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Black Documentaries on Hulu

Documentaries allow us to get up-close and personal with topics we've never experienced or have no knowledge of. Viewers see the detailed lives of people who have gone through great distress and the extremely privileged lives of others. 

These emotional Hulu documentaries follow stories of African American struggle and success in systems that disproportionately affect them. 

Best Black Documentaries on Hulu

Queen Collective 2019: Ballet After Dark
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Not Specified (Director)

Queen Collective: Ballet After Dark

After surviving a violent attack, Tyde-Courtney Edwards founds a group of survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. (Stream on Hulu)

Queen Collective 2019: If There is Light
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Not Specified (Director)

Queen Collective: If There is Light

Fourteen-year-old Janiyah wrestles with her life in New York as her mom tries to move her family out of the shelter system.  (Stream on Hulu)

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Around the Way

Stacey Abrams, Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, Mali Hunter, Deborah VanTrece, and J.I.D talk to the past, present, and future of Black experiences in Atlanta: a major cultural capital and one of America’s wealthiest Black communities. (Stream on Hulu)

Living on Soul
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Gabe Roth (Actors)

Living on Soul

Filmed during their three-night, sold-out residency at the historic Apollo Theater, this hybrid docu-concert film features the late great Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, and the rest of the Grammy-nominated Daptone Records family. (Stream on Hulu)

B. B. King on the Road

This documentary takes viewers through the days spent traveling and the nights spent performing in between life’s milestones featuring new and exclusive contributions from B.B. King as he began to wind down touring.  (Stream on Hulu)

Underground, Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Misha Green (Producer)


An unflinching story of plantation slaves that band together for the fight of their lives–for their families, their future, and their freedom. (Stream on Hulu)

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Grace Jones (Actor)

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. (Stream on Hulu)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chi Chi Mizrahi, Gia Marie Love, Divo Pink Lady (Actors)


25 years after Paris Is Burning' introduced the art of voguing to the world, Kiki revisits New York City's thriving underground ballroom scene. (Stream on Hulu)

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Crime + Punishment

This film chronicles the real struggles of a group of whistleblower cops in NYC as they fight back against the illegal arrest quotas they’re pressured. (Stream on Hulu)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams, DJ Hollygrove, O.G. Ron C. (Actors)

Black Market: Dispatches

A look inside the world of illegal goods and services and how contraband moves across borders. (Stream on Hulu)

If you're looking for more Black Stories on Hulu, you can also choose from Popular TV, Popular Movies, Black Creators, Drama, Black Female Leads, Comedy, Black Leads, and Reality TV.

People also ask:

Does Hulu have any documentaries?

Hulu's amazing documentary selection includes films that relate directly to each of those occasions. Hulu offers the proper documentaries to match the mood for the month, from stories of brotherly love (Three Identical Strangers) to acknowledgments of significant milestones in Black history and culture (MLK/FBI, Summer of Soul).

Is Hulu a black-owned company?

The Walt Disney Company owns the majority of Hulu, with Comcast's NBCUniversal maintaining a minority share.

Where can I watch black movies?

If you want to see more Black movies, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu all have hundreds of them categorized by genre.

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Does Hulu have good movies?

  1. Parasite.
  2. Akira.
  3. Sputnik.
  4. Palm Springs.
  5. Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
  6. Let the Right One In.
  7. Star Trek: First Contact.
  8. The Act of Killing.

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