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3 underrated movies on Hulu you need to watch in June 2024

Ryan Phillippe points a gun in a scene from American Murderer.
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June will be a big month for Hulu with The Bear season 3 premiering in a few weeks. Until then, there is a wide selection of movies to stream before returning to the kitchen with Carmy. Notable movies to stream include Anatomy of a FallAnchormanBad Boys for LifeThe BatmanWar for the Planet of the Apes, and Ferrari.

All of those films are some of the most popular options on the streaming platform. However, several under-the-radar movies are ready to be watched with the click of a button. This June, stream these three underrated movies, including a sexy rom-com from a prominent producer, a thriller about an infamous criminal, and a 1980s teen comedy.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

A man in a suit presses up against a woman on a bed.
20th Century Fox

Name an Academy Award-winning filmmaker of the last 40 years who rarely gets mentioned with the top producers and directors of the era. I’ll go first: Edward Zwick. Run through Zwick’s films from 1980 to 2010, and you’ll be shocked by how many hits you recognize. The last movie from Zwick during his prolific run was Love & Other Drugs, starring Road House‘s Jake Gyllenhaal and Eileen‘s Anne Hathaway.

1990s Pittsburgh. Jamie Randall (Gyllenhaal) is a playboy whose womanizing costs him his job at an electronic store. Jamie gets a job as a pharmaceutical sales rep tasked with selling antidepressants to doctors. While trying to make a deal with a doctor, Jamie meets Maggie (Hathaway), a young woman who suffers from early-onset Parkinson’s. Jamie and Maggie begin a relationship where they engage in casual sex without a serious commitment. The more Jamie spends time with Maggie, the more he wants to be with her. Yet, Maggie refuses to let Jamie get any closer. Will love find a way for these two imperfectly perfect souls?

Watch Love & Other Drugs on Hulu.

American Murderer (2022)

Tom Pelphrey holds a gun in a scene from American Murderer.
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The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has featured some of the world’s most notorious criminals, from Osama bin Laden and Whitey Bulger to Ted Bundy and Eric Robert Rudolph. One name you might not recognize is Jason Derek Brown, a captivating con man who committed the most heinous crime of all: murder.

American Murderer stars Tom Pelphrey as Brown, a man who will lie, cheat, and scheme his way into making a quick buck. In 2004, Brown devised a plan to rob an armored truck carrying thousands of dollars in cash outside of a Phoenix movie theater. Yet, the robbery goes haywire, resulting in a murder that forces Brown to go on the run. Lance Leising (Ryan Phillippe) is the lawman tasked with catching Brown. See how Brown went from petty criminal to FBI fugitive in this thrilling crime drama from director Matthew Gentile.

Watch American Murderer on Hulu.

Weird Science (1985)

A kid in the front seat of a car puts his arm around a girl.
Universal Pictures

On June 13, Hulu will release Brats, Andrew McCarthy’s documentary about the Brat Pack from the 1980s. The Brat Pack featured some of Hollywood’s rising stars, including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, and Rob Lowe. One of the more underrated members of the group was Anthony Michael Hall. After his memorable appearances in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Hall headlined his first movie, Weird Science.

Written and directed by John Hughes, Weird Science poses this scenario: What if two nerds created the perfect woman? Two outcasts — Gary (Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) — decide to channel their inner Dr. Frankenstein and diagram the ideal woman on a computer. After a power surge, the boys’ creation comes to life as Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a beautiful and charismatic woman. With Lisa by their side, the boys’ popularity skyrockets, putting them on the radar of their bullies, Ian (Oppenheimer‘s Robert Downey Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler). It all culminates with a party that could change everything for Gary and Wyatt. While it’s not one of Hughes’ best films, Weird Science still has enough laughs and charm to make this a worthy high school comedy

Watch Weird Science on Hulu.

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