10 Great Hulu Movies under 90 Mins

Like Netflix, Hulu is an America-based video-on-demand service, boasting an admirable collection of TV shows and movies. The Walt Disney-controlled service may not be as popular as Netflix, but it’s still more than a worthy option to have at your disposal. Today, we’ll take a stroll through the service’s comprehensive repertoire of movies, and get you a list of 10, sub-90 minute movies you must watch on Hulu.

Blackfish (83 minutes)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: IMDB – 8.1; Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
  • Watch: Blackfish

Documentaries, by nature, focus more on information than the art of storytelling. Blackfish — the story of a captive killer whale named Tilikum — successfully manages to capture the tension of a killing machine while also emphasizing the relationship between man and nature. If you don’t mind learning something fascinating over 1.5 hours, give this one a quick watch.

Child’s Play – 1988 (87 minutes)

  • Genre: Horror/Mystery
  • Rating: IMDB – 6.6; Rotten Tomatoes – 71%
  • Watch: Child’s Play

This late-1980s classic is one of the pioneers of the spirit-possessing-dolls genre. The movie sees the spirit of a serial killer take shelter inside a little doll, which just happens to casually land in Karen and her son, Andy’s, home. Of course, the doll now wishes to wreak havoc and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

March of the Penguins (80 minutes)

If you’re in the mood for a light documentary, maybe to take the edge off after watching ‘Blackfish,’ you should definitely consider watching ‘March of the Penguins.’ The documentary captures the magnificent breeding ritual of Empire penguins through breathtaking panning shots amid the pristine beauty of Antarctica. This tale of parenthood and sacrifice, which required over a year of shooting in sub-zero conditions, should definitely be everyone’s Hulu watchlist.

Hot Rod (88 minutes)

  • Genre: Comedy/Adventure
  • Rating: IMDB – 6.7; Rotten Tomatoes – 39%
  • Watch: Hot Rod

Truth be told, Hot Rod isn’t a perfect comedy movie. However, when you have Andy Samberg leading the charge, you don’t need much to make a movie enjoyable. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star does that without breaking a sweat. The movie, at its heart, is all about a “loser” stuntman’s relationship with his “superstar” stepdad. Watch it if you’re in the mood for a mindless comedy.

The Overnight (79 minutes)

  • Genre: Comedy/Mystery
  • Rating: IMDB – 6.1; Rotten Tomatoes – 83%
  • Watch: The Overnight

Coming in well short of the 1.5-hour mark, The Overnight belongs to one of those genres — Sex Comedy — which are on the verge of extinction. It probably wouldn’t help you make conversations in a cocktail party, but it’d most certainly help you bag a few laughs when you’re chilling with friends. The story revolves around two couples who decide to kick back a little after a “harmless” dinner party. Short, hilarious, and easy to recommend.

Liar Liar (87 minutes)

  • Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
  • Rating: IMDB – 6.9; Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
  • Watch: Liar Liar

The great Jim Carrey takes the screen as ruthless lawyer Archie Bowflex, who would go to any extent — lies, lies, and more lies — to get his way. His son, Max, disappointed by dad’s pathological lying and knack for putting work above family, makes an honest man out of Archie by wishing for one full day of truthfulness. Unable to speak any lies, Archie learns a lesson or two about keeping promises.

Chicken Run (85 minutes)

  • Genre: Animated/Family
  • Rating: IMDB – 7; Rotten Tomatoes – 97%
  • Watch: Chicken Run

Good, short animated movies used to be a rarity in the early 2000s. This weird one, however, manages to tick all the boxes and delivers a fulfilling experience. In this movie, you’ll be rooting for a rooster and a chicken as they plot to escape from a chicken farm. The stakes are increased tenfolds when they find out that the owner is already preparing to execute them.

Little Men – 2016 (85 minutes)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: IMDB – 6.7; Rotten Tomatoes – 96%
  • Watch: Little Men

For most of us, things used to be a lot simpler when we were little teenagers. Sadly for Michael and Theo — two budding friends in Brooklyn, New York — things are a little more complicated. For “reasons unknown,” their respective parents can’t seem to stand each other, which, unfortunately, isn’t really helping their young and developing friendship.

Palm Springs (90 minutes)

  • Genre: Comedy/Rom-Com
  • Rating: IMDB – 7.5; Rotten Tomatoes – 94%
  • Watch: Palm Springs

Andy Sandberg’s second appearance on our little list, and this one’s even more ingenious than the first. Released in 2020, Palm Springs sheds light on a budding romantic relationship between two wedding guests, Nyles and Sarah — portrayed by Sandberg and Cristin Milioti, respectively. One little catch, though. The two are stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again.

A Quiet Place (90 minutes)

  • Genre: Horror/Sci-fi
  • Rating: IMDB – 7.5; Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
  • Watch: A Quiet Place

When John Krasinski and Emily Blunt came out with ‘A Quiet Place’ in 2018, most were excited to see the real-life couple transform into a reel one. However, we don’t think anyone expected the result to be this brilliant and horrifying tale of survival. The plot here is simple: don’t make a peep and do all you can to keep the noise-sensitive monsters at bay. One little noise and all hell breaks loose.

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