This article discusses 10 films like Amazon’s Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby you must watch.
Amazon’s Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby is currently playing on Amazon Prime Video. Here is a list of 10 films like the streaming rags to riches film. Documentaries like Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby include inside looks at a wide variety of artists from various backgrounds as they reach stardom. However, we also had a couple of fictional films as well. Enjoy!
10 films like Amazon Prime’s Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby you must watch
8 Mile (2002)
The semi-autobiographical film of Eminem’s rise to stardom is a gritty and electric tale featuring the smash hit quadruple platinum single, “Lose Yourself.” Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, and Billboard placed 8 Mile on their 2002 top ten lists.
Amy is an astounding achievement. One of the finest documentaries about the price of fame and the controlling nature of mental health and substance abuse over the past 20 years.
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021)
Finally, a documentary about one of the greatest artists of all time methodically shows the man behind the legend. No documentary on the Notorious B.I.G. went deeper or farther.
I am not sure the line star-making performance even describes Austin Butler’s breakout turn as the star of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. The tale of America’s first rebel with a cause is a superb spectacle of the rise and fall of a musical superstar. Butler’s dynamic performance is a stunner.
Halftime is a rousing success on how a global icon handles herself and never stops grinding for that elusive prize — respect. Amanda Micheli weaves insight from Ms. Lopez’s rise and the surprising revelation of family abuse and forgiveness.
Miss Americana (2020)
This revealing Netflix documentary takes a bird’s eye view of Taylor Swift’s rise to superstardom and provides enough insight that gives all you need to know about why she is so beloved by her fans.
Speaking of Jennifer Lopez, how about the film that made her a star? No, I am not talking about Jack. It is the biographical drama Selena, on the rise and tragic death of the Queen of Tejano music.
Still Rolling Papers (2022)
Still Rolling Papers is a new documentary on the making of Cameron Thomaz, AKA Wiz Khalifa’s acclaimed album. Like Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, this documentary looks at the award-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter’s debut album that made him a household name.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
One of 2015’s smash hits, F. Gary Gray’s (Set it Off, The Negotiator) Straight Outta Compton tells the story of the legendary group N.W.A’s rise (and eventual fall). The film was named to the National Board of Review’s top ten list and received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. However, Straight Outta Compton never received the Best Picture nomination it so richly deserved.
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (2007)
Perhaps Decider best explained the importance of Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan. “A far more authentic representation of the Wu-Tang Clan than anything HBO might get a big-name Hollywood director to produce.” A true testament to Gerald Barclay, his 2018 documentary is an against-the-grain product that Hollywood needs to make more of.
I highly recommend the docuseries Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mice and Men, an in-depth four-part docuseries on the legendary group’s 25th anniversary. jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, the Kanye West documentary, is told in three parts, covering his rise to a global icon. The other is a fascinating eight-part series, Rapture. The Netflix docuseries focuses on one different hip-hop artist in an episode like Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.
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