5 Music Documentaries You Need to Add To Your Watch List


There are so many music documentaries available online or through streaming services like Netflix that it's hard to pick which ones might tickle your fancy. Well, rest assured; we have prepared a list of five music documentaries you need to add to your list!


#1: “Amy”

As you might have guessed, this one is about the beloved jazzy singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. This documentary gives you an intimate glimpse into her life, using only clips from Amy's personal home videos, interviews, and other audio and video sources as the material, rather than interview a bunch of different people and get different opinions or stories. Did we mention it won an Oscar?


#2: “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”

This documentary follows the group from about 2001 to 2003, during a very tense period in their careers. After being together for the better part of two decades, the band is starting to crumble between differences in opinions and talent, as well as James Hetfield's struggle with addiction. This documentary is nitty and gritty, and doesn't portray the members of Metallica as icons or music gods, but as regular people with flaws.


#3: “Crossfire Hurricane”

A documentary about the legendary band, The Rolling Stones, that focuses on their earlier years and follows the band through drug busts and fleeing Britain. It's the most recent documentary that's been made about the band, and in our opinion, one of the best.


#4: “Cobain: Montage of Heck”

Before you dive into this film, you should know that its main focus isn't on Nirvana; rather, it's an up-close look into Cobain's life, music career, and his untimely death. This is the only Cobain documentary that had unlimited and unrestricted access to videos and audio recordings of Kurt that go all the way back to his childhood.


#5: “Sound City”

This documentary walks you through a wide array of artists and bands that recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. Notable artists include Nirvana and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, who also directed the film.


If you’re looking for some truly inspiring documentaries about your favorite musical artists, take a crack at any of these on this list! Which of these are you planning to watch? If you want our advice, just have a marathon with them all!

Brian Siegel