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1. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
Votes: 14,763 | Gross: $0.67M
2. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,169 | Gross: $1.60M
PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.
Votes: 540 | Gross: $0.40M
5. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.
Votes: 8,333 | Gross: $0.33M
6. It Might Get Loud (2008)
PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Votes: 11,698 | Gross: $1.61M
7. Bring on the Night (1985)
PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.
Votes: 468 | Gross: $1.89M
8. Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' (2004 TV Movie)
TV-14 | Documentary
Interviews with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and his contemporaries outline the history of Wilson's album "Smile," a project some 37 years in the making.
10. Down from the Mountain (2000)
G | 98 min | Documentary, Music
This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Votes: 579 | Gross: $0.30M
Classic Albums (1997– )
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
49 min | Documentary, Music
A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Classic Albums (1997– )
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
75 min | Documentary, Music
Musicians, producers, family, colleagues and the artist himself look back on the making of Stevie Wonders's classic album "Song In the Key of Life".
Classic Albums (1997– )
U2: The Joshua Tree
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary examining the production of U2's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.
Classic Albums (1997– )
Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music
A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast'
16. Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music
"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles ... See full summary »
18. Dig! (2004)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 5,664 | Gross: $0.13M
19. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.
Votes: 15,687 | Gross: $1.22M
20. Young@Heart (2007)
PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
Votes: 3,727 | Gross: $3.96M
50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
In NY's legendary Avatar Studios guitarist Jakob Bro has gathered some of the biggest jazz legends of our time. They have two days to make an album out of Jakob Bro's notes.
22. Trollkarlen - en film om Jan Johansson (1999)
56 min | Documentary
In this sober and moody documentary, director Anders Østergaard explores the life - and death - of Swedish wonder kid jazz pianist Jan Johansson through a rain-soaked windshield. A very ... See full summary »
23. Thunder Soul (2010)
PG | 83 min | Documentary, Music
Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.
Votes: 451 | Gross: $0.14M
24. Under African Skies (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
25. The Genius of Lenny Breau (1999)
120 min | Documentary, Music
The Genius of Lenny Breau is Hughes' film biography of her father, the Canadian jazz guitar genius who died under mysterious circumstances in 1984. Through making the documentary, Hughes ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
Les Paul: Chasing Sound
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
The Authorized biography of Les Paul, " The Wizard of Waukesha". The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor, and recording artist(Paul had two #1 hits ... See full summary »
27. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)
R | 96 min | Documentary, Music
An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.
29. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.
Votes: 2,899 | Gross: $0.11M
31. 1 Giant Leap (2002)
155 min | Documentary, Music
Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their ... See full summary »
32. Oil City Confidential (2009)
104 min | Documentary, Music
The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »
33. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.
Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $0.41M
35. One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? (2008 Video)
One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It's an... See full summary »
36. Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (2008– )
60 min | Music
Conceived to provide a forum for in- depth discussion and performance with the most interesting artists and personalities of our time, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... fuses the best of ... See full summary »
38. Shut Up & Sing (2006)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
Votes: 4,615 | Gross: $1.22M
40. When Björk Met Attenborough (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary
Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their ... See full summary »