Neely, Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith, with a screenplay by Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)
Synopsis: In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.