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Best music documentaries

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Showdown № 8 is Music Documentaries. Your favorite films that go behind the scenes of an artist, genre or movement. No dramatizations, biopics or concert films (unless the latter has a narrative). We’d argue against Stop Making Sense, but your view may differ.

Most mentioned

  • Amy
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Gimme Shelter
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • The Last Waltz
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Woodstock
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
  • Sound City
  • The Punk Singer
  • Mistaken for Strangers
  • Dont Look Back
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • It Might Get Loud

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Jim Cody

Jim Cody 16 films

Movie Maestro

Movie Maestro 1,195 films

Iain Mullan

Iain Mullan 7 films

elvisisking

elvisisking 165 films

Mike Harding

Mike Harding 15 films

Gemma G

Gemma G 13 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 15 films

nreddoch

nreddoch 1 film

Luis_989

Luis_989 47 films

giannawv

giannawv 5 films

Kirstin Marcon

Kirstin Marcon 15 films

Willy Evans

Willy Evans 5 films

Fight Professor

Fight Professor 10 films

Dan Pendleton

Dan Pendleton 4 films

Chris Duck

Chris Duck 15 films

Pedro Fiuza

Pedro Fiuza 19 films

Matt White

Matt White 17 films

Forrest With2Rs

Forrest With2Rs 10 films

Matt Waring

Matt Waring 16 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 7 films

Chance Hall

Chance Hall 25 films

TajLV

TajLV 12 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 11 films

Milo

Milo 3 films

Tripp Burton

Tripp Burton 10 films

Plainviewed

Plainviewed 10 films

Flicker

Flicker 15 films

Darren

Darren 45 films

Jeremy Koh

Jeremy Koh 4 films

Jason Rainey

Jason Rainey 7 films

Aaron C

Aaron C 10 films

katherinea

katherinea 8 films

John DeCesaro

John DeCesaro 5 films

loureviews

loureviews 10 films

Tyler Perkins

Tyler Perkins 11 films

Nick Moffitt

Nick Moffitt 10 films

Charel Muller

Charel Muller 15 films

jimmymarkum

jimmymarkum 10 films

Foz Rotten

Foz Rotten 20 films

Jacob

Jacob 20 films

Ron L

Ron L 14 films

#1 Bratz Fan

#1 Bratz Fan 10 films

Letterboxd

Letterboxd 20 films

Alex Powell

Alex Powell 10 films

DBC

DBC 22 films

Kyle Gustafson

Kyle Gustafson 7 films

Matt Greene

Matt Greene 25 films

madel

madel 13 films

Travis Pipes

Travis Pipes 2 films

Steven Flores

Steven Flores 86 films

Christian Doig

Christian Doig 5 films

Kurosawa

Kurosawa 86 films

elvisisking

elvisisking 20 films

Monica Silva

Monica Silva 14 films

JR

JR 7 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films

Ronny

Ronny 10 films

Eric Clark

Eric Clark 10 films

Jimi R

Jimi R 10 films

Caroline

Caroline 31 films

Pulkit Chauhan

Pulkit Chauhan 20 films

Spanish_Johnny

Spanish_Johnny 10 films

Matachin

Matachin 15 films

Godard_Knocks

Godard_Knocks 8 films

AronDanburg

AronDanburg 10 films

133nbread

133nbread 1,187 films

Clarissa Thorne

Clarissa Thorne 19 films

Renaud Vallée

Renaud Vallée 3 films

Madeye Matix

Madeye Matix 1,192 films

Ricardo Jiménez

Ricardo Jiménez 165 films

LivingInThePast

LivingInThePast 1,186 films