Probably all you need to know is that, yes, Hulu still has every episode of Seinfeld streaming on its service. But, yeah, it’s also got some cool movies and a bunch of TV shows coming in May as well. Let’s take a look!
25. American Muscle
The movie is a throwback to the muscle-bound action movies of the 80’s and early 90’s (if the title didn’t give that away). A man has 24-hours to hunt down and murder the men who sent him to prison!
Let’s not mince words here: Ice Cube should have been nominated, if not won, an Oscar, or at least an Independent Spirit Award, for his seminal Barbershop. The movie centers on the titular barbershop, its inhabitants and, eventually, an ATM robbery.
23. Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Some say that sequels are pre-designed to be worse than the original, but we don’t think that’s the case here. In Barbershop 2: Back in Business, a chain called Nappy Cuts threatens the titular barbershop leading Calvin to take action.
Now here’s a remake that is truly better than the original. But don’t get it confused: Flubber, which came out in 1997, is based on the movie The Absent-Minded Professor, not to be confused with the Nutty Professor, which was made in 1961 and spawned a remake of the same name that came out in 1996 starring Eddie Murphy.
21. Free Willy 3: The Rescue
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home is also coming to Hulu in May, but, honestly, Free Willy 3: The Rescue is a far superior film than the sequel. But, no, it’s not better than the original. Although, all that stuff that came out about Killer Whale treatment maybe casts a dark shadow across the whole trilogy.
20. He Got Game
Some of Spike Lee’s late-period movies can be hit or miss but He Got Game combines his trademark visuals and fine acting from mid-period Denzel to tell the story of a prisoner-father who strikes a deal to get out early by convincing is son to play basketball for the Governor’s alma mater.
19. What About Bob?
Dreyfuss and Murray playing off each other as two people barely hanging onto reality. Maybe it hasn’t yet been recognized as the comedy goldmine it truly is, but soon or later… it might?
Board game movies are almost never good (except for Battleship of course) but Clue broke the mold. Did you know that, in keeping with the spirit of the game, the film had three different endings, which went to different theatres around the country? Pretty cool.
17. Big Fish
The story of a man and his father and the tall tales we tell—a real “guy cry” movie.
16. Batman & Bill (Hulu Original)
Despite the fact that Bob Kane is often considered the sole creator of Batman, this documentary is attempting to retcon (comic term here, y’all) all that by introducing you to Bill Finger. Why was Finger omitted from Batman’s history? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out.
15. Becoming Bond (Hulu Original)
Does the name George Lazenby ring any bells? No? That’s because he played James Bond one time in one of the least recognized Bond films of all time. This documentary traces the arc of the career that just burned too bright too fast.
This is the classic tale of the betrayed Roman general fighting in the arena for his life, and his family’s honor. There’s going to be a sequel believe it or not.
13. Naked Gun from the Files of the Police Squad
I don’t think anyone can really describe the plot of a Naked Gun film but they’re always uproariously funny thanks in no small part to the genius of Leslie Nielsen. We think this one is about Det. Drebin trying to thwart an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth.
12. Naked Gun 2 & ½: The Smell of Fear
Robert Goulet is in this one.
11. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Okay, so this one is about a bomb threat at the Academy Awards. The film came out at a time when all comedies inexplicably had mass amounts of cameos from various celebrities.
10. Nick of Time
The film is a thriller that unfurls in real time with Johnny Depp starring opposite Christopher Walken as a father who’s just trying to do the right thing (by potentially assassinating the governor).
9. License to Kill
Tim Dalton was almost the other forgotten Bond after The Living Daylights received lukewarm reviews but License to Kill changed all that. The film is a modern take on Japanese Ronin tales and is markedly darker, grittier and more violent than the Bond films that came before it.
Until GoldenEye, 1979’s Moonraker was the highest grossing Bond film of all time. This one takes Bond to space as he tries to thwart a plan to scorch the Earth and repopulate it with a master race.
A documentary following the complex issue of abortion in the Deep South through the eyes of three women—the director of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, an anti-abortion activist and a woman faced with another unplanned pregnancy.
6. Hardcore Henry
The first-person/video game-y action movie seemed an interesting gimmick but was perhaps a bit too two-dimensional (get it?) for most. It made a much better short film.
5. Coming to America
You shouldn’t need a blurb to convince you to watch this cinematic landmark. All you need to know is that “the royal penis is clean.” (That’s a famous quote from the movie).
4. Vikings: Season 4B
History channel’s Vikings is back for an astonishing fourth season. Expect more bare-chested men, skull crushing and familial intrigue.
3. Line of Duty: Season 4
Full disclosure: never seen this show but it’s a British procedural drama and this season has Thandie Newton. How could it be bad?
2. Casual: Season 3 (Hulu Original)
A bachelor returns home to help his recently divorced sister raise her teenage daughter as they both navigate the dating pool.
1. Twin Peaks: Season 3
Are you ready to get weirded out all over again or for the first time? The groundbreaking David Lynch crime drama returns after 26 years. Will we finally find out who killed Laura Palmer? (Wait, didn’t we do that already?)