10 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

By Meena

Shedding light on the untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists, it's a revelation of unsung heroes.

11. The Girls in the Band (2011)

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Beyoncé's historic Coachella performance. A tribute to black culture, college traditions, and relentless passion.

10. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)

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Dive into LA's punk rock scene. Raw, real, and brutally honest, it’s the voice of a defiant generation.

9. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

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Grohl's love letter to the iconic studio. Witness legendary albums and the magic of analog recording.

8. Sound City (2013)

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A poignant look at MJ's final days. Raw rehearsals and a genius at work, it's a bittersweet farewell.

7. This Is It (2009)

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The Harlem Cultural Festival of '69, a forgotten event revived. An emotional tribute to black music & history.

6. Summer of Soul (2021)

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Amy Winehouse's meteoric rise and tragic fall. A soulful voice, haunted by fame and addiction.

5. Amy (2015)

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Metallica's internal strife and therapy. Witness vulnerability amidst heavy metal's biggest band.

4. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

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Aretha Franklin's gospel roots. A divine service at LA’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

3. Amazing Grace (2018)

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The Stones’ '69 tour. A dark reflection of an era, climaxing with the Altamont Free Concert chaos.

2. Gimme Shelter (1970)

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Dylan's England tour of '65. Candid, iconic, it’s the blueprint of modern music documentaries.

1. Don’t Look Back (1967)

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