Sixty Rock N' Roll Flicks, Part 2

More flicks for folks who dig the hard stuff.
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1.
Beijing Punk (2010 Documentary)
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A film crew follows underground punks through Communist China in the year of the Olympics. (85 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
4.
Young Americans (1967 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the Young Americans, a show choir made up of young singers who project an... (104 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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.
 
7.
The Blank Generation (1976 Documentary)
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The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith... (55 mins.)
Director: Ivan Král, Amos Poe
 
8.
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
 
9.
Dance Craze (1981 Documentary)
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Documentary on Britain's 2 Tone Ska Era from the late seventies to the early eighties. (50 mins.)
Director: Joe Massot
 
10.
Streetwise (1984 Documentary)
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Bell
 
11.
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984 Documentary)
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A portrait of the life, culture and food surrounding the lovers of Polka music. The title is taken from an old Polka standard. Stars of the Polka world are highlighted. (51 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
12.
Sweet Dreams (1985)
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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
13.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
14.
The Search for Robert Johnson (1992 Documentary)
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A UK television documentary film about the legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson. (72 mins.)
Director: Chris Hunt
 
15.
Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1993 Documentary)
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From their underground days recording songs in their bedroom to their rise as one of rock music's most alternative bands, this documentary chronicles Jad and David Fair's formation of Half Japanese. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
16.
The Crow (1994)
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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
17.
Radical Act (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Radical Act, a feature-length (and vintage) documentary about the contribution of female artists to the 1990's punk scene... (52 mins.)
Director: Tex Clark
 
18.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
19.
Made in Sheffield (2001 Documentary)
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A look at the music of Sheffeild, England in the 1970's and early 1980's, when bands such as Caberet Voltaire... (52 mins.)
Director: Eve Wood
 
20.
Nine Hundred Nights (2001 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Justman
 
23.
Year of the Devil (2002)
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Documentary maker Jan Holman follows the ultrafamous singer/songwriter Jaromír Novahica during his tour with the band Cechomor. The combination is very succesful, but it draws a heavy toll on the band members and Jan Holman. (88 mins.)
Director: Petr Zelenka
 
24.
Live Forever (2003 Documentary)
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Hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths. (82 mins.)
Director: John Dower
 
25.
Dig! (2004 Documentary)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
26.
Let's Rock Again! (2004 Documentary)
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A one-hour music documentary following rock icon, and former frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer as he tours across America and Japan. (67 mins.)
Director: Dick Rude
 
27.
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.
Kill Your Idols (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll. (75 mins.)
Director: S.A. Crary
 
29.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
30.
New York Doll (2005 Documentary)
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A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years. (75 mins.)
Director: Greg Whiteley
 
31.
Sticky Carpet (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
This raw and vital filmed souvenir interviews the musicians around in 2006, Melbourne sonic explorers such as Robin Fox and Rod Cooper... (77 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
I Want to Destroy America (2006 Documentary)
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A touching documentary about the singular career of Hisao Shinagawa, a Japanese street musician who has refused to give up on his elusive dream of success and stardom, regardless of personal cost and the solitary reality of his life. (66 mins.)
Director: Peter I. Chang
 
34.
Before the Music Dies (2006 Documentary)
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With outstanding performances and revealing interviews Before the Music Dies takes a critical look at... (95 mins.)
Director: Andrew Shapter
 
35.
loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006 Documentary)
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loudQUIETloud is the story of this unforseen plot twist. A deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense, and ultimately triumphant return. (85 mins.)
 
36.
Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
 
37.
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
 
38.
Towncraft (2007 Documentary)
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Towncraft looks at the importance of local scenes in a changing music world and the exciting music that emerges from smaller cities across the country when communities come together. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Matson
 
39.
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs. (92 mins.)
Director: Rodger Grossman
 
40.
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
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
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
 
43.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Sebring
 
44.
TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears (2008 Documentary)
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Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll with a side dish of lawsuits and in-band turmoil, Busted Circuits and Ringing... (93 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
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
 
47.
American Harmony (2009 Documentary)
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Every year thousands compete in the world's greatest singing competition - that you've never heard of... (86 mins.)
Director: Aengus James
 
48.
All Tomorrow's Parties (2009 Documentary)
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A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties. (82 mins.)
 
49.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. This film also explores the relationship between band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. (106 mins.)
 
50.
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny O'Connor
 
51.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (135 mins.)
Director: Joann Sfar
 
52.
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter. (116 mins.)
Director: John Scheinfeld
 
53.
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. (109 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
54.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2011 Documentary)
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Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy... (120 mins.)
 
55.
Hit So Hard (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. (103 mins.)
 
56.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007 Documentary)
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In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi... (84 mins.)
 
57.
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
For Jimmy Lee Lindsay, life was a mosh pit. Whether it was growing up among crack addicts on the rough side of Memphis... (89 mins.)
 
58.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
59.
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011 Documentary)
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For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined... (123 mins.)
Director: Gorman Bechard
 
60.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald