ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

The fall is here, which means that the trees are dying and its getting incrementally colder. Maybe its time to spend some time inside and load up Hulu, where there are plenty of great films with which spend your lazy, hungover weekends. Here we have collated a handy guide to the best movies on Hulu this month.

Here we have everything from excellent comedies, such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Kevin Smith's Clerks, to action thrillers such as Black Hawk Down and Robocop. If you fancy something a little scarier why not check out The Silence of The Lambs or Cloverfield?

With so much on offer there's really no reason to leave the house. Check out these Hulu movies below!

15. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

What's the best way to pass a history presentation? Lots of hard work? Why not do it the Bill and Ted way and travel through time to the eras you are supposed to be looking up in books? This stoner comedy features some of the finest time-travel comedy seen in film as the two titular boneheads (played by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter) travel everywhere from Ancient Greece to revolutionary France to make sure they pass with flying colours.

14. Black Hawk Down (2001)

Veteran director Ridley Scott introduced the world to post 9/11 action cinema with Black Hawk Down, a film that has proved most popular among military members themselves for its vérité look at Army comradeship after an American helicopter is shot down in Mogadishu. It's also famous for introducing the world to Tom Hardy in a small supporting role.

13.Clerks (1994)

Essential watching for anyone who wants to make a film on a small budget, Clerks is proof that a little money can go a long way. Kevin Smith told this story of two layabouts who work in a store with a budget of only $27,575, relying heavily on eccentric pop-culture heavy dialogue in order to carry his film. Wondering why he shot it in black-and-white? This was less of a stylistic choice than Smith simply saving money on having to pay a colorist.

12. Cloverfield (2008)

The trope might be tired now, but Cloverfield is of one of the more effective films in the found-footage genre, cleverly applying the format to that of the monster destruction movie. By limiting our scope of the monster (an idea seemingly copied in 2014's Godzilla) it increases our sense of terror at its seemingly endless capabilities for creating carnage. Additionally, by putting us in the head of the person filming, it allows us to imagine how we would react in the case of a city-wide disaster.

11. Robocop (1987)

Forget the reboot, the original Robocop is still the best, a scathing critique of both the media and American policing. Directed by the Dutch master of satire, Paul Verhoeven, it uses ultraviolent scenes to comment upon a culture that has lost its way. Somewhat misinterpreted upon its release, it is now rightly recognised as a cult classic.

10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

One of the all-time creepiest movies, The Silence of The Lambs has gained a reputation for truly getting under the skin - in more ways than one! Starring Anthony Hopkins as the infamous Hannibal Lecter, and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, the resilient cop assigned to interview him to catch a serial killer, The Silence of The Lambs combined the horror and thriller genre in a way that frankly hasn't been matched since.

9. The Usual Suspects (1995)

Before he kickstarted the dominance of superhero movies we now see today with the original X-Men film, Bryan Singer directed The Usual Suspects, a crime film designed to keep you guessing right until the final iconic scene: just exactly who is Keyser Söze? Starring a fantastic cast including Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro and Gabriel Byrne, this neo-noir has become famous for its endlessly clever twists and turns.

8. Casino Royale (2006)

The Bond brand was rebooted with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale to compete with the techno-thrills of Bourne, a fact which meant goodbye to the camouflaging cars and face-swaps of Die Another Day and hello to a sleeker, more modern super-spy. In what is considered the best Bond film of the century so far, our man on his Majesty's Secret Service is sent to a poker tournament in Montenegro to prevent the nefarious Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) from funding terrorist operations. Here we are introduced to a human, more vulnerable side to Bond that was not evident before.

7. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015)

The latest instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has me wondering: does Tom Cruise ever get tired? The obvious answer is "no", Rogue Nation showing the (apparently) middle-aged Cruise punching, kicking, running and motorbiking his way out of trouble with the grace and ease of someone half his age. In this film Ethan Hunt finds his ideal match in the equally gifted Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) as they team up to take down The Syndicate, a mysterious organisation that apparently doesn't even exist...

6. The Gift (2015)

Marking Australian actor Joel Edgerton's directorial debut, The Gift cleverly turns Jason Bateman's passive-aggressive "nice guy" shtick as seen in Arrested Development on its head to reveal something far more insidious. Co-starring Rebecca Hall as his wife, it tells the tale of what happens when he meets the man (played by Edgerton himself) he used to bully at school, and makes us wonder, which of the two men is truly the villain?

5. Air Force One (1997)

Famously praised by then-sitting president Bill Clinton himself, Air Force One is patriotism at its finest, seeing a top-of-his-game Harrison Ford play America's supreme leader who has to rely on his wits in order to foil a terrorist takeover of his plane. A sublime piece of escapist fun, it is credited as one of the 90s best action films. Did I mention Gary Oldman plays the villain?!

4. Bananas (1971)

Seen Crisis in Six Scenes and don't think its funny enough? Well Bananas is a classic example of Woody Allen's "earlier, funnier" work, a gustbusting romp through a fictional South American revolution seen through the eyes of an idiotic klutz. With around a gag a minute, this film is sure to get you in stitches. Fun fact, it is also credited as Sylvester Stallone's first movie role: he plays a thug on the train.

3. Chinatown (1974)

The film that solidified Jack Nicholson as one of the greats, and generally an unbeatable neo-noir, this sun-drenched tale of L.A. corruption rewards itself with multiple viewings. Just make sure you watch it in a good mood, the ending has been described as extremely bleak, even by noir standards. Director Roman Polanski also turns up for a brief cameo; he's the one who cuts Jake's nose.

2. The Gambler (1974)

Inspired by the eponymous Dostoyevsky novel, The Gambler sees James Caan in a career-best performance — yes, even better than in The Godfather. Despite its 70s trappings it remains a highly compelling looking of why people are compelled to gamble, even though they are aware its a mug's game. Was remade in 2014 with Mark Wahlberg in the main role.

1. Groundhog Day (1993)

In the mood for something a little more upbeat? Check out Groundhog Day, with the ever-lovable Bill Murray playing a reporter, who upon finding out that he has to repeat the same day over and over again for eternity, starts looking into the reasons why and in the process changes his life. A heartwarming comedy co-starring the always delightful Andie MacDowell, this film is sure to put a smile on your face.

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