3 underrated movies on Hulu you need to watch in November

Hulu is ringing in Huludays in November with so many Christmas movies that it’s almost as if the streamer forgot that we still have to celebrate Thanksgiving before December even begins. Still, Hulu is a great gift for movie lovers, with a strong lineup of films from 20th century studios, as well as some lesser-rated films that you should check out.

Our picks for the month include a classic Christmas comedy, a great action film from Guillermo del Toro, and a drama you won’t soon forget. These are three underrated movies on Hulu you should watch in November.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Warner Bros. Pictures

Is it too early for Christmas movies? Hulu certainly doesn’t think so, but we’ll have to wait a few weeks first National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Comes. This is where it’s really easy to feel for Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase). He simply lives with his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their children, Audrey (Juliet Lewis) and Rusty (big bang theoryJohnny Galecki) Have a great Christmas. But the family is struggling, the grandparents are fighting, and Ellen’s cousins, Katherine (Miriam Flynn) and Eddie Johnson (Randy Quaid), have arrived unannounced.

As first seen National Lampoon’s Holidays, Clark has had some anger problems in the past. But this holiday season will push her to her absolute limits, especially when she learns that her boss, Frank Shirley (Brian Doyle-Murray), has canceled her Christmas bonus.

Watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation November 23rd on Hulu.

Pacific Rim (2013)

Rinko Kikuchi suits up in Pacific Rim (2013) directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures

If you want to unwrap your toys quickly, Pacific Rim This could be the perfect choice for the holiday season. Director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro doesn’t get enough credit for taking a simple idea – giant monsters (kaiju) vs. giant robots (Jaegers) – and turning it into one of the best action movies of the last decade.

Charlie Hunnam plays Jagger’s former pilot Raleigh Beckett, who accomplished the rare feat of piloting Jagger solo after the deaths of his co-pilot and brother during an attack. Years later, alien kaiju are coming out of the ocean with increasing frequency, which is why Marshall Stacker returns to the scene in a series of events in the pentecost (AnimalIdris Elba recruits Raleigh to come out of retirement. Pentecost’s adopted daughter, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), may be the most suited co-pilot for Raleigh, but she has her own trauma to work through before they can save the world together.

Watch Pacific Rim On Hulu.

Frozen River (2008)

Misty Upham and Melissa Leo in Frozen River.
Sony Pictures Classics

frozen river It takes place around Christmas time, but it’s not one of those inspirational and uplifting family holiday movies. Instead, it is the story of two desperate women, Rae Eddy (Melissa Leo) and Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), who are strangers to each other, and yet face similar circumstances at this point in their lives. To replace their respective finances, Ray and Leela form an alliance to smuggle immigrants across the US-Canada border.

Despite their efforts to stay under the radar, Ray and Leela’s activities soon attract the wrong kind of attention. And neither Ray nor Leela will emerge unscathed from the consequences of their actions.

Watch frozen river On Hulu.

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