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Best Hulu Original Shows and Movies by Tomatometer

The Handmaid’s Tale returns for a second season this week on Hulu. After a disappointing 1990 movie, Hulu did Margaret Atwood’s novel right, winning eight Emmys out of 12 nominations.

It also established Hulu as a major player in the originals game. Hulu first entered households as a way to watch current network shows without cable or broadcast. They had a healthy library of TV classics too.

But as streamers like Netflix and Amazon started producing originals, Hulu showed that they can play too. The Handmaid’s Tale is their biggest success yet, but look forward to the series Castle Rock based on the work of Stephen King, a Blumhouse horror anthology series, miniseries Catch-22 from George Clooney, and more in the future.

Return to The Handmaid’s Tale’s dystopian future when season 2 premieres April 25, and see Offred (Elizabeth Moss) lead the handmaids against the oppressive regime. New episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale go live on Hulu every Wednesday.

In the streaming age, even waiting a week for a new episode is killer. That’s why Rotten Tomatoes put together a guide to Hulu originals you can stream in their entirety in between new Handmaid’s episodes. Here are 16 Fresh-rated original series and four movies you can only find on Hulu. To be included in our list of the best of Hulu movies and series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher).


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]
Directed By: Reed Morano, Kari Skogland

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]

Difficult People (2015)

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

I Love You, America (2017)

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

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]

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]

Chance (2016)

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

The Path (2016)

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

Future Man (2017)

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

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



Too Funny To Fail (2017)

Adjusted Score: 86.594%
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


Batman & Bill (2017)

Adjusted Score: 33.676%
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: 99.037%
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


Becoming Bond (2017)

Adjusted Score: 57.729%
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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The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 premieres Wednesday, April 25 on Hulu.

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