We are living in the golden age of documentaries. With the advent of digital technologies, even an iPhone can be used to shoot and make films. That has made the life of documentarians around the globe a lot easy. Though, that is just the technical aspect of movie-making. The more important aspect, storytelling, has also seen its scope and reach increase with every passing year. Now, documentarians don’t want to just tell stories of their locality or country; they are travelling to remotest corner of the earth in search of meaningful stories. What has also hugely worked in their favor is that they are now becoming more and more commercially viable. Historically, documentaries have never made money at the box office (except Michael Moore films). That’s why, when you look back 10 or 20 years ago, the number of documentaries produced were significantly less than they are now. But with the emergence of online streaming services, nowadays, documentaries have found a new breathing ground. Netflix, of course, is leading the way, but Hulu is not far behind.
Today, we are going to list down the top documentaries movies on Hulu that you can watch right now. This list consists of all kinds of documentary films: from true crime documentaries to biographical documentaries. I would suggest not to miss any of these really good documentaries on Hulu. All of them are worth your time.
15. Becoming Bond (2017)
Most men have wondered how their life would be if they were James Bond. Other than the dangerous stuff, the fact that Bond is a womanizer and gets on with some of the most beautiful women is a fantasy most men wanna live. What would you do if you were offered a role for the film? Run and grab the opportunity, right? But George Lazenby was different and after doing one film, he said goodbye to fame and money turning down contracts of all seven films to follow. The documentary beautifully showcases how George, a poor Australian car mechanic, with sheer hard work and struggle, landed a role of one of the most masculine and suave characters in the movie industry and then left it all to pursue a normal life in his own country.
14. Tabloid (2010)
I liked this documentary because I had never heard of such a thing before. The direction is great letting you to actually experience the story. The film I think is a harsh reminder of how sex scandals affect the general public. How it becomes a topic of gossip. Anyway, coming to the documentary, it is about Joyce McKinney an American woman who raped a young Mormon Missionary by the name of Kirk Anderson. The incident quickly became known as Mormon sex in chains case and a popular Tabloid story in the U.K. The film is narrated by Joyce herself and is supplemented with various other interviews from key figures involved.