What to Watch: Amazon Prime Video and Hulu

What to Watch: Amazon Prime Video and Hulu

Caroline Wilking, Staff Writer

As we continue to practice healthy habits and social distancing, you may find yourself with an Amazon Prime or Hulu account, wondering what new series to start during our time out of school. The following article contains shows and movies that you may want to watch — in moderation, of course, because staring at the TV all day isn’t healthy or productive.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has a lot of movies, most of which you’ve never heard of, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, this article will only outline the more familiar shows and movies. If you’re feeling adventurous, though, go ahead and check out whichever underground films you find most intriguing on the site.

In the world of television series, Prime Video is home to two widely popular ones: “Downton Abbey” and “Parks and Recreation.” With each show containing six or more seasons, you certainly won’t run out of material to watch.

Prime Video also has a few Marvel movies:

  • “The Avengers”
  • “Captain America: The First Avenger”
  • “Thor”
  • “Iron Man 2”

And some Disney classics:

  • “Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl”
  • “National Treasure”
  • “Spy Kids”
  • “The Karate Kid”
  • “Incredibles 2”

For the horror fan, “A Quiet Place” and “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” can be found on Amazon Prime.

Learn more about the recently reunited Jonas Brothers in the documentary “Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness.”

Finally, Prime Video has two Catholic films recommended by our own Mr. Wielgopolski: “Romero” and “Entertaining Angels.”


Depending on which plan you purchase, Hulu provides movie and show streaming and sometimes live TV streaming. These shows and movies are all available on the basic Hulu plan.

If you’re in the mood for some laughs, check out:

  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • “Seinfeld”
  • Superstore”
  • “The Mindy Project”

Or, if you want something more dramatic:

  • “The OC”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • “This is Us”
  • “The Good Doctor”
  • “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”
  • “One Tree Hill”

You can catch up on your favorite reality TV shows:

  • “Fixer Upper”
  • “Chopped and Chopped Jr.”
  • “House Hunters” (and the international version)
  • “Cupcake Wars”
  • “The Bachelor” season 24
  • “The Masked Singer”
  • “The Voice”
  • “American Idol”
  • “Catfish”

Or watch a superhero adventure:

  • “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
  • “Venom”
  • “Aquaman”
  • “Shazam!”
  • “Marvel’s Runaways”

Or bring the entire family together for a movie night:

  • “Yesterday”
  • “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
  • “Free Willy”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “The Prince of Egypt”

Good luck deciding what to watch, and do your best to stay safe and healthy!