The Best Music Documentaries on Netflix to Watch Now
We know quarantine isn't always fun, so we've rounded up our best picks for all your music-related needs. Here's our favourite Netflix documentaries.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story
If you missed us raving about this film earlier this year, now's the chance to revisit it. This is Martin Scorsese's second film about Dylan, and arguably his best. It tells the story of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour with glorious restored concert footage, star-studded interviews, and a few little lies sprinkled in for good measure. Not only is it a great film, it's a fun guessing game too. Watch it here.
If you haven't seen this two-hour documentary yet, first off, why not? Secondly, thank us later. It retells the rise and fall of the biggest Britpop band ever, Oasis, with never-before-seen footage, interviews with both Gallagher brothers, and more importantly, it will tell you everything you need to know about the band, so you can finally stop clicking on all those NME news stories about them. Watch it here.
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana
Miss Americana is a candid look at one of the most prominent popstars of the 21st century. Whether you like her or not, it's impossible not to respect her after watching this documentary. From her reaction to Kanye West's interruption at the VMAs to the creation of her latest record Lover, this is a portrait of a strong woman who comes to grips with herself and the world around her. Watch it here.
SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
This 2017 documentary follows world-famous rock and punk photographer Mick Rock as he explores his past and present. Whether that's shooting the music video for David Bowie's "Life on Mars", photographing everyone from Lou Reed to Father John Misty, or documenting 1970s New York during the punk revolt. But the array of some of the most talented musicians ever isn't what's impressive here, it's Mick Rock, his bond with his subjects, and his ability to take an iconic photograph. Watch it here.
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
This documentary takes its focus on one of the most impressive businessmen (among being a record producer and A&R man) in the music industry. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Patti Smith, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen as it tells the career of Davis. It's a sentimentally told, feel-good story that will more or less convince you that a career change is needed ASAP so Springsteen may, one day, talk about you in such an affectionate way. Watch it here.