Most Popular Documentary-Music Documentaries With At Least 750 Votes


1. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Dionne Warwick

Votes: 1,237 | Gross: $2.99M

2. Elvis (1968 TV Special)

50 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

9.0
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Elvis Presley has now been out for making movies for many years, now he makes a comeback in 1968.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Elvis Presley, Buddy Arett, Barbara Burgess, D.J. Fontana

Votes: 1,201

3. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 41,276 | Gross: $8.41M

4. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

6.2
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,031 | Gross: $15.01M

5. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 28,058 | Gross: $2.60M

6. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 30,471 | Gross: $1.72M

7. Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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64 Metascore

Tells the story of Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal | Stars: Whitney Houston, Tony Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Michael Baker

Votes: 2,918

8. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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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: 35,531 | Gross: $72.09M

9. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

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

Votes: 14,157 | Gross: $50.00M

10. Roger Waters: The Wall (2014)

R | 132 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters performs the band's critically acclaimed album The Wall in its entirety.

Directors: Sean Evans, Roger Waters | Stars: Roger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Snowy White, G.E. Smith

Votes: 3,744

11. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

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

8.2
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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: 56,164 | Gross: $3.97M

12. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.6
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52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

Votes: 74,890 | Gross: $73.01M

13. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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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: 14,091 | Gross: $0.32M

14. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney

Votes: 8,657 | Gross: $2.93M

15. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.5
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 24,990

16. Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.4
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Bo Burnham tackles life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans in his dazzling new stand-up special.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 5,238

17. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,859 | Gross: $4.95M

18. Sign 'o' the Times (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A concert film with theatrical staging, featuring live performances by Prince and his band.

Directors: Prince, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Sheila E., Sheena Easton, Dr. Fink

Votes: 1,414 | Gross: $3.00M

19. One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

4.2
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49 Metascore

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

Votes: 22,771 | Gross: $28.87M

20. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 10,049 | Gross: $5.02M

21. Bo Burnham: what. (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.5
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A musical stand-up comedy show by Bo Burnham, the famous internet musician.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 4,710

22. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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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: 8,652

23. Let It Be (1970)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 4,679

24. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 18,678

25. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 7,162

26. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,146 | Gross: $0.70M

27. ABBA: The Movie (1977)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog

Votes: 2,688

28. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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67 Metascore

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 2,256 | Gross: $0.80M

29. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa

Votes: 14,862 | Gross: $7.00M

30. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Music

5.4
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48 Metascore

A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen, Jennifer Arnold | Stars: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer

Votes: 5,368 | Gross: $11.86M

31. Justin Bieber's Believe (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

1.7
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39 Metascore

A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Ryan Good, Usher Raymond

Votes: 17,399 | Gross: $0.88M

32. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 1,690

33. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 4,034 | Gross: $3.75M

34. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 9,381 | Gross: $0.25M

35. Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Debbie Turner

Votes: 7,811 | Gross: $0.24M

36. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson

Votes: 3,566 | Gross: $0.44M

37. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

TV-MA | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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62 Metascore

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Ginger Baker, Chuck Berry

Votes: 1,001

38. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 9,360

39. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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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: 11,507 | Gross: $1.61M

40. The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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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: 6,796

41. One More Time with Feeling (2016)

PG | 113 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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92 Metascore

Explores the creative process of Nick Cave and his band as the singer struggles an unspoken personal tragedy.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Votes: 3,318

42. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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66 Metascore

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,433 | Gross: $7.71M

43. Hired Gun (2016)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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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: 1,223

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

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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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: 8,151 | Gross: $0.24M

45. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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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: 15,357 | Gross: $1.22M

46. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,163 | Gross: $0.41M

47. Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour (2016)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour spans all decades of the iconic superstar's illustrious career, including songs from Rebel Heart to classic fan favorites like "Material Girl" and "Holiday." ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathan Rissman, Danny Tull, Lilly Melgar, Steven Klein | Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Kupono Aweau, Derrick Barry

Votes: 1,081

48. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 11,126 | Gross: $0.42M

49. Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 1,077

50. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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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: 14,513 | Gross: $0.67M

51. Biggie and Tupac (2002)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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63 Metascore

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield, Russell Poole

Votes: 4,071 | Gross: $0.09M

52. 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

7.5
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83 Metascore

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard | Stars: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader

Votes: 9,761 | Gross: $0.28M

53. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

Director: Matt Schrader | Stars: David Arnold, Tyler Bates, Christophe Beck, Marco Beltrami

Votes: 2,651 | Gross: $0.10M

54. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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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: 7,610

55. Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 2,061

56. Shine a Light (2008)

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

7.2
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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: 10,332 | Gross: $5.36M

57. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 7,151 | Gross: $0.45M

58. Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 63 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.2
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The internet (and soon to be movie, TV, radio, etc.) phenomenon, Bo Burnham, brings you his first one-hour stand-up special "Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words" from the House of Blues in Boston.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 1,898

59. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

5.9
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57 Metascore

A look at the life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour.

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz | Stars: Katy Perry, Adam Marcello, Casey Hooper, Patrick Matera

Votes: 12,892 | Gross: $25.24M

60. Strike a Pose (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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58 Metascore

What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.

Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan | Stars: Madonna, Luis Camacho, Jose Guitierez, Kevin Alexander Stea

Votes: 1,223

61. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,664

62. Junun (2015)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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78 Metascore

Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki

Votes: 1,146

63. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather

Votes: 6,831 | Gross: $0.59M

64. Naqoyqatsi (2002)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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59 Metascore

A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Belladonna, Marlon Brando, Elton John, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 4,741 | Gross: $0.13M

65. I Called Him Morgan (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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90 Metascore

An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.

Director: Kasper Collin | Stars: Lee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Larry Reni Thomas

Votes: 939 | Gross: $0.10M

66. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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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: 7,206

67. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.

Directors: Darby Wheeler, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Sal Abbatiello, Paul Ackerley, Bill Adler, Charlie Ahearn

Votes: 2,076

68. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,121 | Gross: $0.33M

69. 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: 12,170 | Gross: $1.41M

70. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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93 Metascore

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks

Votes: 2,761

71. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,952 | Gross: $0.00M

72. George Michael: Freedom (2017 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.

Directors: David Austin, George Michael | Stars: Emmanuelle Alt, David Austin, Tony Bennett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 860

73. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.2
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84 Metascore

A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu

Votes: 8,305 | Gross: $11.69M

74. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,995 | Gross: $1.25M

75. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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54 Metascore

Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson.

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell | Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Euronymous, Hellhammer

Votes: 4,307 | Gross: $0.12M

76. Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (2011)

Not Rated | 149 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Featuring never before seen footage and exclusive interviews with Michael's Mother Katherine and siblings Tito and Rebbie Jackson covering all the highs and also the lows in the King of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Eastel | Stars: David Gest, Katherine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson

Votes: 895

77. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Music

2.1
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45 Metascore

A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers.

Director: Bruce Hendricks | Stars: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, John Taylor

Votes: 17,150 | Gross: $19.16M

78. Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

9.1
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The Confessions Tour is the second live album by American singer and songwriter Madonna. It was released on January 26, 2007 by Warner Bros. Records. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the album ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonas Åkerlund, Steven Klein | Stars: Madonna, Stuart Price, Steve Sidelnyk, Monte Pittman

Votes: 1,515

79. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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69 Metascore

The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Denzel Washington, Reggie Workman, Ravi Coltrane, Ashley Kahn

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.41M

80. Elvis on Tour (1972)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Directors: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge | Stars: Elvis Presley, Bill Baize, Estell Brown, James Burton

Votes: 1,208

81. Let's Get Lost (1988)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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85 Metascore

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Weber | Stars: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker, Paul Baker

Votes: 1,542

82. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,938 | Gross: $0.21M

83. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

6.2
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Mari Earle

Votes: 6,314 | Gross: $0.44M

84. Atlantis (I) (1991)

78 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Atmospheric soundtrack follows this compilation of nature footage that focuses on the ocean and various life forms that live, mate and die in it.

Director: Luc Besson

Votes: 1,642 | Gross: $0.14M

85. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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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: 5,108

86. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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73 Metascore

'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Russ Solomon, Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $0.17M

87. Madonna: The MDNA Tour (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Madonna returns to stadiums and arenas for her ninth tour, and the highest grossing tour of 2012! EPIX is proud to exclusively broadcast this thrilling, dazzling, cutting edge and controversial concert. In HD.

Directors: Mark Ritchie, Stéphane Sennour, Danny Tull, Tom Munro | Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Monte Pittman, Rickey Pageot

Votes: 772

88. Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)

G | 74 min | Documentary, Music

2.4
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
59 Metascore

A 3-D concert film of the 2007 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour.

Director: Bruce Hendricks | Stars: Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 8,326 | Gross: $65.28M

89. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sean Lynch, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards

Votes: 2,472

90. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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58 Metascore

Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,728 | Gross: $0.37M

91. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood

Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $0.13M

92. Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Shireen Kadivar, Dee Dee Ramone

Votes: 2,394

93. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones, Richard 'Pistol' Allen

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $1.60M

94. Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Singer Roy Orbison performs with such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, among others, in a 1940s-type nightclub setting.

Stars: Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello

Votes: 850

95. Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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A look at the life and music of singer Beyonce Knowles.

Directors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Ilan Y. Benatar | Stars: Beyoncé, Ilan Y. Benatar, Ebony Knowles, Solange

Votes: 1,846

96. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz

Votes: 2,465 | Gross: $0.11M

97. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,987 | Gross: $1.17M

98. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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81 Metascore

The final performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Justin Timberlake

Votes: 1,545

99. One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film (2014)

TV-PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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From X Factor to the San Siro Stadium in Milano, One Direction hit the world with success. See them perform live in the San Siro Stadium and watch 15 minutes of exclusive footage never seen before. The boys are back.

Director: Paul Dugdale | Stars: One Direction, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne

Votes: 2,003

100. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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83 Metascore

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Jiyang Chen, Ethan Hawke, Junko Ichikawa

Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.58M



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