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 2, 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.
7.4 ⭐ | 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.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 28, 2019
45. 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
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
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7.7 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 7, 2018
41. 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.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 1, 2017
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.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 19, 2019
39. 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
38. 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
37. This Way Up
A young woman puts her life back together after suffering from a nervous breakdown.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 14, 2021
36. 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
35. 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
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
33. 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
32. 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
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
30. 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.
9.0 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2011
29. 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.
6.7 ⭐ | Drama, War & Politics | Released: Mar 9, 2020
28. 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
27. The Head
Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.
7.4 ⭐ | Mystery | Released: Jul 17, 2020
26. 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.
8.8 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Jun 11, 2021
25. 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: Sep 18, 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.
6.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 9, 2020
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.
7.2 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Oct 2, 2020
20. 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.
7.7 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Dec 4, 2020
19. 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
18. 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
17. 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.
7.0 ⭐ | Documentary, News | Released: Jun 4, 2021
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.
8.0 ⭐ | Drama, Documentary | Released: Sep 8, 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.
7.5 ⭐ | Documentary, Mystery, Crime | Released: Apr 20, 2021
14. 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.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Nov 15, 2019
12. 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.
7.1 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Oct 16, 2020
10. 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: May 15, 2020
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
8. 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
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.
6.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 7, 2021
6. 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.
5.3 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jun 20, 2021
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.
0.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 18, 2021
4. 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
3. American Horror Stories
An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jul 29, 2021
2. Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
0.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | Released: Aug 31, 2021
1. 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