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

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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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History of the Eagles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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The Beatles Anthology Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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Lemmy is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Decline of Western Civilization Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, John Doe

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You're Gonna Miss Me Billy Gibbons, Roky Erickson

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The Devil & Daniel Johnsto... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
The Devil & Daniel Johnston

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A Band Called Death is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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The Kids Are Alright Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey

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

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

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

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It Might Get Loud Michael McKean

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

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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) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Cobain: Montage of Heck Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain

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

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Mr. Blue Sky: the Story of Jef... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Classic Albums: Steely Dan: Aj... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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

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Joe Strummer - the Future Is U... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Joe Strummer - the Future Is Unwritten

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Gimme Shelter Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger

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The Other F Word is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
The Other F Word 2011 punk rock

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

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Les Paul: Chasing Sound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Les Paul: Chasing Sound Les Paul, Mary Paul, Miller

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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

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The Damned: Don't You Wish We ... is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Radiohead: Meeting People Is E... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music

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Imagine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Documentaries About Music
Imagine