Runaways -- "Big Shot" -- Episode 209 -- The Runaways find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Over the groupÕs objections, Alex tries to scheme his way out of it, but the plan backfires. PRIDE decides that they have to step up their tactics to retrieve their kids. Karolina experiences a mysterious connection. Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Livvie (Ajiona Alexus), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner) shown. (Photo by: Michael Desmond/Hulu)
(Photo by Michael Desmond/Hulu)

Best Hulu Original Shows and Movies by Tomatometer

The Handmaid’s Tale’s award season success helped establish Hulu as a major player in the originals game. While the streaming service first entered households as a way to watch current network shows without cable or broadcast, it has evolved into a content creator in its own right.

In 2018 the streamer debuted Stephen King anthology Castle Rock, Sean Penn series The First, 9/11 miniseries The Looming Tower, British dramedy The Bisexual, and upcoming shows include a Catch-22 minseries from George Clooney, a TV anthology version of Four Weddings and a Funeral from Mindy Kaling, an adaptation of the bestseller Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, and many more.

While you wait for the newest season of Runaways or Handmaid’s, Rotten Tomatoes put together a guide to Hulu originals you can stream in their entirety in between new episodes. Here are 20 Fresh-rated original series and seven movies you can only find on Hulu. To be included in our list of the best original Hulu movies and series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher).

Just added (11/29/18): Series PEN15, Shrill, The Act, and The Bisexual; film Fyre Fraud.


Into The Dark (2018)

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]

The First (2018)

Synopsis: In the future, the first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of interplanetary colonization.... [More]

Dimension 404 (2017)

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

The Path (2016)

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

11.22.63 (2016)

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

Chance (2016)

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

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

The Mindy Project (2012)

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

Marvel's Runaways (2017)

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

Castle Rock (2018)

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

The Looming Tower (2018)

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]

The Bisexual (2018)

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

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

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

The Wrong Mans (2013)

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

National Treasure (2016)

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

Casual (2015)

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

Future Man (2017)

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

Shrill (2019)

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

The Act (2019)

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

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

Difficult People (2015)

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

PEN15 (2019)

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

Harlots (2017)

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



Becoming Bond (2017)

Adjusted Score: 59.269%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an... [More]
Directed By: Josh Greenbaum


Fyre Fraud (2019)

Adjusted Score: 78.558%
Critics Consensus: In the battle over Fyre Festival content, Fyre Fraud comes out swinging with a questionable interview of conman Billy McFarland and a thoughtful exploration of nefarious social strategy.
Synopsis: The Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism,... [More]
Starring: Billy McFarland

Adjusted Score: 61.544%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A survey of 60 years of women in popular culture through the lens of the iconic doll features interviews with... [More]


Batman & Bill (2017)

Adjusted Score: 32.295%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.092%
Critics Consensus: Crime + Punishment shines a brilliant light on systemic corruption, building a case for change that's as upsetting as it is ultimately inspiring.
Synopsis: Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Maing

Adjusted Score: 99.181%
Critics Consensus: We love them, yeah, yeah, yeah -- and with archival footage like that, you know The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years can't be bad.
Synopsis: We all know the moment. February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST - after a brief commercial break, four young men from... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard


Too Funny To Fail (2017)

Adjusted Score: 82.573%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: It had all the makings of a huge television success: a white-hot comic at the helm, a coveted primetime slot,... [More]
Directed By: Josh Greenbaum


Minding the Gap (2018)

Adjusted Score: 103.939%
Critics Consensus: Minding the Gap draws on more than a decade of documentary footage to assemble a poignant picture of young American lives that resonates far beyond its onscreen subjects.
Synopsis: Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu searches... [More]
Directed By: Bing Liu

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