With VH1 Rock Docs (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.8
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56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,587 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Marley (2012)

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

8.0
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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: 12,650 | Gross: $1.41M

3. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 5,167 | Gross: $1.10M

4. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

Votes: 1,194

5. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Stars: Michelle Alexander, B-Real, Mary Barr, Todd Boyd

Votes: 180

6. N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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NWA brought the brutal soundtrack of the LA streets to the mainstream. A documentary about the world's most dangerous group.

Director: Mark Ford | Stars: Soren Baker, Todd Boyd, Tom Bradley, Cheo Hodari Coker

Votes: 124

7. NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell (2007 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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New York City, 1977 - It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There was a city wide blackout with major looting, a... See full synopsis »

Director: Henry Corra | Stars: Sal Abbatiello, Afrika Bambaataa, Wayne Barrett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 251

8. Let's Spend the Night Together (2010)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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Take an emotional journey back to the early Seventies, the Golden Age of Groupies! Some were in it for love, some for the music, and some for their art -- and four decades later, these ... See full summary »

Director: Jenna Rosher | Stars: The Beatles, Rodney Bingenheimer, Marc Bolan, David Bowie

Votes: 7

9. I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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53 Metascore

A new band trying to find their audience as they tour through Europe. Kiefer Sutherland stops at nothing in his effort to try and make this happen.

Director: Manu Boyer | Stars: David Beste, Ryan Carman, Greg Velasquez, Jon Cassar

Votes: 302 | Gross: $0.01M

10. ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game (2014)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game is a 90-minute documentary for VH1 that explores how Atlanta earned the mantle of hip-hop dominance, pioneering a seismic shift in American music.

Directors: Brad Bernstein, Rick Cikowski, Brandon Dumlao | Stars: Kilo Ali, Michael Barney, Shyran Blakley, Bone Crusher

Votes: 18

11. The Tanning of America (2014– )

240 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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"The Tanning of America" is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Stoute, Bill Adler, Cory Booker, Mariah Carey

Votes: 22

12. Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots (2012)

65 min | Documentary

7.6
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Revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices - the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles.

Director: Mark Ford | Stars: Alex Alonso, Bart Bartholomew, Charlie Beck, Todd Boyd

Votes: 136

13. The Night James Brown Saved Boston (2008 TV Movie)

Unrated | 66 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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The film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert ... See full summary »

Director: David Leaf | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Michael Ambrosino, Tom Atkins, Charles Bobbitt

Votes: 159

14. Monterey 40 (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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15. VH1 Rock Docs (2006– )
Episode: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010)

TV-PG | 64 min

8.6
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An American documentary narrated by Terrence Howard about the groundbreaking television series "Soul Train (1971)" and how it became an iconic pop cultural phenomenon.

Directors: Amy Goldberg, J. Kevin Swain | Stars: Don Cornelius, Danyel Smith, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King

Votes: 31


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