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1. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney

Votes: 10,473 | Gross: $2.93M

2. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 715

3. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)

TV-14 | 165 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.5
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One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jim Brown, Bill Cosby, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,138

4. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 40,329 | Gross: $14.36M

5. Classic Albums (1997– )

Documentary, Music

8.5
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A documentary series on several of the key albums in music history.

Stars: David Fricke, Phil Alexander, Robert Sandall, Mick Wall

Votes: 155

6. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on The Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 10,766 | Gross: $5.36M

7. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,368 | Gross: $0.70M

8. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.5
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.

Stars: Kinky Friedman, Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams

Votes: 880

9. Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017)

R | 238 min | Documentary

8.3
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78 Metascore

A look at the 30-year career of The Grateful Dead.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia

Votes: 1,156

10. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 205 min | Documentary

7.7
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 1,152

11. Behind the Music (1997–2014)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.

Stars: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons

Votes: 1,266

12. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 5,229 | Gross: $1.10M

13. Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Steve Jordan, Keith Richards, Waddy Wachtel, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,619

15. Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 2,243

16. The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (2019)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life, but his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan

Votes: 126

17. Jimi Hendrix Electric Church (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Documentary about Jimi Hendrix historic July 4, 1970 performance in front of over 300,000 US fans.

Director: John McDermott | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Merlis, Billy Cox, Susan Tedeschi

Votes: 161

18. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: James Brown, Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate

Votes: 1,167

19. Stones in Exile (2010)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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A look at the creation and impact of the 1972 Rolling Stones album "Exile on Main St."

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts

Votes: 837

20. Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge (2017)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A look at 50 years of the iconic magazine features interviews with and footage of journalists, photographers and performers who have graced its pages since it was launched by publisher Jann Wenner in 1967. In 2 parts.

Directors: Blair Foster, Alex Gibney | Stars: Cameron Crowe, Jeff Daniels, Johnny Depp, Annie Leibovitz

Votes: 437

21. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.8
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56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,615 | Gross: $0.01M

22. A Faster Horse (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet.

Director: David Gelb

Votes: 606

23. Under African Skies (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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82 Metascore

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyrema Asante, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 452

24. The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary which celebrates, over the period covering the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 60s, the phenomenon of the Everly Brothers, arguably the greatest harmony duo the world ... See full summary »

Director: George Scott | Stars: Del Bryant, Jake Bugg, Paul Du Noyer, Dave Edmunds

Votes: 47

25. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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Jimi Hendrix talking about how he became who he is.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell

Votes: 438

26. Sex: The Revolution (2008– )

Documentary

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Frankly examines a colorful and controversial chapter of modern American history, when individuals and events coalesced to challenge the moral orthodoxy surrounding sex and sexual behavior.... See full summary »

Stars: David Allyn, Susan Brownmiller, David Crosby, Phil Donahue

Votes: 86

27. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Stars: Michelle Alexander, B-Real, Mary Barr, Todd Boyd

Votes: 180

28. Wings for Wheels: The Making of 'Born to Run' (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

8.2
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Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run chronicles the definitive story of Bruce Springsteens breakthrough album from songwriting to production and beyond. Includes archival film shot between 1973 and 1975 but never shown publicly.

Director: Thom Zimny | Star: Bruce Springsteen

Votes: 231

29. The Night James Brown Saved Boston (2008 TV Movie)

Unrated | 66 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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The film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert ... See full summary »

Director: David Leaf | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Michael Ambrosino, Tom Atkins, Charles Bobbitt

Votes: 160

30. 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (2008 TV Movie)

300 min | Music

7.5
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Stars: Bret Michaels, Rob Affuso, Joey Allen, Ian Anderson

Votes: 49

31. The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King (2002 TV Movie)

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Director: Kevin Kaufman | Stars: Tito Puente, Quincy Jones, Rubén Blades, Eddie Palmieri

32. Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (2001)

TV-PG | 300 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A five part music documentary which chronicles the history and impact of black music in the United States. The documentary aired October 7, 2001 on the cable channel VH1.

Stars: Gerald Early, Brian McKnight, Smokey Robinson, George Benson

Votes: 14

33. The Drug Years (2006– )

Documentary

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A look at the rise of illicit drug use and its cultural influence in the second half of the last century.

Stars: Anthony DeCurtis, Martin Torgoff, John Leland, Corey Feldman

Votes: 318

34. Famous Nathan (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

6.8
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74 Metascore

A Coney Island-inspired, densely-layered visually dynamic documentary portrait of the life and times of the original Nathan's Famous, created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker's ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Handwerker | Stars: Nathan Handwerker, Lloyd Handwerker, Sol Handwerker, Murray Handwerker

Votes: 113

35. The Greatest (1998–2014)

60 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Mark McGrath, Michael Fishman, Gene Simmons

Votes: 19

36. VH1 Legends (1996– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Hour-long documentary detailing the lives and careers of celebrities in the music industry.

Stars: William Baldwin, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow

Votes: 23

37. You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story (2015 TV Special)

59 min | Music

6.5
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Director: George Scott | Stars: Lou Adler, Carole Bayer Sager, Anthony DeCurtis, Carole King

Votes: 10

38. And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)

300 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Stars: Bill Adler, A.J., Afrika Bambaataa, André Benjamin

Votes: 121

39. VH1 Rock Docs (2006– )

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Stars: Don Cornelius, Danyel Smith, Jesse Jackson, Chaka Khan

40. Elvis Lives (2002 TV Special)

45 min | Music

5.5
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Carter Beauford, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 52

41. The 100 Hottest Hotties (2005– )

Documentary

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Stars: Gisele Bündchen, Johnny Depp

Votes: 21

42. VH1 Rock Docs: Lords of the Revolution (2009)

Documentary, Biography

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A look at counter-cultural icons of the 1960s and 70s.

Star: Richard Belzer

43. Neil Sedaka: King of Song (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Neil Sedaka is one of the most successful American singer-songwriters of the last century. A classically trained musician, he won a scholarship to the Julliard School at the age of nine and... See full summary »

Director: George Scott | Stars: Phil Cody, Anthony DeCurtis, David Foster, Connie Francis

Votes: 6

44. The Longest Saturday of the Year (2012 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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A visual montage of the Saturday following the Summer Solstice at Coney Island (which also coincides with the annual Mermaid Parade). The goal of the film is to show the progression of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McDonnell

45. Moyers on America (2006– )

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46. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )
Episode: "Bootsy Collins" (2018)

TV-MA | 29 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.2
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[Cinemax] HD. 'Bootsy Collins.' (Season Two) Legendary bassist Bootsy Collins worked with James Brown and George Clinton before becoming a funk star.

Votes: 34

47. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )
Episode: "Rick James (Part Two)" (2018)

TV-MA | 26 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.1
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[Cinemax] HD. 'Rick James (Part 2).' (Season Two) How Rick James fell from grace amid his rivalry with Prince, cocaine abuse, and run-ins with the law.

Votes: 34

48. The Greatest (1998–2014)
Episode: 100 Most Metal Moments (2004)

Documentary, Music

7.2
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Stars: Dee Snider, Aerosmith, Anthrax, Sebastian Bach

Votes: 121

49. The Greatest (1998–2014)
Episode: 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll History (2001)

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Showing the 100 most shocking moments in rock and roll history.

Stars: David Bowie, Agnes Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain

Votes: 39

50. The Greatest (1998–2014)
Episode: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (2003)

Documentary, Music

5.0
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You can quote them in an instant, reference them with just one name, and even dress up like them for Halloween. In this always-expanding pop culture of ours, there are plenty of stars, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Tom Cruise

Votes: 58



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