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The Best Documentaries on Hulu

Updated September 4, 2020 556 votes 946 voters 81.7k views44 items

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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    Three Identical Strangers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu

    ActorsEddy Galland, David Kellman, Robert Shafran

    Released2018

    Three Identical Strangers is a 2018 documentary film directed by Tim Wardle. In 1980, three...
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    Crime + Punishment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Crime + Punishment

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    Free Solo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Free Solo

    Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

    ActorsAlex Honnold

    Released2018

    Free Solo is a 2018 documentary directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Follow...
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    RBG is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    RBG

    Julie Cohen, Betsy West

    ActorsRuth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

    Released2018

    RBG is a 2018 documentary film directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. At the age of 84, U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    We Are Columbine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    We Are Columbine

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    Casey Anthony: An American Mur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery

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    Too Funny to Fail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Too Funny to Fail

    Josh Greenbaum

    ActorsDana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel

    Released2017

    Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show is a 2017 American documentary... more on Wikipedia
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    Fyre Fraud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Fyre Fraud

    Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason

    ActorsBella Hadid, Ja Rule, Billy McFarland

    Released2019

    Fyre Fraud is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby... more on Wikipedia
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    Blackfish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Blackfish

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite

    Released2013

    Blackfish is a 2013 Documentary film written by Eli B. Despres and directed by Gabriela... more on Wikipedia

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    After The Screaming Stops is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    After The Screaming Stops

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    Dumb: The Story of Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu

    ActorsBam Margera, Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze

    Released2017

    Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine is a 2017 American documentary film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye

    Maureen Goldthorpe
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    Batman & Bill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Batman & Bill

    Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

    ActorsMarc Tyler Nobleman, Michael E. Uslan, Roy Thomas, Kevin Smith, Todd McFarlane

    Released2017

    Batman & Bill is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce.... more on Wikipedia
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    Killing for Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Killing for Love

    Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

    ActorsImogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Chuck Reid

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    Michael Jackson: Life, Death a is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Michael Jackson: Life, Death and Legacy

    Maureen Goldthorpe

    ActorsMichael Jackson

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    The Amazing Johnathan Document is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu

    ActorsThe Amazing Johnathan, Judy Gold, Penn Jillette

    Released2019

    The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is a 2019 American documentary directed by Benjamin Berman.... more on Wikipedia
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    Obey Giant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Obey Giant

    James Moll

    ActorsShepard Fairey

    Released2017

    Obey Giant is a 2017 American documentary film directed by James Moll. The film follows artist... more on Wikipedia
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    Behind the Mask is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Behind the Mask

    Shannon Keith

    ActorsKevin Jonas, Paul Watson, John Feldmann, Steven Best, Chris DeRose

    Released2006

    Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006... more on Wikipedia
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    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu

    Released2011

    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing... more on Wikipedia
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    Hail Satan? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Hail Satan?

    Penny Lane

    Released2019

    Hail Satan? is a 2019 American documentary directed by Penny Lane. An examination of The... more on Wikipedia
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    The Queen of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    The Queen of Versailles

    Lauren Greenfield

    Released2012

    The Queen of Versailles is a 2012 American documentary film by Lauren Greenfield. The film... more on Wikipedia

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    Back in Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Back in Time

    Jason Aron

    ActorsSteven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson

    Released2015

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    Cartel Land is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Cartel Land

    Matthew Heineman

    ActorsRobert Hetrick

    Released2015

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    Becoming Bond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    Becoming Bond

    Josh Greenbaum

    ActorsGeorge Lazenby, Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi, Jane Seymour, Jeff Garlin

    Released2017

    Becoming Bond is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Josh Greenbaum. The... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cage Fighter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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    ActorsJoe Carman, Vernon Beach, Callie Carman, Norinda Reed, Delanee Carman

    Released2018

    The Cage Fighter is a 2018 sports documentary film directed by Jeff Unay. Joe Carman, a blue...
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