Top 100 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 100 list of the best original shows on Hulu, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Mar 1, 2021.
79. Utopia Falls
In a genre bending take on a coming of age story, a group of teens in a distant future colony uncover an ancient forbidden archive of historical, cultural and musical relics. This discovery forces them to question everything they've been taught, and use the power of music to ignite change in their reality to expose the truth.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Feb 14, 2020
78. Baghdad Central
Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.
6.4 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Mar 9, 2020
77. 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.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama, Documentary | Released: Oct 23, 2019
A portrait of a public woman, interweaving moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of Hillary Rodham Clinton's life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary herself, Bill Clinton, friends, and journalists, an examination of how she became simultaneously one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.
5.6 ⭐ | War & Politics, Documentary | Released: Mar 6, 2020
Kevin Pacalioglu may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people, so that’s pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City’s most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business, occasionally with the help of his best friend and drug dealer, Roofie.
6.5 ⭐ | Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 20, 2016
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.
8.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 25, 2020
Barbecue enthusiast and native Texan Kelsey Pribilski is on a quest to find secret menu items at some of the best barbecue joints in Texas. This new original series by Beef Loving Texans follows Kelsey on her search for these undiscovered, off-menu options. With the help of some renowned chefs and prominent pitmasters, there’s no telling what might be found along the way.
9.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 22, 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
71. Zac & Mia
"Zac and Mia", based on the novel by A.J. Betts, about 2 teens battling cancer in the same hospital. In the real world, Zac and Mia would have pretty much nothing in common, but in the hospital, where they're the only 2 teens on the ward, they develop an unbreakable bond. If cancer is the variable that changed everything, the only constant is their ever-deepening need for one another.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jan 31, 2019
Battleground is a mockumentary comedy-drama television series created by J. D. Walsh streamed on Hulu. The show follows a group of political campaign staffers working to elect a dark horse candidate to the U.S. Senate in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Walsh serves as executive producer alongside Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb.
The show marks Hulu's first foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on February 14, 2012.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Documentary, Drama, War & Politics | Released: May 8, 2012
69. Farmed and Dangerous
Farmed and Dangerous is a four-part webisode comedy series from Chipotle Mexican Grill. This series is a satire of "Big Ag" and "Big Food" practices, featuring the fictional megacorporation Animoil feeding cows petropellets, which are made from petroleum directly rather than indirectly, from the corn and soybean that require so much petroleum products to grow (nitrogen fertilizer is made from the nitrogen present in the air and hydrogen present in natural gas from fracking).
9.5 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Mar 10, 2014
68. East Los High
East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall in love with Jacob, a popular football player. From this forbidden love triangle, Maya, Jessie and Jacob, along with their close friends must face true-to-life decisions during a single dramatic and breath-taking year that will mark their lives forever.
8.6 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 1, 2017
67. The Weekly
A narrative documentary news program that features one or two of the New York Times’ biggest and most important visual stories each week following the stories and the reporters that work on them every step of the way.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary, News | Released: Mar 20, 2020
Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery | Released: Apr 16, 2020
65. 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
64. 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.
9.4 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 21, 2020
63. The Head
Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.
7.6 ⭐ | Mystery | Released: Jul 17, 2020
62. Normal People
Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 26, 2020
61. 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.”
8.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 27, 2020
60. Miss Sherlock
Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided by the principal of justice. Sherlock and Wato Tachibana get to know each other through a case and begin to rely on each other.
7.3 ⭐ | Crime, Mystery | Released: Jun 15, 2018
59. High Fidelity
Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Feb 14, 2020
58. My Dead Ex
A classic, will-they-won't they romance story. Charley is living your typical teenage girl’s life. Ben, Charley’s not so secret admirer, isn’t living at all. But a little thing like death can’t stop these two teens from falling in love. Or maybe it can.
6.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Mar 20, 2018
57. The Accident
A Welsh community devastated by tragedy is forced to confront difficult truths amid the search for justice.
5.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 14, 2019
56. The Hotwives of Orlando
A parody of one of the most popular franchises in reality television, “The Hotwives of Orlando,” takes you inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Central Florida's sexiest city, Orlando. The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money.
5.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 15, 2014
55. Safe Harbour
A group of six friends on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia come to the aid of a broken-down asylum seekers' boat, leading to a tragic series of events that return to haunt them four years later.
7.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 28, 2018
54. 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.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 19, 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.
7.2 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 16, 2020
52. 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
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 | Released: Dec 6, 2019
50. Leap Year
After being laid-off from their corporate day jobs, Aaron, Bryn, Derek, Olivia and Jack compete to get their businesses off the ground when a mystery benefactor promises to invest $500,000 in one of their startups.
10.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Aug 20, 2012
49. The Wrong Mans
Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 23, 2014
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.
7.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 15, 2019
47. RocketJump: The Show
A behind-the-scenes look at the RocketJump production team (Video Game High School) as they create phenomenal action-comedy short films. Each half-hour episode of the series will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump’s newest short and will include an exclusive look at the short film itself.
6.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Documentary | Released: Jan 12, 2016
46. The Orville
Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.
7.4 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 25, 2019
45. This Way Up
A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 12, 2019
44. 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.
8.8 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2011
43. Larry King Now
Watch Larry interview today's most interesting celebrities, world leaders, and internet stars as only the King can.
7.5 ⭐ | Talk | Released: Jun 10, 2013
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.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 29, 2020
41. Difficult People
Difficult People hails from the comedic minds of Julie Klausner (Ugly Americans) and Billy Eichner (Emmy-nominated Billy on the Streets), who star as themselves. As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations.
6.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 26, 2017
40. 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.
6.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Dec 6, 2017
39. 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.
6.6 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Sep 14, 2018
Annie is a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.
5.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 7, 2021
37. 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.
6.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 25, 2017
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.
8.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 18, 2020
35. 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
San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 29, 2017
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.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, War & Politics | Released: May 17, 2019
32. The Path
The Path explores the unknown and mysterious world of the cult-like Meyerist Movement in upstate New York. At the center of the movement lies Eddie, a conflicted husband; Sarah, his devoted wife; and Cal, an ambitious leader. We follow each as they contend with deep issues involving relationships, faith, and power.
6.6 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 28, 2018
31. Castle Rock
Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
7.3 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama | Released: Dec 11, 2019
A group of students trapped in a high school must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant.
6.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Oct 18, 2017
29. The Mindy Project
Obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small medical practice in New York City.
5.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 14, 2017
28. 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
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
26. Tomorrow's Cantabile
Musical prodigy Cha Yoo Jin dreams of conducting orchestras, but despite his ambitions and international upbringing, he's begrudgingly stuck in South Korea because of a traumatic childhood accident. Cue Seol Nae Il, a nutty classmate who eschews the rules and plays everything by ear, from music to life. Though initially repelled by her unrefined ways, Yoo Jin slowly discovers Nae Il is the unique melody to his harmony: combined, the two create a song that makes their hearts soar.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 2, 2014
t@gged is a modern day thriller that explores the terrifying risks of social media in a world of anonymity.
7.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 7, 2018
24. All Night
An overnight, lock-in graduation party in which a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 11, 2018
23. 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.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: May 15, 2020
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 28, 2019
21. The New York Times Presents
A series of standalone documentaries powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times, bringing viewers close to the essential stories of our time.
7.4 ⭐ | Documentary, News | Released: Feb 5, 2021
We follow two sisters contending with the recent zombie apocalypse.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 12, 2019
19. A Teacher
Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, begins an affair with her student, Eric Walker. But their relationship accelerates faster than anticipated and the permanent damage becomes impossible to ignore.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 29, 2020
18. Love, Victor
Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.
8.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Jun 11, 2021
17. The Bisexual
Leila takes a break from her decade long relationship with partner Sadie, and begins to explore her own bisexuality.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Nov 14, 2018
16. 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
15. 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.
8.7 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 4, 2019
14. There's... Johnny!
A coming of age story is set in 1970s Los Angeles following the lives and challenges of Andy, a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles his way into a job at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Joy, a young talent coordinator on the show, as they both try to find their way and prove themselves in this period of cultural and political upheaval.
6.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 16, 2017
13. The Neighbors
When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things -- the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and raise a happy family -- are universal. Intergalactic, even.
6.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Apr 11, 2014
12. 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.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 11, 2019
11. The Hardy Boys
When the Hardy boys, Frank and Joe and their father, Fenton arrive in Bridgeport they set out to uncover the truth behind the recent tragedy that has changed their lives, and in doing so, uncover something much more sinister.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Dec 4, 2020
10. The Sister
Almost a decade into his new devoted married life Nathan is rocked to the core when Bob, an unwelcome face from the past, turns up on his doorstep with shocking news, triggering a series of catastrophic decisions.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Oct 29, 2020
Keef, an African-American cartoonist, is finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. He must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he's already built.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 9, 2020
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
7. 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.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Sep 18, 2020
Sitcom that centres around formerly famous boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock Maxxx. He's down, but not out... he's trying to make a comeback to prove to the world - but mostly to his famous supermodel ex-girlfriend - that he's not the massive loser everyone says he is.
9.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Apr 2, 2020
5. 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.
8.1 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Apr 28, 2021
4. Hard Sun
Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.
6.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Feb 10, 2018
3. Everyone Is Doing Great
Seth and Jeremy enjoyed relative success from 'Eternal', a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they struggle to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.
10.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jan 13, 2021
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
1. 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