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Checkout 10 must-see documentaries now streaming on Showmax

Showmax Documentaries tell and preserve significant, but often unknown, stories and events. They have evolved into an essential component of telling authentic stories over time.

These eye-opening documentaries about the world’s most influential people, defining moments, difficult environments, and controversial figures are now available to watch on Showmax.

1. The Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac

This documentary delves into Death Row Records and their relationship with the world of gang rivalry and dirty cops that claimed the lives of the world’s two greatest rappers, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

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2. The Forgotten West Memphis Three

A fascinating two-part true-crime series based on the hugely popular podcast Truth and Justice, in which host Bob Ruff re-investigates the infamous West Memphis Three case.

3. The Battle of Britney: Fans, Cash, and Conservatorship

Mobeen Azhar, an award-winning journalist, and filmmaker untangles Britney Spears’ conservatorship in all its complexities in this compelling documentary.

4. King in the Wilderness

This documentary, directed by Emmy-winning director Peter W Kunhardt, commemorates the 50th anniversary of King’s death. We get a stirring new perspective on Dr. King from stories from his inner circle of friends.

5. Softie

Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a political activist, runs for office in a Kenyan regional election, putting pressure on his young family and convictions.

6. The Edge of Existence

The Serengeti is one of the world’s great wild places, but it’s also a hotspot of human-wildlife conflict. Meet some of the people who live on the outskirts of civilization in this documentary.

7. Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell is revealed as Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator before delving into her difficult childhood growing up under her media tyrant father, multi-millionaire Robert Maxwell.

8. The Last Cruise

This documentary follows the terrifying story of the first large outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, on the Diamond Princess cruise liner, using never-before-seen footage and accounts from passengers and crew.

9. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

In just two years, how did the world’s youngest billionaire go from hero to zero? Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire with a new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing. Her multibillion-dollar company was dissolved just two years later. She is now on trial on charges of defrauding investors and patients by misrepresenting the accuracy of her company’s finger-prick blood-testing technology.

10. Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

This three-part docuseries follows President Barack Obama’s personal and political journey as America grapples with its racial history. This HBO documentary, lauded by critics as “a comprehensive and compelling analysis,” highlights his vision for the country and reflects on the Obama administration with a new understanding of the personal obstacles he faced and the difficult pursuit of equality in America.

All of these and other documentaries are available for streaming on Showmax for as little as N1,200 per month.

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Olafare Oluwabukola
Olafare Oluwabukola
Olafare Oluwabukola, a student of the Computer Science Department of Federal Polytechnic Offa, has come up with another dimensional way of keeping you updated with the entertainment industry in Nigeria as a whole!


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