Top 10 Best Adult Cartoon Shows To Watch Right Now

Top 10 Best Adult Cartoon Shows To Watch Right Now

We all have spent a huge portion of our lives watching child-friendly cartoons. There is no doubt that those were some of the most dear moments of our childhood. But, now that we have grown, we may not feel relatable to such cartoons. Not only this, but everyone’s tastes and likes develop over time. If you are also looking for some cartoons with humor that match your age, we have your back. To learn more about the top 10 best adult cartoon shows, keep reading. 

Top 10 Best Animated Series For Adults

There are many shows to watch for those looking to bring freshness to the kind of content they encounter. Some of the shows have severely disturbing, awkward, but humorous storylines. Therefore, some adult cartoon series that appeal to the masses are listed below.

1. Family Guy

Family Guy

Hands down, Family Guy is one of the best cartoons for adults. Those who have not even watched the cartoon for once in their lifetime would also have seen it over social in some or another context. Its popularity remains unmatchable to date. Family Guy is set in the fictional Rhode Island and revolves around a very dysfunctional family. It specifically targeted American pop culture and had shockingly violent visuals along with its controversial and adult remarks. Nevertheless, its dark humor is definitely not for the kids to watch. Even if they did, understanding Family Guy’s references is not everyone’s cup of tea.

2. The Simpsons

The Simpsons

This American sitcom is one of the longest-running animated series ever. It requires no praise, as everyone knows how well the Simpsons family has captivated the viewers’ attention. Let us tell you that this series might come off as offensive at first. However, if you look closely, it is nothing but a parodical version of an average family in the United States. It would be wrong to say that they have kept the premises of the story bland. The Simpsons, throughout its long run, has focused on issues such as alcoholism and parental behavior, apart from the mature storylines and violent content.

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3. Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is one of the best adult animation series. No, it’s not we who say this, but many major outlets have the same remark about this series. Its story revolves around a grandfather-grandson duo living under the same roof. Rick Sanchez is a mad scientist, and there is no limit to his weird discoveries. The characters, meanwhile, are often seen traveling to other planets as well. Furthermore, his grandson, Morty, is a 14-year-old boy who accompanies him throughout his cynical journey.

4. BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

This cartoon is the first adult animated series on Netflix and has been the best so far. BoJack Horseman usually has weird but funny moments; however, it also takes you on a journey through the titular character’s dark past.

Many adult cartoon enthusiasts rate it at the top of their list of the most funny titles in the genre. It is set in a world where animals and humans live together without any conflict. Meanwhile, it was less famous when it first started airing in 2014. Over time, it gained the title of best psychological comedy-drama and wrapped its airing in 2020 after six long seasons.

5. South Park

south park

It would be foolish not to mention South Park in our list of best adult cartoons. The series has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, and its humor still is counted as one of the classic comedy series. It came out in 1997 and has aired more than 300 episodes to this date. Meanwhile, its up-to-date storyline constantly focuses on discussing current events. It is one of the longest-running and iconic cartoon series for adults. Nevertheless, its popularity amongst adult viewers remains the highest till now. The storyline is direct and eye-opening, with the makers trying their best to match up with the current issues and create satirical episodes for the same.

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6. Futurama


Futurama is another classic adult show that follows the story of a pizza delivery boy. He freezes himself in the 1990s after accidentally falling into a cryogenic chamber and wakes up after 1000 years in the 31st century. The whole storyline matches up with the taste of today’s viewers, making its focus on pop culture much more engaging. Its sci-fi concept has given viewers glimpses into the future. Many critics have also presented their points as to why Futurama is better than Family Guy. However, comparing two of the most appreciated cartoons in history would be rightfully wrong, given how everyone has different tastes.

7. Bob’s Burgers

Bob’s Burgers

Many critics consider this American sitcom to be one of the most creative creations. One of the best things about the series is that it does not focus on hypothetical situations. Instead, it highlights the real issues within a middle-class family. Viewers get a relatable feeling with the characters. The story focuses on Bob Belcher, who owns a burger joint. He has to bear with the bickering with his wife and three kids. When they give him relaxation, he quarrels with his rival. Initially, it did not receive positive reviews, but it soon became successful.

8. Archer


At first glance, Archer seems like a typical spy comedy series. However, viewers realize over time the comical elements it has, including characters with unique personality traits.

The main character of the series is Sterling Archer. Our protagonist has been a bachelor forever and is one of the most experienced spies. Archer has many classic quotes that one can use in everyday life. Apart from Sterling Archer, you can expect other characters to be unimaginably funny. Archer is the story of eight secret agents and other members working at a fictional intelligence agency based in New York called the ‘International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS).’

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9. The Boondocks

The Boondocks

This is an American adult cartoon based on the comic strip of the same name. It focuses on a black family that is settled in an area with white people in the majority. They go through many differences in their lifestyle, culture, and stereotypes. Nevertheless, it maintained the comic and satirical genre even after discussing such sensitive and controversial topics. It also features Huey and Riley Freeman, as well as their grandfather, exploring various issues a particular race faces humorously. Nevertheless, it covers sensitive issues, which has made viewers its fans.

10. Metalocalypse 


The last one on our list of best adult cartoons is Metalocalypse. It revolves around the best death metal band in the world. Meanwhile, their popularity has drawbacks, and it comes with violence, even death. The band ‘Dethklok’ consists of five members who are just bored millionaires with their geeky fanbase enjoying life. This rock and roll band embarks on an exceptionally funny adventure. However, they soon realize a government organization is set to ruin them.

Final words

Introducing dark and adult humor in animated versions is not a new trend. Over the last few decades, many exceptional adult cartoon shows have been made with a niche audience. This article discusses the top 10 best animated series for adults that one should watch. Let us know through the comment section whether your favorite show made it to the list.

About the author


Simon Hopes

Simon Hopes, an ardent Hollywood fan, attended the California State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Delving into his passion for entertainment, Simon joined as a staff writer at The Collider where he honed his skills and gained valuable experience in years. At The Next Hint Media, Simon serves as a senior writer, summoning his expertise to deliver captivating articles related to entertainment and Hollywood industry. With a passion of covering unusual and latest trends, he ensures to captivate the reader's attention with his entertaining and updated articles. His dedication to his craft makes him a valuable asset in the The Next Hint Media’s Entertainment team.

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