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Documentary, Music | Post-production
Over the past few years, electronic dance music has taken off in popular culture. However, the transition from an underground movement to a mainstream juggernaut has not happened overnight.... See full summary »
2. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
4. Salad Days (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, ... See full summary »
5. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 160,711 | Gross: $161.20M
102 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Ethics and passion in their purest form. Welcome to the world of Sarah Records, active between 1987-1995, and possibly the most indie of all indie labels.
7. The 78 Project Movie (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, Music
Based on the acclaimed web series, THE 78 PROJECT is a journey across America to record today's musical artists as they perform the early American songs that inspired a century of popular ... See full summary »
8. Zdorovo i Vechno (2014)
78 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Punk may have started in New York and London, but the extremely famous and famously extreme existential cult Siberian 80's band Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense) and it's visionary ... See full summary »
10. Heaven Adores You (2014)
104 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »
11. The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill (2014 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Music
Famous fans and fellow musicians discuss the career of one of the most influential figures that British music has ever produced.
12. The Past is a Grotesque Animal (2014)
Unrated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A personal, accessible look at an artist - Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to... See full summary »
13. Riot on the Dance Floor (2014)
114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Riot on the Dance Floor: The story of Randy Now and City Gardens is a documentary from director Steve Tozzi, that features the stark and iconic photography of Thrasher Magazine's Ken ... See full summary »
15. Elektro Moskva (2013)
Unrated | 89 min | Documentary
Elektro Moskva is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story begins with the inventor of the world's first electronic instrument, Leon Theremin, ... See full summary »
94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see... See full summary »
17. 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: 2,883 | Gross: $0.11M
18. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Music
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.
Votes: 1,158 | Gross: $0.11M
19. Last Shop Standing (2012)
50 min | Documentary
The rapid rise of record shops in the 1960's / 70s and 80's, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from ... See full summary »
22. Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (2011)
110 min | Documentary, Music
From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker's Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, ... See full summary »
R | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.
Votes: 3,178 | Gross: $1.20M
24. Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2011)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
For Jimmy Lee Lindsay, life was a mosh pit. Whether it was growing up among crack addicts on the rough side of Memphis, or his years in the rough-and-tumble underground rock scene of the '... See full summary »
25. Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Gatling Pictures' "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston "low rock" band Morphine. From his Newton, Mass., roots to ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Music
Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, "Strange ... See full summary »
Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.07M
28. 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: 14,684 | Gross: $0.67M
29. Frank and Cindy (2007)
73 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Frank & Cindy is a deeply personal documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80's one-hit wonder musician, and his blonde bombshell wife Cindy, who makes him live in the basement.
30. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,416 | Gross: $0.25M
31. Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007)
R | 84 min | Documentary, Music, War
In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, ... See full summary »
32. Marc Bolan: The Final Word (2007 TV Movie)
66 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary which examines Marc Bolan's childhood ambitions of fame and where it led him, using previously lost TV and radio interviews, rediscovered Top of the Pops recordings, unseen concert footage and unique home movies.
35. loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music
loudQUIETloud is the story of this unforseen plot twist. A deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense, and ultimately triumphant return.
Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $0.00M
37. 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: 8,251 | Gross: $0.33M
38. Don't Need You (2005 Video)
40 min | Documentary, Short, Music
"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a ... See full summary »
41. We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985.
42. You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)
91 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.
Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.00M
43. Instrument (1999)
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a ... See full summary »
44. The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003 Video)
200 min | Documentary, Music
The music videos, documentaries and short stories of director and actor Spike Jonze.
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
This documentary features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia... See full summary »
47. Storefront Hitchcock (1998)
PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary, Music
Rock-music lover and feature-film director Jonathan Demme takes on eccentric British singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock, in an ambitious concert film. Setting up a stage in a New York ... See full summary »
Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.00M
48. So Wrong They're Right (1995)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
A documentary about obsessive 8-track tape collectors, the film documents a cross-country trip looking for those passionate few for whom the 70s never died.
49. 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.
50. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama