Documentaries on Music

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1. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Music

Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Shawn Cloninger, William Goldsmith, Jessy Greene, Dave Grohl

Votes: 5,498

2. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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: 7,098

3. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Jimi Hendrix talking about how he became who he is.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell

Votes: 394

4. Reincarnated (2012)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

42 Metascore

Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record.

Director: Andy Capper | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Diplo, Dr. Dre, Damian Marley

Votes: 2,178

5. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 12,481 | Gross: $1.41M

6. We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! (2014)

Not Rated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

65 Metascore

They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While microcosm of Punk/New Wave ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Horn | Stars: Sally Avellino, Donna Boccuzzi, Garry Bushell, Phil Carson

Votes: 1,479

7. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

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

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 58,510 | Gross: $3.97M

8. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 10,801

9. Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Music

A retrospective look at the "Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All-Time".

Director: Bobbito Garcia | Stars: Anthony Alonso, Stretch Armstrong, B-Real, Janet Balis

Votes: 761

11. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 16,133 | Gross: $1.22M

12. Metallica: This Monster Lives (2014)

26 min | Documentary, Short

10 years later, Metallica explains how important was in their career the documental "Some kind of monster".

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich

Votes: 191

13. Danny Says (2015)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

64 Metascore

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Toller | Stars: Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins, Alice Cooper, Danny Fields

Votes: 651 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.

Director: Sonia Anderson | Stars: David Bowie, Angie Bowie, Breege Collins, Mary Finnigan

Votes: 955

15. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,988 | Gross: $0.67M

16. Hired Gun (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.

Director: Fran Strine | Stars: Kenny Aronoff, Corey Britz, Kara Britz, Phil Buckman

Votes: 1,508



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