Following on the heals of my roundup of the online movie/TV watching websites, I figured I'd go ahead and explore the winning site in search of the 10 best movies they to watch.
These are listed in no order, with no consideration for genre, popularity, or anything other than my own personal opinion. And, no, I'm not getting any money from Hulu, NBC, or anybody else. I'm just a nice guy who wants to keep you entertained.
This is the only Rocky film on Hulu, but it's a good one. Stallone, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan... this is a classic. Just go watch it.
This is one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. This was an over the top, special effects extravaganza back when that actually meant something. It's also one of the weirdest, most horrifying movies I've ever seen. That scene where the head grows spider legs and crawls away still freaks me out.
Hey... I said these were all free, right? What were you expecting? Citizen Kane? Settle for Dragonheart, which is actually a ridiculously entertaining fantasy film, and even years later the CG holds up and looks great. I love this movie.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
See the original before the remake comes out later this summer. This is one of the greatest thrillers from the golden age of the genre: the early 1970s. Walter Mathau and Robert Shaw are amazing and the suspense doesn't let up for a second. Check it out.
Paul Newman's last, great performance might be his all time best. This is one of those movies that gets better and more funny every time I watch it. And you get to see Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith naked.
Night of the Living Dead
Classic. This is one of my favorite films of all time.
Oh man... this movie is sooo bad. So bad it's good? That depends on how much you like (or even remember) Dana Carvey. Personally, I like the guy and this movie cracks me the hell up... but I can't really say it was a good movie.
Did you like Opportunity Knocks? Well, then you're going to love this one.
This isn't my favorite vampire movie, since the pacing is a little too slow, but it's a cult classic that's still a lot of fun. Check it out if you're into that Twilight crap and want to watch some real, badass vampires.
Howard the Duck
Whatever. I needed 10 films.
And, remember, Hulu won that contest because they are free and because their TV content is still unsurpassed, not their film selections. But that's another post for another time.