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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 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 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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Concert Movies
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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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Concert Movies
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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The Song Remains the Same is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Concert Movies
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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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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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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The Concert for Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Concert Movies
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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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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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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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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Isle of Wight Festival: Messag... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Concert Movies
Will Malven added Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970
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Steely Dan: Two Against Nature is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Concert Movies
sergiocamacholotero added Steely Dan's Two Against Nature Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
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Santana: Sacred Fire: Live in ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Concert Movies
sergiocamacholotero added Santana: Sacred Fire: Live in Mexico Carlos Santana
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Jethro Tull: Live at Montreux ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Concert Movies
sergiocamacholotero added Jethro Tull: Live at Montreux 2003 Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Doane Perry
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Jeff Lynne's ELO at Hyde Park is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Concert Movies
sergiocamacholotero added Jeff Lynne's ELO at Hyde Park (2014)
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Supertramp: Live In Paris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Concert Movies
sergiocamacholotero added Supertramp: Live In Paris
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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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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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B.B. King, The Edge, Larry Mullen
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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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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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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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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.