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The Best Documentaries About Music

A number of documentaries examine the famous lives of musician or discuss the music industry, genres, or the effects music can have on the brain. The best documentaries about music include Oscar nominees, short films, and those music movies you can find on Netflix, Hulu, or even online.  Music affects the deepest parts of our soul; it can inspire us, relax us, lift us up, fill us with adrenaline, make us angry, or unleash our inner rock gods. The best kind of music speaks the language we’ve always wanted to speak but just didn’t know how! What are the best documentaries about bands? 

This list discusses the top documentary films discussing music, including: Carter, Imagine, Searching for Sugar Man, A Band Called Death, Until the Light Takes Us, Lemmy, Last Days Here, American Hardcore, and The Road to God Knows Where. Vote for your favorites and add any that are missing.

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    Billy Corgan, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart

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    Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Bret Michaels

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    Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, John Doe

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    Debbie Harry, Rob Zombie, Joey Ramone

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    Fred Armisen, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt

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    Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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    Les Paul: Chasing Sound Les Paul, Mary Paul, Miller

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    Joe Strummer - the Future Is Unwritten

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    The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead about The Damned by Wes Orshoski

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    The Carter

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    Imagine

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    Mr. Blue Sky: the Story of Jeff Lynne Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison

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    Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy

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    Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, Jack White

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