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Best Hulu Shows by Tomatometer

Updated September 1, 2021

The top shows on Hulu include some of the most prestigious and binge-worthy series out there. 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. Other Hulu shows have since become known as buzz-worthy and prestige programs, and the addition of FX on Hulu has added the cable network’s titles to the Hulu list.

Just consider this month’s newest additions to our list – both Certified Fresh at 100%. First up there’s Only Murders In the Building, the madcap comedy mystery series starring Steve Martin, Martin, Short, and Selena Gomez. And then there’s the groundbreaking Reservation Dogs, a hilarious new series from co-creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi about four young indigenous teens in Oklahoma.

Parent company Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox also means that new Hulu TV shows can appear both on cable channel FX and streaming service Hulu, and that 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, alongside existing originals  Pen15, Castle Rock (based on Stephen King’s works), Harlots, Shrill, Catch-22, and Veronica Mars.

Rotten Tomatoes has put together a guide to every single Fresh-rated Hulu, FX, FX on Hulu, and National Geographic series you can stream on the service. To be included in our list of the best Hulu series, titles must be Fresh (60% or higher on the Tomatometer) and have at least 10 reviews, including episodic reviews like those on horror anthology series Into The Dark.

Updated: The two newest additions both top the list and are Certified Fresh at 100%, Only Murders in the Building and Reservation Dogs.

Tyrant (2014)
60%

#85
Synopsis: Bassam "Barry" al-Fayeed, who has fully assimilated to living in America, is the son of a Middle Eastern dictator. Barry... [More]

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

#84
Synopsis: Early '90s band The Heathens lived up to that name offstage as well as on it, partying hard and using... [More]
Directed By: Denis Leary, Jim Serpico

#83
Synopsis: A "Wilderness of Error" is a five-part documentary series based on the book of the same name by filmmaker and... [More]
Starring:

The First (2018)
66%

#82
Synopsis: This sci-fi drama set in the near future tells the story of a crew of astronauts who are attempting to... [More]
Directed By: Beau Willimon

Into the Dark (2019)
69%

#81
Synopsis: Horror events inspired by holidays.... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Koehne

A Teacher (2020)
71%

#80
Synopsis: This drama series examines the complexities and consequences of an illicit sexual affair between a young teacher and her student.... [More]

Woke (2020)
74%

#79
Synopsis: Keef is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected event changes his life; with a... [More]

Synopsis: Based on The New York Times best-selling book of the same name, "The Most Dangerous Animal of All" is a... [More]

Chance (2016)
75%

#77
Synopsis: Based on Kem Nunn's acclaimed novel, this provocative thriller follows Dr. Eldon Chance ("House" star Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco-based... [More]

Taboo (2017)
76%

#76
Synopsis: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney, long believed to be dead, returns home to London from Africa in 1814 in order to... [More]

The Path (2016)
77%

#75
Synopsis: Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") stars in this Hulu original as Eddie Lane, a member of a new-age spiritualist movement known... [More]

Trust (2018)
78%

#74
Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, "Trust" delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the... [More]

#73
Synopsis: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.... [More]

The Strain (2014)
79%

#72
Synopsis: Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane... [More]

#71
Synopsis: "American Horror Story" was created by the co-creators of "Glee," but the shows have little in common besides that. The... [More]

Dimension 404 (2017)
80%

#70
Synopsis: Deep in cyberspace, there is said to be a lost dimension that is home to unspeakable terrors, unseen wonders and... [More]

Hillary (2020)
80%

#69
Synopsis: An intimate portrait of former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; how she became one of the... [More]

Monsterland (2020)
81%

#68
Synopsis: Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts.... [More]

Thief (2006)
81%

#67
Synopsis: After a job goes bad, professional thief Nick Atwater becomes the target of Chinese gangsters and a crooked cop. Complicating... [More]

Animaniacs (2020)
81%

#66
Synopsis: The Warner siblings wreak havoc in the lives of everyone they meet.... [More]

The League (2009)
81%

#65
Synopsis: Some friends who are all avid fantasy football fans try to balance their time between the league and their real... [More]

Fosse/Verdon (2019)
81%

#64
Synopsis: Spanning five decades, "Fosse/Verdon" explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Bob is a... [More]

#63
Synopsis: In early 1990s New York, Bobby Diggs strives to unite a dozen young black men who are torn between music... [More]

Devs (2020)
82%

#62
Synopsis: "Devs" is an FX limited series that focuses on a young software engineer named Lily Chan who works for Amaya,... [More]

11.22.63 (2016)
83%

#61
Synopsis: James Franco plays the role of Jake Epping, an ordinary high school teacher, who is presented with a chance to... [More]

Wilfred (2011)

#60
Synopsis: Elijah Wood stars in this comedy based on a popular Australian series of the same name. Wood plays Ryan, a... [More]

Dave (2020)
83%

#59
Synopsis: "Dave" centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he's destined to be one... [More]

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
83%

#58
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used... [More]

Catch-22 (2019)
84%

#57
Synopsis: Artful dodger Yossarian is a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II who is upset that thousands... [More]

Synopsis: Meet Tawny, Shauna, Veronica, Phe Phe, Crystal and Amanda. Not your average housewives; they're not even on the level of... [More]
Directed By: Paul Scheer

Das Boot (2018)
85%

#55
Synopsis: A story of choices and survival that explores the emotional torment of life during World War II -- and the... [More]

Marvel's Runaways (2017)
85%

#54
Synopsis: There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil -- but what if it... [More]

The Riches (2007)
86%

#53
Synopsis: Wayne and Dahlia Malloy, along with the kids, are Irish con artists and thieves -- Travellers as they're called. After... [More]

Mayans M.C. (2018)
86%

#52
Synopsis: "Mayans M.C." follows the life of Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, a newly patched member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the... [More]

High Fidelity (2020)
86%

#51
Synopsis: Rob, a record-store owner in the rapidly gentrified Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, revisits past relationships through music and pop... [More]

The Mindy Project (2012)
86%

#50
Synopsis: Mindy Lahiri is a successful, skilled doctor, but when she leaves the office, all bets are off. She aspires to... [More]

Snowfall (2017)
87%

#49
Synopsis: "Snowfall" is a drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles and its ultimate radical... [More]

Shrill (2019)
87%

#48
Synopsis: Annie is a full-figured woman who wants to change her life -- but not her body; she is trying to... [More]

Sons of Anarchy (2008)
87%

#47
Synopsis: Single father Jax Teller finds his loyalty to his outlaw motorcycle club tested by his growing unease concerning the group's... [More]

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. (2021)
88%

#46
Synopsis: While pursuing his dream of conquering the world, a megalomaniacal supervillain runs his evil organization into the ground.... [More]

The Act (2019)
88%

#45
Synopsis: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with... [More]

The Looming Tower (2018)
88%

#44
Synopsis: "The Looming Tower" traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida in the late '90s and how a... [More]

The Great (2020)
88%

#43
Synopsis: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia following the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.... [More]

Castle Rock (2018)
88%

#42
Synopsis: The psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of his works,... [More]

Staged (2020)
89%

#41
Synopsis: David Tennant and Michael Sheen's play is put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... [More]
Directed By: Simon Evans

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%

#40

Rescue Me (2004)
89%

#39
Synopsis: New York firefighter Tommy Gavin is a hot mess. He talks to his cousin, Jimmy, who died at the World... [More]

City So Real (2020)
90%

#38
Synopsis: Featuring the city of Chicago, set against the backdrop of its history-making 2019 mayoral election, and the tumultuous 2020 summer... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Steve James

The Bisexual (2018)
90%

#37
Synopsis: New Yorker Leila lives in London with her girlfriend of 10 years and business partner, Sadie, but Leila has a... [More]

The Shield (2002)
90%

#36
Synopsis: Vic Mackey is a rogue cop in an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department, willing to sink to... [More]
Directed By: Shawn Ryan, Scott Brazil

Archer (2010)
90%

#35
Synopsis: The suave, confident and devastatingly handsome Sterling Archer may be the world's greatest spy, but he still has issues with... [More]

This Way Up (2019)
91%

#34
Synopsis: A smart young teacher tries to pull her life back together after a nervous breakdown.... [More]

National Treasure (2017)
91%

#33
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:

Sasquatch (2021)
91%

#32
Synopsis: After hearing a haunting story about a savage Bigfoot attack, David Holthouse revisits Northern California 25 years later to hunt... [More]
Starring: David Holthouse

Breeders (2020)
91%

#31
Synopsis: "Breeders" explores the paradox experienced by nearly all parents, the willingness to die for one's children coupled with the near-constant... [More]

Future Man (2017)
91%

#30
Synopsis: Janitor Josh Futturman leads a pretty boring life, spending much of his time playing video games when he's not working.... [More]

Damages (2007)
91%

#29
Synopsis: While still pursuing big litigation cases, high-powered attorney Patty Hewes has been caring for her granddaughter and experiencing a second... [More]

Normal People (2020)
91%

#28
Synopsis: Marianne and Connell come from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, weaving in and out of each... [More]

Legion (2017)
91%

#27
Synopsis: David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. Shuffled from one psychiatric institution... [More]

Terriers (2010)
92%

#26
Synopsis: Former cop Hank Dolworth and his best friend, Britt Pollack, team up to open their own private investigation agency. They... [More]

Looking for Alaska (2019)
92%

#25
Synopsis: Miles "Pudge" Halter wants to gain a deeper perspective on life, so he enrolls in boarding school. While he's there,... [More]

Baskets (2016)
92%

#24
Synopsis: Chip Baskets has always dreamed of being a classically trained clown. After flunking out of French clown college -- probably... [More]

Casual (2015)
92%

#23
Synopsis: You can go home again -- sort of. Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in... [More]

Synopsis: In this day and age of heightened political unrest and deep-rooted factions in the U.S., Sarah Silverman is doing her... [More]
Starring: Sarah Silverman

Fargo (2014)
93%

#21
Synopsis: In this anthology series inspired by the 1996 film, each season follows a mostly new cast of characters who get... [More]

Legit (2013)
94%

#20
Synopsis: Jim Jefferies stars in this comedy series as Jim, an edgy, foul-mouthed comic from Australia -- essentially a fictionalized version... [More]

Man Seeking Woman (2015)
94%

#19
Synopsis: Naive 20-something Josh Greenberg is in search of love. Things aren't exactly in his favor to find his ideal mate... [More]

Synopsis: Depraved underachieving might look easy, but for the egocentric Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Frank and Dee, it's an art form. "It's... [More]

Mr Inbetween (2018)
95%

#17
Synopsis: "Mr Inbetween" is a half-hour comedy series inspired by the cult film "The Magician" and centers around Ray Shoesmith. Juggling... [More]

The Wrong Mans (2013)
95%

#16
Synopsis: A case of mistaken identity catapults two council employees into the middle of a deadly conspiracy.... [More]

Love, Victor (2020)
95%

#15
Synopsis: "Love, Victor" is set in the world of the groundbreaking movie, "Love, Simon," which was inspired by Becky Albertalli's acclaimed... [More]

You're the Worst (2014)
95%

#14
Synopsis: "You're the Worst" is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Falk

McCartney 3,2,1 (2021)
96%

#13
Synopsis: Paul McCartney sits down for an in-depth one-on-one with music producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The... [More]

Solar Opposites (2020)
96%

#12
Synopsis: A family of aliens from a better world must take refuge in middle America; they disagree on whether Earth is... [More]

Difficult People (2015)
96%

#11
Synopsis: Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While... [More]

Ramy (2019)
96%

#10
Synopsis: Ramy Hassan is a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. He... [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: Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, "What We Do in the... [More]

Harlots (2017)
97%

#7
Synopsis: In this drama set in 18th century London, Samantha Morton stars as Margaret Wells, a brothel owner and mother to... [More]

PEN15 (2019)
97%

#6
Synopsis: This comedy series depicts middle school as it really happened. Comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play versions of themselves... [More]

Atlanta (2016)
97%

#5
Synopsis: Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks... [More]

Better Things (2016)
97%

#4
Synopsis: "Better Things" is the story of Sam Fox, a single mother and working actor with no filter trying to raise... [More]

Justified (2010)
97%

#3
Synopsis: Deputy Raylan Givens has his own, Wild West-style methods of upholding justice, putting him at odds with the criminals he... [More]

Reservation Dogs (2021)
100%

#2
Synopsis: Four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma steal, rob, and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious, and faraway... [More]

Synopsis: Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death... [More]


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