Directed by: Fisher Stevens
Starring: David Beckham, Victoria Beckham
Over the years, Netflix has released a number of documentaries and documentary series related to the sports world or popular public figures. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Robbie Williams, there are dozens of docs to watch on Netflix, but the best docuseries of 2023 is definitely Beckham. The four-part series tracks David Beckham’s rise to worldwide football/soccer fame.
Beyond learning about David’s drive and passion for the sport, it’s truly captivating to watch the star openly discuss the pitfalls of his fame for the first time. The red card, the team trades, the cheating allegations — there’s no stone left unturned, but filmmaker Fisher Stevens presents the story in such a careful yet engrossing way. And of course, there are funny moments care of Victoria.
Although some fans will want to know everything about David and Victoria’s relationship, the docuseries takes a much deeper look into the ups, downs, beginnings, and changes in David’s career. While there are still plenty of bits in all four episodes about David’s relationship with Victoria and their family life, it’s much more centered on soccer. In that sense, the documentary series won’t be for every viewer. Still, it’s super fascinating.
For big fans of David Beckham or even casual fans of the footballer, the documentary series should be a must-watch. Even if you’re not, this is the kind of well-done docuseries that will make you a fan of its subject. David’s just too endearing not to love!