The best dramas on Hulu right now

They are the lifeblood of the Oscars, the tour-de-force vehicle for aspiring actors and directors, and often the tear-jerkers we cry to sleep. Of course, we are talking about drama films. Since the beginning of cinema, theatrical films have been telling difficult and emotional stories that audiences yearn to connect with. Now, thanks to streaming platforms like Hulu, we can enjoy top-notch theatrical productions from the comfort of our living room sofas. If you’re a Hulu subscriber and enjoy a tough play from time to time, there’s a slew of flicks built into your subscription. To help you work through the pages of available titles, we’ve put together this roundup to highlight the best drama movies on Hulu this month.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We also have a guide that sheds light on best dramas on netflix.

Adeline's age

Age of Adeline (2015)

Let’s face it: No one wants to be old. Director Lee Toland Krieger. In Adeline’s ageAdeline Bowman (Blake Lively) is given the gift of eternal puberty. At 29 for nearly 80 years, Adeline has done well to keep her permanent age a secret—that is, until she falls for a charming philanthropist-type Alice Jones (Michael Huisman). . As Adeline begins to fall for the man, she may just have to unveil her well-protected gift. Led by Lively and Huisman’s strong performances and a compelling story, Adeline’s age It doesn’t necessarily break new ground in the realm of magical realist dramas, but it’s a film that works in more ways than one.

rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Stars: Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, Kathy Bakerthy
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 113 minutes

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the mountains may depart

Mountains Can Depart (2015)

In writer-director Zhangke Jia’s eighth feature film, the mountains may depart, Tao Zhao stars as Shen Tao, a shopkeeper-turned-gas-station manager. set three different time periods, mountains Explores Tao’s personal life and his romantic relationships with various lovers over the course of 30 years. Sure in its approach, Zhangke Jia’s intimately succinct narrative and mesmerizing cinematography paint a picture of China’s capitalist boom, exploring the era’s effects on those who live nationally and internationally. Consumerists want to reap the rewards of life.

rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jijian Dongo
Director: zhangke jia
Rating: No
Runtime: 132 minutes

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how green my valley was

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

No theatrical roundup is complete without the story of the inevitable, bootstrapping miner. For our intents and purposes, John Ford’s how green my valley was fits the bill. Based on Richard Llewellyn’s 1939 novel of the same name, the story follows the industrious Morgans clan, a Welsh family living in South Wales and working in the local coal mines. Exploring the hardships and tribulations of the working-class flock, as seen through the eyes of the youngest son, Hu, Ford’s intimate film weaves an emotional tapestry of domestic life under harsh conditions. Led by powerful performances from the main ensemble, how green my valley was Ford fits lovingly into the colossal theory of epics’ salt.

rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Roddy McDowall
Director: John Ford
Rating: No
Runtime: 118 minutes

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Although James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk Released in 1974, the story feels very timely in this 2018 cinematic adaptation. Kiki Layne and Stephen James play Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, respectively. The two young lovers have known each other almost their entire lives, and they plan to build a future together. Those plans are derailed when Fonnie is accused of rape that she couldn’t possibly have done. As Fonnie faces a lengthy sentence behind bars, Tish struggles to prove her innocence while navigating some family drama of her own. Love can win, but it is not always justice.

rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Stars: Kiki Layne, Stephen James, Coleman Domingo, Teyona Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco
Director: Barry Jenkins
Rating: r
Runtime: 117 minutes

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virgin suicide

Virgin Suicide (2000)

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola virgin suicide, a disturbing story that mainly takes place in the 70s. The five Lisbon sisters are harassed by their strict and religious parents, Ronald Lisbon (James Woods) and Mrs. Lisbon (Kathleen Turner). When the youngest daughter, Cecilia (Hannah R. Hall), tries to take her own life, her parents insist on the daughters’ independence and confine them to home. Regardless, Lux Lisbon (Kirsten Dunst) defies her parents by starting a relationship with a local teen named Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett). Trip and his friends are interested in the sisters and want to help them. Yet ultimately, no one can fully understand the Lisbon family, even in the face of tragedy.

rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Stars: James Woods, AJ Cook, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Scott Glenn
Director: Sofia Coppola
Rating: r
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Social Networks

Social Network (2010)

In retrospect, Jesse Eisenberg was actually the right choice to play Mark Zuckerberg Social Networks. He seems far more human in the role than Zuckerberg in real life. The film is a dramatic retelling of Facebook’s early days, as Mark forms a partnership with his best friend, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), only to betray Eduardo exactly when it suits him. You’ll notice that there is a pattern to this story, as Mark’s former partners, the Winklevoss twins (Army Hammer), angrily chase Mark through legal actions. And as the film’s tagline promises, “You don’t get 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”

rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara
Director: David Fincher
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Kevin Costner in Dancing with Wolves

Dancing With Wolves (1990)

At the time of its release, dances with Wolves It was one of the rare films that portrayed Native Americans in a positive light. Of course, this is still a story about Kevin Costner’s Lieutenant John Dunbar, a Civil War hero assigned to Fort Sedgwick in a remote part of Kansas. John quickly runs away from the local Sioux tribe. But he manages to earnestly win their friendship while marrying a woman in Stands With a Fist (Mary McDonnell), a woman adopted by the tribe. The Sioux are also inspired by John’s affinity with a local wolf, which is why they refer to him as “Dance with Wolves”. Unfortunately, John’s old life comes to the fore only when he decides to leave it all behind.

rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney Grant
Director: Kevin Costner
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 181 minutes

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Chappaquidic (2017)

July 18, 1969: Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts drives his car off a bridge on Chapaquiddick Island, right next to Martha’s Vineyard. Mary Jo Kopchen, a 28-year-old campaign strategist for Kennedy, dies in an accident, while Kennedy makes a relatively safe escape. Once viewed as a potential future president, an ongoing investigation into mysterious and scandalous events derail Kennedy’s political future and alter the course of the US government.

rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms
Director: john curran
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Zach Braff in the Garden State

Garden State (2004)

For many people born in the late 80s and early 90s, Garden State It was an original film. Zach Braff’s melancholy, loosely autobiographical film about an emotionally stunted actor Andrew (Braff), who returns to his New Jersey hometown to attend his mother’s funeral, hit a lot of notes with the first internet generation. A film about the inability to find human connection, ironically, leads to an immediate relationship with Andrew, a compulsive liar named Sam (Natalie Portman). Along with Sam and several other figures from his past, Andrew heals old wounds, forges new friendships, and begins a new, more optimistic journey. Come for the saccharin introspection, stay tuned for the excellent indie soundtrack.

rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Stars: Zach Braff, Ian Holm, Natalie Portman
Director: Zach Braff
Rating: r
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Francis McDormand in Nomad

Nomad (2021)

In director Chloe Zhao’s Golden Globe-winning nomadic, starring Francis McDormand as Fern, a displaced American gypsum worker who sells most of his property and assets when the company’s Nevada plant closes. Taking the road, Fern is joined by a good friend, Linda (Linda May), and a band of other nomadic wanderers in the Arizona desert. Under the tutelage of Bob Wells (as himself), Fern learns a series of essential skills to survive on his own in the American West. Adapted from the 2017 non-fiction book by Jessica Bruder, Nomad: Saving America in the Twenty-First Century, McDormand delivers a strong performance as the downtrodden fern. She really moves the film — it’s through her eyes that we learn of a world America has attempted to leave behind and refuses to forget the souls that fought.

rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Stars: Francis McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Bob Wells Well
Director: chloe zhao
Rating: r
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Judy (2019)

In this shameless biopic, Renee Zellweger stars as Judy Garland in Titanic. It’s been almost 30 years since the star dazzled audiences as the lovely Dorothy the Wizard of Oz. Now a nightclub singer in London’s Talk of the Town, Judy suffers from substance abuse as she tries her best to advance as a much-acclaimed icon of cinema and the stage. Zellweger’s performance is emotionally raw and authentic beyond belief. Capturing every aspect of the late star’s peacock personality, Judy A loving omen for the beloved actress and her fondest memories.

rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Stars: Renee Zellweger, Jesse Buckley, …

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