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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9/11 Fifteen Years Later Renee Cullen, James Hanlon

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RBG is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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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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Sherpa Jennifer Peedom

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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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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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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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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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Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye Maureen Goldthorpe

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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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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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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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Froning, the Fittest Man in History Heber Cannon

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Crime + Punishment is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Crime + Punishment

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Killing for Love Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

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American Ghost Hunter Chad Calek

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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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Michael Jackson: Life, Death and Legacy Maureen Goldthorpe

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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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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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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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Check It Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer

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Tiny Shoulders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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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