Seven great documentaries about celebrities you can watch at home right now 2 months ago

Seven great documentaries about celebrities you can watch at home right now

A look behind the curtain at some of the most famous people who have ever lived.

While the popularity of documentaries has obviously massively blown up in recent years, one of the sub-genres that has definitely seen a massive spike in public interest is the celebrity documentary.

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This approach offers a look at some of the most famous people in the world, giving a glimpse behind the public facade, as we see what these massively popular figures were like behind closed doors and how the world of fame and celebrity has impacted them.

The following seven celebrity documentaries are all available to watch on NOW right now, ranging from musicians to actors to directors to sports stars to some of the greatest minds of our time.

ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND

A funny and intimate look at of one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians, told through archive footage and by those who knew and loved him.

Clip via HBO

CONTROLLING BRITNEY SPEARS

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The follow-up to Framing Britney Spears (which is also available to watch right now on NOW), this New York Times investigation reveals how the conservatorship had become an oppressive and controlling tool against Britney.

HAWKING: CAN YOU HEAR ME?

The remarkable human story of Stephen Hawking, this documentary gathers family, friends and colleagues to speak candidly for the first time about his life.

I AM ALFRED HITCHCOCK

One of the most influential and studied filmmakers in the history of cinema, this documentary weaves interviews and archival footage together to tell the story of the Master of Suspense.

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TINA

The life story of the queen of rock 'n' roll, charting her meteoric rise to iconic status and struggles along the way, with insight from Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

We chatted to the movie's directors and you can check out that interview in full right here:

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SPIELBERG

This movie pulls back the curtain on the remarkable career of one of the most illustrious filmmakers in the world, the man behind Jurassic Park, E.T., Schindler's List and many, many more.

WHAT'S MY NAME: MUHAMMAD ALI

This two-episode doc-series takes a revealing look at a man who dreamed and achieved the impossible, against the odds, who went on to become one of the biggest sports stars in recorded history.

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