7 best Hulu miniseries to binge-watch this weekend

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Looking for a Hulu miniseries to binge-watch this weekend? Well, you're in luck. Hulu has a ton of great miniseries to binge — it's arguably one of the biggest selling points of the popular streaming service. Don't believe me? "Shogun," possibly the biggest TV show on the planet right now, is a Hulu miniseries.

But "Shogun" still has six episodes to go, so you can't binge it just yet. Instead, I've put together a curated list of seven Hulu miniseries you can watch in their entirety over a weekend. If you're ambitious, you could probably even knock out one of these on Saturday and another one on Sunday. 

So here are my picks for the best Hulu miniseries to binge-watch this weekend. There are simply too many for this article to cover, so once you're done reading this list and need more, check out our previous list for more great options.

'A Murder at the End of the World' (2023)

"A Murder at the End of the World" stars Emma Corrin as Darby Hart, an amateur forensic scientist and hacker turned author. She is invited to a summit in Iceland by the reclusive tech mogul Andy Ronson (Clive Owen) and nobody is sure why she's invited, not even her. But when a guest dies at the summit she is suddenly thrust into solving the one case she hoped she'd never have to solve.

I really liked this show when it debuted on Hulu and it ultimately ended up on my list of the top 10 shows in 2023. It had a great balance of suspense, horror and humor, almost creating a darker version of "Knives Out." And it largely kept to that recipe for success as the show progressed, though as the season went along the humor and horror started to give way to let the show stand on its own as a suspenseful thriller.

Genre: Psychological thriller
Episodes: 7
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Stream now on Hulu 

'National Treasure' (2016)

Don't let the name of this show fool you, there's no Nicolas Cage in this story and no map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, despite starring the incredible Robbie Coltrane as beloved comedian turned quiz show host Paul Finchley, there's nothing fun about "National Treasure" at all.

What this show is though, by all accounts, is brilliant. The British miniseries produced by Channel 4 focuses on Finchley, who finds himself suddenly accused of raping several young women in the past. It's loosely based on the real-life Operation Yewtree, an investigation by Metropolitan Police into sexual abuse allegations against TV presenter Jimmy Savile. The show and Coltrane were both nominated at the 2017 British Academy Television Awards, with the four-part miniseries taking home the prize for Best Mini-series.

Genre: Drama
Episodes: 4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Stream now on Hulu 

'The Clearing' (2023)

"The Clearing" stars Teresa Palmer as Freya Heywood and Miranda Otto as Adrienne Beaufort. The miniseries is an adaptation of J.P. Pomare's book "In The Clearing," which is loosely based on the Australian cult The Family. That cult was led by Anne Hamilton-Byrne, a self-proclaimed reincarnation of Jesus accused of illegally adopting children into the group.

In this adaptation of the real-life story, Freya is a single parent dealing with her own demons who becomes alarmed when an eight-year-old girl, Sara (Lily LaTorre), is reportedly abducted and taken to Blackmarsh, a property ruled over by Adrienne and her cult. The trailer is truly creepy, and by all accounts, the eight episodes of this miniseries are no less eerie.

Genre: Psychological thriller
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
Stream now on Hulu 

'The Dropout' (2022)

In 2015, Elizabeth Holmes was the head of Theranos, a biotech company worth $9 billion thanks to its revolutionary blood testing technology. Despite being a college dropout, she had amassed a billion-dollar fortune, a highly touted board of directors who viewed her as a visionary and contracts with some of the biggest companies in the healthcare industry. And then, it all came crashing down.

Based on the ABC podcast, "The Dropout" chronicles the rise and fall of Holmes and Theranos, further exploring her motivations in what's come to be known as one of the biggest frauds in modern American history. The cast is incredible — loaded with acting talent including Naveen Andrews, Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf and Sam Waterston — but it's Amanda Seyfried's Emmy-winning performance that makes this miniseries a must-watch.

Genre: Biographical drama
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
Stream now on Hulu 

'The Patient' (2022)

Therapist Alan Stauss (Steve Carell) recently lost his wife and is estranged from his son Ezra (Andrew Leeds). So things aren't exactly going great. But things get a whole lot worse when he's held captive by Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), a new patient who just so happens to be a serial killer. At least Alan is getting decent food, since when he's not killing people Sam's day job is as a restaurant inspector.

While that description of "The Patient" may seem a bit surreal, the resulting psychological thriller is well worth watching. The show itself was nominated for a Peabody Award and both Carell and Gleeson received various award nominations for their performances.

Genre: Psychological thriller
Episodes: 10
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Stream now on Hulu 

'Fosse/Verdon' (2019)

Based on the biography "Fosse," this eight-part biographical drama miniseries tells the tale of the relationship between the legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse and the acclaimed actress Gwen Verdon. The couple were married for many years and collaborated in several Tony Award-winning musicals.

But while their working relationship was fruitful their personal relationship was troubled. "Foss/Verdon" stars Sam Rockwell as Fosse and Michelle Williams as Verdon and was one of TV's big hits in 2019. Williams won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie — one of 17 Emmys the miniseries was nominated for.

Genre: Biographical drama
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%
Stream now on Hulu 

'The Act' (2019)

"The Act" is based on the true story of Gypsy Rose  Blanchard. Gypsy (Joey King) spent her childhood confined to a wheelchair and seriously ill with cancer. She's constantly under the care of her mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette), who manages Gypsy's health constantly.

Except, that's all a lie. Or, perhaps more aptly, an act. Gypsy isn't sick as previously believed and her relationship with her mother is not a wholesome one. As the story unravels towards a tragic end, you won't stop watching this Hulu miniseries.

Genre: Biographical crime drama
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Stream now on Hulu 

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.


Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.