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The Best Documentaries on Hulu 

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Updated February 3, 2020 1.6k votes 908 voters 79.7k views 60 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 Stranger... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Tim Wardle

Actors: Eddy Galland, David Kellman, Robert Shafran

Released: 2018

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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Crime + Punishment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Crime + Punishment
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Free Solo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Actors: Alex Honnold

Released: 2018

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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RBG is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Actors: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Released: 2018

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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We Are Columbine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
We Are Columbine
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Casey Anthony: An Americ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
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
Josh Greenbaum

Actors: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel

Released: 2017

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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Fyre Fraud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason

Actors: Bella Hadid, Ja Rule, Billy McFarland

Released: 2019

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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Blackfish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Released: 2013

Blackfish is a 2013 Documentary film written by Eli B. Despres and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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Nightmare Next Door is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Nightmare Next Door
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Amy Winehouse: A Final G... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye Maureen Goldthorpe
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After The Screaming Stop... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
After The Screaming Stops
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Obey Giant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
James Moll

Actors: Shepard Fairey

Released: 2017

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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Batman & Bill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Batman & Bill Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

Actors: Marc Tyler Nobleman, Michael E. Uslan, Roy Thomas, Kevin Smith, Todd McFarlane, + more

Released: 2017

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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Dumb: The Story of Big B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Patrick O'Dell

Actors: Bam Margera, Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze

Released: 2017

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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Killing for Love Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

Actors: Imogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Chuck Reid

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The Amazing Johnathan Do... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Benjamin Berman

Actors: The Amazing Johnathan, Judy Gold, Penn Jillette

Released: 2019

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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Tiny Shoulders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Tiny Shoulders
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Behind the Mask is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Shannon Keith

Actors: Kevin Jonas, Paul Watson, John Feldmann, Steven Best, Chris DeRose, + more

Released: 2006

Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and ...more
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Joe Strummer: The Future... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Julien Temple

Released: 2007

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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Who Killed Nancy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Joe Donley added Who Killed Nancy Alan G. Parker

Actors: Glen Matlock, Victor Colicchio, Ned Van Zandt, George Ancock, Dave Twigg, + more

Released: 2009

Who Killed Nancy? is a British documentary film directed by Alan G. Parker. The movie was produced by Ben Timlett and Christine Alderson. It had its US theatrical opening at the Cinema Village ...more
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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Joe Donley added David Gelb

Released: 2011

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing documentary in every sense, Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, ...more

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Tell Them Anything You W... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs

Actors: Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Spike Jonze, Maurice Sendak, + more

Released: 2009

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak is a 2009 television documentary film directed by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze about children's author Maurice Sendak.
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Hail Satan? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Joe Donley added Hail Satan? Penny Lane

Released: 2019

Hail Satan? is a 2019 American documentary directed by Penny Lane. An examination of The Satanic Temple, including its origins and grassroots political activism.
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Walk Away Renee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries on Hulu
Jonathan Caouette

Actors: Dominic Gould, Jared Hutchinson, Jorge Torres-Torres, Kathy Biehl, Derek Lucci, + more

Released: 2011

Walk Away Renee is a 2011 American documentary film directed by Jonathan Caouette. It is the third full length feature in Caouette's filmography. Intended as a companion to Caouette's first ...more