Favorite Music Documentaries ➕

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  1. The Source Family
    Suggested by   @Jim
  2. Life is but a Dream OBVS
    Suggested by   @aprilkquioh
  3. Young at Heart, The Punk Singer, and the Tribe Called Quest doc that Rapaport did
    Suggested by   @bobbyhundreds
  4. There's also a really good doc on Vice/Noisey right now called There Will Be Quiet about seminal hardcore band Judge and its tortured singer Mike.
    Suggested by   @bobbyhundreds
  5. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
    Suggested by   @jensenclan88
  6. Twenty Feet from Stardom is the good shit
    Suggested by   @AshleyCFord
  7. Time is Illmatic.
    Nas documentary features a who's who of NYC 90s hip hop scene
    Suggested by   @Jed
  8. Last waltz
    Suggested by   @joshbard
  9. Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
    Suggested by   @Jim
  10. Truth or Dare
    Suggested by   @Price
  11. Cocksucker Blues -- Robert Frank
    Long suppressed film by legendary photographer documenting the drug-fueled debauchery of the Rolling Stones 1972 tour. By agreement, it can only legally be shown at museum screenings, but if you Google around you can find a bootleg online.
    Suggested by   @JimGibson
  12. Muscle Shoals
    Suggested by   @Alex
  13. The Nomi Song
    Suggested by   @angusisley
  14. Beautiful Noise
    Suggested by   @Jim
  15. The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
    Less of a doc, more of the best concert you'll ever see.
    Suggested by   @stamos
  16. Don't Look Back - DA Pennebaker
    About Dylan.
    Suggested by   @michelle
  17. Heavy Metal Parking Lot
    Suggested by   @sloan
  18. Springsteen & I
    Although I'd watch anything about the Boss!
    Suggested by   @jentin
  19. Pulp: a film about life, death & supermarkets
    Suggested by   @michelle
  20. Mistaken For Strangers
    Starts as a movie about a band, becomes a movie about art and brothers and ❤️
    Suggested by   @alexandrafiber
  21. It Might Get Loud (2008)
    A look at the different styles Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White have to offer. One of my favorite documentaries ever. They do a cover of The Band's "The Weight" at the end and it's unbelievably good.
    Suggested by   @J0SH
  22. Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
    So much good music
    Suggested by   @madithelma
  23. Wattstax
    Suggested by   @jcrusius
  24. Glass: a portrait of Philip in 12 parts
    Gorgeous documentary about an utter genius. Also his new book is fantastic.
    Suggested by   @JulianHornik
  25. Gimme shelter
    Suggested by   @gilbaron
  26. Monterey pop
    Suggested by   @gilbaron
  27. The History of the Eagles
    It's amazing. Read the bill Simmons article about it. It made me a fan.
    Suggested by   @charlie
  28. Shut up and play the hits - lcd sound system
    Suggested by   @gilbaron
  29. Searching For Sugar Man
    About the greatest almost rock icon of the 70s.
    Suggested by   @MirandaJones
  30. The Decline of Western Civilization
    About the LA hardcore scene in the early 80s. A film that introduced me to Black Flag, X and a lot of great bands.
    Suggested by   @JackKelly
  31. Anvil
    Suggested by   @samantharonson
  32. the Filth and the Fury
    About The Sex Pistols and beginnings of punk.
    Suggested by   @michelle
  33. I am trying to break your heart
    About Wilco
    Suggested by   @michelle
  34. A Band Called DEATH
    Suggested by   @jakefogelnest
  35. Be Here to Love Me
    Heartbreaker about townes van zandt
    Suggested by   @rebeccafern
  36. The Lonesome Crowded West
    Suggested by   @dana
  37. Sound City yo
    Suggested by   @Debby
  38. Until the Light Takes Us
    Metal and murder
    Suggested by   @yrfriendrachel
  39. Part of Me
    Katy Perry's concert documentary does not get the respect it deserves.
    Suggested by   @gggenevieveee
  40. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
    Suggested by   @AlexandraLouise
  41. Dig (Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre)
    Suggested by   @AlexandraLouise
  42. This Is It
    Suggested by   @jasonkim
  43. Some Kind of Monster - Metallica
    Suggested by   @gabe
  44. Sound City
    by Dave Grohl, about the history of legendary recording studio Sound City in Van Nuys. really good
    Suggested by   @emily_halpern