11 Best Medical Documentaries on Hulu

Let’s take a look at the best medical documentaries on Hulu, shall we?

Did you know that average life expectancy in the world now stands at more than 71 years? This may not surprise you unless you also know that 60 years ago the life expectancy was just below 50 years and at the beginning of the 20th century, it was around 30 years. Pretty impressive isn’t it?

There are lots of reasons for this, but the most important one is our advancements in the field of medicine. The biggest breakthroughs happened in the early 20th century, when antibiotics were discovered and vaccinations started to be regularly given. In the last 50 years, medicine has become more focused on managing the conditions of some diseases instead of hopelessly trying to figure out how to beat them completely. Does this mean progress in medicine has slowed down? Not at all. If you take a look at the advancements in the past decade, you will realize that each year there is another major breakthrough in treating a certain disease.

11 Best Medical Documentaries on Hulu


Unfortunately, documentary makers don’t like to talk much about these advancements or breakthroughs in the world of medicine. Their focus tends to be on controversial issues, including those that surround the field of medicine, like how bad healthcare system or how high the drug prices are. Of course, there are also some exceptions, but not as many as you might think.

In order to form the list of the best medical documentaries on Hulu, we browsed through Something to Stream‘s list of documentaries you can stream on Hulu. Although the selection wasn’t ideal, we managed to find a respectable number of those that are related to medicine in some way. We then ranked them according to their IMDb rating and formed our list. Let’s take a look.

If you are also interested in other topics, we recommend also checking out our list of the 37 Best Documentaries on Hulu Right Now.