19 Best Crime Documentaries on Hulu

If you are tired of CSI and other crime TV Shows, check out our list of the best crime documentaries on Hulu. At least you will know that this isn’t something made up to keep you on your toes.

The fact that crime documentaries are almost always based on true events is a part of their appeal. Also, the topics these documentaries investigate are full of tension and keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. But these documentaries are not easy to make, especially if they are about a complicated case or the directors don’t have access to all the facts and people involved. This is why some crime documentaries turn out really good and engaging and others turn out to be a complete disaster; there is rarely a middle ground.

 19 Best Crime Documentaries on Hulu


Crime documentaries are interesting, but you shouldn’t spend too much time watching them, for your own safety. There are some studies (although ones which used small sample sizes) which indicate that watching crime documentaries causes real fear. After people see a crime documentary about a serial killer, for example, they begin to wonder whether that could happen to them or in their neighborhood. The same studies showed that fictionalized TV shows and even news coverage of the same crimes didn’t have the same effect. However, if you are dwad set on watching crime documentaries about violent events and are positive that they won’t have a negative effect on you, then check out our list of the 15 Best Serial Killer Documentaries on Amazon Prime Hulu and Netflix.

A joint venture of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX), Hulu was founded in 2006 and launched in 2007. Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) now owns a 10% stake in the venture as well. Hulu carries programming from a multitude of television channels and companies, including A&E, CBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Discovery Communications. The platform also produces its own original programming. Hulu is planning to launch a live television streaming service later this year.

In order to get our list of best crime documentaries on Hulu, we have searched through a complete catalog of Hulu documentaries available on Something to Stream. After identifying documentaries related to the subject of crime, we ranked them according to their IMDb rating. The best rated gained entry onto our list. From serial killers to celebrity felons, there is lots of interesting stuff; let’s check them all out.