By Nandani Mahajan
With the rise of social media, celebrities found their lives being heavily scrutinized. However, despite all this, we rarely get a deep and honest look in his life. In a way, documentaries have given celebrities a chance to connect with their fans on a personal level and some of these stars are surprisingly no different from us.
Here is a list of 10 celebrity documentaries where our favorite stars open up about their lives, creative journeys, struggles, mental health and desires. Not only do docus make these stars more believable, but they leave fans with incredible life lessons.
1. Dolly Parton: Here I Am (Netflix)
The documentary provides a glimpse at the life and journey of the great American singer Dolly Parton through exclusive footage and interviews of her friends and singer. It uses her biggest hit to frame her story – a small-town girl who became a national treasure. Packed with hearty anecdotes, punch-liners and Parton’s fearlessness, Dolly Parton: Here I am is an absolute joy to watch.
2. Amy (Netflix)
The Oscar-winning 2015 documentary on British singer Amy Winehouse is a depiction of unfinished life. His music career, struggles with addiction, relationships with family, friends and the media are all detailed through archival footage and personal interviews. Gutter-wrenching at some points, it really compresses the short life of a true musical genius and amazing human.
3. Miss Americana (Netflix)
This highly raw and emotional documentary shows singer Taylor Swift in a really different light. In Miss Americana, Swift addresses her struggle with an eating mess, her mother’s decision to be vocal about her cancer diagnosis, media scrutiny, and her social and political views.
4. Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell (Netflix)
This documentary is the ideal ode to the incredible life of Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. The story told through Chris’s family and friends exposes an innocent and more human side of the rapper. The documentary highlighted his New York upbringing, friendship and how his Jamaican roots influenced his music.
5. Gaga: Five Foot Two (Netflix)
This documentary is a window around Lady Gaga. In production like no other, we get a glimpse of a year in Gaga’s life, in her music production and life-shaping events, including her medical struggles, home life, TV career, and stardom. Gaga talked about overcoming her insecurities and sexism in the music industry to fully realize her potential.
6. Homecoming (Netflix)
This Grammy-winning documentary is written, directed and produced by pop sensation Beyoncé herself. In the film, Beyoncé gives a glimpse of her life and creative process behind her performance and lyrics. Full of on-stage spectacles, visual personal segments and raw emotion, Homecoming is a watch for Beyonce fans.
7. Becoming (Netflix)
This documentary, based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir by the same name, takes the former First Lady of America on her 34-city book tour, where she lives in the White House with people about her life, times, and her future plans Discusses. It includes footage and conversations from Obamas, personal anecdotes and lessons that have shaped her life. We see Michelle’s interactions with her fans and students, adding to her list of reasons to praise her.
8. Come in my mind (Hotstar)
This documentary celebrates the life and career of actor Robin Williams. Through interviews, archival footage and never-before-seen clips from her stand-up routine, we see the tragic life that Williams lived behind the curtain of fame. The film is full of laughter which is a sad homage that went unnoticed before Williams’ death, an incredible tribute.
9. Michael Jackson’s (YouTube)
When his return came to an unfortunate end due to his tragic death, this documentary was made to keep his legacy alive. With footage from rehearsals, dancer auditions, costume designing, and interviews for the concert, this documentary is an emotional journey.
10. Blackpink: Light Up The Sky (Netflix)
This documentary is about the South Korean girl band, Blackpink, which has engulfed the world by storm. The film includes footage from when the band first debuted in 2016, their training sessions, behind the scenes, interviews and personal and personal portraits of the girls.