10 Best Documentaries of 2022 On Netflix That Kept Us On Our Toes


Netflix is usually associated with web series and movies. However, there are several documentaries on Netflix that have gained popularity. Documentaries might sound like they are boring to watch but Netflix has proven us wrong by producing some of the best documentaries the world has watched till now. Documentaries by Netflix are very informative and eye-opening and often convey all that is needed in a pleasant and engaging manner. Here is a list of the 1o best documentaries of 2022 on Netflix that you can still watch before the year ends:

1. The Tinder Swindler 

Today we are in an age where the use of dating apps is very rampant. There is a huge risk that comes with being on dating apps and one of them is being scammed by the person you swipe right with. The documentary deals with a case of three women who get scammed by a fraudster for millions of dollars. They come together with the evidence in an attempt to recover their money and catch the ‘swindler’

2. The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

It’s been 60 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe and there are still more questions than answers. This documentary delves into archives to bring out rare and unseen documents. It contains unheard audio recordings of friends of the star that had more to say about the pop icon. It reveals new details about her death that makes us question everything we know about her.

3. Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King

Trust No One is another investigative documentary dealing with the disappearance of Gerry Cotten- the founder of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. His disappearance is associated with the missing 250 million dollars from his own firm. A bunch of cryptocurrency investigators come together to investigate this and emphasize the basic principle of cryptocurrency- trust no one. It is a must-watch for all the crypto guys out there.

4. Indian Predator- The Butcher Of Delhi 

The Indian Predators franchise is a perfect attempt to bring out and make people aware of the serial killers in India. It is one of the largest documentaries of 2022 on Netflix.

The first docuseries in the franchise deals with the deadly serial killer of Delhi Chandrakant Jha, who killed 18 people and the inept police investigations around those killings. It is an ideal documentary for true crime addicts.

5. Indian Predator: Murder In A Courtroom 

The docuseries revolves around the lynching of mobster and serial rapist Akku Yadav. The rapist was enabled by the police officers enraging the many women that he had abused. A final end was put to all of his acts when 200-400 enraged women lynched and killed him as he was about to appear for a bail hearing.


6. Indian predator- The Diary Of A Serial Killer 

The docuseries is about Raja Kolander- a murderer and possible cannibal from Uttar Pradesh. He came into the limelight as a suspect in a journalist’s murder and that’s when his diary was discovered revealing 13 other victims. These docuseries will give you chills and is a must-watch


7. Beast of Bangalore: Indian Predator 

The Beast of Bangalore, a police officer turned killer named Reddy kept the women of Karnataka up late at night for fear of what would happen to them. The docuseries deals with this notorious murderer in an intriguing manner. It is the fourth instalment of the Indian predator franchise.

8. Harry & Meghan

The Royal Family is the most talked about topic in today’s media, especially after Queen Elizabeth’s death and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s controversial exit from the family. Although royal life is talked about so much, not many secrets of the family are known to the public. Harry and Meghan talk about their relationship and what led them to denounce their royal status in this Netflix documentary.

9. Formula 1: Drive to Survive

This one is for all the F1 fanatics. Get a close look into the lives of all the people involved in the organisation and execution of the world’s greatest racing competition. It covers all aspects of F1 that one needs to know about. It’s an ongoing docuseries that deals with how everyone in the racing industry -on and off tracks- lives a fast-paced life and how they truly drive to survive.

10. The Elephant Whisperers:

It is a wholesome documentary that revolves around a couple who devotedly take care of a baby elephant. Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, this documentary follows the couple in real-time and has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. This heartwarming documentary is about a blended family in the Theppakadu Elephant camp within the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in South India. Grab a box of tissues cause it will leave you in tears!

These were the best documentaries of 2022 on Netflix that guarantee knowledge and entertainment from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have any new year plans yet, I’m sure watching these would be a fun activity, giving a whole new meaning to “Netflix and chill”

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