rock Documentaries

David Bowie: Five Years

2013 Unrated

A one hour long 2013 documentary which covers the five most important individual years of David Bowie’s career, using his songs and archived footage to form a timeline of five different periods in his career which were considered his most creative and influential. Much of the footage used[...]

Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

2008 Unrated

The Girl Done Good is a feature-length 2008 documentary about the life and career, up to that point, of singer Amy Winehouse. It features contributions from various people around her, including her father Mitch Winehouse, as well as music journalists, friends, and fellow musicians, and uses archive[...]

Lemmy

2010
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Lemmy, a 2010 feature-length documentary film by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski about the life and career of rock music legend Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known by his stage name Lemmy.   Lemmy (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), from Stoke-on-Trent, England founded the rock band[...]

Stop Making Sense

1984 Unrated

Stop Making Sense: a 1984 documentary film following American rock band The Talking Heads in concert.

Pearl Jam Twenty

2011
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Pearl Jam Twenty: A documentary directed by American filmmaker and author Cameron Crowe marking the 20th anniversary of the American rock band Pearl Jam. As well as capturing the band perform in 2011, the film also looks into the early days of the group to build a picture of how they became one of t[...]

It Might Get Loud

2008
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It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (producer of Training Day) profiling the recording and playing styles of several prominent rock musicians.   The film predominantly features rock guitarists, Jack White (The White Stripes), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppli[...]

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

1967
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Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back, a historic 1967 biographical music documentary by D.A. Pennebaker which covers Bob Dylans famous 1965 tour of the United Kingdom.   Dylan is a man who does not need any introduction for he is easily one of the most recognisable musicians of all time and rev[...]

Kurt & Courtney

1998
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Kurt & Courtney, a 1998 documentary directed by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield about the tumultuous relationship between Kurt Cobain, Cortney Love and circumstances surrounding the Nirvana guitarists death.   Cobain and Love were both musicians, though Kurt was the frontman of prob[...]

Until the Light Takes Us

2009
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  Until the Light Takes Us is a 2009 documentary co-directed Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell which explores the rise of black metal music in Norway during the 1990's.   Black metal is characterised by deep usually drop-tuned guitars and lyrics associated with the supern[...]

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop

2009
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Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop: A Fleetwood Mac documentary.

U2 - A Rock Crusade

2009 Unrated

  U2 is one of the most successful Irish bands of all time. formed in 1976 in Dublin, the rock group has always consisted of singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. U2 has been consistently successful throughout their career, alwa[...]

Blondie: One Way or Another

2006 Unrated

The “Blondie: One Way or Another” documentary looks at the history of the popular new wave band Blondie. They were founded in New York in 1974 by singer Debbie Harry and went on to make some of the most well-known songs of all time including "Heart of Glass", "Ca[...]

Blink-182 The Urethra Chronicles

1999 Unrated

  Here we have a historic look back on the pop-punk band Blink-182 in this documentary directed by Rick DeVoe. The film uses footage captured from the early to late 1990’s of band members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker and includes rares live performances of the[...]

Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

1970
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Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter: The Rolling Stones have been rocking for more than half a century and despite all the band members being over 70 years old, they are only getting better at what they do.   This Rolling Stones documentary film “Gimme Shelter” directed by Albe[...]

Green Day: Between Us There Is Nothing

2012
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  Green Day is one of the most popular pop-punk bands of all time, this film is their story.   Green Day was formed by guitarist and front-man Billie Joe Armstrong in Northern California in 1988. It was not long before they settled into the trio we know today, consisting of drumme[...]

Beach Boys - Surfin Success

2013 Unrated

“Beach Boys: Surfin' Success” is a 2013 documentary about the 60’s pop group The Beach Boys. The band formed in California and consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. They are considered to be one of the mos[...]

The Story Of Nirvana

2002 Unrated

The Story Of Nirvana documentary. Nirvana was one of the most influential rock bands of all time and changed the music landscape forever. Formed in Washington in 1987, the trio was made up of guitar and singer Kurt Cobain, Bass player Krist Novoselic and drummer Chad Channing, though he would soon b[...]

Jimi Hendrix

2011 Unrated

  Jimi Hendrix is one of the most successful rock musicians of all time. During the 1960’s he wowed crowds with his amazing guitar skills and changed the course of music forever with songs such as “Purple Haze”   “Little Wing” and “All Along the[...]

The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water

2010 Unrated

Elton John is one of the best selling musicians of all time and one of the limited number of British artists to become a superstar in the United States. This documentary revisits the life of the “rocket man” and how he developed his unique taste for music that would captivate the minds o[...]

Elvis Presley: The Last 24 Hours

2004 Unrated

  An Elvis Presley documentary directed by Mike Parkinson. This Rockumentary examines the final 24 hours of the rock musicians life which over the years have been questioned time and time again. He died on August 16, 1977, in the bathroom of his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee f[...]

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