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 Aug 15, 2022.
49. Harlots
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
7.7 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Aug 28, 2019
48. 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
47. 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.
7.56 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: May 1, 2019
46. 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
45. Freakish
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.
6.6 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Oct 18, 2017
44. UnREAL
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.
6.7 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Released: Jul 16, 2018
43. 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.
7.5 ⭐ • War & Politics • Drama • Released: Apr 18, 2018
42. 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
41. [email protected]
[email protected] is a modern day thriller that explores the terrifying risks of social media in a world of anonymity.
8.0 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Dec 7, 2018
40. 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
39. 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
38. Letterkenny
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
37. 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
36. 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
35. 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.”
7.74 ⭐ • Drama • Released: May 27, 2020
34. 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
33. 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.
8.159 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Sep 14, 2022
32. Ramy
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.
7.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Sep 30, 2022
31. Monsterland
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
30. 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.
6.4 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Sep 14, 2018
29. 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.
8.148 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 22, 2020
28. 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.
8.3 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Oct 4, 2019
27. Helstrom
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.
6.9 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Oct 16, 2020
26. 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.
8.195 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Released: Nov 19, 2021
25. Casual
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.
7.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Jul 31, 2018
24. 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.
7.424 ⭐ • Drama • Mystery • Released: Sep 22, 2021
23. 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.
9.36 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Sep 28, 2022
22. 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.
7.3 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Jun 20, 2021
21. Dopesick
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.
8.0 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: Nov 17, 2021
20. 11.22.63
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
19. 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 • Drama • Released: Feb 14, 2020
18. How I Met Your Father
In the near future, Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
7.2 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Mar 15, 2022
17. 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.
7.295 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Nov 1, 2021
16. The Dropout
The story of Elizabeth Holmes, the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos. Lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation and once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people's health in grave danger.
7.4 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 7, 2022
15. Life & Beth
After an unexpected incident, Beth starts having flashbacks to her teen self and learns how she became who she is and who she wants to become.
7.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Mar 18, 2022
14. The Girl from Plainville
The controversial case of Michelle Carter, who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide of her then-boyfriend via texts and phone calls.
7.28 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: May 3, 2022
13. Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story
1972: 7-year-old Steven Stayner vanishes from Merced, California. For years, his family searches for him, only to find they’ve been looking for the wrong boy. 50 years on, Steven’s children unearth clues to their father’s mysterious past.
8.5 ⭐ • Documentary • Crime • Released: Apr 21, 2022
12. Under the Banner of Heaven
A devout detective's faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.
8.2 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Released: Jun 2, 2022
11. Candy
Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right — but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.
7.9 ⭐ • Crime • Released: May 13, 2022
10. The Orville
Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.
7.52 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Aug 4, 2022
9. Maggie
As a psychic, Maggie regularly sees the future of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, she is forced to start living in her own present.
7.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Jul 6, 2022
8. Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons
Truth is not what it seems; as the underworld of fashion, the billionaire class, and Jeffrey Epstein are revealed to all be inextricably intertwined with the rise and fall of this legendary brand.
8.4 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Jul 14, 2022
7. The Kardashians
The family you know and love is here with a brand new series, giving an all-access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.
8.868 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Sep 22, 2022
6. Hotties
This dating competition pits pairs of blind dates against each other in a battle to cook up date-night worthy dishes, all while attempting to eat incredibly spicy food.
0.0 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Aug 16, 2022
5. Mike
Explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson - one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture.
0.0 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Aug 25, 2022
4. Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
8.568 ⭐ • Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Released: Aug 16, 2022
3. Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers
This docuseries captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it.
7.3 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Aug 15, 2022
2. 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
1. This Fool
Julio Lopez has a heart of gold and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Julio attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family, and navigate working-class life in South Central.
6.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Aug 12, 2022
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