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PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.
Votes: 617 | Gross: $1.16M
4. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,210 | Gross: $1.60M
5. Festival Express (2003)
R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music
The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.
Votes: 2,072 | Gross: $1.17M
6. Shut Up & Sing (2006)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.22M
8. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
9. Muscle Shoals (2013)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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".
Votes: 3,319 | Gross: $0.70M
10. Oil City Confidential (2009)
104 min | Documentary, Music
The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »
11. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 11,566 | Gross: $4.95M
12. The End of the Tour (2015)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Votes: 26,732 | Gross: $2.99M
15. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music
A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.
Votes: 2,451 | Gross: $0.80M
16. Meeting People Is Easy (1998)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Music
An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.
Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $0.05M
17. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Music
First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."
Votes: 1,930 | Gross: $0.45M
18. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.
Votes: 3,090 | Gross: $0.11M
19. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Music
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.
Votes: 1,200 | Gross: $0.11M
21. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Votes: 15,637 | Gross: $7.00M
22. It Might Get Loud (2008)
PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Votes: 11,964 | Gross: $1.61M
23. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 10,018 | Gross: $0.25M
25. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.
Votes: 8,833 | Gross: $0.33M
28. Blood Brothers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2000 Video)
G | 90 min | Documentary, Music
The Grammy-nominated documentary Blood Brothers finds Bruce Springsteen reuniting The E Street Band for the first time in six years for his Greatest Hits album. Here, fans will see Springsteen and his band with rare, intimate detail.
29. Wings for Wheels: The Making of 'Born to Run' (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
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.
30. The Ties That Bind (2015)
Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary
The creation of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 1980 double album "The River" is recalled in this new rock-doc that includes archival footage as well as recent interviews.
31. Let It Be (1969)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music
A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
Votes: 10,118 | Gross: $2.93M