With so many streaming options to choose from including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple+, it can be hard to stand out in the crowd. Thanks to its platform as a streaming provider of original movies, shows, and live television, Hulu does just that. Every month Hulu introduces new binge-worthy programming, and we’ve sorted through the best of the best to let you know what the most binge worth shows and movies are. Join Hulu this July and enjoy everything the streaming platform has to offer!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
Before she was slaying the undead on television, Buffy Summers made her debut in Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992. The campy film starred Kristy Swanson in the title role while legendary actor Donald Sutherland played her watcher.
The campy movie became a cult hit thanks to the popularity of the television show, and is a must-watch for any fan. And of course, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Ben Affleck in a very small, early role!
Starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, Palm Spings made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020, to rave reviews. A bidding war to buy the film followed, with Hulu coming out on top with a reported $22 million final bid.
On Rotten Tomatoes, that film has received universal praise, with a critics consensus reading, “Strong performances, assured direction, and a refreshingly original concept make Palm Springs a romcom that’s easy to fall in love with.”
Into The Dark: The Current Occupant
Hulu’s horror series Into The Dark returns in July with a new installment titled The Current Occupant. The episode follows a man with no memory who is trapped in a psychiatric ward.
As events unfold, he begins to believe that he is the President and begins to plot his escape to return to the White House. Is he really who he thinks he is? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
Live Free Or Die Hard
Re-live the return of John McClane to action for the first time in 12 years with Live Free or Die Hard. The fourth installment of the action franchise came over a decade after Die Hard with a Vengeance.
The movie portrayed the iconic hero as an aging cop struggling in a world full of modern technology. Critics were fans of Bruce Willis’ return to form, “thrilling stunts and a commanding performance by Bruce Willis. Fans of the previous Die Hard films will not be disappointed.”
Shark Week 2018 And 2019
Ever since 1988, the Discovery Channel has dedicated one week every summer to sharks. Shark Week has become a staple for the network, and in July the 2018 and 2019 editions will be streaming on Hulu.
Of course, all of this is in preparation for Shark Week 2020, which Discovery has announced will premiere one month later in August and will be available to watch through the streaming services live television package.
90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days – Season 3
Season three of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days is coming to Hulu just in time for fans to binge it before the fourth season premieres on TLC. The prequel series to 90 Day Fiance takes fans into the lives of its stars, showing how the couple first become acquainted.
Before the 90 Days is one of several spinoffs of the hit show, and one of two finding its way to Hulu.
Biography: Chris Farley – Anything For A Laugh
First airing on A&E in 2019, Biography: Chris Farley – Anything for a Laugh is a must-watch for fans of the late comic. Farley became a star on Saturday Night Live before transitioning to movies and ultimately succumbing to his own personal demons.
The documentary takes a behind the scenes look at the rise and fall of Farley, with interviews from castmates and friends including Dan Akroyd, John Farley, Tom Arnold, and Kevin Nealon.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jason Segel became a big-screen star in 2008 with the release of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The story followed Segel’s character taking a trip to Hawaii after a bad break-up, only to end up at the same hotel as his ex and her new rock star boyfriend.
Segel co-wrote the script with Judd Apatow and critics couldn’t get enough, saying, “With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.”
When his son makes a birthday wish that his father can no longer tell a lie, hilarity ensues in Liar Liar. Starring Jim Carrey, the comedy classic came out in 1997 to massive box-office numbers and rave reviews.
Come July, you can watch Liar Liar over and over again on Hulu. Trust us, you don’t want to miss the performance The Hollywood Reporter called, “Carrey has never been better – that is to say funnier, or more controlled. He’s reached a higher performance plateau here, playing a real human being we care about rather than a goon figure.”
March Of The Penguins
Nature documentary March of the Penguins took the world by storm. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the movie followed the lives of emperor penguins as they made the trek back to their mating grounds.
Now, thanks to Hulu, you can relive the highest-grossing documentary of all-time. The Oscar-winning film that critics said, “Only the most hardened soul won’t be moved by this heartwarming doc.” Make sure to grab some tissues before pressing play!
Married At First Sight
Married at First Sight is a reality program that follows couples who are paired up by relationship experts. Upon first meeting, the must decide whether they want to get married or not.
The show originally aired on FYI but became so popular that it was moved to A&E for its second season. In July, the first three seasons will be available on Hulu. Get the popcorn ready, because once you start watching you know sparks are going to fly!
Ghost Hunters On A&E
Ghost Hunters was the show that started the paranormal television trend. Without it, who knows if Ghost Adventures would have ever made it to air. After ending its run on SyFy Channel in 2014, A&E decided to bring it back with original cast member Grant Wilson in 2019.
The first season of the reincarnated version of Ghost Hunters is coming to Hulu, and if you love the things that go bump in the night, you won’t want to miss it!
Looking to break away from his funny guy image in 2010, Ryan Reynolds starred in Buried. The movie literally placed him in a box buried underground for 90 minutes while he tried to escape.
The tense thriller was a critical success that fell under the radar with general audiences. As one critic wrote, “Reynolds is riveting, and it’s possible to appreciate Cortés’s [the director] bravura cinematic accomplishment. But that’ll come much later, after you catch your breath.”
Now moving onto a movie critics hated but audiences loved – cult classic Hot Rod. One of Andy Samberg’s first theatrical roles, the movie found him playing an amateur stuntman whose stepfather hates him.
Critics panned the film, calling it, “far too inconsistent to satisfy all but the least demanding slapstick lovers.” Audiences, however, got the joke and turned the movie, and Samberg (who stars in Palm Springs), into a surprising success.
Cake Season Three Premiere
Thanks to its partnership with FX, Hulu will be receiving a ton of original content from the network. One of those shows is Cake, a late-night comedy that will debut its third season in July.
The third season of Cake will consist of 10 episodes, although they won’t all be able to stream at the same time. As of this writing, two episodes are set to premiere on July 9th.
The Last Full Measure
It took nearly twenty years for filmmaker Todd Robinson to get his passion project made. That movie was The Last Full Measure, which tells the story of a Vietnam pararescueman who saved over 60 soldiers.
The film, which came out in 2019, had a stacked cast featuring Laurence Fishburne, Sebastian Stan, William Hurt, Ed Harris, and Samuel L. Jackson. If you missed this one in theaters, you won’t want to miss it on Hulu!
West Side Story (1961)
There’s no better way to prepare for the modern remake of West Side Story than by rewatching the 1961 original. Starring Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood, the film takes the story of Romeo and Juliet and places it is New York.
There’s not much else to say about the Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Press play for the music and stay for the dazzling dance numbers and engrossing and emotional performances.
It might not be everyone’s favorite Spider-Man movie, but Spider-Man 3 is required viewing for true fans. A film chock full of villains, jokes, and storylines, there is never a dull moment.
The divisive film was a hit in 2007 when it came out. After the fan reaction proved negative, however, Sony moved the franchise into a different direction with Andrew Garfield. Now you can rewatch the film for yourself and determine if it was judged too harshly.
A Mighty Wind
If you missed beloved mockumentary A Mighty Wind in 2003, now’s your chance to see why everyone loved it so much. Join in on the hi-jinks from the director of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
Critics called the music spoof, “A witty, knee-slapping hootenanny.” Are you ready to tickle your phone bone with one of the funniest movies from 2003? If you are, then Hulu is where you need to go!
Get your goth on with Mary Shelley, a period piece about the author of Frankenstein. The movie follows the romantic relationship between the author and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and was released independently in 2018 by IFC.
Kevin Maher, a film critic for the Times, wrote, “It’s a story of super-heroism in disguise from the early 19th century, in a mostly London-set literary milieu that’s captured with curious and probing compassion.”