Documentary, Music (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 712 | Gross: $3.73M

2. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 24,821

3. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)

TV-MA | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Directors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke | Stars: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z, Tina Lawson

Votes: 3,478

4. Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.8
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78 Metascore

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, and more.

Director: Dava Whisenant | Stars: David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman

Votes: 394

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: 29,599 | Gross: $2.67M

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: 31,817 | Gross: $1.72M

7. Echo In the Canyon (2018)

82 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Director: Andrew Slater | Stars: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck

Votes: 26

8. 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, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 4,554 | Gross: $3.03M

9. 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, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,049 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | Documentary, Biography, Music | Completed

A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, Princess Diana, Bono

11. 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: 43,663 | Gross: $8.41M

12. Loud Krazy Love (2018)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

7.1
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At the downbeat of the new millennium there was no bigger, darker, or more deeply influential hard rock band in the world than KoRn. But for lead guitarist Brian Head Welch, a dream come ... See full summary »

Directors: Trey Hill, Scott Mayo | Star: Brian 'Head' Welch

Votes: 162

13. 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: 58,510 | Gross: $3.97M

14. 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: 14,604 | Gross: $0.32M

15. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

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

7.6
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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: 25,992

16. 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: 14,600 | Gross: $50.00M

17. ReMastered: The Lion's Share (2018 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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South African journalist Rian Malan searches for the original writers of the legendary song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Director: Sam Cullman | Stars: Rian Malan, Solomon Linda, Delphi Linda, Elizabeth Linda

Votes: 65

18. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,876

19. Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague (2017)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Music

9.1
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The renowned film score composer leads a concert featuring his cinematic compositions.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Hans Zimmer, Yolanda Charles, Michael Einziger, Nick Glennie-Smith

Votes: 1,741

20. BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul (2019)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A concert film by South Korean group BTS. The movie takes place during the August 25 and 26, 2018 shows of their Love Yourself Tour at Seoul Olympic Stadium.

Stars: BTS, J-Hope, Jeong-guk Jeon, Nam-joon Kim

Votes: 477 | Gross: $3.51M

21. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

95 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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86 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Dlitz, Graham Nash

Votes: 19

22. 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: 36,767 | Gross: $72.09M

23. 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: 10,819 | Gross: $5.02M

24. 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: 9,762 | Gross: $0.25M

25. Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (1994 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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The Eagles perform in concert, in celebration of the group's reunion, which was supposed to occur "when hell freezes over."

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh

Votes: 967

26. Liam: As It Was (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Music | Completed

Documentary following musician Liam Gallagher, as he attempts to make a solo comeback.

Directors: Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening | Star: Liam Gallagher

27. Maria by Callas (2017)

PG | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis

Votes: 799 | Gross: $1.27M

28. 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: 4,052

29. After the Screaming Stops (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world - for 15 minutes. Having sold out stadiums around the world, they were the youngest to this day to play Wembley and their "... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar | Stars: Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Robin Antin, Rob Ferguson

Votes: 1,207

30. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, 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: 9,828

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

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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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: 9,306

32. 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: 9,622 | Gross: $2.93M

33. 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: 19,773

34. Rock City (1973)

104 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Vintage film footage from the hey-day of the London's rock and roll scene. Interviews with rock artists and London's hippies and flower children.

Director: Peter Clifton | Stars: Cat Stevens, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker

Votes: 60

35. Let It Be (1970)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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The filmed account of The Beatles' 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: 4,923

36. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)

105 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

It's a documentary about the life of eccentric comidian Frank Sidebottom who wore a huge paper mache' head and whose true identity was a closely guarded secret until after died. The 2014 ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sullivan | Stars: Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, Frank Sidebottom, John Cooper Clarke

Votes: 134

37. 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: 16,133 | Gross: $1.22M

38. 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: 8,553 | Gross: $0.24M

39. 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: 22,970 | Gross: $28.87M

40. 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: 74,983 | Gross: $73.01M

41. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,464 | Gross: $3.52M

42. 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: 4,862 | Gross: $0.12M

43. Devil's Pie: D'Angelo (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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D'Angelo had it all: two platinum selling albums, a sold out world tour and a body chiselled to perfection. However, one day at the height of his career in 2000 the soul singer vanished. ... See full summary »

Director: Carina Bijlsma

Votes: 16

44. 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: 8,568 | Gross: $0.24M

45. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, Mani

Votes: 2,235

46. 20 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: 11,281 | Gross: $4.95M

47. Bad Reputation (2018)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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66 Metascore

Documentary about rock star Joan Jett.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Eric Ambel, Billie Joe Armstrong, Gene Baur, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 459 | Gross: $0.15M

48. 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, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 15,292 | Gross: $7.00M

49. Burn the Stage: The Movie (2018)

84 min | Documentary, Music

8.9
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A documentary following the worldwide famous music group BTS, as they tour the world and share their experience along with their beloved band friends and fans.

Director: Jun-Soo Park | Stars: Nam-joon Kim, Seok-jin Kim, J-Hope, Suga

Votes: 2,049 | Gross: $3.64M

50. Made in America (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Music

4.7
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48 Metascore

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z organizes the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Janelle Monáe, Rita Ora, Jay Z, Tyler the Creator

Votes: 555


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