The Best Documentary Movies Of 2022

The best 2022 documentaries give audiences a glimpse of the world around us like we've never seen it. They're primed to show you something new even if the subject is somewhat familiar like Beanie Mania from HBO Max. You can even learn a bit more about famous athletes such as Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep.The Tinder Swindler is a prime example of a Netflix documentary that you can watch right now if you have a subscription. You'll be able to experience history, politics, and collectibles through the best documentary movies of 2022.

You'll see the world in a whole new way with these documentary films from 2022. But which one deserves to be at the of this list? You get to help decide with your votes. Vote up your favorite 2022 docs so other film fans know which new documentaries to watch this year. Then be sure to check back as upcoming 2022 docs are added to the list as they are released.

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  • Fire of Love
    26 votes
    • Directed by: Sara Dosa
    Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft die in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing some of ...more
  • Moonage Daydream
    8 votes
    • Directed by: Brett Morgen
    Featuring never-before-seen footage and performances, filmmaker Brett Morgen explores David Bowie's creative, spiritual and musical journey.
    • Directed by: Rory Kennedy
    An investigation into the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, exploring both the root causes and the human cost.
  • The Tinder Swindler
    • Actors: Kristoffer Kumar, Pernilla Sjöholm, Erlend Ofte Arntsen
    • Directed by: Felicity Morris
    The Tinder Swindler is a 2022 British documentary directed by Felicity Morris. A con man uses a popular dating site to trick women out of millions of dollars.

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    • Actors: Carl Icahn, Bill Gates, Oliver Stone
    • Directed by: Bruce David Klein
    Icahn The Restless Billionaire is a 2022 American documentary film directed by Bruce David Klein. Explores the fascinating contradictions at the heart of the famed financier, Carl Icahn. Amassing ...more
    • Directed by: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
    A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, "Hallelujah."