With Banger Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.

Stars: Shad, LL Cool J, Alonzo Williams, Melle Mel

Votes: 3,889

2. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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64 Metascore

The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.

Director: Sam Dunn | Stars: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, ZZ Top

Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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73 Metascore

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise | Stars: Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe

Votes: 11,239

4. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)

Documentary, Music

8.5
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Metal Evolution is broken down into episodes about a different piece of metal history. The series includes interviews with and about Alice Cooper, Slash, Lemmy, Rob Zombie, members of ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Dunn, Scott Ian, Bruce Dickinson, Deena Weinstein

Votes: 2,073

5. 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: 3,732

6. Long Time Running (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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After frontman Gord Downie is diagnosed with brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip goes on a cross-country tour that ends with a nationally televised concert.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bobby Baker

Votes: 314

7. Gaming Show (In My Parents Garage) (2014– )

TV-Y | Comedy

4.1
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Three teens create a YouTube channel devoted to gaming while doing celebrity interviews and video game reviews.

Stars: Jesse Sukunda, Ian Duchene, Julia Schwartz, Fin

Votes: 154

8. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Iron Maiden, Vinny Appice, Pat Cash, Bruce Dickinson

Votes: 5,020

9. We Are Savvy (2016– )

Comedy

6.4
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Three tween girls make a web show to show their interests, make DIY's and connect with people around the world.

Stars: Annie LeBlanc, Spencer Barbosa, Tehya Silbermann, Sarah Webber

Votes: 27

10. Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher's son, who struck fear into the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Alice Cooper, Sheryl Cooper, Jack Curtis, Pamela Des Barres

Votes: 933

11. Global Metal (2008)

93 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Tom Araya, Ken Ayugai, Rafael Bittencourt, Max Cavalera

Votes: 4,362

12. Rock Icons (2015– )

Documentary, Music

7.8
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Rock Icons is a 10-episode music biography series about the most legendary artists in the history of rock. Inspired by Banger Films' groundbreaking television series Metal Evolution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy Corgan, Joe Elliott, Rob Halford, Daryl Hall

Votes: 41

13. Satan Lives (2015)

94 min | Documentary

6.9
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From Texas to the Vatican, Satan Lives meets with Satanists, exorcists, cult icons - believers and non-believers alike - to ask why in the age of reason the Devil remains so powerful and seductive.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Manfred Becker | Stars: Linda Blair, Kenneth Anger, Gabriele Amorth, Zeena Schreck

Votes: 44

14. Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011)

Not Rated | 163 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary 'Moving Pictures' album, performed live in its entirety. Released in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 331

15. Metal Evolution Albums: Slaughter of the Soul (2015)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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In 1995, Swedish Death Metal band At the Gates released what many metal die-hards recognized as a perfect record, SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this landmark ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Dunn | Stars: Anders Björler, Jonas Björler, Adrian Erlandsson, Martin Larsson

16. Motörhead: The World Is Ours - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else (2011 Video)

179 min | Music

9.3
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Directors: Geraldine Geraghty, Martin Hawkes | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Doro Pesch

Votes: 16

17. The AV Club

Comedy | Announced

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18. Iron Maiden: En Vivo! (2012 Video)

210 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Gig at the national stadium in Santiago de Chile

Director: Andy Matthews | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Steve Harris, Iron Maiden

Votes: 321

19. Shredders of Metal (2018– )

Reality-TV

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The first heavy metal guitar competition series. Judges Alex Skolnick of Testament, Sam Dunn of Banger Films and Daniel Dekay of Diemonds/BangerTV put 7 contestants through 6 challenges to find our Ultimate Shredder.

Stars: Sam Dunn, Alex Skolnick

20. Joe Bonamassa: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009 Video)

132 min | Music

8.4
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This double DVD set from Joe Bonamassa captures the artist's landmark performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, on May 4, 2009. Eric Clapton (guitar and vocals) joins Bonamassa on stage for "Further on Up the Road".

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton

Votes: 61

21. From the Vaults (2018)

Documentary

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Stars: Amanda Parris, Tom Power

Votes: 8

22. Joe Bonamassa: Live from New York Beacon Theatre (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Music

8.7
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Beacon Theatre Live from New York rips through 20 songs spanning Bonamassa s career with smoky vocals complementing the guitar wizardry and rapid-fingered ease with which his fans know and ... See full summary »

Director: Scot McFadyen

Votes: 30

23. Grizzly Cup (2013– )

Family

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Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri, Jake Sim, Nathan Ghiorso

Votes: 6

24. Nintendo World Championships 2015 (2015 TV Special)

Game-Show

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In June 2015, twenty five years after the first tournament was held, the Nintendo World Championships took place in California, showcasing the talents of the world's top sixteen Nintendo ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Ferguson, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Jesse Sukunda, John Numbers, Cosmo Wright

25. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Early Metal US (2011)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Darker, heavier music in the sounds of Steppenwolf and Blue Cheer. Followed by the inspired and inspiring sound of Kiss and Aerosmith. Van Halen begins a decade's worth of dominance for the uniquely party hardy metal of America.

Stars: Michael Anthony, Scott Asheton, Don Branker, Alice Cooper

Votes: 91

26. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Early Metal UK (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Pouncing on the power of heavy metal, bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Trapeze and Slade were crafting their own loud sounds in response to the bleak industrial environment of Britain's Midlands.

Stars: Thomas Assom, Jimmy Bain, Frankie Banali, Geezer Butler

Votes: 87

27. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Pre-Metal (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Tracing the origins of metal is a phantasmagoric odyssey that traverses cities and countries, oceans and continents. From Memphis' Sun Studio to The Kinks in England.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Carmine Appice, Sebastian Bach, Paul Bostaph, Rob Bowman

Votes: 111

28. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Glam Metal (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Purveyors of glam such as Bon Jovi, Cinderella and Quiet Riot will divulge their side of the story, revealing the attitudes, influences and decisions which guided them during those days of rampant excess on L.A.'s sunset strip.

Director: Scot McFadyen | Stars: Nic Adler, Michael Anthony, Sebastian Bach, Frankie Banali

Votes: 78

29. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Grunge (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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While grunge was enjoying its meteoric rise, replacing the MTV face of Metal that was glam with its own brand of telegenic, easy to digest "rebellion," diehards within the Metal community struggled to adjust.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Steve Albini, Mark Arm, Melissa Auf der Maur, Michael Azerrad

Votes: 98

30. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: New Wave of British Heavy Metal (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Heavy metal was now boldly out of the closet, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Saxon, Raven and Def Leppard seethed out of the gates with fast, technical, uncompromising metal music, building a fanatical, energized movement.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geoff Barton, Biff Byford, Phil Collen, Jess Cox

Votes: 87

31. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Thrash (2011)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Next in the evolution of Metal comes a virulent strain called thrash, with the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax wreaking vengeance on hook and melody through a rhythmic discipline ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Alago, Alice in Chains, Chuck Billy, Paul Bostaph

Votes: 91

32. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Nu Metal (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Sam Dunn chronicles the rise and fall of nu metal; starting with pivotal acts Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Tool and continuing to pioneering nu metal artists like Korn and Deftones.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Nic Adler, Phil Anselmo, Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu, Wes Borland

Votes: 86

33. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Power Metal (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

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Sam runs into his old friend Ronnie James Dio, who guides him into the fantastical world of power metal, where masculine tales of heroism and epic battles, dragon-slaying and sorcery, burn into the the imaginations of young men.

Stars: Carl Begai, Ross the Boss, Sandro Buti, Joacim Cans

Votes: 90

34. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Progressive Metal (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

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A genre that takes root with the likes of Rush in the '70s, Queensryche and Fates Warning in the '80s, and Dream Theater in the '90s. Since then, the genre has exploded with creativity, spawning mind-bending, genre-defying acts.

Stars: David Bottrill, Terry Brown, Bill Bruford, Peter Collings

Votes: 81

35. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)
Episode: Shock Rock (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, Music

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Starting with the ringmaster of mayhem himself, Alice Cooper, we visit a world of guillotines and gallows, electrocutions and sorcery. We'll then learn how NYC's Kiss dethroned Cooper by taking spectacle one giant leap forward.

Stars: Abaddon, Chris Alexander, Gavin Baddeley, Daisy Berkowitz

Votes: 81

36. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Pilot

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Nathan Ghiorso

37. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2014)

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri, Jake Sim

38. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Episode #2.3

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri, Jake Sim

39. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Episode #2.2

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri, Jake Sim

40. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Episode #2.4

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri, Jake Sim

41. Grizzly Cup (2013– )
Episode: Episode #2.5

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Director: Jesse Shamata | Stars: Sam Barringer, Jordyn Negri

42. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Geddy Lee: The Maestro (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Star: Geddy Lee

Votes: 6

43. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Rob Halford: The Metal God (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Star: Rob Halford

44. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Ted Nugent: The Provocateur (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Ted Nugent

45. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Ann Wilson: The Voice (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Ann Wilson

46. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Dave Mustaine: The Fighter (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Dave Mustaine

47. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Nikki Sixx: The Architect (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Nikki Sixx

48. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Slash: The Natural (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Slash

49. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Daryl Hall: The Soul Man (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Daryl Hall

50. Rock Icons (2015– )
Episode: Joe Elliott: The Catalyst (2015)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Joe Elliott


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