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The Best Documentaries on Hulu

Updated March 17, 2021 539 votes 972 voters 83.4k views40 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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    ActorsEddy Galland, David Kellman, Robert Shafran

    Released2018

    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....  more
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    21

    Crime + Punishment

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    11

    Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery

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    28
    17

    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. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an...  more
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    14
    5

    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 Nason that premiered on Hulu on January 14, 2019. A look at the whistleblowers, victims, and the lack of...  more
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    Blackfish

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite

    ActorsTilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg

    Released2013

    Blackfish is a 2013 Documentary film written by Eli B. Despres and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both...  more

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    ActorsMichele Moore, Poundcake, Terrill Ross

    Released2019

    This One's for the Ladies is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Gene Graham....  more
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    Ask Dr. Ruth

    Ryan White

    ActorsSusan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger

    Released2019

    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 America's...  more
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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. The film explores the creation of Batman, how Bob Kane was accepted as the sole creator, and how Bill...  more
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    7
    1

    Hail Satan?

    Penny Lane

    Released2019

    Hail Satan? is a 2019 American documentary directed by Penny Lane. An examination of The Satanic Temple, including its origins and grassroots political activism....  more
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    17
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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 film directed by Josh Greenbaum. The film explores the creation of The Dana Carvey Show, how its creative...  more
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    Killing for Love

    Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

    ActorsImogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Chuck Reid

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    5
    1

    Wrinkles the Clown

    Michael Beach Nichols

    Released2019

    Wrinkles the Clown is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Michael Beach Nichols. An unknown man in Florida can be hired as Wrinkles the Clown to scare misbehaving children and prank people....  more
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    3
    4

    Active Measures

    Jack Bryan

    ActorsDonald J. Trump, Vladimir Putin, Jeremy Bash

    Released2018

    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....  more
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    14
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    Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye

    Maureen Goldthorpe
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    10
    14

    Obey Giant

    James Moll

    ActorsShepard Fairey

    Released2017

    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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    Tiny Shoulders

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

    Released2017

    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 rose to...  more
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    Honeyland

    Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov

    ActorsHatidze Muratova

    Released2019

    Honeyland is a 2019 Republic of Macedonia documentary film directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov....  more
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    ActorsThe Amazing Johnathan, Judy Gold, Penn Jillette

    Released2019

    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 between...  more
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    Tea with the Dames

    Roger Michell

    ActorsEileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith

    Released2018

    Tea with the Dames is a 2018 documentary film directed by Roger Michell. Acting greats and Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship...  more
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    4
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    Bad Reputation

    Kevin Kerslake

    ActorsJoan Jett, Billie Joe Armstrong, Miley Cyrus

    Released2018

    Bad Reputation is a 2018 documentary film directed by Kevin Kerslake. Featuring archival footage and interviews with rock legends, the documentary explores the rise of Joan Jett in rock-n-roll...  more
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    4
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    Untouchable

    Ursula Macfarlane

    ActorsRosanna Arquette, A.J. Benza, Hillary Clinton, Hope Exiner D'Amore, Paz de la Huerta

    Released2019

    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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    The China Hustle

    Jed Rothstein

    ActorsCarson Block, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert

    Released2018

    The China Hustle is a 2018 finance documentary film directed by Jed Rothstein. An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the...  more
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    ActorsMads Brügger

    Released2019

    Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a 2019 Danish documentary film directed by Mads Brügger. The documentary is an investigation into the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, whose airplane crashed...  more