Music Documentariesby stefanbackes | created - 19 Dec 2012 | updated - 08 Mar 2018 | Public
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1. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,149 | Gross: $0.67M
2. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 5,103 | Gross: $0.12M
3. Shut Up & Sing (2006)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.22M
4. Afghan Star (2009)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.
Votes: 919 | Gross: $0.10M
5. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Music
First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."
Votes: 1,928 | Gross: $0.45M
9. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)
R | 96 min | Documentary, Music
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.
11. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 16,585 | Gross: $1.22M
12. Biggie and Tupac (2002)
R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 4,383 | Gross: $0.09M
13. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 59,692 | Gross: $3.97M
15. Hit So Hard (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.
Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.03M
Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
18. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 2,589 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour.
Votes: 13,091 | Gross: $25.24M
20. The Kids Are Alright (1979)
PG | 109 min | Documentary, Music
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
21. Leave the World Behind (2014)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Music
A music documentary following the last tour of the band Swedish House Mafia in 2012/2013, the film tells a story of friendship and huge success.
22. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
23. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 44,964 | Gross: $8.41M
24. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Music
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.