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1. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 115,689 | Gross: $75.31M

2. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 9,936 | Gross: $5.36M

3. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $1.81M

4. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 2,897 | Gross: $0.70M

5. Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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67 Metascore

The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's.

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower | Stars: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia, Matt Dillon, Ahmet Ertegun

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.14M

6. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,205

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

PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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This documentary movie covers two concerts at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, and also discusses his life and career.

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

Votes: 1,038 | Gross: $0.72M

8. 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: 918

9. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.9
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 668

10. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 629

11. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 477

12. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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80 Metascore

A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

Votes: 457 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music

5.4
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A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.

Director: Ellen Weissbrod | Stars: Clarence Avant, George Benson, Big Daddy Kane, Richard Brooks

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.78M

14. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The Authorized biography of Les Paul, " The Wizard of Waukesha". The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor, and recording artist(Paul had two #1 hits ... See full summary »

Director: John Paulson | Stars: Susan Baker, The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett

Votes: 143

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (2007)

Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Ahmet Ertegun created a new genre of music that combined the African-American music of 1940s Washington, D.C., with the European sensibility.

Director: Susan Steinberg | Stars: Ahmet Ertegun, Bette Midler, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles

Votes: 104

16. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Lance Armstrong, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 95

17. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Cream: Disraeli Gears (2006)

96 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Director: Matthew Longfellow | Stars: Ginger Baker, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton

Votes: 93

18. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.2
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 92

19. Meet the Raisins! (1988 TV Short)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins ... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Bruce, Will Vinton | Stars: Kareem, David Scully, David Downing, Ted Roisum

Votes: 91

20. Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value (1999 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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A documentary examining the production of the album which turned Phil Collins into a solo star in 1981, spawning several heart-rending songs influenced both by his marital breakdown and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Ahmet Ertegun, Arif Mardin

Votes: 89

21. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001)

112 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A history of Memphis' Sun Records, the legendary label that started the careers of such rock and country icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis

Votes: 85

22. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 84

23. Make It Funky! (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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75 Metascore

MAKE IT FUNKY! tells the story of New Orleans through words, sound and picture in this extraordinary documentary featuring the best of New Orleans' musicians, plus special guests Ahmet Ertegun, Bonnie Raitt, and Keith Richards.

Director: Michael Murphy | Stars: Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Amadee Castenell, Anthony Brown

Votes: 61

24. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Bette Midler (2004)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Jim Abrahams, Toni Basil, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 61

25. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Led Zeppelin: A Rare Alchemy (2004)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Director: Grant Slawson | Stars: Chris Dreja, Jack Bruce, Ahmet Ertegun, Richard Evans

Votes: 55

26. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Eric Clapton: Just the Messenger (2004)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Director: Henry Nevison | Stars: Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce, Robert Cray, Anthony DeCurtis

Votes: 50

27. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 45

28. Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1988 TV Movie)

Music

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A live, four-hour concert special celebrating the 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records. Intercut throughout the show are highlights from earlier performances of rock and roll greats as well as archival footage from the Atlantic vaults.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, La Vern Baker, The Bee Gees, Ruth Brown

Votes: 45

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

88 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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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

30. Rumi: Poet of the Heart (1998)

58 min | Documentary

7.6
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In 1244, Jelaluddin Rumi, a Sufi scholar in Konya, Turkey, met an itinerant dervish, Shams of Tabriz. A powerful friendship ensued.

Director: Haydn Reiss | Stars: Debra Winger, Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra

Votes: 23

31. Classic Artists: Yes (2007 Video)

300 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The story of Yes is as controversial as their music. The twists and turns of band's career is now told for the first time in a series of exclusive interviews with Yes members past and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Brewer | Stars: Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Jack Barrie, Jon Brewer

Votes: 20

32. Classic Albums (1997– )

Documentary, Music

8.0
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A documentary series on several of the key albums in music history.

Stars: David Fricke, Robert Sandall, Mick Fleetwood, Roger Waters

Votes: 18

33. An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin (2007 TV Special)

180 min | Music

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tyra Banks, Fantasia Barrino, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole

Votes: 17

34. Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (2001– )

300 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Stars: Gerald Early, Brian McKnight, Smokey Robinson, George Benson

Votes: 14

35. The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2011 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Tom Waits, Darlene Love

Votes: 10

36. Phil Spector: He's a Rebel (1982 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Biography of famed record producer Phil Spector, noted for discovering and producing the records of such rock icons as The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes and The Crystals, and who worked ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Barry, Rodney Bingenheimer, Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell, The Blossoms

Votes: 5

37. Blind Willie's Blues: A Documentary Film (1997 Video)

G | 54 min | Music, Documentary

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Blind Willie's Blues is a retrospective bio-documentary about the life, the times and the historic mucical compositions in the Blues Genre that were created and performed by the artist who ... See full summary »

Director: David Fulmer | Stars: Ahmet Ertegun, Stefan Grossman, Daphne Duval Harrison, Akbar Imhotep

38. Sid Bernstein Presents... (2010)

100 min | Documentary

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Filmed on Super 16 mm film, Sid Bernstein Presents is the story of the man who brought the Beatles to America. But the beauty of the film comes from Sid's own story. An adopted kid from ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Ressler, Evan Strome | Stars: Paul Anka, Adam Bernstein, Beau Bernstein, Casey Bernstein

39. Ruth Brown: Better Late Than Never (2005)

Documentary, Music

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For the first time ever, experience the true story of Rhythm and Blues...from the voice that started it all.

Director: Donald Ogden | Stars: Ruth Brown, Ahmet Ertegun, Chuck Haddix, Sy Johnson

40. Immaculate Funk (2000)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Al Bell, Stanley Booth, Ahmet Ertegun, Aretha Franklin

41. The Life and Times of Sonny Bono (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Chris Bearde, Allan Blye, Russell Buchanan, Ahmet Ertegun

42. God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Documentary examining the different types of music that require vocal harmony and how much of what we know as pop music--rock, R&B, etc.--actually developed from gospel and religious music.... See full summary »

Stars: Florence Ballard, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, The Boswell Sisters, Connee Boswell

43. The Rolling Stones - Die ersten 20 Jahre (1982 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: The Rolling Stones, Kenneth Anger, Barbara Charone, John Entwistle

44. Bill Gottlieb: Riffs (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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A profile of the man whose words and pictures defined the Golden Age of Jazz.

Stars: William Gottlieb, Ahmet Ertegun, Wynton Marsalis

45. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: Bette Midler (1999)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Stars: Toni Basil, Johnny Carson, Ahmet Ertegun, Jim Forbes

46. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Dusty Springfield (2006)

Documentary

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Director: Susan Shaw | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Burt Bacharach, Daniel DiCriscio, Ahmet Ertegun

47. Charlie Rose (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 February 2005 (2005)

55 min | News, Talk-Show

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Charlie Rose with Ahmet Ertegun

Stars: Ahmet Ertegun, Charlie Rose

48. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: Foreigner (2013)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Alan Ravenscroft | Stars: Bruce Turgon, Bud Prager, Ahmet Ertegun, Mick Jones

49. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)
Episode: Phil Collins (1988)

Documentary, Biography

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Michael Aspel tells the story of the life and career of the former child actor who went on to become the drummer and singer for Genesis, then a solo artist and is now one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

Directors: David Clark, Brian Klein | Stars: Michael Aspel, Tony Banks, Richard Branson, Joely Collins

50. Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (2001– )
Episode: Pursuing the Dream (2001)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: George Benson, Solomon Burke, Ray Charles, Nat 'King' Cole