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The Best Concert Movies

Updated October 24, 2019 4.0k votes 294 voters 21.3k views137 items

List RulesVote 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.

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    Stop Making Sense

    David Byrne, Bernie Worrell

    Released1984

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Stop Making Sense is a concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. Directed by Jonathan Demme, it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983,...  more
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    The Last Waltz

    Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters

    Released1978

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian rock group the Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the...  more

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    50
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    The Song Remains the Same

    Jimmy Page, John Bonham

    Released1976

    Directed byPeter Clifton, Joe Massot

    The Song Remains the Same is a concert film featuring the English rock band Led Zeppelin. The filming took place during the summer of 1973, during three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in...  more
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    50
    21

    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

    David Gilmour, Roger Waters

    Released1972

    Directed byAdrian 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
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    54
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    Woodstock

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin

    Released1970

    Directed byMichael Wadleigh

    Woodstock is a 1970 American documentary of the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. Entertainment Weekly called this film the benchmark...  more

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    40
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    T.A.M.I. Show

    Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry

    Released1964

    Directed bySteve Binder

    T.A.M.I. Show is a 1964 concert film released by American International Pictures. It includes performances by numerous popular rock and roll and R&B musicians from the United States and England. The...  more
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    36
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    Monterey Pop

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin

    Released1968

    Directed byD. A. Pennebaker

    Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D. A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Among Pennebaker's several camera operators were fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and...  more
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    Pink Floyd: Pulse

    David Gilmour, Nick Mason

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Mallet

    Pulse is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from the 20 October 1994 concert at Earls Court, London, England in The Division Bell Tour. It was originally released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1995. There...  more
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    Let It Be

    Paul McCartney, George Harrison

    Released1970

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

    Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their...  more

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    24
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    Sgt. Pepper Live

    Joan Osborne, Robin Zander

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Yukich

    Sgt. Pepper Live is a performance by American band Cheap Trick with a full orchestra which was released on 25 August 2009, in commemoration of the forty-second anniversary of the release of the...  more
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    28
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    The Concert for Bangladesh

    Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar

    Released1971

    Directed bySaul Swimmer

    The Concert for Bangladesh was the name for two benefit concerts organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at 2.30 and 8 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at...  more
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    Neil Young: Heart of Gold is a 2006 documentary and concert film by Jonathan Demme, featuring Neil Young. The film was made in the summer of 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee, premiered at the Sundance...  more
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    21
    12

    Released1973

    Directed byD. A. Pennebaker

    Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a 1973 documentary and concert movie by D.A. Pennebaker. It features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith...  more
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    18
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    Genesis: In Concert

    Steve Hackett, Tony Banks

    Released1977

    Directed byTony Maylam

    Genesis: In Concert is a concert film directed and produced by Tony Maylam for the English progressive rock band Genesis. The recording of the film took place during concerts in Glasgow, Scotland and...  more
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    24
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    Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

    Keith Richards, Eric Clapton

    Released1987

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a 1987 documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford that chronicles two 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll musician Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. A soundtrack album...  more
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    19
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    Moonwalker

    Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor

    Released1988

    Directed byWill Vinton, Jim Blashfield, Jerry Kramer, Colin Chilvers

    Moonwalker, also known as Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, is an American anthology film released in 1988 by singer Michael Jackson. Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a...  more
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    19
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    Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970

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    Gimme Shelter

    Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones

    Released1970

    Directed byAlbert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

    Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous...  more

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    12
    4

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    20
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    Elvis: That's the Way It Is

    Elvis Presley, James Burton

    Released1970

    Directed byDenis Sanders

    Elvis: That's the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was...  more

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    17
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    U2 3D

    The Edge, Larry Mullen

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Pellington, Catherine Owens

    U2 3D is a 2007 American-produced 3D concert film featuring rock band U2 performing during the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The film contains performances of 14 songs, including tracks from How to Dismantle...  more
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    22
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    U2: Rattle and Hum

    B.B. King, The Edge

    Released1988

    Directed byPhil Joanou

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    David Gilmour in Concert

    David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid Mallet

    David Gilmour in Concert is a DVD of former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's solo concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London in June 2001, as part of the Robert Wyatt-curated Meltdown festival....  more
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    16
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    Rush in Rio

    Rush in Rio is a live DVD by Canadian band Rush, released in 2003. It is also available as a three CD set. It was the first concert DVD ever released by the band and is a two-disc set containing 28...  more
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    18
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    The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

    Keith Richards, Eric Clapton

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

    The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of an 11 December 1968 event organized by The Rolling Stones. The event comprised two concerts on a circus stage and included such...  more