Top 100 Original Shows on FX
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing FX, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 100 list of the best original shows on FX, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Jun 14, 2021.
34. Sons of Anarchy
An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.
8.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Dec 9, 2014
Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 10, 2018
32. The Ultimate Fighter
Sixteen men from across the Americas travel to Las Vegas with one dream, one goal - to become The Ultimate Fighter. Determination. Discipline. Excellence. At the end of each week, one fighter from each team must fight in the Octagon to avoid being kicked out of the UFC Training Center until only two remain in each weight division. In the end, The Ultimate Fighter will be decided by a competition match -- a head-to-head fight to the finish inside the Octagon. The weak are eliminated...The strong will survive...Only one will be left standing from each weight class...The Ultimate Fighter.
6.8 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jun 15, 2021
31. Mayans M.C.
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 11, 2021
A six-part documentary miniseries chronicling the fight for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America.
9.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 21, 2021
Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
8.1 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Apr 21, 2021
Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who's driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place -- they're best friends. The show also features Russ and Lina's friend AJ, who is recently divorced and pretending he's over his wife, and their other friend Jess, who is married to a much older man who can't keep up with her.
6.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Oct 1, 2015
A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
8.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Nov 29, 2020
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.
7.5 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Crime | Released: Sep 12, 2012
A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.
8.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jun 6, 2021
24. Hip Hop Uncovered
Set against 40 years of music history, this six-part documentary series takes a deep dive into the paradox of America’s criminalization of the genre and its fascination with the street culture that created it and still exists within it. Instead of telling the story of hip hop from the top down, this documentary tells the story from the streets up, as it reveals the untold story of how America’s streets helped shape hip hop culture from an expression of survival and defiance into music’s most dominant genre.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 26, 2021
Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who's a big fan of his early work.
5.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 1, 2016
22. Black Narcissus
Himalayas, 1934. A remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. Adaptation of the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 23, 2020
21. American Crime Story
An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
7.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 7, 2021
20. American Horror Story
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 25, 2021
19. Lights Out
Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.
7.9 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Apr 5, 2011
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Feb 25, 2017
17. A Wilderness of Error
A five-part documentary series based on the best-selling book by Errol Morris. When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man.
4.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 2, 2020
A handcrafted assortment of bite-sized content served up to viewers as a tasty treat for the mind. Featuring a diverse array of narratives from storytellers both new and established, this carefully curated half-hour weekly showcase features both live-action and animated comedy programs of varied length that are equal parts thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, artistic, authentic and raw. (Not to mention, totally gif-able!)
6.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Apr 29, 2021
15. The Most Dangerous Animal of All
Soon after his birth-mother contacted him for the first time, Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His disturbing identity would force Stewart to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary, Mystery | Released: Mar 6, 2020
14. The Comedians
A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
6.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 25, 2015
13. Mr Inbetween
Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Jun 15, 2021
Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 28, 2015
Jim Jefferies, an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, is endeavoring to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by Steve, his neurotic best friend and roommate, a cyber-law library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother Billy, who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 14, 2014
Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 23, 2017
9. What We Do in the Shadows
A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
7.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 2, 2021
8. The Americans
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 30, 2018
A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Apr 14, 2015
Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 3, 2010
5. The League
The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 9, 2015
4. The Strain
A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
7.4 ⭐ | Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 17, 2017
3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Nov 20, 2019
David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
7.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 12, 2019
A suburban neurotic man in his late 20s has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 16, 2021