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Best TV Shows and Movies on Hulu May 2024

Hulu has thousands of TV shows and movies—we’ve picked a few hundred of our favorites.

New on Hulu in May 2024

  • Life Below Zero: First Alaskans (new season, May 1)
  • Naruto Shippuden (new dubbed season, May 1)
  • Shardlake (new season, May 1)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (new season, May 1)
  • Pokémon Ultra Adventures (new season, May 1)
  • Pokémon Ultra Legends (new season, May 1)
  • The Contestant (documentary premiere, May 2)
  • Jeopardy! Masters (season premiere, May 2)
  • Customer Wars (new season, May 2)
  • The Proof is Out There (new season, May 2)
  • Prom Dates (movie premiere, May 3)
  • Welcome to Wrexham (season premiere, May 3)
  • Die Hard franchise (May 3)
  • Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story (special premiere, May 7)
  • In Limbo (May 8)
  • Black Twitter: A People’s History (docuseries, May 9)
  • Kings of BBQ (May 9)
  • The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition (May 9)
  • Steve Tots (May 9)
  • Witness to Murder: Digital Evidence (May 9)
  • Past Lies (subbed, May 10)
  • The Killing Kind (May 14)
  • Uncle Samsik (series premiere, May 15)
  • Royal Rules of Ohio (series premiere, May 16)
  • Living Smaller (May 16)
  • Women on Death Row (May 16)
  • Chief Detective 1958 (May 22)
  • The Kardashians (new season, May 23)
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars (new season, May 23)
  • Sentinel (May 24)
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (new season, May 28)
  • Camden (May 29)
  • Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country (special premiere, May 29)
  • Beat Shazam (new season, May 29)
  • The Quiz with Balls (new season, May 29)
  • MasterChef (new season, May 30)

Netflix is known for its original content, and Prime Video is all about sheer quantity of movies and TV shows—Hulu falls somewhere in the middle. With thousands of hours of acquired content and a respectable slate of original productions, Hulu has—excuse the cliché—something for everyone.

Hulu also has the advantage of being the go-to service for next-day streaming of broadcast and cable shows from FOX, ABC, Freeform, and more. Add the exclusive FX content hub and live TV streaming (Hulu + Live TV), and you have even more viewing options with Hulu.

So, without further adieu, here are some of our favorite TV shows and movies currently available on Hulu.

Best shows on Hulu

What We Do in the Shadows (Hulu)

What We Do in the Shadows | Comedy, supernatural

FX series What We Do in the Shadows (based on the 2014 movie) is the smartest comedy about the dumbest supernatural beings since Twilight. European vampires Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) have lived for centuries, but have apparently learned nothing. Which makes them more convincing as “human” Staten Island roommates. Well, slightly more convincing.

Only Murders In the Building (Hulu)

Only Murders in the Building | Comedy, mystery

Banjo enthusiast Steve Martin’s streaming debut Only Murders in the Building teams him with longtime partner Martin Short and Selena Gomez as an unlikely, true-crime-obsessed trio investigating a suspicious death in their Manhattan apartment building. Naturally, they also record a podcast about their investigation—why let a perfectly good murder go to waste?

The Bear (Hulu)

The Bear | Drama, comedy

When his brother dies, New York fine-dining chef “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White, Shameless) returns to Chicago to run his family’s less-than-fine sandwich shop. Possibly the most accurately chaotic kitchen depiction ever, The Bear is a comedic/dramatic look at restaurant (mis)management, familial relations, and “effing Chicago.” Five Michelin stars.

Reservation Dogs (Hulu)

Reservation Dogs | Comedy

Reservation Dogs follows four Native American teens desperate to get out of their Oklahoma reservation and travel to the mythical land of California—and they’re not above some criminal mischief to fund their escape. The show has made headlines for its Indigenous representation in front of and behind the cameras but, most importantly, Reservation Dogs is just funny as hell.

Obituary | Comedy, drama

Kilraven Chronicle obituary writer Elvira (Siobhán Cullen) is paid by the column, so she gets creative and starts killing locals to create content—a smart, if dark, career move. Her murder-to-eulogy cycle is humming along until the newspaper’s new crime reporter (Ronan Raferty) begins investigating the suspicious local deaths. Obituary is a blacker-than-black Irish comedy that keeps you on edge until the end.

More of the best TV shows on Hulu

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Letterkenny
  • Lodge 49
  • Solar Opposites
  • Woke

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Best movies on Hulu

Palm Springs (Hulu)

Palm Springs | Comedy, sci-fi

A Groundhog Day-inspired tale, Palm Springs finds wedding attendees Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) caught in a perpetual time loop—plus a mystery man with murderous intent. Nyles and Sarah’s endless attempts to break out of the loop cycle hilariously through resignation, love, disgust, and back again, never quite landing where you expect it to.

Prey (Hulu)

Prey | Action, sci-fi

After all the movies, crossovers, comics, and videogames of the Predator franchise, all that was left to explore was a prequel (or maybe a breakfast cereal). Prey goes to the pre-extreme, 300 years ago, pitting young Comanche warrior woman Naru (Amber Midthunder) against the aggro alien on the Great Plains of America. Even though it never played in theaters in 2022, Prey still feels like a big-screen blockbuster that’s easily the best Predator installment since the original.

Spin Me Round | Comedy, drama

When SoCal Italian chain restaurant manager Amber (Alison Brie) is picked to attend a corporate retreat in Tuscany, she thinks she’s getting her own Eat Pray Love romantic vacation. It begins like a standard rom-com but Spin Me Round soon evolves into a strange-but-smoldering triangle between Amber, the chain’s charming founder (Alessandro Nivola), and his capricious assistant (Aubrey Plaza). It’s a wild, unpredictable ride, but still engaging and funny.

Self Reliance (Hulu)

Self Reliance | Comedy

Down-on-his-luck Tommy (Jake Johnson, also the film’s director) gets the chance to win $1 million on a dark web reality show at the invitation of Andy Samberg (played convincingly by Andy Samberg). The catch? He has to avoid being killed by assassins for a month. But there’s a loophole: He can’t be murdered in the presence of other people, so he hangs onto skeptical friends, family, and total strangers around the clock. Self Reliance is a funny and twist-laden adventure.

Boss Level (Hulu)

Boss Level | Action, sci-fi

A former special forces agent (Frank Grillo) is forced to live (and die) the same day over and over again, evading a flamboyant gang of assassins and solving the mystery of his vicious time circle (hint: Mel Gibson in villain mode is behind it). On the surface, Boss Level is Happy Death Day meets Crank in a video game, but it’s also slyly funny and occasionally even sweet.

More of the best movies on Hulu

  • Batman Begins
  • Bladerunner 2049
  • Deep Water
  • Fight Club
  • I, Tonya
  • The Night House
  • Parasite
  • Scarface
  • Spider-Man
  • Summer of Soul

Best Hulu Originals

  • Candy
  • Dopesick
  • The Dropout
  • Fleishman is in Trouble
  • High Fidelity
  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Maggie
  • Pam & Tommy
  • PEN15
  • Reprisal

Best FX shows on Hulu

  • American Horror Story
  • Archer
  • Better Things
  • Breeders
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Mayans MC
  • The Old Man
  • Pistol
  • Under the Banner of Heaven
  • You’re the Worst

Best cooking and food shows on Hulu

  • Cupcake Wars
  • F*ck, That’s Delicious
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
  • Eater’s Guide to the World
  • Taste the Nation
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
  • Worst Cooks in America
  • Hell’s Kitchen

Best true crime shows on Hulu

  • Captive Audience
  • Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
  • Daughters of the Cult
  • Deadly Women
  • The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over
  • Homicide Hunter
  • The Killer on Floor 32
  • Stolen Youth
  • Usual Suspects
  • Wild Crime

Best reality shows on Hulu

  • American Pickers
  • Are You the One?
  • The Bachelor
  • The Bachelorette
  • Deep-Fried Dynasty
  • Holey Moley
  • The Kardashians
  • L.A. Ink
  • Storage Wars
  • Total Bellas

Best sci-fi shows on Hulu

  • 12 Monkeys
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Dollhouse
  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • Lost
  • The Orville: New Horizons
  • The Strain
  • Timeless
  • The X-Files
  • Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles

Best documentaries on Hulu

  • Bad Reputation
  • City of Angels, City of Death
  • The Curse of Von Dutch
  • Fyre Fraud
  • I Am Greta
  • Love, Gilda
  • Minding the Gap
  • RBG
  • Too Funny to Fail
  • Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons

Best LGBTQ+ shows on Hulu

  • Anyone But Me
  • Bisexual
  • Butterfly
  • Dante’s Cove
  • First Day
  • I Am Cait
  • The L Word
  • Love, Victor
  • Please Like Me
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race

Best kids’ shows on Hulu

  • Adventure Time
  • Animaniacs
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Endlings
  • Gravity Falls
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Steven Universe
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Thundermans
  • Utopia Falls

Best anime shows on Hulu

  • Attack on Titan
  • Bleach
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Fire Force
  • My Hero Academia
  • One-Punch Man
  • Sailor Moon
  • Tokyo Ghoul

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