Best Music Films

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1.
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (1983 Documentary)
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U2 perform a live concert at Red Rocks. (82 mins.)
Director: Gavin Taylor
“ This is the year that U2 arrived in America - Just a bunch of boys - with really killer songs... ” - amoviegoer555
 
2.
The T.A.M.I. Show (1964 Documentary)
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Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit Maebelline". He is then joined... (123 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
“ a time in history - just before the California Sound took over. ” - amoviegoer555
 
3.
Let It Be (1970 Documentary)
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart. (81 mins.)
 
4.
Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
“ A really great concert - but they only show one or two songs per performer. ” - amoviegoer555
 
5.
Jimi Plays Monterey (1986 Documentary)
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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." (50 mins.)
“ This was a great concert, but if you want to see Jimi's full performance, you'll need to purchase this disc. and it has Otis!!!! ” - amoviegoer555
 
6.
Nirvana: Live at the Paramount (2011 Documentary)
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On Halloween 1991, Nirvana played live at the Paramount Theater in Seattle. Songs from both albums, "Bleach" and "Nevermind", were performed. (72 mins.)
Director: Mark Racco
“ At their peak in 91 - playing to a home-town audience. It was all down hill after that. ” - amoviegoer555
 
7.
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (1999 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
8.
Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (1991 Documentary)
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(56 mins.)
Director: Murray Lerner
 
9.
Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (1998 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Murray Lerner
 
10.
Smashing Pumpkins: Vieuphoria (1994 Documentary)
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Vieuphoria is a long form music movie. It stars the smashing pumpkins as the main characters. It shows live shows, and skits including "meet the frogs". (90 mins.)
Director: Modi
“ Great footage of the gang beiing themselves. ” - amoviegoer555
 
11.
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000 Documentary)
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12.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle (2003 Documentary)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Nick Wickham
“ Don't let the crappy box fool you - this is the best view of RHCP out there!! ” - amoviegoer555
 
13.
The Doors: Live in Europe 1968 (1991 Documentary)
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Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane introduce concert footage of The Doors' 1968 European tour. (58 mins.)
 
14.
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1987 Documentary)
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A 1968 concert given by the rock group The Doors at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. (62 mins.)
Director: Ray Manzarek
 
15.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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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. (90 mins.)
 
16.
Tommy (1975)
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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
17.
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
 
18.
Renaldo and Clara (1978)
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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... (235 mins.)
Director: Bob Dylan
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston (2001 Documentary)
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A concert film which captures Bono and the U2 boys live in Boston June 6, 2001. The film is an interactive...
Director: Hamish Hamilton
 
21.
U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney (1994 Documentary)
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U2 perform live in Sydney, Australia in 1993 on the fifth leg of their iconic Zoo TV Tour. (118 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
22.
The Harder They Come (1972)
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. (103 mins.)
Director: Perry Henzell
 
23.
Korn: Deuce (2002 Documentary)
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(150 mins.)
“ If you purchase the DVD, it comes with a special disc of their last free concert at CBGBs in New York - That's a lot of equipment (and volume) for such a small venue - priceless... ” - amoviegoer555
 
24.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
25.
Help! (1965)
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
26.
Mad Season: Live at the Moore (1995 Documentary)
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The band featuring members of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Screaming Trees performs live in concert at the Moore Theater in Seattle, Washington. (44 mins.)
Director: Duncan Sharp
“ Sadly this is only on VHS. Might have to go out and get one... ” - amoviegoer555
 
27.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ This is how it works = After the MGM Lion roars for the second time - start Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (Side 1) - Then sit back and enjoy the show. You can lookup "Dark Side of the Rainbow" in Wikipedia for more details, but it is pretty obvious. ” - amoviegoer555