New Documentaries 2022

Updated: July 12, 2022 by Steve

Get all of the important details about new documentaries on the way for 2022. Watch preview videos, learn rare facts, and more.

Street Food USA

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Release Date: Tuesday, July 26 on Netflix. Overview: Learn about this beloved American food and get to know the people that make it in this Netflix documentary.

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The Last Movie Stars

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Release Date: Thursday, July 21 on HBO Max. Overview: Directed by Ethan Hawke, The Last Movie Stars documentary is a six-part series that chronicles the lives of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in great depth.

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The Day The Music Died: American Pie

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Release Date: Tuesday, July 19 on Paramount Plus. Overview: Don McLean shares secrets behind his iconic 1971 song "American Pie" that went on to become a #1 hit for four weeks the followong year. The song brought about a shift in consciousness and now a new generation of artists are inspired by the same values that inspired Don McLean.

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Girl in the Picture

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Release Date: On Netflix Wednesday, July 6. Overview: Sharon Marshall's mysterious death followed by her son's kidnapping bring to light a 30-year old mystery about her true identity.

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Leave No Trace

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Release Date: On Hulu. Overview: Learn the hidden history of abuse behind the Boy Scouts of America.

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How to Change Your Mind

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Release Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 on Netflix. Series Overview: The mind-altering substances LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline are the focus of this documentary series where the presenters explore history and ponder the potential value of these substances in today's world.

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The Sessions: Draymond Green

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Release Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 on Prime Video. Overview: Get a deep look inside the mind of NBA superstar player for the Golden State Warriors Draymond Green.

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Release Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 on Hulu. Overview: A look at the deaths of young women due to childbirth complications and an urgent call to action for this US maternal health crisis.

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The Future Of

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Release Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 on Netflix. Series Overview: From pets to house plants, what we eat to how we date, this documentary series looks into the future and explores the answer to how much our daily lives will be impacted by technology. The Future Of is a series by Ezra Klein and Joe Posner, the creators of the Netflix documentary series Explained.

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John McEnroe Documentary

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Release Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 streaming on SHOWTIME. Overview: McEnroe is a documentary film that follows John McEnroe as he speaks candidly on his court performance and personality as well as his personal life.

Featured People

  • Bj√∂rn Borg
  • Billie Jean King
  • John McEnroe

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Release Date: May 26, 2022 on Hulu. Overview: Look At Me: XXXTENTACION is a documentary film based on the life of a young rap recording superstar named Jahseh Onfroy who tragically became a victim of violence that shocked the world. The documentary features family, friends, and love interests plus rare footage of XXXTENTACION that reveals a seldom-seen aspect of his life.

People Behind The Scenes

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Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

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Release Date: June 8, 2022. Overview: Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is a Netflix docuseries about the leader of a polygamist religious sect named Warren Jeffs who married several women including children. Years later his victims are able to speak about the abuse they endured.

People Behind The Scenes

  • Rachel Dretzin - Director
  • Jeff Skoll - Executive Producer
  • Diane Weyermann - Executive Producer
  • Miura Kite - Executive Producer
  • Zachary Herrmann - Executive Producer
  • Rachel Dretzin - Executive Producer
  • Alison Dammann - Executive Producer
  • Grace McNally - Co-Director/Co-Producer

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