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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 Castle Rock, Into the Dark, and The First, films Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, Minding the Gap, and Crime + Punishment.


HULU SERIES

Harlots (2017)
97%

#1
Synopsis: A drama that centers on a brothel owner in 18th-century London as she struggles to raise her daughters while battling... [More]

Difficult People (2015)
95%

#2
Synopsis: This comedy series zeros in on two irreverent, people-hating best friends in New York City.... [More]

The Looming Tower (2018)
88%

#3
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]

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

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
92%

#5
Synopsis: Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of... [More]

The Bisexual (2018)
93%

#6
Synopsis: A painfully funny comedy series that explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person... [More]

The Wrong Mans (2013)
91%

#7
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)
91%

#8
Synopsis: Drama series following the story of a much-loved TV star who is faced with an accusation of historical sexual offences.... [More]

Casual (2015)
91%

#9
Synopsis: A bachelor and his divorced sister raise a teenager together and support each other through the trials of the dating... [More]

The Mindy Project (2012)
86%

#10
Synopsis: A sitcom about an ob-gyn who wishes her personal life were as successful as her professional one and matched the... [More]

Castle Rock (2018)
87%

#11
Synopsis: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale... [More]

Marvel's Runaways (2017)
85%

#12
Synopsis: Six teenagers with nothing in common join forces after discovering their parents are evil-doers.... [More]

Chance (2016)
82%

#13
Synopsis: A thriller centering on a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist who spirals into a perilous world of mistaken identity, police corruption... [More]

Future Man (2017)
82%

#14
Synopsis: A janitor is called upon to save humanity from alien invaders.... [More]

11.22.63 (2016)
80%

#15
Synopsis: An English teacher travels back in time to stop JFK's assassination, but many elements threaten his mission.... [More]

The Path (2016)
79%

#16
Synopsis: A family struggles with relationships, marriage and power during a controversial religious movement in this drama series.... [More]

#17
Synopsis: A reality-show parody that centers on six well-pampered ladies living in Orlando, Fla.... [More]

Dimension 404 (2017)
75%

#18
Synopsis: In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and... [More]

The First (2018)
68%

#19
Synopsis: In the future, the first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of interplanetary colonization.... [More]

Into The Dark (2018)
63%

#20
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]


HULU MOVIES

#1

Minding the Gap (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.153%
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]
Starring:
Directed By: Bing Liu

#2

Too Funny To Fail (2017)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: 83.424%
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

#3
Adjusted Score: 99.201%
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

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 95.101%
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]
Starring:
Directed By: Stephen Maing

#5

Batman & Bill (2017)
88%

#5
Adjusted Score: 32.628%
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]

#6
Adjusted Score: 64.864%
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]

#7

Becoming Bond (2017)
76%

#7
Adjusted Score: 59.88%
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


 

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