If you want to enjoy your weekend with a nice music documentary, here is a list for you:
1. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
A documentary film directed by Malik Bendjelloul. This is the story about two South Africans, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, discover the mystery about their rock n’ roll musical hero – Sixto Rodriguez to find out his rumored death was true or not. This film will give you a warm feeling with attractive melodies of Rodriguez’s music.
2. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
A great film directed by veteran documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville. A chance to know about background singers’ live – they worked with most famous bands in the world on stage but audiences know almost nothing about them. The atmosphere in this film is both old and glamour!
3. This Is It (2009)
“This is the moment, this is it!” It’s quite famous, right? The film records the process of the rehearsal and preparation of Michael Jackson for his concert series on July 2009 but canceled due to his death on June 2009. The film brings to you the unforgettable memories and images of King of Pop.
4. Sound City (2013)
This documentary film is about the history of a recording studio in Van Nuys, LA. In this film you can see enthusiastic people work with their heart, you will love it!
5. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
This film will make you feel curious and thoughtful. There is no dialogue in whole film, it contains the music of Philip Glass and slow images of United States’s natural landscapes which taken by Ron Fricke. “Koyaanisqatsi” means “unbalanced life”, this film is a document that record every situations of US’s life, it lets the viewers have their own thinking about the meaning of the film.
6. Marley (2012)
Directed by Kevin Macdonald, it is about the life of Bob Marley, his music, his legacy, and other interesting memories of him. Lots of Marley’s songs played as the background in the film. This is a great film if you are a fan of Bob Marley, but if you’re not a fan, it is also a nice idea to fulfill your knowledge of legend music.
7. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)
This is “An untold story of a great American rock band!” – Twenty years on stage of Pearl Jam rock band, it is not only about their music but also about their life with full of experiences.
8. Let It Be (1970)
A wonderful film for The Beatles fans. This film is about the process of The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be (1969) in their attempt to get their old group spirit. Viewers can feel their heart, their love for each other through beautiful songs playing in the film.
9. ABBA: The Movie (1977)
It is an interesting film about ABBA’s Australian tour, recorded by a DJ radio – Ashley Wallace (cast by Robert Hughes), his shortcoming in work experience gives him luck to follow ABBA all the tour.
10. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)
A concert film of Pink Floyd in 1972. You will have a good time to see the band in an old Pompeii amphitheater, the film makes you feel like you are living with the band and experiencing the music with them.