One of the best fantasy motion pictures on Hulu

Fantasies are an important part of our lives, if for no other reason than our imaginations can carry us far away from our daily routine and our occasionally mundane existence. Filmmakers who embrace fantasy are also able to examine the world through fresh eyes, in addition to offering some biting critiques about the way things are. Fantasy films also run the gamut from silly to serious and from light to dark, sometimes all at once. But most importantly of all, fantasy stories offer a sense of fun and adventure that we don’t always get from other genres. Hulu has a pretty wide selection of fantasy flicks, but it also makes finding them almost as hard as fighting a dragon. Don’t worry, we’ve already slain that particular beast in our list of the best fantasy movies that you can stream on Hulu right now.
Can’t get enough fantasy in your queue? Be sure to check out our roundups of the best fantasy movies on Netflix and the best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Video.

The Cleanse (2018)
If you were expecting The Cleanse to be about a physical health program, think again. Instead, Ken Roberts (Oliver Platt) has come up with an innovative way to make his clients face their inner demons. By drinking Ken’s horrible concoctions, Paul Berger (Johnny Galecki), Maggie Jameson (Anna Friel), and others in the program physically manifest their negative emotions as companion creatures. Paul and Maggie’s creatures are almost immediately drawn to each other, which bodes well for their potential romance. However, Ken’s experiment has a darker side as well. For example, Laurie (Diana Bang) pays a very high price for being unable to complete her cleanse.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%Stars: Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt, Anjelica Huston, Kyle GallnerDirector: Bobby MillerRating: RRuntime: 81 minutes
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Melancholia (2011)
You should know ahead of time that Melancholia is not a happy film, and it also really lives up to its name. This movie is about two sisters, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Despite her new marriage to Michael (Alexander Skarsgård), Justine is seriously depressed. Justine’s mood doesn’t improve as her life collapses around her and the end of the world gets underway. A rogue planet, dubbed Melancholia, is on a collision course with Earth. And when the planet’s fate is sealed, it’s Claire’s turn to panic and enter a deep depression.
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Cameron SpurrDirector: Lars von TrierRating: RRuntime: 135 minutes
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Frank Oz brought Lynne Reid Banks’ The Indian in the Cupboard to the big screen as a charming fantasy that dealt with some weighty issues. A young boy named Omri (Hal Scardino) is given a Native American figure and a strange miniature cupboard for his birthday. Much to Omri’s surprise, after placing his toy in the cupboard overnight, it comes to life as Little Bear (Litefoot), a real Iroquois warrior who lived hundreds of years earlier. Although Little Bear initially mistakes Omri as a spirit, he comes to understand the reality of what has happened. Little Bear also befriends Omri and tries to convince him to return his now living toys to their proper time and space.
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi BhatDirector: Frank OzRating: PGRuntime: 96 minutes
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Shrek (2001)
Shrek is the movie that brought DreamWorks Animation out of the shadow of Disney thanks to its irreverent sense of humor. Mike Myers stars in the film as an ornery ogre named Shrek. All he wants is to be left alone, but Shrek’s home is soon overrun by fantasy creatures, including a talking Donkey (Eddie Murphy). To reclaim his land, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a dragon and escort her back to Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) so he can marry her. But as Shrek bonds with both Donkey and Fiona, he comes to question whether he’s making the right choice.
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John LithgowDirector: Andrew Adamson, Vicky JensonRating: PGRuntime: 90 minutes
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Beetlejuice (1988)
When the Maitlands die in a car accident, it doesn’t make them any more willing to give up their home. In spite of all the tips offered in their complimentary copy of Handbook for the Recently Deceased, the ghosts can’t make a dent in the resolve of the wealthy city slickers who move into their idyllic country house. Eventually, they make the mistake of turning to a poltergeist with fewer scruples — the ruthless undead motormouth Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton). Released a year before Batman, 1988’s Beetlejuice was the first chance many audiences had to learn what Tim Burton’s singular style could achieve. If you’ve never seen it, give yourself a treat and see a young Winona Ryder as a stereotypical depressed teenager, the always uproarious Catherine O’Hara as a trendy socialite, and Keaton as the hilariously revolting titular antagonist. Fair warning — you will never think of Harry Belafonte’s “Day O” the same way.
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%Stars: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona RyderDirector: Tim BurtonRating: PGRuntime: 92 minutes
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Big Fish (2003)
Will Bloom (Billy Crudup) is a young journalist who’s been listening to his father’s tall tales his entire life. When the end of Edward Bloom’s (Albert Finney) life draws near, Will digs into his father’s past to separate the fact from fiction, unearthing a long story involving circuses, giants, witches, and more. Finney steals the movie as the tale-spinning father Edward, and Ewan McGregor is perfect as the younger Edward. While the kind of fantastical worlds Tim Burton is known for creating are usually cartoonish fusions of horror and comedy, with 2003’s Big Fish, the director delivers perhaps his most intimate and emotionally potent feature.
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy CrudupDirector: Tim BurtonRating: PG-13Runtime: 125 minutes
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
One of the most delicious types of fantasy stories is the kind that sends someone from the more mundane world into one filled with magic, tapping into our own dreams of doing the same. The 2008 Wuxia film The Forbidden Kingdom not only fits the bill, but it features the first movie collaboration between big-screen martial arts masters Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Michael Angarano stars as the young Jason who is catapulted back in time after discovering a mystical golden staff in a South Boston pawnshop. Awaking in ancient China, Jason soon finds allies in the form of the heavy-drinking Lu Yan (Chan), the Golden Sparrow (Liu Yifei), and the Silent Monk (Li) as they all embark on a quest to defeat the evil Jade Warlord (Collin Chou). Fun and chock-full of masterfully choreographed martial arts scenes, The Forbidden Kingdom is a largely bloodless and engaging adventure.
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael AngaranoDirector: Rob MinkoffRating: PG-13Runtime: 104 minutes
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Dragonheart (1996)
The cynical knight Bowen (Dennis Quaid) has an interesting arrangement with Draco, the world’s last dragon, voiced by the late Sir Sean Connery. Draco pretends to terrorize helpless villagers who then hire Bowen to “slay” the beast. Things get a lot more serious for con-man and con-dragon when the rule of the despotic Einon (David Thewlis) becomes too terrible for Bowen to ignore. Unfortunately, Bowen discovers that setting things right won’t be as easy as simply killing his former student. Since it was Draco who saved Einon’s life years before by gifting him with a piece of his own heart, the death of the tyrant will also mean the death of the last dragon. Dragonheart was panned by critics, but its enduring popularity and its continuing film series proves critics and fans can be two very different animals. Speaking of the film series, if you’re a fan, then don’t despair. The same day Dragonheart starts streaming on Hulu, it will be accompanied by the 2000 sequel Dragonheart: A New Beginning as well as the 2015 prequel Dragonheart 3: A Sorcerer’s Curse and the 2017 follow-up Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire.
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina MeyerDirector: Rob CohenRating: PG-13Runtime: 103 minutes
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
What do you do after escaping the hungry plans of a witch? You hunt witches professionally, of course. At least that’s the fate of the titular fairy tale twins in 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as his crossbow-wielding sister, Gretel. Unsurprisingly, Hansel & Gretel suffered no love affair with reviewers. The film is utterly ridiculous, including the plotline that sweets fed to Hansel as a child caused him to suffer a mystical form of diabetes that threatens to kill him every few hours. But once you accept the absurdity, what you’re left with is a fun, gore-happy, action-packed flick that never tries to be anything more than that.
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter StormareDirector: Tommy WirkolaRating: RRuntime: 88 minutes
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Spontaneous (2020)
High school years are a checklist of crucial moves. Get good grades and excel academically, apply to colleges, make friends, find love, make a meaningful impact before exploding into smithereens in front of your peers and teachers. In Brian Duffield’s Spontaneous, two high school seniors, Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer), are faced with the whirlwind reality that they could literally explode at any moment, as it’s happening to all their friends in the middle of the school day. Spontaneous combustion aside, Spontaneous is a coming-of-age teen flick turned on its head and packed to the brim with gore, guts, and gasps. Not for light stomachs.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%Stars: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne OrjiDirector: Brian DuffieldRating: RRuntime: 102 minutes
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Above the Shadows (2019)
In Above the Shadows, Olivia Thirlby stars as Holly, a woman who has literally faded from the seeable world. Invisible for years, her saving grace arrives in the form of a downtrodden MMA fighter named Shayne (Alan Ritchson). When Holly learns that one of her own tabloid photographs contributed to Shayne’s public image demise, she’ll do whatever it takes to restore the fighter to his former glory in an attempt to vanquish her invisibility. A film that demands a firm disconnect from our own reality, Above the Shadows dabbles in fantasy and romance in fitting but larger-than-life ways. The story meanders a bit, and the metaphor’s muddled, but the movie works in more ways than it doesn’t.
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%Stars: Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Megan FoxDirector: Claudia MyersRating: NARuntime: 111 minutes
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Hancock (2008)
In Hancock, Will Smith stars as the titular character, a belligerent superhero that watches over the city of Los Angeles, protecting and enraging its citizens. Why rage? With every heroic feat comes a string of neverending property damage and other ancillary casualties. It’s practically Hancock’s calling card. But Hancock could care less, for he’s just as fed up with LA’s critical denizens as they are of him. Then, one day, the anti-hero rescues a PR representative named Ray (Jason Bateman), who pledges to help the alcoholic superman with his public image. Written in part by Breaking Bad‘s Vince best boviesdGilligan, Hancock gives Will Smith the stage to unleash a darker brand of comedy-acting than what the world had come to rely on from the Fresh Prince star.
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason BatemanDirector: Peter BergRating: PG-13Runtime: 92 minutes
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Border (2018)
Tina (Eva Melander) is a Swedish customs officer with an amazing sense of smell. Not just a heightened sense, though — the ability is borderline supernatural, as Tina can use her nose to detect lies, guilt, shame, and other hidden emotions from those she encounters. One day, the customs officer comes across a man named Vore (Eero Milonoff). Sensing something very off about the traveler, Tina begins a personal investigation that ends up opening doors about her own past, revealing secrets and answering questions about herself she’s had her whole life. A wild blend of sci-fi, fantasy, Nordic fable, and other sub-genres, Border is one you don’t want to miss.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor ÅkerblomDirector: Ali AbbasiRating: RRuntime: 108 minutes
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Colossal (2016)
Colossal stars Anne Hathaway as Gloria, a down-on-her-luck writer going through a recent breakup. Forced to relocate to her hometown when her boyfriend kicks her out, Gloria takes up a job at a local bar. Drinking her sorrows away while re-acclimating to her stomping grounds, a towering reptilian beast emerges in South Korea. Leaving a wake of destruction in its path, Gloria soon learns that she and the mythic titan share a psychosomatic connection. Whenever Gloria acts out, so does the monster. Once the link is established, Gloria must learn to deal with her own emotions before the Godzilla-beast wreaks havoc across the entire globe. Led by a powerful performance by Hathaway and a sharp narrative and directing by Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal is an unforgettable mashup of monster-movie-meets-character-drama.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin StowellDirector: Nacho VigalondoRating: RRuntime: 110 minutes
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The Secret Garden (2020)
Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), an orphan, arrives at the estate of her uncle — the stoic Lord Archibald Craven (Colin Firth). Her next of kin, his lordship pays little mind to his niece. Thus, the girl wanders the house and grounds. Deep in the woods, the young Mary discovers a hidden garden. A luscious and vibrant haven, the garden is Mary’s dear hideaway and a restorative healing place. When tensions rise within the family and secrets are unveiled, the garden becomes Mary’s only hope. This 2020 adaptation of the 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett novel is, in fact, the fourth film adaptation. It’s cozy, if not a bit formulaic in its approach, but comes at a time when a bit of grandeur and heart go a long way. We highly recommend it.
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%Stars: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Maeve Dermody, Amir WilsonDirector: Marc MundenRating: PGRuntime: 100 minutes
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) leads an unfulfilling life as a negative assets manager for Life magazine. Disenchanted with his role, he daydreams of an adventurous life where he reigns supreme and everyone knows his name. As Life prepares to move to an exclusively digital format, the company sends Walter on a journey across the world to capture the “quintessential” image for the magazine’s final cover. Ben Stiller shines as the titular character, a subtle performance that meshes nicely with the film and short-story author James Thurber’s larger-than-life narrative.
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn HahnDirector: Ben StillerRating: PGRuntime: 114 minutes
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The perfect LGBTQ motion pictures on Netflix

For those in search of top-quality LGBTQ-themed content, whether you want to learn more via an insightful documentary or get some laughs from a fun comedy — Netflix has got you covered. From groundbreaking Oscar-nominated movies like Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to films that have an almost perfect Rotten Tomatoes critic rating, like the coming-of-age drama The Half of It, there’s something for everyone on the O.G. streaming platform. Don’t worry about wasting time scrolling endlessly through Netflix’s library of titles: Here are the best LGBTQ-themed movies you can watch right now on the streaming service.
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Ride or Die (2021)
Based on the manga series of the same name, Ride or Die stars Kiko Mizuhara as Rei Nagasawa, a Japanese woman who discovers her friend Nanae (Honami Sato) is suffering from domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. To prove her love to Nanae, Rei murders her spouse, sending the two women on the run from the law. A gutsy road film featuring unmistakable shades of Thelma and Louise, Ride or Die is a pulse-pounding blend of drama and romance led by the powerful dynamic between Mizuhara and Nagasawa.
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%Stars: Kiko Mizuhara, Honami SatoDirector: Ryuichi HirokiRating: TV-MARuntime: 142 minutes
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Let It Snow (2019)
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow is the story of a small town called Waffle Town. Julie Reyes (Isabela Merced), a high school senior who has been accepted to Columbia University, is nervous to leave her ailing mother alone in W.T. When a snowstorm hits the community on Christmas Eve, Julie and her circle of acquaintances will discover the true meaning of the holiday when relationships crack open, romances are revealed, and new futures are created. A pleasant watch for the holiday season and any other time of year, Let It Snow will win you over in more ways than one.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%Stars: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan ShipkaDirector: Luke SnellinRating: PG-13Runtime: 93 minutes
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Duck Butter (2018)
Naima (Alia Shawkat) and Sergio (Laia Costa) are growing tired of loving connections that simply don’t make the grade. An aspiring film actress, Naima heads out to a gay bar with a friend where she first meets Sergio. After conversation and flirtation, the two decide to embark on a 24-hour bout of intimacy, an experiment Sergio believes will “fast forward” through the many beats of a romantic relationship. Led by raw performances from both Shawkat and Costa, Duck Butter is not your typical rom-com by any means, and what it may lack in complete originality the film makes up for with its tender tone and earnest acting.
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%Stars: Alia Shawkat, Laia Costa, Mae WhitmanDirector: Miguel ArtetaRating: TV-MARuntime: 93 minutes
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Dancing Queens (2021)
It’s a modern-day Cinderella story with an LGBTQ twist. Dylan is a 23-year-old young woman from a small island who starts to work as a cleaner in a struggling drag club. But she harbors a secret: She wishes she could become a dancer. When the club’s star dancer learns of Dylan’s dreams and discovers she actually has talent, the question becomes: Is it OK if she disguises herself as a man to dance in drag when she’s biologically a woman? Hailing from Sweden, the light-hearted film is dubbed a comedy, making it a fun watch with a group of friends.
Rotten Tomatoes: Not yet scoredStars: Molly Nutley, Marie Goranzon, Claes Malmberg, Mattias Nordkvist, Rakel Warmlander, Christopher Wollter, Emil AlmenDirector: Helena BergstromRating: NRRuntime: 110 minutes
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The Half of It (2020)
Dubbed a loose retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac adjusted to fit the times, Ellie is a shy and lonely teenager who is often commissioned by fellow students to do their homework. She’s more than happy to do so and charges a fee to help her family make ends meet. But she gets a strange request when the school jock, Paul, asks her to ghostwrite love letters on his behalf to his crush, Aster. It works well at the start until Ellie begins to fall for Aster herself, which complicates the situation for everyone involved. It’s a sweet story of what truly makes people fall for one another and the importance of being true and honest to oneself.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis LemireDirector: Alice WuRating: PG-13Runtime: 104 minutes
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)
The multi-Oscar-nominated film based on the August Wilson play of the same name stars Viola Davis as the title character, a blues singer from the 1920s. Davis mesmerizingly transforms into the influential woman who was not only a talented singer but also an advocate for Black and LGBTQ+ rights, even if she wasn’t as overtly outspoken as others. Rainey made no apologies for her lifestyle, openly dating women at a time when the mere thought was taboo, particularly for a woman of color. While the movie is worth watching for the incredible performances alone, including the late Chadwick Boseman as the ambitious trumpeter Levee Green, it’s an important film that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%Stars: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael PottsDirector: George C. WolfeRating: RRuntime: 94 minutes
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Disclosure (2020)
This documentary takes a deep dive into the depiction of transgender people in Hollywood and how the stories told through film and television impact transgender people in real life, as well as how they shape and influence the overall cultural landscape. Disclosure features interviews with well-known transgender celebrities, such as Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, Brian Michael Smith, Chaz Bono, and Lilly Wachowski. It has an almost perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating, with critics praising the documentary for shining a spotlight on the fact that we still have a long way to go for fair and honest representations of LGBTQ individuals on screen.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%Stars: Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, Brian Michael SmithDirector: Sam FederRating: TV-MARuntime: 100 minutes
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Holding the Man (2015)
Starting in the ’70s and fast-forwarding to the ’80s and ’90s through the film, this Australian romantic drama follows the love story of college students Tim and John who decide to run off together. Later, however, after both receive an HIV-positive diagnosis, it puts their love for one another to the test, and riddles one man with guilt. Meanwhile, despite staring down death, the pair must deal with loved ones still not being comfortable with their relationship. The deeply emotional story that critics call an “achingly beautiful portrayal of love and death” is based on the memoir by Australian actor, writer, and activist Timothy Conigrave.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%Stars: Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Sarah Snook, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey RushDirector: Neil ArmfieldRating: TV-MARuntime: 128 minutes
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Straight Up (2019)
James Sweeney both created and stars in this independent film about a 20-something young man who suffers from OCD and, because of his aversion to bodily fluids, has trouble engaging in romantic relationships. Fearing he might be alone forever, he experiments with dating women instead of men, and he meets Rory, who is as equally socially flawed as he is. While they embark on a romantic relationship, others question how real their love truly is, and whether it’s just a manifestation of Todd’s intrinsic homophobia. It’s a unique story about a young man and how his mental disorder influences the nature of his relationships. The movie was only put out for limited release and premiered at Outfest in 2019, but has received rave reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%Cast: Katie Findlay, James Sweeney, Dana Drori, James Scully, Tracie Thoms, Betsy Brandt, Randall ParkDirector: James SweeneyRating: TV-MARuntime: 95 minutes
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
As important as the message this film portrays is the fact that the cast is made up entirely of openly gay actors. They play a group of gay friends who get together to celebrate a birthday in an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. But things go awry when the host’s former college roommate, who happens to be straight, shows up uninvited. With an eclectic group of characters and personalities, the 1968-set, Ryan Murphy-produced drama explores the age-old issue of dealing with societal rejection and coming to terms with one’s truth and self-worth. The film is based on a Mart Crowley off-Broadway play from 1968, which was made into a movie in 1970 starring the same cast. The full cast of this new film played the same roles in a Broadway revival of the play in 2018 as well.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%Stars: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Tuc WatkinsDirector: Joe MantelloRating: RRuntime: 122 minutes
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Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
Set in 1988, two young men who have survived martial law in Taiwan discover that they are in love. But they don’t act on it for fear of pressure from their respective families and outright homophobia. The romance film, which was originally titled The Name Engraved in Your Heart, demonstrates the all-too-familiar journey of two men destined to be together but having to deny their truths in light of social stigmas. The movie was actually inspired by real events. The fact that Taiwan was the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage makes this an important film for the LGBTQ community.
Rotten Tomatoes: Not yet reviewedCast: Jean-Francois Blanchard, Akira Chen, Edward Chen, David Hao-Chi Chiu, Leon Dai, Fabio Grangeon, Honduras, Mountain Kao, Lenny Li, and othersDirector: Kuang-Hui LiuRating: TV-MARuntime: 118 minutes
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Circus of Books (2019)
This documentary by artist Rachel Mason is a riveting look at the popular and long-running bookstore and gay pornography shop, Circus of Books, in West Hollywood and in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The store was first established in the ’60s as Book Circus. Rachel’s parents, Karen and Barry Mason, who were working with Hustler publisher Larry Flynt at the time, took over the store in the early ’80s and renamed it Circus of Books. The straight, religious couple with kids, however, kept the nature of their work a secret from family and friends. The business went through many challenges, from being caught in an FBI sting during President Ronald Reagan’s crackdown on pornography, to gaining a reputation for attracting hustlers in the wee hours of the morning. The store served as a refuge for LGBTQ community members during the height of the AIDS crisis, and the film highlights Karen and Barry’s struggles with being so heavily immersed in LGBTQ culture at a time when it was not socially accepted. Rachel’s doc tells the fascinating story of the store’s historical significance for the LGBTQ community, her parents’ role as unintentional activists, and how the internet destroyed the business.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%Stars: Karen Mason, Barry Mason, Rachel MasonDirector: Rachel MasonRating: TV-MARuntime: 92 minutes
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Loosely inspired by the real story of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, and based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is an intriguing look at Elbe’s journey as one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery. While the historical accuracy of the time (the mid-1920s) left some unimpressed, along with the casting of the cisgender Eddie Redmayne in a transgender role, the performances by the lead stars catapulted the touching film to Academy Award status.
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias SchoenaertsDirector: Tom HooperRating: RRuntime: 119 minutes
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Girl (2018)
The story was inspired by Nora Monsecour, a trans female dancer who director Lukas Dhont met when he was a teenager. In the film, Lara (Victor Polster) is a 15-year-old trans girl, just like Monsecour, who aspires to be a professional ballerina. While she has support from some important people in her life as she deals with her gender dysphoria, attending a new school and going through puberty presents its own set of challenges. While the film received some criticism for portrayals of gender dysphoria and self-harm, Monsecour, who provided insight for the film, spoke out in support of it.
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijine Damen, Valentijin DhaenensDirector: Lukas DhontRating: RRuntime: 106 minutes
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Tallulah (2016)
Get ready to laugh with this film about Tallulah (Elliot Page), a young woman who ends up caring for a toddler whose mother, Carolyn (Tammy Blanchard), has no interest in raising. With nowhere else to go, Tallulah shacks up with her ex’s mother, Margo (the fantastic Allison Janney), and pretends the child is hers, and thus Margo’s granddaughter. The two women form an unlikely bond, revealing painful secrets as Tallulah tries to hide from both Carolyn and the police.
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%Stars: Elliot Page, Allison Janney, Tammy BlanchardDirector: Sian HederRating: TV-MARuntime: 111 minutes
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A Secret Love (2020)
The newest film on this list, this documentary is already receiving tremendous praise after being released in April 2020. Produced by Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, A Secret Love tells the story of a pair of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League players who kept their romantic partnership a secret for almost seven decades. Based on the true story of director Chris Bolan’s two aunts, the tremendous sacrifice and weight the two women held on their shoulders for three-quarters of a century will both warm your heart for their intense dedication to one another and make you angry that they felt that couldn’t be freely and openly in love.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%Stars: Terry Donahue, Diana Bolen, Pat HenschelDirector: Chris BolanRating: TV-MARuntime: 83 minutes
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I Am Divine (2013)
Harris Glenn Milstead, best known by his stage name Divine, was an actor, singer, and drag performer. He was considered a trailblazer and was the muse of filmmaker John Waters, who cast him in many of his movies. Divine, who has become a cult figure among the LGBTQ community and was dubbed by People magazine as the Drag Queen of the Century in 1988, sadly passed away that same year at the age of 42. His bright and colorful persona has become the inspiration for many other characters, songs, and art. The film includes interviews with a number of people close to Divine, including Waters and the surviving members of the Dreamlanders, a group of regular performers who Waters used in his films.
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%Stars: Divine, John Waters, Tab Hunter, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, and moreDirector: Jeffrey SchwartzRating: TV-MARuntime: 90 minutes
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Dear Ex (2018)
This black comedy-drama from Taiwan is about Song, a teenager who discovers that his recently deceased father was living a secret life when, after his passing, a strange man named Jay shows up. Not only is Jay listed as the life insurance beneficiary on Song’s father’s will, but he was also apparently his lover. Now Song finds himself caught between his mother Liu, who must deal with the reality that her husband was unfaithful and a closeted homosexual, and the free-spirited Jay, who has turned their lives upside down. The film was selected for the International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards but was not nominated.
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%Stars: Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen, Joseph HuangDirector: Mag Hsu, Hsu Chih-yenRating: TV-MARuntime: 100 minutes
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Alex Strangelove (2018)
This rom-com follows one seemingly straight teenager’s journey in exploring his sexuality. While still a virgin and with a girlfriend, Alex meets another openly gay teen who has a crush on him and begins to question if he might be bisexual. The film has been praised for taking a refreshing and progressive look at the topic of teen sexuality.
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%Stars: Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, Joanna Adler, William Ragsdale, Daniel ZolghadriDirector: Craig JohnsonRating: TV-MARuntime: 99 minutes
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The perfect anime on Hulu proper now

Anime is a very desirable asset in the streaming era, and there’s already a clear leader of the pack. Hulu has made itself a top destination for anime fans in two key ways. First, Hulu has lined up an incredible roster of classic anime series that helped make Japanese animation such a cultural phenomenon in America. Next, Hulu has stayed current with the latest hit anime from Japan, which ensures that fans new and old can find what they’re looking for. To help you navigate the massive selection, we’ve put together this list of the best anime that you can stream on Hulu right now.
New to the world of anime? Thankfully, we also have a guide to the best anime on Netflix if you’re in need of more suggestions.

The Case Study of Vanitas
In The Case Study of Vanitas, a vampire named Noé Archiviste is sent to find The Book of Vanitas, a powerful book of spells. Noé soon learns that the book is in the possession of a man calling himself Vanitas, who claims to be a doctor. More intriguingly, Vanitas says that the book could potentially cure every vampire in the world. However, the book’s dark power can also create cursed vampires who are even more vicious and bloodthirsty than ever before. Naturally, Noé is wary about his new companion. But can he afford not to trust him?
Created by: Deko AkaoCast: Kaito Ishikawa, Natsuki Hanae, Shino Shimoji, Ai Kayano, Inori MinaseNumber of seasons: 1
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom’s lead character, Kazuya Souma, may be the most unconventional anime hero in a long time. Kazuya was an ordinary student in Japan who was mystically transported to a fantasy-like world to be their hero in need. However, Kazuya’s skills don’t come from any warrior-like abilities. Instead, his grasp on economics, civil service, and even the philosophies of Machiavelli quickly place him on the throne of Elfrieden. From there, Kazuya’s influence continues to rise. But he is also forced to contend with an ever-growing roster of women to wed in order to consolidate his power.
Created by: Gō Zappa, Hiroshi ŌnogiCast: Yūsuke Kobayashi, Inori Minase, Reina Ueda, Ikumi Hasegawa, Kazuyuki OkitsuNumber of seasons: 1
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Fruits Basket
The wildly popular Fruits Basket manga has received a reboot anime series that serves as a more faithful retelling of the original story. As before, the main character is Tohru Honda, a high school student who is orphaned by the tragic death of her parents. After arranging to live with her classmate Yuki Soma and the rest of the Soma family, Tohru discovers their secret. The Soma family is cursed to transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac when they experience heightened emotional states. Even a hug from Tohru is enough to transform the men in the Soma family. Because she cares for them, Tohru decides to find a way to break the curse.
Created by: Natsuki TakayaCast: Manaka Iwami, Atsumi Tanezaki, Satomi Satō, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Miyuki SawashiroNumber of seasons: 2
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Black Clover
Imagine living in a world where everyone could effortlessly wield magic … except you. That’s the plight of a young boy named Asta in Black Clover. While both Asta and his fellow orphan, Yuno, were abandoned together, Yuno turns out to be a magical prodigy and naturally gifted in the mystic arts. Despite his lack of power, Asta is given a book of spells that helps him use “Anti-Magic” to repel almost any spell. For Asta, this means his dream of becoming the next Wizard King is still achievable. That’s also Yuno’s desire and goal, but he remains friendly with Asta despite their rivalry.
Created by: Kazuyuki FudeyasuCast: Gakuto Kajiwara, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kana YukiNumber of seasons: 1
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If you’re an old-school Toonami viewer, you probably know Inuyasha very well. Based on the popular manga series, Inuyasha introduces viewers to Kagome, a high school student in the present who has no time for myths and legends. At least not until Kagome finds herself stuck in Japan’s distant past alongside the half-demon warrior Inuyasha. Much to Kagome’s surprise, she finds that she has some measure of control over Inuyasha when he gets out of hand. But both of them are surprised when their quest to reclaim a shattered gem stirs romantic feelings in both of their hearts.
Created by: Katsuyuki SumisawaCast: Kappei Tamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Noriko HidakaNumber of seasons: 7
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In Bleach, young Ichigo Kurosaki’s life has been touched by the supernatural for years. However, his ordinary existence comes to an end when the Soul Reaper, Rukia, transfers the vast majority of her powers to him. Now reborn as a Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo dedicates himself to protecting both the living and the dead from evil spirits. Of course, he can’t do it alone, especially when Rukia finds herself hunted by the Soul Society because of the way that she relinquished her abilities. Fortunately, Ichigo soon discovers he has new allies who can help carry his burden.
Created by: Masashi SogoCast: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Yuki Matsuoka, Kentarō Itō, Noriaki SugiyamaNumber of seasons: 6
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Devil’s Line
There are demons and monsters among us, but they’re not all bad in Devil’s Line. For example, Yūki Anzai is a half-vampire/half-human hybrid who uses his powers to protect humanity as part of Division 5 of the Tokyo Police Department. But when he rescues a young woman, Tsukasa Taira, their mutual attraction sorely tempts Anzai to put the bite on her. It’s hard to control his darker urges when he has those feelings in his heart, but Tsukasa stands by Anzai even in the face of adversity. Yet that’s far from their only problem as demonic attacks escalate around them.
Created by: Kenji Konuta, Ayumu HisaoCast: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Yui Ishikawa, Mamoru Miyano, Ryouhei Kimura, Akira IshidaNumber of seasons: 1
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High School of the Dead
Imagine if The Walking Dead took place in Japan, and the primary survivors were students and teachers from a high school. That’s essentially the premise of High School of the Dead. The series follows Fujimi High School student Takashi Komuro at a moment when he and his childhood friend, Rei Miyamoto, have a very strained relationship. When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, Takashi and Rei are thrust back together alongside some of their fellow students and instructors. Who can they really trust in this dark new world? Everyone will have to make moral compromises to survive, even Takashi and Rei.
Created by: Yōsuke KurodaCast: Junichi Suwabe, Eri Kitamura, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Hitomi Harada, Miyuki SawashiroNumber of seasons: 1
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is so huge right now that the anime movie that came out in 2020 recently beat the Mortal Kombat reboot and topped the U.S. box office. The anime series of the same name is also incredibly popular all over the world. It takes place in Japan’s distant history, as a teenager named Tanjiro loses his family to a demon attack. Tanjiro’s younger sister, Nezuko, is the only survivor, but unfortunately, she is transformed into a demon by the experience. To avenge his family and save his sister’s soul, Tanjiro undertakes a quest to become a demon slayer.
Created by: UfotableCast: Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kit0, Hiro Shimono, Yoshitsugu MatsuokaNumber of seasons: 1
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In the future, boxing has been spruced up a bit for the next generation. In Megalobox, the sweet science now includes fighters who battle with exoskeletons that enhance their strength. But that’s not enough for Junk Dog, aka Joe. He’s an underground fighter in scripted matches who wants to break into the real Megalobox competitions. After getting a chance to fight the Megalobox champion, Yuri, Joe is forced to start at the bottom and work his way back up to earn the right for a rematch. It’s not an easy road, even with technological enhancements. That’s why it’s going to take heart and determination for Joe to make his way to the top.
Created by: Katsuhiko Manabe, Kensaku KojimaCast: Kaiji Tang, Jason Marnocha, Erica Mendez, Lex LangNumber of seasons: 2
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Rurouni Kenshin
What would you do to escape your darkest sins and find redemption? For the lead character of Rurouni Kenshin, it meant leaving behind his life as an assassin and becoming a wanderer. Kenshin Himura is seemingly only remarkable by the scar on his face, but his fighting skills reveal the past that he has tried so hard to forget. With the encouragement of Kaoru Kamiya, Kenshin reinvents himself as a defender of the people who strives to move beyond his formerly wicked ways. But there’s always someone threatening his newfound peace, and Kenshin never walks away from a fight that matters.
Created by: AniplexCast: Mayo Suzukaze, Miki Fujitani, Miina Tominaga, Yuuji UedaNumber of seasons: 3
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Yu Yu Hakusho
At the start of Yu Yu Hakusho, the leading character, Yusuke, is anything but a hero. Instead, he’s a teenage narcissist who seemingly only cares for himself. And yet Yusuke surprises everyone, including himself, by sacrificing his life to prevent a young boy from being killed by an oncoming car. The powers that be in the afterlife are suitably impressed, and they allow Yusuke to come back to life as a Spirit Detective. Even Yusuke’s former rival, Kuwabara, becomes a part of his new life as they are drawn into the ongoing battle between monsters, demons, and humans for control of reality.
Created by: Studio PierrotCast: Nozomu Sasaki, Shigeru Chiba, Megumi Ogata, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Sanae MiyuNumber of seasons: 4
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Technically, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is not a reboot of the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist series. Instead, it’s simply a more faithful adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s original manga. In an alternate steampunk universe, Edward and his brother, Alphonse Elric, pay a heavy price when they try to resurrect their mother with alchemy. Edward loses an arm and a leg, while Al’s spirit is stuck in a suit of armor. Instead of giving up, Edward becomes a Fullmetal Alchemist and teams up with his brother on a quest to restore their bodies before facing a conspiracy that has links to their long-missing father.
Created by: Hiroshi ŌnogiCast: Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Takamoto, Shin-ichiro MikiNumber of seasons: 1
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Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai wasn’t created for Samuel L. Jackson, but the versatile actor was drawn to the adaptation of Takashi Okazaki’s manga series. Jackson also voiced Afro, a lone warrior in a feudal future. When Afro was a child, a man called Justice killed Afro’s father and claimed the Number One Headband, an object said to bestow godlike powers on its wearer. As an adult, Afro alienates his childhood friend, Jinno, and claims the Number Two Headband so he can challenge his father’s murderer. However, the holder of the Number Two Headband constantly has to defend his trophy, and Afro has several battles to fight before he can come face to face with Justice.
Created by: Yasuyuki Mutō, Tomohiro YamashitaCast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman, Phil LaMarrNumber of seasons: 1
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
To answer the question posed by the title, yes, it probably is. But Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? wouldn’t be as much fun if it didn’t riff on its silly title. In this show, a 14-year-old boy, Bell Cranel, craves adventure and hopes to find a girlfriend by saving her from a monster. Instead, Bell’s life is saved by Aiz Wallenstein, a young woman whose fighting skills far exceed his own. After Bell falls hard for Aiz, he experiences a rapid increase in his abilities and gains a comically large group of female admirers … including the goddess Hestia.
Created by: Hideki ShiraneCast: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Saori Oonishi, Maaya Uchida, Haruka TomatsuNumber of seasons: 3
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In the future of Overlord, an immersive virtual game is about to be permanently taken offline. However, Momonga, a player who has dedicated over a decade of his life to the game, refuses to log off as the servers go dark. Much to Momonga’s surprise, the game lives on even after it is shut down. But he remains trapped in his avatar form, while the nonplayer characters develop personalities and desires of their own. As the last true human in the game, Momonga wields incredible power. Regardless, Momonga’s intentions are sometimes misinterpreted by his new subjects as he sets out to learn more about his new home.
Created by: Yukie SugawaraCast: Satoshi Hino, Yumi Hara, Sumire Uesaka, Kenta Myake, Ami KoshimizuNumber of seasons: 3
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Fire Force
Fire Force‘s opening is literally explosive. When a man bursts into flames in a train car — transformed into what have become known as infernals, living and walking infernos — Tokyo’s Special Fire Force 8 isn’t far behind. The elite team is composed of pyrokinetics with the power to control flame with their minds, and they’re the only defense Tokyo has against this new rash of disastrous fires. We soon learn this fiery phenomenon isn’t a one-time deal. People are being turned into infernals all over the place. Fire Force follows the attempts of Special Fire Force 8 to find out what’s behind the secret of the infernals while also dealing with tensions sparked by the arrival of the new team member Shinra (Gakuto Kajiwara).
Created by: Atsushi ŌkuboCast: Gakuto Kajiwara, Kazuya Nakai, Christopher WehkampNumber of seasons: 2
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The Promised Neverland
In The Promised Neverland, an orphaned girl named Emma lives with her friends, Norman and Ray, as well as many other orphans in Grace Field House. While awaiting adoption, their lives are blissfully carefree under the guidance of “Mom.” At least until Emma discovers the truth: Grace Field House isn’t an orphanage, it’s a farm … and the kids are the cattle! To escape their grim fate, Emma has to lead the children to safety even if it means venturing into an outside world even more dangerous than the one they want to leave behind.
Created by: Toshiya Ono, Kaiu ShiraiCast: Sumire Morohoshi, Mariya Ise, Shinei UekiNumber of seasons: 2
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World has some elements of Romeo and Juliet in it … mixed in with some amazing fantasy. In this alternate world, the Heavenly Empire uses advanced technology in its seemingly endless war with the magicians of the Nebulis Sovereignty. Two warriors on each side, Iska and Aliceliese, meet each other in battle before realizing they share a common goal: To end the war. They may also share their hearts with each other, if they can move past their differences.
Created by: Kento ShimoyamaCast: Sora Amamiya, Yûsuke Kobayashi, Kellen GoffNumber of seasons: 1
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Akudama Drive
Akudama Drive is kind of like The Suicide Squad meets cyberpunk. A young woman is dragged into the dangerous world of a group of criminals called the Akudama simply because she is in the wrong place at the wrong time. To save herself, she takes on the persona of Swindler and joins the Akudama as they take on a high stakes heist that puts all of their lives on the line. The rewards are high, but Swindler and her new teammates soon realize that their lives are expendable, and their chances for survival are rapidly dwindling.
Created by: Pierrot, Too Kyo GamesCast: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Yūichirō Umehara, Kenka-yaNumber of seasons: 1
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Cop Craft
As the name implies, Cop Craft mixes the genres of police procedural with fantasy and magic. In the backstory of the series, Earth was linked to a world where elves, fairies, and all kinds of magical beings lived. Now that the two realms are linked, Detective Sergeant Kai Matoba is partnered with a young girl, Tilarna Exedilica, who is a knight charged with finding a kidnapped fairy. Essentially, the series is a buddy comedy that teaches Kai to be more tolerant toward the magical creatures, while Tilarna has “fish out of water” culture shock moments as she adjusts to life on Earth.
Created by: Shoji Gatoh, Range MurataCast: Kenjiro Tsuda, Mayu Yoshioka, Fumiko OrikasaNumber of seasons: 1
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One Piece
How big is One Piece? The animated adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga series began in 1999 … and it’s still going with more than 900 episodes produced to date. Not even The Simpsons can match that episode total!
The show follows the ongoing tales of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates as they go from one thrilling adventure to the next. The search is on for the “One Piece,” the world’s ultimate treasure that could allow whoever finds it to become the new Pirate King. Monkey’s elastic body gives him an edge, but the Straw Hat Pirates have a lot of competition in the search for this prize.
Created by: Junki TakegamiCast: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi OkamuraNumber of seasons: 11
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Corpse Princess
It’s hard not to be reminded of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when watching Corpse Princess. There are some similarities between Yoshiichi Akahito’s manga-turned-anime series and Joss Whedon’s magnum opus. But Corpse Princess largely goes its own way as it chronicles the story of Makina Hoshimura, a teenage girl raised after her death to become an undead warrior. To earn her way into Heaven and avenge her family, Makina has to hunt down and destroy other undead people and monsters. And unlike Buffy Summers, Makina doesn’t shy away from bringing big guns to a knife fight … or any other kind of battle.
Created by: Shō AikawaCast: Nana Akiyama, Tatsuya Hasome, Keiji FujiwaraNumber of seasons: 2
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My Hero Academia
Marvel and DC have a stranglehold over superheroes in comic-book stores and movie theaters. However, there’s a generation of manga and anime fans who have a superhero epic of their own: My Hero Academia. The anime is based on Kōhei Horikoshi’s wildly popular manga series about a high school that serves as a training ground for the next generation of heroes.
The anime series follows Izuku Midoriya, a teenager born without a power or quirk of his own. But a chance encounter with the world’s greatest superhero gives Izuku the chance to become a hero in his own right. The supporting cast is also a rich assortment of eclectic heroes with wild and inventive powers. Hulu has all four seasons, and there’s no better way to catch up on the series before the fifth arrives.
Created by: Kōhei HorikoshiCast:  Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko OkamotoNumber of seasons: 4
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
It took two attempts for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga to break out as an anime, but the wildly successful revival series has become a genuine hit. The current show chronicles the adventures of the Joestar family from the 19th century to the present. Each generation has its “JoJo,” with Jonathan Joestar being the first. Jonathan’s conflict with the seemingly immortal vampire, Dio, spans decades. And it falls to Jonathan’s grandson, Jotaro Kujo, to finish the fight alongside a band of misfits who wield superpowers called “Stands.”
Created by: Hirohiko ArakiCast: Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Fuminori KomatsuNumber of seasons: 4
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Cowboy Bebop
Netflix may have the upcoming live-action series, but Hulu has the original Cowboy Bebop. More than two decades after its initial debut, Cowboy Bebop remains a fan favorite thanks to its stylish mix of sci-fi, westerns, and noir. In the future, an unlikely group of bounty hunters makes their way among the interstellar colonies. However, the past is often present for Spike, Jet, Faye, Ed, and Ein. Cowboy Bebop only ran for 26 episodes, but the series’ fascinating journey and memorable ending still resonate to this day.
Created by: Hajime YatateCast: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve BlumNumber of seasons: 1
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One-Punch Man
Meet Saitama, the most powerful superhero in the world. Despite his slight physique, Saitama can defeat any foe as long as he can land a single punch. But that’s a big problem for the star of One-Punch Man. Saitama craves a challenge that he can never truly find, which leads to some very funny moments. The superheroes of this world simply can’t compare to Saitama, and they have a hard time believing that he is truly as humble as he appears. One-Punch Man is one of a kind, and it’s easily among the most memorable series of the past decade.
Created by: OneCast: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Max MittelmanNumber of seasons: 2
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Attack on Titan
It’s fitting that one of the biggest anime series in the world is all about evil giants and the people who fight them. Attack on Titan takes place in a dark future where the remnants of humanity are hunted by Titans, giant human-like creatures who devour anyone unfortunate enough to get in their way. Even the large walls surrounding the cities can’t keep the giants from their prey for long, however. A teenager named Eren Yeager discovers that the hard way, and he becomes a Titan himself during his quest for revenge.
Created by: Hajime IsayamaCast: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui IshikawaNumber of seasons: 4
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Tokyo Ghoul
Horror and sci-fi collide in Tokyo Ghoul, as a young man named Ken Kaneki finds his life irrevocably changed by a bad date. His date, a ghoul, nearly devours him in the first episode, leaving him to become a human-ghoul hybrid who has to learn how to reconcile his new life while maintaining his ties to his normal friends. Along the way, he may even become a hero as well.
Created by: Sui Ishida, PierrotCast: Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, Austin Tindle, Brina PalenciaNumber of seasons: 3
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Naruto Shippuden
There are four different Naruto-related anime series on Hulu, but the best one is Naruto Shippuden. It’s the first sequel series, and it takes place more than two years after the original show as Naruto Uzumaki returns to his village for the next stage of his quest to become the Hokage (leader) of his village, Konohagakure. But first, Naruto will need to reconnect with his friends and rededicate himself to his training before facing his destiny.
Created by: Masashi KishimotoCast: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate HigginsNumber of seasons: 9
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Akira isn’t just one of the greatest anime films ever made, it’s also a landmark cyberpunk story that remains highly influential three decades after its release. Based on the manga of the same name, Akira follows Shōtarō Kaneda as he tries to save his friend, Tetsuo Shima, from his uncontrollable telekinetic powers. Years before, Tokyo was destroyed by another powerful telekinetic named Akira. However, Akira may be able to change the fate of both Tetsuo and Neo-Tokyo, if Kaneda can uncover hidden secrets and survive his friend’s wrath.
Created by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo (manga), Izô Hashimoto (screenplay)Cast: Jimmy Flinders, Stanley Gurd Jr., Deanna Morris (English dub cast)Runtime: 124 minutes
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Ergo Proxy
Although Ergo Proxy lasted only a single season, it made quite an impression thanks to its stunning visuals and its occasionally confounding philosophical stories. It takes place in a future where humans and androids live side by side in peace, until a virus gives the androids self-awareness and a desire to kill. Inspector Re-L Mayer soon discovers that another species called Proxy may hold the secrets that will decide the fate of humanity and androids alike.
Created by: Dai Sato, ManglobeCast: Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima, Liam O’Brien, Rachel HirschfeldNumber of seasons: 1
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Ranma 1/2
Ranma Saotome is a perfectly normal martial artist and teenage boy … except when he’s a girl. That’s the curse at the heart of Ranma 1/2, one of the first anime series to break out in the U.S. Before the events of the show, Ranma and his father, Genma, fell into a cursed spring. Subsequently, they transform into a girl and a panda, respectively, any time they are exposed to cold water. Naturally, that complicates Ranma’s betrothal to Akane, a fellow martial artist. But it also ensures a lot of laughs in this comedy series.
Created by: Rumiko TakahashiCast: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko HidakaNumber of seasons: 7
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Outlaw Star
Fans of Joss Whedon’s TV series, Firefly, may notice several familiar elements in the space western, Outlaw Star. However, the anime and the manga that inspired it pre-date Firefly by a few years. Within this series, Gene Starwind and the motley crew of the Outlaw Star take on odd jobs to keep their ship in working order. They also search the cosmos for a galactic treasure as Gene develops romantic feelings for Melfina, an advanced bio-android. Only 26 episodes were produced, but that also allowed Outlaw Star to reach a satisfying conclusion.
Created by: Hajime Yatate, Takehiko ItōCast: Ayako Kawasumi, Bob Buchholz, Bridget HoffmanNumber of seasons: 1
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Space Dandy
Space Dandy is a weird show, but in a good way! The series follows a guy named Dandy, or as the show calls him, “a dandy guy in space.” He travels the universe with a robot named QT and the cat-like being known as Meow. This is a sci-fi comedy with only the loosest possible interpretation of continuity between each episode. That’s why Dandy and his friends can meet darkly hilarious ends and return in the next episode completely healed and intact. Trust us, it’s a blast.
Created by: BonesCast: Jun’ichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Ian Sinclair, Joel McDonaldNumber of seasons: 1
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Death Note
Imagine holding the power of life and death in your hands. It’s not a hypothetical situation in Death Note, a series in which high-school student Light Yagami comes into possession of the Death Note, a book that allows Light to kill anyone whose name is written in it. Light quickly develops a God complex as he takes credit for killing “bad people” while using his alter ego, Kira. That leads to a delicious game of cat and mouse between Light and the enigmatic investigator known as L. But when the Death Note is in play, very few will make it out alive.
Created by: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi ObataCast: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent TongNumber of seasons: 1
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Heroic Age
Do you want some fantasy mixed in with your space mecha adventures? Heroic Age blends elements of Greek mythology with a futuristic universe where humanity has been forced to scatter for its own survival. Dangerous alien races (or “tribes”) want to exterminate the remaining humans. But Princess Dhianeila and the starship Argonaut may have found humanity’s savior: A young man named Age. When pressed into battle, Age can transform into a mech-like giant called Bellcross. However, bringing the intergalactic conflict to a close is easier said than done. Age and Dhianeila face several trials together before their story reaches its natural conclusion.
Created by: Tow UbukataCast: Hiroshi Yazaki, Yui Ishikawa, Takashi KondôNumber of seasons: 1
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In the Trigun anime, Vash the Stampede may be the deadliest man in the galaxy, and the best gunslinger as well. He also happens to be an upbeat pacifist who just can’t seem to stop leaving chaos and destruction in his wake. This series struck a chord with American viewers for its deft blend of action and comedy, while Vash’s story revealed hidden chapters of his past. Regardless of what he may or may not have done before the series, Vash is a fan-favorite anime icon, and his adventures in Trigun have made this series an enduring hit.
Created by: Yasuhiro NightowCast: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dorothy Elias-FahnNumber of seasons: 1
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Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo is a wild mixture of comedy and martial arts action that utilizes real events from Japanese history while integrating them with modern culture and even hip-hop music. That’s a combination that doesn’t make much sense, but somehow, it just works. The trio at the heart of the show are a young woman named Fuu, and her two reluctant companions: Mugen and Jin. After saving the two warriors from execution, Fuu recruits them for her personal mission to track down an enigmatic samurai who is very important to her.
Created by: ManglobefCast: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Steve Blum, Kirk ThorntonNumber of seasons: 1
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Editors’ Recommendations

The best drama series on Amazon Prime Video right now

We all succumb to a bout of binge-watching from time to time. But while it’s easy to binge half-hour comedies, it takes a truly great drama to suck you into episode after episode. Fortunately, Amazon Prime Video is loaded with binge-worthy dramas. While Prime Video doesn’t have the volume of original content that other major streamers do, it makes up for it with quality. Plus, it also offers an impressive lineup of dramas from other studios. If you’re looking for your next binge-able show, check out our list of the best dramas series that you can stream on Amazon Prime Video right now.
If you’ve already burned through the Amazon Prime Video catalog and need more ideas, we’ve also put together a list of the best original series on Amazon Prime Video.

Modern Love
Modern Love has previously been nominated in the Emmy Awards’ comedy categories, but it also works equally well as a drama. This anthology series has gathered a very impressive lineup of stars for one-off episodes, including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andrew Scott, Andy Garcia, Cristin Milioti, Olivia Cooke, and more. Each episode tells a story that relates to love in some way, even if it’s not romantic. Platonic relationships are given their due, as are family and other entanglements. There are even episodes of self-reflection that allow the lead characters to make peace with their romantic past. And because the stories are so short, fans can quickly go from one tale to the next.
Created by: John CarneyCast: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy García, Dev Patel, Arabella Olivia Clark, Caitlin McGeeNumber of seasons: 2
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Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom is a breakout original series for TNT, but the first four seasons are currently on Prime Video as well. Finn Cole stars in the series as Joshua “J” Cody, a teenager who is brought into the fold of his criminal family. J’s grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin), is the matriarch of the family, and few dare to cross her. J’s father, Barry “Baz” Blackwell (Scott Speedman), is also Smurf’s adopted son, alongside her biological children Andrew “Pope” Cody (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), and Deran (Jake Weary). There’s definitely some sibling rivalry, but the family’s enemies come from within and without. It’s a jungle out there, and only the fittest will survive.
Created by: David MichôdCast: Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake WearyNumber of seasons: 4
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History’s Vikings is not entirely accurate with history as we understand it. But it was a hit that found an audience both on History and on Prime Video. The show is loosely inspired by the legend of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a ninth-century Viking chieftain. Ragnar’s rise to power is explored in the early seasons before the focus shifts to his children and descendants who continued to carry on the family tradition. Living as a Viking is hard and not everyone is cut out for it. But this is where legends are born, and Valhalla is always calling.
Created by: Michael HirstCast: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf SkarsgårdNumber of seasons: 6
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Life in Carp, Texas isn’t exactly ideal, but would anyone die to escape being stuck in this small town? In Panic, the answer is yes. When her plans to leave are derailed by the theft of her college money, Heather Nill (Olivia Welch) joins Panic out of desperation. It’s an annual competition among the high school graduates for a chance to get a large cash prize that would let them reinvent themselves in a new place. But when the reward is great, so is the risk. Heather and her fellow competitors are risking their lives for a chance, and it’s not going to work out for everyone.
Created by: Lauren OliverCast: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula, Ray Nicholson, Camron JonesNumber of seasons: 1
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad takes more than a few liberties with the actual history of slavery in America. For example, the titular railroad is literally an underground railroad built to smuggle slaves out of the south years before the Civil War. But it’s still a very compelling story about Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu) and her journey to freedom. After Cora and Caesar Garner (Aaron Pierre) flee from their owner, they are relentlessly pursued by a slave catcher, Arnold Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton). Along the way, Cora meets new friends and allies. But far too often, Cora winds up in more danger when she comes face to face with the dark side of America.
Created by: Barry JenkinsCast: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Fred Hechinger, Peter MullanNumber of seasons: 1
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Amazon Prime Video has expanded its international reach with the Brazilian drama DOM. This is a father-son story set against the drug trade in Rio de Janeiro. The father, Victor Dantas (Flavio Tolezani), is a cop who has fearlessly fought to bring down the dealers and cartels. However, his son, Pedro (Gabriel Leone), is an addict and a thief who is estranged from Victor. Regardless, Victor doesn’t give up on trying to save his son from himself. Through flashbacks, we see Victor as a younger man whose actions impact the present. And in the modern-day setting, Pedro’s choices threaten his father’s efforts to bring his prey to justice.
Created by: Breno SilveiraCast: Gabriel Leone, Flávio Tolezani, Filipe BragançaNumber of seasons: 1
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The Affair
Although The Affair was a Showtime original series, all five seasons are now on Amazon Prime Video. And as the title implies, the focus of the show is an extramarital affair between Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson). Both Noah and Alison are unsatisfied or unhappy in their respective marriages to Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson). The most intriguing aspect of the show is that events are depicted differently from Noah and Alison’s perspectives, while Helen and Cole eventually share their own takes on the dissolutions of their marriages. Noah and Alison’s choices reverberate far into the future, sometimes with fatal consequences.
Created by: Sarah Treem, Hagai LeviCast: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Julia Goldani Telles, Jake SicilianoNumber of seasons: 5
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Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have a lot of historical romance dramas, but the British series Poldark fills that void nicely. The series stars Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Vennor Poldark, a British soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War. After returning home to Cornwall in 1783, Ross discovers that his family life is in turmoil. His former lover, Elizabeth Chynoweth (Heida Reed), is now engaged to Ross’ cousin, Francis Poldark (Kyle Soller). And the Poldark family’s finances have taken a severe downward turn in his absence. But as Ross begins to rebuild, he finds new love with Demelza Carne (Eleanor Tomlinson) despite their different social backgrounds.
Created by: Debbie HorsfieldCast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Ruby Bentall, Jack Farthing, Luke NorrisNumber of seasons: 5
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ZeroZeroZero is an Italian crime drama with a masterfully complex story that takes place in three countries. In Italy, Don Damiano “Minu” La Pian (Adriano Chiaramida) tries to revive the fortunes of his crime family with a massive shipment of cocaine. Don Minu’s grandson, Stefano La Piana (Giuseppe De Domenico), sabotages the deal, which causes problems in America as smuggling brokers Emma (Andrea Riseborough) and Chris Lynwood (Dane DeHaan) face severe consequences for the delay. And in Mexico, the Lynwood family’s interests with the narcos Jacinto Leyra (Flavio Medina) and Enrique Leyra (Víctor Huggo Martin) take a deadly turn in the ongoing battle with Mexican special forces.
Created by: Stefano Sollima, Leonardo Fasoli, Mauricio KatzCast: Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Giuseppe De Domenico, Adriano Chiaramida, Harold TorresNumber of seasons: 1
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Hunters is one of the most high-profile original series on Amazon Prime, thanks in part to Al Pacino headlining a TV show for the first time. Pacino plays Holocaust survivor Meyer Offerman, the leader of a group of Nazi Hunters in the late ’70s. Meyer brings Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman) onto the team following his grandmother’s death by a Nazi agent. FBI agent Millie Morris (Jerrika Hinton) also becomes involved as it becomes clear that Nazis are operating within the United States and covertly forming a Fourth Reich. This is about more than just revenge for the Hunters. And the battle is only beginning to take shape.
Created by: David WeilCast: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Saul RubinekNumber of seasons: 1
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Tell Me Your Secrets
Tell Me Your Secrets runs through three interconnected stories about Emma Hall (Lily Rabe), Mary Barlow (Amy Brenneman), and John Tyler (Hamish Linklater). Years ago, Emma was the girlfriend of serial killer Xavier Samuel (Kit Parker), the man who murdered Mary’s daughter, Theresa Barlow (Stella Baker). However, Mary is convinced that Theresa is still alive. So she hires John to find Emma and get her some answers. But despite the passage of years, Emma’s life is endangered by another killer waiting in the wings. This is a tale of potential redemption, and not everyone is as innocent as they initially appear to be.
Created by: Harriet WarnerCast: Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, Enrique MurcianoNumber of seasons: 1
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The Wilds
There are definitely some shades of Lost in The Wilds since it involves a group stranded on a seemingly deserted island interspersed with flashbacks and flash-forwards. But in this case, we know that there’s something off from the start. Gretchen Klein (Rachel Griffiths) invited Fatin Jadmani (Sophia Ali) and eight other teenage girls to attend her Dawn of Eve retreat. However, that was just a ruse to engineer a plane crash and allow Gretchen the opportunity to perform a sociology experiment by secretly observing the survivors through hidden cameras on the island. Naturally, there’s some friction between the girls. Yet their problems are far bigger than they imagine.
Created by: Sarah StreicherCast: Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Helena HowardNumber of seasons: 1
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It would not be inaccurate to say that Them is a spiritual descendant of American Horror Story, since both shows embrace a seasonal anthology format. But Them dives deeper into real-world horror in addition to its otherworldly thrills. Season 1 takes place in 1953, as Henry (Ashley Thomas) and Livia “Lucky” Emory (Deborah Ayorinde) move their family from North Carolina to Los Angeles in a bid to escape the racism of their former home. But the city of angels has plenty of racism bubbling just beneath the surface, and the Emory family has to deal with dark threats beyond the scope of their understanding as well as the malevolent actions of their own neighbors.
Created by: Little MarvinCast: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Alison Pill, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Melody Hurd, Ryan KwantenNumber of seasons: 1
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The Vineyard
The Vineyard is another recent addition to Amazon Prime Video that brings an international flavor to its epic tale of romance and tragedy in the 19th century. The story of Mauro Larrea (Rafael Novoa) and Soledad Montalvo (Leonor Watling) keeps them apart for most of the first season as they struggle to face challenges that threaten to destroy them and their families. But when Mauro and Soledad finally come face to face in Mexico, they find that they desperately need each other. And perhaps something greater can grow from their mutual attraction as well.
Created by: Susana López Rubio, Javier HolgadoCast: Leonor Watling, Rafael Novoa, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Juana AcostaNumber of seasons: 1
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The Night Manager
The Night Manager has a cast that would be the envy of any movie or TV show, with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in the leading roles alongside Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki. In this adaptation of John le Carré’s classic novel, Hiddletson plays Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night manager for a luxury hotel. After Jonathan becomes too close to one of his guests, British intelligence officer Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) uses that as leverage to convince him to help her take down an international arms dealer named Richard Roper (Laurie). But the deeper Jonathan goes into Richard’s world, the harder it becomes to pull himself out.
Created by: David FarrCast: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth DebickiNumber of seasons: 1
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Good Girls Revolt
Good Girls Revolt was one of the earliest original dramas on Amazon, and it probably should have had a much longer run than just a single season. Regardless, this is a compelling period drama that takes place in 1969. Patricia “Patti” Robinson (Genevieve Angelson), Jane Hollander (Anna Camp), and Cindy Reston (Erin Darke) are overworked and underpaid researchers at News of the Week. Slowly, all three women realize that their male counterparts are getting all of the credit and far bigger paychecks. As they come together to challenge the status quo at work, they also become more assertive in their personal lives.
Created by: Dana CalvoCast: Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Hunter Parrish, Chris DiamantopoulosNumber of seasons: 1
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The Americans
Originally produced for FX, The Americans is a criminally underrated period drama set during the Cold War in the ‘80s. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell play a seemingly all-American couple, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. On the surface, the Jenningses are loving parents and loyal citizens. But in reality, Philip and Elizabeth are KGB spies tasked with some of the Soviet Union’s most dangerous espionage missions in Washington D.C. Although initially placed together in a loveless marriage, the Jennings’ feelings for each other become a reality even as Philip clearly has more of an affinity for his adopted country than his homeland.
Created by: Joe WeisbergCast: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Noah EmmerichNumber of seasons: 6
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Billions is currently one of Showtime’s signature dramas, but Amazon Prime subscribers can watch the series through season 3. Paul Giamatti stars as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr., a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who is obsessed with bringing down Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a wealthy hedge fund manager whose activities tend to be illegal. Further complicating their rivalry is Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), Chuck’s wife and a longtime employee of Bobby’s Axe Capital. Wendy also feels a great deal of loyalty to Bobby, which puts additional strain on her marriage to Chuck. This high-stakes cat-and-mouse game is still unfolding, and there are no winners yet.
Created by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross SorkinCast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin ÅkermanNumber of seasons: 4
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Police procedurals are pretty common on network TV, but less so on streaming services. Regardless, Amazon’s Bosch is among the best in the genre, and it is also a largely faithful adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novels. Titus Welliver stars as the title character, Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch. Harry is a homicide detective for the LAPD who has a knack for finding himself in trouble and in the middle of major cases. In addition to navigating his dangerous job, Harry also tries to maintain his bond with his daughter, Madeline “Maddie” Bosch (Madison Lintz). It’s never an easy road, but Bosch is a cut above other police dramas.
Created by: Eric OvermyerCast: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance ReddickNumber of seasons: 6
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Downton Abbey
Streaming services tend to mine British TV shows to round out their programming, and Amazon picked a winner with Downton Abbey. This period drama was an international sensation for six seasons. It takes place in the early 20th century, as Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), face the very real prospect that their ancestral home, Downton Abbey, may not be inherited by their daughters despite their plans. Additionally, the series fleshes out the lives of the Crawley family’s servants and support staff, many of whom have romances, personality clashes, and even betrayals in the name of advancing their lot in life. There’s always intrigue in Downton Abbey, whether from above or below.
Created by: Eric OvermyerCast: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Phyllis Logan, Jim CarterNumber of seasons: 6
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Amazon recruited Julia Roberts to headline its original thriller, Homecoming, and it’s one of the most compelling shows on Prime. In season 1, Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a social worker for the Homecoming Transitional Support Center. In the past, Heidi’s job was to help U.S. war veterans readjust to civilian life. A few years later, Heidi is working as a waitress with few memories about her time at Homecoming. But when Heidi eventually goes looking for answers about her missing past, she won’t like what she finds. Season 2 picks up with a new story, as Janelle Monáe’s Jacqueline Calico also finds herself bereft of her memories and her identity.
Created by: Eli Horowitz, Micah BloombergCast: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Janelle Monáe, Stephan JamesNumber of seasons: 2
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House really turned medical procedure dramas on their ear, thanks to a dynamite performance by Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. The good doctor is uncommonly talented when it comes to diagnosing patients, but less so when it comes to bedside manners. Additionally, Dr. House is less than shy about telling his patients what he really thinks of them. But at the end of the day, House and his team — Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) — will do anything and everything they can to save lives.
Created by: David ShoreCast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer MorrisonNumber of seasons: 8
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Mr. Robot
Hackers have become fairly commonplace in fiction, but Mr. Robot is one of the few dramas that has actually made it compelling in and of itself. Rami Malek stars as Elliot Alderson, a gifted hacker turned cybersecurity engineer for Allsafe. Elliot also deals with crippling depression and mental illness. The titular Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) introduces a new level of chaos to Elliot’s life when he recruits him for a mission to destroy all records of debt within the files of Allsafe’s biggest client. No matter which path Elliot chooses, he will have to compromise himself.
Created by: Sam EsmailCast: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia DoubledayNumber of seasons: 4
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Small Axe
Small Axe is the junction where television and film intersect. Writer and director Steve McQueen created Small Axe as an anthology series that explores the lives of London’s West Indian immigrants from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. Each episode stands alone as a full-length film, with a fantastic lineup of performers that includes Letitia Wright, John Boyega, Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall, Alex Jennings, and Jack Lowden.
Created by: Steve McQueenCast: Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, John Boyega, Sheyi ColeNumber of seasons: 1
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The Expanse
The Expanse has been favorably described as a sci-fi series with the scale and gravitas of Game of Thrones. The show’s large ensemble cast navigates a difficult future in which humanity has colonized the solar system. However, Earth and Mars are locked in a buildup to war, while the Belters in the outer colonies feel exploited by both factions. During this volatile period, James Holden (Steven Strait) and the surviving members of his crew stumble across the biggest conspiracy in human history and proof that an alien protomolecule exists. However, the protomolecule has an agenda of its own, and it may wipe out humanity in its wake.
Created by: Mark Fergus, Hawk OstbyCast: Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Thomas JaneNumber of seasons: 5
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
It’s a testament to the skill behind The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that the series works equally well as a drama and a comedy. Rachel Brosnahan stars as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife in the late ‘50s whose husband, Joel (Michael Zegen), abandons her and their children. In response, Midge strikes out on a daring career as a standup comedian, with Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) as her manager. However, Midge makes an enemy out of Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch), a rival comedian who becomes eager to crush her competition.
Created by: Amy Sherman-PalladinoCast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin HinkleNumber of seasons: 3
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What’s new on Disney+ in September 2021

Streaming service Disney+ is more than just the home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars saga (although that’s a lot to offer on its own). Every month, Disney+ adds plenty of new and classic movies and series to its library, as well as original projects you’ll only find there. You can get a look ahead at all of the additions to the Disney+ library with our list of all the new movies, shows, and individual episodes coming to the service throughout the month. We’ve also indicated the must-watch new arrivals in bold.
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Our top pick for September
Star Wars: Visions

Lucasfilm opened up the Star Wars universe to Japanese anime studios for this clever anthology series that — judging by the trailer — appears to be unlike anything we’ve seen from the sci-fi saga up to this point. Each studio has crafted an individual tale set within the Star Wars universe and depicted it in their own narrative and visual storytelling styles, and the series is supported by an impressive cast of voice actors. The series will make both Japanese and English language versions of each episode available, with the latter featuring the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alison Brie, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Liu, and David Harbour, among other actors, with veteran Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison also reprising the role of mercenary Boba Fett.
Everything new on Disney+ in September
September 1

Alaska Animal Rescue (S2)
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Tall End of Trauma
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Hijacked Pack
Disney Junior The Chicken Squad (S1), 4 episodes
Dug Days (Shorts): Season 1
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 106 “The Hazelnut King / Egg Baby / Mega Muscle Chip”
Marvel Studios Legends: New Episodes
Monsters at Work: Episode 110 “It’s Laughter They’re After”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 107 “To Serve and Pawtect”
What If…?: Episode 104

September 2

Behind the Scenes of Growing Up Animal

September 3

Dark Phoenix
Smoky Mountain Park Rangers
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

September 8

Disney Junior Mira, Royal Detective (S2), 15 episodes
Disney’s Pepper Ann (S1-3)
The Incredible Dr. Pol (S19), 5 episodes
The Wizard of Paws (S1)
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 101 “Aloha – The Hello One”
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 107 “Struggling Duckling / Friends Of The Family / Top Dog”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 108 “Arf Appreciation”
What If…?: Episode 105

September 10

Disney Far Away from Raven’s Home
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Twenty Something (Short)

September 15

Disney Junior Ready for Preschool (S2)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S16)
Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (S4), 13 episodes
Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade (S1), 3 episodes
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 108 “The Ghost / The Imperfect Crime / Nut Soup”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 102 “Love Is a Mystery”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 109 “Witness Pup-tection”
What If…?: Episode 106

September 17

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Disney Descendants: The Royal Wedding
Disney’s Broadway Hits at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Flooded Tombs of the Nile
Jade Eyed Leopard
Nona (Short)

September 22

Dog: Impossible (S2)
Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S1), 7 episodes
Star Wars: Visions (Shorts): Season 1 Premiere
Star Wars: Visions (Filmmaker Focus): Bonus Featurettes
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 109 “The Unusual Nutspects / An Evening With Clarice / Craft Craze”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 103 “License to Not Drive”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 110 “Lost And Hound”
What If…?: Episode 107

September 24

Spooky Buddies
The Fault in Our Stars
A Spark Story

September 29

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off (S1), 7 episodes
Disney Junior Muppet Babies (S3), 8 episodes
Disney Junior Ready for Preschool (S1)
Disney Junior Vampirina (S3)
Great Barrier Reef (S1)
The Hatcher Family Dairy (S1)
Rolie Polie Olie (S1 – S5)
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 110 “Too Late To Hibernate / Sorry Nut Sorry / Never Trust A Sausage”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 104 “Lahela & Stitch”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 111 “Hooch Machina”
What If…?: Episode 108

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Disney+ in August, you can find it below.
Everything new on Disney+ in August
August 4

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition (S1)
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Fit for Service
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. One Brick at a Time
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy (S2)
Short Circuit Season 2 Premiere
Marvel Studios Legends
Monsters at Work: Episode 6
Turner & Hooch: Episode 3
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 2

August 6

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 15
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Episode 8 (Finale)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Killer Shark Vs. Killer Whale
Mrs. Doubtfire
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (S3) Ep. Finland’s Midnight Sun

August 11

What If…?: Episode 1
Monsters At Work: Episode 7
Turner & Hooch: Episode 4
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 3
Breaking Bobby Bones (S1), 8 episodes
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Front of the Pack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Canine Quarantine
Disney Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (S2), 10 episodes
Disney Junior Chicken Squad (S1), 7 episodes

August 13

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 16 (Finale)
Shark Attack Files (S1) Ep. Sharks Gone Rogue

August 18

What If…?: Episode 2
Monsters at Work: Episode 8
Turner & Hooch: Episode 5
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 4
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Pack Attack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Blind Faith
Disney The Owl House (S2), 5 episodes
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (S9)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S1)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S2)
Growing Up Animal
Diary of a Future President

August 20

August 25

What If…?: Episode 3
Monsters at Work: Episode 9
Turner & Hooch: Episode 6
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 5
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Twin Trouble
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Dogs V Cats
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (S9)
Gigantosaurus (S2)
Wicked Tuna (S10), 12 episodes
Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

August 27

Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration
Dan in Real Life

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Waze hooks up with PAW Patrol for driving instructions from canine

Waze likes to roll out fun features from time to time, the latest one landing with the launch of PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Aimed at kids, or, more accurately, parents who’re keen to keep their littl’uns entertained on long drives, U.S.-based Waze users can now get driving directions from Ryder and his loyal team of rescue dogs.

“To celebrate PAW Patrol: The Movie, the first-ever theatrical release of PAW Patrol on August 20, you and your young passengers can turn each drive into a mission with the community-loving heroes and their iconic vehicles,” Waze said in a message announcing the new feature. “Once activated, you’ll be guided by Ryder, who will kickstart your mission (or drive), and fan favorite Pups Marshall, Skye, and Chase will be on the case, navigating your drive and keeping you in the know on anything happening nearby or on your route.”
You can also change your Waze Mood to Chase, Marshall, or Skye and “ride into action with Chase’s Police Cruiser, Marshall’s Fire Truck, or even Skye’s Plane if you fancy a less conventional way to get where you’re going.”
How to access PAW Patrol on Waze
To use PAW Patrol for navigation on iOS and Android, tap on My Waze at the bottom of the display, then on the Settlings icon. Next, tap on Voice & Sound, and then Waze Voice under Voice Directions. Finally, look down the list and select PAW Patrol.
It’s certainly not the first time that Waze has dived into the world of children’s entertainment to keep kids distracted. A couple of years ago, for example, it used several voices from Sesame Street to guide people along, with the Cookie Monster turning out to be a huge hit among the show’s cast of characters.
More adult-focused navigators have included the likes of Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno, and even Elvis Presley. As with all of its celebrity voices, the PAW Patrol feature will run for a limited time so you’d better hurry if you want to try it out.
If you’re still getting to grips with Waze and want to learn more, skip across to Digital Trends’ guide featuring all the top tips and tricks.

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One of the best reveals on HBO Max proper now

If there’s a key difference between HBO Max and its predecessor, HBO, this is it: The HBO brand was built on quality over quantity. By contrast, HBO Max has a much heavier emphasis on quantity. But so far, it’s a mixture that has worked well for HBO Max, by combining the prestige series from HBO itself with an assortment of Max originals, which wouldn’t have easily fit in with the cable network. Additionally, there is an assortment of dramas, comedies, documentaries, and even reality shows from other studios to beef up the lineup. In short, you won’t be bored anytime soon. If you’re looking for a good place to plan your next TV binge, then check out our list of the best TV shows you can stream on HBO Max right now.
Looking for something else? We’ve also rounded up the best shows on Hulu, the best shows on Netflix, the best shows on Amazon Prime Video, and the best shows on Disney+.

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
Awkwafina’s real name is Nora Lum, but she’s not really the perennial screw-up that she presents herself as in Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. Within the series, Nora lives at home with her father, Wally (BD Wong), and Nora’s grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn). Nora wants to break out and begin life on her terms, but events (and her own actions) often get in the way. Nora also finds herself feeling jealous when her cousin, Edmund (Bowen Yang), plans to launch his own business. And when Nora teams up with Edmund on their new app, things don’t always go smoothly. But it’s definitely hilarious.
Created by: Awkwafina, Teresa HsiaoCast: Awkwafina, Lori Tan Chinn, Chrissie Fit, Jonathan Park, BD Wong, Bowen YangNumber of seasons: 1
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If you’re looking for some action, then Warrior is the martial arts show for you. Inspired by a concept created by the late Bruce Lee, Warrior takes place in San Francisco during the 1870s. Andrew Koji stars as Ah Sahm, a Chinese immigrant who comes to America in search of his sister, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan). Much to his surprise, Ah Sahm learns that Mai Ling is married to Long Zii (Henry Yuk), the leader of a powerful gang. Ah Sahm also finds himself caught in the middle of a gang war designed to ensure that there is no peace in Chinatown. It’s a good thing that Ah Sahm is an expert martial artist, because he will need those skills to survive.
Created by: Jonathan TropperCast: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan, Kieran BewNumber of seasons: 2
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Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump
At first glance, Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump could easily be mistaken as a mockumentary comedy. However, this is a real documentary, and there really is an independent TV station called KPVM Pahrump. It’s owned by Vernon and Ronda Van Winkle, a couple who have ambitions of expanding their reach beyond Pahrump’s small-town confines and into the broader Las Vegas market. The show features a colorful cast of real personalities as the employees try to make Vern and Ronda’s dream a reality. Unfortunately for the Van Winkles, their ambitions aren’t easily achieved.
Created by: Fenton Bailey, Randy BarbatoCast: Eunette Gentry, Missy Kohler, John Kohler, Deanna O’DonnellNumber of seasons: 1
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The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. was Rick and Morty before Rick and Morty. This animated comedy/adventure series started off as a parody of Jonny Quest, with two dim-witted teenage adventurers, Hank (Christopher McCulloch) and Dean Venture (Michael Sinterniklaas), who are accompanied by their jaded father, Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture (James Urbaniak), and the family’s incredibly lethal bodyguard, Brock Samson (Patrick Warburton). However, the series has expanded its reach in each subsequent season to tackle superheroes, pop culture, and more while developing many of its characters into more than just caricatures. We’ve come to love this group of weirdos and misfits, especially their supervillain nemeses: The Monarch (McCulloch) and Dr. Girlfriend (Doc Hammer).
Created by: Jackson PublickCast: Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Doc HammerNumber of seasons: 7
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Gossip Girl
HBO Max also has the original Gossip Girl series available to watch, but the recently launched 2021 incarnation is both a sequel and a soft reboot. Only Kristen Bell remains as the voice of Gossip Girl, because there’s a whole new cast of kids to anonymously sling dirt and rumors about. Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander) and her friends are students at Constance Billard, an elite private school in New York City. Julien may be the new “it” girl, but she and her fellow students have a dark side as well. That’s one of the reasons why the Gossip Girl persona has been revived, and everyone’s delicious secrets are already starting to come to light.
Created by: Joshua SafranCast: Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan MockNumber of seasons: 1
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Wellington Paranormal
Fans of the original What We Do in Shadows movie should recognize officers Kyle Minogue (Mike Minogue) and O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) in the spinoff series, Wellington Paranormal. Let’s just say that Kyle and O’Leary aren’t exactly Mulder and Scully in this horror/comedy series from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. After encountering a young girl suffering from demonic possession, Kyle and O’Leary are roped into joining a paranormal response unit. From there, their lives are about to get infinitely stranger. Only a handful of episodes are currently up on HBO Max, but there’s more on the way, including a new fourth season down the line.
Created by: Jemaine Clement, Taika WaititiCast: Mike Minogue, Karen O’Leary, Maaka PohatuNumber of seasons: 1
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The White Lotus
Have you ever had a vacation go spectacularly wrong? The White Lotus seems destined to depict a darkly comedic tale about that topic despite the best efforts of Armond (Murray Bartlett), the manager of the White Lotus resort in Hawaii. Armond instructs his loyal staff to ensure that their new guests have a memorable stay. That includes visitors like Shane (Jake Lacy) and Rachel Patton (Alexandra Daddario), a newlywed couple whose connection is already being tested. Other guests are also bringing their own personal and emotional baggage to the resort, which occasionally leads to fireworks between them and the poor beleaguered staff. There’s even an ominous hint that not everyone is going to make it out of this vacation alive.
Created by: Mike WhiteCast: Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred HechingerNumber of seasons: 1
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Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes
Reporter and investigative journalist Ronan Farrow helped pave the way for the Me Too movement through his dogged investigation of producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual misconduct and abusive behavior. But it wasn’t an easy road for Harvey’s victims, or for Farrow himself. Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes revisits Farrow’s investigation with gripping interviews from the women and men who blew the whistle on Weinstein, including the guy who was initially hired to spy on Farrow! It’s not always easy to watch, but this is an essential record of the crimes from victims who deserve to be heard.
Created by: Ronan FarrowCast: Ronan FarrowNumber of seasons: 1
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Jean Smart’s career renaissance continues with HBO Max’s Hacks, a new original series that finally puts Smart in the leading role that she deserves. Smart portrays Deborah Vance, an iconic comedian on the Las Vegas strip who has been a fixture for decades. And that’s the problem. Deborah’s act is getting really stale, and she desperately needs fresh material to revitalize her persona. Enter Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder), a former TV writer whose career stalls after a social media mishap. Ava’s comedic talent may be just what Deborah needs — if the two strong-willed women can learn how to co-exist and work together.
Created by: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen StatskyCast: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonaldNumber of seasons: 1
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In Treatment
After running for three seasons on HBO over a decade ago, In Treatment has returned for a fourth season on HBO Max. In the new season, Uzo Aduba stars as Dr. Brooke Taylor, a therapist who tries to help her patients face their complex emotional issues through intimate one-on-one sessions. Like the first three seasons, each patient gets their own spotlight episodes with Dr. Taylor; multiple episodes are released per week in the extended season. Additionally, the first three seasons of In Treatment are also on HBO Max, with Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Weston and Dianne Wiest as Paul’s therapist, Gina Toll.
Created by: Rodrigo GarcíaCast: Uzo Aduba, Anthony Ramos, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle ForbesNumber of seasons: 4
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Betty is (kind of) a spinoff of the film Skate Kitchen, but don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie — Betty quickly goes off in its own direction. Two teenage girls, Kirt (Nina Moran) and Janay (Dede Lovelace), face resistance from the largely male skateboarding scene in New York City. That’s why they decide to strike out on their own with fellow female skaters Honeybear (Kabrina Adams), Indigo (Ajani Russell), and Camille (Rachelle Vinberg). Their shared friendship allows them to navigate the occasional rocky episodes of their lives. A second season is imminent, and their story will continue soon.
Created by: Crystal MoselleCast: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Rachelle VinbergNumber of seasons: 2
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The best way to describe HBO’s Chernobyl is to call it a historical tragedy. The miniseries dramatizes the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union and the subsequent investigation into how it happened. This show doesn’t shy away from the most horrific aspects of radiation poisoning, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Jared Harris leads the ensemble cast as Valery Legasov, one of the lead investigators who personally oversees the Chernobyl cleanup efforts. As Valery searches for answers, he has to pay a high personal cost as well. No one emerges from Chernobyl unchanged by the experience.
Created by: Craig MazinCast: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam NagaitisNumber of seasons: 1
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Made for Love
Modern relationships are a mess even under the best of circumstances. Yet things could still be worse, as exemplified by HBO Max’s Made for Love. Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti) may have thought that she had it made when she married Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen). He’s a tech billionaire who is easily among the richest men in the world. Unfortunately for Hazel, Byron is also a control freak. In the ultimate jerk move, Byron has a device implanted in Hazel’s brain that can track her anywhere, spy on anything she sees, and monitor her emotions. That’s the very last straw for Hazel as she fights to regain her life and her sense of self.
Created by: Alissa Nutting, Dean Bakopoulos, Patrick Somerville, Christina LeeCast: Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Ray RomanoNumber of seasons: 1
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Mare of Easttown
Kate Winslet leads a magnificent cast in HBO’s latest miniseries, Mare of Easttown. Winslet plays Detective Sergeant Marianne Fahey “Mare” Sheehan, a woman haunted by her son’s suicide and the unsolved murder of a young girl a year earlier. In the present, Mare’s personal life is in turmoil as she deals with a divorce from her husband, Frank Sheehan (David Denman). Meanwhile, her former daughter-in-law, Carrie Layden (Sosie Bacon), is suing Mare for custody of her grandson, Drew. However, a new murder case will soon draw Mare into an even more intense web of danger and deceit.
Created by: Brad IngelsbyCast: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, David Denman, Guy PearceNumber of seasons: 1
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The Nevers
Sci-fi and Victorian London don’t often go together, but The Nevers is very much its own thing. In the alternate history of this series, a handful of women have been gifted with supernatural abilities beyond anything that the world has seen before. The powers that be are inherently threatened by Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), and the rest of the Touched … and that’s why they want to destroy them. However, there are also a few men with the powers of the Touched, as well as a vicious killer. That’s why Amalia and Penance are pushed to their limits to keep their people safe.
Created by: Joss WhedonCast: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Pip TorrensNumber of seasons: 1
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Deadwood was the HBO series that elevated expletives into high art. It was also an incredibly well-made Western that captured the post-Civil War period in Deadwood, South Dakota. Series creator David Milch populated the town with many real historical figures, including Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) and Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), in addition to original characters as the major players vie for control of the town. McShane’s performance was unforgettable even when paired with a stellar supporting cast. Regardless of how you feel about Westerns, you have to see Deadwood. It is legitimately one of the best shows that HBO has ever made.
Created by: David MilchCast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, Paula MalcomsonNumber of seasons: 3
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It’s a dystopian future and a hostile force known as The Union that has taken over Earth. The gen:LOCK program involves a unique subset of individuals who have been testing an experimental technology that makes it possible to upload their minds to giant suits of armor called Holons. Once housed within their new bodies, they might be humanity’s only hope at defeating the autocratic regime. Dubbed a “cautionary tale about cultural warfare” and inspired by anime, the combination of the star-studded and intentionally diverse and inclusive cast and sci-fi feel make this a worthwhile watch for any comic book/sci-fi fan. A second season was commissioned by HBO Max to stream there before being released on the home network, Rooster Teeth.
Created by: Gray HaddockCast: Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, Golshifteh Farahani, Maisie Williams, Koichi Yamadera, Asia Kate Dillon, Monica Rial, David TennantNumber of seasons: 1
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With two seasons under its belt and several Emmy wins, including Outstanding Drama Series, Succession has already become one of HBO’s most popular new series. Waystar Royco is a global media and hospitality empire headed up by the cutthroat, cruel Logan Roy. As he reaches retirement age and suffers a health setback, he must look to his rich and entitled children to find a successor. But who of his four children, from the arrogant playboy to the power-hungry and visionary addict, is really ready and deserving? And will Logan ever be ready to hand over the reins anyway? The question of who will take over hovers above every episode as the company, Logan, and the Roy family engage in dirty tactics, flaunt their wealth, and find themselves constantly embroiled in controversy.
Created by: Jesse ArmstrongCast: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian CoxNumber of seasons: 2
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The Flight Attendant
If there was any doubt about Kaley Cuoco’s dramatic acting ability, The Flight Attendant proves the naysayers wrong, thanks to her riveting performance in this miniseries. Cuoco not only stars, but also executive produces. Cuoco is Cassie Bowden, a reckless, alcoholic party girl who miraculously hasn’t been fired from her lucrative and exciting career as a flight attendant, which provides her with a revolving door of cute passengers to hit on. But when one of her overseas trysts winds up dead, she must try and clear her name. It doesn’t help that her mind keeps playing games on her with flashbacks of her troubled past that continue to haunt her. It’s surprisingly good, with a top-notch cast and thrilling story that keeps you drawn to Cuoco’s performance as a woman who is rapidly descending to her personal rock bottom.
Created by: Steve Yocket (based on The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian)Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Michiel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, T.R. Knight, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Rosie PerezNumber of seasons: 1
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30 Coins
Father Vergara, a former convict and exorcist, is exiled from the church and moves to a remote town in Spain to work as a priest. But when really strange and paranormal things begin to happen, both the mayor and a local veterinarian suspect that it might be Vergara’s arrival that has sparked the puzzling occurrences. The unlikely pair teams up with him to investigate the mystery behind a coin he owns, and Vergara’s troubled past. What they find, however, is more than they could ever have imagined. The mystery, fantasy, horror series, originally called 30 Monedas, is offered in Spanish language.
Created by: Alex de la IglesiaCast: Eduard Fernandez, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Megan Montaner, Macarena Gomez, Pepon Nieto, Manolo SoloNumber of seasons: 1
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The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
Based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, this limited series period drama is set in the 1890s during a time when a serial killer is on the loose in New York City, targeting young male prostitutes. Mainly fiction, the series includes some elements of historical facts, including Theodore Roosevelt’s time as police commissioner. In order to track down the killer, Roosevelt enlists the help of a criminal psychologist and newspaper illustrator to conduct investigations in secret. A pair of detective sergeants and Roosevelt’s secretary chip in as well. But the ad hoc group faces pushback from the NYPD and its captain, which are more concerned with protecting the New York City elite than actually finding the killer. Season 2 received much better reviews than the first, focusing more on social issues like income inequality and the role of women in the 1890s.
Created by: Based on The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness by Caleb CarrCast: Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Robert Ray Wisdom, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Q’orianka Kilcher, Matt Lintz, Dakota Fanning, Rosy McEwen, Melanie FieldNumber of seasons: 2
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Search Party
When an old college acquaintance named Chantal goes missing, Dory sets out on a mission to find her, with the help of her boyfriend and friends. While the others aren’t so keen on bothering with the investigation, Dory is convinced that Chantal is in danger. Initially dubbed a dark comedy, through its seasons, the series has adjusted the tone and genre. It starts with a classic mystery and Nancy Drew-like detective work, but things shift to more of a psychological thriller vibe for season 2. Season 3, meanwhile, is a subtle nod to courtroom drama narratives, inspired by the Amanda Knox trial, with satire sprinkled in reminiscent of The Bling Ring. There’s something unique with every season, but the tones all pay homage to some of the most revered film and television styles, so you get a bit of everything with this series.
Created by: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael ShowalterCast: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Michael HallNumber of seasons: 4
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At Home with Amy Sedaris
Go on a journey each episode with comedian Amy Sedaris as she demonstrates her endless homemaking skills, with the help of hilarious guest stars playing equally funny characters: Think Justin Theroux as “the Hip Guy” and Heather Lawless as the “Lady Who Lives in the Woods.” Along with playing herself in various sketches, Sedaris also plays a variety of characters. There is also a long list of guest stars through the seasons, including Paul Giamatti, Chris Elliott, Aidy Bryant, Matthew Broderick, Susan Sarandon, Michael Cera, and more. Though it was canceled after three seasons, the series maintains a 100% critic rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes and has earned Emmy nominations for each year since it went on the air.
Created by: Amy Sedaris, Paul DinelloCast: Amy Sedaris, variousNumber of seasons: 3
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A play on the name of the real crime syndicate, Camorra, this Robert Saviano book was turned into a crime drama set in the 2010s about the dark underbelly of the criminal world and the high-ranking members within it, along with their rivals. It’s the age-old story of “old guard” versus “young guard” when it comes time to consider succession in the family business. Originally in Italian, everything from the pacing to the atmosphere, acting, directing, writing, and characterization has been praised.
Created by: Roberto Saviano, based on Gomorrah by Roberto SavianoCast: Marco D’Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato Cerlino, Maria Piz CalzoneNumber of seasons: 4
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The New Adventures of Old Christine
Everything on the small screen Julia Louis-Dreyfus touches turns to gold, and after Seinfeld and before Veep, there was this sitcom. She plays a divorced and neurotic single mother trying to navigate life while raising a child and running a women’s gym on her own. The name references the fact that Christine’s ex has a new, much younger, girlfriend who is also named Christine, thus making her the “old” Christine in more than one sense of the word. Not surprisingly, Louis-Dreyfus earned an Emmy for her role as the struggling single mom.
Created by: Kari LizerCast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Trevor Gagnon, Emily Rutherford, Tricia O’Kelly, Alex Kapp Horner, Wanda SykesNumber of seasons: 5
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Person of Interest
After building a machine that can predict crimes before they happen, reclusive billionaire Harold Finch fakes his death and goes into hiding to prevent his creation from being used for nefarious purposes. But he still sees the value in the machine, so he recruits the help of John Reese, a former Green Beret CIA agent, also presumed dead, to investigate cases and stop crimes before they are committed. The catch? The machine can pinpoint two persons of interest based on their social security numbers, but it doesn’t know who is the victim and who is the perpetrator. Thus, Harold and John must use their skills, talents, and intuition to figure it out in time. It’s a thrilling ride through each episode and each case, made all the more entertaining thanks to the top-notch cast.
Created by: Jonathan NolanCast: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Amy Acker, Sarah ShahiNumber of seasons: 5
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Selena + Chef
Combine a charismatic pop music sensation with a background in acting with a cooking show and you get this entertaining series. Totally unscripted, Gomez attempts to try a new dish each episode, cooking from her home while quarantining. Each episode features a guest professional chef there to provide assistance, tips, tricks, and advice when a kitchen disaster strikes. Food-related charities are also promoted in each episode. Guests from the first two seasons included Antonia Lofaso, owner of Black Market Liquor Bar, Roy Choi, one of the founders of the gourmet food truck movement and owner of the Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi, celebrity chef and author Curtis Stone, and founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK) Jose Andres.
Created by: Aaron SaidmanCast: Selena Gomez, various guestsNumber of seasons: 2
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Batman: The Animated Series
Widely considered to be the best television adaptation of the popular DC Comics character along with his sidekick Robin and arch-nemesis the Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill), this animated series from the ’90s lasted two seasons and 85 episodes. Despite lacking the flashy graphics and animations of modern-day animated series, it will delight any fan of the superhero genre, young or old. Named The Adventures of Batman & Robin for its final 15 episodes and in reruns, the film noir aesthetics with complex and dark plots make the nostalgic series just as entertaining and enthralling for adults as it is exciting for kids. Also named among the best animated series of all time, it’s a top option in HBO Max’s lineup.
Created by: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm (based on Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger)Cast: Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, Mark Hamill, Arleen SorkinNumber of seasons: 2
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Transforming Bong Joon-ho’s film concept to the small screen, this dystopian post-apocalyptic thriller features a star-studded cast that draws you into the dark and politically charged story. Earth has become a frozen wasteland, and the only survivors managed to hop aboard a perpetually moving train just in the nick of time before the human race could be entirely obliterated. Despite living in a spacious train and focusing solely on survival, however, the survivors aren’t necessarily all working together. Just as how society worked before, there are social class divisions and politics, class warfare, and social injustice that runs rampant. The binge-worthy story is based on the 1982 graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette and is a reboot of the continuity from the movie.
Created by: John Friedman, Graeme Manson (based on Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-March Rochette and Snowpiercer screenplay by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly MastersonCast: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, Susan ParkNumber of seasons: 2
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The West Wing
Martin Sheen plays President Josiah Bartlet in this long-running Aaron Sorkin serial political drama. It’s one of Sheen’s most memorable roles, and it’s not uncommon to find this show on every list of the best TV series of all time. Known for popularizing the long hallway walk-and-talk shots that have become commonplace in political dramas, The West Wing approaches the White House in such a way that has sparked conversation, with some questioning its legitimacy and exaggerations. But it is a television show, after all, designed to entertain. And it’s a must-watch, not only for the compelling stories about the inner workings of politics but also for the talented performances from the top-notch cast.
Created by: Aaron SorkinCast: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Janel Moloney, Stockard Channing, Mark McCormack, Jimmy Smits, Alan Alda, Kristen ChenowethNumber of seasons: 7
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Lovecraft Country 
Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are behind this drama-horror series about a young Black man who travels across the United States in the ’50s, during a time when segregation was the norm. His mission: to locate his missing father. But when he arrives in the town that the famous horror author H.P. Lovecraft highlighted in his seemingly-fictional stories, he discovers dark secrets lurking there that are enough to make one wonder if the stories were fiction after all. Along with Peele and Abrams serving as executive producers, the series stars Courtney B. Vance, Jurnee Smollett, and Tony Goldwyn.
Created by: Misha GreenCast: Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. VanceNumber of seasons: 1
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Adam Ruins Everything
Comedian, writer, voice actor, and TV host Adam Conover sets out to debunk commonly-held myths and misconceptions in this educational comedy. Every episode begins with Adam seemingly overhearing someone utter one of these questionable myths, after which he interrupts and proceeds to investigate. Through interviews with experts, analysis of scientific studies, and even humorous sketches, animation, and time travel, he aims to provide the truth. The series is based on the CollegeHumor web series of the same name.
Created by: Adam ConoverCast: Adam ConoverNumber of seasons: 3
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Before Michael Cudlitz was Abraham on The Walking Dead and Ben McKenzie was James Gordon on Gotham, they were a pair of LAPD officers in this crime drama that followed their interactions with detectives, criminals, and others. Focusing more on the characters than the stories, it’s atypical compared to other police procedurals, but the show has also been praised for being raw and authentic. Despite being compared to other, more high-profile series within the same genre, like The Wire and The Shield, Southland never really received the same level of attention it deserved.
Created by: Ann BidermanCast: Ben McKenzie, Kevin Alejandro, Arijia Bareikis, Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Michael McGrady, Tom Everett Scott, C. Thomas HowellNumber of seasons: 5
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The corporate world can be cutthroat, especially when there are several young and talented people all vying for the same job. In this British drama, which counts Girls‘ Lena Dunham among its episode directors, the job in question is at a prestigious investment bank in London. With only a few slots left, a group of recent graduates race for a seat at the corporate table. Many have suggested that the series could be a launchpad to burgeoning careers for writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, given that one of its strong points is the “sharp writing,” even if is classified as a “soapy workplace drama.”
Created by: Mickey Down, Konrad KayCast: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor, Cono MacNeill, Priyanga BurfordNumber of seasons: 1
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Take a look back at the young heroes in the DC Universe who get together to fight evil forces. Known as the Teen Titans, this live-action version of the series has an ensemble cast playing all of the DC favorites, led by Richard “Dick” Grayson, Batman’s former sidekick known as Robin, now under the assumed identity of Nightwing. There’s also Wonder Girl, Hawk, Deathstroke, and more. With two seasons available now, a third is forthcoming from the streaming service, though no release date has been confirmed.
Created by: Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti (based on Teen Titans by Bob Haney, Bruno Premiani)Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, Conor Leslie, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Esai Morales, Chelsea Zhang, Joshua OrpinNumber of seasons: 2
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Looney Tunes
Introduce a new generation of kids to the ACME Corporation, falling anvils, and endless sight gags, or relive your own youth with classic catchphrases like, “What’s Up, Doc,” or, “I say, I say, I ain’t no chicken!” with the original Looney Tunes cartoons. Airing from 1930 through 1969, the animated shorts harken back to a time when cartoons were much simpler — and arguably more violent. From the music to the iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Speedy Gonzales, Road Runner, Tweety, and Elmer Fudd, it’s thoroughly entertaining for Saturday morning viewing. Once you’ve powered through those episodes, check out HBO Max’s rebooted Looney Tunes Cartoons, which are based on the original.
Created by: Warner Bros.Cast: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bea Benaderet, Stan Freberg, and othersNumber of seasons: 31
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The Undoing
You’ll be at the edge of your seat through every episode of this nail-biting psychological thriller, with both Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant delivering incredible performances as a wealthy married couple whose lives get upended following a brutal murder. A traditional whodunit in some ways, there are so many extenuating elements that it’s easy to wind up going down the Reddit rabbit hole of theories about symbolism and meanings of every little nuance and scene. Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Hanff Korelitz, the wonderful cast brings the story to life in a way that makes viewers totally invested in both the stories and characters.
Created by: David E. Kelley (based on You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz)Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Matila De Angelis, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Edan Alexander, Michael Devine, Donald SutherlandNumber of seasons: 1
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His Dark Materials
Dafne Keen turned a lot of heads with her star-making turn in Logan. But she’s really stepped up in HBO and BBC’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. In an alternate world where souls appear as companion animals, Keen plays Lyra, a young girl who finds herself torn between her uncle, Lord Asriel Belacqua (James McAvoy), and the enigmatic Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson). Meanwhile, in a world very much like our own, young Will Parry (Amir Wilson) learns a family secret that will bring him inexorably closer to Lyra. This family-friendly fantasy is still unfolding, but it’s a winner for fans of all ages.
Created by: Jack ThorneCast: Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel MirandaNumber of seasons: 2
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Boardwalk Empire
During the Peak TV era, Boardwalk Empire was criminally underrated. But this Prohibition-era drama was one of the very best that the medium had to offer. The Sopranos veteran Terence Winter recruited Martin Scorsese to direct the pilot episode and executive produce the series. Yet it wouldn’t have worked without Steve Buscemi’s complex performance as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, an Atlantic County treasurer who had a large role in the criminal underground. Winter weaved a rich and compelling tale around Nucky and historical gangsters from that era. It’s a one-of-a-kind show from a one-of-a-kind network.
Created by: Terence WinterCast: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Michael Kenneth WilliamsNumber of seasons: 5
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Silicon Valley
Mike Judge has come a long way from his Beavis and Butt-Head days. While Judge has previously directed live-action comedy films, Silicon Valley gave him an even bigger platform to expand his mastery of the medium. The series follows programmer Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) as he and his friends try to launch a new startup company called Pied Piper. Their trials and tribulations run the gamut from hilarious to dramatic. Judge and his co-creators also assembled one of the most talented supporting casts in recent memory, including T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Amanda Crew. Nearly all of them have gone on to even bigger things after the show’s six-season run.
Created by: Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave KrinskyCast: Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail NanjianiNumber of seasons: 6
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Young Justice
DC Universe’s loss is HBO Max’s gain. Young Justice is one of the greatest superhero cartoons ever made, thanks to its fantastic writing and terrific performances by the cast. The so-called sidekicks come into their own by starting their own team under Batman’s supervision. Over time, the show has allowed the kids to grow into young adults. More importantly, Young Justice’s creative team isn’t afraid to take chances as well. Heroes rise, fall, and even die, with dramatic stakes. Even a nearly decade-long wait between seasons 2 and 3 couldn’t diminish our love for this show.
Created by: Brandon Vietti, Greg WeismanCast: Jesse McCartney, Khary Payton, Jason Spisak, Nolan NorthNumber of seasons: 3
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Binge all 10 seasons of this iconic sitcom that has become part of pop culture history. Relive the hilarious moments and one-liners from the six 20-somethings living in New York City and navigating dating, careers, and life. The show originally aired from 1994 to 2004, long before social media, smartphones, and dating apps would have markedly changed its course. Despite the technological differences, Chandler’s frequent sarcastic remarks, the search for an adult identity, and the on-again, off-again nature of relationships are still totally relatable today.
Created by: David Crane, Marta KauffmanCast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David SchwimmerNumber of seasons: 10
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus won six consecutive Emmy Awards for playing Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president (later president) of the United States in this political satire comedy that wrapped in 2019. The series itself also received critical acclaim throughout its seven-season run. Fans couldn’t get enough of watching Meyer and her team as they engaged in political games. The show calls out and exaggerates the absurdity of politics in a way that makes it universally funny.
Created by: Armando IannucciCast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony HaleNumber of seasons: 7
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Fans waited two years for the third season of this fabulous sci-fi Western and dystopian series that portrays a futuristic Wild West-themed amusement park called Westworld. Despite looking and acting convincingly human, the people who work there are actually hosts programmed to have specific personalities and skills, and cater to every visitor’s desires, whether that’s to meet and bed a beautiful woman or get caught up in a gunfight. The first season and overall story are inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name. The second, and especially the third, seasons, however, are very different from the first. Each is equally captivating and fast-paced, keeping the story continually refreshing.
Created by: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa JoyCast: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey WrightNumber of seasons: 3
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The Wire
Though it ended in 2008, this crime drama is still widely considered to be one of the best TV series of its generation. Created and written by former police reporter David Simon, it takes an authentic look at various institutions and their sometimes twisted and controversial relationships to law enforcement. A different story is introduced every season, tackling topics from the illegal drug trade to schools and education. With Dominic West and Idris Elba among the top-billed cast, it’s no surprise the series lasted a successful five seasons and appears on many “must-watch” lists.
Created by: David SimonCast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie FaisonNumber of seasons: 5
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While Ruby Rose, who played the title character, has exited the superhero series after just one season, the show has already been renewed for a second. But you can catch the first season of this CW show on HBO Max as you prepare for season 2, which is set to debut in January 2021 (though that may be delayed). As part of the DC Comics world, the series, which includes 20 episodes to date in season 1, examines the story of Batwoman as a local vigilante in Gotham City.
Created by: Caroline DriesCast: Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan TandyNumber of seasons: 1
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Sex and the City
Live vicariously through four 30- and 40-something single friends in New York City navigating their hectic careers and dating lives. The romantic comedy-drama, which debuted in 1998, is credited with helping put HBO on the map, and for good reason. Throughout its six seasons from 1998 to 2004, the show received 54 Emmy nominations (seven wins) and 24 Golden Globe nominations (eight wins) and spawned two feature films and even a prequel series. It remains a pop culture phenomenon that presents life, love, sex, and relationships in a raw, emotional, and honest way from the eyes of four very different adult women.
Created by: Darren StarCast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia NixonNumber of seasons: 6
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Rick and Morty
Rick Sanchez is a mad scientist who reappears after having gone missing for 20 years. He now lives with his daughter and her family, including his grandson Morty Smith. And together, he and Morty navigate regular daily life along with inter-dimensional adventures. The adult animated sci-fi sitcom has aired for four seasons on Adult Swim and has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, who have called it kooky and described the storylines as “densely plotted science fiction escapades” and “intricately hilarious misadventures.”
Created by: Justin Roiland, Dan HarmonCast: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah ChalkeNumber of seasons: 4
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Game of Thrones
Chances are you’ve already watched this fantasy series, which was HBO’s anchor for eight seasons from 2011 through 2019. Based on the George R.R. Martin series of fantasy novels, it was rich in scenery, costumes, and storylines depicting the fight for the Iron Throne among the various houses and individuals within the fictional world of Westeros. It broke viewership records for HBO, and it’s not uncommon for fans to watch this series from beginning to end, again and again, picking up on new details each time. If you haven’t yet watched, what are you waiting for?
Created by: David Benioff, D.B. WeissCast: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia ClarkeNumber of seasons: 8
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Doctor Who
Produced by the BBC since 1963, the revival version of this long-running British sci-fi series has found a streaming home on HBO Max. It follows the stories of a Time Lord called The Doctor who travels through time in the TARDIS spaceship to help civilization. Since The Doctor is an extraterrestrial being that can appear human, the role has been handled by 13 different actors to date. The most recent version of The Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker, who has held the role since 2018. The revival series began in 2005, and you can watch episodes dating all the way back to that first season.
Created by: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald WilsonCast: Jodie Whitaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip GillNumber of seasons: 12
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The Sopranos
When it comes to crime dramas about mobster families, it doesn’t get much better than The Sopranos, which has been named on many lists as being one of the greatest TV series of all time. For six seasons, we followed the Soprano family led by Tony (the late James Gandolfini) as he attempted to balance his life in New Jersey as a father and husband and his position as the leader of an Italian-American criminal organization. It launched in 1999 and was among the first series to bring shocking main character deaths to the small screen, continuing the cliffhanger endings and cringeworthy moments through to its ending in 2007 with an iconic diner closing scene.
Created by: David ChaseCast: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie FalcoNumber of seasons: 6
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
If you want to know the story about how Will Smith became the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, tune into this classic ’90s sitcom starring the now A-list Hollywood actor. Smith stars as Will, a young man who, as the popular theme song says, is sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle after he gets into a fight on the basketball court. His mom, worried about her son growing up in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood, decides this is the only way for him to have a better life. Naturally, the dichotomy between Will from Philly and Uncle Phil with his mansion, butler, and stuck-up kids leads to plenty of clashes between family members. It’s six seasons of pure fun along with those signature moral lessons at the end of every episode that defined sitcoms of the ’90s.
Created by: Andy Borowitz, Susan BorowitzCast: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet HubertNumber of seasons: 6
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
Witty, funny, and engaging, this comedy series was so popular that it returned for a ninth and tenth season after a six-year hiatus. Filmed in a cinéma vérité style, Larry David plays a fictional and exaggerated version of himself, a semi-retired television writer and producer. As he interacts with friends and family, it’s clear David is easily annoyed with social conventions and expectations. Known for its largely improvised dialogue and constant stream of guest stars, all playing fictional versions of themselves, it’s the perfect series to binge when you need a good laugh.
Created by: Larry DavidCast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie EssmanNumber of seasons: 10
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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Gone far too soon, Anthony Bourdain left behind a legacy in the culinary world. And that legacy included this sensational TV series that saw him travel the world to discover different cultures, cuisines, and local delicacies. For 12 seasons, Bourdain took viewers everywhere from the hidden gems in Los Angeles to Myanmar, Congo, Copenhagen, and Beirut, sampling all kinds of food and teaching viewers more about culture and travel than even the best travel shows could accomplish. Not surprisingly, the series was nominated for 31 Primetime Emmy Awards during its run and won a dozen. It’s the perfect show for foodies and those with serious wanderlust.
Created by: Zero Point Zero Production Inc.Cast: Anthony BourdainNumber of seasons: 12
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The Big Bang Theory
This sitcom wrapped up after 12 successful seasons in 2019, and HBO reportedly spent $425 million to snag exclusive rights to the CBS show. You can catch every season and revisit the social growth of four nerdy friends after they befriend the attractive waitress and aspiring actor next door and expand their insulated group. The ensemble cast was among the highest-paid television actors in the show’s later years, each making $1 million per episode at one point. The scientific jargon that dominated much of the complex dialogue didn’t impact the series’ popularity; you didn’t have to be an astrophysicist or engineer to understand the witty humor and appreciate the amazing chemistry among the cast members.
Created by: Chuck Lorre, Bill PradyCast: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley CuocoNumber of seasons: 12
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The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo
HBO Max brought the talk show world to kids with this new Sesame Street spinoff starring none other than the beloved, tickle-friendly furry puppet as host. In each of the 13 episodes, Elmo talks about bedtime routines, helping kids get ready to turn in for the night. There are guest stars in every episode, starting with Kacey Musgraves and including others like Batman, the Jonas Brothers, John Oliver, and more in season 1. It’s a must-watch for any family with toddler-aged children. This series received rave reviews from its preschool audience for its inaugural season.
Created by: Sesame WorkshopCast: Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Tyler BunchNumber of seasons: 1
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Flight of the Conchords
For two seasons, Flight of the Conchords turned failure into joyful fun. The HBO show followed two New Zealand musicians — Jemaine (Jemaine Clement) and Bret (Bret McKenzie) — as they tried to make it in big, bad New York City. They would spontaneously break into song multiple times an episode, sometimes revealing their innermost thoughts to the audience and breaking the fourth wall in hilarious fashion. Some of the show’s songs continue to stand the test of time, such as Robots and Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros, though, some of the best scenes were the meetings the band held with their manager, Murray Hewitt (Rhys Darby).
Created by: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzieCast: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys DarbyNumber of seasons: 2
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South Park
In addition to Friends, one of HBO Max’s big streaming snags was the entirety of the South Park catalog. The controversial animated show following four friends growing up in South Park, Colorado, has now aired for 23 seasons on Comedy Central, spanning more than 300 episodes. The show has frequently received criticism — and it often takes aim at taboo subjects in a way that can make viewers uncomfortable — but it also remains one of the smartest satires on television, its fearlessness often serving as a tremendous asset in comparison to safer shows on the airwaves.
Created by: Trey Parker, Matt StoneCast: Trey Parker, Matt StoneNumber of seasons: 23
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A new version of Watchmen could’ve easily been met with skepticism, especially after the poor reception for the 2009 film of the same name. HBO’s limited, nine-episode limited series made an instant impact in 2019, but its importance didn’t start rising until 2020. From the complexity of its characters to its incredible acting performances — particularly that of Regina King — to its highlighting of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Watchmen was never afraid to reflect the worst of society back to its audience, making it a valuable media prism through which to view the racial reckoning of the times.
Created by: Damon LindelofCast: Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Irons,Number of seasons: 1
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Transitioning into an acting career can be a challenge for anyone. It’s especially challenging if your old career beckons often, which it apparently does if your old career is being a hitman. Barry finds its laughs in the awkward exploration of its lead character, played by two-time Emmy winner Bill Hader. The show can also take on a more serious tone, as the trauma Barry suffers from merges with his inability to turn the page on his old life and escape the black-and-white world of contract killing. Its best episodes are the ones that transcend the screen altogether, however.
Created by: Alec Berg, Bill HaderCast: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah GoldbergNumber of seasons: 2
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Based on Issa Rae’s web series Awkward Black Girl, she stars as a 20-something Black woman navigating everyday life, including relationships and career, with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji.) The series has received critical acclaim, largely for its honest portrayal of the modern black experience that transcends stereotypes while also exploring social and racial issues in an unbiased way.
Created by: Issa Rae, Larry WilmoreCast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay EllisNumber of seasons: 4
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I Know This Much Is True 
Mark Ruffalo took home an Emmy award for his dual portrayal of identical twin brothers, one of whom suffers from severe mental illness, in this limited series based on the 1988 Wally Lamb novel of the same name. Set in the ’90s, Dominick (Ruffalo) has his own issues, including the breakdown of his marriage, the death of his infant child, and undiagnosed PTSD. Despite dealing with his own trauma, however, he also feels responsible for caring for his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother Thomas (Ruffalo). It all comes to a head when Thomas cuts his own arm off, believing he is doing so in sacrificial protest. While Thomas needs to be institutionalized, Dominick struggles with the knowledge that the hospital he’s staying in doesn’t provide adequate care. It’s a touching and emotional story about unconditional love, the toll that caring for a family member can take on someone, and how far sacrifices should go. The series consists of just six episodes, making it a quick, though emotionally powerful, binge.
Created by: Derek Cianfrance, Anya EpsteinCast: Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, John ProcaccinoNumber of seasons: 1
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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
If you’re into true crime, this is the series to binge. The six-part documentary follows the late Michelle McNamara’s journey to investigating the Golden State Killer. After learning of the unsolved case, McNamara became obsessed with solving it and took it upon herself to look into details of the series of murders, rapes, and burglaries the unknown perpetrator committed through California in the ’70s and ’80s. McNamara, who sadly passed away before genetic genealogy was able to finally identify the killer as Joseph James DeAngelo, was just shy of finishing her book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, before her death. The book, and the series that features excerpts from it, footage with McNamara, and interviews with survivors, family members, and others (including McNamara’s widowed husband, comedian Patton Oswalt) were both released posthumously.
Created by: Michelle McNamaraCast: Michelle McNamara, Patton OswaltNumber of seasons: 1
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Moral Orel
Looking for something totally different to watch? Step into the world of stop motion animation with this show, designed for mature audiences and originally developed for Adult Swim. Orel Puppington is a school-aged boy who is brought up a fundamentalist Protestant Christian and takes his church’s teachings a little too literally, brushing off his father’s alcoholism and abuse and his mother’s neglect, failing to see the hypocrisy in it all. Set in a fictional Bible Belt state called Statesota, the series is worth watching if you appreciate humor that isn’t exactly politically correct: Think South Park meets Davey and Goliath. The series consists of three seasons and a total of 43 episodes
Created by: Dino StamatopoulosCast: Scott Adsit, Jay Johnson, Carolyn LawrenceNumber of seasons: 3
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Young Sheldon
For those missing The Big Bang Theory, this prequel series tells the childhood story of Sheldon Cooper, from his time as a precocious, know-it-all pre-teen who was fast-tracked to high school and already taking college classes by the age of 10. Narrated by Jim Parsons, who played the adult Sheldon, the show delves into his family life, including his parents (Zoe Perry, the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Sheldon’s mother in The Big Bang Theory), his older brother, twin sister, and wild and crazy grandmother, played by Annie Potts. It’s a sweet story of an average Southern family in Texas dealing with a very special and unique child. Fans of The Big Bang Theory will recognize depictions of various events the older Sheldon referenced in the main show, but you don’t necessarily have to have watched The Big Bang Theory to appreciate the sweet and funny sitcom.
Created by: Chuck Lorre, Steven MolaroCast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance BarberNumber of seasons: 3
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Raised by Wolves
Premiering in 2020, this sci-fi drama is already getting great reviews, lauded for its “bloody exploration of artificial intelligence and religious beliefs that will stimulate the eye and mind.” The Earth has been destroyed and a pair of androids are raising human children on a new planet. But just like the old Earth, religious differences seem to be getting in the way of building a harmonious existence. Can the androids get everyone to agree and share the same belief system? Travis Fimmel (Vikings) heads up the cast on this series, which is executive produced by Ridley Scott.
Created by: Aaron GuzikowskiCast: Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrathNumber of seasons: 1
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Editors’ Recommendations

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in September 2021

The library of movies and shows available to Amazon Prime Video subscribers changes every month, and September is no exception. Noteworthy new arrivals to the streaming service include two high-profile modern musicals, a fascinating documentary, and the final season of critically acclaimed original series Goliath.
You can read the full list of everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in both August and September below, with our recommendations in bold. If you want a little more help deciding what to watch, we have a list of the best movies streaming on Amazon, as well as a list of the best TV shows streaming on Amazon. If Amazon isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies on Netflix and the best shows on Netflix as well as plenty of guides for Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max.
Need more suggestions?

Our top pick for September
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The award-winning musical from London’s West End gets its own film adaptation with this Amazon Original feature that casts Max Harwood as an English teenager who dreams of a fiercer, more fabulous life on stage. The film follows Jamie New (Harwood) as he attempts to reconcile life in his blue-collar town with his desire to live a far more colorful life as a drag queen. With help from his best friend (Lauren Patel), his understanding mother (Sarah Lancashire), and a local drag-queen legend played by Richard E. Grant, Jamie embarks on a powerful, musical journey to inspire and bring understanding to both his community and himself.
New on Amazon Prime Video in September
September 10

LuLaRich — Amazon Original Series: Limited Series

September 17

Do, Re & Mi — Amazon Original Series: Season 1

September 24

Goliath — Amazon Original Series: Season 4

September 1

(500) Days of Summer (2009)
21 Grams (2003)
American Me (1992)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Armageddon (1998)
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
Can’t Hardly Wait (2017)
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Closer (2004)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Daredevil (2003)
Daredevil (Director’s Cut) (2003)
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Grown Ups (2010)
Heist (2001)
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)
I Am Bolt (2016)
I Am Duran (2019)]
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Open Range (2003)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Predators (2010)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Rudy (1993)
Sicko (2007)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Soul Food (1997)
Stuart Little (1999)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
The Alamo (2004)
The A-Team (2010)
The A-Team (Extended Cut) (2010)
The Best Man (1999)
The Boy (2016)
The Descent (2006)
The Host (English Subtitled) (2006)
The Karate Kid (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Omen (2006)
The Social Network (2010)
The Unborn (2009)
The Unborn (Unrated) (2009)
Traffic (2000)
Year One (2009)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

September 3

Cinderella — Amazon Original Movie (2021)

September 10

The Voyeurs — Amazon Original Movie (2021)

September 12

Desperado (1995)

September 17

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie — Amazon Original Movie (2021)
The Mad Women’s Ball — Amazon Original Movie (2021)
American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Amazon in August, you can find it below.
New on Amazon Prime Video in August
August 6

S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies (English subtitles only) — Amazon Original Series: Season 1

August 13

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time — Amazon Exclusive (2021) Series
Modern Love — Amazon Original Series: Season 2

August 1

21 (2008)
Aliens (1986)
All About Steve (2009)
Anaconda (1997)
Annie (1982)
Attack the Block (2011)
Borat (2006)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Center Stage (2000)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Elektra (2005)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Freedomland (2006)
Hook (1991)
In Her Shoes (2005)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3 (1983)
Knowing (2009)
La Bamba (1987)
Machete (2010)
Made of Honor (2008)
Max Payne (2008)
Moneyball (2011)
Mud (2013)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Patriot Games (1992)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Secret Window (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Slither (2006)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Soul Surfer (2011)
The Great Debaters (2013)
The Insider (2000)
The Iron Lady (2011)
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
The Natural (1984)
The Roommate (2011)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
Water for Elephants (2011)
You, Me, and Dupree (2006)

August 6

Val — Amazon Original Movie (2021)

August 16

Evan Almighty (2007)
In Bruges (2008)

August 17

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

August 20

Annette — Amazon Original Movie (2021)
Killer Among Us (2021)

August 27

The Courier (2021)
Pete the Cat Back to School Operetta — Amazon Original Special (2021)

Editors’ Recommendations

What’s new on Hulu in September and what’s leaving quickly

The collection of movies and shows on Hulu has only been getting better over the years, with plenty of original films and series available to subscribers along with a large library of new and classic movies, shows, and specials. The streaming service gets more new arrivals in September, and you can read on for all of the highlights, as well as everything else coming to Hulu — and leaving — throughout the month.
Read below for our top picks, and scroll down further for the full list, with our recommendations in bold. (Note: Series with “FX” will have episodes available on Hulu the day after they air on TV, while series with “FX on Hulu” will be available on Hulu immediately.)
Need more suggestions?

Our top pick for September
Y: The Last Man

In development for more than half a decade now, the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book series of the same name follows a man and his pet monkey who become the last mammals with a Y chromosome left on Earth after a mysterious, apocalyptic event. The Book Thief actor Ben Schnetzer stars in the series as Yorick Brown, who must deal with the ramifications of being the last man alive while the rest of the world attempts to rebuild society in one form or another. Diane Lane, Olivia Thirlby, and Ashley Romans fill out the series’ cast.
Everything new on Hulu in September
September 1

50/50 (2011)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Anaconda (1997)
Angel Unchained (1970)
The Apparition (2012)
At the Earth’s Core (1976)
Blue City (1986)
Bull Durham (1988)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
Cellar Dweller (1988)
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Crazy Heart (2009)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
El Dorado (1967)
Election (1999)
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove (2010)
Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th – Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Fright Night (1985)
Gattaca (1997)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
The Glass House (2001)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Hoosiers (1986)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
I Spit on Your Grave 3 (2015)
Internal Affairs (1990)
The Interview (2014)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Just Between Friends (1986)
The Killer Elite (1975)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
The Last Castle (2001)
Magic Mike (2012)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
The Mexican (2001)
McLintock! (Producer’s Cut) (1963)
Miss You Already (2015)
Mommy (2015)
Mosquito Squadron (1970)
Mr. North (1988)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
New Year’s Eve (2011)
Nixon (1995)
Office Space (1999)
The Omen (1976)
The Patsy (1964)
Phase IV (1974)
The Possession (2012)
Priest (2011)
Raising Arizona (1987)
The Ring (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Salvador (1986)
Secret Admirer (1985)
Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Solace (2016)
Stephen King’s It (1990)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Tears of the Sun (2003)
The Tenant (1976)
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
Under Fire (1983)
Vantage Point (2008)
Volcano (1997)
The Wedding Plan (2016)
The Wrestler (2008)
The X-Files (1998)

September 2

Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 4 (Hulu Original)
Death in Texas (2021)
The Unthinkable (2021)

September 3

The D’Amelio Show: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
What We Do in the Shadows: Season 3 Premiere (FX)
Bolden (2019)
Undine (2021)

September 4

Flower (2017)

September 8

Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
La La Land (2016)

September 10

The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Transporter 3 (2008)

September 11

High Ground (2021)

September 13

Y: The Last Man: Three-Episode Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)
Colette (2018)

September 15

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Love, Simon (2018)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

September 16

The Premise: Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)
Stalker (2021)
On Chesil Beach (2018)
Riders of Justice (2021)

September 20

Grown Ups (2010)

September 23

Funhouse (2021)

September 24

An American Haunting (2006)

September 25

Gemini (2018)

September 28

Felix and the Hidden Treasure (2021)
Home Run (2013)

September 29

Minor Premise (2021)

September 30

New Order (2021)

Leaving Hulu in September
September 1

The Iron Lady (2011)
Our Family Wedding (2009)
Young Adult (2011)

September 2

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

September 23

An American Haunting (2006)

September 29

Destination Wedding (2018)
Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
One for the Money (2012)

September 30

2012 (2009)
50/50 (2011)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Hard Day (2014)
A Perfect Day (2006)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Anaconda (1997)
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)
Angel Unchained (1970)
The Assassin (2015)
At the Earth’s Core (1976)
Australia (2008)
Bad Teacher (2011)
Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
Big Fish (2003)
Black And White (2000)
BOY (2010)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Breakdown (1997)
Bruno (2009)
Bull Durham (1988)
Burning (2018)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Caddyshack (1980)
Caddyshack II (1988)
Cannon For Cordoba (1970)
Cellar Dweller (1988)
Charles and Diana: 1983 (2020)
Charlotte’s Web (1973)
The Chumscrubber (2005)
The Condemned (2007)
Contagion (2011)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Daredevil (2003)
Desperate Measures (1998)
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Don’T Think Twice (2016)
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Eliminators (2016)
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Fired Up! (2009)
Foxfire (1996)
Fred Claus (2007)
Fright Night (1985)
From Paris with Love (2010)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Grandma (2015)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
The Grudge (2004)
Gundala (2019)
Hard Romanticker (2011)
Hideaway (1995)
Himalaya (1991)
House of the Dead (2003)
House of the Dead 2 (2006)
Housesitter (1992)
I Do … Until I Don’t (2017)
I Wish I Knew (2010)
Ice Age (2002)
In The Cut (2003)
Indignation (2016)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Johnny English (2003)
Just Between Friends (1986)
The Killer Elite (1975)
Knowing (2009)
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018)
Lost in Hong Kong (2015)
Machines (2016)
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Maximum Risk (1996)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Mosquito Squadron (1970)
Mountains May Depart (2015)
Mr. North (1988)
The Nightingale (2013)
Nixon (1995)
Old Stone (2016)
The Omen (1976)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)
Open Water (2004)
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Places in the Heart (1984)
The Polar Express (2004)
Pop Aye (2017)
R.L. Stine: Mostly Ghostly (2008)
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (2015)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Reno 911!: Miami: The Movie (2007)
The Ring (2002)
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Salvador (1986)
Scent of Green Papayas (1993)
Secret Admirer (1985)
Sk8 Dawg (2018)
Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)
Sleepwalkers (1992)
The Soloist (2009)
Somewhere (2010)
Sorority Row (2009)
Space Jam (1996)
The Stepfather (2009)
Sunshine (2005)
Super Troopers (2002)
Sweet Bean (2015)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Take Shelter (2011)
Taken (2009)
This Means War (2010)
Thunderheart (1992)
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
Tokyo Rising (2020)
Tooth Fairy (2008)
Train to Busan (2016)
Tyler Perry’S The Family That Preys (2008)
Under Fire (1983)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Virtuosity (1995)
The Wailing (2016)
Whip It (2009)
Wilde (1998)
Wings of Courage (1995)
The Woman Who Left (2016)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

In case you missed August’s list, here are all of the new arrivals and projects leaving Hulu throughout the month.
Everything new on Hulu in August
August 1

10 to Midnight (1983)
21 (2008)
30 Days of Night (2007)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
All About E (2015)
Alpha & Omega (2010)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Attack the Block (2011)
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
The Beast Within (1982)
Black Swan (2009)
Blood Games (1991)
Blood on Satan’s Claw (1970)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Cherry Pop (2017)
Christina’s House (2001)
Contagion (2011)
Every Breath You Take (2021)
The Final Girls (2015)
First Knight (1995)
Fish Don’t Blink (2002)
Fred Claus (2007)
Freelancers (2012)
French Postcards (1979)
From Prada to Nada (2011)
Garbo Talks (1984)
Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (2013)
The Girl King (2015)
The Grudge (2004)
Gulliver’s Travels (2009)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Hawaiians (1970)
Heart of Midnight (1989)
Heartbreakers (2001)
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015)
Henry V (1989)
Hondo (1953)
The Hot Chick (2002)
The Hunter (1980)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! (1998)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Jack And Jill (2011)
The Killing Streets (1991)
King Arthur (2004)
Kingpin (1996)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Liz in September (2014)
Mad Max (1980)
Miami Blues (1990)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Mud (2013)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Naz & Maalik (2015)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Plaza Suite (1971)
Roadhouse 66 (1984)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Rudy (1993)
Shane (1953)
Shark Tale (2002)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Special Effects (1984)
Spellbinder (1988)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Those People (2015)
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Transcendence (2014)
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Watchmen (2009)

August 5

Princess Cyd (2017)

August 6

Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 4 (Hulu Original)

August 8

The Party (2018)

August 9

Reservation Dogs: Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)

August 10

Together Together (2021)

August 11

AWOL (2016)

August 12

Homeroom (2021) (Hulu Original)
The Force (2017)
Held (2021)
The Virtuoso (2021)
The Waiting Room (2012)

August 15

The Hate U Give (2018)
Silo (2019)

August 17

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

August 18

Nine Perfect Strangers: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
The Marijuana Conspiracy (2021)
Unsane (2018)

August 19

Blast Beat (2020)
Jungleland (2021)

August 21

We Broke Up (2021)

August 24

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

August 26

Disobedience (2017)
Feral State (2021)
Love and Monsters (2021)

August 27

Vacation Friends (2021) (Hulu Original)
Chaos Walking (2020)

August 28

Four Good Days (2021)

August 29

Horizon Line (2021)

August 30

9/11: One Day in America: Series Premiere (National Geographic)
Spell (2020)

August 31

Only Murders in the Building: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Leaving Hulu in August
August 14

Life Like (2019)
The Shape of Water (2017)

August 24

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The November Man (2014)

August 30

The Chaser (2008)
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Nobody Knows (2004)
The One I Love (2014)
Still Walking (2008)

August 31

10 to Midnight (1983)
50/50 (2011)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Across The Universe (2007)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Arachnophobia (1990)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
The A-Team (2010)
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
The Beast Within (1982)
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Best Man (1999)
The Big Chill (1983)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows (2000)
Blood Games (1991)
Blood on Satan’s Claw (1970)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Bucky Larson Born to Be a Star (2011)
Christina’s House (2001)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Company You Keep (2013)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Conviction (2010)
The Cookout (2004)
Date Night (2010)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Dragonfly (2002)
Dragonheart (1996)
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’S Curse (2014)
Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)
Dragonheart: Battle For The Heartfire (2017)
Driven (2001)
Fish Don’t Blink (2002)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Garbo Talks (1984)
Hancock (2008)
The Haunting (1999)
The Hawaiians (1970)
Heart of Midnight (1989)
Heartbreakers (2001)
Henry V (1989)
The Hustler (1961)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! (1998)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Just Wright (2009)
Kick-Ass (2010)
The Killing Streets (1991)
King Arthur (2004)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2000)
Lady in a Cage (1964)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Mad Max (1980)
The Mask (1994)
Miami Blues (1990)
Open Range (2003)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Outsider (1980)
Phat Girlz (2006)
Predators (2009)
Primary Colors (1998)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Richie Rich (1994)
Roadhouse 66 (1984)
Rudy (1993)
Scrooged (1988)
The Sitter (2011)
The Skull (1965)
Shine a Light (2008)
Soul Survivors (2001)
Special Effects (1984)
Spellbinder (1988)
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
Still Waiting (2009)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Waiting… (2005)
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Witless Protection (2008)

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