7 Top Celebrity Documentaries and Where You Can Watch Them

If you still have books or autobiographies written by your favourite artist then it might be time for a change! Celebrities are now sharing their lives, struggles and personal journeys on screen instead of print. The past couple of years have seen some high profile celebrities release documentaries or doc-series giving us a bigger picture of what they’re doing off away from the stage.

We’ve put together a list of these you have to watch, as well as where you can find them and how much time you’ll have to allocate if you want to have a celebrity binge watching weekend!

Justin Bieber : Seasons

Where you can find it: YouTube! The first episode is free but you’ll need to be a YouTube Red subscriber to watch further episodes

Length: There are ten relatively short episodes. Not all of these have been released though, so we suggest you set aside 15-25 minutes of downtime to watch the episodes when they are released

(2 per week)

Beyoncé: Homecoming

Where you can find it: Netflix

Length: 2 hours and 17 minutes

The film (released 2019) follows Beyoncé as she prepares for her performance at Coachella in 2018. It won a Grammy just this year for Best Music Film! It’s definitely a movie you’ll have to sit down with snacks and a bit of time to watch, but it’s one of the most critically acclaimed celebrity films at the moment so you need to watch it for yourself and don’t get FOMO when everyone else is talking about it.

Avicii: True Stories

Where you can find it: Netflix

Length: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Released a year before his passing, the film gives insight into the artist’s highs and lows both within the music industry and his struggles with mental health.

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana

Where you can find it:Netflix

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes

Although this doco is not as long as many of the others, it still covers a huge number of events in Swift’s life. The film is a compilation of interviews, flashbacks, more personal home videos and concert recordings. It spams a huge number of events in the singer’s life including the creation of her seventh studio album Lover, released in 2019.

Amy Winehouse: Amy

Where you can find it: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 8 minutes

Released in 2015, the documentary is still a hit on Netflix where it portrays Amy as an incredibly talented Artist, with music that stood out to listeners both before and after her death. Documentaries often showcase the struggle that artists have with addiction or fame and this film does it in a way that doesn’t overshadow who Amy was as a person.

Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two

Where you can find it: Netflix

Length: 1 hour & 40 minutes

Documenting the events leading up to Lady Gaga’s Superbowl performance and her fifth studio album titled Joanne, the film has a raw unfiltered vibe about it. If you’re a fan of A Star is Born, you definitely have to add this to your watch-list

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

Where you can find it: YouTube

Length: 1 hour and 18 minutes

Raw, honest and mind blowing, Simply Complicated was the first in depth Artist Documentary released on YouTube Red in 2017. Demo Lovato unpacks her life from before she was a Disney Star right through her struggles with fame, addiction and growing under the pressure of being successful from such a young age.

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