Top 50 Original Shows on Hulu
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Hulu, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 50 list of the best original shows on Hulu, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Sep 20, 2021.
48. The Orville
Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 25, 2019
47. Veronica Mars
In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.
7.8 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Comedy | Released: Jul 19, 2019
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 28, 2019
45. Marvel's Runaways
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
7.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Dec 13, 2019
44. The Act
A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Released: May 1, 2019
43. Future Man
Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night, is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
7.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 3, 2020
An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 4, 2016
Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, War & Politics | Released: May 17, 2019
Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.
6.5 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Jul 16, 2018
39. The Looming Tower
While Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda become a global threat, the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently sets the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the Iraq War.
7.6 ⭐ | War & Politics, Drama | Released: Apr 18, 2018
38. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Aspiring super-villain Dr. Horrible wants to join the Evil League of Evil and win the girl of his dreams, but his nemesis, Captain Hammer, stops him at every turn.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jul 19, 2008
37. Shut Eye
A darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Former magician Charlie Haverford oversees a number of fortune telling parlors on behalf of his violent and domineering Romani kingpin boss, until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset, making him question everything he has ever believed.
6.4 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Dec 6, 2017
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7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 7, 2018
35. Dimension 404
Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.
6.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 25, 2017
34. The Wrong Mans
Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 23, 2014
33. Looking for Alaska
Teenager Miles enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. After an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends try to make sense of what they have been through.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 19, 2019
32. Hard Sun
Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.
6.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Feb 10, 2018
31. The Bisexual
Leila takes a break from her decade long relationship with partner Sadie, and begins to explore her own bisexuality.
7.8 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Nov 14, 2018
30. This Way Up
A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 14, 2021
29. Find Me in Paris
When Lena Grisky, a Russian Princess and student at the Paris Opera Ballet School accidentally time travels to present day, she must quickly adapt if she hopes to keep her secret and hide from the dangerous Time Collectors.
9.2 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 21, 2020
Letterkenny follows Wayne, a good-ol’ country boy in Letterkenny, Ontario trying to protect his homegrown way of life on the farm, against a world that is constantly evolving around him. The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: Hicks, Skids, and Hockey Players. The three groups are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters; often ending with someone getting their ass kicked.
8.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 25, 2020
27. VICE Investigates
Stories told through a distinct reporting lens, immersive narratives and fresh perspectives on the important -- and sometimes controversial -- issues defining today’s culture.
10.0 ⭐ | | Released: Apr 3, 2020
26. Castle Rock
Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
7.2 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Dec 11, 2019
25. The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
Join seemingly ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary powers in a groundbreaking mythology about hope, greed, love and the force that moves us all.
8.4 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2011
24. Mrs. America
The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 27, 2020
23. The Head
Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.
7.5 ⭐ | Mystery | Released: Jul 17, 2020
22. The Handmaid's Tale
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
8.2 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Jun 16, 2021
Middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 27, 2021
Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, is on a spiritually conflicting journey in his New Jersey neighborhood, pulled between his Muslim community that thinks life is a constant test, his millennial friends who think life is full of endless possibilities, and a God who's always watching.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 29, 2020
In this fantasy anthology series, encounters with mermaids, fallen angels and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast.
7.0 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Oct 2, 2020
18. The First
Follow the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.
6.5 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Sep 14, 2018
17. No Man's Land
Dive into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.
7.4 ⭐ | War & Politics, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Sep 18, 2020
16. Wu-Tang: An American Saga
In the early 1990s in New York, during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, a visionary musician named Bobby Diggs aka The RZA begins to form a super group of a dozen young, black men, who will eventually rise to become one of the unlikeliest success stories in American music history.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Sep 15, 2021
15. Little Fires Everywhere
The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 22, 2020
After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
7.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 15, 2019
13. Light as a Feather
Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 4, 2019
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.
7.0 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 16, 2020
11. The Great
A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Nov 19, 2021
A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Dec 6, 2019
A dysfunctional family tries to help each other navigate the modern dating scene. Recent divorcee Tara and her bachelor brother coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under the same roof again for the second time and raising her teenage daughter.
6.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 31, 2018
8. McCartney 3, 2, 1
Paul McCartney sits down for a rare in-depth one-on-one with legendary producer Rick Rubin to discuss his ground breaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 70s arena rock of Wings and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist.
10.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 16, 2021
7. Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
9.1 ⭐ | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | Released: Sep 14, 2021
6. Four Weddings and a Funeral
Maya, the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings…and a funeral.
7.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 11, 2019
5. Nine Perfect Strangers
At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 15, 2021
4. The D'Amelio Show
From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to overnight success and thrust into the Hollywood limelight overnight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined.
9.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Sep 3, 2021
3. Y: The Last Man
Traverse a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Follow the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
8.0 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Sep 13, 2021
2. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.
6.1 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jun 20, 2021
The story of how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan.
0.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 13, 2021