*****Documentary

by annette4 | created - 14 Jun 2012 | updated - 03 Sep 2014 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords











IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Born to Boogie (1972)

67 min | Music

Documentary about T-Rex includes concert footage and staged sequences. Ringo's directorial work is mindful of touches used in "Magical Mystery Tour."

Director: Ringo Starr | Stars: Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr, Mickey Finn, Elton John

Votes: 338

2. Let It Be (1970)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

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.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 4,713

3. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 5,880

4. The Beatles Anthology (1995– )

600 min | Documentary, Music

An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin

Votes: 4,816

5. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

96 Metascore

A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 35,582 | Gross: $13.78M

6. The Beatles on Record (2009 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Music

A collection of interviews and footage of the band detailing how their sound progressed and how their albums were made.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 108

7. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

Votes: 5,484

8. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 8,754

9. Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

In this mockumentary spoof of "Paul Is Dead" theories, the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Gilbert | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 601

10. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.

Directors: Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess | Stars: Avi Arad, Sean Astin, Dick Ayers, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 761

11. Oh My God (2009)

93 min | Documentary

30 Metascore

People from all walks of life are asked "What is God?"

Director: Peter Rodger | Stars: Peter Rodger, Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, David Copperfield

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.04M

13. The Beatles: Destination Hamburg (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

From the formation of the Quarrymen in 1957, and The Beatles early years in Hamburg, this documentary uses contemporary film, and recently rediscovered and restored footage to tell the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best

Votes: 5

14. All Together Now (2008)

84 min | Documentary

The story behind the partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the Las Vegas stage production of "LOVE."

Director: Adrian Wills | Stars: Neil Aspinall, Bobby Baldwin, Dominic Champagne, David Giammarco

Votes: 203

15. The McCartney Years (2007 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Music

A career-spanning anthology collecting the music videos of Sir Paul McCartney's solo career.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Kevin Godley, Richard Heslop, Simon Hilton, John Landis, John Mackenzie, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Matthew Robinson, John Schlesinger, Julien Temple | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, James Coburn, Blair Cunningham

Votes: 60

16. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: The Beatles in 'Love' (2006)

59 min | Documentary, History

Alan Yentob looks at the collaboration between the Beatles music and Cirque Du Soleil.

Directors: Steve Cole, David Mallet | Stars: Alan Yentob, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 15

18. The Beatles Revolution (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music

Celebrities explain how The Beatles (who only appear in archival footage) and their music touched their lives.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Meredith Vieira, Tim Allen, Bono, David Bowie

Votes: 151

19. Queen: Champions of the World (1995)

120 min | Documentary, Music

This documentary on the music group Queen includes performance and rehearsal footage, and exclusive interviews from backstage at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor

Votes: 138

20. The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995)
Episode: Britain Invades, America Fights Back (1995)

60 min | Documentary

In the 1960s, music artists from Great Britain like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who become popular in the United States.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Alan Aldridge, Peter Asher, The Beach Boys, The Beatles

Votes: 135

21. The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991 Video)

83 min | Documentary, Music

Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Directors: Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 691

22. Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology (1987)

55 min | Documentary, Music

This video trilogy documents the music group Queen's sixteen years together. This volume includes "Live Aid" and the 1986 tour.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Michael Appleton, Barbara Baker, Roy Thomas Baker, Jim Beach

Votes: 90

23. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology (1987)

Documentary, Music

This anthology chronicles Queen's 16 years. Footage includes "Live Aid" and the 1986 tour.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Michael Appleton, Jim Callaghan, Roger Daltrey, John Deacon

Votes: 74

24. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology (1987)

57 min | Documentary, Music

This volume of the anthology includes Queens tours of America, Japan and Rio de Janeiro.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Barbara Bach, Roy Thomas Baker, Jim Beach, Jeff Beck

Votes: 74

25. Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (1985 Video)

51 min | Documentary, Music

A protest organization of rock musicians musically declare their boycott of a major South African resort and the making of that video is discussed.

Director: Steve Lawrence | Stars: Via Afrika, Iqbal Akhund, Tina B., Afrika Bambaataa

Votes: 33

26. Ready Steady Go, Volume 2 (1985)

Documentary, Music

This production includes tapes from the popular British '60's television show, Ready Steady Go.

Stars: The Beatles, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Marvin Gaye

Votes: 11

27. Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 (1983)

Documentary, Music

This production includes tapes of live performances from the popular British '60's television show Ready Steady Go.

Stars: The Animals, The Beatles, Cilla Black, Eric Burdon

Votes: 22

28. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

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, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle

Votes: 3,140

30. The Day the Music Died (1977)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

Add a Plot

Director: Bert Tenzer | Stars: Mel Winkler, Jacklyn Zeman, Murray the 'K', Marvin Gaye

Votes: 29

31. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

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. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansey

Votes: 2,292 | Gross: $0.16M

32. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,328

34. The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15, 1965 New York concert.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 438

36. What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 110

37. The Beatles Come to Town (1963)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Pathe News technicolor short showing The Beatles in concert at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, Lancashire on 11/20/63. This footage was incorporated into the 1965 Pathe feature "Pop Gear".

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 39

38. Give Me the Banjo (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

A comprehensive look at a quintessential American musical instrument, the banjo, from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century.

Director: Marc Fields | Stars: Greg Adams, Stevie Barr, James Bollman, Gus Cannon

Votes: 79

41. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (2002 TV Special)

The American Film Institute (AFI) presents its 30th Life Achievement Award to Tom Hanks.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tim Allen, Jeremy Davies, Vincent Dowling, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 181

44. Life of Python (1990 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

This documentary tells the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors (At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Sets etc.) and various interviews... See full summary »

Director: Mark Redhead | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Dudley Moore, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase

Votes: 188

45. Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989 TV Special)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

Sketches from "Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)".

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,196

46. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography

Jack Lemmon is honored by the AFI with a Life Achievment Award hosted by Julie Andrews featuring clips from his films and reminiscences from co-workers.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, James Cagney

Votes: 118