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1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 109,540 | Gross: $4.67M

2. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,318 | Gross: $0.32M

3. Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Gary Crowley

Votes: 4,948 | Gross: $0.24M

4. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

6.1
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 7,549 | Gross: $15.01M

5. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,244 | Gross: $13.30M

6. 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: 10,876 | Gross: $1.61M

7. Gimme Shelter (1970)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 8,629 | Gross: $0.25M

8. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 6,586

9. Depeche Mode: 101 (1989)

R | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Depeche Mode prepares for the 101st and final concert of its massive world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California, while a group of fans who won a contest travel to the concert through the United States on a bus.

Directors: David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder

Votes: 1,169

10. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,599 | Gross: $0.04M

11. 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: 6,415

12. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 629

13. 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: 2,972

14. Screamers (2006)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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55 Metascore

Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.

Director: Carla Garapedian | Stars: Hrant Dink, John Dolmayan, Sibel Edmonds, Daron Malakian

Votes: 1,242 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,174

16. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,431 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,330 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,916 | Gross: $1.17M

19. A Band Called Death (2012)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 2,914 | Gross: $0.13M

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

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

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

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, Mani

Votes: 1,976

21. End of the Century (2003)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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74 Metascore

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia | Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $0.39M

22. Edgeplay (2004)

110 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.

Director: Victory Tischler-Blue | Stars: Kari Krome, Kim Fowley, Suzi Quatro, Sandy West

Votes: 431

23. X: The Unheard Music (1986)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X. There are studio and live performances by the band and interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: W.T. Morgan | Stars: John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, D.J. Bonebrake

Votes: 308

24. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Leon Russell, Eric Andersen, Malissa Bates, David Briggs

Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Hair I Go Again (2016)

106 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Facing a mid-life crossroads, two longtime friends risk everything as they set out to fulfill their dreams of achieving rock and roll stardom. First and last chances happen only once.

Director: Steve McClure | Stars: Ron Keel, Steve Blaze, Eddie Trunk, Frank Hannon

Votes: 21

26. 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: 814

27. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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A thorough look at the 90's Turkish rock scene, one legendary stage band and its two members: Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin... An inquiry of their existential battles with the society, the industry and their own minds.

Director: Mehmet Sertan Ünver | Stars: Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 35

28. Dédé, à travers les brumes (2009)

Music

7.6
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The year it took Dede Fortin to write and record "Dehors Novembre" is revisited in this doc. Swinging between crippling despair and fervent creativity, the past that haunted Fortin until ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Philippe Duval | Stars: Sébastien Ricard, Joseph Mesiano, Dimitri Storoge, Bénédicte Décary

Votes: 651

29. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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A double-DVD set which features over five hours of previously unreleased concert and archival performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969 to 1979.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Jimmy Page | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 2,323

30. Live Forever (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker

Votes: 1,073

31. Seven Ages of Rock (2007– )

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Charles Shaar Murray, David Fricke, John Harris

Votes: 449

32. Once Upon a Time in Norway (2007)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Interviews with central members of early Norwegian black metal bands about Mayhem, the early black metal scene and the crimes they committed.

Directors: Pål Aasdal, Martin Ledang | Stars: Varg Vikernes, Kjetil Manheim, Necrobutcher, Billy Nordheim

Votes: 343

33. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

Votes: 1,121

34. Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011)

123 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a ... See full summary »

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Robert Voedisch, Tommy Ramone, Tom Arnold, Dave Foley

Votes: 259

35. KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection (2006 Video)

379 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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The early career and rise to fame of hard-rock group KISS 1973-1977.

Stars: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Votes: 186

36. No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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In 1991, the Manic Street Preachers planned to sell 16 million copies of their debut and split up. Many years, many hits and one big mystery later, this colourful band and its fans appear ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Marcus | Stars: James Dean Bradfield, Richey Edwards, Grant Foxon, Manic Street Preachers

Votes: 85

37. Kovasikajuttu (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J.P. Passi | Stars: Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo

Votes: 1,280

38. Liberty Mean (2016)

Comedy

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Liberty Mean is a comedic mockumentary that follows four ambitious yet clueless friends who form a band to parody the songs of their idols, the legendary Black Owls. Madness ensues as the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bacharach-White | Stars: Aditi Molly Bhanja, Chris Wolfe, Pakob Jarernpone, Andrew Yackel

39. Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Blink-182's Urethra Chronicles is a fun look at the band's hilarious antics since they formed in 1992. Each current band member (Mark, Tom, and Travis) each have a five-minute bio where ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick DeVoe, Jeffery Motyll, Darren Doane, Liz Friedlander, Marcos Siega | Stars: Thomas DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, Kevin Baldes

Votes: 486

40. Riding in Vans with Boys (2003 Video)

Documentary, Music

8.2
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In the summer of 2002, blink-182 invited the little-known band Kut U Up to accompany them on The Pop Disaster Tour. Kut U Up is not known primarily for their music. They are however, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Beauchesne | Stars: Chris Cote, Brandon Parkhurst, Micah Mattson, Brendan Raasch

Votes: 219

41. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 544

42. Call + Response (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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43 Metascore

Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level.

Director: Justin Dillon | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Kevin Bales, David Batstone, Natasha Bedingfield

Votes: 50 | Gross: $0.22M

43. Living the American Nightmare (2011)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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This is the story of Myke Hideous and the punk rock music industry.

Director: Pawl Bazile | Stars: Myke Hideous, Peter Steele, Arturo Vega, Steve Zing

Votes: 16

44. Play Your Gender (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Music | Completed

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Juno Award-winning musician Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why only 5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. What does it take for a woman to make it in music?

Director: Stephanie Clattenburg | Stars: Melissa Auf der Maur, Patty Schemel, Kinnie Starr, Doug Bedard

45. 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: 291 | Gross: $0.01M

46. The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders (2011)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An access-all-areas documentary about The Libertines reunion shows at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2010 from first time director Roger Sargent; photographer, witness and confidante of the band... See full summary »

Director: Roger Sargent | Stars: Carl Barât, Pete Doherty, John Hassall, The Libertines

Votes: 226

47. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Unprecedented access into one of the world's greatest musical talents and his larger than life lifestyle: Elton John. With frank, funny, and touching filmmaking, this documentary is a ... See full summary »

Director: David Furnish | Stars: Elton John, David Furnish

Votes: 112

48. Gimme the Power (2012)

101 min | Documentary

7.8
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A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

Director: Olallo Rubio | Stars: Sergio Arau, Paco Ayala, Randy Ebright, Tito Fuentes

Votes: 577

49. The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

Directors: Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall | Stars: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman

Votes: 147

50. Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel (1980)

Documentary, Music

7.4
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Eric Clapton and his band toured Europe by train in 1978, and a documentary called "Eric Clapton and his Rolling Hotel" was filmed, but never released. Clapton put his band in a ... See full summary »

Director: Rex Pyke | Stars: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Muddy Waters

Votes: 12