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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    Jerome Ferretti, Willem Möller, Malik Bendjelloul

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    Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey

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    History of the Eagles Eagles

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    Kevin Costner, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Slash, Dave Grohl

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

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    Gerald Levert, Richard "Pistol" Allen, Uriel Jones

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    Jenifer Lewis, Alan Rosenberg, Mel Jackson

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    A Band Called Death

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    The Carter

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    Dave Alvin, Tony Gilkyson, D. J. Bonebrake

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    Michael McKean

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    Fred Armisen, Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche

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    Harmony Korine, Hellhammer, Øystein Aarseth

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    Crossfire Hurricane

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    Siouxsie Sioux, Mick Jones, Terry Chimes

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    Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy

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    Debbie Harry, Andy Richter, Joey Ramone

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    The Devil & Daniel Johnston

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    Imagine

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    The Road to God Knows Where

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    Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Mick Taylor

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    Bradley Beesley

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    Glen Matlock, Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren

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    Linda Ronstadt, Johnnie Johnson, Joe Walsh

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    Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Perry, Rikki Rockett

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    Sting, Omar Hakim, Branford Marsalis

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    Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

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    Joy Division

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    2011 punk rock

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    Mistaken for Strangers

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    Instrument Brendan Canty, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally

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    Flea, Greg Ginn, Mike Watt

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