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1. Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

Director: Tom Berninger | Stars: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf

Votes: 3,893 | Gross: $0.14M

2. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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65 Metascore

A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker.

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Damon Albarn, Dot Allison, Marc Almond, David Bates

Votes: 1,100

3. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 19,840 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 31,172 | Gross: $1.45M

5. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

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

Votes: 8,196

6. Joy Division (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 2,795

7. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 55,274 | Gross: $0.87M

8. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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79 Metascore

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Joe Strummer, Steve Jones, Mick Jones, Brigitte Bardot

Votes: 3,338 | Gross: $0.25M

9. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 25,616 | Gross: $2.83M

10. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood

Votes: 5,460 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

99 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien

Votes: 2,849 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials (1998 Video)

34 min | Short, Music

8.3
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Features 7 music videos from the British band, Radiohead. Covering their singles from the albums The Bends and OK Computer, this features songs like Street Spirit (Fade Out), Paranoid Android, and High and Dry.

Directors: Magnus Carlsson, Paul Cunningham, Grant Gee, Jonathan Glazer, Jake Scott, Jamie Thraves | Stars: Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway

Votes: 595

13. All Tomorrow's Parties (2009)

82 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties.

Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Battles, Belle & Sebastian, Grinderman, Dirty Three

Votes: 580

14. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 65,912 | Gross: $22.24M

15. 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: 1,578

16. Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Venetta Fields, Jill Furmanovsky

Votes: 1,242

17. PNYC: Portishead - Roseland New York (1997)

93 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Portishead concert in the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, on the 24th July 1997 with tracks from the albums "Dummy" and "Portishead" played by the band and a 30 piece orchestra.

Director: Dick Carruthers | Stars: Portishead, Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley

Votes: 516

18. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 7,943 | Gross: $0.33M

19. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

Votes: 7,325

20. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 8,610 | Gross: $0.23M

21. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 51,353 | Gross: $4.02M

22. Last Days (2005)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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67 Metascore

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green

Votes: 19,897 | Gross: $0.45M

23. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 28,988 | Gross: $1.13M

24. Gargandi snilld (2005)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians.

Director: Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon | Stars: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Barði Jóhannsson, Walter Durkacz, Úlfur Eldjárn

Votes: 424

25. No Distance Left to Run (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A documentary about the English rock band Blur.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Stars: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree

Votes: 1,095

26. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray

Votes: 11,349 | Gross: $1.61M

27. 9 Songs (2004)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.8
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43 Metascore

In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Don Blum

Votes: 19,360 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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72 Metascore

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Stars: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman, Keith Wood, Nancy Whang

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.51M

29. Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (2011)

86 min | Documentary

7.8
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Gatling Pictures' "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston "low rock" band Morphine. From his Newton, Mass., roots to ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Gordon Bralver, David Ferino | Stars: Chris Ballew, Dicky Barrett, Les Claypool, Dana Colley

Votes: 346

30. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

Director: Jay Bulger | Stars: Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland

Votes: 2,706 | Gross: $0.11M

31. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,866 | Gross: $3.97M

32. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, John Squire

Votes: 2,108