Documentary The Best Documentaries on Hulu  

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If you're in the mood to simultaneously veg out and learn, then check out Hulu's selection of documentary films. Better yet, first check out our list of the best documentary movies streaming on Hulu, because people like you have taken the time to recommend the very best. There are some really good documentaries on Hulu, and we want you to vote for your favorites below.

One great Hulu documentary Daniel Roebuck and August Emerson's Soaked in Bleach. The controversial documentary reopens the suicide case of American rocker Kurt Cobain, while Private Investigator Tom Grant retells his experience working with Courtney Love. This movie is sure to keep your attention, especially if you were a Nirvana or Kurt Cobain fan, as you decipher the evidence for yourself.  

On a lighter note, there is a great documentary about the TV show, Arrested Development. Described as a wake for fans, the movie includes interviews with the cast, crew and gives further insight into the history of the show.  Plainly put, if you liked the sitcom, you will enjoy this movie.  

If your favorite documentary is streaming on Hulu but not on this list yet, then it's worth recommending for the rest of our ranker users.  

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Soaked in Bleach Benjamin Statler The events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the PI hired by Courtney Love in 1994. Soaked in Bleach is an upcoming American docudrama directed by Benjamin Statler, who co-wrote and produced it with Richard Middelton and Donnie Eichar. The film details the events leading up to ...more

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9/11: The Falling Man Henry Singer 911: The Falling Man is a 2006 documentary film about the picture of a man falling from the World Trade Center during the September attacks  and the story behind it.

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Deep Web Alex Winter Deep Web is a 2015 documentary film directed by Alex Winter. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, the film covers the trial of Ross Ulbricht and delves into Silk Road, bitcoin, and politics of the dark

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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files Chris James Thompson Jeff is a 2012 biographical documentary film written by Chris James Thompson, Andrew Swant, Joe Riepenhoff; and directed by Chris James Thompson.

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Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies John D'Auria

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Ancient Inventions of Sex Phil Grabsky Sex and Love is the focus of the final program. Somebody had to invent the kiss… and the mechanical clock was not invented to tell the time as such, but to keep track of a Chinese emperor's sex life!

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A One World Agenda: The Illuminati Philip Gardiner

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Atari : Game Over Zak Penn Documentary chronicling the rise, fall and burial of Atari.

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420 The Documentary Amy Povah Celebrated worldwide, 420 has become the universal slang for “marijuana,” but few knew how the term originated…until now! 420: The Documentary is a 2013 documentary film directed by Amy Povah. Thousands peacefully smoke pot at 420 events - a stark contrast next to stories of college students, and others, who have ...more

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American Meth Justin Hunt American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer, this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleasing on America, and provides a glimpse into how it ...more

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Super High Me Michael Blieden Super High Me is a 2007 documentary film about the effects of smoking cannabis for 30 days. The documentary stars comedian Doug Benson. The documentary's name and its poster are plays on the ...more

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Sherpa Jennifer Peedom

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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21 Years: Richard Linklater Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood Documentary exploring the career of iconic director Richard Linklater.

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Into the Abyss Werner Herzog Into the Abyss, subtitled A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life, is a documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog about two men convicted of a triple homicide which occurred in Conroe, ...more

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Too Funny to Fail Josh Greenbaum Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Josh Greenbaum. The film explores the creation of The Dana Carvey Show, how its ...more

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Women on Death Row

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Obey Giant James Moll Obey Giant is a 2017 American documentary film directed by James Moll. The film follows artist Shepard Fairey's rise from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to his role as one of the most ...more

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Vikings: Journey to New Worlds Jonathan Hock, Marc Fafard

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Water Wars The nation of Bangladesh is prey to every threat from water known to man. WATER WARS: When Drought, Flood and Greed Collide tells the story of this land at war with not only rising seas, but also from corporations.

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American Drug War: The Last Wh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
American Drug War: The Last White Hope Kevin Booth American Drug War: The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States.

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Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Patrick O'Dell Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Patrick O'Dell. A look at the rise and fall of the subversive skateboarding magazine Big Brother, which ...more

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Fursonas Dominic Rodriguez Fursonas is a 2016 documentary film directed by Dominic Rodriguez. The film follows a few groups of Furries, as a social commentary of this fandom, its stigmas and how it is perceived through ...more

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Quiet Riot: Well Now You're He... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back Regina Russell Banali Documentary of the rise, fall and resurrection of metal band Quiet Riot. Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back is a 2015 documentary film directed by Regina Russell Banali. The rise, fall, and near-resurrection of 1980s metal band, Quiet Riot.

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The Arrested Development Docum... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Arrested Development Documentary Project Jeff Smith This documentary follows the beginning, middle and end of the influential sitcom "Arrested Development" through fan, cast and crew, and celebrity interviews. A FilmBuff Presentation. The Arrested Development Documentary Project is a 2009 film documentary directed by Jeff Smith.

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The Will Of Victory (A Doc Ope... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Will Of Victory (A Doc Opera) Robert A. Ferretti A notorious war documentary containing never before seen footage from WWII and the Nazi invasion. Emotionally fierce and astonishingly unique, the footage (now in color) paints a startling picture of the ravages of war.

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The Last Reef 3D is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Last Reef Steve McNicholas, Luke Cresswell The Last Reef 3D is a 2012 short family documentary film written and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.

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Dreamcatcher Léo Médard Documentary about a former Chicago prostitute who helps abused women. Dreamcatcher is a 2011 short drama film written and directed by Léo Médard.

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A Game of Honor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
A Game of Honor Peter Radovich^! Jr. Documentary about the yearly Army-Navy Football Game. A Game of Honor is the 2011 documentary film directed by Peter Radovich.

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More than a Game Kristopher Belman Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night...can keep these hoops junkies off the asphalt courts. MORE THAN A GAME is a rollicking and oft-times heartbreaking account of Chicago playground ...more

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Kobe Bryant's Muse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Kobe Bryant's Muse Gotham Chopra Documentary that goes behind the stats to reveal Kobe Bryant's story.

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He Named Me Malala Davis Guggenheim

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Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro Michael LaHaie, Christopher Wilcha Documentary following comedian Tig Notaro on a tour to her fans' homes.

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Underexposed: A Women's Skateb... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Underexposed: A Women's Skateboarding Documentary Amelia Brodka Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport.

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The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story Josh Aronson Part 1 of a 2-part documentary about transgendered people. The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story is a 2004 documentary directed by Josh Aronson.

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L Word Mississippi: Hate the S... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin Lauren Lazin Documentary exploring the challenges faced by lesbians in the deep South.