Fluff's Fav. Concert/Music Films

by fluffhead34 | created - 22 Apr 2011 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

These are some of my all-time favorite concert/music related films/documentary's. I plan on adding more as they come to me and also a brief comment on each film as to what I like about each.

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1. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 6,907

Have the 2007 Docurama Films DVD and the 2015 Criterion 2 Disc set (Dvd-Video copy)

2. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,715 | Gross: $0.00M

(Dvd-Video) 2002 Criterion 3 Disc Set "The Complete Monterey Pop Festival" (Includes; Disc 1: Monterey! (79min.), Disc 2: Jimi Plays Monterey (49min.) & SHAKE! Otis At Monterey (19min.) 1986 Disc 3: The Outtake Performances (123min.) 1997 (All with new 5.1 DTS Sound Mixes)

3. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Jimi Hendrix's landmark concert in Monterey County Fairgrounds in California in which he plays signature songs like "Purp;e Haze," "Foxy Lady," and "Wild Thing."

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, John Phillips

Votes: 781

From the 2002 Criterion 3Disc Set "The Complete Monterey Pop Festival"

4. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,693 | Gross: $50.00M

2009 Warner Bros. Home Video "40th Ann. Two-Disc Director's Cut" (224min.)

5. Gimme Shelter (1970)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 9,043 | Gross: $0.25M

2000 Criterion Collection DVD-Video (w/Supplements)

6. The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker, Tony Iommi

Votes: 1,424

7. Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (1998 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance.

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend

Votes: 449

Eagle Rock Ent. DVD

8. Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (1991)

56 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell

Votes: 302

DVD-Video (Authored from Video Files; DVD-RIP)

9. Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue (2004)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

8.0
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Documentary about Miles Davis' legendary gig at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. Includes full live footage and recent interviews with band mates and others. .

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Gary Bartz, Bob Belden, Paul Buckmaster, Ron Carter

Votes: 165

Eagle Rock Ent. DVD

10. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

5.9
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"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 1,664

11. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,273

2006 Two-Disc 35th Anniversary Edition (Was in PAL Format so needed to Re-author completely)

12. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 7,414

Have Both Original 1972 (64min.)Theatrical Release [DVD-VIDEO] & the 1991 "Director's Cut" (91min.) [2002 Universal Pictures DVD] (includes 24min. Interview with original Director Adrian Maban)

13. 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: 1,207

14. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle

Votes: 3,073

15. Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

Director: Neil Young | Stars: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro, Billy Talbot

Votes: 814

16. Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland (1978 TV Movie)

375 min | Music

8.2
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The title derives from the fact that it was the last concert in San Francisco's Winterland Arena, which was shut down shortly thereafter. The Dead celebrated the closing as an approximately... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 73

17. Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead (1981 Video)

114 min | Music

8.6
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Recorded October 30th and 31st, 1980, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Dead Ahead showcases the recently reformed Grateful Dead lineup in acoustic and electric splendor.

Director: Len Dell'Amico | Stars: Tom Davis, Al Franken, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart

Votes: 100

18. Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert (1987 Video)

Unrated | 147 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Grateful Dead's New Year's Eve concert 12/31/87 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

Director: Len Dell'Amico | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann

Votes: 86

19. Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here (1989 Video)

150 min | Music

8.4
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Director: Len Dell'Amico

Votes: 67

DVD-Video

20. Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman

Votes: 540 | Gross: $3.82M

21. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 9,366 | Gross: $4.98M

Have DVD

22. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

Director: Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Jimmy Cleveland, Harry Colomby

Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.52M

23. Year of the Horse (1997)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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58 Metascore

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Neil Young, Jim Jarmusch, Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro

Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $0.19M

24. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $1.17M

25. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,635 | Gross: $1.83M

26. Grateful Dawg (2000)

PG-13 | 81 min | Documentary

7.2
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64 Metascore

Details the deeply rooted musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Includes live Garcia/Grisman performances as well as rare and unique personal moments from the studio, ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Grisman | Stars: Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Joe Craven, Jim Kerwin

Votes: 282 | Gross: $0.36M

27. Phish: It (2004 Video)

Music

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Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell

Votes: 119

2 DVD Set

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

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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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: 10,246

2005 Paramount Home Video 2-DVD Set (5.1 Dolby) (Dvd-Video)

29. The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (2007 TV Movie)

83 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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An unvarnished chronicle of Bob Dylan's metamorphosis from folk to rock musician via appearances at the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1965.

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan

Votes: 302

30. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 11,855 | Gross: $1.41M

31. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home (2006)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Director: Peter Frumkin | Stars: Richard Brown, Dunkin Campbell, Peter Coyote, Ed Cray

Votes: 79

Dvd-Video copy

32. Neil Young Journeys (2011)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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74 Metascore

Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Neil Young

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.21M

33. The Who Live in Texas '75 (2012 Video)

117 min | Music

7.8
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Director: The Who | Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend

Votes: 10

34. The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition (2011 Video)

Music

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Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Elton John, Nils Lofgren

Votes: 10

35. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Neil Young: Don't Be Denied (2009)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Stars: Stephen Stills, Neil Young

Votes: 70

36. Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Charles Mingus, Gunther Schuller

Votes: 120

37. A Technicolor Dream (2008)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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The story of the underground movement during the 60s leading up to its culmination at The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, a "musical happening" at Alexandra Palace on April 29 1967.

Director: Stephen Gammond | Stars: Kevin Ayers, Joe Boyd, John Hopkins, Nick Mason

Votes: 55

38. Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 (1968)

58 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A close-up of bass player and composer Charlie Mingus as he and his five-year-old daughter await eviction by the City of New York.

Director: Thomas Reichman | Stars: Walter Bishop, Charles McPherson, Carolyn Mingus, Charles Mingus

Votes: 80

39. The Grateful Dead (1977)

PG | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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The Grateful Dead performs live at Winterland in San Francisco in October 1974.

Directors: Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 635

(Dvd-Video)

40. Bittersweet Motel (2000)

82 min | Documentary

8.1
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47 Metascore

Bittersweet Motel is a documentary about the popular rock band Phish. The film focuses on Phish's music, with little emphasis on their die-hard fan base.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell

Votes: 603 | Gross: $0.38M

41. Specimens of Beauty (2004 Video)

26 min | Music, Short

7.1
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Follows Phish through the making of their final studio album, "Undermind".

Director: Danny Clinch | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Tchad Blake, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Votes: 17

42. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 587 | Gross: $0.20M

43. Baby Snakes (1979)

R | 166 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio

Votes: 719

44. The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 (2012)

135 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A concert depicting the performance of the Doors at the Hollywood Bool in 1968.

Director: Ray Manzarek | Stars: John Densmore, The Doors, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 169

45. Berlin (2007)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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72 Metascore

Lou Reed's 2006 live concert performance of his 1973 concept album "Berlin", filmed over five nights at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Lou Reed, Fernando Saunders, Sharon Jones, Antony Hegarty

Votes: 611 | Gross: $0.03M

Lou Reed's Berlin album performed live in Brooklyn with help from Original Producer Bob Ezrin, The Brooklyn Youth Choir, and many talented musicians. Directed by Julian Schnabel. (Dvd-Video)

46. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.7
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96 Metascore

A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 34,090 | Gross: $13.78M

47. Help! (1965)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 14,697

48. Talking Heads in concerto (1980 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A fantastic performance in Rome that was filmed for broadcast taking place just two months after the release of Remain In Light,

Director: Cesare Pierleoni | Stars: Bernie Worrell, Jerry Harrison, Dolette McDonald, Steven Scales

Votes: 11

49. Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993 TV Special)

Not Rated | 204 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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On October 16, 1992, an impressive and eclectic group of artists gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the purpose of celebrating the music of Bob Dylan on occasion of his ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Bob Dylan, The Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, June Carter Cash

Votes: 244

50. David Bowie: Serious Moonlight (1983 Video)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Director: David Mallet | Stars: David Bowie, Carlos Alomar, Steve Elson, Stan Harrison

Votes: 280

51. David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Both a visual flashback and a telling of the life and birth of the alter ego that was David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

Director: James Hale | Stars: Jarvis Cocker, David Bowie, Marc Almond, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 160

BBC-Four Documentary

52. David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, John Harris, Ken Scott

Votes: 1,270

BBC-Four Documentary

53. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.

Director: Alan Yentob | Star: David Bowie

Votes: 201

54. Ricochet (1984)

78 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Director: Gerry Troyna | Stars: Carlos Alomar, David Bowie, Steve Elson, Stan Harrison

Votes: 16

RARE! (TV Documentary originally aired in 1981, never released on home video)

55. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (2003)

49 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Director: Matthew Longfellow | Stars: Roger Waters, Storm Thorgerson, Nigel Williamson, David Fricke

Votes: 1,576

56. Classic Albums: Lou Reed - Transformer (2001 Video)

49 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Transformer is considered to be one of the best albums of the 1970s. This documentary examines it with Lou Reed and engineer Ken Scott talking about Perfect Day and Vicious among others; ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Smeaton

Votes: 151

57. Classic Albums: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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The story behind one of the most popular double-albums of all-time, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, featuring Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets and the title song.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Gus Dudgeon, Rick Frio, Paul Gambaccini, David Hentschel

Votes: 148

58. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1997)

75 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Musicians, producers, family, colleagues and the artist himself look back on the making of Stevie Wonders's classic album "Song In the Key of Life".

Director: David Heffernan | Stars: Dorothy Ashby, Shirley Brewer, Ben Bridges, Isiah 'Greg' Brown

Votes: 77

59. Classic Albums: Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire (1999 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Chris Blackwell, John Bundrick, Rita Marley, Peter Tosh

Votes: 170

DVD-Video copy Eagle Rock Ent./Classic Album Series

60. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: The Band: The Band (1997)

75 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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An interview show with discussion of how the eponymous album was recorded; all surviving members of The Band participated. Other musicians are also interviewed about the impact and ... See full synopsis »

Director: Bob Smeaton

Votes: 156

61. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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58 Metascore

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansey

Votes: 2,216 | Gross: $0.16M

Dvd-Rip authored to Dvd-Video format, A D.A.Pennebaker Film

62. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 5,562

Official 45th Ann. DVD (2012 restoration; 4K Video transfer, Audio in 2.0 LPCM, 5.1 Dolby & 5.1 DTS mixes remixed at Abbey Road Studio's, w/opt.audio commentary by Paul McCartney Extra's: 'Making of' Doc. (19min.), 'Meet the Supporting Cast' featurette (11min.), Outtakes from 'Your Mother Should Know', 'Blue Jay Way' & 'The Fool On The Hill', Hello Goodbye Promo, "Nat's Dream" (Dir. John Lennon), "I'm Going in a Field" - Ivor Cutler, "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush" - Traffic (& MORE!)

63. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.0
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Atte Blom, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt

Votes: 560

64. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright

Votes: 1,928 | Gross: $1.04M

65. Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (2009)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Forty summers ago on a windswept island just off England's southern coastline, a young Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist named Leonard Cohen delivered the performance of a lifetime.

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins, Bob Johnston

Votes: 87

66. Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII (1993 Video)

92 min | Music

7.4
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Shot at L'Olympia in Paris in June 1993, Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII presents a snapshot of one of their few reunion gigs.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker

Votes: 26

DVD-Video (copy)

67. Grateful Dead: So Far (1987 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A Grateful Dead concert, focusing more on the band itself than on the odd collection of fans that attend their events.

Directors: Len Dell'Amico, Jerry Garcia | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh

Votes: 34

68. The Compleat Beatles (1982 Video)

119 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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The history of the great British rock band.

Director: Patrick Montgomery | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,020

[VHS-Dubbed video rec. authored to DVD-Video] (Not officially released on DVD or Blu-ray)

69. Fillmore (1972)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A dozen rock groups are shown playing concerts in 1972.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Bill Graham, Marty Balin, Elvin Bishop, Ed Bogas

Votes: 92

RARE Widescreen print authored to Dvd-Video

70. Songs for Drella (1990 Video)

55 min | Music

8.5
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Lou Reed and John Cale perform their album "Songs for Drella" a tribute to Andy Worhol

Director: Edward Lachman | Stars: Lou Reed, John Cale

Votes: 37

LOU REED & JOHN CALE Perform the album on a sound stage in it's entirety (VHS-Dub authored to DVD-Video)

71. Lou Reed Remembered (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Boy George, Lou Reed

Votes: 9

72. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,672 | Gross: $0.32M

73. Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime (1981 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.3
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David Byrne Talking Heads lip syncs and sporadically dances to the 1980 single Once In a Lifetime.

Directors: Toni Basil, David Byrne | Star: David Byrne

Votes: 98

AKA: Talking Heads vs. Television TV-Feature (60min.)

74. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Lou Reed, David Bowie, David Byrne, John Cale

Votes: 286

75. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Al Hendrix

Votes: 376

76. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 3,931 | Gross: $3.75M

77. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: LennoNYC (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Roy Cicala

Votes: 478

78. Yellow Submarine (1968)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Director: George Dunning | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 20,400

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79. Renaldo and Clara (1978)

R | 235 min | Drama

6.6
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This epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types that is, contrary to popular opinion, coherent and a unified whole. Bob Dylan is shown in concert, often masked, during the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Dylan | Stars: Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, Joan Baez, Ronnie Hawkins

Votes: 421

80. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.6
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 23,868

81. Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way (2010 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

8.1
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A chronological look at the life and career of jazz musician, composer, and performer Dave Brubeck (1920- ), presented through contemporary interviews, archival footage of interviews and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Sting, Dave Brubeck

Votes: 69

82. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

7.0
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $0.43M

83. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.61M

84. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond (2001)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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" The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" tells the full bizarre, tragic, but also celebratory story of Syd Barrett, the co-founder of Pink Floyd.With contributions from friends, managers, ... See full summary »

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Kirsty Wark, Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Graham Coxon

Votes: 510

85. Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

PG | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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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: 242

86. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Nina Simone -The Legend (1993)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Frank Lords | Star: Nina Simone

87. The Blues (2003)
Episode: The Soul of a Man (2003)

127 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Wim Wenders entry into this in depth series documenting the blues. This film follows the exploits of three legendary blues men Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J B Lenoir. Includes ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown, James Hughes, David F. Hughes

Votes: 134

88. 65 Revisited (2007 Video)

65 min | Documentary

7.8
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A collection of rare outtakes and performances from D A Pennebaker's 1965 classic DONT LOOK BACK.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Bob Neuwirth, Nico

Votes: 115

89. In Concert (1970– )
Episode: Joni Mitchell (1970)

Music

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Star: Joni Mitchell

90. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 3,759 | Gross: $0.41M

91. Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 160 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Filmed on location in Buffalo, NY. The Grateful Dead's July 4, 1989 concert at Rich stadium.

Director: Len Dell'Amico | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh

Votes: 47

92. Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (1993 Video)

75 min | Music

8.1
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Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher, Gavin Taylor | Stars: Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Benny Bailey, Randy Brecker

Votes: 15

DVD-Video copy

93. Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (1990 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Matthew Seig | Stars: David Langston Smyrl, Billie Holiday, Ruby Dee, Buck Clayton

Votes: 20

94. Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (2006 Video)

62 min | Music

7.9
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Stars: Thelonious Monk, Larry Gales, Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse

Votes: 13

95. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Music

6.5
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,759

96. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Director: John Jeremy | Stars: Billie Holiday, Milt Hinton, Peter O'Brien, Alice Vrbsky

Votes: 42

97. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady (2001)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: David F. Turnbull | Stars: Bill Paterson, Phil Nice, Billie Holiday, Donald Clarke

Votes: 7

98. 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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In 1959, four important jazz albums were released, each a watershed moment for the genre that reflects its time. With rare footage and plenty of interviews with musicians and critics, this ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bernays | Stars: Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus

Votes: 31

99. Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles ... See full summary »

Directors: Julian Benedikt, Andreas Morell | Stars: Freddie Hubbard, Gil Melle, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver

Votes: 186

100. Phish: Live in Brooklyn (2006 Video)

Music

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Performed at the minor league baseball field KeySpan Park in Brooklyn this was the opening night of what was promoted as the band's final tour before their 2004 breakup.

Director: Eli Tishberg | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell

Votes: 43