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30 Best Hulu Documentaries to Stream Now

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What’s better than a good documentary? They allow us to take a deep dive into reality, learn about the people and topics that are important to us, and connect over a shared experience.

Take a break from your latest binge series and check out the best documentaries on Hulu that you can stream now.

Trending Hulu Documentaries

trending documentaries on Hulu: McCartney 3,2,1, Summer of Soul, Homeroom

Looking for the documentaries that everyone is talking about? Look no further. Check out buzz-worthy documentaries on Hulu like McCartney 3,2,1, and Summer of Soul. Plus, don’t miss the premiere of the new documentary Homeroom on Thursday, August 12. 

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Celebrity Documentaries

New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, Kid90, and Three Identical Strangers documentaries on Hulu

If you can’t get enough pop culture, Hulu’s collection of celebrity documentaries won’t disappoint. Learn more about Britney Spears’ conservatorship in The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, discover never-before-seen footage of your favorite ’90s stars in Kid90, get to know the Three Identical Strangers who became pop culture icons in the ’80s, and more.

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Best Docuseries to Binge

Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein, Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath, The Most Dangerous Animal of All docuseries on Hulu

Some topics are so in-depth and have so many moving parts that they aren’t meant to be watched in one sitting — and so the docuseries was born. Check out some of our most popular, like Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein, Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, and more.

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Oscar®-Nominated Documentaries

Mind The Gap, The Mole Agent, and Collective documentaries on Hulu

With so many great documentaries out there, sometimes you need the film experts to point you in the right direction. Check out the Hulu Original documentary and 2019 Oscar® nominee Minding The Gap, and 2021 Oscar nominees like The Mole Agent and Collective.

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Best True Crime Documentaries

true crime documentaries on Hulu: Sasquatch, The Housewife and the Hustler, and Wilderness of Error

We all want to see justice served, which explains the massive allure around true crime documentaries. Take a deep dive into the notorious true stories that shocked the world in Sasquatch, The Housewife and the Hustler, A Wilderness of Error, and lots more.

Discover the Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming Now

Popular Environmental Documentaries

Environmental Documentaries on Hulu

Learn about our planet from people (and animals) from all walks of life — climate change activists, astronauts, primatologists, farmers, and even emperor penguins. Discover environmental documentaries like I Am Greta, Blackfish, March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step, and more.

Explore Nature & Environmental Documentaries Streaming Now

Best Hulu Original Documentaries

Hulu Original Documentaries: Untouchable, Fyre Fraud, WeWork: The Making or Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

Discover popular documentaries like Untouchable, capturing the Harvey Weinstein scandal that sparked the #MeToo movement, Fyre Fraud, an inside look at the failed Fyre Island music festival, WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn, and more.

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Documentaries About Politics

Political documentaries on Hulu: Hillary and RBG

More often than not, political drama is stranger than fiction. Get an inside look at the public figures whose work impacts our world, like Hillary Clinton in Hillary, the United States’ Coronavirus Task Force in Totally Under Control, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG, and more. 

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LGBTQ+ Documentaries

LGBTQ Documentaries on Hulu

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, discover inspiring true stories of self-discovery, love, struggle, and fearlessness. Popular LGBTQ+ documentaries like Pride, the Hulu Original Changing The Game, and Wig* are streaming now.

Discover the Best LGBTQ+ Movies & Shows

*Wig requires HBO Max on Hulu add-on subscription.

Best Documentaries About the Royal Family

Documentaries about the royal family: Charles & Diana:1983, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

Get ready for the royal treatment. If you’re obsessed with the British royal family, you’ll love Hulu’s collection of regal documentaries, television specials, and movies. Check out titles like The American Royal Baby, Charles & Diana: 1983, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,* and more streaming now.

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Check out What to Watch on Hulu for the newest documentary releases, and visit the Documentaries Hub to browse all the best true stories streaming now

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