The Best Pop Music Documentaries

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Vote up your favorite documentaries about pop stars and pop music.

What is the best pop music documentary? When it comes to the history of pop music, there's nothing like a good popumentary filled with amusing anecdotes, tales from the tour, and fun trivia about musicians. This list of the best pop music documentaries for pop music lovers includes documentary films about all the best pop musicians and bands to ever grace the microphone. If you love pop music, but also want the scoop on your favorite pop stars, these great documentary films about pop music are what you need. What are the best pop music documentaries of all time? What pop music stars do you love?

Whether you're interested in Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Pink, Demi Lovato, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, or even The Beatles, there's a great pop documentary movie out there for you. This list ranks the best documentaries about pop music in the history of film. The pop music documentary films featured on this list includes Amy, Miss Americana, Tina, Amazing Grace, Black is King, Five Foot Two, Twenty Feet from Stardom, Eight Days a Week, What Happened Miss Simone?, and more!

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  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

    John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
    35 votes
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Ron Howard
    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ron Howard. The Beatles stormed through Europe's music scene in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. ...more
  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
    Barry Gibb, Andy Gibb, Noel Gallagher
    29 votes
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Frank Marshall
    The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Frank Marshall. An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest ...more
  • The Beatles: Get Back
    John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
    36 votes
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Peter Jackson
    The Beatles perform their famous rooftop concert in London on Jan. 30, 1969, their final live gig as a band.
  • Dont Look Back
    Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth
    17 votes
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker
    In 1965, the iconic troubadour Bob Dylan toured the United Kingdom at the age of 23, and director D.A. Pennebaker was allowed behind the scenes to provide one of the most intimate glimpses of the ...more

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  • Gimme Shelter
    Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor
    26 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
    The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it ...more

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  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
    Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton
    20 votes
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
    Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is about the life and career of singer Linda Ronstadt, who was a ...more