Top 30 Best Hulu Shows of All Time

By Lori Meek
Published: November 23, 2022 (Last updated: April 29, 2024)

Bookmark this page as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Hulu Shows of all time.

There’s no shortage of series and mini-series to watch across streaming platforms, with new content being added on the regular. Simply choosing what to watch next can become a challenge in and of itself. While Hulu is widely known for being the home of The Handmaid’s Tale, the platform also hosts a heap of high-quality series for your binging pleasure. 

For this list, we’ve chosen the best shows and mini-series currently available on Hulu and ordered them based on their most recent IMDB score. We’ve also included each show’s Rotten Tomatoes score for ease of reference. Make sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll update this guide every three months to ensure we give you the most up-to-date recommendations. 

Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Hulu Shows of all time

30. Under the Banner of Heaven (2022)

This Hulu original mini-series is based on a true crime story from 1984 when a young mother and her toddler were murdered. The Emmy-nominated series premiered in April 2022 and all seven episodes are available to watch on Hulu. 

Official premise: A devout detective’s faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder seemingly connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

29. This Fool (2022– )

A Hulu original comedy series, This Fool premiered in August of 2022 and was received warmly by critics. 

Official premise: The series centers on Julio Lopez, a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold who goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Inspired by the life and stand-up comedy of star, co-creator and real-life punk ass bitch Estrada, the cinematic half-hour comedy explores Julio’s attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family and navigate working-class life in South Central.

Cast: Chris Estrada, Frankie Quiñones, Laura Patalano, Michelle Ortiz, Julia Vera

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

28. Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields (2023)

Brooke Shields was still a child when she starred in highly controversial movies like Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon. This powerful two-part series looks at the star’s career and gives her the chance to tell her story. 

Official premise: Follows actor, model, and icon Brooke Shields as she becomes a woman who discovers her power after being a sexualized young girl. She shows the dangers and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world.

Cast: Brooke Shields

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

27. Pistol (2022)

While John Lydon, the lead singer of the Sex Pistols, wasn’t particularly keen on the series, critics and fans alike seemed to approve of it. The limited series premiered in May of 2022, and it’s 6-episode long. 

Official premise: Based on the memoir of Steve Jones, the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist who helped usher in a punk revolution in Britain.

Cast: Toby Wallace, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, Jacob Slater, Christian Lees

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

26. RapCaviar Presents (2023 – )

This six-episode miniseries features candid interviews with some of the biggest names in today’s Hip-Hop scene. It’s a must-watch for fans of the music genre and for those wishing to understand more from the artist’s viewpoint.

Official premise: It goes through some of today’s most provocative issues through the stories of the hip-hop visionaries currently who rule the charts and influence our culture.

Cast: Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Polo G, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Roddy Ricch, Tyler the Creator

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

25. High Fidelity (2020)

The most recent adaptation of Nick Hornby’s popular novel received widespread critical acclaim. All 10 episodes of the miniseries are available to binge on Hulu. 

Official premise: A fan of music, pop culture, and Top Five lists runs a local record store in her hometown. An adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel “High Fidelity.”

Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, Kingsley Ben-Adir

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

24. Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

Featuring an all-star cast, this limited series ran for eight episodes and was nominated for five Emmy awards. The series marked the first collaboration between Reese Witherspoon and Joshua Jackson since they appeared in Cruel Intentions

Official premise: Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

23. Devs (2020)

Alex Garland’s miniseries ran for eight episodes and received four Emmy nominations. 

Official premise: A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Cast: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

22. Fleishman Is in Trouble (2022 – )

Since its premiere in late 2022, the series about a newly single man trying to make sense of his life has impressed critics and audience members alike. The Golden Globe-nominated series offers an honest portrayal of coming to terms with middle age and the breakdown of a marriage.

Official premise: Toby Fleishman knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost 15 years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, and the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Brody, Meara Mahoney-Gross

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

21. Animaniacs (2020– )

This reboot of the popular 90s animation has been warmly received by viewers and critics. The series was written by Wellesley Wild who also served as showrunner to all three seasons so far. 

Official premise: An updated version of the 1990s animated series featuring a trio of wacky characters causing mayhem on the Warner Bros. studio lot.

Cast: Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

20. Big RV Remix (2023 – )

This reality series is a perfect comfort watch for fans of Extreme Makeover-type shows. 

Official premise: From trailers and campers to sprinters and school buses, if it has wheels, Big Boi and Janice are ready to make their clients’ vehicle renovation dreams come true.

Cast: David J Vasquez, Big Boi, Janice Faison

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 100%

19. Searching for Soul Food (2023 – )

It’s no secret food brings people together. This comforting series from Hulu showcases meal-time traditions from around the world and even includes a few tasty recipes for you to try at home. 

Official premise: Follows chef Alisa Reynolds as she explores the stories, people, and traditions of different locations, discovering what soul food looks like around the world and bringing her own flavor with her

Cast: Alisa Reynolds

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 80%

18. The Act (2019)

This Emmy-award-winning mini-series was based on the infamous murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, a woman who medically abused her daughter by claiming she had a multitude of illnesses including leukemia and muscular dystrophy. 

Official premise: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, Calum Worthy

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

17. Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks (2023 – )

In this fascinating new true crime series, DNA technology aids in solving old cases previously thought unsolvable. 

Official premise: Examines cold cases that are solved through advancements in DNA, along with help from victims’ families, law enforcement, and the public.

Cast: Bill Kurtis

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

16. The Looming Tower (2018)

This Emmy-nominated miniseries was created by Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney, and it’s based on Lawrence Wright’s novel of the same name. 

Official premise: A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

15. Love, Victor (2020–2022)

This series was a spin-off of the film Love, Simon, which was based on the popular book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The show ran for three seasons and it concluded in 2022. 

Official premise: Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.

Cast: Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

14. Ramy (2019– )

All three seasons of this Emmy-nominated comedy are available to stream on Hulu. 

Official premise: In New Jersey, Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, begins a spiritual journey divided between his Muslim community, God, and his friends, who see endless possibilities.

Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

13. Solar Opposites (2020– )

Since it premiered in 2020, this adult animation has been praised for its witty humor by critics and audiences alike. 

Official premise: A family of aliens move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better there or on their home planet.

Cast: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

12. The Orville (2017– )

Featuring an ensemble cast, Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville completed its third season in the summer of 2022. The show received one Emmy nomination for its visual effects. 

Official premise: Set 400 years in the future, finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.

Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

11. PEN15 (2019–2021)

This award-winning cringe comedy ran for two seasons and received widespread critical acclaim for its honest portrayal of teen life in the early 2000s. 

Official premise: The comedic story of middle school is seen through the eyes of two 7th-grade girls dealing with the awkwardness of being a teenager.

Cast: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

10. 11.22.63 (2016)

Based on a Stephen King novel, this 8-episode series was developed for television by Bridget Carpenter and was released as a Hulu original. 

Official premise: A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Cast: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Daniel Webber, George MacKay

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

9. Only Murders in the Building (2021 – )

Created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, this hilarious series recently premiered its third season on the streamer. So far, the show earned several accolades, including two Emmy Nominations. 

Official premise: Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez, Amy Ryan

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

8. Reservation Dogs (2021– )

Reservation Dogs is an award-winning series created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi. The show is the first ever to feature an all-indigenous American cast and writers. 

Official premise: The comedy series is about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma.

Cast:: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Jewel Alexis, Lane Factor, Elva Guerra

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

7. Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (2020– )

Both seasons of this award-winning culinary show hosted by Padma Lakshmi are available to binge on Hulu. 

Official premise: Host Padma Lakshmi takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today.

Cast: Padma Lakshmi

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

6. Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers (2022)

A must-see for sports fans interested in a piece of NBA history. 

Official premise: Docuseries chronicles the history of the storied Los Angeles Lakers NBA franchise.

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

5. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017– )

Based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Attwood, The Handmaid’s Tale just concluded its fifth season, with a sixth and final one confirmed. The highly popular series won a multitude of accolades since it premiered in 2017. 

Official premise: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

4. Futurama (1999–2023)

Futurama has been around for just over two decades, and all 11 seasons are available to binge on Hulu. Over the years, the adult animation series won over 30 awards. 

Official premise: Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year’s Eve 2999.

Cast: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

3. Dopesick (2021)

A Hulu original, Dopesick gives a fictionalized account of a non-fiction namesake book by Beth Macy. The series received widespread critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards. 

Official premise: The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

2. Algiers, America: The Relentless Pursuit (2023 — )

This inspirational documentary series premiered this year to rave reviews from critics and audiences. 

Official premise: Algiers, America chronicles the journey of Coach Brice Brown and the Edna Karr Cougars, a predominantly Black high school in Algiers, New Orleans, as they chase their future, their dreams, and a fifth state championship in six seasons.

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

1. McCartney 3,2,1 (2021)

This Emmy-nominated series takes the viewer down memory lane with the former Beatles member, Paul McCartney. 

Official premise: 2021 Six Episode Series on Hulu: Producer Rick Rubin interviews Paul McCartney on his work with the Beatles, Wings, and as a solo artist, including stories about his personal relationships that inspired his songwriting.

Cast: Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

And that’s it, folks, the Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Hulu Shows of All Time! And we will make sure to update this page every three months, so keep it bookmarked! 

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