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1. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 433

2. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 335

3. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 635

4. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 110

5. Behind the Music (1997– )

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.

Stars: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons

Votes: 827

6. Jimi Hendrix (1973)

R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis | Stars: Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett

Votes: 1,088

7. Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995 Video)

89 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1979-92.

Directors: Steve Barron, Bob Giraldi, Bruce Gowers, John Landis, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, Nick Saxton, Martin Scorsese, John Singleton | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alberto Alejandrino, Horace Bailey, Tyra Banks

Votes: 1,677

8. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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This documentary covers the concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's sixtieth birthday, and also discusses his life and career.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Ingrid Berry

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.72M

9. Seven Ages of Rock (2007– )

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Charles Shaar Murray, David Fricke, John Harris

Votes: 417

10. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Stars: Tom Jones, The Mike Sammes Singers, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 63

11. The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995– )

Documentary

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Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Gary Busey, Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry

Votes: 13

12. Rock & Roll (1995 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Music

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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

Votes: 64

13. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 55

14. Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

PG | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Abel, Sidney Levin | Stars: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker

Votes: 231

15. Without Walls (1990– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

5.5
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Stars: Stuart Hall, Rory Bremner, Camille Paglia, Tony Blackburn

Votes: 6

16. Keep on 'Rockin (1969)

26 min | Short, Documentary, Music

7.1
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Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix

Votes: 30

17. The London Rock and Roll Show (1973)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Filmed record of a major rock and roll festival held at Wembley Stadium, London, in August 1972.

Director: Peter Clifton | Stars: Mick Jagger, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley

Votes: 48

18. Voices that Care (1991 TV Movie)

Music, Documentary

5.7
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Directors: David Jackson, James Yukich | Stars: Marcus Allen, Paul Anka, Catherine Bach, Deborah Benson

Votes: 107

19. John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto (1971 Video)

56 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, John Lennon

Votes: 88

20. Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.4
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In 1990, it was 50 years since Bugs Bunny first appeared on film in a recognizable form and outwitted hunter Elmer Fudd. To commemorate the subsequent half-century-long career of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Harry Anderson, Army Archerd, Allyce Beasley, Jeff Bergman

Votes: 80

21. Twist (1992)

PG | 74 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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The history of post-World War II popular dance up to the mid-sixties is explored with the focus being on the Twist.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Cholly Atkins, Frankie Avalon, Hank Ballard, Gary U.S. Bonds

Votes: 83

22. James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message (2008 Video)

64 min | Documentary

6.2
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James Brown: The Man, The Music & The Message is an inspiring program focusing on the remarkable life story of James Brown and how he influenced the world through his music and civic ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Hart Jr. | Stars: Dick Clark, James Brown, Casey Kasem, Little Richard

Votes: 9

23. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000 TV Movie)

145 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Ringo Starr, Ray Anthony, William Asher, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 55

24. Sinatra: 80 Years My Way (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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'Ol' Blue Eyes' eightieth birthday celebration; star-studded entertainment, tributes by a diverse company of guests, songs closely associated with Sinatra sung by vocalists and groups from ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Paula Abdul, Danny Aiello, Roseanne Barr, Tony Bennett

Votes: 79

25. Power Vision - Pop Galerie (1995– )

55 min | Documentary, Music

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Ray Cokes talks to high profile musical guests and then we hear them playing live in front of a televised audience.

Stars: Elton John, George Michael, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood

26. Gotta Keep Dreamin (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton was first drawn to Detroit to explore Hitsville USA, the roots of his greatest musical influences, but what he discovered there was... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Bolton, Christina Kline | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Bruckheimer, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin

27. It's Black Entertainment (2002 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Debbie Allen, Carl Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker

Votes: 59

28. Queen: Champions of the World (1995)

120 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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This documentary on the music group Queen includes performance and rehearsal footage, and exclusive interviews from backstage at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor

Votes: 131

29. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2000 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

6.4
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: The B-52's, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chuck Berry, Rob Besserer

Votes: 57

30. Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.6
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Director: Yvonne Smith | Stars: Diana Ross, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Shelly Berger

Votes: 76

31. The Little Richard Story (1980)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: William Klein | Star: Little Richard

Votes: 23

32. Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll (1991– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.7
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Hosted by John Sebastian, this classic series explores the music of and the stories behind the Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll.

Stars: John Sebastian, Roger McGuinn, The Beatles, Chuck Berry

Votes: 9

33. Black Rodeo (1972)

G | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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Documentary about a rodeo that takes place, for the most part, in Harlem, New York City.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Archie Wycoff, Clarence Gonzalez, Woody Strode

Votes: 10

34. A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly (1988 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Folkways: A Vision Shared--A Tribute To Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly pays stunning tribute to two legends of folk and blues. Narrated by Robbie Robertson, this documentary features ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Bono, Bob Dylan, Ahmet Ertegun, Arlo Guthrie

Votes: 29

35. Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.7
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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Quincy Jones, Maya Angelou, Patti Austin, James Avery

Votes: 7

36. Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman (1975 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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An All-Star salute to Sir Lew Grade, featuring the last public performance by John Lennon.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Lew Grade, Dave Allen, Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret

Votes: 13

37. Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop (2001 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

7.7
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Stars: Jerry Butler, Frankie Valli, Lloyd Price, Jay Black

Votes: 19

38. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology (1987)

Documentary, Music

8.5
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This anthology chronicles Queen's 16 years. Footage includes "Live Aid" and the 1986 tour.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Michael Appleton, Jim Callaghan, Roger Daltrey, John Deacon

Votes: 69

39. James Brown: Say It Proud (2007)

Documentary

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Don Lemon profiles the Godfather of Soul, James Brown (1933-2006), including the singer's difficult childhood and his 1972 endorsement of President Nixon. Included: comments from Usher, ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Lemon, Little Richard, Usher Raymond

40. Little Richard: Portrait of a Legend (1977 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Documentary about rock-and-roll pioneer Little Richard, from his early days at the beginning of the rock era to the present, and covering his drug problems, his sporadic exits from and ... See full summary »

Stars: Little Richard, James Darren

41. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: Alan Freed (1999)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Stars: Jim Forbes, Alan Freed, Little Richard

42. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: Cyndi Lauper (2002)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Stars: Cher, Jim Forbes, Cyndi Lauper, Little Richard

43. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)
Episode: Episode #2.10 (1969)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Jon Scoffield | Stars: Tom Jones, Ace Trucking Company, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

44. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: Gladys Knight (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Stars: Jim Forbes, Gladys Knight, Merald Knight, Little Richard

45. The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995– )
Episode: Good Rockin' Tonight (1995)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Bud Friedgen | Stars: Milton Berle, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley

Votes: 137

46. Rock & Roll (1995– )
Episode: In the Groove (1995)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Vicky Bippart, David Espar, Daniel McCabe, Robert Levi | Stars: Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez, Jeff Barry

47. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Introduction (1977)

Music, Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Murray the 'K', Joan Baez, Sylvie Barton, The Beatles

Votes: 6

48. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Brown: Soul Survivor (2003)

Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Afrika Bambaataa, James Brown, Bobby Byrd

Votes: 61

49. Power Vision - Pop Galerie (1995– )
Episode: Jimi Hendrix (1998)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Al Hendrix, Janie Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz

50. Soul Train (1971– )
Episode: Little Richard/Animotion/Colonel Abrams (1986)

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Don Cornelius, Colonel Abrams, Animotion, Little Richard