Entertainment 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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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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9/11 Fifteen Years Later Renee Cullen, James Hanlon
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RBG is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Free Solo is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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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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Casey Anthony: An American Mur... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
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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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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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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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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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Crime + Punishment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Crime + Punishment
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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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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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American Ghost Hunter Chad Calek
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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) 19 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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Check It Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer
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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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We Are Columbine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
We Are Columbine
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Tiny Shoulders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Tiny Shoulders
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Stories We Tell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Sarah Polley
Stories We Tell is a 2012 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Sarah Polley and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The film explores her family's secrets—including one ...more
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Killing for Love Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter