2013 / 90
Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support. Glamour, fame, fortune. So close they can taste it. Not theirs ... it belongs to the legends who depend on their voices.
2008 / 77
This documentary follows the pioneering heavy metal act Anvil as they cope with obsoleteness, recover from a disastrous tour and record a new album. A band of rock 'n' roll survivors isn't about to let their dreams disappear along with their youth.
2000 / 3.4 stars / 86
This documentary follows rapper Jay-Z's 1999 Hard Knock Life tour with rappers Method Man, DMX and Redman -- a tour that packed halls at 54 shows. Way before he had 99 problems, he hit the road on this record-breaking tour. Two months of 1999's hottest hip-hop.
2012 / 4.2 / 92
Legendary and indestructible rock drummer Ginger Baker is the focus of this documentary, which recaps his turbulent history and many influences. A rock legend opens up. Because anyone who lives in a fortified South African compound ... has some stories.
2002 / 3.4 / 107
British documentarian Nick Broomfield investigates the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, digging up some surprises in the process. Two rappers vying for supremacy meet violent deaths. Was their rivalry fatal or were outside forces at work?
2012 / 111
This documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure but influenced major artists such as REM.
2012 / 4.0 / 74
Chart the incredible late-in-life rise of 62-year-old soul singer Charles Bradley, whose 2011 debut album rocketed to Rolling Stone magazine's top 50. He survived poverty, heartbreak and homelessness. But can this sixtysomething soul singer conquer the music world?
2012 / 3.9 / 105
This documentary presents the musical saga of Arnel Pineda, who goes from singing in Manila nightclubs to fronting the legendary rock band Journey. A singer is plucked from obscurity to lead a legendary band. It's a rock 'n' roll dream come true!
2013 / 3.9 / 106
Discover the history of Napster, which began as an unassuming bit of computer code in 1998 and would eventually change the nature of music sales. One of the biggest changes in music had almost nothing to do with musicians. Computer nerds changed the game.
2011 / 3.5 / 116
More than 150 of the world's top electronic music artists and 200,000 festival-goers gathered in Southern California for this electrifying event.
2011 / 100
The history of the Foo Fighters comes alive in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album "Wasting Light." They win Grammys, make platinum albums and fill stadiums. Experience their journey -- and their rise to stardom.
2011 / 208
Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage. The Fab Four's quiet one left a legacy beyond his music. A thoughtful portrait of a thoughtful man.
2013 / 86
This documentary profiles Freda Kelly, who was a shy Liverpudlian teen when she was asked to work for a local band looking for fame: The Beatles. She was on the ground floor with the band that changed pop music. They couldn't have done it without her.
2011 / 3.3 / 88
This documentary follows innovative musician Chris Thile, who created the band Punch Brothers after writing a bluegrass elegy to his failed marriage.
2011 / 3.4 / 105
Teen idol Justin Bieber provides personal snapshots from throughout his career, culminating with scenes from his triumphant 2010 concert tour. Clean-cut. Enormously talented. Internationally adored. Join Justin as he prepares for his sold-out show.
2012 / 3.9 / 93
Pop star Katy Perry is captured on and offstage in this revealing diary of her California Dreams Tour, featuring her Los Angeles performances. She's super-likeable and delivers eye-popping performances. Don't hate, just grab the bubble gum and enjoy!
1998 / 95
This film charts Nirvana's Kurt Cobain's rise to fame, his drug-addled romance with Courtney Love and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death. Did suicide really end the career of one of the most popular rock stars of the '90s ... or was it murder?
2009 / 67
This irreverent documentary reveals how charming entertainer Jan Lewan bilked investors out of millions in a complicated investment scam. He was the lovable polka king of Pennsylvania -- until his audacious Ponzi scheme stopped the music.
2010 / 95
This exuberant documentary celebrates the Freddy Awards, a televised high school musical theater competition held every year in Lehigh Valley, Penn.
2013 / 4.3 stars / 111
This tuneful documentary chronicles the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Ala., home of Fame Studios, where top musicians have flocked for decades. A tiny town. A giant sound. Meet the innovative man who changed music in the unlikeliest of places.
2006 / 3.5 / 103
Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme turns his cameras on musician Neil Young in this intimate two-night concert filmed in Nashville.
2011 / 3.7 / 87
Following rocker Neil Young to his Toronto hometown, Jonathan Demme captures the artist live in concert at Massey Hall and on the road in Ontario. A rock 'n' roll legend takes to the road and revisits his roots. But the real magic happens on stage.
2012 / 3.9 / 95
Vice magazine's Andy Capper follows rapper Snoop Dogg on a pilgrimage to Jamaica, where he rechristens himself Snoop Lion, a reggae artist. There's more to rapper Snoop Dogg than just rhyme and ganja. In (many) puffs of Rastafarian smoke, the new Snoop Lion is born.
2010 / 106
Celebrate the remarkable 40-year career of influential Canadian rockers Rush with this documentary, which details the band's formation and evolution.