20 user 18 critic

Live Forever (2003)

2:22 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Prime Video

The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.


John Dower


John Dower



Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Concert footage of British rock band Oasis performing live at Maine Road and Earls Court as part of the UK summer leg of their 1996 "(What's the Story) Morning Glory ?" world tour.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Mark Szaszy
Stars: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Oasis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Concert footage of British rock band Oasis performing at Wembley Stadium in London, England as part of the UK leg of their 2000 "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants" world tour.

Director: Dick Carruthers
Stars: Oasis, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Retrospective documentary on the making of Definitely Maybe, the 1994 debut album by British rock band Oasis.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Nigel Dick, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Anthony Griffiths, Chris Griffiths, Mani
Oasis: Live by the Sea (Video 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

British rock band Oasis perform a one-off gig at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, England in 1995.

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Oasis, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Rockumentary featuring British rock band Oasis on the road during their 2005 "Don't Believe the Truth" world tour.

Director: Baillie Walsh
Stars: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An insightful rockumentary looking at the history of the British rock band, Blur, as they head out on the road for their 2009 reunion tour.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Stars: Damon Albarn, Mike Smith, Wayne Hernandez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Music video collection by British rock band Oasis containing all 27 of their UK singles released between 1994 and 2009.

Director: Dick Carruthers
Stars: Oasis, Gem Archer, Paul Arthurs
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Directors: Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening
Stars: Liam Gallagher, David Adcock, Debbie Gwyther
Oasis: Supersonic (Video 1994)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Mark Szaszy
Stars: Oasis, Paul Arthurs, Liam Gallagher
Animation | Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Directors: Pete Candeland, Jamie Hewlett
Stars: Damon Albarn, De La Soul, Gorillaz


Credited cast:
Noel Gallagher ... Himself
Liam Gallagher ... Himself
Damon Albarn ... Himself
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Kevin Cummins Kevin Cummins ... Himself
Toby Young ... Himself
Ozwald Boateng ... Himself
Damien Hirst Damien Hirst ... Himself
Robert Del Naja ... Himself (as 3D)
Jon Savage ... Himself
Louise Wener ... Herself
Peter Mandelson ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)


The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including drug references | See all certifications »






Release Date:

7 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Passion Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Noel Gallagher: [describing the success of "What's the Story Morning Glory?" in the UK] I personally think "Definitely Maybe" is a much better album. And for the life a me, I can't understand... why, in this country in particular, that when people were going to buy "Morning Glory", they didn't buy "Definitely Maybe". And I'd just like to say,
[looking directly into camera]
Noel Gallagher: where do you fucking get off on that? You know, when you go to HMV to buy a copy a "Morning Glory", you don't buy "Definitely Maybe". What's ...
See more »


Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #7.2 (2004) See more »


Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree (as James Dave Rowntree)
Performed by Blur
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The rise and the fall of Britpop
16 May 2004 | by getback_lorettaSee all my reviews

John Dower's Live Forever documentary is a funny and brilliant insight into the Britpop huge phenomenon which took place from the early to the late nineties, a time when Britain wasn't "great"… it was cool!

Among other icons such as Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack's Del Naja or Sleeper's Louise Wener, we find the stars of the film: Oasis Gallagher brothers (in fact, the documentary is named after their probably biggest anthem ever) and Blur's Damon Albarn. Listening to their interviews, we clearly remember a time when the working-class heroes Liam and Noel Gallagher leaded the fierce rivalry with the middle-class bohemian Blur boys.

Far from being a one-sided documentary, Live Forever also reflects the political and social framework during the days of the Cool Britannia, and so show us how Blair's New Labour seized upon Britpop to bolster its own public image, leading it to its end.

A simply hilarious Liam Gallagher, an often puzzled Damon Albarn, an honest and always stylish Jarvis Coker and a witty and sarcastic Noel Gallagher, together with the superb soundtrack of the film, take the nostalgics back to the "madferit" days of not just a musical phenomenon but a way of life.

If you liked "24 Hour Party People", don't miss this masterpiece.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed