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Best Hulu Shows and Movies by Tomatometer

Updated May 1, 2020

It may be the unsung hero of the streaming world, but the top shows on Hulu include some of the most prestigious and binge-worthy series out there – you just need to know where to look. The Handmaid’s Tale’s instant success helped establish itself as one of the best shows on Hulu and the streamer as a major player in the originals game. Hulu shows have since become known as buzz-worthy and prestige programs, most recently including a TV adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel High Fidelity, as well as the Emmys-baiting limited series Little Fires Everywhere, which is based on the Celeste Ng novel and stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

Other Hulu originals include an adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel Normal People, a miniseries about Catherine the Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, and Solar Opposites, an animated series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan.

In addition to the newest additions, popular Hulu originals also include Pen15, Four Weddings and Funeral, Castle Rock (based on Stephen King’s body of work), Harlots, Shrill, Catch-22, and Veronica Mars.

Parent company Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox also means that new Hulu TV shows like the tech industry–set mystery-drama Devs can appear both on cable channel FX and Hulu, and FX and FXX series like Atlanta, Better Things, Justified, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Nip/Tuck can now be found on the streaming platform too.

FX on Hulu title Mrs. America, with Cate Blanchett leading a stellar cast of female talent including Uzo Aduba and Rose Byrne, landed the title on this list over a week ahead of its April 15 debut. The series tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (played by Blanchett).

Rotten Tomatoes put together a guide to Hulu, FX, and FX on Hulu you can stream now. Here are all the Fresh-rated original series and movies you can only find on Hulu, along with the best FX shows available on the streaming service. To be included in our list of the best original Hulu movies and series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher) and have at least 10 reviews, including episodic reviews like those on horror anthology series Into The Dark.

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Tyrant (2014)
60%

#70
Synopsis: The son of a Middle East dictator reluctantly leaves the U.S. to return to his home country.... [More]

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
61%

#69
Synopsis: An aging and broke bad-boy rocker from the 1990s gets another shot at fame 25 years later as a songwriter... [More]

The First (2018)
66%

#68
Synopsis: In the future, the first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of interplanetary colonization.... [More]
Directed By: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Synopsis: A man's quest for the parents who deserted him leads him to believe his father is the Zodiac Killer, one... [More]
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Into The Dark (2018)
74%

#66
Synopsis: A horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with... [More]

Chance (2016)
75%

#65
Synopsis: A thriller centering on a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist who spirals into a perilous world of mistaken identity, police corruption... [More]

Taboo (2017)
76%

#64
Synopsis: Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and... [More]

#63
Synopsis: A horror anthology series from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy.... [More]

The Path (2016)
77%

#62
Synopsis: A family struggles with relationships, marriage and power during a controversial religious movement in this drama series.... [More]

Hillary (2020)
78%

#61
Synopsis: A documentary series about the life and 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.... [More]

Trust (2018)
78%

#60
Synopsis: This movie is about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir of a major conglomerate in Rome. Apart... [More]

#59
Synopsis: Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an... [More]

The Strain (2014)
79%

#58
Synopsis: A vampiric virus spreads through New York City.... [More]

Dimension 404 (2017)
80%

#57
Synopsis: In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and... [More]

#56
Synopsis: Wu-Tang: An American Saga is set in 1990s New York City during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic and... [More]

Thief (2006)
81%

#55
Synopsis: A drama following a gang of professional thieves wrestling with the risks and moral implications of the `profession.'... [More]

Snowfall (2017)
81%

#54
Synopsis: Drama series set against the early days of the crack-cocaine epidemic.... [More]

The League (2009)
81%

#53
Synopsis: Ensemble comedy about a disparate group of guys (and a gal) involved in a fantasy-football league.... [More]

Devs (2020)
81%

#52
Synopsis: A young computer engineer investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco,... [More]

Fosse/Verdon (0)
81%

#51
Synopsis: Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, this eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic... [More]

Breeders (2020)
82%

#50
Synopsis: Breeders, a new comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, explores the paradox that every parent knows but never... [More]

11.22.63 (2016)
83%

#49
Synopsis: An English teacher travels back in time to stop JFK's assassination, but many elements threaten his mission.... [More]

Wilfred (2011)
83%

#48
Synopsis: U.S. version of an Australian cult sitcom about a meek young man and a pot-smoking talking dog named Wilfred... [More]

Catch-22 (2019)
84%

#47
Synopsis: Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney

#46
Synopsis: A reality-show parody that centers on six well-pampered ladies living in Orlando, Fla.... [More]

Das Boot (2018)
85%

#45
Synopsis: During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into... [More]

High Fidelity (2020)
85%

#44
Synopsis: A female record-store owner in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, uses music to reflect on past relationships in this TV adaptation of... [More]

The Riches (2007)
86%

#43
Synopsis: Dark comedy-drama about a larcenous gypsy family who strike it rich by assuming the identities of a rich couple they... [More]

Mayans M.C. (2018)
86%

#42
Synopsis: A Sons of Anarchy spinoff from Kurt Sutter.... [More]

The Great (2020)
86%

#41
Synopsis: The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning... [More]

The Mindy Project (2012)
86%

#40
Synopsis: A sitcom about an ob-gyn who wishes her personal life were as successful as her professional one and matched the... [More]

Shrill (2019)
87%

#39
Synopsis: From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as... [More]

Marvel's Runaways (2017)
87%

#38
Synopsis: Six teenagers with nothing in common join forces after discovering their parents are evil-doers.... [More]

Sons of Anarchy (2008)
87%

#37
Synopsis: Generation-spanning drama about a Northern California motorcycle club whose members try to protect their hometown from drug dealers and rapacious... [More]

The Looming Tower (2018)
88%

#36
Synopsis: Counter-terrorism FBI agent John O'Neill is out to prove his suspicion that the U.S. was targeted by Al Qaeda around... [More]

Castle Rock (2018)
88%

#35
Synopsis: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale... [More]

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
88%

#34
Synopsis: Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of... [More]

The Act (2019)
89%

#33
Synopsis: The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard,... [More]

Veronica Mars (2019)
89%

#32
Synopsis: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town's lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired... [More]

Normal People (2020)
89%

#31
Synopsis: Based on Sally Rooney's New York Times best-selling novel, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

Rescue Me (2004)
89%

#30
Synopsis: This gritty New York-based drama revolves around an alcoholic firefighter who is haunted (quite literally) by ghosts of family and... [More]

The Bisexual (2018)
90%

#29
Synopsis: A painfully funny comedy series that explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person... [More]

The Shield (2002)
90%

#28
Synopsis: A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs... [More]

This Way Up (2019)
91%

#27
Synopsis: This Way Up is a comedy about moving on, moving forward and trying to find happiness. Aine, played by writer... [More]

National Treasure (2016)
91%

#26
Synopsis: A much-loved TV star faces an accusation of historical sexual offenses in this drama series.... [More]

Future Man (2017)
91%

#25
Synopsis: A janitor is called upon to save humanity from alien invaders.... [More]

Damages (2007)
91%

#24
Synopsis: A legal thriller centering on a take-no-prisoners Manhattan litigator who specializes in corporate-malfeasance cases.... [More]

Archer (2009)
91%

#23
Synopsis: Intrigue (and plenty of ineptitude) at an international intelligence agency. The animated comedy was created by 'Adult Swim' veteran Adam... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Fordney

Legion (2017)
91%

#22
Synopsis: Legion follows the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Since he was... [More]

Terriers (2010)
92%

#21
Synopsis: A not-particularly-responsible ex-cop runs an unlicensed detective agency with his best friend, who's not particularly responsible, either.... [More]

Looking for Alaska (2019)
92%

#20
Synopsis: Looking For Alaska is an 8-episode limited series based on the John Green novel of the same name. It centers... [More]

Baskets (2016)
92%

#19
Synopsis: Chip Baskets has always dreamed of being a classically trained clown. After flunking out of French clown college, he returns... [More]

Casual (2015)
92%

#18
Synopsis: A bachelor and his divorced sister raise a teenager together and support each other through the trials of the dating... [More]

Synopsis: Sarah Silverman discusses her views on the current emotional state of the country.... [More]

PEN15 (2019)
93%

#16
Synopsis: Two 13-year-old middle-school friends deal with the awkwardness of adolescence in 2000.... [More]

Man Seeking Woman (2015)
94%

#15
Synopsis: Following a naive twentysomething's unrelenting quest for love.... [More]

Mr Inbetween (2018)
95%

#14
Synopsis: In Mr Inbetween, Scott Ryan plays "Ray Shoesmith," a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in... [More]

The Wrong Mans (2013)
95%

#13
Synopsis: Two well-meaning coworkers become entangled in a criminal conspiracy when one of them answers a phone that was left behind... [More]

You're the Worst (2014)
95%

#12
Synopsis: Two anti-relationship people find themselves in a relationship together.... [More]

Legit (2013)
96%

#11
Synopsis: A crass comedian struggles to seek legitimacy in his life and career.... [More]

Difficult People (2015)
96%

#10
Synopsis: This comedy series zeros in on two irreverent, people-hating best friends in New York City.... [More]

Mrs. America (2020)
96%

#9
Synopsis: Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led... [More]

Synopsis: Four egocentric friends run a bar together in Philadelphia and love to revel in each other's misery.... [More]

Fargo (2014)
96%

#7
Synopsis: An anthology series inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film. The first season follows a drifter who brings trouble to... [More]

Ramy (2019)
98%

#6
Synopsis: Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY... [More]

Harlots (2017)
97%

#5
Synopsis: A drama that centers on a brothel owner in 18th-century London as she struggles to raise her daughters while battling... [More]
Directed By: Robin Sheppard

Synopsis: Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds... [More]

Better Things (2016)
97%

#3
Synopsis: Sam Fox, a single mom and working actor with no filter, raises her three daughters and cares for her aging... [More]

Atlanta (2016)
97%

#2
Synopsis: Two cousins try to work their way up through the Atlanta rap scene.... [More]

Justified (2010)
97%

#1
Synopsis: A maverick U.S marshal enforces the law his way in his Kentucky hometown.... [More]


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