Welcome to our list of the best new documentaries of 2023! Documentaries have the power to educate, inspire, and bring about change by highlighting important issues and stories that deserve to be told.

This year, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most highly anticipated and buzz-worthy documentary films that you can freely watch online in 2023. From in-depth explorations of cultural phenomena to intimate profiles of fascinating individuals, these documentaries offer something for every viewer.

Whether you’re a documentary fanatic or simply looking for a thought-provoking watch, I’m confident that you’ll find something on this list that resonates with you.

1. Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus 

PBS Frontline investigates Pegasus, a powerful spyware sold to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group.

Surveillance technologies like Pegasus are “a military weapon used against civilians, and the civilians, they don’t have any mechanism to help them in seeking justice,” says Laurent Richard, founder of Forbidden Films and one of the producers of the film.

2. How Did Humans Evolve?

Paleoanthropologists discover important clues about the missing link between apes and humans.

Their findings provide fascinating insights into the lives of our ancestors and help shed light on crucial steps in our evolution. After all, exactly how humankind’s family tree developed is still a mystery.

3. Are We Getting Dumber And Dumber?

For a long time, mankind was getting smarter and smarter. In fact, our progress seemed unstoppable. Intelligence research actually confirmed this.

But a few years ago, IQ scores stagnated. What could be the reason for this?

4. I Have Arrived, I Am Home

Another excellent documentary about the life and death of legendary Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh by documentary filmmaker Max Pugh who made a great film about Thich Nhat Hahn last year called A Cloud Never Dies.

This new documentary film was released on Jan 21, 2023, to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh.

5. Russia’s Anti-Putin Underground

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, anti-Putin Russian partisans began to launch sabotage operations against Kremlin infrastructure inside their country.

After almost one year of the war, these cells in Russia have grown exponentially. From Moscow to Vladivostok, there have been more than 80 confirmed anti-government attacks in the past 12 months. This short documentary interviews 2 members of this anti-Putin underground.

6. The Untold History of Warren Buffett 

The mysterious early years of Warren Buffett are revealed for the first time ever in this controversial documentary. Buffett was once more or less a corporate raider during that period and through his sheer ruthlessness he has amassed one of the biggest fortunes in history.

7. An Endless War: Iran, Israel And The United States

Since the Islamic Republic of Iran was founded in 1979, there has been an undeclared war between Iran, Israel and the US.

This documentary focuses on the origins of the conflict between Iran and Israel, which began when the Israelis invaded Lebanon to confront a new Lebanese Shiite force backed by Iran: Hezbollah.

8. The Great Crypto Scam

Popular YouTuber James Jani tackles the corruption and scam artists running amok in the global cryptocurrency industry.

From Bitcoin to Blockchains, to NFTs, to Web 3.0… are they worth all the hype or just part of one of the greatest scams in human history.

Check Back For New Documentaries Through 2023

I’m a huge documentary fan so I’ll be adding new documentaries as they are released throughout the year.

If you have any new documentaries that have come out in 2023 that you recommend watching please share them with everyone in the comments.