EditorialFor the love of music


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Sarah Nazim

October 20, 2017

Looking to binge-watch some music documentaries? You’re in luck as we’ve rounded up a list just for you! 

Gaga: Five Foot Two

Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles. Watch it on Netflix.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

‘RUMBLE The Indians Who Rocked the World’ is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. It tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo and Taboo. Check listings for a screening near you.

Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story ft. Eminem, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre

Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent all reflect on how Shady Records became one of the most dominant labels of the 2000s. Watch it on Dailymotion.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

On the final nights of a world tour, director Jonathan Demme captures what makes the show soar: gifted musicians, deft dancers and a magnetic star. Watch it on Netflix.

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

Simply Complicated is a full length documentary that gives a personal and intimate look into Demi Lovato’s life as not only a regular 25 year old, but also one of the biggest pop stars in the world. This documentary includes never before told stories that inform the person she is today. Watch it on YouTube.

David Guetta: Nothing But The Beat

A look at the life, work and influence of French DJ David Guetta. Watch it on YouTube.

Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out


It’s been nearly 10 years since Jamie Lynn Spears was in the spotlight, and, for the first time ever, she and her family invite the world to hear her side of her story. Watch it on YouTube.

Britney Spears: In The Zone

Get ready to see Britney as you never have before. Come into Britney’s professional and private life: meet her family, and the “inner circle”. Watch it on YouTube.

Noisey Atlanta

From the makers of Noisey Chiraq, a 10-part series documenting unprecedented access into the Atlanta rap scene. Hosted by Vice / HBO / Noisey’s Thomas Morton and directed by Andy Capper, the series stars artists like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Jeezy, upcoming stars like the Grammy-nominated iLoveMakonnen, and also spends time with the new wave of super-producers like Mike Will Made-It (Miley Cyrus), Metro Boomin, and 808 Mafia.

The series goes behind the songs and into the trap houses, neighborhoods, problems, and solutions that have inspired the wheelhouse behind one of America’s most vibrant and influential music scenes. Also featuring appearances by the Atlanta Police Department, gang members, the ATL Twins and Curtis Snow (Snow On Da Bluff). Watch it on YouTube.

David Bowie & The Story Of Ziggy Stardust

Both a visual flashback and a telling of the life and birth of the alter ego that was David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. Watch it on YouTube.

Spice Girls: Giving You Everything

2007 Spice Girls documentary released to coincide with their 2007-2008 world tour. Watch it on YouTube.

Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror

Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson. Watch it on YouTube.

Janis: Little Girl Blue 

In this portrait of 1960s rock legend Janis Joplin, private letters and interviews with family, friends and fellow musicians reveal a fragile soul. Watch it on Netflix.

Miss Sharon Jones! 

This uplifting documentary follows R&B singer Sharon Jones’s battle with pancreatic cancer while keeping her band intact for a return to the stage. Watch it on Netflix.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone. Watch it on Netflix.

Kraftwerk: Pop Art 

How a group of reclusive Rhineland experimentalists became a hugely influential pop group, featuring live footage, analysis, newsreel and cinematic evocations of their obsessions. Watch it on YouTube.

Biggie & Tupac

British documentarian Nick Broomfield investigates the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, digging up some surprises in the process. Watch it on Netflix.

Muscle Shoals

This tuneful documentary chronicles the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, home of Fame Studios, where top musicians have flocked for decades. Watch it on Netflix.

The Story of AC/DC: Dirty Deeds

They came with one intention to bring straightforward, no-nonsense rock and roll music to the masses. With grit and determination they rose from a small rock scene in Australia to become one of the most successful acts in the world. Watch it on YouTube.

Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules 

FLEETWOOD MAC reunite for the first time (sans Christine McVie) to record their first studio album in over fifteen years. Follow them as they write and record their album ‘Say You Will’ from the first day Stevie Nicks walks into the studio to the opening night of their tour. Cameras rolled practically every moment from start to finish. Destiny Rules captures the ups and downs of a legendary, storied band like no other documentary before. Watch it on YouTube.