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13 Of The Most Underrated Music Documentaries Of The 2010s

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Over the last decade, there has been a proliferation of movies about music and musicians thanks to vastly increased distribution options for docs. While many documentaries receive the traditional theatrical release, others are available via streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. But unfortunately, many of the best music documentaries of the decade go undiscovered by a vast majority of audiences. 

The benefit of these new mediums is that filmmakers are able to tackle niche subjects or artists outside of the mainstream. It's great that so many music-based documentaries are getting made, but so many docs are overlooked, as well. 

Music documentaries cover a diverse field. Some cover a particular singer or band, but others are more about the impact of music or the means by which the music is created. A variety of styles are represented, too, including punk, R&B, pop, and country. In each case, the movies offer something special and insightful, and deserve to be watched. 

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