hulu 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.

For starters, Hulu's documentary lineup includes Sherpa, Deep Web, and Into the Abyss—three greats that are must sees. If you're into streetwear and art, Obey Giant is a great doc to catch. Moreover, Hulu also has Being Evel, focusing on the story of stuntman Evil Knievel. Of course, there's plenty more documentaries to check out on Hulu, so take a look at the list below and see what's on. 

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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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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A One World Agenda: The Illuminati Philip Gardiner

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Sherpa Jennifer Peedom

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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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The Red Pill Cassie Jaye

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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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Being Evel Daniel Junge

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Batman & Bill Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce Batman & Bill is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. The film explores the creation of Batman, how Bob Kane was accepted as the sole creator, and how ...more

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9/11 Fifteen Years Later Renee Cullen, James Hanlon

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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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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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Peace Officer Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson Peace Officer is a 2015 documentary film about police militarization in the United States. The film focuses on the history of the SWAT teams that were formed in the United States after the 1965 ...more

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Froning, the Fittest Man in History Heber Cannon

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Crazy About Tiffany's Matthew Miele

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Dying Laughing Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood

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Cocaine Cowboys Billy Cohen Cocaine Cowboys is a 2006 documentary film directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben through their Miami-based media studio Rakontur. The film explores the rise ...more

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The Clintons: An American Odys... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Clintons: An American Odyssey Robert Kline

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Check It Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer

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Racing Extinction Louie Psihoyos

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Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story Mark Herzog, Sandrine Orabona Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story is a 2014 documentary film directed by Mark Herzog and Sandrine Orabona.

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March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
March of the Penguins Luc Jacquet March of the Penguins is a 2005 French nature documentary film directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary ...more

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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price Robert Greenwald Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a 2005 documentary film by director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. The film presents a negative picture of Wal-Mart's business practices through ...more

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Julien Temple Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten is a 2007 documentary film directed by Julien Temple about Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the British punk rock band The Clash, that went on to win the ...more

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Tabloid Errol Morris Tabloid is a 2010 American documentary film by Errol Morris. It tells the story of Joyce McKinney who in the 70s was accused of kidnapping and raping Kirk Anderson, an American Mormon ...more

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Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye Maureen Goldthorpe

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Page One: Inside the New York Times Andrew Rossi Page One: Inside the New York Times is an American documentary film by Andrew Rossi, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media jointly acquired ...more

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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak is a 2009 television documentary film directed by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze about children's author Maurice Sendak.

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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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Card Subject to Change Tim Disbrow

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Hungry for Change Carlo Ledesma, Laurentine ten Bosch, James Colquhoun Hungry for Change is a 2012 documentary film directed by James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch and Carlo Ledesma.

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Dirty Wars Rick Rowley "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen as he investigates the hidden truths behind America's expanding covert

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Michael Jackson: Life, Death and Legacy Maureen Goldthorpe

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Christopher Bell Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a 2008 documentary film directed by Christopher Bell, about the use of anabolic steroids as performance-enhancing drugs in the United States and how this practice ...more

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Rethink Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Rethink Afghanistan Robert Greenwald Rethink Afghanistan is a 2009 documentary by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films, about the US military presence in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Produced ...more

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Killing for Love Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

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Freakonomics Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Alex Gibney Freakonomics: The Movie is a 2010 American documentary film based on the book Freakonomics by economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. The film had its premiere at the Tribeca ...more

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Where to Invade Next Michael Moore

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Koch Brothers Exposed Robert Greenwald Koch Brothers Exposed is a 2012 US documentary, compiled by American filmmaker Robert Greenwald from a viral video campaign produced by Brave New Films, about the political activities of the ...more

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Becoming Bond Josh Greenbaum Becoming Bond is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Josh Greenbaum. The stranger-than-fiction true story of the casting of Australian model George Lazenby as James Bond in the film On ...more

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Room 237 Rodney Ascher Room 237 is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about perceived meanings in Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. The film includes footage from The Shining, and other ...more