Music Documentaries

Pussy Riot: The Movement

About six decades ago Rock and Roll changed the world with its dreams of love and peace. It gave artists the power to speak out with a message that was uncommon at the time.

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Queen: Inside the Rhapsody

What makes a song great is when the listener can relate it to his or her own experience and feel it in his or her own life.

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That Damn Samba

Samba is the essence of Brazilian culture. It is the oldest and most important genre of music created in this South American country.

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Tupac: So Many Years, So Many Tears

Tupac Shakur was undoubtedly one of the greatest rappers ever. His hardcore lyrics and the way in which he spoke the harsh truth made him larger than life.

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Adele: The Only Way is Up

When an ordinary teenaged girl from North London goes on to become an overnight sensation, the world sits up and pays attention.

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Ballou

This inspirational documentary is about an amazing group of young people and their mentor. In many neighborhoods in Washington D.C. kids are suffering because they are surrounded by negative energy and negative opinions that constantly try to convince them that they’re not good enough and that they won’t amount to much in life.

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Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story

This film will satisfy true fans that are searching for historical details and insight on the life of a legend. The heartfelt tributes and stories shared by family, friends, music industry gurus, and fellow musicians about the legendary guitarist will provide you with a glimpse into the life and mind of a true genius. 

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John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly

The best music transcends your playlist and moves into a place in your life where it becomes your companion. This film by Eastwood Allen chronicles the evolution of John Mayer: singer/songwriter, guitar player, touring musician, and recording artist.

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Kurt & Courtney

On the morning of April 8, 1994, twenty-seven year old music star Kurt Cobain was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head.

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Biggie & Tupac

This is the story behind the murder of the two most famous rappers of all time. Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie) and Tupac Shakur were once good friends but became deadly enemies when their friendship took a wrong turn.

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Good Copy Bad Copy

Good Copy Bad Copy vividly displays the global dilemmas of copyright law. It brings to light many important issues regarding copyright and culture that most people don’t even think about.

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Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary release in August 2014, the story of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe is worth revisiting in documentary form.

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What Difference Does It Make?

“What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music” is a documentary that was created by Red Bull Music Academy in order to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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American Juggalo

The Insane Clown Posse are an American Hip-Hop duo from Detroit, Michigan, and perform as their alter egos known as Wicked Clowns.

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The Heart Is a Drum Machine

What is music? Is it a feeling, an emotion, or a vibration? And where does a musical idea start? Join today’s top artists, actors, and scholars as they tackle these questions and others in this cinematic look at what might just be a uniquely human obsession.

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Favela Rising

Of Rio de Janeiro’s over 300 favelas, or slums, the Vigario Geral favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous of them all.

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Bob Marley – Freedom Road

Robert Nesta Marley, best known simply as Bob Marley, was an extraordinary man. Long after his death, his songs continue to inspire and motivate change in people of all races, all over the world.

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What Ever Happened to Hip Hop?

The originators of hip hop took their music from block parties of to world wide radio waves within a short period of time.

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TJ HORN – Controlled by Rhythm

We have a special interview for you with the creator of TJ HORN – CONTROLLED BY RHYTHM. A documentary about a self-taught drummer.

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Protest Music and the Modern Age

Protest Music and the Modern Age. Director Carl Carver has contacted documentarystorm and asked for people to see his film and give feedback.

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PressPausePlay

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?

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Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix: in four parts. Digital technology has made everything into a remix: our photographs, our videos, our songs, our memories are a constant re-imagining, re-positioning, and re-filtering.

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Al Jazeera: Artscape: Maestro’s Daughters

Artscape is an extraordinary series highlighting the various forms of art across the world. It showcases the artistic forces that are behind the some of the globe’s headline stories.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen

Here is a very special treat: a rare Leonard Cohen documentary that was made BEFORE his first album. “I can feel myself changing into a completely different kind of man,” Leonard says in the film.

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