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.
2012 / 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 / 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 / 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.
2012 / 86
Decades after Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez disappeared following the commercial failure of his albums, two fans try to track down their idol. Two obsessed fans of an obscure musician seek out their reclusive hero. But does he want to be found?
2012 / 3.2 / 84
Featuring interviews with genre greats, this toe-tapping documentary posits that disco wasn't just a cultural phenomenon but an anthem for change. The music spurred on a lot more than bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. It was the sound of a generation.