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Looking for a horror movie to watch this Halloween? Then check out these films on Amazon Prime Video.The sheer volume on offer is overwhelming, and selecting which movies to prioritize can be difficult. Ultimately, the picks come down to personal preference, however, a few movies do stand out from the crowd as being particularly memorable (and terrifying). Let's take a look at the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video.
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Still considered largely a streaming service for television fans, Hulu has struggled to carve out its own reputation as a home for movie lovers too. To that end, they have become one of the most prominent supporters of recent arthouse cinema, particularly in a deal with Neon that has made them the exclusive streaming home of the company’s critical darlings like Parasite, Flee, Pig, and more. They also have an interesting revolving door of beloved recent films of all genres, mostly from 2010 and beyond. Take the time you were going to use to catch up on your latest sitcom and check out one of the films below in this list that will be updated as titles come and go, starting with our pick of the week.
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* The Fisher King
Runtime: 2h 18m
Director: Terry Gilliam
It’s been over three decades since the release of Terry Gilliam’s masterful fantasy-drama about a shock jock DJ and the homeless man who changes his life. Jeff Bridges plays the DJ, whose life is shattered after inadvertently encourages a mass shooting. When he meets Robin Williams’s character, he sees a chance at redemption for both of them. Smart, funny, and heartbreaking, it’s one of the best movies of the ‘90s.
Children of Men
Runtime: 1h 49m
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
What happens to a society with no hope? That’s the vision of Cuaron’s ‘00s masterpiece, a film about a future in which all women have become sterile, meaning there will be no next generation. Clive Owen is phenomenal as a man who discovers that there may be hope on the horizon. It’s a film that was great when it was released and feels ahead of its time now.
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* He Got Game
Runtime: 2h 17m
Director: Spike Lee
There’s not enough work by non-white filmmakers on Hulu (or any streaming service for that matter). At least they have this underrated drama by Spike Lee, one of the best living filmmakers. Lee draws another phenomenal performance from his most consistent collaborator, Denzel Washington, who plays the father of a top-ranked basketball prospect, played by Ray Allen. It’s yet another electric piece of filmmaking from Lee and contains one of Washington’s most underrated performances.
La La Land
Runtime: 2h 8m
Director: Damien Chazelle
Has history relegated this hit movie to the “film that lost Best Picture to Moonlight?” Hopefully not becauseis still a wonderful musical, a story of intertwining souls in Los Angeles as they balance love and their impossible dreams. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone do their best film work to date in this film that’s even better than you remember.
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Many movies have recently arrived or are slated to come to Hulu that make for perfect viewing for those in search of quality entertainment.There are quite a few very enjoyable movies from a wide variety of genres set to premiere on the streaming service over the next month. From exciting action adventures to fun comedies, and some of the latest hits, there is something for all movie-lovers on Hulu this September.
Runtime: 2h 13m
Director: Bennett Miller
One of the best baseball movies ever made wasfrom the 2003 book by Michael Lewis, which recounts the management of the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics, and how they changed the way the game is run by bringing analytics into the mix. Brad Pitt gives one of his best performances as general manager Billy Beane, a man who knew he would have to find a new way to evaluate talent if the A’s were going to compete. This is a rich, smart, riveting movie.
Runtime: 1h 48m
Director: Chloe Zhao
The, this 2020 drama is one of the most moving films of the young decade so far, and it’s exclusively on Hulu thanks to the company’s relationship with Fox Searchlight (they’re both owned by Disney). Frances McDormand stars as Fern, a woman displaced by the loss of her husband and job, sending her out on the road. Blending non-fiction filmmaking choices like the use of non-actors telling their own stories with a deep sense of character-building, this is a phenomenal film.
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Runtime: 2h 12m
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Remember not that long ago before the world changed and we could all rally around a South Korean film becoming the first foreign flick ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture? It really was a crazy time. Thanks to Hulu’s relationship with distributor Neon, the streamer is the only place you’ll findstudy of class conflict.
Runtime: 1h 32m
Director: Michael Sarnoski
Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his career in this 2021 drama about a chef who has become a reclusive hermit, leaving off the grid with his pet pig. When the pig is kidnapped, Cage will go to whatever lengths necessary to get her back. A moving study of what we value in life,was one of the best films of 2021, and it’s exclusively on Hulu.
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Runtime: 1h 41m
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
The human cost of the political maneuvering around warfare has rarely been more movingly captured than in this 2021 nominee for Best International Feature Film. This drama centers a woman named Aida, who works as a translator for the United Nations, involved in keeping the peace in her town of Sbrenica, near the Serbian border…until they don’t. What happens when safety zones are dissolved? It’s a terrifying study of how decisions made hundreds of miles away can lead to massacres.
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Runtime: 1h 28m
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Sir Ben Kingsley gives one of his best performances ever in this stunning story of a mobster who returns into an old colleague’s life to raise hell. The reformed fellow is Gary Dove (Ray Winstone), who doesn’t know how to stop Kingsley’s literal force of nature when he insists that they do another job together. Kingsley landed an Oscar nomination for his work here. He should have won.
The Act of Killing
Runtime: 2h 2m
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
You’ve never seen a documentary quite like this one. One of the best films of the 2010s, Joshua Oppenheimer’s film unpacks the Indonesian genocides of the 1960s and how the men who perpetrated them have never faced consequences. These men act out their crimes in reenactments, leading to what’s almost an exorcism for both the killer and the survivors. It’s breathtaking.
Runtime: 1h 49m
Director: Alexander Nanau
A nominee for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film, Nanau’s work documents not only the nightclub fire at Colectiv but the scandal that followed. In 2015, a fire broke out at a Romanian club that led to the deaths of 64 people and injured dozens more. The survivors struggled to get any sort of healthcare in a broken system, and the journalists who revealed their plight are rivetingly chronicled here.
Runtime: 1h 29m
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Rasmussen’s film pulled off a historic trifecta early in 2022 when it was the first film nominated for the Oscars for Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary, and Best International Feature Film. Refugee Amin Nawabi shares his story with a close friend, and the film then recreates it with. Sadly, it lost all three categories, but it’s still one of the best films of 2021, and easily one of the best films on Hulu.
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Summer of Soul
Runtime: 1h 58m
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
It’s unfair how talented Questlove is. The drummer for The Roots proved to have anwhen this future Oscar winner premiered at Sundance 2022, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It’s the story of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, an unforgettable display of creativity and passion that was almost forgotten, the footage buried in a basement for generations. Watch this one loud.
Runtime: 1h 57m
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
The Oscar winner for Best International Film in 2021 features one of the best performances ever from the great Mads Mikkelsen. The Hannibal star plays a teacher who decides, with a group of three friends, to be a little drunk all the time. Bored and unmotivated by life, they try an experiment wherein they have a small blood alcohol content at all times. At first, it goes well. It doesn’t end well. Not everything here works but it’s a likable film that features a killer ending.
Runtime: 1h 45m
Director: Olivia Wilde
with this hit comedy that could loosely be called “Superbad for girls.” Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever play high school friends who suddenly worry that all those years they spent studying have been in vain. They decide to make up for lost time on one crazy night just before graduation. Funny and tender, this is a Hulu exclusive.
Runtime: 1h 55m
Director: Alexander Payne
The director ofhad arguably the in this 2011 dramedy that was nominated for Best Picture (and won Best Adapted Screenplay). Based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings, it’s the tale of an attorney named Matt King (George Clooney) who struggles with massive swath of land he inherits in Kauai. Smart and moving, it also earned Clooney an Oscar nomination.
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Runtime: 2h 7m
Director: Richard Donner
Near the peak of his box-office charm, Mel Gibson starred in this adaptation of the ‘50s TV series of the same name that starred James Garner, who is incredibly charming in a supporting role here too. Jodie Foster fills out the cast of this Western comedy that made over $180 million worldwide, delivering the kind of adult-aimed comedy that doesn’t really get made anymore.
Runtime: 1h 53m
Director: Mike Nichols
Hulu is pretty miserable at programming films from the last century so reaching all the way back to the ‘80s makes this a legitimate classic for the streamer. Melanie Griffith stars as a secretary from Staten Island who rises the corporate ladder while dodging a potential romance and a morally corrupt boss. Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver fill out the cast of a sharp comedy for adults, the kind of film they don’t really make all that often anymore.
Runtime: 1h 48m
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Natalie Portman won her only Oscar for her fearless performance in Aronofsky’s study of commitment and madness. She plays a ballerina who will go to whatever lengths necessary to nail a new production of Swan Lake, even as she fends off the competition of a new dancer, played by Mila Kunis. Unforgettable and terrifying, it’s a true horror film thathow dedication can be pushed far enough to tear apart reality.
Runtime: 1h 30m
Director: Craig Zobel
In Kentucky in 2004, something horrible happened. A prank call went way too far when someone phoned a fast-food restaurant and pretended to be a police officer. How far would you go if you believed the voice on the other end of the line was an authority figure? Ann Dowd plays the manager who ends up humiliating an employee, played by Dreama Walker. We all like to think we would do the right thing in a situation like this but the horror here is how easy it is to be fooled.
Let the Right One In
Runtime: 1h 54m
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Based on the 2004 novel of the same name, this is one of the best vampire movies ever made. It’s the tale of an ordinary pre-teen who is bullied at school and has a lonely life at home. That’s the case until a new child moves in, one with a secret. She’s a creature of the night, and her connection with this new friend will change both of their lives forever. Moody and moving, this is a modern classic.
Runtime: 2h 30m
Director: Guillermo del Toro
One of the best living directors adapted William Lindsay Gresham’s novel of the same name, one that had already been made into a brilliant noir from 1947 with Tyrone Power. The result as another Best Picture nominee. This one stars Bradley Cooper as a carnival worker who becomes a con man, and how the journey into darkness allows him to lose his soul., this is precisely the kind of film that feels like it’s not getting made that often anymore.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Runtime: 1h 42m
Directors: Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman
Delayed two years because of the pandemic, the big screen version of the FOX hit finally landed in theaters in May 2022, but audiences mostly stayed away, which means they can catch up with it at home! Andthis joyous story of a family who always unites to save the day and make the best burger in town.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Runtime: 1h 28m
Director: Wes Anderson
The director of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel adapted the 1970 children’s novel of the same name in his delightful stop-motion animated classic with one of the best voice casts in history. George Clooney, Meryl Steep, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson star in the tale of the titular character as his family is hunted by three farmers. It’s a visual marvel for the whole family.
Fly Away Home
Runtime: 1h 47m
Director: Carroll Ballard
The director of The Black Stallion helmed this loose retelling of the true story of Bill Lishman, who actually created a flying machine to help Canadian geese find their way home again. Here, that tale is dramatized to include a moving story of overcoming grief, anchored by solid performances from Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels.
The Dark Knight
Runtime: 2h 32m
Director: Christopher Nolan
Arguably the most acclaimed superhero film of all time, the centerpiece of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy still rocks over 14 years later. Everyone knows how incredible the Oscar-winning Heath Ledger is in this epic blockbuster, but he’s just one part of the greatness that extends from a perfect ensemble to a great display of Nolan’s craft as a director. It’s even better than you remember.
* The Man With the Iron Fists
Runtime: 1h 35m
One of the founding members of The Wu-Tang Clan also happens to be a pretty wicked director. In the early ‘10s, RZA decided to make a crazy martial arts epic, starring himself and, believe it or not, Russell Crowe. This isn’t a perfect action movie but it’s one with its own unique personality and style. Long live, RZA.
Runtime: 1h 47m
Director: John McTiernan
Disney shuffled their Predator sequel Prey to the streaming service in August 2022, where it joined several films from the franchise if you’re looking to catch-up. You can probably skip the first sequel and Predators and just stick to the 1987 original, a lean, mean movie that features one of Ah-nuld’s best ‘80s performances. It’s a survival tale that starts off like a war movie before it throws in one of the universe’s most famous killing machines.
Runtime: 1h 21m
Director: Josh Trank
Josh Trank directed this excellent low-budget sci-fi film that became a phenomenon. Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, and Alex Russell star as three teenage boys in Seattle who discover an unknown alien object and end up with superpowers. A unique blend of coming-of-age storytelling with a superhero origin story, the film ended up making over $125 million worldwide.
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