It's About the Music

Music is life. This is my open list of music films, either already seen or to be seen. Feel free to list recommendations.
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1.
24 Hour Party People (2002)
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
 
2.
24 Hour Party People: The Factory Records Saga (2002 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
Director: David Robertson
 
3.
A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
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William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and mischief "A midsummer night's dream" is re-imagined with Club kids at a rave in a L.A. warehouse. Love potions and drug deals gone bad, it's a high-energy, drug-fueled drama. (85 mins.)
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
 
4.
Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
5.
And the Beat Goes On (2009 Documentary)
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Director: Steve Jaggi
 
6.
Better Living Through Circuitry (1999 Documentary)
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This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack... (85 mins.)
Director: Jon Reiss
 
7.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
8.
Copyright Criminals (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling. (65 mins.)
 
9.
Ecstasy (2011)
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A single church-going mother desperately tries to save her two daughters from walking down the same dark path she was once on; and a young woman fights against addiction to a mysterious party drug. (96 mins.)
 
10.
Groove (2000)
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An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene. (86 mins.)
Director: Greg Harrison
 
11.
Hang the DJ (1998 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
12.
Hey DJ (2003)
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From Miami to Ibiza, HEY DJ chronicles the meteoric rise to Fame of DJ HOUND DOG and the terrible mess he makes of his love life. Featuring an all star cast of the Worlds Greatest DJ's. (86 mins.)
 
13.
High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music (2006 Documentary)
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HIGH TECH SOUL is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit... (64 mins.)
Director: Gary Bredow
 
14.
Human Traffic (1999)
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Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. (99 mins.)
Director: Justin Kerrigan
 
15.
I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade... (78 mins.)
Director: Brendan Toller
 
16.
Intellect: Techno House Progressive (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary about the hard working DJs and producers who have brought electronic dance music to the forefront of nightlife around the world. Featuring over 35 world class artists from Derrick Carter to Paul Van Dyk.
 
17.
It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
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Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
18.
Maestro (2003 Documentary)
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Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream... (89 mins.)
Director: Josell Ramos
 
19.
Melbourne Shuffler (2005 Documentary)
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Dance music has spread across the world transcending religious & racial barriers connecting to the hearts and souls of millions... (78 mins.)
 
20.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. (141 mins.)
 
21.
Modulations (1998 Documentary)
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The evolution of electronic music and its many genres. How the wide range of styles and scenes formed through experimentations on sound formation. (75 mins.)
Director: Iara Lee
 
22.
Moog (2004 Documentary)
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Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created... (72 mins.)
Director: Hans Fjellestad
 
23.
Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival (2004 Documentary)
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In 2003 Detroit, Michigan was the host city of one of the most important dance music events in the world... (93 mins.)
 
24.
Party Girl (1995)
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Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother... (94 mins.)
 
25.
Party Monster (1998 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
26.
Party Monster (2003)
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Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate. (98 mins.)
 
27.
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. (109 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
28.
PressPausePlay (2011 Documentary)
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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way... (80 mins.)
 
29.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
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Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
30.
Pump Up the Volume (2001 TV Series)
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In this documentary the origin of house music is being explained. It starts in Chicago in the "Warehouse" club...
Director: Carl Hindmarch
“ Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Chicago. This is the definitive history of House music. ” - grant-tom
 
31.
Put the Needle on the Record (2004 Documentary)
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'PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD' is an award-winning documentary which explores the evolution of electronic music and the rise of the DJ in pop culture... (83 mins.)
Director: Jason Rem
 
32.
Re:Generation (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary feature, produced in association with The Grammy's, looks at the history, songwriting... (75 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
33.
RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age. (87 mins.)
Director: Brett Gaylor
 
34.
Rise: Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie (2003 Documentary)
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(69 mins.)
Director: Julie Drazen
 
35.
Rolling (2007)
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A med student, a teenage runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a high school basketball player, a drug dealer... (90 mins.)
 
36.
Scratch (2001 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now... (92 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
37.
Synergy: Visions of Vibe (1999 Documentary)
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(64 mins.)
 
38.
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1994 Documentary)
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A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesiser instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument. (83 mins.)
 
39.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
40.
Untitled Electronic Music Scene Documentary (???? Documentary)
A documentary that follows influential DJs over a year-long trek around the world as they prepare for a secret festival show.
 
41.
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
42.
Electric Daisy Carnival Experience (2011 Documentary)
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A live concert documentary on the popular electronic music festival. (116 mins.)
Director: Kevin Kerslake
 
43.
Last Days Here (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back. (91 mins.)
 
44.
Leave the World Behind (2014 Documentary)
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A music documentary following the last tour of the band Swedish House Mafia in 2012/2013, the film tells a story of friendship and huge success. (95 mins.)