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Hulu is on the come up. If you've realized this and have been taking advantage of its excellent TV catalog, you'll be happy to know that the movies offered to you don't exactly disappoint either.The streaming service has been striking partnerships with distribution houses to secure these movies. Recently they got exclusive streaming rights to Bleeker Street movies like Captain Fantastic below. This means that there is an increasing number of are not on Netflix right now but probably also will never be.So here is a handpicked list of the best movies that a Hulu subscription will get you.

With Netflix making moves on international markets, foreign-Language Netflix Originals have the quality reference that English Netflix Originals did a couple of years ago. AKA very good.This applies to TV shows too. A great example is the Italian show Suburra, a thrilling depiction of modern-day Rome. Or Dogs of Berlin, an edgy story of the underworld of the German capital. And of course, Money Heist, one of the most compelling bank heist shows ever made.And in non-Netflix Originals, the world is your oyster - literally. Not only do foreign movies remain little-seen in the U.S., but some of the best ones are available on Netflix. I'm talking Oscar-winning good (list below). I leave you with our staff's 18 highest rated foreign-language films currently streaming on Netflix. But again, beyond these movies - I really encourage you to try more foreign films. You will not be disappointed and you will have a much easier time finding what to watch.Happy watching.

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When a movie is described as slow or "not much happens", that's not always a bad thing. In fact, whether to give you a sense of impending doom or to make you notice a certain aesthetic, slow movies can be very powerful. Below are our picks for the best movies that can be described as slow, but which are actually very engaging.

Often when people say a movie has no plot, they mean that it's character-driven. That's why if it sounds like an insult when someone complains about lack of plot, it probably means that just don't like character studies or weren't in the mood for one.I once wrote about this exact thing in an article, and a cinephile friend messaged me back saying: "the best way to get me to watch a movie is to tell me it has no plot".I couldn't agree more. And as writer Patrice Nganang put it: “there are stories that simply do not need a plot.” Some worldwide favorites didn’t have a plot as part of their structure. Notably: The Tree of Life, Dazed & Confused, Breakfast Club, Napoleon Dynamite, Big Lebowski, Garden State, Burn After Reading and Lost in Translation. More recently, Her, Youth, and A Separation have become great examples. See, the plot thickens…Terrible puns aside, plot is rarely an indicator of quality (or popularity). The movies in this list are not about what happens, they're all about the characters. I absolutely love each one of them, and I think you will too.

If there were awards for the weirdest movies, like an Academy Award for Freaky Movie, the ones in this list would have definitely made the roster. But weird doesn't always mean bad in movies, sometimes it means a long discussion afterward with whoever you're watching with.That's why looking back at all the movies I watched, I think there are three categories of my impression to them: movies I liked, movies I didn't like, and movies I talked about for a long time. Below you can find some of my and the staff's picks for our favorite movies under the mood "weird" that are available to stream on Netflix.

Amazon Prime is making excellent TV these days, while Netflix is hit and miss - with many more misses than hits. Long gone are the days of House of Cards and OITNB, when a Netflix Original tag actually meant something.But if you do have a Prime subscription, there is a lot out there that your coworkers don't necessarily bring up during lunch break. These 16 Amazon Prime originals will put most recent Netflix shows to shame.

I'll never forget the feeling I got when I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for the first time. In essence, it was a romance, but the angle from which the story was told made it so much more - it was a movie on memory, time, and personal growth. Donnie Darko, Life of Pi, and Requiem for a Dream to name a few are also great examples of how a thought-provoking movie can come in all shapes and forms. Romance, science fiction, drama or even genre-less creations such as Being John Malkovich; the less expectations we have from a movie the more it makes us think.But, as the lords of Netflix have it, not all these movies are available to stream. Plus, who hasn't seen Donnie Darko? (if you're that person, stop reading this list and go watch it). We list the top ten movies that make you think on Netflix!

2019 is a crucial year for Netflix. Apple and Disney have announced their plans to come up with their own streaming platforms, and this is putting Netflix at an awkward position. They're dealing with this threat in the only way they know how to: doubling down on original content. Here are our favorites so far, we will be completing this list as the year goes - so make sure you bookmark or save it!

Now more than ever, film lovers expect substance from their movies. Storylines that are hard to believe or stereotypical endings have gotten more difficult to swallow, and will immediately ruin a film for most of us.Luckily, many low and medium budget filmmakers feel the same way. The emergence of slice-of-life movies has been a trend that streaming giants like Netflix have welcomed with open arms. Not only are audiences seeking these films, but their personal and often low-budget nature makes them less big-screen material and more of an at-home watch.So, without further ado, here are agoodmovietowatch's top ten picks for the best slice-of-life movies on Netflix.

After our list for the best movies on Netflix was shared to reach millions of subscribers, we have compiled another list for shows, with just as much care. Like all entries on agoodmovietowatch.com, these are highly-rated and little-known recommendations; they're shows you have yet to watch, and you'll love them once you do. You can find all the highly-rated, little-known show suggestions here. agoodmovietowatch is your gateway to on-demand streaming services, but instead of recommending the same movies and shows to you you've been hearing about for the past 20 years, we focus on the good ones that were overlooked. To do this, we only recommend titles that have received a high rating from viewers combined with a high score from critics. This means that these entries have been appreciated by both, so you can trust that they’re awesome. We also only suggest titles  that didn’t make a huge splash at the box office or which didn’t get the attention they deserved, so there is little chance you have already seen them.

At this point, Amazon Prime is becoming less of a crappy alternative to Netflix more of a wide and extensive catalog. However, not many people have been paying attention to this shift. Take Homecoming for example. It's an amazing show starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot). If it was a Netflix Original it would have been one of the most talked about shows right now. But because it is on Amazon Prime, very few people have seen it. This list is a quick guide to similar titles. Below are the best shows on Amazon Prime you're probably missing out on.