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1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 122,428 | Gross: $0.19M

2. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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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: 14,948 | Gross: $0.32M

3. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.2
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

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

Votes: 15,146 | Gross: $50.00M

4. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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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: 9,987 | Gross: $0.25M

5. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,355 | Gross: $15.01M

6. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 7,786

7. Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Debbie Turner

Votes: 8,953 | Gross: $0.24M

8. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,953 | Gross: $1.61M

9. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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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: 3,315 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $1.17M

11. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,468 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Unprecedented access into one of the world's greatest musical talents and his larger than life lifestyle: Elton John. With frank, funny, and touching filmmaking, this documentary is a ... See full summary »

Director: David Furnish | Stars: Elton John, David Furnish

Votes: 122

14. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 7,246

15. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 109 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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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!

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle

Votes: 3,254

16. Once Upon a Time in Norway (2007)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Interviews with central members of early Norwegian black metal bands about Mayhem, the early black metal scene and the crimes they committed.

Directors: Pål Aasdal, Martin Ledang | Stars: Varg Vikernes, Kjetil Manheim, Necrobutcher, Billy Nordheim

Votes: 596

17. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,717

18. Depeche Mode: 101 (1989)

R | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Depeche Mode prepares for the 101st and final concert of its massive world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California, while a group of fans who won a contest travel to the concert through the United States on a bus.

Directors: David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder

Votes: 1,378

19. 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: 136

20. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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76 Metascore

Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Leon Russell, Eric Andersen, Malissa Bates, Les Blank

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.09M

21. A Band Called Death (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $0.13M

22. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 731

23. Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

5.8
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A look at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with old age and aging within a music movements which once rejected the elderly.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Rosie Boycott, Joe Boyd, Gary Brooker

Votes: 13

24. End of the Century (2003)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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74 Metascore

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia | Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

Votes: 3,367 | Gross: $0.39M

25. Punk's Not Dead (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »

Director: Susan Dynner | Stars: Craig Aaronson, Colin Abrahall, Adri, Lorraine Ali

Votes: 904

26. Another State of Mind (1984)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A documentary following the 1982 tour of punk bands Youth Brigade and Social Distortion.

Directors: Adam Small, Peter Stuart | Stars: M. Otis Beard, Dennis Danell, Brent Liles, John Macias

Votes: 688

27. Screamers (2006)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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55 Metascore

Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.

Director: Carla Garapedian | Stars: Taner Akçam, Hrant Dink, John Dolmayan, Sibel Edmonds

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.05M

28. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, Mani

Votes: 2,313

29. Call + Response (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.1
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43 Metascore

Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level.

Director: Justin Dillon | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Kevin Bales, David Batstone, Natasha Bedingfield

Votes: 60 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Live Forever (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker

Votes: 1,180

31. Tomorrow's Gone (2019)

69 min | Documentary, Music

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In the early 2000's, Journalist and Musician Boaz Goldberg began to document his friend Gabi Abudraham - a dreamy young man from the Beit She'an periphery, with an obsession for Elvis, a ... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Goldberg | Stars: Boaz Goldberg, Michal Kahan, Charlie Megira, Moshe 'Mussa' Nahmias

32. The Rise of the Bricks (2009)

67 min | Comedy

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The characters in the film try to overcome their musical ineptitude to make it in the music business. Instead they become victims of their own limited success.

Director: Ben Keenan | Stars: Gail Brady, Victoria Cummins, Camille Donegan, Ben Keenan

33. Mock and Roll (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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A clueless tapped out parody band struggles through outlandish schemes to raise money to get to the South By Southwest Music Festival.

Director: Ben Bacharach-White | Stars: Aditi Molly Bhanja, Chris Wolfe, Pakob Jarernpone, Andrew Yackel

Votes: 7

34. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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A double-DVD set which features over five hours of previously unreleased concert and archival performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969 to 1979.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Jimmy Page | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 2,644

35. The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

Directors: Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall | Stars: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman

Votes: 166

36. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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A thorough look at the 90's Turkish rock scene, one legendary stage band and its two members: Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin... An inquiry of their existential battles with the society, the industry and their own minds.

Director: Mehmet Sertan Ünver | Stars: Göksel, Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 357

37. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

Votes: 1,196

38. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.9
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 638

39. Riding in Vans with Boys (2003 Video)

Documentary, Music

8.0
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In the summer of 2002, blink-182 invited the little-known band Kut U Up to accompany them on The Pop Disaster Tour. Kut U Up is not known primarily for their music. They are however, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Beauchesne | Stars: Chris Cote, Brandon Parkhurst, Micah Mattson, Brendan Raasch

Votes: 230

40. Through the Mist (2009)

139 min | Music

7.5
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The year it took Dede Fortin to write and record "Dehors Novembre" is revisited in this doc. Swinging between crippling despair and fervent creativity, the past that haunted Fortin until ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Philippe Duval | Stars: Sébastien Ricard, Joseph Mesiano, Dimitri Storoge, Bénédicte Décary

Votes: 753

41. Turn It Up! (2014)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

7.6
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A celebration of the electric guitar, hosted by Kevin Bacon and featuring interviews & performances by B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, John 5, Paul Stanley, Skunk Baxter, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson, and many more.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Johnny A., Russell Ali, Kevin Bacon, Jeffrey Baxter

Votes: 43

42. Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Music

8.2
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Blink-182's Urethra Chronicles is a fun look at the band's hilarious antics since they formed in 1992.

Directors: Rick DeVoe, Jeffery Motyll | Stars: Blink-182, Thomas DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker

Votes: 500

43. X: The Unheard Music (1986)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X. There are studio and live performances by the band and interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: W.T. Morgan | Stars: John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, D.J. Bonebrake

Votes: 353

44. Edgeplay (2004)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.

Director: Victory Tischler-Blue | Stars: Kari Krome, Kim Fowley, Suzi Quatro, Sandy West

Votes: 453

45. Tribute (2001)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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Tribute is a feature rockumentary about music's strangest subculture: tribute bands. Tribute bands go to extraordinary lengths to re-create the experience of rock supergroups like Kiss, ... See full summary »

Directors: Kris Curry, Rich Fox | Stars: Paul Doty, Jimmy Newell, Val Popovic, David Watkins

Votes: 130

46. Seven Ages of Rock (2007)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Charles Shaar Murray, David Fricke, John Harris

Votes: 548

47. Hair I Go Again (2016)

106 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Facing a mid-life crossroads, two longtime friends risk everything as they set out to fulfill their dreams of achieving rock and roll stardom. First and last chances happen only once.

Director: Steve McClure | Stars: Ron Keel, Eddie Trunk, Kyle Kruger, Steve Blaze

Votes: 29

48. 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

49. The Punk Syndrome (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi | Stars: Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo

Votes: 1,437

50. Lord Don't Slow Me Down (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Rockumentary featuring British rock band Oasis on the road during their 2005 "Don't Believe the Truth" world tour.

Director: Baillie Walsh | Stars: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell

Votes: 345



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