Musical: Concert films

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1. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 9,965 | Gross: $0.25M

2. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 869

3. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 3,297 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Johnny Cash in San Quentin (1969 TV Special)

60 min | Music

A capture of Johnny Cash's famous concert at San Quentin prison, performed on 24 February 1969.

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Marshall Grant, W.S. Holland

Votes: 181

5. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 15,104 | Gross: $50.00M

6. Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (1998 TV Special)

85 min | Music

This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance.

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend

Votes: 475

7. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,395

8. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 8,128

9. Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary, Music

A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 1,148

10. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 706

11. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansey

Votes: 2,368 | Gross: $0.16M

12. 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: 14,894 | Gross: $0.32M

13. Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 7,286

14. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Directors: Vincent Scarza, Kenneth Shapiro | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,921

15. The Concert in Central Park (1982 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

The long-awaited reunion concert of the renowned pop music duo, more than a decade after their separation as musical performers.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, David Brown, Pete Carr

Votes: 512

16. Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

Director: Neil Young | Stars: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro, Billy Talbot

Votes: 851

17. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $1.83M

18. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.

Directors: Eric Dionysius, Eric Mistler | Stars: AC/DC, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams

Votes: 1,029 | Gross: $1.37M

19. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 11,153 | Gross: $5.02M

20. Iron Maiden: Live After Death (1985 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Part of their World Slavery Tour, this, their Long Beach Arena shows, have finally come to the format of DVD. Bringing you the early tracks of their career and with the themes and backdrops... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain

Votes: 1,334

21. The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992 TV Special)

Unrated | 175 min | Documentary, Music

The benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, who died of AIDS in November 1991.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Freddie Mercury, Queen, David Bowie, Gary Cherone

Votes: 1,420

22. Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (1994 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Music

The Eagles perform in concert, in celebration of the group's reunion, which was supposed to occur "when hell freezes over."

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh

Votes: 977

23. Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within (1994)

Documentary, Music

After an excerpt from 'Baraka (1992)', featuring the music of Dead Can Dance, we see them in concert in Santa Monica CA, alternated with interview sequences with the lead members (Lisa ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Magidson | Stars: Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry

Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, Music

Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago includes songs from Grace, classic cover tunes (from sources ranging from Nina Simone to the MC5!), a previously unavailable Buckley composition ("What Will ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Buckley, Michael Tighe, Mick Grondahl, Matt Johnson

Votes: 364

25. Year of the Horse (1997)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Neil Young, Jim Jarmusch, Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro

Votes: 1,672 | Gross: $0.19M

26. PNYC: Portishead - Roseland New York (1997)

93 min | Documentary, Music

Portishead concert in the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, on the 24th July 1997 with tracks from the albums "Dummy" and "Portishead" played by the band and a 30 piece orchestra.

Director: Dick Carruthers | Stars: Portishead, Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley

Votes: 533

27. Björk at the Royal Opera House (2002 TV Special)

42 min | Music

Björk in an amazing performance live at The Royal Opera House, following her album Vesperine and her greatest hits.

Director: David Barnard | Stars: Björk, Simon Lee, Zeena Parkins

Votes: 304

28. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001 TV Special)

G | 190 min | Music

Live From New York City is the chronicle of Bruce Springsteen's first tour with The E Street Band in over a decade. A full-on rock revival packed with hits and fan favorites, Live From New ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Hilson | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

Votes: 578

29. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,787 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Nine Inch Nails Live: And All That Could Have Been (2002 Video)

86 min | Documentary, Music

A film following Nine Inch Nails' 2000 Fragility Tour, with 18 songs, background commentary and multiple camera angles. Nine Inch Nails Live are: Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser, Robin Finck,... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sheridan | Stars: Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser, Robin Finck, Danny Lohner

Votes: 1,179

31. Metallica: Cunning Stunts (1998 Video)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Music

The Metallica boys' trip to Texas is long and heavy, jam packed with thrash hits and a never before (at the time) heard song, Fuel.

Directors: Wayne Isham, Adam Dubin | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted

Votes: 2,246



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