‘Bridgerton’ star Regé-Jean Page makes his return to Netflix to narrate a documentary, another nature docuseries returns with a second season, a feature documentary that offers a close look at the all-women team at the helm of Pixar’s original feature ‘Turning Red‘ and Evan Rachel Wood takes her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice. We’ve rounded up some documentaries released in March 2022 that you need to watch.
Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale (Netflix)
Elephants, lions, wolves, and many more species thrive in the Kalahari Desert’s Okavango Delta. However, a worsening dry season threatens its future, and prides, packs, and herds of all kinds must rely on the power of family to survive. ‘Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale’ sees ‘Bridgerton’ star Regé-Jean Page make his return to Netflix to narrate the documentary.
The star calls the documentary a “personal” project. Watch him talk about his favorite scene, the most interesting fact he learned, what the narration process was like and more in the video below!
Find ‘Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale’ on: Netflix
The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix)
After he’s shot in 1968, Andy Warhol begins documenting his life and feelings and those diaries, and this docuseries ‘The Andy Warhol Diaries’, takes a peek behind his persona. The six-part docuseries arrived on Netflix on 9 March 2022.
Watch ‘The Andy Warhol Diaries’ on: Netflix
Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives (Netflix)
A vegan restaurateur finds her life veering off the rails. This comes after she marries a mysterious man who claimed he could make her dog immortal. The four-part docuseries arrived on Netflix on March 16.
Stream ‘Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives’ on: Netflix
Animal: Season 2 (Netflix)
This immersive nature documentary series returns with a second season, which captures never-before-seen footage following the world’s most magnificent creature.
This includes the most heartwarming to the outrageous footage in the series starring Pedro Pascal (‘Narcos’, ‘The Mandalorian’), Rashida Jones (‘Parks & Recreation’ and ‘The Office’), Rebel Wilson (‘Pitch Perfect’), Anthony Mackie (‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’), Bryan Cranston (‘Breaking Bad’), Andy Serkis (‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’), David Harbour (‘Stranger Things’, ‘Black Widow’’), and Uzo Aduba (‘Orange Is The New Black’).
Find ‘Animal’ on: Netflix
The Principles of Pleasure (Netflix)
This documentary puts stubborn myths to rest. ‘The Principles of Pleasure’, is a Netflix series wherein sex, joy and modern science converge in a celebration of women’s pleasure. The docuseries arrived on Netflix on March 22.
Stream ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ on: Netflix
Worst Roommate Ever (Netflix)
‘Worst Roommate Ever’ is a Netflix docuseries. It features stories about roommates with malevolent and sometimes violent intentions, including violent con artists and stone-cold killers who turn the lives of their unsuspecting victims into real-life nightmares. “These terrifying true stories unveil some of the worst cohabitation experiences one could ever imagine,” the description of the docuseries reads on Netflix.
Watch ‘Worst Roommate Ever’ on: Netflix
Lucy and Desi (Amazon Prime Video)
From director Amy Poehler, ‘Lucy and Desi’ explores the rise of comedic icon Lucille Ball. It also includes her relationship with Desi Arnaz and explores their unlikely partnership and enduring legacy. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history who risked everything to be together.
Find ‘Lucy and Desi’ on: Amazon Prime Video
Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red (Disney Plus)
‘Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red’ is a feature documentary that offers a close look at the all-women team at the helm of Pixar’s original feature ‘Turning Red‘ and also into how Mei’s transformational journey came together. It provides behind-the-scenes access to Director Domee Shi and her core leadership crew, with the story shining a light on the powerful, professional, and personal journeys that brought this story to the screen.
Watch ‘Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red’ on: Disney Plus
Dear… Season 2 (Apple TV+)
‘Dear…’ is inspired by Apple’s groundbreaking “Dear Apple” spots. It takes an inventive and cinematic approach to biographies. It uses letters written by those whose lives have been changed through the work of the most iconic figures in society today, wherein each episode profiles internationally recognized leaders. These include Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more. ‘Dear…’ has returned with a second season.
Find ‘Dear…’ on: Apple TV+
Perfect World: A Deadly Game (Peacock)
‘Perfect World: A Deadly Game’ is a two-part documentary following a group of gamers. These gamers receive a series of disturbing messages from their friend Menhaz. Menhaz is a known troll on the online game “Perfect World”. When he tells his friends that he plans to murder each of his family members one by one, they think this is just another one of his sick pranks but he sends pictures of his mother and grandmother brutally slaughtered.
This forces the gamers to slowly realize that this isn’t a hoax. They believe that they are witnessing the murders in real time, but they have no clue where he lives or if Menhaz is even his real name. The gamers quickly tap into their hacking skills to try to track him down before he can kill his sister and father.
Stream ‘A Perfect World: A Deadly Game’ on: Peacock
Legacy In The Shadow of Greatness (Amazon Prime Video)
‘Legacy In The Shadow of Greatness’ is a docu-series from 11-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock. It follows the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world.
Watch ‘Legacy In The Shadow of Greatness’ on: Amazon Prime Video
Phoenix Rising: Part 1 & 2 (HBO Max)
‘Phoenix Rising’ follows actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood. She takes her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice. Wood heals generational wounds and reclaims her story and almost a decade after escaping a dangerous relationship with Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner), she co-authors and successfully lobbies for the passage of The Phoenix Act. It is a legislation that extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases in California.
Evan Rachel Wood courageously uses her own experience to bring visibility to the issue; ultimately, in solidarity with fellow survivors in this two-part HBO documentary series.
Find ‘Phoenix Rising’ on: HBO Max
Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed (Discovery+)
‘Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed’ is a three-part docuseries that features several ex-members of the church. They share harrowing allegations of the trauma, abuse, homophobia and financial and labor exploitation that created a culture of chaos at Hillsong in a Discovery Plus documentary.
Find ‘Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed’ on: Discovery+