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The Filth and the Fury (2000 Documentary)
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A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
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Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
3.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
4.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (120 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
5.
Kurt & Courtney (1998 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
6.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
7.
Elvis (1979 TV Movie)
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley. (150 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
8.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
9.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Groove (2000)
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An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene. (86 mins.)
Director: Greg Harrison
 
13.
Hair (1979)
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Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embrased into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger yet he's already been drafted.He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
14.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
15.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
16.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
 
17.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
18.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)
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BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.
 
19.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
20.
American Hot Wax (1978)
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This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's... (91 mins.)
Director: Floyd Mutrux
 
21.
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002 Documentary)
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First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Jones
 
22.
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble (2003 Video)
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(89 mins.)
 
23.
Rust Never Sleeps (1979 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Young
 
24.
Elvis on Tour (1972 Documentary)
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Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley. (93 mins.)
 
25.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
26.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
27.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
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With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
28.
Idlewild (2006)
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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster... (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Barber
 
29.
Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
30.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
31.
Control (2007)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
32.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. (96 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
33.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. (106 mins.)
 
34.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
35.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
36.
De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
37.
No Distance Left to Run (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the English rock band Blur. (104 mins.)
 
38.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
39.
Brothers of the Head (2005)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music. (93 mins.)
 
40.
Last Days (2005)
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A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain. (97 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
41.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938... (116 mins.)
 
42.
Joy Division (2007 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band. (93 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
43.
Smithereens (1982)
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene. (89 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman