Do you enjoy a good documentary from time to time? Check out our list of the best documentaries streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video right now. We always keep this post updated, so bookmark it and check back regularly.
As much as I love to binge watch entertaining shows and movies (and I do!), I also love a good documentary. I love how I can be entertained and learn something new at the same time.
I also love exposing our children to documentaries so they aren’t watching the same cartoons over and over again. Watching documentaries together is a great family activity.
We use documentaries to supplement our homeschool curriculum. So, over the years, both of the girls have really come to enjoy watching documentaries with us.
Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and Disney+ make discovering new documentaries to watch so easy! There are always great documentaries that I’ve been wanting to watch and ones that I have never even heard of. It’s great! You can also find some interesting documentaries on YouTube.
If you haven’t watched the ones I’ve listed below, make sure to watch them while they’re available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video or Disney+.
And if you’ve watched all of these documentaries and are looking for some new ones, be sure to check out CuriosityStream. It’s an entire streaming service dedicated to documentaries!
Here’s that list of must-watch documentaries streaming now
Documentaries on Netflix
A Plastic Ocean
Disney Nature Oceans
National Parks Adventure
Guatemala: Heart of the Mayan World
Day the Dinosaurs Died
Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Dancing with the Birds
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Documentaries on Hulu
Tiny Shoulders: Re-Thinking Barbie
Far From the Tree
The Biggest Little Farm
Passage to Mars
K2: Beyond the Comfort Zone
March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
The Riot and the Dance: Earth
Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?
Documentaries on Prime Video
United States of Tents
Life Off Grid
Secrets of Quantum Physics
The Far Green Country
Living in the Future’s Past
The Men Who Built America
World War 1 – America and the Great War
Alien Artifacts: The Lost World
America: The Story of Us
How the Universe Works
The Dust Bowl
The Ultimate Civil War Series
Inventions That Shook the World
Documentaries on Disney+
Disney Nature Bears
Born in China
Disney Nature Chimpanzee
Giants of the Deep Blue
Disney Nature Wings of Life
The African Lion
Apollo Missions to the Moon
Before the Flood
How Dogs Got Their Shapes
Tree Climbing Lions
Secrets of the King Cobra
Man Among Cheetahs
Los Treasures of the Maya
These are just a handful of the documentaries that are currently streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Prime Video. There are more educational shows and movies listed on each of these streaming services to explore!
And don’t forget to check out CuriosityStream for more great documentaries!