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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 on Hulu 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.
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.
A cat-and-mouse crime thriller that’s far more than that, Killing Eve pits American MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) against Russian serial assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), who always slips away—until she doesn’t. A mutual obsession develops between the put-upon agency paper-pusher and the sleek (if a little off) fashionista killer, spinning the story off into wildly unexpected directions.
Justified, based on an Elmore Leonard short story, is a dialogue-rich modern Western set in Harlan County, Kentucky, the estranged home of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant). Givens tussles with the colorful criminals of Harlan, including eloquent nemesis Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). Leonard called Justified one of the best adaptations of his works.
Even if you’ve seen the other myriad foodie shows, make room on your plate for Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi. The author and longtime Top Chef host travels the U.S. highlighting regional dishes that emigrated from other countries with their peoples. Lakshmi also explores the not-always-pretty stories of cultural heritage behind the food—you can salivate and learn.
Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant stars as Portland alt-weekly newspaper writer Annie, an insecure, plus-sized woman who’s over everyone trying to “fix” her. Shrill is a comedy at heart, with some allusions to Portlandia-esque local quirks, but it also packs in some sharp social commentary about size acceptance, as well emotional hits that’ll make you feel all the feels.
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.
Another 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.
Chronically ill, wheelchair-bound teenager Chloe (Kiera Allen) is cared for and homeschooled by her mother, Diane (Sarah Paulson), isolated from people and forbidden to even use the internet. Chloe suspects that Diane is keeping secrets from her and begins investigating her own illnesses, only to find nothing is as it seems. Run is a tense, twisty nail-biter to the end.
A private detective (Ryan Gosling) and a criminal enforcer (Russell Crowe) team up in 1977 Los Angeles to find a missing teenage girl (Margaret Qualley). The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), is a fast and funny neo-noir ride with plenty of priceless buddy-flick exchanges between Gosling and Crowe, not to mention funky ‘70s music and wardrobe.
Based on the true story of World Wrestling Entertainment star Paige’s early days in pro wrestling, Fighting with My Family is a warm-but-action-packed biopic that puts a chokehold on your heartstrings. Paige’s (played by Florence Pugh) scrappy British wrestling family tearfully cheers on her rocky rise in the big leagues, culminating in a feel-good (if fantastical) finale.