The Best Documentaries About Music Films
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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, Les Claypool, Neil Peart

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    Michael McKean

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    Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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    Debbie Harry, Andy Richter, Joey Ramone

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    Linda Ronstadt, Johnnie Johnson, Joe Walsh

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

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

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    A Band Called Death

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    The Carter

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    Joy Division

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    Fred Armisen, Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche

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    Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy

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    The Road to God Knows Where

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    The Devil & Daniel Johnston

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    Imagine

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    Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Mick Taylor

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    Mistaken for Strangers

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