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1.
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 them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
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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
 
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The Day the Music Died (2010 Short Film)
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Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles. (25 mins.)
Director: Bruno Miotto
 
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Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
5.
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
 
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The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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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
 
8.
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.)
 
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Taking Woodstock (2009)
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A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
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A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. (115 mins.)
Director: Mat Whitecross
 
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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist. (99 mins.)
 
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Imagine: John Lennon (1988 Documentary)
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A biography of the rock music star. (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Solt
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
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Jimi Hendrix (1973 Documentary)
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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done... (98 mins.)
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head
 
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Jimi Hendrix (2010 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
 
17.
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987 Documentary)
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This documentary movie covers two concerts at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, and also discusses his life and career. (120 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
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Wingspan (2001 Documentary)
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The story of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles musical career. (120 mins.)
Director: Alistair Donald
 
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The Compleat Beatles (1982 Documentary)
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The history of the great British rock band. (119 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Glastonbury (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival. (138 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
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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
 
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Trainspotting (1996)
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Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
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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.)
 
25.
The Britpop Story (2005 Documentary)
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Retrospective documentary on the Britpop movement of the 1990s.
Director: Chloë Thomas
 
26.
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
 
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Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
28.
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
 
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Notorious (2009)
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The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. (122 mins.)
 
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Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
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No Distance Left to Run (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the English rock band Blur. (104 mins.)
 
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End of the Century (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. (110 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
35.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007 Documentary)
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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death... (124 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
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It Might Get Loud (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. (98 mins.)
 
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Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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The Song Remains the Same (1976 Documentary)
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band. (137 mins.)
 
41.
The Clash: Westway to the World (2000 Documentary)
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A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band. (60 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
42.
1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992 Documentary)
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David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991... (99 mins.)
Director: Dave Markey
 
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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
 
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Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972 Documentary)
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts)... (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Maben
 
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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.)
 
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The Beatles Anthology (1995 Mini-Series)
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands. (600 mins.)
 
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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009 Documentary)
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In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses... (93 mins.)
Director: Emmett Malloy
 
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Sigur Rós: Heima (2007 Documentary)
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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... (97 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
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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
 
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Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
51.
Synth Britannia (2009 Documentary)
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Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
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Classic Albums: Lou Reed - Transformer (2001 Documentary)
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Transformer is considered to be one of the best albums of the 1970s. This documentary examines it with... (49 mins.)
Director: Bob Smeaton
 
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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.
 
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Hype! (1996 Documentary)
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s (84 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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The Drop: The EDM Culture Explosion (???? Documentary)
Over the past few years, electronic dance music has taken off in popular culture. However, the transition...
Director: Edward Platero
 
56.
Finding the Funk (2013 Documentary)
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Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with... (78 mins.)
Director: Nelson George
 
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Punk Britannia (2012 TV Series)
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A series which explores the why's and how's of Punk music's emergence in the mid 1970's, and the legacy it left for British music. It features interview and classic performances. (90 mins.)
 
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The Story of Lovers Rock (2011 Documentary)
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overs Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots... (97 mins.)
Director: Menelik Shabazz
 
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Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
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Live Forever (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene. (82 mins.)
Director: John Dower
 
61.
The Importance of Being Morrissey (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary about Morrissey. (49 mins.)
 
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Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010 Documentary)
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The definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny O'Connor