Best Documentaries on Hulu

Last updated: December 4, 2022

If you love Documentaries and are looking for your next favorite, then you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the best Documentaries available to watch now on Hulu. Scroll through and find the perfect one for your family. And check back often -- we're updating regularly with new additions. See more best-of lists like this.

God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty Movie: Poster Image
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God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty

age 15+

Docu about church scandal has sex, violence, language.

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Cow

age 13+

Powerful documentary has upsetting content, brief language.

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My Old School

age 14+

Playful documentary has strong language, drinking, smoking.

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Aftershock

age 13+

Comprehensive docu connects race and childbirth mortality.

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Machine Gun Kelly's Life in Pink Movie Poster
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Machine Gun Kelly's Life in Pink

age 15+

Docu shows rocker's tender side despite language, drugs.

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Look at Me: XXXTentacion

age 15+

Timely docu about singer's tragic story; language, violence.

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Blackpink: The Movie

age 10+

Upbeat concert movie celebrates five years of K-pop group.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Poster Image
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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

age 13+

Excellent music doc mixes pop culture, social commentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Flee

age 14+

Animated refugee docu shows compassion and hope; language.

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The Jesus Music

age 13+

Interesting docu on faith-based music is mostly for fans.

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The Big Scary "S" Word

age 13+

Well-organized, hopeful docu dispels fears about socialism.

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Homeroom

age 14+

Political docu has inspirational teens, language, violence.

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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 Poster Image
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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

age 10+

Whale tale encourages curiosity, teamwork; upsetting images.

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Changing the Game

age 13+

Mature themes, language in poignant, persuasive documentary.

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Gunda

age 5+

Beautiful, profound B&W farm docu is mild but slow paced.

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WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn Poster Image
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WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

age 13+

Docu about how WeWork collapsed; some language, drinking.

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Kid 90

age 16+

Docu about '90s-era teen celebrities tackles mature topics.

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Stray

age 11+

Street dog docu promotes empathy; some strong language.

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MLK/FBI

age 13+

Insightful doc about FBI's relentless campaign against King.

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Dear Santa

age 8+

Sweet seasonal docu about USPS' holiday-giving campaign.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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I Am Greta

age 10+

Intimate portrayal of global activist has valuable lessons.

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Totally Under Control

age 13+

Clear, coolheaded documentary about start of COVID-19.

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Fly Like a Girl

age 8+

Inspiring documentary about pioneering women pilots.

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Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Poster Image
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Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies

age 16+

Straightforward timeline of how on-screen nudity progressed.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Red Penguins

age 14+

Entertaining, fascinating sports doc has violence, language.

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