What to watch on Disney + ? Each of the following proposals keeps the level that allows you to fully draw from the chosen plot directions. These, in turn, have one thing in common – life wrote them. Fans of fact-based productions will surely find something for themselves here.
Best Miniseries on Disney Plus:
- The Beatles: Get Back
- Pam and Tommy
- Under the Banner of Heaven
- The Dropout
The Beatles: Get Back
The opening Disney Plus mini-series is a three-part documentary featuring studio recordings from The Beatles from 1969 , which could be heard a year later as part of the film premiere of “Let it be”.
The series offers nearly 8 hours of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage , based on 60 hours of video and over 150 hours of audio. Thus, it shows a previously unknown look at the intimate creative process of one of the world’s most famous bands and the relationships between its members.
During the screening, you will be able to see how the cult songs were created and how they sounded in their first performances. The title will culminate in the famous rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row.
The series was directed by three-time Oscar winner – Peter Jackson.
Disney +’s fact-based miniseries boast a strong representation in this list. One of them is “Dopesick” – a title depicting the American crisis with highly addictive painkillers in a shameful, leading role.
Although these drugs occupy an equal place alongside substances such as heroin and morphine, at the time they were prescribed to patients en masse, leading to numerous addictions.
This destructive process was once described in her book by Beth Macy (“Drug Managers. How Pharmaceutical Companies and Doctors Can Make Patients Addicted to Drugs”). Thanks to “Dopesick”, you can also watch the fight against the company that has put the whole country in the face of such a major crisis on the screen. Starring: Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, and Rosario Dawson.
Pam and Tommy
In a truly crisis reality, this biographical comedy-drama portrays the fate of a popular couple: actress Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and drummer Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) at a turning point that could shake their personal and public lives.
This is because their private sex tape, recorded during their honeymoon, saw the light of day. When it hit the Internet in 1997, it became a sensation on a global scale.
The Disney + miniseries is based on the famous Rolling Stone article, “Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Sex Tape.”
Under the Banner of Heaven
The next title brings the story shown in Jon Krakauer‘s crime novel: “Under the banner of heaven. Faith that kills”.
Its protagonist is Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) – a detective, and privately a zealous Mormon, who investigates the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her daughter, which took place in 1984 in the outskirts of Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
The results of the investigation will lead him to discover inconvenient facts that go back to the very beginning of the Mormon religion. And his faith will be faced with the greatest test he has ever experienced.
The best miniseries on Disney Plus is closed with “Broken Blood” – a production based on the podcast of the same title and an unbelievable, true story.
The short screening will be an opportunity to learn about the history of the success and degradation of the Theranos biotechnology company , which is the fallen dream of its founder – a teenage (former) Stanford University student, Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) .
Fascinated by the vision of great success, the heroine quit her studies, betting everything on one card. The idea of changing the world and unbridled ambition made her a young billionaire. All this to be left with nothing a moment later.