Music Documentaries That You Need To Watch


Though this is from a July 2012 article, I believe the list of must-see music documentaries still holds up. The Atlantic article I am speaking of can be found here, but below I will post ten of the ’25 Must-See Music Documentaries’ in numerical order that the documentaries appear in the original articles instead of you having to poke your way through a photo album of the music documentaries (photo albums are lame!) and possibly getting bored. The reason I am only posting ten of the documentaries is because the article only has ten in the photo album!

These are the order in which the documentaries have been placed in the article, and it does not appear to be in any particular order.

  1. Woodstock – See this doc on: Blu-ray.
  2. Gimme Shelter – See this doc on: Blu-ray.
  3. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan – See this doc on: Netflix.
  4. The Last Waltz – See this doc on: Blu-ray.
  5. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster – See this doc on: DVD.
  6. The Night James Brown Saved Boston – See this doc on: DVD.
  7. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party – See this doc on: DVD.
  8. Anvil! The Story of Anvil – See this doc on: Netflix.
  9. Buena Vista Social Club – See this doc on: Amazon.
  10. It Might Get Loud – See this doc on: Blu-ray.

If any of the above have been made available (or unavailable) on Netflix, please let me know in the comments section.

Have you seen any of these documentaries, and if you have: what do you think of [insert doc] you saw?

The only documentary listed above that I’ve seen is Woodstock and it was only bits and pieces, so I need to find that Blu-ray immediately. I suppose the title of this post should be ‘Music Documentaries That You Need To Watch (And Me Too!)’

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