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1. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 12,741

2. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,578 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Dead Man's Curve (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.

Director: Dan Rosen | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael Vartan, Randall Batinkoff, Keri Russell

Votes: 4,239

4. Dudes (2001)

90 min | Comedy

7.9
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Urban comedy, happening during a night in Belgrade. Mare, Pop and Gojko are three friends who grew up together. Mare and Pop have always been musicians, while Gojko (who was harassed by ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric | Stars: Boris Milivojevic, Sergej Trifunovic, Maja Mandzuka, Milica Vujovic

Votes: 6,099

5. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.2
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 139

6. Hype! (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre, Jeff Ament

Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.27M

7. Sweet Dreams (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A girl awakes from a coma to find her world has collapsed around her and she remembers nothing. But as she does remember she finds out all is not how it should be and someone is out to get her.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, A Martinez, David Newsom, Amy Yasbeck

Votes: 499

8. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »

Director: David Markey | Stars: Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley

Votes: 1,289

9. Slaves to the Underground (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.0
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Seattle: The grunge girl band "No Exits" is just about to get a record deal. At this time Jimmy is appearing again, the former boy-friend of the band guitarist Shelly. She had left him ... See full summary »

Director: Kristine Peterson | Stars: Molly Gross, Jason Bortz, Marisa Ryan, Bob Neuwirth

Votes: 270

10. Kill Your Idols (2004)

75 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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52 Metascore

A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll.

Director: Scott Crary | Stars: Ron Albertson, Angus Andrew, Tristan Bechet, Hisham Bharoocha

Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a ... See full summary »

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Robert Voedisch, Tommy Ramone, Tom Arnold, Dave Foley

Votes: 296

12. Awaken the Dead (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

2.4
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When the DEAD walk the earth, there's no place for a man of peace.

Director: Jeff Brookshire | Stars: Gary Kohn, Lindsey Morris, Nate Witty, Mike Nyman

Votes: 572

13. Pursuit of Happyness (2005)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.4
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If you haven't yet heard of The Aluminum Group - the critically adored Chicago pop band fronted by gay brothers John and Frank Navin - make sure to see this musical celebration of their past and present.

Director: Patrick McGuinn | Stars: Frank Navin, John Navin, Heather Kantor, Cynthia Plaster Caster

Votes: 56

14. Contact (V) (2017)

172 min | Documentary

8.7
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A music documentary about the alternative and underground music scene in the small Serbian city of Novi Sad. Movie covers city's music scene in the period from 1989 to 2017 and contains 140 interviewees.

Director: Mihajlo Obrenov | Stars: Komandant Adam, Nikola Andjelic, Szilard Antal, Gordan Aradski

Votes: 40

15. Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)

102 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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64 Metascore

Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: John Flansburgh, John Linnell, Gina Arnold, Michael Azerrad

Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Living the American Nightmare (2011)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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This is the story of Myke Hideous and the punk rock music industry.

Director: Pawl Bazile | Stars: Myke Hideous, Peter Steele, Arturo Vega, Steve Zing

Votes: 18

17. Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000 (2001 Video)

125 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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"Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000" features twenty-eight full length songs from various cities on the band's 2000 U.S. tour. The video includes live music clips, videos, behind the scenes shots... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready

Votes: 1,087

18. Golden Days (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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A struggling indie rock band signs a major record deal only to have their album and their career nearly destroyed by the people who signed them.

Director: Chris Suchorsky | Stars: Alex Dezen, Ted Hudson, Steven Terry, David Chernis

Votes: 68

19. And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)

300 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bill Adler, A.J., Afrika Bambaataa, André Benjamin

Votes: 121

20. Dischord (2001)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

5.2
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14 Metascore

On the brink of her world tour, at the height of her success, alternative rock violinist, Gypsy, put down her violin and walked away... A man brutally beats his girlfriend to death and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Wilkinson | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, Annunziata Gianzero, Richard Bakalyan, Andrew Borba

Votes: 71

21. Dude! Where's My Music?

82 min | Documentary | Post-production

Filmmaker Ravi Parsan explores the inner workings of the music industry with various musicians, CEO's, MD's and fans to try to find out what has happened to it.

Director: Ravi Parsan | Stars: Radiohead, Anvil, Slash, Geddy Lee

22. Horsey (1997)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.8
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Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and ... See full summary »

Director: Kirsten Clarkson | Stars: Holly Ferguson, Todd Kerns, Ryan Robbins, Victoria Deschanel

Votes: 60

23. Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory (1998 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A documentary on the making of Pearl Jams Album Yield.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Mike McCready

Votes: 785

24. V podstate jsme normální (1981)

88 min | Comedy

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Director: Otakar Fuka | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jorga Kotrbová, Magdalena Reifová, Magda Bicíková

Votes: 37

25. Don't Need You (2005 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.1
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"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kerri Koch | Stars: Mark Andersen, Dasha Bikceem, Bratmobile, Sharon Cheslow

Votes: 97

26. White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights (2004 Video)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Concert footage of The White Stripes recorded in January of 2004, featuring tracks from the bands four studio albums as well as live favorites like the Dolly Parton cover "Jolene".

Director: Dick Carruthers | Stars: The White Stripes, Jack White, Meg White

Votes: 806

27. 120 Minutes (1991– )

120 min | Music

8.1
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120 Minutes is a television show in the United States dedicated to the alternative music genre. Over 2 hours, watch music videos featuring leftfield artists from electronic to alternative rock to hip-hop.

Stars: Matt Pinfield, Jerry Cantrell, Siouxsie Sioux, Kim Gordon

Votes: 65

28. Skæve dage i Thy (1971)

91 min | Documentary, Music

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Documentary about the construction of Thy Lejren in 1970 - an alternative summer camp. Features concerts by bands such as Gasolin' and Gnags.

Directors: Kjeld Ammundsen, Finn Broby, Dino Raymond Hansen, Teit Jørgensen, Gregers Nielsen, Ebbe Preisler | Stars: Franz Beckerlee, Kajs Camping, Leo Jespersgård, Wili Jönsson

Votes: 38

29. Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.5
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The music video for Sonic Youth's "Teenage Riot," combining footage of the band with clips of various people from the worlds of alternative rock, mainstream rock and entertainment.

Director: Sonic Youth | Stars: Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Bruce Pavitt, Lee Ranaldo

Votes: 12

30. Übriggebliebene ausgereifte Haltungen (2007)

89 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Remaining mature attitudes.

Director: Peter Ott | Stars: Henning Besser, Julius Block, Matthias Bröckel, Françoise Cactus

Votes: 6

31. Live Forever! 90's Britpop (2015 TV Movie)

Music

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A selection of britpop music videos.

Stars: Oasis, Blur, Suede, The Verve

32. Just Like Before (2006)

105 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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A movie about the Filipino rock Band The Dawn.

Director: Mike Sandejas | Stars: Jett Pangan, J.B. Leonor, Francis Reyes, Buddy Zabala

Votes: 16

33. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Babe, I'm on Fire (2003 Video)

19 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Nick Cave, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Blixa Bargeld, Warren Ellis

Votes: 57

34. High and Dry (2005)

Documentary, Music

6.8
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Documenting the fertile musical ground of Tucson, Arizona in the '80s and '90s, HIGH AND DRY introduces viewers to the musicians who put Tucson on the map.

Director: Michael Toubassi | Stars: Calexico, Joey Burns, John Convertino, Doo Rag

Votes: 18

35. Comedy After Dark starring Mike Burke (1992–1994)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Comedy talk/variety show featuring political satire, comedy sketches, musical performances, and guests.

Stars: Mike M. Burke, Lawrence Degley, Paul Mele, John Landolfi

36. Best Before (2015– )

Music

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Phil Taggart invites artists and bands to curate a mixtape culled exclusively from tracks released in the previous four weeks.

Stars: Phil Taggart, Big Narstie, Gilles Peterson, Wolf Alice

37. Southern Backtones Forever (2008)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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The Southern Backtones explore the meaning of life in this surreal and sometimes sexy trip to the Foodarama. Along the way they meet people from all walks of life and turn them on to the concept of forever.

Director: W. Ross Wells | Stars: Hank Schyma, John Griffin, Todd Sommer, John Evans

Votes: 28

38. Baths: Lovely Bloodflow (2010 Video)

4 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Mortally wounded samurai lives his last minutes in the forest.

Directors: Joe Nankin, Young Replicant, Alex Takacs | Stars: Will Wiesenfeld, Takumi Akin, Jane Kilcullen, Molly Garber

39. Check 1,2 (2003– )

30 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

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Stars: Matt Costa, Evan 'Chuck Inglish' Ingersoll, Doug Anthony Jones, MGMT

40. Kante - Die Tiere sind unruhig (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short, Music

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Star: Kante

41. Gonzo (2004– )

120 min | Music

7.4
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Stars: Zane Lowe, Noel Gallagher, Biffy Clyro, Hadouken

Votes: 12

42. Live at the Astoria (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Music

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Radiohead perform live at the London Astoria on May 27, 1994, showcasing songs from their debut album Pablo Honey and new songs later appearing on their second album The Bends.

Director: Brett Turnbull | Stars: Radiohead, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien

Votes: 17

43. Kingstarn: Revolution (2019 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Matt Gischel | Stars: Bailey Burdine, Joe Love, Eric McCullough, Carlee Roscoe

44. MTV Post Modern (1993–1997)

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Stars: XTC, Pip Dann

45. Lauren Hoffman: Interplanetary Traveler (2010 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Shawn Decker | Stars: Evelyn Hoffman, Lauren Hoffman

46. Alice in Chains: Live Facelift (1991 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

9.2
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Director: Josh Taft | Stars: Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Mike Starr

Votes: 77

47. Direct from Brooklyn (1999 Video)

45 min | Short, Music

8.0
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Snail Shell. Adam and John are performing in a 1930s Television Studio.

Directors: Adam Bernstein, Nico Beyer, John Flansburgh, Lidia Pryzluska, J. Otto Seibold, Helene Silverman, Drew Takahashi | Stars: John Flansburgh, John Linnell, They Might Be Giants

Votes: 93

48. Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven: First Annual Camp Out Live (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 129 min | Documentary, Music

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On September 9 & 10, 2005, the bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker hosted the first Camp Out in Pioneertown, California. Led by singer David Lowery, the bands celebrated two decades of ... See full summary »

Stars: Cracker, Johnny Hickman, Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery

49. 4Music Intros (2008– )

Music

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Stars: Melvin Odoom, CocknBullKid, I Blame Coco, Devlin

50. The Unknown (Empty House of Night) (2012)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Johnny Alonso | Stars: James Alonso, Johnny Alonso, Peter Ramos, Stephen John Ramos



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