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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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Searching for Sugar Man Dennis Coffey, Malik Bendjelloul Clarence Avant

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Billy Corgan, Geddy Lee Neil Peart

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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons Bret Michaels

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Lemmy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Lemmy Dave Grohl, Slash Billy Bob Thornton

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We Jam Econo Henry Rollins, Flea Thurston Moore

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History of the Eagles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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The Devil & Daniel Johnsto... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
The Devil & Daniel Johnston

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A Band Called Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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The Filth and the Fury Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren Glen Matlock

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The Kids Are Alright Pete Townshend, Keith Moon Roger Daltrey

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You're Gonna Miss Me Billy Gibbons, Roky Erickson

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The Beatles Anthology Paul McCartney, George HarrisonRingo Starr

Famous People Named Zach & Zachary Moana Movie Quotes

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Runnin' Down a Dream Kevin Costner, Stevie Nicks Ringo Starr

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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Debbie Harry, Rob Zombie Joey Ramone

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The Decline of Western Civilization Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom John Doe

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It Might Get Loud Michael McKean

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The Clash: Westway to the World Joe Strummer, Siouxsie Sioux Shane MacGowan

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Cobain: Montage of Heck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Cobain: Montage of Heck Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing Don Cobain

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Until the Light Takes Us Per "Dead" Ohlin, Varg Vikernes Hellhammer

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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco Fred Armisen, Jeff Tweedy John Stirratt

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Hype! Flop Gas Huffer

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The Best Sister Hazel Songs Famous People Named Nancy

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Mr. Blue Sky: the Story of Jef... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Mr. Blue Sky: the Story of Jeff Lynne Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Roy Orbison

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown Meshell Ndegeocello, Bootsy Collins Martha Reeves

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Classic Albums: Steely Dan: Aj... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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Joe Strummer - the Future Is U... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Joe Strummer - the Future Is Unwritten

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The Other F Word is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
The Other F Word 2011 punk rock

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Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Keith Richards, Eric Clapton Chuck Berry

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Les Paul: Chasing Sound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Les Paul: Chasing Sound Les Paul, Mary Paul Miller

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The Damned: Don't You Wish We ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead about The Damned by Wes Orshoski

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The Best Sansa Stark Quotes The Best Songs About Trains

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Radiohead: Meeting People Is E... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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Imagine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Imagine

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The Temptations Smokey Robinson, Bianca Lawson D. B. Woodside

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We Who Wait is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
We Who Wait TV Smith (ex-The Adverts)

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