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Thelma and Louise
- Released in 1991
- Starring: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel
When two best friends take a road trip, adventure spirals into a sequence of perpetual runaways from the hapless situations they find themselves in. Classified as a female buddy road crime film, Thelma and Louise characterize an exhilarating plot that has become an icon of feminism in film. The United States Library of Congress deemed the film to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, and chose it to be preserved in the National Film Registry. If you’re looking for a true classic without the lull in action that can accompany older films, Thelma and Louise is the way to go.
- Released in 2020
- Starring: Frances McDormand, Charlene Swankie, David Strathairn, Linda May, Bob Wells
Long before it became trendy to refurbish a van as a mobile home and hit the road, nomads have been living the vagabond style across the world. Fern, the main character in this Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress film, connects with the viewers throughout the rocky realities of her life on the road. After suffering the death of her husband, Fern persists in her mission to remain stagnant in the town they had lived in together, despite losing her house, job, and all sense of community.
When the opportunity continues to present itself for Fern to join a group of nomads traveling the country by van, she eventually caves and begins to rebuild with these welcoming strangers. A raw portrayal of grief, healing, and the power of human connection carries this film through the unfolding story of Fern’s life.
Three Identical Strangers
- Released in 2018
- Starring: Edward Galland, David Kellman, and Robert Shafran
In a true and shockingly coincidental encounter, Bobby Shafran walked onto NYU’s campus for the first time and was immediately confused by the strangers addressing him as Eddy. It didn’t take long for Bobby and Eddy to meet and gather that they had been separated at birth in an adoption center. They were, in fact, twins. The story sparked a small media sensation, and attracted a man named David who had a striking physical resemblance to the other men, he had a feeling the twins’ puzzle was not solved yet.
The three men connected and realized at the age of 19 that they were blood brothers. The story is made more complex upon the investigation into their adoption center, and the discovery that the boys were intentionally placed into families of three distinct economic classes, as part of an undisclosed scientific experiment. This documentary is a rare and fascinating glimpse into the randomness of life and nature vs nurture.
- Released in 2019
- Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-Eun
South Korean dark comedy thriller, Parasite, is based on a true story so spine-chilling it is hard to believe. The story begins with a poor Korean family’s deceptive attempt to become hired by an affluent family in the area. One by one, each family member finagles their way onto the wealthy family’s payroll. When the temptation of luxury becomes too convenient to forgo, the working family revels in the riches of their employer’s home while they are away for the weekend. Upon their unanticipated early return, the plot takes a twist so gripping, gruesome, and enthralling your eyes will be awed and your mouth will be gaping. We’re not going to be the ones to spoil it, so go ahead and head over to Hulu to see for yourself!
- Released in 2021
- Starring: Soleil Moon Frye, Stephen Dorf, Balthazar Getty, Heather McComb, Brian Austin Green
A story of careless youth, lifelong friendships, loss, and grief, kid 90 is a montage of actress Soleil Moon Frye’s life to which viewers from all walks of life can relate. In a tight-knit group of child actors in Hollywood in the 90s, Soleil gained her claim to fame as Punky Brewster when she was seven years old. This small group of kids in the industry banded together, and Soleil kept her film rolling throughout their escapades and in their most personal moments.
After a couple of decades of keeping countless rolls of film in a box in storage, Soleil knew it was time to recreate the pieces of her younger self into a film that the world could share. It is a timeless montage that shares anecdotes and interviews on the uncertainty and awe of life.
With a massive library of movies, you’re bound to find countless Hulu movies that you’ll love. From dramas, action-adventures, crime thrillers and more, there’s no lack in variety.
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