23 Years Ago This Blockbuster Hit a $450M Jackpot, and Now It’s Headed to Hulu

23 Years Ago This Blockbuster Hit a $450M Jackpot, and Now It’s Headed to Hulu
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Thus, the best movie series was born.

When we're looking for the perfect movie to watch in a big company, it's rarely something too niche or genre-specific, but rather a story that caters to everyone's tastes.

It better be fun and dynamic so as not to ruin the evening, have some A-listers in the cast to make sure the acting is good, and a solid Rotten Tomatoes rating so as not to scare anyone away.

Ocean's Eleven, the blockbuster that really blew up the theaters more than two decades ago with a daring, action-packed tale of the heist of the century, hits all these marks and remains one of the greatest classics of a genre everyone knows.

The story was so successful, in fact, that it was continued in 2004's Ocean's Twelve and 2007's Ocean's Thirteen, and then expanded with an all-female Ocean's 8. And now the original trilogy is about to get a whole lot easier to watch, as it arrives on Hulu on April 1.

Where to Watch Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and many other extremely talented and well-known celebrities, Ocean's Eleven is the story of an epic heist organized by Danny Ocean, who has just gotten out of prison and has his eyes set on the big prize of Casino Business cash.

George Clooney's Ocean wasn't the only one who hit the jackpot. With a production budget of $85 million, the film grossed $450 million at the box office, making it the fifth highest grossing film of 2001 and marking its success in theaters.

It wasn't just a commercial success, but also a critical one, with an 83% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Of the three films in the series, the first one has the highest rating, with Ocean's Twelve following at 55% and Ocean's Thirteen landing at 70%. Reviews have noted the satisfying old Hollywood style of storytelling and how re-watchable the film is more than 20 years later.

While it may not be the most critically acclaimed movie Steven Soderbergh has ever directed, it is definitely one of the most recognizable, re-watchable, and fun movies to put on when you want to be entertained but don't want to struggle to find something new that matches the production quality.

Right now, the movie is available for streaming on Max, but starting April 1, you will be able to watch all three installments of Danny Ocean's grand scheme on Hulu.