Netflix seems to have documentaries about everything, and a crop of docs about celebrities have come out on the platform. These documentaries have been in depth and personal, giving an all access look into the lives of some of the most talented and celebrated names in entertainment today.
Let’s take a look at three of these Netflix documentaries that best showcase the lives of major celebrities.
Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce
Beyonce directed this Netflix documentary about her headlining performances at Coachella. With the shows, Beyonce was the first ever black female headliner for the music festival in its 22 year existence. The documentary shows the concerts she performed, but it also gives us a glimpse at the behind the scenes elements as well as a look at the artist herself.
The film was critically acclaimed, and noted not just for Beyonce’s incredible performance, but also for the depth that goes beyond the showmanship, with the show weaving in elements of race and history so that the performance takes on a greater meaning, becoming a conversation with the audience. Beyonce never lets fans down, and this documentary is among her best works.
Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary showed the artistic and personal journey of the star in a way that we have never seen before. Directed by Lana Wilson, it takes you through Swift’s career and the significant moments in her career and personal life.
It also takes us through the makings of her Reputation and Lover as well as her personal and professional ups and downs. It is a fascinating portrait of a young woman finding herself in the process of being one of the world’s most popular entertainers. When you see what she has been through, you will love her even more.
Gaga: Five Foot Two
This Netflix doc about Lady Gaga gave us an intimate look into the singer’s creative process. It shows her as she was putting together the Joanne album, which was new creative territory for her, as well as the time leading up to her performance at the Super Bowl.
One funny part in the film came when her friend asked, “Why is there a football game before the Lady Gaga show?” The film followed Gaga for a year, and it covers everything from her personal life, music, concerts, and acting, giving us a true behind the scenes look at it all. As it shows Gaga’s talent and drive, it reminds us what makes her one of the most exciting artists today.