8 Celeb-Approved Documentaries to Watch This Weekend
MAKING A MURDERER
Turns out celebs like Emmy Rossum, Mindy Kaling and Colton Haynes are just like us – especially when it comes to having an infatuation and fascination with the true crime Netflix series that's been deemed a mix between the first season of Serial and HBO's The Jinx. "Can't move from the couch," tweeted Rossum of her newfound obsession.
Making a Murderer is currently streaming on Netflix.
The fascinating tale of The Wolfpack follows the Angulo brothers, a group of teens locked away from the outside world inside an N.Y.C. apartment. Their main form of entertainment: making reenactments of their favorite movies. The documentary was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and found a fan in actress Olivia Wilde, who described it as "a love letter to film."
The Wolfpack is currently streaming on Netflix.
HOT GIRLS WANTED
Dubbed as "something everyone should see" by Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, the Rashida Jones-produced documentary explores the disturbing world of the amateur porn industry.
Hot Girls Wanted is streaming on Netflix.
One word to describe The Jinx? Chilling. The HBO documentary provides viewers with an in-depth look into the incriminating evidence pinned against real estate heir Robert Durst, who had been connected to the deaths of three people. "The Jinx had the kind of unbelievably satisfying ending we all wanted from Serial," Anna Kendrick Tweeted following the show's final episode.
The Jinx is streaming on HBO GO.
Through Food Chains, Eva Longoria, who serves as an executive producer for the film, felt compelled to raise awareness of the poor living conditions farm laborers are subjected to. "We don't really think of the human cost behind where that food is coming from and who is picking it," she told InStyle. "I want to humanize the issue, and put a face to these statistics and data so people can feel and see what these people are going through."
Food Chains is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video.
YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
Following the HBO debut of Going Clear, which sought to expose the inner workings of scientology, former scientologist Leah Remini Tweeted, "Thank you to the brave who did something about it. And to those who didn't have a voice, you do now." The Church of Scientology slammed the documentary, along with the ex-members who participated.
Going Clear is streaming on HBO GO.
Much like Half the Sky, Girl Rising explores the education opportunities available to women in the developing world. The film chronicles the lives of nine girls who dream of going to school, a desire that is not entirely welcomed by their impoverished communities. The stories are narrated by an award-winning ensemble, which includes Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett – all of whom have advocated for women's rights.
Girl Rising is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video.