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The best documentaries on Hulu right now

Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones from The Stones and Brian Jones.
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Among documentary fans, Hulu may not always get its due compared to Netflix, which seemingly has more docuseries and documentaries than almost any other streamer. However, Hulu does have a pretty powerhouse lineup of documentaries of its own, even though a lot of great docs have left the streamer this year.

This month, Paint It Black examines the Uvalde school shooting from the perspective of the local reporters and one of the parents who lost a child. Additionally, The Stones and Brian Jones, looks back at the forgotten founder of the band, while Black Twitter: A People’s History and Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons share fascinating oral histories. You can find these projects and more among the best documentaries on Hulu right now.

And while you’re here, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Disney Bundle, which gets you Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for just $14 a month. That’s basically the same price for two of the services, with the third being essentially free. Sweet. If Hulu doesn’t have what you’re looking for, we’ve also rounded up the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video and the best documentaries on Netflix.

Print It Black (2024)

Print It Black
7.0/10
86m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Pete Luna, Craig Garnett, Beto O'Rourke
Directed by
Tomas Navia
Watch on Hulu

Despite sharing a name with one of the most famous songs by the Rolling Stones, Paint It Black doesn’t have anything to do with one of the U.K.’s most storied bands. Instead, this documentary revolves around the aftermath of the 2022 school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

Kimberly Rubio, one of the local reporters, lost her child, Lexi, in the shooting. As the local media attempts to grapple with the enormous tragedy, Rubio emerges as a gun reform advocate while the other families of the victims search for answers and accountability.

The Stones and Brian Jones (2024)

The Stones and Brian Jones
75%
7.0/10
93m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Nick Broomfield, Brian Jones, Freddie Fox
Directed by
Nick Broomfield
Watch on Hulu

When anyone thinks of the Rolling Stones, the first two names that come to mind are Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Only true students of rock history would mention Brian Jones, the man who founded the group and was a member before Jagger and Richards even joined the band. Jones also coined the Rolling Stones’ name, which initially left out the “g.”

The Stones and Brian Jones chronicles Jones’ seven-year tenure with the Rolling Stones, as well as his personal and professional struggles with Jagger and Richards as they took over the leadership of the group. Jones’ battle with addiction issues are also chronicled, in addition to his final days with the band and subsequent death soon thereafter. The film finally tells Jones’ story, and makes a case for his place among the legends of rock.

Black Twitter: A People's History (2024)

Black Twitter: A People's History
73%
5.9/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Documentary
Watch on Hulu

Twitter is quite literally not what it used to be since Elon Musk took over the social media giant. The recently renamed X is also struggling to regain the relevance it once had. Hulu’s Black Twitter: A People’s History takes a look at the Black subculture on Twitter that gave rise to numerous memes and social media superstars.

The miniseries also touches on Black Twitter’s role in the rise of Black Lives Matter and other social justice causes that were amplified on social media. For years, the site was a cultural touchstone, and now, nobody is certain how long X can sustain itself.

Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons (2024)

Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons
7.3/10
43m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harvey Levin
Directed by
David Thies
Watch on Hulu
In the 1980s and even into the ’90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were two of the biggest action stars in Hollywood. Their rivalry eventually gave way to friendship, and they even joined forces as two of the faces behind Planet Hollywood. Now, Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons gets both Stallone and Schwarzenegger on camera to discuss their shared history together. And there are some surprising admissions along the way.

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise (2023)

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise
75%
7.0/10
113m
Genre
Documentary, Music
Stars
Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña, Bob Dylan
Directed by
Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle
Watch on Hulu

In the opening line of her memoir, Joan Baez was the first to admit that she’s been blessed with an extraordinary singing voice. But Baez’s talents aren’t limited to music, and she’s used her fame and platform to advocate for various causes to help shape a better world. Now, at the closing chapter of her 60-year career, Baez is sharing her life story in the documentary film Joan Baez: I Am a Noise.

During the present-day recordings, Baez opens up about her personal life in a way she hasn’t before. The documentary also features previously unreleased footage of Baez, as well as her diaries and therapy tapes in order to fully paint the picture of what she was going through at different times in her life. Now, Baez gets to write her own ending on her own terms.

The Space Race (2023)

The Space Race
71%
7.4/10
91m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight Jr., Charles Bolden
Directed by
Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
Watch on Hulu

Who was the first Black man in space? If history had gone another way, it could have been Ed Dwight, one of the subjects of The Space Race. This documentary goes back to 1961 and President John F. Kennedy’s attempt to integrate NASA during the early days of the Civil Rights movement. Dwight was given the chance to become an astronaut, but as he shared in his own words here, the pushback he received from inside NASA was intense.

While Dwight’s dreams were dashed, Guion “Guy” Bluford became the first Black American in space two decades later. Bluford’s story is also explored in this film, and so is the saga of Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, a Cuban cosmonaut and the first man of African heritage to go into space three years before Bluford did it.

The Lady Bird Diaries (2023)

The Lady Bird Diaries
8.2/10
pg-13
100m
Genre
Documentary
Directed by
Dawn Porter
Watch on Hulu
Lady Bird Johnson died in 2007, but Lyndon Johnson’s wife gets her voice renewed in The Lady Bird Diaries. The documentary lets Lady Bird Johnson tell her own story, using 123 hours of audio diaries she recorded from the assassination of John F. Kennedy through her husband’s presidential administration. Despite many events taking place decades ago, the multidimensional storytelling makes her come to life in a very present way.

Fire of Love (2022)

Fire of Love
7.6/10
pg
93m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Miranda July, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft
Directed by
Sara Dosa
Watch on Hulu
French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft loved each other, but they arguably loved volcanoes just as much. That love took them to Mount Unzen in Japan in 1991, where they were both killed during an eruption. Miranda July narrates their story, depicted through stunning archival footage. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

The League (2023)

The League
7.6/10
pg
103m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Lovell Gates, Jakkar Thompson, Clayton B. Stevens
Directed by
Sam Pollard
Watch on Hulu
The legacy of the Negro League is one still being told today, perhaps more acutely than ever following the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of baseball’s all-time greats, including Satchel Paige, played in the alternate to Major League Baseball. But while Jackie Robinson’s brave arrival to the Dodgers changed sports and society forever, the Negro League history has been left oft-forgotten — this documentary won’t let viewers forget it again.

Not Going Quietly (2021)

Not Going Quietly
7.8/10
96m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Ady Barkan, Elizabeth Jaff, Rachael King
Directed by
Nicholas Bruckman
Watch on Hulu
ALS is an extremely devastating diagnosis, but Ady Barkan has taken his situation in stride, becoming a world-renowned activist for health care reform. Not Going Quietly charts Barkan’s inspiring story, proving that, while ALS can slow down the strongest people, it can never stop them from achieving their goals.

The Jewel Thief (2023)

The Jewel Thief
6.6/10
r
100m
Genre
Documentary, Crime
Directed by
Landon Van Soest
Watch on Hulu
A Hulu original, The Jewel Thief is a firsthand account of Gerald Blanchard, who went from petty shoplifting to much more complex heists, as he both frustrated and impressed the law enforcement agencies that tried bringing him down. The story is a classic police chase drama told by those who actually lived it.

Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)

Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show
7.7/10
95m
Genre
Documentary, Comedy
Stars
Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert
Directed by
Josh Greenbaum
Watch on Hulu
The Dana Carvey Show only aired for seven episodes, but its impact is felt decades after its cancellation. Here are some of the alumni of the sketch comedy series’ writing staff: Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Carlock, and Greg Daniels (Louis C.K. was head writer). All of those comedians have gone on to leave a lasting imprint on comedy television and beyond. The documentary looks at the rise and fall of the series and how it sustains years later.

Hold Your Fire (2021)

Hold Your Fire
6.9/10
93m
Genre
Documentary
Directed by
Stefan Forbes
Watch on Hulu
At a time of heightened scrutiny over police shootings, Hold Your Fire has a pertinent message. The documentary takes a look at a famous hostage situation in New York City from 50 years ago. While police were expected to use force to end what turned into a three-day crisis, the NYPD used crisis negotiation tactics instead, forever changing the way these incidents were dealt with going forward. One police officer was killed in the incident, but all of the hostages were released safely. While a line can’t be drawn directly to every policing situation in America today, comparing the police tactics of then and now is a fascinating study.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021)

Three Minutes: A Lengthening
7.3/10
69m
Genre
Documentary, History
Stars
Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Kurtz, Moszek Tuchendler
Directed by
Bianca Stigter
Watch on Hulu
Ironically, Three Minutes is longer than three minutes but shorter than a typical documentary. The movie nonetheless packs a devastating punch. Helena Bonham Carter narrates as viewers are presented with a home video depicting a Jewish town in Poland in 1938 — before the Holocaust decimated Nasielsk and Europe’s larger Jewish community. The home video is only three minutes, but it is edited and played out in ways to point toward the lives being led by the Jewish community members that were cut tragically short. The rare footage from more than 80 years ago feels prescient at a moment when anti-Semitism is becoming more visible in the U.S.

Look At Me: XXXTentacion (2022)

Look At Me: XXXTentacion
75%
7.2/10
108m
Genre
Documentary, Music
Stars
XXXTentacion, Cleopatra Bernard, Geneva Ayala
Directed by
Sabaah Folayan
Watch on Hulu

Rapper XXXTentacion was killed during a robbery at the age of 20. Despite his brief life, the rapper became widely known for hit songs such as Sad, a more depressing, inwards look at a hip-hop star. He also became equally known for a variety of horrendous acts such as when he was awaiting trial on felony charges of aggravated battery and home invasion at the time of his murder, he allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend.

The documentary takes an unflinching look at XXXTentacion’s brief time in the spotlight, for better or worse. There is a redemptive arc in the movie, but it’s always balanced by the fact that the rapper did some terrible things during his life, and that will always be an inescapable part of a legacy still resonating in the hip-hop world.

Look At Me: XXXTENTACION | Official Trailer | Hulu

GameStop: Rise of the Players (2022)

GameStop: Rise of the Players
50%
5.8/10
r
94m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Justin Dopierala, Rod Alzmann, Dmitriy Kozin
Directed by
Jonah Tulis
Watch on Hulu

GameStop has seemed to be forgotten by the vast majority of people, but not by investors. Recently, they put the short squeeze on GameStop, leading the stock to rise by more than 2,500%.

GameStop: Rise of the Players chronicles the squeeze from the perspective of those involved, documenting a historic moment on Wall Street. Most of the time, the documentary upholds the investors as heroes, which doesn’t quite give the full picture. Nevertheless, it’s always endearing to see individuals try to take on billionaire behemoths.

Flee (2021)

Flee
91%
7.9/10
pg-13
89m
Genre
Documentary, Animation
Stars
Amin Nawabi, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh
Directed by
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Watch on Hulu
Documentaries don’t often take animated form, but when they do, the results can be stunning. Take Flee, a Danish documentary that follows Amin Nawabi, who is forced to utilize an alias for safety as he navigates his sexuality under a repressive regime in Afghanistan, ultimately fleeing to Denmark as a refugee. The film is all about self-discovery, and the animation style works to heighten the emotional impact of the film, becoming one of the most moving pieces of cinema of 2021, reminiscent of another recent animated documentary, Waltz With Bashir. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Enemies of the State (2021)

Enemies of the State
74%
6.1/10
103m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Joel Widman
Directed by
Sonia Kennebeck
Watch on Hulu
Like winding stories that seem to get crazier as they go along? Check out Enemies of the State. If the DeHart family seems too good to be true, that’s because at least one member is in the eyes of the government: son Matt DeHart. His follies on the dark web included an association with Anonymous and hosting a server for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. What follows is a tale of conspiracy theories, confusion, and accusations of being involved in child pornography. The movie is reminiscent in a lot of ways of Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden documentary that weaves its way through the same general destination as Enemies of the State. At times, this movie makes no sense. At other times, it’s impossible to look away from.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (2021)

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
70%
7.8/10
127m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Robert B. Weide, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sam Waterston
Directed by
Robert B. Weide, Don Argott
Watch on Hulu
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most famous authors of his time, penning classics such as Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast of Champions prior to his death in 2007. In Unstuck in Time, viewers look at the author through the prism of his friendship with Robert Weide, the filmmaker behind the documentary. Through this lens, viewers look back at Vonnegut’s life, as well as the novels that made him worth studying decades after the publishing of some of his most famous works. The movie can drag on for too long (it’s more than two hours in length), but it tells a worthy and humanizing story from the perspective of a friend.

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
96%
8/10
pg-13
117m
Genre
Documentary, Music
Stars
Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Jackson
Directed by
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Watch on Hulu
Everyone knows about Woodstock and the indelible legacy the festival left on the American psyche. Not enough people know about 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival, though. Behind director Questlove, audiences get a front-row seat to a concert that seems to have rivaled Woodstock in terms of musical cache, featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, The 5th Dimension, and Gladys Knight & the Pips. While the film is partly an action-jammed concert, the documentarians don’t shy away from trying to understand why the Harlem Cultural Festival didn’t resonate in the same way Woodstock did. The movie also doesn’t feel like a vestige of the 1960s so much as an application of the 1960s soul into present-day air. The documentary has cleaned up during awards season, picking up the Audience Award and Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival before recently winning Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
Summer Of Soul | A Questlove Jawn | Trailer | Hulu

Pharma Bro (2021)

Pharma Bro
5/10
87m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Martin Shkreli, Ghostface Killah, Billy the Fridge
Directed by
Brent Hodge
Watch on Hulu
It’s difficult to find many contemporary business executives more reviled than Martin Shkreli, who gained notoriety in 2015 after raising the price of Daraprim by 5500%. Shkreli was eventually arrested for securities fraud and is in prison. That didn’t stop Brent Hodge from making a documentary about the notorious villain, who has made declarations about finding a cure for COVID-19. The documentary provides a fascinating look at Shkreli, who seems to relish in his fame, even if it has made him hated. Hodge could stand to take a more critical look at drug price gouging, however, as it’s the incident that landed Shkreli in the spotlight in the first place.

The First Wave (2021)

The First Wave
85%
6.7/10
r
94m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Dr Nathalie Douge, Alexis Ellis, Kellie Wunsch
Directed by
Matthew Heineman
Watch on Hulu
Maybe you’ve heard enough about COVID-19 at this point, but if you’re ready to revisit the early days of the pandemic, The First Wave takes viewers inside New York City’s hardest-hit hospital systems in the early days of 2020. Examining the “first wave” from March to June 2020, this film focuses on the doctors, nurses, and patients on the frontlines of one of the greatest medical crises the nation has ever seen.
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Dead Asleep (2021)

Dead Asleep
5.7/10
86m
Genre
Documentary
Directed by
Skye Borgman
Watch on Hulu
Dead Asleep takes a look at the case of Randy Herman Jr., who used sleepwalking as a defense for a brutal murder. Herman stabbed his roommate 25 times, killing her in 2017. The crime is shocking and disturbing, as is the defense Herman put forward. The documentary takes a look at the plausibility of the case and where Herman is now, never losing sight of the victim in the devastating murder. The documentary comes from Skye Boegman, who also directed Abducted In Plain Sight.

Jacinta (2021)

Jacinta
7.4/10
105m
Genre
Documentary
Directed by
Jessica Earnshaw
Watch on Hulu
Addiction is a disease, and a difficult one to conquer at that. While the media is full of depictions of families trying to support one person through addiction, there are fewer depictions of the generational problem it poses. In Jacinta, the eponymous lead is a 26-year-old caught up in trying to recover while imprisoned at the Maine Correctional Center. Jacinta desperately wants to reconnect with her infant daughter, who lives with her paternal grandparents. She isn’t alone in prison, though — her mother, another struggling addict, is there right along with Jacinta. The documentary is a searing portrayal of how addiction can tear families apart and simultaneously find a way to bring them together in the most unexpected ways. Director Jessica Earnshaw earned the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award for the documentary at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Waiting Room (2012)

The Waiting Room
84%
7.1/10
81m
Genre
Drama, Documentary, Romance
Directed by
Peter Nicks
Watch on Hulu
The American medical system has been under the gun for many years, but there aren’t many definitive documentaries detailing the sordid problems within the country’s infrastructure. The Waiting Room exams the staff at Highland Hospital in Oakland, which sees patients regardless of insurance status. Filmmaker Peter Nicks — seen more recently following high school students in Homeroom — treats everyone in the film with dignity, cognizant of the fact that monetary differences shouldn’t change the standard of care at hospitals. The doctors and nurses clearly have an uphill battle, making it uplifting when they succeed but devastating when limitations beyond their control hamper efforts to aid those most in need. Arguably the biggest indictment on the importance of the film is how relevant it remains almost 10 years after its initial release.

Totally Under Control (2020)

Totally Under Control
80%
7.6/10
123m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Alex Gibney, Scott Becker, Taison Bell
Directed by
Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger
Watch on Hulu
The coronavirus pandemic remains an ongoing scourge across the globe, but it’s not too early to begin looking at how the world has arrived at its current point. There is an endless number of stories and decisions to discuss surrounding COVID-19, and Totally Under Control looks at the United States government’s response to the crisis, studying it through the eyes of public health officials. Like so much of the current situation, it’s almost impossible to extract politics from the crisis, and filmmaker Alex Gibney doesn’t try, recognizing how greatly the response differed from that of the previous administration. The documentary is a difficult watch, as so many people have been personally affected by the pandemic and still are — the timeliness of the film is a feature, not a bug. It’s also bound to make people from all walks of life outraged.

Homeroom (2021)

Homeroom
68%
5.3/10
90m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Denilson Garibo, Libby Schaaf
Directed by
Peter Nicks
Watch on Hulu
At Oakland High School in Oakland, California, the senior class of 2020 was not just faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. They weren’t just faced with the George Floyd protests, either. They had to deal with all that, as well as the circumstances unique to their own situation in a city where crime is high, health care is non-existent, and the public school system isn’t always adequately prepared to usher students along their life journeys. Director Peter Nicks documents the heartbreak the students suffer through each day of their final year, from seeing a pandemic upend their worlds to some troubles they still would have gone through even if the world didn’t change in March 2020. While there is a certain sense of sadness seeing the things these students would never experience, it’s hard not to be left with a sense of hope about how hard teenagers are fighting to overcome the myriad of adversity they face every day.
Homeroom - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

McCartney 3, 2, 1 (2021)

McCartney 3, 2, 1
85%
8.8/10
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin
Watch on Hulu
This series focuses on Beatles legend Paul McCartney as he does a deep dive into his life with famed producer Rick Rubin in a series of intimate interviews. Over six episodes, McCartney discusses everything from his work with The Beatles and Wings to how he comes up with the solo singles he’s still pumping out now after numerous decades in the industry. With Summer of Soul also coming to Hulu in July, it’s the perfect month to reflect on the music that defined a generation and continues to influence musical artists across the industry today. McCartney 3, 2, 1 may be of particular interest to Beatles and McCartney superfans, and it’s always interesting to see a master at work.

A Glitch in the Matrix (2021)

A Glitch in the Matrix
62%
5.2/10
108m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Nick Bostrom, Joshua Cooke, Erik Davis
Directed by
Rodney Ascher
Watch on Hulu
If you already have a headache, skip this next paragraph. Imagine that nothing around you really exists. It can also just fall away in an instant, faster than a snap of Thanos’ fingers. Instead, we’re all just living in a simulation. That’s the mind-numbing premise behind A Glitch in the Matrix, a documentary that almost plays out like a horror story. The movie pulls plenty from science fiction, allowing for the possibility that maybe the simulation theory is just another fantasy. Then again, there are forces out that might counter the simulation theory because they hold all the power and don’t want to be exposed as the simulation begins to crumble. Yes, the rabbit hole is deep.

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021)

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
61%
6.6/10
104m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Adam Neumann
Directed by
Jed Rothstein
Watch on Hulu
WeWork is a fascinating company built on the idea of providing flexible real estate spaces around the globe, particularly for tech startups. It was founded by an even more fascinating man, Israeli American Adam Neumann. The documentary demonstrates a cult of personality around Neumann, whose eccentric ways worked for a while, only for it to all crash down around him due to a scandal involving disclosures needed for an IPO. As a result, Neumann was forced out of his company, and the value of WeWork plummeted (hence the title), before the company declared bankruptcy in 2023. The documentary has drawn comparisons to Fyre Fraud, although WeWork arguably suffers from focusing too much on Neumann and not enough on the machinations of his company and employees. Nevertheless, WeWork is one of the most intriguing businesses in recent memory (Apple TV+ is also dramatizing much of the same ground with an upcoming project with Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway), and seeing its rise and fall is appealing.

Sasquatch (2021)

Sasquatch
76%
6.2/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Documentary, Mystery, Crime
Stars
David Holthouse
Created by
Joshua Rofé
Watch on Hulu
People often fear what they don’t know. The idea of a Sasquatch has often terrified people, that there could be something bigger than us and scarier than us lurking in the shadows of our forests, out of sight until it decides to wreak havoc on our lives. But documentaries don’t usually dive into the supernatural … so could Sasquatches be real after all? Sasquatch, which takes the form of a limited series rather than a feature-length documentary, follows an investigative journalist jumping into the Redwoods 25 years after a triple homicide that was allegedly committed by a Sasquatch. As he investigates, journalist David Holthouse also finds himself among the violent criminals of the region, which generate just as much terror as the mythical creature.

kid 90 (2021)

kid 90
67%
6.8/10
pg-13
71m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Soleil Moon Frye, David Arquette, Stephen Dorff
Directed by
Soleil Moon Frye
Watch on Hulu
Soleil Moon Frye is having a moment. Fresh off the heels of starring in Peacock’s revival of Punky Brewster, the former child star gets behind the camera with Kid 90, a documentary built from the videos Frye recorded herself when she was a child actor and growing up in the limelight with fellow kid stars such as Saved By the Bell‘s Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Beverly Hills 90210‘s Brian Austin Green. Most people watch home videos now with glee with the family’s one working VCR, but it’s always interesting to peer into the private lives of others, especially someone who was riding the fame train like Frye was at the time. For those nostalgic about all things ’90s pop culture, Kid 90 will take you on a fascinating trip down memory lane.
kid 90 - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself (2020)

Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself
82%
8.2/10
pg-13
90m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Derek DelGaudio, Hal Schulman, Marina Abramović
Directed by
Frank Oz
Watch on Hulu
This documentary is unique in and of itself. Directed by Frank Oz, the movie is essentially a filmed version of Derek DelGaudio’s one-man illusionist show, which ran Off-Broadway for an incredible 72 weeks. DelGaudio has won numerous awards and has worked with the likes of Disney and TruTV. This movie, however, will likely be his biggest exposure to a national audience yet. The film takes a more existential path than just a simple show of illusions, creating a more powerful story. It helps having the backing of big names like Stephen Colbert and Frank Oz.
Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

I Am Greta (2020)

I Am Greta
69%
7.7/10
97m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Greta Thunberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, António Guterres
Directed by
Nathan Grossman
Watch on Hulu
There are a number of existential crises facing the world right now, one just as dire as the next. The effects of climate change are particularly dangerous, with the warming of the Earth already creating massive consequences, both for now and the future. Stepping into a void of notable public figures tackling the crisis is Greta Thunberg, an 18-year-old from Sweden who has spent the past couple of years demanding action, both in public forums and in private conversations with major politicians. I Am Greta follows the passionate activist closely, from her school strikes to her famous UN speech.

Minding the Gap (2018)

Minding the Gap
89%
8/10
93m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Keire Johnson, Zack Mulligan, Bing Liu
Directed by
Bing Liu
Watch on Hulu
Skateboarding may not strike everyone as the most fascinating prism to view life through, but those people haven’t seen Minding the Gap. Bing Liu spends the movie documenting the lives of his skateboarding friends, Keire and Zack. The stories of all have tragic elements, with Zack trapped in a vicious cycle of abuse and struggling in a contentious relationship with a child involved. Meanwhile, Keire is trying to find a way to leave Illinois and move to Denver to better himself and start on the next chapter of his life. The film is understated and nuanced, finding ways to constantly connect with an audience. The movie was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

Three Identical Strangers (2018)

Three Identical Strangers
81%
7.6/10
pg-13
97m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Lawrence Wright
Directed by
Tim Wardle
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Imagine discovering you have a twin brother you never knew about. Now, imagine discovering you’re actually part of a set of triplets. That unbelievable discovery forms the basis for Three Identical Strangers, detailing how Edward Galland, David Kellman, and Robert Shafran came to discover each other by chance after growing up in separate adopted families. Their reunion led to a rise in fame and popularity, but it also brought questions about how they became separated in the first place, adding a sinister and sad element as each brother battles mental health problems. It’s the ultimate “nature vs. nurture” debate, played out in real life before our very own eyes.

Fyre Fraud (2019)

Fyre Fraud
66%
6.8/10
96m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Billy McFarland, Jia Tolentino, Vickie Seger
Directed by
Julia Willoughby Nason, Jenner Furst
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The Fyre Festival of 2017 was such a spectacular failure that it inspired two very similar documentaries that were released around the same time in 2019. Beating Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened to the punch, Fyre Fraud details the music festival better known for cheese sandwiches and Lord of the Flies vibes than bass beats and mingling singles. The biggest difference between the documentaries is Fyre Fraud‘s inclusion of an interview with festival mastermind Billy McFarland, revealing the fractured yet relentless ego of a man who now sits in a prison cell.

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020)

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
67%
6.9/10
90m
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale
Directed by
Andrew Fried
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Everyone knows what Lin-Manuel Miranda has been up to lately, but what was he doing before he became the sensation behind In the Heights and Hamilton? He was part of a hip-hop improv group called Freestyle Love Supreme, which engaged audiences and hinted at Miranda’s particular set of skills that would come into focus with Hamilton. The group performed on Broadway for a few months from October 2019 to January 2020, so the documentary focuses on the rise of the group and their individual members, an origin story not known by many outside of the Hamilton die-hard population.
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The best anime on Netflix right now
One Piece anime key art featuring the main cast in a colorful environment.

Netflix is an ideal mainstream platform for watching the best anime. While its high-budget originals are the biggest attractions, including the live-action adaptation of One Piece, the streamer's anime library is incredibly diverse. Every anime fan will be well-catered to thanks to the range of genres Netflix covers between its movies and TV shows.

The medium is more accessible than ever and the service has plenty of variety. Even so, newcomers can be overwhelmed with choices. Thankfully, this list streamlines things by focusing on the platform's highlights. This guide is updated monthly to ensure fans have a consistent rundown of the best anime on Netflix right now.
If you want more options, check out our other guides to the best anime on Hulu and the best anime available on Amazon Prime Video.

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The best classic movies on Netflix right now
Doc and Marty in a scene from Back to the Future.

Without Universal Pictures' library of films, Netflix's lineup of classic movies would be extremely disappointing. From Netflix's perspective, it may simply be cheaper to pump out original movies rather than pay up to give subscribers a blast from the past. And it's impossible not to notice that several classic movies including Amadeus, Footloose, Born on the Fourth of July, and A Nightmare on Elm Street are no longer streaming on Netflix.

It's a good thing Universal came through with Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, The Breakfast Club, and Conan the Barbarian. It's hard to field a selection of films that's more '80s than those titles. You can find those flicks and the rest of our selections below in our roundup of the best classic movies on Netflix right now.
Back to the Future (1985)

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The 33 best sitcoms on Netflix right now (July 2024)
The cast of That '90s Show.

For most of 2024, Netflix has spoiled sitcom fans by adding a number of classic TV comedies including Reba, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, and My Wife and Kids. Even more recent hits like The Conners and How I Met Your Mother have come to Netflix this year. But in July, there's a distinct lack of fresh sitcom selections. The only real option this month for new programing is the second season of That '90s Show, which is another Netflix original.

That's also why we've looked to Netflix's past for our second selection of the month: Grace & Frankie. That series was one of Netflix's first original sitcoms, and it had a seven-season run, which is an eternity for a streaming show. You can find that series and all of our other picks for the best sitcoms on Netflix below.

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