Here’s what’s coming to Hulu this month!

Hulu has been stuck in the third place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies too, though, and more than a few of them are terrific gems that make Hulu a destination for more than just TV.

The complete list of new movies hitting Hulu this month — May 2018 — is below, but I wanted to highlight the best of the bunch along with several others worth seeking out.

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Hulu Pick of the Month

Michael Mann’s career features more than a few highlights, but while everyone loves Heat (1995) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992) not enough people have seen his earliest film, Thief (1981). It’s the definition of oozing style, and Mann crafts a beautiful tale of an encroaching darkness complete with action, suspense, and captivating character drama. James Caan gives a terrific lead performance, but the surprise here is the memorable supporting turn by Jim Belushi.

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The Crow

They Made Sequels to The Crow?

Yes, they did! 1994’s The Crow is something of an infamous supernatural thriller thanks to the untimely on-set death of its star Brandon Lee. Death is no obstacle, though, when it comes to movies about death and resurrection, and three sequels followed. Yeah, I haven’t seen any of them yet either, but that changes this month as The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Crow: Salvation (2000), and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) all come to Hulu.

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Back To School

80s Comedies

A pair of very popular 80s comedies comes home this month too with Baby Boom (1987) and Back to School (1986). The former sees Diane Keaton as a successful businesswoman whose life takes a turn when a baby lands in her lap, and the latter takes a wholly different look at youth by sending Rodney Dangerfield back to college to finish what he started. Both were big hits, and both hold up, but only one features a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut.

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Manhunter

Uh Oh… Serial Killers!

Can you believe I’m highlighting two Michael Mann movies in the same post? I’m such a stinker. Manhunter (1986) demands the respect, though, and deserves the attention for being an endlessly stylish take on Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon. Brian Cox’s Hannibal Lecktor is a terrifically unsettling performance, and Mann’s use of music and staging throughout is beautiful stuff. Kalifornia (1993) lacks that film’s cachet, but there’s twisted fun to be had watching David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes face off against a homicidal Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis.

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The Complete List

Available 5/1
3 Ways to Get a Husband (2010)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Baby Boom (1987)
Back to School (1986)
Barefoot (2014)
The Beatles: Made on Merseyside (2017)
The Box (2009)
Booty Call (1997)
Breakable You (2018)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Bull Durham (1988)
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
The Crow (1994)
The Crow II: City of Angels (1996)
The Crow III: Salvation (2000)
The Crow IV: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Demolition Man (1993)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Emperor (2012)
Executive Decision (1996)
Foxfire (1996)
Gator (1976)
Godzilla (1998)
The Hangman (2017)
Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits (2017)
Hot Boyz (2000)
The House I Live In (2012)
Immigration Tango (2010)
Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1995)
Kalifornia (1993)
Lost in Vagueness (2017)
Love is a Gun (1994)
Malena (2000)
Man of the House (2005)
Manhunter (1986)
Mansfield Park (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men with Brooms (2002)
Never Back Down (2008)
New Guy (2002)
New Rose Hotel (1998)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Ninja Masters (2009)
No Greater Love (2015)
The Pallbearer (1996)
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Pret-A-Porter (1994)
Priest (2011)
Race for your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
School Ties (1992)
Set Up (2011)
She’s All That (1999)
Starting out the Evening (2007)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998)
Thief (1981)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Traffic (2000)
Untamed Heart (1993)
Valkyrie (2008)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Available 5/5
Drunk History: Complete Season 5A (Comedy Central)
The Longest Week (2014)
Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Complete Season 1 (Sunrise)
Warrior (2011)

Available 5/7
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Complete Season 3 (Disney XD)

Available 5/8
Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

Available 5/9
[email protected]: Complete Season 2 (AwesomenessTV)

Available 5/11
All Night: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
Claws: Complete Season 1 (TNT)
Bleeding Heart (2015)
Into the Fade (2018)

Available 5/12
Baywatch (2017)
Frank Serpico (2017)
Jane (2017)
Still Mine (2012)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Available 5/13
Tonight She Comes (2016)

Available 5/15
Animals (2015)
How to be a Latin Lover (2017)
It’s a Disaster (2012)
Periods. (2012)
Soul of a Banquet (2014)
Take Every Wave (2017)
The Other F Word (2011)
The Snapper (1993)
The Strange Ones (2018)

Available 5/16
12 Monkeys: Complete Season 3 (Syfy)
The Strain: Complete Season 4 (FX)
Knights of the Damned (2018)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

Available 5/19
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Shooters (2002)

Available 5/21
American Folk (2017)
Neat (2017)

Available 5/23
Half Magic (2018)

Available 5/24
Curvature (2017)

Available 5/25
Hollywood Game Night: Red Nose Day Special (NBC)
Mad to be Normal
(2017)

Available 5/27
The Wedding Plan (2016)

Available 5/30
America’s Got Talent: Season 13 Premiere (NBC)
World of Dance: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

Available 5/31
American Ninja Warrior: Season 10 Premiere (NBC)
I, Tonya
(2017)
Please Stand By (2018)
Rain Man (1988)

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