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1. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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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: 428

2. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Tommy Redmond Hicks, Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown

Votes: 862

3. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 246

4. Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Music

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Two Trains Runnin' is about the search for two forgotten blues singers, carried out in Mississippi during the height of the American civil rights movement.

Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Taylor Branch, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Dave Dennis

Votes: 10

5. A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, ... See full summary »

Directors: William Hechter, Peter Miller | Stars: Willi Burke, Marshall Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Dion DiMucci

Votes: 56

6. Last Train to Memphis

Drama | Announced

A look at the early years of rock star Elvis Presley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

7. Deep Blues (1992)

91 min | Documentary, Music

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Music critic Robert Palmer narrates the insightful story of Delta blues and North Mississippi hill country blues.

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Robert Palmer, David A. Stewart, Abraham Schwab, Booker T. Laury

Votes: 97

8. The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003)

Documentary

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Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Barbra Marks, Bettye Kelly

Votes: 117

9. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )

49 min | Documentary, Music

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Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

Stars: Pat Boone, Jerry Wexler, Clive Owen, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 56

10. VH1 Legends (1996– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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Hour-long documentary detailing the lives and careers of celebrities in the music industry.

Stars: William Baldwin, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow

Votes: 18

11. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary, Music

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

Votes: 81

12. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Biography of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer whose Sun Records label in Memphis, TN, produced records by such rock icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Johnny Bragg, Johnny Cash, Jack Clement, Rosco Gordon

Votes: 11

13. The Century (1999 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Documentary, History

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Peter Jennings hosted this 6 episode special that reviews some of the most important events of the 20th Century. Each episode is a two part examination of two events in history that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, Steve Allen, Don Arabian, A. Scott Berg

Votes: 42

14. Classic Albums: Elvis Presley (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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The story behind Elvis's first album features performances from 1955 and '56, interviews with the King and rare home movies of him at play and work. There are also interviews with Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ernst Jørgensen, D.J. Fontana, Chick Crumpacker

Votes: 82

15. Elvis: The Great Performances - Center Stage, Volume One (1990 Video)

52 min | Music

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Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: George Klein, Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 33

16. The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock (2007 Video)

15 min | Short

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Stars: Joel Doyle, Peter Guralnick, George Klein, Harvey Kubernik

17. God Gave Rock & Roll to You (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Rory Wheeler | Stars: Robert Beckford, Phil Alexander, Gavin Baddeley, Blanche Barton

Votes: 9

18. Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas (2007 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ann-Margret, Michael Bertrand, Terry Blackwood, James Burton

Votes: 12

19. Elvis: The Great Performances, Vol. 3 - From the Waist Up (1997 Video)

51 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Bono, Elvis Presley

Votes: 20

20. Tavis Smiley (2004– )
Episode: Episode dated 27 January 2006 (2006)

Talk-Show

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Director: Jonathan X | Stars: Peter Guralnick, Heather Headley

21. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Feel Like Going Home (2003)

110 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A documentary about the blues and it's African origins.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Corey Harris, John Lee Hooker, Salif Keita, Willie King

Votes: 272

22. The Century (1999– )
Episode: Memphis Dreams (1999)

Documentary, History

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Focuses on two iconic personalities, part 1 on Elvis Presley (segment "Innocence in Rebellion") and part 2 on Martin Luther King Jr. (segment "Searching for the Promised Land"), both with a Memphis connection.

Stars: Peter Jennings, Steve Allen, Douglas Brinkley, Peter Guralnick

23. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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Director: Gandulf Hennig | Stars: Dave Alvin, John Carter Cash, Robert Duvall, Jason Fine

Votes: 60

24. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

208 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 9,823

25. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007)

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Spectacular rise & disgraced collapse of Memphis' socially-conscious, neighborhood-based Stax Records, which spawned many of the best soul sounds of the 60's and 70's is told mostly by its ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Stewart, Estelle Axton, Deanie Parker

Votes: 163

26. VH1 Legends (1996– )
Episode: Sam Cooke (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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This film documents the rise of legendary singer Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. Includes interviews with Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls and more.

Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Lou Adler, J.W. Alexander, Dick Clark, Charles Cooke

Votes: 36

27. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )
Episode: Southern Soul (2005)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Anna Gravelle | Stars: Colin Salmon, Al Bell, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Solomon Burke

28. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )
Episode: The Gospel Highway (2005)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Kate Broome | Stars: Colin Salmon, Lou Adler, Muhammad Ali, Solomon Burke

29. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )
Episode: The Road to Rock 'n' Roll (2001)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Jeff Morgan | Stars: Roy Acuff, Pat Boone, Ray Charles, Samuel Charters