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1. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

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, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,406 | Gross: $1.61M

2. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 55,572 | Gross: $0.87M

3. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 10,257 | Gross: $5.36M

4. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

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: 7,050

5. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 7,518

6. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $0.07M

7. The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 6,715

8. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 8,001 | Gross: $0.24M

9. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 51,599 | Gross: $4.02M

10. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 121,532 | Gross: $75.33M

11. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 23,577 | Gross: $54.22M

12. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 31,387 | Gross: $1.45M

13. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

93 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 314,415 | Gross: $51.97M

14. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 29,175 | Gross: $1.13M

15. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 66,464 | Gross: $22.24M

16. Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Music

"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Venetta Fields, Jill Furmanovsky

Votes: 1,254

17. Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court (1994 TV Special)

145 min | Documentary, Music

Pink Floyd's final live show in 1995.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt

Votes: 4,019

18. Roger Waters: In the Flesh Live (2000 Video)

Unrated | Music

The documentary of Roger Waters' "In the Flesh" tour. This includes interviews and his solo version of some Pink Floyd songs.

Director: Ernie Fritz | Stars: Roger Waters, Doyle Bramhall II, Graham Broad, Jon Carin

Votes: 1,164

19. Sade: Lovers Live (2002 Video)

116 min | Documentary, Music

Concert film of Sade's 2001 tour promoting their new album Lovers Rock. They perform new tracks from that album and many old favorites. Also features backstage footage, a music video of "... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Muller | Star: Sade

Votes: 77

20. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

77 Metascore

A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and... See full summary »

Director: Jeroen Berkvens | Stars: Nick Drake, Paul Weller, Gabrielle Drake, Rodney Drake

Votes: 593

21. 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: 8,384

22. Jimi Hendrix (1973)

R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis | Stars: Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett

Votes: 1,233

23. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 203,385 | Gross: $119.52M

24. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 11,760 | Gross: $5.84M

25. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 97,820 | Gross: $7.99M

26. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of The Beatles' early history.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

Votes: 5,143 | Gross: $2.39M

27. 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: 34,818 | Gross: $13.78M

28. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

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

Votes: 13,963 | Gross: $50.00M

29. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

61 Metascore

A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 46,865 | Gross: $31.67M

30. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $1.83M

31. Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Stars: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman, Keith Wood, Nancy Whang

Votes: 2,385 | Gross: $0.51M

32. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 17,222 | Gross: $8.20M

33. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music

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: 2,405

34. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 1,996 | Gross: $0.43M

35. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1997)

74 min | Documentary, Music

The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976/77.

Director: David Heffernan | Stars: Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks

Votes: 354

36. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 35,181 | Gross: $72.09M

37. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 98,338 | Gross: $24.34M

38. Sade Live (1994 Video)

98 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Sophie Muller | Star: Sade

Votes: 112

39. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 28,522 | Gross: $14.92M

40. 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: 55,378 | Gross: $3.97M

41. The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live (2013)

Unrated | 121 min | Documentary, Music

The Rolling Stones historic and triumphant return to Hyde Park was without doubt the event of the summer. Over 100,000 delirious fans of all ages packed into the park for two spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Dugdale | Stars: Mick Jagger, Darryl Jones, Bobby Keys, Keith Richards

Votes: 244

43. Neil Young Journeys (2011)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Neil Young

Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.21M

44. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

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: 13,907 | Gross: $0.32M

45. Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J (2004 Video)

G | 97 min | Music, Documentary

Live, intimate and raw, ERIC CLAPTON - SESSIONS FOR ROBERT J is Eric Clapton's tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson. The project was filmed during tour rehearsals in London and Dallas, ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Nomura Schible, Chris Hilson | Stars: Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Nathan East, Steve Gadd

Votes: 81

46. The Miles Davis Story (2001 TV Movie)

125 min | Documentary

A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

Director: Michael Dibb | Stars: Jimmy Cobb, Shirley Horn, Frances Davis, Clark Terry

Votes: 230

47. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 9,953 | Gross: $2.18M

48. Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album (2000 Video)

60 min | Music, Documentary

Behind-the-scenes footage to document the production of one of John Lennon's most enduring works. A fluid context of conflict, community, and craftsmanship.

Directors: Jonas Mekas, Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector, George Harrison

Votes: 269

49. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 938

50. Deep Blues (1992)

91 min | Documentary, Music

Music critic Robert Palmer narrates the insightful story of Delta blues and North Mississippi hill country blues.

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Robert Palmer, David A. Stewart, Abraham Schwab, Booker T. Laury

Votes: 103