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

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. This list of concert films also contains concert movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This concert films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best concert movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This concert movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Your favorite movies on this list deserve to be at the top. This is what they're doing.

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These are the top films in the concert film genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the concert film genre in it. Be it the motifs of the concert film genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What's in your top 10? If Irish Tenors: Ellis Island or The Filthy Lucre Tour: Live in Japan is in there, vote for one of those, or both. If we missed any concert movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (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 care about concert movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the concert movies. List includes photos and concert movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing is made up of movies like Opera Night and Klaus Schulze: Rheingold: Live at the Loreley.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these concert movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good concert movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest concert movies, here is the full concert movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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 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 ...more

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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 ...more

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Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend 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 ...more

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David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright 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. ...more

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Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry 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 ...more

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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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Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger 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 ...more

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Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones 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 ...more

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Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon 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 ...more

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Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston 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 ...more

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David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Angela Bowie 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 ...more

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B.B. King, The Edge, Larry Mullen

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Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr 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, ...more

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Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell 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 ...more

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Isle of Wight Festival: Messag... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Concert Movies
Will Malven added Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970

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Rush in Rio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Concert Movies
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punksnotdead added LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago In the history of modern American music there are few bands like the Pixies. Theirs was an unparalleled musical path, influencing countless others despite modest financial success. In 1992, ...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 ...more

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Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger 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 ...more

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Rufus Wainwright, The Edge, Beth Orton Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man is a 2005 film by Lian Lunson about the life and career of Leonard Cohen. It is based on a January 2005 tribute show at the Sydney Opera House titled "Came So ...more

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python comedy troupe perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl. The show also included ...more

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Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1982 featuring performances by punk rock, new wave, and post-punk acts, filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are Magazine, The ...more

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Set at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958, this documentary features Thelonious Monk, Sal Salvador, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Mahalia Jackson.

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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights Jack White, Megan Martha White "In the summer of 2007, just after the release of Icky Thump and in the lead-up to their tenth anniversary, The White Stripes set out on an ambitious and idiosyncratic tour, aiming to play ...more

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Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger 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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looksharp added Eagles: Hell Freezes Over Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Don Felder Eagles: Hell Freezes Over is a 1994 tv special.

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Tim Schild added U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky is a concert film by Irish rock band U2. It was recorded on 5 June 1983, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States on the group's War Tour. ...more

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Tim Schild added Corrs: Live at The Royal Albert Hall Live at the Royal Albert Hall is The Corrs first home video, released on DVD on November 21, 2000. The Show was recorded live on St. Patricks Day. While the band were on their Talk on Corners ...more

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A.R. Halloran added Styx: Caught in the Act: Live & More

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Live at Slane Castle is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert video released in 2003, two years after the release of their last concert DVD, Off the Map. The concert taped was their second show at ...more

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Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh The Grateful Dead Movie, released in 1977 and directed by Jerry Garcia, is a film that captures live performances from the Grateful Dead's October 1974 five-night stand at the Winterland ...more

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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 ...more

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David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt, Richard Wright 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 ...more

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Linda Thompson, Furry Lewis, Ronnie McDowell This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage with reenactments, and voice-over narration by ...more

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The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. 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 ...more

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Michael Jackson's This Is It is a 2009 American documentary–concert film directed by Kenny Ortega that documents Michael Jackson's rehearsals and preparation for his concert series of the same ...more

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Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Michael Gross Shine a Light is a 2008 documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese documenting The Rolling Stones' 2006 Beacon Theatre performance on their A Bigger Bang Tour. The film also includes archive ...more

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The Punk Rock Movie was assembled from Super 8 camera footage shot by Don Letts, the disc jockey at The Roxy club during the early days of the UK punk rock movement, principally during the 100 ...more

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Frank Zappa, Terry Bozzio, Peter Wolf Baby Snakes is a movie which includes footage from Frank Zappa's 1977 Halloween concert at New York City's Palladium Theater, backstage antics from the crew, and stop motion clay animation from ...more

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Tim Schild added U2: Popmart: Live from Mexico City The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. PopMart: Live from Mexico City is a concert video release by rock band U2 from their PopMart Tour. Recorded on 3 December 1997 at Foro Sol on the band's featured stop in Mexico City, Mexico, it ...more

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Tim Schild added U2: Zoo TV: Live from Sydney The Edge, Adam Clayton

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Meshell Ndegeocello, Bootsy Collins, Martha Reeves Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a 2002 documentary film directed by Paul Justman that recounts the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited and largely unheralded studio musicians who ...more

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Tommy Flanagan, Samuel E. Wright Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser is a documentary about the life of bebop pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker, and directed/co-produced by ...more

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Liza Minnelli Liza with a Z was a television special.

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Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sam Shepard Renaldo and Clara is a 1978 American film directed by Bob Dylan and starring Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, and Joan Baez. Written by Dylan and Sam Shepard, the film incorporates three distinct film ...more

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Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary is a DVD/CD set covering Ozzfest 2005.

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Elevation 2001: Live from Boston is a concert film by Irish rock band U2. It was released as a two disc DVD set by Island Records in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2001, and by Interscope ...more

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Sting, Branford Marsalis, Omar Hakim Bring on the Night is a 1985 documentary film directed by Michael Apted, focusing on the jazz-inspired project and band led by the British musician Sting during the early stages of his solo ...more

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Bernard Shakey Neil Young Trunk Show is a 2009 documentary and concert film by Jonathan Demme, featuring Neil Young. It is, along with Neil Young: Heart of Gold and Neil Young Journeys, part of a Neil Young ...more

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My Generation is a 2000 film by documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple that looks at the links between young people who attended the original 1969 Woodstock music festival and those who attended ...more