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The Best Genius Movies and TV Shows on Hulu

Finding a good Genius movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Genius movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Hulu.

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1. Pi

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7.4/10
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86/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Family Guy

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8.1/10
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85/100
Year: 1999-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 18
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim & FOX). 337 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 39 episodes (11%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, TBS, FOX & 1 other). 344 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Cowboy Bebop

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8.9/10
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78/100
Year: 1998-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim, Crunchyroll & Tubi). 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 26 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. I ♥ Huckabees

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72/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Genius

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8.4/10
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72/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Dexter's Laboratory

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70/100
Year: 1996-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection of inventions. He constantly battles his sister Dee Dee, who always gains access despite his best efforts to keep her out, as well as his arch-rival and neighbor, Mandark. The series' first two seasons contain additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab monkey-turned-superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of superheroes who share an apartment.Tartakovsky first pitched the series to Hanna-Barbera's animated shorts showcase World Premiere Toons, basing it on student films he produced while attending the California Institute of the Arts. Four shorts were created and broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1995 and 1996 before viewer approval ratings convinced the network to order a 13-episode first season, which premiered on April 28, 1996. By 1999, 52 episodes and a television movie had been produced, and Tartakovsky then left the series to begin work on his other projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2001, the network revived the series under a different production team at Cartoon Network Studios, and after 26 more episodes, the series ended on November 20, 2003.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 114 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Light Sleeper

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68/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at his job. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Numb3rs

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Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

Where to Watch: 118 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 118 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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9. Ergo Proxy

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66/100
Year: 2007-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll & Tubi). 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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10. Doogie Howser, M.D.

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56/100
Year: 1989-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American television comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. Creators Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, partnering with ABC, aired the show from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons totaling 97 episodes.

Where to Watch: 97 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).