When we think of the 1980s, the first thing to come to mind may be the decade’s big-budget Hollywood blockbusters. But it was also a time that produced many of our most cherished international favorites, from some of the most dynamic directors who ever lived. This week’s selection of free films on Hulu, Art House ’80s, is a reminder of the variety of great cinema the decade had to offer. Titles include Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast, Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law, François Truffaut’s The Last Metro, Lasse Hallström’s My Life as a Dog, Louis Malle’s My Dinner with André, and Wim Wenders’s Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire.
We’re also pleased to present Bruce Beresford’s 1981 antiwar classic Breaker Morant, based on the true story of the court martial of three Australian Army officers accused by their superiors of murdering a prisoner, despite the fact that they may have been carrying out orders. A major hit at home and around the world, Breaker Morant is not available on Criterion Blu-ray or DVD, but you can watch it in its entirety below or at Hulu. And remember that if you sign up for Hulu Plus for just $7.99 a month, you can see these and hundreds of other Criterion films commercial-free anytime.