5 movies leaving Hulu in February that you should watch now

Hulu routinely has some of the best movies available to stream, and it’s a nice change of pace from Disney+, which isn’t adding much at the moment. Hulu may not have the subscriber numbers of its sister streaming service, but it has something for movie fans of all stripes.

Unfortunately, even Hulu isn’t immune to losing some great titles every month. Since February is a short month, most Hulu departures are scheduled for February 28th and 29th. Below are our top picks for five movies leaving Hulu in February that you should watch. If you want the full details, check out our roundup of everything leaving Hulu in February.

Die Hard with Vengeance (1995)

20th Century Studios

There is so much discourse about what Die Hard is a Christmas movie that fans tend to overlook Die Hard with Vengeance, aka the last great Die Hard movie. A young Samuel L. Jackson plays Zeus Carver, an ordinary guy who finds John McClane (Bruce Willis) when he is forced to play the deadliest version of Simon Says.

Simon (Jeremy Irons) has a particular grudge against McClane, and he won’t let Zeus escape unscathed for interfering with his revenge. This forces McClane and Zeus to work together to prevent the death of innocent people. However, McClane soon realizes that even though Simon wants him dead, the game is just a distraction from his real plans.

Watch Die Hard With Vengeance on Upstream.

Paddington (2014)

Paddington Bear in Paddington.
StudioCanal

What’s not to love about Paddington Bear? Paddington perfectly capturing the charm of fan favorite child character Michael Bond, alongside Ben Whishaw (Part) as the voice of Paddington. The talking bear travels from Peru to London in search of a home, where he soon meets Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins), and their two children.

The Brown family accepted Paddington and embraced him with their hearts, but not everyone was happy with his existence. Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) wants to turn Paddington into a teddy bear to anger her late father. And this is one bottleneck that Paddington can’t overcome alone.

Watch Paddington on Upstream.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1991)

Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Buena Vista Image Distribution

The only blow that resisted The nightmare before Christmas is that this month is a bit out of season for any month other than October, November, or December. But there’s no denying that director Henry Selick did an incredible job bringing Tim Burton’s wacky characters to life in glorious stop-motion animation.

Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the self-proclaimed Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, suddenly learns of another holiday. Jack is so enamored with Christmas, that he decides to replace Santa Claus and add his own touch to the holiday. Catherine O’Hara voices Jack’s love interest, Sally, and Danny Elfman’s music makes their love shine on screen. Luckily, Disney hasn’t attempted to make a live-action version of this animated classic.

Watch The nightmare before Christmas on Upstream.

Sommersby (1993)

Richard Gere and Jodie Foster in Sommersby.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Since February is the month of lovers, it doesn’t feel right to leave out romantic stories on this list. Sommersby starring Jodie Foster (True Detective: Land of Night) as Laurel Sommersby, a woman who believes she is a widow in the Civil War until her husband, John Sommersby (Richard Gere), suddenly re-enters her life. John’s experiences in the war have made him a changed man, and a better father to their son, Rob (Brett Kelley).

John was so different that Laurel was convinced he wasn’t her husband… and he wasn’t the only one. John’s willingness to help the town, donate some of his land, and provide fair profits to freed black farmers angered the racists in their midst. Unfortunately, John is also charged with murder, and the only way to save his life is if Laurel can convince him to admit that he is not who he claims to be.

Watch Sommersby on Upstream.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Straight Outta Compton cast.
Universal Pictures

Music bio films are very popular, as exemplified by Bob Marley: One Love led the box office last weekend. In comparison, there haven’t been many biopics about rappers Straight Out of Compton fills that void with a look back at one of the most influential groups of all time: NWA

Ice Cube (played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Andre “Dr. Dre” Young (Corey Hawkins), Eric “Eazy-E” Wright (Jason Mitchell), Antoine “DJ Yella” Carraby (Neil Brown Jr.), and Lorenzo “MC Ren” Patterson (Aldis Hodge) united and changed rap music forever . As quickly as NWA rose, their fall was just as swift as Ice Cube, Dre, and Eazy-E turned against each other and went their separate ways. Regardless of the group’s fate, their music lives on.

Watch Straight Outta Compton on Upstream.

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