I Found My Next Binge: Hulu’s Top 25 Science-Fiction Series

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Written By Lori C.

Lori C. writes about movies, TV shows, and the latest updates from the world of entertainment. She studied Film and Television many years ago at university and uses her knowledge to dissect the newest releases. When not in front of a laptop, she wanders around various European cities with a backpack and a little dog.

Science-fiction TV shows can take audiences on journeys to distant galaxies, dystopian futures, and alternate dimensions. And when it comes to an abundance of binge-worthy sci-fi series, Hulu is a shining star in the streaming universe.

From thought-provoking narratives to pulse-pounding action, Hulu’s lineup includes a selection of iconic TV classics and original productions. These are the most highly-rated series (by IMDb users) you can binge through right now. 

Firefly (2002 – 2003) – 9/10

Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Ron Glass, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, and Summer Glau in Firefly (2002)
Image credit: © 2002 Twentieth Century Fox.
  • Creator: Joss Whedon
  • Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk 

Official synopsis: Captain Mal Reynolds, a veteran of a galactic war, commands the transport ship Serenity and its crew. This eclectic team, including ensign Zoe Alleyne Washburne, pilot Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne, mechanic Kaylee Frye, and others, takes on various jobs, lawful or not, as they navigate the fringes of outer space. 

The X-Files (1993 – 2018) – 8.6/10

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Brian Huskey in The X Files (1993)
Image credit: Fox via IMDb.
  • Creator: Chris Carter
  • Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi 

Official synopsis: FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate unexplained paranormal cases in an unassigned bureau division called the X-Files. While Mulder believes in the supernatural, Scully takes a scientific and skeptical approach to their cases, resulting in a dynamic exploration of the mysterious and unexplained.

Moving (2023 – ) – 8.5/10

Moving (2023)
Image credit: Disney+ via IMDb.
  • Starring: Kim Seong-gyoon, Han Hyo-joo, Anzu Lawson

Official synopsis: Kim Bong Seok, Jang Hee Soo, and Lee Gang Hoon are in the same high school and seemingly lead normal lives. However, they possess unique inherited abilities: Bong Seok can fly, Hee Soo displays extraordinary athleticism and rapid healing, and Gang Hoon possesses remarkable strength and speed. While concealing their powers from others, they navigate challenges while their parents work to safeguard them from exploitation.

The Handmaid’s Tale (2017 – ) – 8.4/10

Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Image credit: Sophie Giraud/ HULU – © 2021 Hulu.
  • Creator: Bruce Miller
  • Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd

Official synopsis: In the former United States, now known as Gilead, women have been reduced to second-class citizens. The theocracy enforces strict control and punishes those who resist. June, captured while trying to flee with her family, becomes a handmaid, tasked with bearing children for elite officials. Stripped of her identity and her name, she’s forced to survive while navigating this dystopian world. 

The Mighty Boosh (2003 – 2007) – 8.4/10

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt in The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Image credit: BBC Three via IMDB.
  • Starring: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding

Official synopsis: Explore the peculiar lives of Howard Moon and Vince Noir, zookeepers at the chaotic Zooniverse. Despite their contrasting personalities, they share a strong friendship and embark on a series of bizarre and extraordinary escapades.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003) – 8.3/10

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
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  • Creator: Joss Whedon
  • Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

Official synopsis: Buffy Summers is the chosen one, destined to stand against vampires, demons, and darkness. Though she yearns for normalcy, her fate binds her to being the Slayer. With help from her friends, the resourceful Scooby Gang, Buffy battles supernatural threats, navigates adolescence, and protects the world from apocalyptic forces.

Lost (2004 – 2010) – 8.3/10

 Matthew Fox, Michelle Rodriguez, and Evangeline Lilly in Lost (2004)
Image credit: ABC via IMDb.
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
  • Starring: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim

Official synopsis: The lives of Oceanic Flight 815 survivors become intertwined in a web of past, present, and future as they fight for survival on a mysterious island. Struggling to find answers after their crash landing, they uncover secrets that lead to more mysteries. In their pursuit of escape, they form a colony while questioning whether this island is their home.

While You Were Sleeping (2017) – 8.3/10

Lee Jong-Suk and Bae Suzy in While You Were Sleeping (2017)
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  • Starring: Bae Suzy, Lee Jong-Suk, Jung Hae-in

Official synopsis: This drama follows a woman who can foresee future accidents through her dreams. Paired with prosecutor Jung Jae Chan, they work together to prevent her dreams from becoming reality.

Misfits (2009 – 2013) – 8.2/10

Lauren Socha and Antonia Thomas in Misfits (2009)
Image credit: Mark Johnson – © Clerkenwell Films 2009.
  • Creator: Howard Overman
  • Starring: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joe Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

Official synopsis: Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha, and Curtis’s mundane community service takes a wild turn when a thunderstorm grants them extraordinary powers. With their unique abilities and diverse personalities, they navigate newfound complexities beyond litter pickup.

Better Off Ted (2009 – 2010) – 8.9/10

Malcolm Barrett, Jay Harrington, and Jesse Head in Better Off Ted (2009)
Image credit: © ABC/CRAIG SJODIN.
  • Creator: Victor Fresco
  • Starring: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders

Official synopsis: Within an ethically questionable science company, a manager struggles to maintain order among his scientists while facing pressure from his cunning superior.

Legion (2017 – 2019) – 8.2/10

Dan Stevens in Legion (2017)
Image credit: Michelle Faye/Michelle Faye – © 2017, FX Networks.
  • Creator: Noah Hawley
  • Starring: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza

Official synopsis: Based on Marvel Comics, Legion centers on David Haller, a troubled young man diagnosed with schizophrenia. A new patient’s arrival disrupts his routine existence. As their connection deepens, David questions the authenticity of his visions and voices, sparking a journey of self-discovery.

11.22.63 (2016) – 8.1/10

James Franco and George MacKay in 11.22.63 (2016)
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  • Creator: Bridget Carpenter
  • Starring: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay

Official synopsis: Teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination. However, altering history, his affection for the era, and a romance put him in jeopardy.

Stargate Atlantis (2004 – 2009) – 8.1/10

Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, and Jason Momoa in Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Image credit: © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
  • Creator: Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright
  • Starring: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

Official synopsis: With the discovery of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard head a scientific expedition to the ancient city. Stranded and unable to contact Earth, they accidentally awaken the deadly Wraith, sworn enemies of the Ancients. Joined by allies like Teyla Emmagan, the team navigates the city’s secrets while waging a battle for survival against the Wraith.

The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016) – 8.1/10

Jun Ji-hyun and Won Ho Shin in The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Image credit: © SBS.
  • Starring: Christina Sherman, Rin-Ah Shin, Jun Ji-hyun

Official synopsis: Inspired by a Joseon legend, this drama centers on Kim Dam Ryung and the mermaid Se Hwa. In 1598, a nobleman crosses paths with a captured mermaid and sets her free. Centuries later, a conman encounters a mermaid washed ashore in Spain. Their fateful connection spans time and circumstance.

The Orville (2017 – ) – 8/10

Seth MacFarlane and Anne Winters in Electric Sheep (2022)
Image credit: Ali Goldstein/ HULU – © 2022 Hulu.
  • Creator: Seth MacFarlane
  • Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald

Official synopsis: Set 400 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet. This motley crew of space explorers faces cosmic challenges from external forces and internal dynamics, boldly going where no comedic drama has gone before.

American Horror Story (2011 – ) – 8/10

Kathy Bates and Lady Gaga in American Horror Story (2011)
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  • Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Halley Feiffer
  • Starring: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

Official synopsis: American Horror Story is a gripping anthology series exploring both physical and psychological horrors across various settings, from a crumbling family to a creepy summer camp. It delves into dark themes like infidelity, sanity, oppression, and more.

What We Lose to Love (2022) – 8/10

Yang Hilang Dalam Cinta (2022)
Image credit: Disney+ via IMDb.
  • Creators: Yandy Laurens, Suryana Paramita
  • Starring: Dion Wiyoko, Sheila Dara Aisha, Reza Rahadian

Official synopsis: Dara’s unexpected disappearance during her wedding preparations takes an uncanny turn. Her ex, Satria, becomes the sole person able to see and interact with her.

Angel (1999 – 2004) – 7.9/10

David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, and Glenn Quinn in Angel (1999)
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  • Creators: David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon
  • Starring: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Official synopsis: Burdened by his past and armed with a human soul, the vampire Angelus fights to redeem himself. Leaving Sunnydale for Los Angeles, he dedicates his life to shielding the downtrodden from supernatural predators.

True Blood (2008 – 2014) – 7.9/10

Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, and Stephen Moyer in True Blood (2008)
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  • Creator: Alan Ball
  • Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Official synopsis: True Blood presents an intriguing story where vampires and humans coexist in an uneasy peace, all thanks to a blood substitute. As relationships form across species lines, rogue elements threaten to shatter the harmony.

12 Monkeys (2015 – 2018) – 7.7/10

Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford in 12 Monkeys (2015)
Image credit: © 2017 Syfy Media, LLC.
  • Creator: Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas
  • Starring: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean

Official synopsis: 12 Monkeys centers on James Cole, a time traveler, who races to halt the release of a lethal virus by the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. As he navigates through past and present, a tapestry of allies, enemies, and intertwined fates unfolds.

Extraordinary (2023 – ) – 7.7/10

Máiréad Tyers in Extraordinary (2023)
Image credit: Natalie Seery/Disney+/ HULU – © 2021 Disney+, Inc.
  • Creator: Emma Moran
  • Starring: Máiréad Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna

Official synopsis: In a world sprinkled with superpowers, Jen’s 25th birthday candles blew out without a wish granted. Follow her endearing, awkward, and sometimes hilarious journey, buoyed by her lovable flatmates, as she scours for her elusive superpower, showing that true extraordinariness might not come with a cape.

Once Upon a Time (2011 – 2018) – 7.7/10

Lana Parrilla, Dania Ramirez, Colin O'Donoghue, Mekia Cox, and Andrew J. West in Once Upon a Time (2011)
Image credit: Jack Rowand/ABC – © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
  • Creators: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
  • Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Official synopsis: Life’s no fairytale for Emma Swan until her son Henry, whom she gave up for adoption, convinces her she’s straight out of one. In Storybrooke, she discovers a world where storybook legends live under a curse, oblivious to their true identities, and it’s up to Emma to confront her own story’s twists and turns, including her mother, the Evil Queen.

Eli Stone (2008 – 2009) – 7.7/10

Natasha Henstridge and Sam Jaeger in Eli Stone (2008)
Image credit: ABC via IMDb
  • Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim
  • Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

Official synopsis: Eli Stone’s high-flying life as a San Francisco lawyer takes a turn for the extraordinary when visions stemming from a brain aneurysm propel him towards cases that favor moral victories over financial gain. Witty, heartfelt, and a touch surreal, you’ll be rooting for Eli as he navigates the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.

Devs (2020) – 7.7/10

Alison Pill in Devs (2020)
Image credit: © 2020, FX Networks.
  • Creator: Alex Garland
  • Starring: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha

Official synopsis: The search for truth takes a brilliant computer engineer deep into the heart of her company’s secretive Devs division after her boyfriend disappears. It’s a gripping tale where every discovery leads to more questions, and every turn blurs the lines of tech and ethics.

Teen Wolf (2011 – 2017) – 7.7/10

Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien in Teen Wolf (2011)
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  • Creator: Jeff Davis
  • Starring: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O’Brien

Official synopsis: Scott McCall transforms from an average teen to a werewolf with serious perks. But with a hunter hot on his heels and his crush, Allison caught in the middle, Scott’s navigating high school, love, and lycanthropy with a full moon’s worth of drama.

Timeless (2016 – 2018) – 7.6/10

Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter in Timeless (2016)
Image credit: NBC/Sergei Bachlakov – © 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Creators: Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan
  • Starring: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett

Official synopsis: A rogue criminal with a stolen time machine is rewriting history to shatter America, and the only ones who can stop him are a mismatched trio of a scientist, a soldier, and a history buff. Jump between past and present with them as they race to fix time and foil a nation-ending plot.

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Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter in Arrested Development, Saving for Arraignment Day
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of Kings
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Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
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