Best Movies On Netflix And Hulu For A Thrill Ride

Some of the best movies on Netflix and Hulu offer plenty of thrills to leave the stresses of the real world behind. Netflix and Hulu's library of movies provides plenty of titles to choose from for quality entertainment. Hulu has certainly stepped up their game to compete with Netflix, and their selection proves that. Some of the movies listed are more action based, some lean towards horror and comedy, but they are all perfect for a nice thrill ride.

John Dies at the End

Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) wrote and directed this picture starring Paul Giamatti and Rob Mayes. Horror fans will appreciate seeing Angus Scrimm in the film, and the irony of him playing a priest, as he is most known for his portrayal of the evil Tall Man in the Phantasm movies. John Dies at the End is one of the more unique movies on Netflix.


Nothing says action and thrills more than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Hercules gives audiences plenty of epic action sequences as well as a few laughs along the way, and it is currently available on Hulu.

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Pirates of the Caribbean

What could be better than a movie about pirates? A movie about pirates starring Johnny Depp! This classic offers as much adventure as it does laughs, and Newsweek explains why this is one of the best movies on Netflix.

"Here -- in a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced high-seas adventure that incorporates roaring cannons, oddball comedy, a love story and more than a touch of the supernatural -- Depp unleashes his theatrical bravado. He's hilarious."
American Ultra

Romance, comedy, potheads, action — this film has it all. Per their usual, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart have great chemistry together, and John Leguizamo provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. American Ultra is currently available on Hulu.

Mission: Impossible 3

Nothing says action and stunning visuals more than a Mission: Impossible movie. Two things make this addition to the franchise special: it's the only one co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, and it co-stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. When it comes to movies that offer both suspense and action, this is one of the best. M:I3 is currently available on Netflix.

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Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

Sticking with the Tom Cruise spy theme, this is the latest addition in the franchise. This selection offers more than just a change on where they put the colon in the title, as critics raved for this adventure. This selection offers plenty of thrills and special effects, and you can see it all on Hulu.

Final Destination 3

If you're looking for a blend of action-adventure and horror, then this is for you. The roller coaster scene is worth the viewing alone, and you can check it out on Netflix.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Robert Rodriguez movies tend to be very hit or miss — this one hit the bull's-eye! Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, and Juliette Lewis star in this movie that blends action and horror into one intense, and often funny, movie. From Dusk Till Dawn is currently on Netflix.

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The Expendables 3

The ensemble cast alone guarantees nonstop thrills: Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, and more. The Expendables 3 is currently streaming on Hulu.

London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen may not be winning any awards, but it certainly provides action and magnificent special effects. Plus, it's never a bad time watching movies starring Morgan Freeman. This is one of the latest additions of movies in the Netflix library.


With movies and shows like Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Trek, it's clear that J.J. Abrams knows how to deliver excitement. Cloverfield is a first person point of view film that's filled with excitement from beginning to end. IMDB provides the synopsis for one of the best movies on Hulu.

"Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character."
Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China is one of the most iconic movies from the '80s, and it never gets old. Rotten Tomatoes describes why this is one of the best movies on Netflix.

"Brimming with energy and packed with humor, Big Trouble in Little China distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them."


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From Hercules to Big Trouble in Little China, some of the best movies on Netflix and Hulu is perfect for a thrill ride.

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