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 Dec 6, 2021.
67. 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: Mar 10, 2022
66. 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
64. 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
63. 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 | Released: May 1, 2019
62. 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
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
60. 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
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.
6.6 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy | Released: Jul 16, 2018
58. 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
57. 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
56. 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
55. [email protected]
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 7, 2018
54. 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
53. 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
52. 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.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 11, 2018
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
50. 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
49. Hard Sun
Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.
6.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Feb 10, 2018
48. 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
47. This Way Up
A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.
7.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 14, 2021
46. 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.
9.3 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 21, 2020
45. 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.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 28, 2018
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, 2021
43. 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
We follow two sisters contending with the recent zombie apocalypse.
6.8 ⭐ | Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Nov 12, 2019
41. 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
40. 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.
7.4 ⭐ | Crime, Mystery, Drama | Released: Jun 15, 2018
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.
6.0 ⭐ | War & Politics, Documentary | Released: Mar 6, 2020
38. 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
37. 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.
6.6 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Mar 9, 2020
36. 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.”
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 27, 2020
35. 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
34. 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
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.
7.5 ⭐ | 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.
6.9 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Oct 2, 2020
31. 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
30. 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.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Dec 4, 2020
29. 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
28. 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.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jan 13, 2021
Investigative journalist David Holthouse attempts to solve a bizarre twenty-five year old triple homicide that was said to be the work of a mythical creature.
7.7 ⭐ | Documentary, Mystery, Crime | Released: Apr 20, 2021
26. 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.
7.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 15, 2019
24. 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
22. 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.
7.2 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Oct 29, 2020
21. 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: 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.
7.3 ⭐ | 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.
6.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 31, 2018
18. 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.
9.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 16, 2021
17. Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
8.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | Released: Oct 19, 2021
16. 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
15. 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.
7.6 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 22, 2021
14. 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.
7.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Nov 1, 2021
13. En la Boca del Lobo
Based on a true story and the book, At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel by award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel, En la Boca del Lobo follows the series of events that ultimately lead to the dramatic downfall of Colombia’s infamous Cali drug cartel. The story centers on Ricardo Salgado, an engineer and soldier who rises ranks and became in charge of the security of the godfather of the Cali Cartel, one of the largest criminal organizations in the world and rival of the Medellin Cartel.
7.2 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure, Documentary | Released: Jan 29, 2015
12. 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.
9.4 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Sep 3, 2021
11. 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.
6.2 ⭐ | 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.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 17, 2021
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
8. Wild Crime
Eighty-five million acres make up the National Park System, and only 33 special agents nationwide are responsible for investigating crimes that occur on this public land. This documentary series follows the uniquely qualified team that leads the investigations as they seek to bring law and order to some of America’s most rugged and remote landscapes, tackling a new case each season.
6.0 ⭐ | Documentary, Crime | Released: Oct 1, 2021
7. Up to Speed
Tour guide, historian and flaneur "Speed" Levitch travels the nation visiting those monuments that rarely make it into travel guides, from the shoe gardens of San Francisco to the luckiest subway grate in New York City.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Sep 13, 2012
6. 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.
8.1 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Feb 14, 2020
5. The Next Thing You Eat
From chef David Chang and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville, The Next Thing You Eat is a six-episode docuseries that explores the seismic changes happening all around us and what they mean for the way we'll eat in the future. Chang and a diverse cast of characters dive headfirst into what lies ahead, including everything from burger-flipping robots, to lab-grown fish, to insect farms, to artificial intelligence calling all the shots.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 21, 2021
4. The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For
The rise and fall of Von Dutch, the 2000s fashion brand known for its trucker hats worn by the likes of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 18, 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: Dec 3, 2021
2. City of Angels | City of Death
Documents the chilling 1970s-80s era of rampant serial killers in Los Angeles with first-hand accounts from the detectives who tracked down the Freeway Killer, Hillside Strangler and Sunset Strip Killer, bringing justice for the victims and survivors
0.0 ⭐ | Crime, Documentary | Released: Nov 24, 2021
1. Candified: Home For The Holidays
The challenge - create a life-size house made of ...CANDY! Watch as Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and her team of candy artists design, glue, melt and shape hundreds of thousands of sweet pieces to build a fantasy come to life….just in time for the holidays.
0.0 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Dec 1, 2021