The Best 2022 Netflix Documentary Films

Netflix offers a variety of original films every year and their 2022 documentary films are perhaps among thier most intriguing. This year's Netflix Original docs cover multiple topics like conmen, Boeing, and cryptocurrency. For those true-crime fans at hoem, you'll definitely want to check out The Tinder Swinder, Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, and The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes. If you love nature docs, then Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale will most likely be your jam. No matter which Netflix doc you watch this year, you won't be disappointed.

But which one of these 2022 Netflix documentaries is the best? You can help decide by voting up your all your favorites. That will get the best docu film to the top of the list. Be sure to check back as new and upcoming Netflix docs are added to the list once they are released throughout the year.


  • Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King
    Video: YouTube
    Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King is a 2022 American documentary film directed by Luke Sewell. A group of cryptocurrency investors investigate the untimely death of their exchange's founder, Gerry Cotten as well as the $250 million that they suspect he stole from them.
    • Directed by: Luke Sewell
  • Halftime
    Video: YouTube

    One of the most professionally transformative periods in Jennifer Lopez's life is documented in this Netflix original, directed by Amanda Micheli . Watch as she navigates award season and creating one of the most influential Super Bowl Halftime shows of all time. 

    Halftime is a 2022 American documentary film directed by Amanda Micheli. Global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of life in the spotlight in this intimate documentary.
    • Actors: Jennifer Lopez
    • Directed by: Amanda Micheli
  • Civil: Ben Crump
    Video: YouTube
    An intimate vérité look following the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump as he challenges America to come to terms with what it owes his clients -- including the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
    • Directed by: Nadia Hallgren

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  • Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale
    Video: YouTube
    Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale is a 2022 British nature documentary film directed by Renée Godfrey. Narrated by Regé-Jean Page, the film shows how bonds within different groups of animals are necessary for survival in Botswana's Kalahari Desert during a severe dry season.
    • Actors: Regé-Jean Page
    • Directed by: Renée Godfrey, Matt Meech
  • Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
    Video: YouTube
    An investigation into the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, exploring both the root causes and the human cost.
    • Directed by: Rory Kennedy
  • The Tinder Swindler
    Video: YouTube
    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.
    • Actors: Kristoffer Kumar, Pernilla Sjöholm, Erlend Ofte Arntsen
    • Directed by: Felicity Morris

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