Recommended music documentaries (regularly updated, with some links)

A regularly-update list of music documentaries that I've either loved, or that I think are worth watching because of the subject material. Includes both shorts and features. I'm going to keep updating this as I watch.

Links in notes for films that aren't on Netflix/Amazon/etc.

And here's my music documentary watchlist.

Read notes
  • Lonely Boy
  • These C*cksucking Tears
  • A Band Called Death
  • Gaga: Five Foot Two
  • Crossfire Hurricane
  • Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
  • Chasing Trane
  • We Out Here: A LDN Story
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco
  • Death Metal Grandma
  • The Defiant Ones
  • 20.000 Days on Earth
  • Tape Crackers: An Oral History of Jungle Pirate Radio
  • Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Dig!
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me
  • The Last Waltz
  • Quincy
  • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits
  • Refused Are Fucking Dead
  • Meeting People Is Easy
  • I Called Him Morgan
  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records
  • Heavy Metal in Baghdad
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Promise - The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town
  • Heavy Metal Parking Lot
  • We Call It Techno!
  • I Dream of Wires
  • Brute Force
  • Fan Fever
  • After the Screaming Stops
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé