Entertainment The Best Concert Movies  

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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.

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 theatres for the first time, this list will help you see where the

y 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sheila E., Sheena Easton
Sign o' the Times is a 1987 American concert film written and directed by Prince. In 1987, to capitalise on his growing success in Europe, Prince toured extensively to promote the album of the ...more
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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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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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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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Tim Schild added U2: Zoo TV: Live from Sydney The Edge, Adam Clayton
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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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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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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