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1. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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: 15,148 | Gross: $0.67M

2. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

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: 3,203 | Gross: $1.60M

3. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music

78 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 548 | Gross: $0.40M

5. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

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

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: 8,810 | Gross: $0.33M

6. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

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: 11,953 | Gross: $1.61M

7. Bring on the Night (1985)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music

Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Miles A. Copeland III, Gil Friesen, Vic Garbarini, Omar Hakim

Votes: 490 | Gross: $1.89M

8. Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | Documentary

Interviews with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and his contemporaries outline the history of Wilson's album "Smile," a project some 37 years in the making.

Director: David Leaf | Stars: David Anderle, Hal Blaine, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello

Votes: 290

9. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary of the Irish rock group U2 on their Fall 1987 tour of North America.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 5,501 | Gross: $8.60M

10. Down from the Mountain (2000)

G | 98 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Directors: Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox

Votes: 583 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (2006)

49 min | Documentary, Music

A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Director: Matthew Longfellow | Stars: Roger Waters, Storm Thorgerson, Nigel Williamson, David Fricke

Votes: 1,620

12. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1997)

75 min | Documentary, Music

Musicians, producers, family, colleagues and the artist himself look back on the making of Stevie Wonders's classic album "Song In the Key of Life".

Director: David Heffernan | Stars: Dorothy Ashby, Shirley Brewer, Ben Bridges, Isiah 'Greg' Brown

Votes: 83

13. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: U2: The Joshua Tree (1999)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary examining the production of U2's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.

Directors: Philip King, Nuala O'Connor | Stars: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 428

14. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast (2001)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast'

Director: Tim Kirkby | Stars: Martin Birch, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray

Votes: 431

16. Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles ... See full summary »

Directors: Julian Benedikt, Andreas Morell | Stars: Freddie Hubbard, Gil Mellé, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver

Votes: 207

17. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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: 14,948 | Gross: $0.32M

18. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

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: 5,802 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

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: 16,583 | Gross: $1.22M

20. Young@Heart (2007)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

Directors: Stephen Walker, Sally George | Stars: Joe Benoit, Helen Boston, Louise Canady, Elaine Fligman

Votes: 3,772 | Gross: $3.96M

21. Weightless: A Recording Session with Jakob Bro (2009)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

In NY's legendary Avatar Studios guitarist Jakob Bro has gathered some of the biggest jazz legends of our time. They have two days to make an album out of Jakob Bro's notes.

Director: Sune Blicher | Stars: Jakob Bro, Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, Jørgen Leth

Votes: 17

22. Trollkarlen - en film om Jan Johansson (1999)

56 min | Documentary

In this sober and moody documentary, director Anders Østergaard explores the life - and death - of Swedish wonder kid jazz pianist Jan Johansson through a rain-soaked windshield. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Østergaard | Stars: Stig Ossian Ericson, Jan Johansson, Georg Riedel

Votes: 47

23. Thunder Soul (2010)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

Director: Mark Landsman | Stars: Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, Conrad O. Johnson Sr., Bruce Middleton

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Under African Skies (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

82 Metascore

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyerama Asante, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 446

25. The Genius of Lenny Breau (1999)

120 min | Documentary, Music

The Genius of Lenny Breau is Hughes' film biography of her father, the Canadian jazz guitar genius who died under mysterious circumstances in 1984. Through making the documentary, Hughes ... See full summary »

Directors: Emily Hughes, John Martin | Stars: Emily Hughes, Lenny Breau, Rich Aldahl, George Benson

Votes: 52

26. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

The Authorized biography of Les Paul, " The Wizard of Waukesha". The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor, and recording artist(Paul had two #1 hits ... See full summary »

Director: John Paulson | Stars: Susan Baker, The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett

Votes: 158

27. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise | Stars: Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe

Votes: 11,215

28. Sonic Highways (2014– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.

Stars: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Randy Horte, Rami Jaffee

Votes: 3,193

29. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Bulger | Stars: Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland

Votes: 3,086 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Playing for Change: Peace Through Music (2008)

76 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary on undiscovered musicians all over the world.

Directors: Mark Johnson, Jonathan Walls

Votes: 90

31. 1 Giant Leap (2002)

155 min | Documentary, Music

Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto | Stars: Asha Bhosle, Whirimako Black, Tim Booth, Duncan Bridgeman

Votes: 367

32. Oil City Confidential (2009)

104 min | Documentary, Music

The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Lee Brilleaux, Wilko Johnson, John Martin, John B. Sparkes

Votes: 472

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

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An exploration of the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane where the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds are revealed.

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

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $0.41M

34. Mateo (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

60 Metascore

American gringo bolero musician, Mateo, recounts his life's struggles, feeds stray cats and travels to Cuba to make his next record.

Director: Aaron I. Naar | Star: Matthew Stoneman

Votes: 125

35. One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? (2008 Video)

Documentary

One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It's an... See full summary »

Directors: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Stewart Copeland, Bhagavan Das

Votes: 137

36. Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (2008– )

60 min | Music

Conceived to provide a forum for in- depth discussion and performance with the most interesting artists and personalities of our time, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... fuses the best of ... See full summary »

Stars: Elvis Costello, David Furnish, Elton John, Allen Toussaint

Votes: 110

38. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.22M

39. Long Strange Trip (2017)

R | 238 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A look at the 30-year career of The Grateful Dead.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia

Votes: 1,059

40. When Björk Met Attenborough (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Hooper | Stars: David Attenborough, Björk, Andy Cavatorta, Henry Dagg

Votes: 233

41. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 994



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