The 5 Best Documentaries About Celebrities To Watch On Netflix

With regard to the premiere of "The mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The unreleased tapes", we present a list of the 5 best documentaries about celebrities that you can watch on Netflix .

Cover of the documentary 'Jeffrey Epstein: Disgustingly Rich' and 'Neymar: The Perfect Chaos'

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The different streaming platforms have an immense ocean of interesting productions that are worth browsing. On Netflix, more precisely, there is a category that many tend to underestimate because they prefer to choose the movies and series of the moment. We refer to documentaries. These are audiovisual works that have much more real content and that in a certain way generate greater sensations in the viewers by being based on stories that are certain to have happened.

One of the subcategories of documentaries that Netflix has placed the most emphasis on is about celebrities. In fact, during this month of April "The mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The unpublished tapes" will be released, which for some time has generated great expectations among the public. The production is nothing more than a series of unpublished recordings that will try to reconstruct the last days of Marilyn's life, all thanks to archives and testimonies from those who knew her.

At just 36 years old, the popular and iconic actress died one night in August 1962. Almost 60 years after such an event, conspiracy theories and mysteries surrounding her death continue to generate debate. But, beyond having been a suicide (or perhaps a homicide), what is clear is that the only company she had at that time was loneliness. What really happened to Marilyn Monroe? We will be able to discover it in his documentary.

Netflix, the home of celebrities and their documentaries

If you have reached a point where you do not know what to choose on Netflix or you have already seen the movies/series that you had on your waiting list, here we bring you 5 recommendations for documentaries about celebrities that will surely catch you from the first minute. Look at them!

Diomedes: The Idol, the Mystery, and the Tragedy

Definitely, there are few referents of Colombian music like Diomedes Díaz. In general terms, it is a documentary that chronologically narrates the life of the vallenato singer: his first steps in music, how he became a mass idol, until that tragedy that marked his career. This production is characterized by the excellent research work of its directors (Jorge Durán and Jaime Barbosa) and the use of unpublished material.

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

It is one of those documentaries so raw that they are difficult to watch, but they are worth trying. Certainly, Jeffrey Epstein will not be a celebrity for most, although that does not hide the fact that he was a public figure and with a lot of social influence. However, that power that little by little was taking was used to commit any type of abuse and depravity. This production collects testimonies of victims, in addition to the actions in the shadows of this character while he walked freely through the world of high society.

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Each sport has an icon that many want to match and even surpass, and in the case of Formula 1 that figure is Michael Schumacher. The German was not only a seven-time world champion but also the inspiration for hundreds of drivers starting in the late 1990s. For this reason, Netflix premiered this documentary in 2021 that brings together several important moments in Schumacher's professional and private life that very few people have had the opportunity to admire.

The Andy Warhol Diaries

For many, Andy Warhol is the greatest and most controversial artist of the second half of the 20th century, why? Through the six episodes of this documentary series, we will delve into the life of a character as mysterious as he is creative, who knew how to express a talent out of this world through drawing, painting, and screen printing. Each stage of his career flashes lights, but also shadows, a combination that has propelled him to the top of American pop culture.

Neymar: The perfect chaos

Brazil is probably the Latin American country that breathes the most football. Hence, thousands of players have become legends of this sport. In the modern era, there is one who continues to struggle to assume that role and his name is Neymar Jr. This other Netflix documentary shows a unique vision of this footballer that goes from his beginnings with Santos FC, his consolidation at FC Barcelona, and his ups and downs at PSG . Learn more about this phenomenon through his own words and those of other athletes.