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.

For starters, Hulu's documentary lineup includes Sherpa, Deep Web, and A One World Agenda: The Illuminati—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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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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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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9/11 Fifteen Years Later Renee Cullen, James Hanlon

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Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey," a boogeyman-like ...more

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The Red Pill Cassie Jaye

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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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Sherpa Jennifer Peedom

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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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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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Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye Maureen Goldthorpe

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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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American Ghost Hunter Chad Calek

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Being Evel Daniel Junge

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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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Killing for Love Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

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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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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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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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Froning, the Fittest Man in History Heber Cannon

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The Cage Fighter Jeff Unay The Cage Fighter is a 2018 sports documentary film directed by Jeff Unay. Joe Carman, a blue collar worker, breaks his promise to stop fighting and returns to mixed martial arts to fulfill his

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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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Racing Extinction Louie Psihoyos

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Check It Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer

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The Clintons: An American Odys... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
The Clintons: An American Odyssey Robert Kline

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bluefin Bradley Beesley

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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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Ancient Aliens and the New World Order J. Michael Long

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Michael Jackson: Life, Death and Legacy Maureen Goldthorpe

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Crazy About Tiffany's Matthew Miele