The BEST Adult Swim Shows

The top 35 shows on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty

#1 - Rick and Morty

An animated series that follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist Rick and his overly nervous grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and intergalactic travel. Often finding themselves in a heap of trouble that more often than not is created through their own actions.

star 9.10
15,013 votes
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Off the Air

#2 - Off the Air

Off the Air is a series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. The series lacks storylines and plots, and consists only of a collection of animations, internet videos, and archival footage, which are held loosely together by a theme. The series does not air on a regular schedule, with new episodes airing unannounced.

star 9.04
43 votes
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The Venture Bros.

#3 - The Venture Bros.

Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.

star 8.74
1,334 votes
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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

#4 - Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Channel 5's Dr.Steve Brule has a new show! Brule hits the streets this time around. Jam-Packed with interviews! Popular segments like "On the Spot" and "Doctor to Doctor" lets Steve experience things first-hand. Check it Out!

star 8.67
181 votes
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Samurai Jack

#5 - Samurai Jack

Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this cartoon tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

star 8.54
1,272 votes
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The Eric Andre Show

#6 - The Eric Andre Show

The show is a parody of low-budget public access talk shows, hosted by Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress. André is a hyperactive and dysfunctional host who often stutters or otherwise fails to properly maintain his screen presence. He often overreacts during interviews, acts aggressively towards his crew members, diverts from the script and refuses to read the cue cards. The surreal attitude of the show is emphasized by "celebrity" guests that have nothing in common with the actual stars they purport to be except their announced names, although occasionally genuine celebrities do appear. Besides the studio segments that are the main focus of the show, short sketches, candid camera footage and non sequiturs, usually focused on André's absurd behavior, are featured in the program.

star 8.53
349 votes
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The Drinky Crow Show

#7 - The Drinky Crow Show

The Drinky Crow Show is an American animated television series created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan based on the "Maakies" comic strip by Tony Millionaire. The show centers around Drinky Crow (a drunken crow) and Uncle Gabby, described as a drunken Irish monkey. It has an eighteenth century nautical setting. The Drinky Crow show is a fast-paced, plot-twisting laff-riot combining adventure, romance, debauchery and graphic violence — offering something for everybody!

star 8.53
29 votes
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Home Movies

#8 - Home Movies

TV series about the life of Brendon Small, an eight-year-old visionary who, using his friends Jason and Mellisa as actors, have managed to direct over a thousand homemade films. His parents are divorced, but it doesn't feel strange since so many other kids' parents are divorced. His friend Jason actually feels upset because his parents are still together. At school, he is taught soccer by his coach John McGirk, or as he calls him, "that weird Irish guy".

star 8.33
306 votes
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Frisky Dingo

#9 - Frisky Dingo

The most evil villain of all time ever is halfway bent on destroying the Earth. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Awesome-X, is ambivalent about stopping him, as it might just crush toy sales.

star 8.31
348 votes
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Final Space

#10 - Final Space

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the last point in the universe, if it actually does exist.

star 8.26
1,132 votes
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Moral Orel

#11 - Moral Orel

Orel is an eleven year old boy who loves church. His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disasterous results, including self-mutilation and crack addiction. No matter how much trouble he gets into, his reverence always keeps him cheery.

star 8.25
168 votes
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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

#12 - Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Feel The Power... OF ATTORNEY! Once, he was known as the aviary superhero called simply Birdman. Eventually, Birdman fell on hard times, and the hero route went by the wayside. Now, as an attorney, he represents his fellow former Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars, in a variety of strange cases. With opposing counsel made up of his former villains and his pet/partner Avenger working as his personal secretary, Harvey tackles the cases only a guy in a business suit with a mask & large wings can!

star 8.22
371 votes
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

#13 - Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

From Tim and Eric, the creators of Adult Swim's 'Tom Goes To The Mayor', comes a bizarre comedy, which consists of sketches, fake commercials, prank phone calls, etc. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, features many guest stars, in addition to it's numerous appearances by the show's creators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. It is mostly live-action, which is very unusual for a channel called "Cartoon Network". The unusual humor should appeal to viewers of the rest of the Adult Swim block that airs on the Cartoon Network.

star 8.19
251 votes
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Sealab 2021

#14 - Sealab 2021

The year is 2021. Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, dedicated to the research and exploration of man's final frontier... Sealab's crew is charged with exploring the possibility of underwater colonization. As the Earth's surface, by this time, has gotten just generally crowded, hot, and icky. However, as most government-funded agencies usually are, Sealab is manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who were unfit for work in the private sector. They really don't get any research done, but instead spend their time bickering among themselves or just plain goofing off. The crew have manipulated their luckless leader, Captain Murphy, into submission, and are content to ride the government clock, raking in fat, hazardous-duty paychecks.

star 8.18
338 votes
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The Animatrix

#15 - The Animatrix

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines.

star 8.13
422 votes
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Metalocalypse

#16 - Metalocalypse

Metalocalypse is an eleven-minute flash animated comedy airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. The series follows the exploits of a fictitious half American/half Scandinavian death metal band known as Dethklok. The band and its members are huge the world over, but incredibly stupid - a death metal version of Spinal Tap. Watch as they leave a trail of destruction and mayhem in their wake with their ear-melting onslaught of metal!

star 8.12
681 votes
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FLCL

#17 - FLCL

Naota's life is confined to going to school and living with his father and grandfather. The usually tranquil life in Mabase is rudely interrupted by the arrival of Haruhara Haruko, who bursts on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa scooter and hitting him on the head with a Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar. Later, Naota is shocked to find Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid. Haruko's search for the alien being Atomsk puts her at odds with Medical Mechanica. At the same time, Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao. The Commander believes Haruko is in love with Atomsk and Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. The fortuitous circumstances get Naota involved in a three-way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica.

star 8.09
1,096 votes
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Mike Tyson Mysteries

#18 - Mike Tyson Mysteries

A new series by Warner Bros Animation that places the ex-boxer in a problem solving premise alongside a talking pigeon and a magical face tattoo.

star 8.08
183 votes
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Space Ghost Coast to Coast

#19 - Space Ghost Coast to Coast

Old-time superhero Space Ghost has retired from the life-saving business and recruited his (imprisoned) nemesises Zorak and Moltar to assist him in his new life: as a late night talk show host. With his co-host and former villian Zorak, and his director Moltar they interview celebs on earth through their intergalactic video phone.

star 8.04
227 votes
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Robot Chicken

#20 - Robot Chicken

A series of pop-culture parodies using stop-motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls. The title character was an ordinary chicken until he was run down by a car and subsequently brought back to life in cyborg form by mad scientist Fritz Huhnmorder, who tortures Robot Chicken by forcing him to watch a random selection of TV shows, the sketches that make up the body of each episode.

star 8.01
1,836 votes
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

#21 - Aqua Teen Hunger Force

FryLock, Shake and Meatwad are three anthropomorphic fast food items in suburban southern New Jersey.

star 7.94
870 votes
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Black Dynamite

#22 - Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite is based on the 2009 film of the same name. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively. Like the movie, the show is predominantly a spoof of and tribute to blaxploitation cinema. The show features a dynamic animation style rooted in Japanese anime.

star 7.93
220 votes
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Space Dandy

#23 - Space Dandy

Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer, with a to-die-for pompadour, travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy guy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

star 7.88
395 votes
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Superjail!

#24 - Superjail!

Superjail is the largest and most brutal prison in the world. Built in an active volcano, this complex routinely has riots and murders, though nobody is ever able to escape. The Warden, who is in charge of the prison, has gone insane over the years and has decided to make his prison unlike any other in the world. Superjail! will focus on the crazy antics that occur inside the prison.

star 7.87
271 votes
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Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

#25 - Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is about Victor Frankenstein, the mad genius who mastered immortality and now has also created an infinite number of portals (or "Frankenholes") connecting his small, Eastern European village (which is teeming with monsters and supernatural forces) to every time period from the past and the future. The show is named for Mary Shelley, who wrote the book Frankenstein, and for the wormholes that allow for time travel in the TV series.

star 7.85
35 votes
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Mr. Pickles

#26 - Mr. Pickles

The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.

star 7.80
311 votes
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Childrens Hospital

#27 - Childrens Hospital

A hospital isn't a place for lazy people. It's a place for smart people who take care of people who aren't smart enough to keep themselves healthy. So begins Childrens Hospital, an all-new series that follows the lives, loves and laughs of a hospital staff.

star 7.66
447 votes
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Squidbillies

#28 - Squidbillies

Five million years ago, the Atlantic Ocean covered North America all the way to the Ohio Valley. As the ocean receded to form our present-day geography, a family of squids was stranded in a remote setting in the North Georgia mountains. This motley melange of mischievous mollusks, influenced by the rural ways of the redneck locals, quickly "adapticise" to a world of fighting, feuding and fornicating with a Faulknerian flambé of ferocious sea creature livin'. The humor lies in the "adapticization."

star 7.51
200 votes
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12 oz. Mouse

#29 - 12 oz. Mouse

From the co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, and Space Ghost comes 12 oz. Mouse, the story of a drunk mouse named, well, Mouse. Occasionally he'll be called Fitz, but that isn't important. His best friend, and only friend, is Skillet, the chinchilla. They rob banks and get into all sorts of trouble.

star 7.31
66 votes
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Eagleheart

#30 - Eagleheart

Every episode of Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto blindly kicks, punches and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case. On any given day, Monsanto may battle a pair of evil twin gubernatorial candidates, surgically alter his appearance to investigate a string of elderly kidnappings, track missing mountain lions to the center of the earth, or punch people so hard they explode. Aided by his sidekicks Brett (Brett Gelman, The Other Guys) and Susie (Maria Thayer, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and under the watchful authority of Chief (Michael Gladis, Mad Men), Chris Monsanto's goal is always the same: to overcome the obstacle that was presented in the beginning of the episode.

star 7.27
114 votes
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The Brak Show

#31 - The Brak Show

The Brak Show is about the daily adventures of Brak and his best buddy Zorak prior to meeting Space Ghost. Brak lives with his family in a lovely suburb somewhere in space. Brak gets advice from Mom (a nice lady who keeps a clean house) & Dad (a human with a Latin accent that is rather short due to a shrink-ray accident), and gets corrupted by Zorak. Brak is an honest and somewhat dumb kid, and Zorak is a foul-mouthed, destruction-loving mantis. Brak's brother Sisto is also around from time to time. Their neighbor is Thundercleese, a giant robot with massive armaments, who likes maintaining his lawn. The Brak Show is a spin-off of Cartoon Planet, which was a spin-off of Space Ghost: Coast To Coast. Confused yet?

star 7.23
98 votes
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NTSF:SD:SUV::

#32 - NTSF:SD:SUV::

NTSF:SD:SUV::, also known as the National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::, is a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada, Guam and more. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3-D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists.

star 7.12
244 votes
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Black Jesus

#33 - Black Jesus

A TV series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

star 6.91
197 votes
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Assy McGee

#34 - Assy McGee

Crime fighter Assy McGee is out for justice, so all you criminals better look out! Cop Assy McGee is nothing more than a pair of legs with a naked rear end…well, naked unless you count his gun holster! His drinking problem and violent tendencies lead to many shooting sprees and crass language.

star 5.85
35 votes
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Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

#35 - Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

Tim and Eric's parody of horror anthology TV shows.

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