There's nothing better than sitting down in front of a good docu series or old-fashioned documentary to educate yourself. Whether it's finding out about Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic in Tiger King or checking out The Elephant Queen on Disney Plus, there is plenty to enjoy - but here are our top picks when it comes to streaming platforms…

Discover the best options for streaming a huge range of documentaries.

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There is a decent selection of documentaries on CBS All Access in the form of CBSN Originals. Whether it’s feminism, the war on science or the Amazon Fires, you’re spoilt for choice. Plus you can check out top CBS titles and try the platform for free.

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As the platform which focuses purely on documentaries, CuriosityStream is the number one place for on-demand education. From space to technology, there is plenty to check out – and the subscription is outrageously cheap, too!

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Top Hulu Originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale available on the platform
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Choose from history, horror, science fiction and more

While some may think Hulu is just the place for hit originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale, there are plenty of documentaries too. Examples include Minding The Gap, Three Identical Strangers and Love, Gilda. Plus this platform comes with a free trial so it’s worth a go!

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