We all know how stiff, laggard, and monotonous documentaries can get. Most of us add documentaries to our watchlists but they end up in that dungeon for an eternity going unnoticed. Some documentaries feel insignificant while some leave a solid impact on one’s perspective. The best part about documentaries is that they give an individual the opportunity to connect with the world and its people in a different manner.
The life stories of some celebrities are of huge interest to many fans. It’s sometimes hard to believe that they paved their way from such fascinating paths. Here’s a list of 15 documentaries that will change the way you look at certain celebrities.
1. Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry (2021)
This 2021 documentary directed by R.J. Cutler captures singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s journey starting from the first release of her song online, her first radio interview, then her first concert, then bigger concerts, tours, album releases, awards, and the whole shebang. The title of this documentary is a lyric from her song “llomilo”.
2. The Last Dance (2020)
This 10 part documentary depicts the story of Michael Jordan’s career and the Chicago Bulls. The documentary showcases never-before aired footage from the 1997–98 NBA season, which was the 32nd season for the Chicago Bulls and Michael’s final season with the team.
3. Becoming (2020)
This 2020 documentary features the First African-American First Lady Michelle Obama discussing her life, hopes, and her connections with others during her 2019 book tour ‘Becoming’. This documentary shares its title with her Autobiography ‘Becoming’.
4. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
This portrait documentary of one of the world’s most inventive comedians, Robin Williams, showcases his extraordinary life and career within its narrative.
5. TINA (2021)
A documentary on the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, her fortunate rise to early fame, personal and professional tussles, and her comeback as a global star in the 1980s.
6. Jane Fonda In Five Acts (2018)
A comprehensive look at the life of Jane Fonda, an Oscar Award-winning actress who has lived a life of controversies, tragedy, and transformation in the public eye.
7. Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Tragedy (2017)
This documentary movie is based on the Life of Princess Diana and her impact on her two sons. The film revolves around the numerous cases she was involved in such as landmines, AIDS, cancer, and homelessness.
8. Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil (2021)
A documentary where Actor-Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato reflects upon her past, her traumas, what led to her near-fatal overdose in 2018, and her musical journey over the past 3 years.
9. I Am Greta (2020)
This documentary focuses on environmental activist Greta Thunberg who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change mitigation.
10. A Film About Jimi Hendrix (1973)
A documentary about the brief life and remarkable musical career of the Guitar Wizard and the quoted “Greatest rock guitarist of all time”, Jimi Hendrix.
11. What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)
This documentary showcases the challenges, confrontations, comebacks, and victories of the boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, with his narration.
12. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020)
A documentary on pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s intimate details about all the events that take place over the years of her career, on-stage and back-stage, and her evolution.
13. Spielberg (2017)
Spielberg directed by Susan Lucy is a documentary on acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg where he and his colleagues discuss all the movies that made him noteworthy. This movie focuses on everything that the filmmaker went through while creating movies like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Arc, E.T. Extra-Terrestrial, Jurrasic Park, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.
14. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)
Michael Rapaport documents the behind curtain drama and the fundamentals that follow in the music production of the momentous hip-hop group ‘A Tribe Called Quest’.
15. George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011)
This 2011 documentary co-produced and directed by Martin Scorsese portrays the life of George Harrison, a musician, a former member of The Beatles, a philanthropist, a film producer, and an amateur race car driver who grew to make his own mark on the world.
Is there any other documentary that you found and may have changed the way you look at a celebrity? Share with us in the comment section below!