20 music documentaries you must watch if you liked A Star is Born

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Whitney Houston was the type of artist who could only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Her songs are still played on the radio, in film, and on television, so they will be remembered for decades to come. And thanks to the 2018 documentary Whitney, she definitely won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the late singer that goes beyond the perception that people have from the years of tabloid scrutiny she faced for her substance abuse. It covers her life from rising fame until her untimely demise, and also features never-before-seen footage and rare performances, exclusive demos and other audio archives, as well as interviews with her friends and family.

Director Kevin Macdonald didn’t try to make a “shocking” film about Whitney’s substance issues, because everyone is far too aware about her struggles, but instead gives the movie heart. Her addictions and death are touched on, but the main focus is on her record-breaking music career, her family, and the legacy she leaves behind.

The film didn’t receive any major film nominations, but it did win Best Documentary Feature Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and it was nominated for Best Music Film at this year’s Grammys, which takes place on Feb. 10, 2019.