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1. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 2,050 | Gross: $0.41M

2. 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: 10,476 | Gross: $1.61M

3. 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: 17,129 | Gross: $19.16M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 6,094

5. Punk's Not Dead (2007)

93 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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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: 787

6. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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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!

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

Votes: 2,862

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

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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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, The Stone Roses, John Squire

Votes: 1,845

8. Sample This (2012)

85 min | Documentary

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 81

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

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

Votes: 1,301 | Gross: $0.26M

10. Bitchcraft (1997 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Adult, Music

6.0
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Director: Olivier Jansen | Stars: Simone Angel, Joanne Heeley, Amanda Smith-Skinner, Julie Worland

Votes: 72

11. An Affair of the Heart (2012)

93 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: Corey Feldman, Linda Blair, Rick Springfield, Doug Davidson

Votes: 116

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.

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

Votes: 232

13. 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: 38

14. Death Metal Angola (2012)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.5
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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: 74 | Gross: $0.00M

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

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: John Simm, Jellybean Benítez, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris

Votes: 88

16. Hurry Up and Wait (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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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

Votes: 37

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

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 8

18. Prog Rock Britannia (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Music

8.1
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Nigel Planer narrates the story of how an ambitious generation of musicians emerged from the 1960s music scene and attempted to expand the horizons of rock music beyond the pop single, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 89

19. I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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53 Metascore

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

Votes: 290 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Mötley Crüe Greatest Videos Hits (2003 Video)

Music

8.2
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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. From Russia with Rock (1988)

108 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Director: Marjaana Mykkänen | Stars: Akvarium, Alliance, Avia, Harry Bent

Votes: 8

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

45 min | Documentary, Music

8.9
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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: 20

23. Rock'n'roll... Of Corse! (2010)

88 min | Documentary

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Some people's fates deserved t be known by everyone. Henry Padovani, this Young 24-year old Corsican, who arrived in London in December 1976, is one of them. Actor and witness of a period ... See full summary »

Directors: Stéphane Bébert, Lionel Guedj | Stars: Henri Padovani, Sting, Topper Headon, Stewart Copeland

24. Heavy in Houston: A Look at Today's Houston Metal Scene (2012 Video)

150 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary on the Houston rock/metal scene since 2010.

Director: Derek Norman | Stars: Mandy Bonvillion, Tyler Chapman, Rusty Conner, Jose Diaz

Votes: 6

25. 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

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

88 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Antti Kuivalainen | Stars: Kari Purssila, Antero Laiho, Armas Lahoniitty, Olli Pellikka

Votes: 23

27. Breaking: Los Angeles (2013)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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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.

Directors: Joseph Brocato, Yale Chiang | Stars: David Kershenbaum, Michael Howe, Michael Rosenblatt, Julie Pilat

Votes: 17

28. VEVO Go Shows (2009– )

Music

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

Votes: 12

29. 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

30. Rock Suomi (2010– )

538 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 26

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

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary

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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

32. Musical Holdouts (1976)

47 min | Music

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

33. 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

34. 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.

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

35. 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.

Director: Edward Payson | Stars: Alex McCoy, Paul Nagi, Johnny Elkins, Nate Cormier

Votes: 14

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

120 min | Documentary, Music

5.7
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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 »

Director: Bill Zebub

Votes: 13

37. How to Make It in the Music Industry: Steps to Stardom, Vol. 1 (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Music

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Entertainment lawyers, major label executives, and others contributed their wisdom to this star-making instructional video, which helps viewers in their quest to make it big in the music industry.

Director: Colin S. Coughenour | Stars: Stevie B., Tone Capone, Steve Dent, Serge Devant

38. Sign My Snarling Movie: 25 Years of the Bobs (2007)

87 min | Documentary

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Rising from the ashes of San Francisco's Western Onion Singing Telegram Company, the Bobs pave their own path through vocal pyrotechnics, witty tunes, musical brinkmanship, and amazing live... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Burton, Alex M. Stein | Stars: The Bobs, Amy Engelhardt, Joe Bob Finetti, Richard Bob Greene

39. One-Eyed Doll: A Rockumentary (2010)

133 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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A portrait of Kimberly Freeman and her One-Eyed Doll band. An on-the-scene 'gonzo' style tour through back roads, basement rock houses and clubs.

Director: David Bates Jr. | Stars: David Bates Jr., Kimberly Freeman, Paul Jacob Evans, Jason Rufuss Sewell

Votes: 6

40. 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.

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

41. 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

42. 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

43. Hollywood Headbash (1991)

41 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Larry Wessel | Star: El Duce

44. 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 »

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

45. Semalam Di Rumah Bonita: A Concert Film (2011)

130 min | Documentary, Music

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A concert film of Bonita's performance at Teater Salihara on December 2, 2010. Accompanied with stop-motion animation to transition from one song to another.

Directors: Kyo Hayato Agusta, Paul Agusta | Star: Bonita Adi

46. 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 »

Director: Jodi Nelson | Star: Jodi Nelson

47. 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)

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

48. Rock with Your Cork Out (2008)

75 min | Documentary

9.0
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An insider peek into the world of the thriving Cork rock music scene. Packed with great original Irish Music and live performances in the venues of Cork City.

Director: Daniel O'Connell

Votes: 5

49. Jet Harris from There to Here (2012)

50 min | Documentary

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Directed and edited by Mark Windows, "From There to Here" documents Jet Harris's incredible life and is an intimate, witty and often poignant film. The DVD features contributions from a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Windows

50. Yhden tähden hotelli (2007)

70 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Ari Matikainen | Stars: Jorma Kääriäinen, Danny, Esa Pulliainen, Kai Pulliainen

Votes: 40