BOY BAND CONCERT MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES, RANKED
There are more of these than you might expect...
- •O-Town: Live from New YorkIt's fine? But I remember one time watching this back to back with #2 on this list... And it was just so obvious that they weren't even in the same league.
- •Jonas Brothers: The Concert ExperienceThis one features guest appearances from Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato, which is weird to think about now, but still a quality watch. The non-concert stuff is very very staged - the concert movie genre has really improved since this release.
- •Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made OfThis made it very clear to me that Brian is the best member of this band. Quality gossip with AJ's drug problems, Nick's anger management issues, etc.
- •NSYNC: Pop OdysseyOkay, this is good! But, by the time they got to this tour, they were so rich and bored that they relied on weird props to make it exciting? This includes: mechanical space bulls, Velcro walls, trampolines, and those giant rubber balls you sit on and bounce?
- •Hanson: Middle of Nowhere AcousticWe really hitting the quality goods here. This is Hanson, as adults, performing their whole debut album acoustic for its 10th anniversary. They are SO good. The a Capella intro on Where's the Love is my life blood. But true appreciation might require nostalgia for the original material?
- •One Direction: Where We AreThis is obviously great. But the gratuitous emotional fan shots are weird to me? Like, it didn't feel like they were being featured in a kind way.
- •Hanson: Strong Enough to BreakThis is just a good documentary about the music industry! This shows their 3-year struggle to release their 3rd album, their conflict with their record label, and inevitable formation of their own independent record label. 👌🏻
- •Hanson: Tulsa, Tokyo, and the Middle of NowhereThis is the OG. I remember my sister and I getting this VHS for Christmas as tiny babes. Good blend of interview/behind the scenes stuff and actual performance footage.
- •NSYNC: Live From Madison Square GardenThis right here... Is a blessing from the lord. They are so talented! They are singing live and executing some hardcore choreography the whole time. They sing a Capella at one point. Justin beat boxes. JC literally licks the floor during digital get down. Justin has sweaty knees! This is everything.
- •One Direction: This is UsListen. This makes me so emotional. They are so precious. The concert footage is so good. The interview footage is so good. 😭