Music Documentaries to Watchby shawnevans666 | created - 07 Jun 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
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2. The Idea of North (1970 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy
The Idea of North is part filmed docudrama, part fantasy, part forerunner of music television. Based on the radio play by Glenn Gould, North's montage of words, images and music tells a ... See full summary »
4. Saravah (1972)
100 min | Documentary
Documentary about Brazilian music circa 1969, with extremely rare scenes, such as the only color footage of Pixinguinha, images of João da Baiana, one of the fathers of Samba, Maria ... See full summary »
5. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
Votes: 2,254 | Gross: $0.16M
6. Chulas Fronteras (1976)
58 min | Documentary, Music
"Chulas Fronteras" is a documentary about the music of the Mexican community on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, particularly of migrant farmers. It includes material about the roots ... See full summary »
8. 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!
13. Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story (1982)
The life of Bob Marley with interviews from family and friends, and features rare footage of Bob Marley. Captures the feel and timelessness of the music and the man himself.
14. Four American Composers (1983 TV Movie)
220 min | Documentary
This is a 4 pieces documentary that follow 4 different contemporary composers performing/creating/building theirs shows. Peter Greenaway lead us, with a great sense of balance between the ... See full summary »
16. Louie Bluie (1985)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music
About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.
17. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This documentary movie covers two concerts at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, and also discusses his life and career.
Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.72M
18. Uncle Meat (1987 Video)
100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
This is a documentary about an unfinished movie. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention try to film the sci-fi epic "Uncle Meat."
19. Big Time (1988)
PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music
Bringing his unique sense of humor to this bizarre and original piece of moviemaking, Tom Waits takes the audience through a musical journey with his jazzy, quirky, bluesy tunes presented ... See full summary »
Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.15M
20. The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988 Video)
59 min | Comedy, Documentary
Using takes and rehearsals discarded from the original edit plus interviews made during the shooting, Zappa reconstructs the bizarre story of 200 Motels, one of the most problematic ... See full synopsis »
27. Time Will Tell (1992)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The life story of Nesta Robert Marley, Rastafarian prophet who with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer brought the powerful message of reggae music to the world outside their native Jamaica. ... See full summary »
29. Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1993)
90 min | Documentary
From their underground days recording songs in their bedroom to their rise as one of rock music's most alternative bands, this documentary chronicles Jad and David Fair's formation of Half Japanese.
31. Stepping Razor: Red X (1992)
103 min | Documentary
On a fall night in 1987, three men forced their way into Peter Tosh's home in Kingston, Jamaica. Inside, they drew guns and forced their way upstairs where they confronted Tosh and some ... See full summary »
85 min | Documentary, Music
33. Smashing Pumpkins: Vieuphoria (1994 Video)
90 min | Documentary, Music
Vieuphoria is a long form music movie. It stars the smashing pumpkins as the main characters. It shows live shows, and skits including "meet the frogs".
34. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary
This documentary from Les Blank follows the indomitable Gerald "The Maestro" Gaxiola, who turned to a life of prolific art making after years as an aircraft mechanic, traveling salesman, and body builder.
Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Short, Music
A documentary about the music and influence that Francisco Aguabella has had on the world.
77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
An in-depth, award-winning documentary on the life and music of legendary bluesman ROBERT JOHNSON. Mixing rare photographs, exclusive interviews, and dramatic re-creations, director PETER ... See full summary »
40. Can: The Documentary (1999 Video)
87 min | Documentary, Music
The late-'60s avant garde rock band Can gets a feature-length tribute with this affectionate documentary chronicling its odd inception and subsequent career.
42. The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
PG-13 | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how... See full summary »
Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.22M
VH1 Legends (1996– )
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This film documents the rise of legendary singer Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. Includes interviews with Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls and more.
47. Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (2001)
102 min | Documentary, Music
Portrait of an important American musician through the testimonies of fellow musicians and people from his environment, but also through archival material and documents from various stages of his life and career.
48. 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: 3,110 | Gross: $1.60M
49. You See Me Laughin' (2002)
77 min | Documentary
You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods.
50. The Alchemists of Sound (2003 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary
A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).
51. The Blues (2003)