9 movies to watch on Hulu Thanksgiving weekend

9 Movies To Stream On Hulu Thanksgiving Weekend


The long holiday weekend is nearly here–is your binge-watch list ready?

As you relax into the holiday weekend, there’s no better way to spend quality family time than huddled together on the couch watching your favorite movies. 

If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’re in luck. The platform has dozens of movies to choose from, and even has an entire section dedicated to holiday and Christmas movies to get you into the seasonal spirit.

Grab your popcorn, blankets and pillows–here are nine movies to get cozy with and watch on Hulu this holiday weekend:

1. Aquaman

DC Comics is a family favorite for its action-packed superhero films, and “Aquaman” doesn’t disappoint.

This film stars Jason Momoa as the larger-than-life Aquaman and features amazing CGI effects that will take viewers into an alternate universe. The action-packed adventure reveals the story of Arthur Curry, who is half-human and half-Atlantean. Throughout the film, he is faced with battles that must make him accept who he is meant to be: The King. 

2. Crazy Rich Asians

This was undoubtedly one of the most successful movies of 2018–it reeled in over $238 million at the box office. With a charming storyline and a fresh cast, its success makes sense.

“Crazy Rich Asians,” based on a novel by Kevin Kwan, chronicles the experience of a Chinese-American woman from New York who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend to visit his family. Upon arrival, she finds out that he’s part of one of the most wealthy families in the country. 

Along the way, the couple navigate what it means to come from different social classes–and works hard to figure out how to make his superficial family accepting of their relationship.

3. Love Actually

If you’re in the mood for a Christmas classic, “Love Actually” is a great pick. 

This 2003 film, starring Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon, follows the lives of eight different couples in the weeks leading up to Christmas in London. Viewers follow along as they see just how chaotic things can get during the holidays–and how fascinating it is that they are all loosely related. 

4. Disney’s A Christmas Carol

A more family-friendly holiday film available on Hulu is “Disney’s A Christmas Carol.” 

This adaptation of the holiday classic by Charles Dickens stars Jim Carrey, who plays multiple roles in the film, including Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts that haunt him. Though the film is family-friendly, it was widely criticized for its dark tone–so make sure those who are watching are of appropriate age to understand.

5. 27 Dresses

“27 Dresses” is a perfect choice for a lighter comedy. The 2008 film stars Katherine Heigl (who you might recognize from “Grey’s Anatomy”) and is a hilarious telling of a woman who played bridesmaid for 27 weddings.

Viewers will follow along as they watch the main character, Jane, get caught up in a romance of her own. Along the way, Jane meets a paper reporter who wants to write about her experience as a professional bridesmaid–but feelings start to develop along the way.

6. Shrek

Remember this modern-day classic? “Shrek” is one of the most compelling movies of recent history, and that’s because it has a storyline that appeals to everyone.

The main character Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a lovable but ugly swamp creature. Viewers follow along as he sets out with Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy) to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from Lord Farquaad. Along the way, a secret about Princess Fiona is revealed–and creates an unexpected, but enlightening twist.

7. I, Tonya

I, Tonya was one of the most talked about films in 2017. This film is a biography about competitive figure skater Tonya Harding and her inevitable fall from grace as she fought to remain relevant in the figure skating industry.

What’s interesting about this film is that it portrays Harding as the victim or her abusive mother, despite all of the evidence that she was a criminal and plotted the injury of Nancy Kerrigon, her rival. The movie is intriguing and gives one of the most notorious names in figuring skating a new light.

8. Surf’s Up

Adding to the kid-friendly titles on this list is “Surf’s Up.” This cute animated film from 2007 by Sony follows a 17-year-old penguin named Cody who wants to be a professional surfer. Throughout his journey, Cody is tested on his surfing skills.

Parents can watch along with this kid-friendly movie and still enjoy themselves–it’s witty commentary will bring laughs to anyone of all ages. 

9. Fyre Fraud

We couldn’t leave a documentary off this list. If you’re in the mood to witness some debauchery, the “Fyre Fraud” documentary will satisfy that desire.

This Hulu original chronicles how faux-businessman Billy McFarland managed to scam wealthy millennials into paying thousands for access to what was promised to be the festival of a lifetime. Instead, festival-goers arrived in the Bahamas to less-than-ideal scenarios — including food shortages, accommodation shortages and no way to travel back home.