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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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Three Identical Strangers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Tim Wardle
Three Identical Strangers is a 2018 documentary film directed by Tim Wardle. In 1980, three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth.
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Free Solo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Free Solo is a 2018 documentary directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El ...more
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Crime + Punishment is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Crime + Punishment
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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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RBG is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Julie Cohen, Betsy West
RBG is a 2018 documentary film directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming ...more
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Casey Anthony: An American Mur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
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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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We Are Columbine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
We Are Columbine
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Fyre Fraud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason
Fyre Fraud is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason that premiered on Hulu on January 14, 2019. A look at the whistleblowers, victims, and the lack ...more
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Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye Maureen Goldthorpe
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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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Nightmare Next Door is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Nightmare Next Door
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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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Tiny Shoulders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Tiny Shoulders
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Michael Jackson: Life, Death and Legacy Maureen Goldthorpe
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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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Check It Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer
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The Amazing Johnathan Document... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Benjamin Berman
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is a 2019 American documentary directed by Benjamin Berman. A documentary about the final tour of a dying magician turns into a journey that blurs the line ...more
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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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Active Measures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jack Bryan
Active Measures is a 2018 documentary film by director Jack Bryan. Russian president Vladimir Putin attacks the 2016 American presidential election in collaboration with the Trump campaign.
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Ryan White
Ask Dr. Ruth is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Ryan White. The documentary offers insight into the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer who survived the Holocaust and became ...more
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Froning, the Fittest Man in History Heber Cannon
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Ursula Macfarlane
Untouchable is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Ursula Macfarlane. The film focuses on the abuse allegations that involve Harvey Weinstein and features interviews with Weinstein’s ...more
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Liza Mandelup
Jawline is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Liza Mandelup. The documentary shows the trial and tribulations of Austyn Tester, a 16-year-old who attempts to become internet famous.