Need a good documentary to get lost in? Hulu may have the very thing you are looking for. The streaming service has definitely upped the ante with what they offer in the documentary category. Today I’m sharing the best Hulu documentaries that are streaming right now.
What makes a good HULU documentary?
Documentaries are a great way to learn about the world and other people’s lives. They can be inspirational, emotional, or just interesting.
A good documentary should have a relatable subject – something that is easy for the audience to relate to. The documentary should also be able to teach you something new or give insight into an area of life that not a lot of people know.
Here are the best Hulu Documentaries to Stream Today!
Jacinta is a powerful and possibly the best Hulu documentary that shows the effects of drug addiction on a family in New England. Jacinta leaves prison after serving several years with her mother, who is also incarcerated. Jacinta is nervous about the future but knows she has to stay clean to support her daughter, who hasn’t ever had her mother full-time in her life. Jacinta starts off on the right path but soon finds herself spiraling back into heroin addiction as her father stands by helplessly.
Raw and powerful, JACINTA shows the world how the opioid epidemic has ravaged, not only family but an entire community.
Trigger warning: Shows graphic footage of drug use.
SUMMER OF SOUL
Summer of Soul (which just won an Oscar award!) details one summer in Harlem in which an outdoor concert brought thousands of people together. In 1969, performers like Sly & the Family Stone, The Staples Singers, David Ruffin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Stevie Wonder performed their hits live for the Harlem community.
The documentary shows raw footage from the concert combined with surviving performers and attendees to create a vibrant beautiful documentary of a little-known music festival.
What happens when a conman attempts to throw the most epic beach party? His attendees get cheese sandwiches and FEMA tents instead of the luxury accommodations they paid for. Billy MacFarland seems absolutely unhinged in this fascinating documentary about a man who is so determined to make a name for himself that he becomes one of the biggest memes in the influencer community.
Tackling the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein allegations, Untouchable does a deep dive into how Weinstein was able to abuse so many women for years. Protected by the studio, Weinstein destroyed several careers of women who didn’t want to be intimate with him.
This documentary goes into the seedy world of Weinstein which included hiring Mossad agents to harass actresses.
I AM GRETA
This documentary follows a year in the life of climate change activist Greta Thunberg. It’s an intimate look at what motivates this young woman to speak out on the harmful effects of climate change. Surrounded by a supportive family, Greta isn’t like any teenager I know and is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in climate change.