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The 12 Best Things Coming to Hulu in March 2024

With an incredible batch of classic films plus fresh documentaries and original series, this streamer is the place to be this spring


spinner image Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Timothée Chalamet in a scene from the film "Dune: Part One."
(Left to right) Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Timothée Chalamet in "Dune: Part One."
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With spring finally on the horizon, a bouquet of new titles is sprouting up on Hulu this month. There’s a pair of brand-new original documentaries, a limited series inspired by the true story of a Jewish family separated at the beginning of World War II, and a crop of movie favorites making their debuts on the streamer — in other words, something for everyone. Here are the 12 best things coming to Hulu this month.

Coming March 1

The Descendants (2011, R)

With The Holdovers competing for the best picture Oscar, it’s a good time to catch up with another of director Alexander Payne’s gems about complicated relationships. George Clooney, 62, stars as a land owner on the island of Kaua‘i trying to reconnect with his two daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) after their mother falls into a coma from a boating accident. It sounds heavy, I know. But Clooney mixes some playful moments in with the poignant ones. Plus, the Hawaiian locations are stunning.  

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Dune (2021, PG-13)

Itching to check out Dune: Part Two when it hits theaters, but need a refresher course on the first one? You’re in luck: It’s now on Hulu. The adaptation by director Denis Villeneuve, 56, of Frank Herbert’s freaky sci-fi novel is a wild, trippy, shoot-the-works blockbuster about warring clans fighting over a precious resource called “spice” on a desert planet. Timothée Chalamet (as a messiah figure) leads a who’s who cast that includes Óscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, 54, and Josh Brolin, 56.

Dunkirk (2017, PG-13)

Another back-catalog masterpiece from a current Oscar-nominated director. Oppenheimer helmer Christopher Nolan puts viewers right in the midst of the action with his harrowing recreation of this infamously fierce battle on land, on sea and in the air between the trapped and overpowered Allies and the Germans. Tom Hardy, Barry Keoghan and Kenneth Branagh, 63, star.

Enough Said (2013, PG-13)

A grownup movie about grownups dealing with grownup things. Hollywood doesn’t make many films like this anymore, so when it does and it turns out as wonderful as this, well, attention must be paid. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 63, and James Gandolfini play a pair of newly single lonelyhearts who find an unlikely spark at a time in life when they no longer thought it was possible. A great, underseen movie from writer-director Nicole Holofcener, 63.

Goodfellas (1990, R)

We’ve got ourselves a theme here. A classic résumé entry from yet a third 2024 Oscar-nominated director. This time, it’s Killers of the Flower Moon’s Martin Scorsese, 81. Sure, you’ve probably seen this brilliant mobster epic before … maybe more than once. But this blood-and-red-sauce saga about the criminal rise and fall of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) only gets richer and more rewarding with each viewing. Costarring Robert De Niro, 80, and Joe Pesci, 81, whom you definitely do not want to compare to a clown.

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L.A. Confidential (1997, R)

Hands down, the greatest neo-noir of the past 30 years, Curtis Hanson’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel about Tinseltown’s seedy underbelly is a vise-tight thriller about glitz, glamour, murder, police corruption and high-class pimps peddling escorts resembling movie stars (Oscar winner Kim Basinger, 70). If you’ve never seen this one, do yourself a favor. Russell Crowe, 59, Guy Pearce, 56, and Kevin Spacey, 64, play three very different cops with very different agendas.

Legends of the Fall (1994, R)

Break out the candles: Legends of the Fall is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Set in a picturesque Montana (actually Calgary) shortly before and after World War I, this sun-dappled Western romance about two brothers (Brad Pitt, 60, and Aidan Quinn, 64) fighting over their dead brother’s fiancée (Julia Ormand, 59) under the stern gaze of their father (Anthony Hopkins, 86) is a feast for the eyes and a workout for the tear ducts.

Stand by Me (1986, R)

Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s coming-of-age novella The Body is a master class in nostalgia and the power of friendship. Set in fictional Castle Rock, Oregon, in 1959, four tight-as-brothers pals (Wil Wheaton, 51, Corey Feldman, 52, Jerry O’Connell, 50, and River Phoenix) set out on an overnight hike to see a dead body in the woods. Along the way, they bond, swap campfire tales and try to hold on to what’s left of their youth. Good luck trying to get the song “Lollipop” out of your head afterward.

​​Coming March 5

Queens

Angela Bassett, 65, narrates this new National Geographic special about the wisdom and ferocity of the females of the animal kingdom who fight for the survival of their families. Give it up for Mother Nature’s ladies!

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​​Coming March 21

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Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told

This Hulu original documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Atlanta’s famous (and occasionally infamous) street party, Freaknik, which started as a Black cookout celebrating excellence in the African American community and ended up snowballing into an annual gathering with attendees numbering in the hundreds of thousands in the ’80s and ’90s.

​​Coming March 28

We Were the Lucky Ones

Based on Georgia Hunter’s best-selling novel, this Hulu limited series is inspired by the true story of one Jewish family separated at the onset of World War II. Forced to go in different directions, they do everything they can to survive and reunite against impossible odds, fueled by love and hope. Starring Joey King and Logan Lerman.

​​Coming March 29

Spermworld

Sure, the title may be a little off-putting, but once you get past that, you’ll discover that this FX documentary is actually about infertility and the unregulated online world of sperm donors and the prospective parents who cast their savings, hopes and dreams into the void.

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