Most popular movies on Hulu this week

Hulu launched in 2007 as a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation and has since become one of the major players in the streaming industry. Since 2019, when the Walt Disney Company became a majority owner of the platform, Hulu's number of paying subscribers has doubled from 22.8 million in the first quarter of 2019 to 50.2 million in the second quarter of 2024.

The popularity of the service has led to an increase in the amount of diverse content available for your ideal movie night. Hulu hosts everything from huge blockbusters to independent films to critically acclaimed originals. The streamer has been particularly successful with its original romantic comedies with films like "Palm Springs" (2020), "Happiest Season" (2020), and "Fire Island" (2022) refreshing the genre and receiving positive reviews from critics and fans.

Outside of their original movies, Hulu is a top destination for watching and rewatching beloved past franchises, carrying everything from "The Planet of the Apes" films to more recent hits like "Dune."

To give you some insight as to what to watch at the moment, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular movies on Hulu using data from Reelgood as of July 1, 2024. IMDb ratings and other data points were added for supplementary insights.

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#10. Alien

- IMDb user rating: 8.5 (958K reviews)

- Runtime: 117 minutes

- Genres: Horror and Science-Fiction

- Director: Ridley Scott

- Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and Ian Holm

- Release date: May 25, 1979

#9. Ferrari

- IMDb user rating: 6.4 (50K reviews)

- Runtime: 130 minutes

- Genres: Drama and Biography

- Director: Michael Mann

- Cast: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley

- Release date: Dec. 14, 2023

#8. Ford v Ferrari

- IMDb user rating: 8.1 (483K reviews)

- Runtime: 152 minutes

- Genres: Drama and Action & Adventure

- Director: James Mangold

- Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and Jon Bernthal

- Release date: Nov. 13, 2019

#7. Bad Boys II

- IMDb user rating: 6.6 (271K reviews)

- Runtime: 147 minutes

- Genres: Comedy and Action & Adventure

- Director: Michael Bay

- Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Gabrielle Union

- Release date: July 18, 2003

#6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

- IMDb user rating: 7.6 (575K reviews)

- Runtime: 105 minutes

- Genres: Drama and Action & Adventure

- Director: Rupert Wyatt

- Cast: Andy Serkis, James Franco, and Freida Pinto

- Release date: Aug. 3, 2011

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#5. Idiocracy

- IMDb user rating: 6.5 (185K reviews)

- Runtime: 84 minutes

- Genres: Action & Adventure and Comedy

- Director: Mike Judge

- Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, and Dax Shepard

- Release date: Sept. 1, 2006

#4. Bad Boys

- IMDb user rating: 6.8 (292K reviews)

- Runtime: 119 minutes

- Genres: Comedy and Action & Adventure

- Director: Michael Bay

- Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, and Téa Leoni

- Release date: April 7, 1995

#3. Bad Boys for Life

- IMDb user rating: 6.5 (179K reviews)

- Runtime: 124 minutes

- Genres: Comedy and Action & Adventure

- Director: Adil El Arbi

- Cast: Bilall Fallah, Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence

- Release date: Jan. 15, 2020

#2. St. Elmo's Fire

- IMDb user rating: 6.4 (47K reviews)

- Runtime: 110 minutes

- Genres: Drama and Romance

- Director: Joel Schumacher

- Cast: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, and Andrew McCarthy

- Release date: June 28, 1985

#1. A Quiet Place Part II

- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (277K reviews)

- Runtime: 97 minutes

- Genres: Drama and Horror

- Director: John Krasinski

- Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and Millicent Simmonds

- Release date: May 20, 2021

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