The famous and the infamous: These are the 3 doccies you should be watching tonight!

Whitney Houston (Getty Images)
Whitney Houston (Getty Images)

Cape Town – There's nothing quite like uncovering something you might not have known.  

That's why we've rounded up three of the most engrossing doccies about some of the world's most infamous and famous figures. From the much-loved singer Whitney Houston to the criminal mastermind, Pablo Escobar.  

Here are our 3 recommendations. 



Whitney Houston's voice was one of the most iconic of her generation and beyond. Candid archival footage and interviews with family members shed light on the life, work and struggles of artist and person. 

Escobar Exposed 


Infamous Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar's story is told through the eyes of his remaining family members and close associates. This two-hour doccie includes never-before-seen footage and interviews with insiders. 

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated


This full-length documentary that gives a personal and intimate look into what it was like for Demi to be a pop star at the top of her powers. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, this film was released a year before Demi's near-fatal overdose.  

Compiled by Alex Isaacs