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3 action movies on Hulu you need to watch in June

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.
Universal Pictures

So far, with few exceptions, action has not been hitting at the box office this summer. But if you’re looking for an action fix at home, then Hulu has just what you need this month. Hulu doesn’t just have action flicks — it has some of the biggest summer blockbusters ever made. And while Hulu doesn’t always get the most recent box office hits, the classics will always make the streaming service worthwhile for movie fans.

Our picks for the three action movies on Hulu that you need to watch in June include a standalone Fast and Furious flick, an action-packed sci-fi spectacular, and a 2022 film that made its first appearance on Hulu earlier this month.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.
Universal Pictures

On the face of it, it makes little sense for Luke Hobbs (The Smashing Machine‘s Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to team up after the animosity they’ve had for each other in the previous Fast and Furious movies. And yet Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw manages to work because it completely leans into its status as a buddy action comedy.

The story is more outrageous than the typical Fast and Furious flicks, with Idris Elba as Brixton Lore, a terrorist who has been given enhanced strength through cybernetic implants. Lore even calls himself the Black Superman at one point, and it’s hard to disagree. In order to stop Lore and his organization, Hobbs and Shaw have to put their respective grudges aside and team up. And in the traditional of classic action comedies, they even start to like each other by the end.

Watch Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw on Hulu.

Independence Day (1996)

The White House gets blown up in "Independence Day."
20th Century Studios

Nearly three decades ago, Independence Day blew into theaters as a big-budget alien invasion disaster flick on its way to becoming a blockbuster. This film also gets a lot of credit for making Will Smith (Bad Boys: Ride or Die) a movie star, while giving Bill Pullman one of the most memorable presidential speeches in cinematic history.

The short version of the story is that a fleet of large alien ships appear over multiple cities all over the world. Scientist David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) is one of the few who immediately recognizes that the aliens have come to destroy humanity, and his warning doesn’t come in time to prevent the initial destruction. The survivors, including Captain Steven Hiller (Smith), rally around President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman) as they make a last-ditch effort to save the planet … on the Fourth of July.

Watch Independence Day on Hulu.

Bullet Train (2022)

Brad Pitt takes a drink of water in Bullet Train.
Sony

The Fall Guy director David Leitch embraced the action comedy genre in his most recent movie, Bullet Train. Some of the deadliest assassins in the world have converged on a single bullet train in Japan, including Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), Yuichi Kimura (Andrew Koji), The Wolf (Bad Bunny), The Hornet (Zazie Beetz), and a manipulative young woman who goes by The Prince (Joey King).

Ladybug (Brad Pitt) wasn’t even supposed to be on the train, but he got roped into replacing a sick colleague. All Ladybug had to do was retrieve a briefcase full of cash and get off the train. That turns out to be very difficult when trained killers are blocking every exit. And in a bad case of mistaken identity, Ladybug has no idea why so many of the assassins are trying to murder him.

Watch Bullet Train on Hulu.

Blair Marnell
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