Most Popular Rockumentary Movies and TV Shows
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1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 122,428 | Gross: $0.19M
4. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 9,987 | Gross: $0.25M
8. It Might Get Loud (2008)
PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Votes: 11,953 | Gross: $1.61M
10. Festival Express (2003)
R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music
The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.
Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $1.17M
11. Brothers of the Head (2005)
R | 93 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.04M
12. Hard Core Logo (1996)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 2,468 | Gross: $0.02M
13. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
15. The Kids Are Alright (1979)
PG | 109 min | Documentary, Music
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!
16. Once Upon a Time in Norway (2007)
60 min | Documentary
Interviews with central members of early Norwegian black metal bands about Mayhem, the early black metal scene and the crimes they committed.
17. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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.
18. Depeche Mode: 101 (1989)
R | 117 min | Documentary, Music
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.
20. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
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).
Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.09M
21. A Band Called Death (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Cocksucker Blues (1972)
93 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
23. Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up (2010 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary, Music
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.
25. Punk's Not Dead (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
27. Screamers (2006)
R | 91 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Call + Response (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, History, Music
Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level.
Votes: 60 | Gross: $0.22M
31. Tomorrow's Gone (2019)
69 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
34. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music
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.
110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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.
36. Blue (II) (2017)
100 min | Documentary, Music
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.
37. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994)
Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
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 »
39. Riding in Vans with Boys (2003 Video)
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 »
40. Through the Mist (2009)
139 min | Music
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 »
41. Turn It Up! (2014)
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary
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.
42. Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999 Video)
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Music
Blink-182's Urethra Chronicles is a fun look at the band's hilarious antics since they formed in 1992.
43. X: The Unheard Music (1986)
R | 84 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
45. Tribute (2001)
90 min | Documentary
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 »
47. Hair I Go Again (2016)
106 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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.
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Music
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 »