Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride | Photo Credits: 20th Century Fox

Looking for the best shows and movies to watch on Hulu this month? Hulu is kicking off 2021 by adding an exciting array of movies to its slate — all the better to keep you indoors while it’s cold and contagious outside. There’s something for everyone, including a modern Western that nabbed plenty of Oscar nominations, a beloved sports romance, and a classic fantasy adventure. 

Plus, later in the month, Hulu will be adding a new original movie that pushes the bounds of what a magic show can be — no, seriously — and marking the American debut of a hit Canadian comedy.

Our picks for the best shows and movies to watch on Hulu in January are below, but here is the complete list of what’s new on Hulu in January. If you’re looking for even more suggestions, click over to our http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-best-tv-shows-movies-binge-watch-december-netflix-hulu-amazon-quarantine/?ftag=.



The Best Shows and Movies on Hulu This Month


Hell or High Water

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Available Jan. 1
Start 2021 in style with this modern Western thriller. Hell or High Water is a gritty heist movie with a top-notch cast: Chris Pine and Ben Foster star as brothers who rob a bank in order to provide for their family, while Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham play the Texas Rangers on their tail. Director David Mackenzie and writer Taylor Sheridan — who’s now a big-time TV guy thanks to creating Yellowstone — give their cat-and-mouse game real heft, taking the story in a surprisingly introspective direction. It’s a stunning frontier drama that earned four Oscar nominations but still somehow feels like it doesn’t get talked about enough.


Love & Basketball

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Available Jan. 1
Love & Basketball was the directorial debut of The Old Guard‘s Gina Prince-Bythewood, who has said that her goal while writing the film was to “make a Black When Harry Met Sally.” She succeeded; it’s become a turn-of-the-millennium classic. Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps are the perfect team as next-door neighbors and childhood sweethearts pursuing their dreams of becoming professional basketball players. On top of being a dreamy romance, Love & Basketball is also a smart sports movie about the pressure young athletes face. 

 
 

The Princess Bride

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