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1. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray

Votes: 9,760

2. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Music

2.1
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45 Metascore

A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers.

Director: Bruce Hendricks | Stars: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, John Taylor

Votes: 17,105

3. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Writers: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 4,911

4. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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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!

Writer: Jeff Stein | Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend

Votes: 2,717

5. Punk's Not Dead (2007)

93 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »

Director: Susan Dynner | Stars: Craig Aaronson, Colin Abrahall, Adri, Lorraine Ali

Votes: 737

6. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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73 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, Mani, John Squire

Votes: 1,524

7. Sample This (2012)

85 min | Documentary

6.5
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64 Metascore

A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.

Writer: Dan Forrer | Director: Dan Forrer | Stars: Gene Simmons, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Roosevelt Grier, Grandmaster Caz

Votes: 74

8. An Affair of the Heart (2012)

93 min | Documentary

7.2
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57 Metascore

The first-ever feature documentary about Grammy® Winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Film focuses ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvia Caminer | Stars: Rick Springfield, Corey Feldman, Linda Blair, Doug Davidson

Votes: 116

9. Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer

Writer: George Hickenlooper | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Rodney Bingenheimer, David Bowie, Joey Ramone, Exene Cervenka

Votes: 1,255

10. Bitchcraft (1997 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Adult, Music

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Director: Olivier Jansen | Stars: Simone Angel, Joanne Heeley, Amanda Smith-Skinner, Julie Worland

Votes: 71

11. Searching for Elliott Smith (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The unauthorized biography of the Patron Saint of Indie Rock.

Director: Gil Reyes | Stars: David Bailey, Jennifer Chiba, Christopher Cooper, Larry Crane

Votes: 35

12. My Father and the Man in Black (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.6
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57 Metascore

The untold story of 'bad-boy' Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father in the shadow of a legend.

Writer: Jonathan Holiff | Director: Jonathan Holiff | Stars: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, Jonathan Holiff, Bob Dylan

Votes: 223

13. I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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53 Metascore

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Director: Manu Boyer | Stars: David Beste, Ryan Carman, Greg Velasquez, Jon Cassar

Votes: 297

14. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

54 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Writer: Aki Kaurismäki | Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Atte Blom, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt

Votes: 498

15. Death Metal Angola (2012)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.4
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68 Metascore

DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows a loving Angolan couple, Sonia and Wilker, whose love for death metal music is bringing hope to the town and children of Huambo, and Angola as a country. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Xido | Stars: Sonia Ferreira, Wilker Flores

Votes: 76

16. Nova Rex: Ain't Easy Being Cheesy (2011)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary

6.7
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The real-life exploits of glam band NOVA REX come back to life in this hilarious 2011 documentary DVD that recalls the heavy-metal group riffing through the late 1980s hair-band era before ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Robinson | Stars: Jp Cervoni, Mike Hansen, Joni Michels, Kevin Tetz

Votes: 6

17. Lolita Bras (2007)

Documentary, Short, Music

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A short documentary about the Brooklyn band Lolita Bras.

Director: Kenneth Anderson | Stars: Patrick Harmon, Erica Grauerholz, Paul Frick

18. VEVO Go Shows (2009– )

Music

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Stars: Wyclef Jean, Rivers Cuomo, Tyler Glenn, Elly Jackson

Votes: 13

19. Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: John Simm, Jellybean Benítez, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris

Votes: 86

20. Mötley Crüe Greatest Videos Hits (2003 Video)

Music

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This is a music video collection showcasing all of Motley Crue's music videos going back to 1981 and running till 2000 and includes performances by the original Motley Crue and features ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Bardawil, Bob Cesca, Nick Egan, Marcelo Epstein, Wayne Isham, Martin Kahan, Brian Lockwood, Matt Mahurin, Nikki Sixx, Blanche White | Stars: Michael Berryman, Randy Castillo, John Corabi, Larry Flynt

Votes: 103

21. Breaking: Los Angeles (2013)

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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A candid, provocative look at the challenges and dilemmas musicians confront when trying to break into the famed LA recording industry where creative brilliance is tested by an industry consumed by raw capitalism and rampant file-sharing.

Writers: Joseph Brocato, Yale Chiang, Sherri L. VandenAkker | Directors: Joseph Brocato, Yale Chiang | Stars: David Kershenbaum, Michael Howe, Michael Rosenblatt, Julie Pilat

Votes: 18

22. Prog Rock Britannia (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Music

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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Steve Howe, Bob Harris, Arthur Brown, Richard Coughlan

Votes: 80

23. A History of a Time to Come (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Music

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A History of a Time To Come - the story of UK thrash, a documentary telling the tale of British thrash metal through the ages, from the early 80s to the present day. The film aims to fill ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Callis-Smith | Stars: Mike Abel, Ben Allen, Ian Arkley, Jim Aspinall

24. See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould (2012)

101 min | Documentary

7.8
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Last November at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, some of today's most influential artists gathered to celebrate the music of Bob Mould. The evening was captured by filmmaker Justin Mitchell.

Writer: Justin Mitchell | Director: Justin Mitchell | Stars: Ryan Adams, Margaret Cho, Britt Daniel, Jessica Dobson

Votes: 9

25. The End of the World as We Knew It (2008)

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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"The End" was an alternative rock station in Cleveland in the 90's, after the FCC Telecommunication Act of 1996, it was forced to change formats and conform to a corporate banner.

Writers: Keith Aukeman, Michael Wendt | Director: Michael Wendt | Stars: Beck, Rick Bennett, Jim Benson, Sue Cendes

Votes: 10

26. Death Metal: Are We Watching You Die? (2010)

120 min | Documentary, Music

5.4
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"Death, thou too shalt die" does not seem to be a fitting statement for Death Metal. In this two-hour documentary, many exalted artists expound on a variety of subjects. The fact that the ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Zebub | Director: Bill Zebub

Votes: 13

27. Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

6.3
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Writers: Matti Komulainen, Santtu Luoto | Director: Antti Kuivalainen | Stars: Kari Purssila, Antero Laiho, Armas Lahoniitty, Olli Pellikka

Votes: 23

28. Act Your Age: The Kids of Widney High Story (2010)

Documentary

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Documentary chronicles Kids' rise to underground cult fame over a ten year period, and incorporates the Kids' recent West Coast tour.

Directors: Jesse Alba, Mathew Klickstein | Stars: Spero Anthony, Tony Bollas, Ty Carlisle, Matty Carvajal

29. From Russia with Rock (1988)

108 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Marjaana Mykkänen, Artemiy Troitskiy | Director: Marjaana Mykkänen | Stars: Akvarium, Alliance, Avia, Harry Bent

Votes: 8

30. Hurry Up and Wait (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

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A music documentary that reveals the journey of the Atlanta, GA based Gringo Star and their 2009 European Tour.

Director: Justin Malone | Stars: Nicholas Furgiuele, Peter Furgiuele, Peter Delorenzo, Matthew McCalvin

31. City Sonic (2009– )

30 min | Documentary

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A series of short films about extraordinary artists shot in places where their musical lives were transformed. It's about the creative reverb that makes a music scene.

Star: Liisa Ladouceur

32. Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows (2009)

86 min | Documentary

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Portrait of the Klangbad Music Festival, which is curated by legendary Hans Joachim Irmler (founding member of Faust).

Writers: Lucia Palacios, Dietmar Post | Directors: Lucia Palacios, Dietmar Post | Stars: Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Steven W. Lobdell, Eckhardt Marheinecke

33. Sum 41 Don't Try This at Home (2011)

45 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Famed band Sum41 sets off on an epic journey to record their latest album Screaming Bloody Murder. From one recording studio to another, the craziness that ensues can only be described as the real life version of the film the Hangover.

Director: Lee Levin | Stars: Deryck Whibley, Steve Jocz, Cone McCaslin, Tom Thacker

Votes: 18

34. Unsigned (2011)

Documentary

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Three unsigned rock bands never give up on their dreams of getting signed and making it big in the music industry.

Writers: Gino Devaney, Edward Payson, Brandon Scullion | Director: Edward Payson | Stars: Alex McCoy, Paul Nagi, Johnny Elkins, Nate Cormier

Votes: 15

35. Rock-Suomi (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Pekka Laine, Atte Blom, Riku Mattila, Ismo Alanko

Votes: 17

36. TCB: The King (2010)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A "rockumentary" following the peculiar hobby of a local psychiatric social worker in Wichita, KS. Ranging from "backstage" make-up to a costumed performance at the Old Cowtown Museum, this... See full summary »

Directors: David Knupp, Matt Woltersdorf | Stars: John Turck, Suzanne Turck

37. Tribute This! (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Three friends try to get ten famous singer song writers to do a tribute album to an unknown artist for charity.

Director: Mick McCleery | Stars: Billy Franks, Gary Joseph, Mike Nicholson, Mick McCleery

Votes: 19

38. 10,000 Maniacs Time Capsule (1990 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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Stars: 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant

Votes: 9

39. Arise: The Sri Lankan Metal Music Documentary (2010)

Documentary

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A documentary film that takes a deeper look at the lives of four-underground metal bands in Sri Lanka. The documentary explores the life and difficulties faced by these musicians and presents a story from their point of view.

Writers: Dinesh Guneratne, Naveen Marasinghe | Directors: Dinesh Guneratne, Naveen Marasinghe | Stars: Shivantha Beddewella, Niroshan Buddhika, Chathuranga Fonseka, Rakitha Gamage

40. Spitfire: Back to Zero (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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The incredible story of one of the best heavy metal bands in the country. Spitfire had everything going for them until one day, lead singer Dinos Costakis was involved in a tragic accident ... See full summary »

Director: Vaggelis Rigas | Stars: Dinos Kostakis, Giannis Koutouvos, Thanasis Kremmydas, Kostas Kyriakidis

Votes: 14

41. Musical Holdouts (1976)

47 min | Music

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Director: John Cohen | Stars: Hawk Hubbard, Holly Tannen

42. Together Tour (2011)

45 min | Music

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The Together Tour is an hour long music-travel documentary that follows Liz Walasczyk across the globe to five of the most celebrated music festivals of the year. The special gives viewers ... See full summary »

Writers: Jordan Delic, Tristan Moran, Jamilah Romero | Director: Ryan Keller | Star: Liz Walaszczyk

43. Erik Telford Collective: Live at the Hideout (2010 Video)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Curtis Pollock | Stars: Danny Anderson, Andy Beaudoin, Marcus Cardwell, Kyle Clayton

44. Federico Fiumani di queste distanze (2006)

9 min | Short

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A portrait of Federico Fiumani (leader of historic Italian Dark-wave band named Diaframma)

Writer: Flavio Sciolè | Director: Flavio Sciolè | Stars: Federico Fiumani, Flavio Sciolè

45. It's a Hard Rock Life (2000 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Armed with determination, talent and multi-tasking skills, we follow Jodi Nelson and her bandmates from the beginning, as we get a front row seat to experience what it takes to be an artist... See full summary »

Writer: Jodi Nelson | Director: Jodi Nelson | Star: Jodi Nelson

46. Color's Notes (2011)

115 min | Documentary

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'Color's Notes ' is an independent music documentary film, where artists and musicians of different parts and cultures of the world, were met in Elx's city at the acts and events happened ... See full summary »

Creator: Xavi Tello | Director: Xavi Tello | Stars: Eliades Ochoa, Raimundo Amador, Sazed Ul Alam, Shiv Shankar

47. Stone Cold Soul (1991)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Christian Lindblad, Ilkka Ruuhijärvi

48. 21st Century Punk Rock Volume #1 (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, History, Music

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A film about the modern day underground punk rock scene.

Creator: Jackson Low | Directors: Adrian Houser, Jackson Low | Stars: Jackson Low, Ron Martinez, Daniel Dart, Ballsy Broad

49. Apocalypse Radio: Stomping Ground (2011)

21 min | Short

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Utah punk rockers Branden Steineckert (Rancid, ex-The Used) and Brian Patchett (ex-Broke City) discuss the history and future of their side project/super-band, Apocalypse Radio, as they ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Ligairi | Stars: Drew Hamnett, Brian Patchett, Branden Steineckert, Atom Willard

50. A Film About Scarlet Grey (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary that follows the L.A. indie rock band Scarlet Grey as they set out to record their first full length album, No Boys in the Ballroom.

Directors: Max Abram, Baley Wynn | Stars: Keith Cooper, Danny Duran, Pete Emperador, Benjamin Grey