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1.
Lemmy (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister. (116 mins.)
 
2.
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre (2000 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Garry S. Grant
 
3.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988 Documentary)
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s. (93 mins.)
 
4.
For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
Grass (1999 Documentary)
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The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. (80 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
7.
Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
8.
The Aristocrats (2005 Documentary)
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One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Provenza
 
9.
Year of the Horse (1997 Documentary)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
10.
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 Documentary)
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios... (77 mins.)
Director: Kent Jones
 
11.
Metallica: Cunning Stunts (1998 Documentary)
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The Metallica boys' trip to Texas is long and heavy, jam packed with thrash hits and a never before (at the time) heard song, Fuel. (130 mins.)
 
12.
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002 Documentary)
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A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson. (105 mins.)
Director: Keith Clarke
 
13.
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005 Documentary)
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Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them. (56 mins.)
 
14.
End of the Century (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. (110 mins.)
 
15.
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. (237 mins.)
 
16.
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007 Documentary)
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become... (120 mins.)
Director: Kevin Booth
 
17.
The Spaghetti West (2005 Documentary)
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A visual history of Italian western cinema in the 60s and 70s. (65 mins.)
Director: David Gregory
 
18.
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008 Documentary)
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A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through... (48 mins.)
Director: Jon Ronson
 
19.
A/k/a Tommy Chong (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet. (80 mins.)
Director: Josh Gilbert
 
20.
Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
21.
The John Garfield Story (2003 Documentary)
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This documentary, aired on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network, looks at the life and career of John Garfield... (58 mins.)
Director: David Heeley
 
22.
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (2008 Documentary)
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Along with his legendary cartoons, Walt Disney produced a marvelous array of live action classics that came about through the use of his singular style, hard work and an unwavering belief in this vision. (80 mins.)
 
23.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982 Documentary)
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl. (77 mins.)
 
24.
The Secret Land (1948 Documentary)
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This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica... (71 mins.)
 
25.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
26.
Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart (1997 Documentary)
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Robert Osbourne hosts this television special, in which many trailers for Humphrey Bogart's films are... (45 mins.)
Director: Tony Barbon
 
27.
The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family. (90 mins.)
Director: David Heeley
 
28.
When Comedy Was King (1960 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary devoted to the great clowns of silent comedy. (81 mins.)
Director: Robert Youngson
 
29.
The French as Seen by... (1988 Mini-Series)
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Little seen short film by David Lynch is set on a ranch in the turn-of-the-20th Century Wild West, USA is a collision of cultures where a grizzled... (13 mins.)
 
30.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973 Documentary)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
31.
Coffin Joe: The Strange World of José Mojica Marins (2001 Documentary)
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The first documentary on José Mojica Marins's (the legendary Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe) life and work... (65 mins.)
“ Maldito - O Estranho Mundo de José Mojica Marins  ” - General_Ripper
 
32.
Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison. (96 mins.)
Director: Erik Nelson
 
33.
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Isaac Asimov (2012)
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Isaac Asimov dreamed of a better future where robots can do mankind's dirty work. His I, Robot stories...
 
34.
Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: John Rust
 
35.
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007 Documentary)
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks. (82 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
36.
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
 
37.
Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts (1991 Documentary)
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This video documentary follows Alice's career from his discovery by Frank Zappa at the Wiskey-a-GoGo in Los Angeles to his "Hey Stoopid" album in 1991... (90 mins.)
Director: Neal Preston
 
38.
Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011 Documentary)
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(163 mins.)
 
39.
Queen Live at Wembley '86 (1986 Documentary)
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One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium. (300 mins.)
Director: Gavin Taylor
 
40.
We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert (1982 Documentary)
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Film of Queen's live concert in Montreal, Canada 1981. Featuring Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. (96 mins.)
Director: Saul Swimmer
 
41.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992 Documentary)
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A video recording of the benefit concert in memory of the lead singer of Queen. (175 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007 Documentary)
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"Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before. (239 mins.)
 
45.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1973 Documentary)
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A concert film taken from two Rolling Stones concerts during their 1972 North American tour. (90 mins.)
Director: Rollin Binzer
 
46.
Shine a Light (2008 Documentary)
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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
47.
Let's Spend the Night Together (1982 Documentary)
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The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour. (95 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
48.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans. (112 mins.)
 
49.
Lightning in a Bottle (2004 Documentary)
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Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
50.
Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (1999 Documentary)
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A look back at the historic Hendrix/Band of Gypsys concerts held at the Fillmore East, December 31, 1969 - January 1, 1970. (83 mins.)
Director: Bob Smeaton
 
51.
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson. (73 mins.)
Director: Tom Thurman
 
52.
Festival Express (2003 Documentary)
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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour. (90 mins.)
 
53.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
54.
Go Go Mania (1965)
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No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964... (68 mins.)
Director: Frederic Goode
 
55.
The Kids Are Alright (1979 Documentary)
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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! (101 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stein
 
56.
Punk: Attitude (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock. (90 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
57.
American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
 
58.
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone (2006 Documentary)
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On September 12, 2004, just two-and-a-half days before Johnny Ramone's death, a group of musicians and friends-among them Deborah Harry... (80 mins.)
Director: Mandy Stein
 
59.
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
 
60.
The True History of the Traveling Wilburys (2007 Documentary)
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Spring, 1988: George Harrison asks Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty to spend a day in the studio at Bob Dylan's L.A... (25 mins.)
Director: Willy Smax
 
61.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011 Documentary)
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The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer. (90 mins.)
Director: Gilles Penso
 
62.
Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers (1956 Documentary)
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Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens. (91 mins.)
Director: Winston Jones
 
63.
With Byrd at the South Pole (1930 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
 
64.
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 (2013 Documentary)
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Documentary-drama recounting the Martian War of 1913 - 1917. Europe was on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century... (120 mins.)
Director: Mike Slee
 
65.
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981 Documentary)
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag... (100 mins.)
 
66.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998 Documentary)
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The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers. (86 mins.)