The 20 Best Music Documentaries of All Time (and Their Trailers)

Ever since the birth of music, fans have wanted to know what’s behind the song, what’s inspired the songwriter, and what might be to come.

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As such, music documentaries in the more modern age have always been a big draw, whether we’re talking about the history of Kurt Cobain or Amy Winehouse.

Fans want to know about the lives of rock stars, historic jazz musicians, and even the managers and radio personalities who help make these people famous. As such, there are a plethora of music documentaries to choose from.

By offering a cornucopia of trailers below, we take you on a journey of our Top 20 favorites, from films that focus on Miles Davis to Whitney Houston, Oasis, Taylor Swift, and even to the formerly long-lost artist Rodriguez.


20. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

19. Cobain: Montage Of Heck

18. DJ Marco Collins: The Glamour and the Squalor

17. Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On

16. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

15. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

14. Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

13. Listening To Kenny G

12. Finding Fela!

11. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana

10. Summer Of Soul

9. Tupac Resurrection

8. Whitney

7. Michael Jackson: This Is It

6. Oasis: Supersonic

5. Miles Davis: Birth Of Cool

4. History of The Eagles

3. The Beatles: Get Back

2. Searching For Sugar Man

1. Amy

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