The Best Concert Movies

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Vote for your personal favorite Concert film films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

Here it is, folks: a list of all the best concert movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This concert movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, and you can click on the titles for more information about each film. The best thing about this list is that YOU get to decide which concert movies are the "best" by voting for your favorites to help your faves move up to the top spots.

So, which concert movie is the absolute best film of all time: Irish Tenors: Ellis Island or The Filthy Lucre Tour: Live in Japan? If we missed any concert films on this list, please add them yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (but remember, all choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous concert movies of all time and are voted on by people who really love this genre.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these concert movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming online -- or if you're seeing them in theaters for the first time, this list will help you see where they all stack up and help you decide what to watch first. So, from the latest to the greatest concert movies, here is our full list, ordered from best to worst, based on your votes.

All sorts of directors have taken on Concert film movies. Examples include Barbra Streisand, David Fincher, and Wim Wenders.

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  • Stop Making Sense
    1
    Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales
    111 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Jonathan Demme
    Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first ...more

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  • The Song Remains the Same
    2
    Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones
    63 votes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot
    Filmed in 1973 over the course of a three-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden, this concert film shows Led Zeppelin at the apogee of their hard-rocking glory. In addition to ...more

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  • Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii
    3
    David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
    64 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Adrian Maben
    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 concert documentary film featuring the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy, directed by ...more
  • The Last Waltz
    4
    Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young
    81 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco's ...more

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  • Monterey Pop
    5
    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon
    46 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker
    Featuring performances by popular artists of the 1960s, this concert film highlights the music of the 1967 California festival. Although not all musicians who performed at the Monterey Pop Festival ...more

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    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker
    Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. While some ...more

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