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. The Age of Easy Money
We are approaching the end of The Age of Easy Money and the bill is coming due… what are the implications of this?
This documentary from the award-winning team behind The Facebook Dilemma and Amazon Empire investigates how the Fed’s experiment has changed the American economy and what it means that the era may be over.
2. The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It
A century of illegal UFO secrecy has cost humanity hundreds of years of spiritual, cultural and technological development argues Dr. Steven Greer in this rather thought-provoking documentary film.
Whether you believe Greers claims in The Lost Century or not, this film will definitely make you think about the future of humanity and what we can do about our collapsing global biosphere.
3. Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus
How much are democratic governments spying on their citizens? 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.
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. 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.
More Good Free Documentaries From 2023:
1.. The Dark Side of Winning The Lottery
2. Wild Isles: The Wildlife of the British Isles
3. Cobalt Wars: The Dark Side of Electric Cars
4. The Staggering Cost of the Never-Ending War on Terror
5. Social Media Is Broken. Can We Fix It?