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The best shows to watch on Hulu in July

Looking for a new binge series? Here are the best you can stream on Hulu right now

Jeremy Allen White in The Bear.
FX on Hulu

There was a time when great TV was hard to come by. While not every TV show is great, these days it can sometimes feel like viewers have the opposite problem. There are simply too many shows, and too many streaming services, to choose from. Thankfully, the best shows on Hulu are also among the best shows you can watch anywhere. From new originals to legacy series from decades past, it has tons of shows that will fill the hours of your day.

You’re probably aware that, while Hulu shows are great, it’s far from the only streaming service with plenty of TV to offer. So whether you’re looking for the best Amazon Prime shows, the best Disney Plus shows, or the best Netflix shows, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ll dig into the best shows on Hulu that you can watch now.

Shōgun (2024)

Shōgun
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama, War & Politics
Stars
Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai
Created by
Justin Marks, Rachel Kondo
Watch on Hulu
Based on the novel by James Clavell, Shogun is a 2024 update to a 1980 miniseries that adapted the same story. The series is set in Feudal Japan in the year 1600, and tells the story of an English sailor who allies himself with a Japanese feudal lord who is competing for power over the entire country. Featuring an all-star cast of Japanese actors, this version of the story centers on the Japanese characters much more than previous iterations, and is all the better for it. Shogun has incredible production values, and its sharp scripts make it one of the best new shows of the year.
Shōgun - Official Trailer | Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai | FX

A Murder at the End of the World (2023)

A Murder at the End of the World
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Stars
Emma Corrin, Brit Marling, Harris Dickinson
Created by
Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Watch on Hulu
A tech-forward mystery series with a hugely compelling central performance,  A Murder at the End of the World is designed for the crime procedural lovers out there. An Agatha Christie premise with a twist, the series follows guests who are invited to a private resort by a reclusive billionaire, only for one of the guests to turn up murdered. The series centers on an amateur sleuth and proficient hacker who is determined to figure out who is behind the murder, all before the killer has the chance to take another life.
A Murder at the End of the World Limited Series Trailer

The Bear (2022)

The Bear
tv-ma
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri
Created by
Christopher Storer
Watch on Hulu
Telling the story of an elite chef who takes over his brother’s Chicago sandwich shop in the wake of his death, The Bear is really a story about the traumas are families give us, and how we overcome them. It’s one of the most stressful, impressive shows on TV, and one of the best-acted ones. Through two seasons, The Bear has proven that its got almost total mastery over its tone, and it’s anchored by masterful performances from its central cast. Of course, it’s also one of the best shows for the food lovers in your life, but you don’t need to love food or the process of making it to love The Bear.
THE BEAR Trailer (2022) Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri

Abbott Elementary (2021)

Abbott Elementary
tv-pg
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter
Created by
Quinta Brunson
Watch on Hulu
One of the best conventional sitcoms on TV today, Abbott Elementary is a mockumentary series that follows the employees of an elementary school in urban Philadelphia. While that may sound like the premise of a much more dire series, Abbott is both genuinely hilarious and remarkably honest about the struggles of being a public educator today. Few shows are as smart or carefully crafted as this one, which also spends plenty of time on the drama and romance between its leads, as any good sitcom should.
Abbott Elementary ABC Trailer

Under the Banner of Heaven (2022)

Under the Banner of Heaven
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stars
Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones
Created by
Dustin Lance Black
Watch on Hulu
There are plenty of exhausting true crime shows out there, but Under the Banner of Heaven manages to buck that general trend. The show tells the true story of a fundamentalist sect of Mormons who committed a series of murders in the 1980s. Thanks to a compelling central performance from Andrew Garfield, and a careful examination of how faith can drive people to madness, Under the Banner of Heaven was equal parts fascinating and disturbing. It also was the rare show that took time to actually articulate who the victims of these crimes were, and why their deaths were such enormous tragedies.
Under the Banner of Heaven Limited Series Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
71%
8.8/10
tv-ma
16 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olsen, Danny Devito
Created by
Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Watch on Hulu
A truly great ongoing comedy series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show that really toes the line between what’s funny and what’s outrageous. The show follows five self-absorbed Philadelphia residents who are the absolute epitome of awful, fighting amongst themselves and turning on each other at the drop of a hat. What started as a racy sitcom turned into a brilliant satire that leaves no stone unturned, as political discourse and personal matters play out in a messy and raucous fashion. If you dive in and love it, you’ll find that there are tons of episodes to plow through.

Dopesick (2021)

Dopesick
68%
8.6/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Created by
Danny Strong
Watch on Hulu
Boasting some incredible performances from a terrific cast, Dopesick tells a real story in a brief limited format. Based on the actual, shocking events that were inflicted on the nation by Purdue Pharma in the late ’90s and early 2000s, Dopesick shows the devastating impact that pushing Oxycontin as a non-addictive painkiller had on communities all over America. It’s undeniably one of the best Hulu shows.

DAVE (2020)

DAVE
76%
8.3/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Dave Burd, Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino
Created by
Jeff Schaffer, Lil Dicky
Watch on Hulu
Following the semi-fictionalized trials and tribulations of the Jewish, white rapper Lil Dicky, Dave has something for everybody. As this maladjusted man-child tries to weave his way through the rap world and make a name for himself, he finds that his appearance — among other glaring details — is the least of his worries as he proves to the world that his rap skills are legit. Struggling with writer’s block, Dave Burd reportedly wrote the second season as a parallel to his life as he struggled to finish the creation of his album.

30 Rock (2006)

30 Rock
73%
8.3/10
tv-14
7 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
Created by
Tina Fey
Watch on Hulu
30 Rock is one of the all-time great sitcoms. The show follows Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), the head writer of a sketch comedy show for a major television network, as she deals with needy, arrogant, relentless, and outright ridiculous actors and superiors. 30 Rock — which was created and largely written by Tina Fey — is loosely based on her experience as the head writer for Saturday Night Live, painting hilarious parallels that are usually left up to the audience to decipher.

Atlanta (2016)

Atlanta
93%
8.6/10
tv-ma
4 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Created by
Donald Glover
Watch on Hulu

Often experimental but always brilliant, Atlanta has earned its vaunted reputation. The show follows Earn (Donald Glover), a struggling father and ex-boyfriend looking for a break who tries to change his luck by becoming the manager of his cousin, Alfred (Bryan Tyree Henry), a recent breakout rap star going by the alias “Paper Boi” in Atlanta. Created by and starring the creative and multitalented Glover, Atlanta is a smart and witty series that addresses the themes of parenthood, race, discrimination, gender, music culture, classism, gentrification, and many others all at once, making it feel genuinely one-of-a-kind, even in a crowded TV landscape.

Key & Peele (2012)

Key & Peele
78%
8.3/10
tv-14
5 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Created by
Keegan-Michael Key
Watch on Hulu
A provocative and entertaining sketch comedy show, Key & Peele features the comic minds of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, writers and actors who bring a refreshing honesty to every one of their sketches. Key & Peele earned legendary status during its run, and both Key and Peele have had prosperous careers in the years since. Fun and easy to watch, this show continues to be hilarious, even though the timeliness of some of its jokes has dissipated.

Fargo (2014)

Fargo
85%
8.9/10
tv-ma
5 Seasons
Genre
Crime, Drama
Stars
Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman
Created by
Noah Hawley
Watch on Hulu

While you might expect this to be a continuation of the events of the Coen brothers film of the same name, Fargo is simply capitalizing on the setting and tone established by that widely beloved classic. Full of recognizable faces and awesome mid-western accents, the first season of Fargo tells the story of a mild-mannered insurance salesman who gets conned by an out-of-town hitman and is led down a very dark path, while subsequent seasons tell entirely separate stories.

Letterkenny (2016)

Letterkenny
8.7/10
tv-ma
11 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, Michelle Mylett
Created by
Jared Keeso
Watch on Hulu
Revered as one of the smartest under-the-radar comedy shows on TV, Letterkenny is a brilliantly written show with fast-paced dialogue that might leave you utterly bewildered if you’re not paying attention. Based in the tiny town of Letterkenny, Canada, we witness the ridiculous nature of the local hicks, ‘skids,’ hockey players, and Christians as they all somehow coexist.

Hot Ones (2015)

Hot Ones
8.4/10
tv-14
19 Seasons
Genre
Talk
Stars
Sean Evans
Created by
Chris Schonberger
Watch on Hulu
“… The show with hot questions and even hotter wings,” Hot Ones is an interview show originally started on YouTube for hot sauce fanatics. Host Sean Evans takes on celebrities from all circles of entertainment to test how much heat they can handle as they answer his questions. Full of zany zings, zesty anecdotes, and spicy inside scoops, this show is a great choice for Scoville scale enthusiasts as well as pop culture fans.

Justified (2010)

Justified
86%
8.6/10
tv-ma
6 Seasons
Genre
Crime, Drama
Stars
Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter
Created by
Graham Yost
Watch on Hulu
In the critically acclaimed crime drama Justified, we follow Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), a deputy U.S. Marshal tasked with bringing down some of the most dangerous drug rings in the American South. Armed with his hip-holstered handgun and his fearless wit, our character is the closest thing to a modern-day cowboy you’re going to get on TV. Starring Olyphant and Walton Goggins, Justified explores the themes of justice, peace, crime, and punishment from a wide array of perspectives, and gives us some great character arcs along the way.

High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity
70%
7.7/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Created by
Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
Watch on Hulu
Based on Nick Hornby’s novel and a great John Cusack movie, High Fidelity is a story of music, neuroticism, and self-deprecation. A deeply self-involved lover of music and pop culture, Robyn ‘Rob’ Brooks (Zoë Kravitz) is the owner of a local record store, where she makes endless top-five lists while throwing back neat whiskey and reviewing all the events that led to the end of her last relationship. With plenty of great comedic timing and writing, this modern revival is worth a watch for any music lover.

The Great (2020)

The Great
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox
Created by
Tony McNamara
Watch on Hulu
A sharp, surreal, absurd show about the rise of Catherine the Great in Russia in the 18th century, The Great is unlike any other show on TV. Starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult as a frightful pair of would-be rulers, the show is far funnier than any period piece ever should be. Tony McNamara, who co-wrote The Favourite, is responsible for this show as well, which explains why it’s tone is so absurd and downright strange. Hoult and Fanning keep the whole thing grounded, though, even as they’re prone to flights of fancy themselves.
The Great Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Lost (2004)

Lost
tv-14
6 Seasons
Genre
Mystery, Action & Adventure
Stars
Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway
Created by
J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Jeffrey Lieber
Watch on Hulu
One of the more controversial shows ever made, Lost is nonetheless a pillar of what great TV storytelling can be. Following a group of plane crash survivors who wind up on a mysterious island, the series is really about what it means to connect to someone, and how important that connection is to who we ultimately become. Over the course of six sprawling seasons, Lost introduced plenty of mythology as well, and while not everyone was totally satisfied by the ending, the ride there was more than worth it. 
Lost Trailer (First Season)

Schitt's Creek (2015)

Schitt's Creek
tv-14
6 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy
Created by
Eugene Levy, Dan Levy
Watch on Hulu

Telling the story of a rich, stuck up family who are forced to move to a small town after they lose everything, Schitt’s Creek is much more endearing than that premise makes it sound. The show’s brilliance comes from the smallness of its comedy, and from the way it worms its way into your heart episode after episode. After a few seasons of existing in relative obscurity, Schitt’s Creek evolved into a genuine phenomenon and became something of an awards darling as well. In the end, it earned all of the various plaudits and accolades that it received.

Schitt's Creek Trailer (HD) Eugene Levy

What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows
tv-ma
5 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
Created by
Jemaine Clement
Watch on Hulu
Adapted from the hilarious film of the same name, What We Do in the Shadows follows a group of vampires living in the modern day and just trying to get by. As absurd as that premise may sound, the show itself is definitely wilder and also funnier than you could ever imagine. While the show does have its moments of genuine sentiment, What We Do in the Shadows is really a pure comedy, and that’s what has made it such a delight across its fairly extended run.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 1 First Look | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Only Murders in the Building
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Stars
Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez
Created by
Steve Martin, John Robert Hoffman
Watch on Hulu
A picture-perfect mashup of comedy and true crime, Only Murders in the Building follows the story of three citizen detectives, two who are in their 70s and one who is in their 20s, as they investigate a murder that took place in their ritzy apartment building. Steven Martin and Martin Sheen are the creative forces behind the series, and their comedic timing has never been better. Now several seasons deep, Only Murders in the Building has also accumulated some of the most astounding guest stars of any show on TV, including a prominent, featured role for none other than Meryl Streep.
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Trailer (2021) Selena Gomez Series

The Dropout (2022)

The Dropout
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews
Created by
Elizabeth Meriwether
Watch on Hulu
Telling the story of one of the most fascinating personalities of the 21st century, The Dropout is riveting from beginning to end. The show, which follows the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is captivating and often hilarious, reminding us that Holmes was both a fraud and a pretty strange person. What makes The Dropout so successful, though, is that it’s also about the culture of Silicon Valley, which encourages the kind of grand proclamations that ultimately built Holmes into a legend.
The Dropout | Trailer | Hulu

Reservation Dogs (2021)

Reservation Dogs
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Devery Jacobs, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor
Created by
Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo
Watch on Hulu
Following four teenage friends who are trying to make ends meet while living on a reservation in Oklahoma, Reservation Dogs is the perfect combination of witty and profound. The series is often painfully honest about the destitution of life on the reservation, where there is little economic opportunity and plenty of heartbreak. At the same time, it’s a light-hearted story in ways that you might not expect. It’s a tragedy and a comedy, and it features a young cast who all know their characters inside and out, which is why it has been acclaimed as one of the best shows of recent years.
Reservation Dogs (FX on Hulu) Trailer HD - Taika Waititi comedy series

Under the Bridge (2024)

Under the Bridge
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama, Crime
Stars
Lily Gladstone, Riley Keough, Vritika Gupta
Created by
Quinn Shephard
Watch on Hulu
A true crime miniseries with an incredible cast, Under the Bridge tells the true story of 14-year-old Reena Virk’s murder, and follows a detective who has been tasked with solving the case and a journalist who becomes embroiled in it as well. The show will undoubtedly be a disturbing watch, in part because everything that happens is based in truth. Thanks to gripping central performances from Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone, though, the show is never anything less than thoroughly compelling.
Under the Bridge | Official Trailer | Hulu

Pam & Tommy (2022)

Pam & Tommy
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Nick Offerman
Created by
Robert D. Siegel
Watch on Hulu
A truly salacious story that has never gotten appreciated for all the damage it caused, Pam & Tommy chronicles the aftermath of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s leaked sex tape. The show’s brilliance comes chiefly from its treatment of Anderson, who was written off as a total joke for decades, but here, she’s treated sensitively by Lily James. The series itself takes some wild swings, and while not all of them work, Pam & Tommy manages to be both engaging thematically and highly entertaining, in part because it seems to take every perspective of the story it’s telling into account.
Pam & Tommy Limited Series Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Moonlighting (1985)

Moonlighting
tv-pg
5 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Stars
Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley
Created by
Glenn Gordon Caron
Watch on Hulu
One of the great ’80s dramedies that has been largely unavailable via streaming, Moonlighting is ostensibly set at a private detective agency. As it unfolded, though, the show was about as bold and ambitious as any show could be, constantly reinventing itself in ways that still feel almost unimaginable. It burst through genre expectations, broke the fourth wall long before Deadpool, and made stars out of Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, its two leads. Did Willis desperately want to leave so he could star in movies? Sure, but the writers of Moonlighting even wove that reality into the text of the show.
Moonlighting | Teaser | Hulu

What new Hulu shows are on in July?

July 1

  • Attack of the Red Sea Sharks Special Premiere
  • Baby Sharks in the City Special Premiere
  • Shark Attack 360 Special Premiere
  • Shark Beach with Anthony Mackie Special Premiere
  • Shark vs. Ross Edgley Special Premiere
  • Sharks Gone Viral Special Premiere
  • Supersized Sharks Special Premiere
  • Blippi Anniversary Compilations
  • Blippi NASA Episodes
  • Blippi Wonderful World Tour
  • Oshi no Ko Complete Season 1

July 3

  • Red Swan Two-Episode Series Premiere
  • After The First 48 Season 8B
  • Dark Gathering Complete Season 1 (Subbed & Dubbed)
  • The Eminence in Shadow Complete Season 2 (Subbed & Dubbed)
  • Kennedy Complete Season 1
  • Kocktails with Khloé Complete Season 1
  • Neighborhood Wars Complete Season 5
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Complete Season 1 (Subbed & Dubbed)
  • The Toys That Built America Complete Season 3

July 4

  • Land of Tanabata Three-Episode Series Premiere

July 5

  • 20/20 True Crime Collection: Betrayed Special Premiere
  • Muzzle

July 9

  • The Bachelorette Season 21 Premiere

July 10

  • Celebrity Family Feud Season 10 Premiere
  • Family Feud: Decades of Laughs Special Premiere
  • Sasha Reid and the Midnight Order Series Premiere

July 11

  • Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer Complete Docuseries
  • Claim to Fame Season 3 Premiere
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Season 23 Premiere

July 12

  • Casey Anthony’s Parents: The Lie Detector Test Special Premiere
  • HIP – High Intellectual Potential Complete Season 1-3
  • Inmate to Roommate Complete Season 1
  • The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard Complete Season 1
  • Road Wars Complete Season 2
  • Scrambled

July 15

  • Hit-Monkey Complete Season 2
  • Bloom Into You Complete Season 1 (Subbed & Dubbed)
  • I’m Quitting Heroing Complete Season 1 (Subbed & Dubbed)
  • Ya Boy Kongming! Complete Season 1 (Subbed & Dubbed)

July 17

  • Unprisoned Complete Season 2

July 18

  • How I Caught My Killer Complete Season 2
  • I Killed My BFF Complete Season 4
  • MeetMarryMurder Season 1B
  • Mountain Men Complete Season 12

July 19

  • Epcot Becoming: Inside the Transformation Special Premiere
  • Lucky 13 Series Premiere
  • Press Your Luck Season 6 Premiere

July 23

  • Dress My Tour Complete Season 1

July 25

  • Wayne Brady: The Family Remix Series Premiere
  • Court Cam Complete Season 6
  • The Return of Shelby the Swamp Man Complete Seaason 1
  • The UnXplained Special Presentation Special Premiere

July 26

  • Playground Complete Season 1

July 29

  • Futurama Season 12 Premiere

July 30

  • Betrayal: A Father’s Secret Complete Docuseries
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