Baby Snakes by Frank Zappa, hands down.
24 hour party people because it was done by underrated Michael Winterbottom
Round about Midnight was also very good
Walk the Line
THe music videos by Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Chris Cunningham.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Power of Salad & Milkshakes
Year of the Horse
Well i can say that my favorite films about music are mostly rock, and i can name:
Control: The life and death of Ian Curtis
Detroit Rock City
and for the classical:
“This is Spinal Tap” and “High Fidelity.”
An inferior but enjoyable film is J.J. Schnack’s “Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns.” It’s about New York alt-rock band They Might Be Giants. An unpretentious doc about an unpretentious band.
How about Meeting People Is Easy and how it captures the isolation and burn-out of touring?
Almost Famous, High Fidelity for features about rock.
Amadeus and the Three Colors Trilogy when speaking of classical music.
The new Arcade Fire doc about the making of Neon Bible pretty much blew me away, but my favorite doc is without a doubt Heima.
The Last Walz
Kids Are All Right
Pink Floyd The Wall
Beatles Let It Be
Oliver Stone’s The Doors
A Hard Days Night
I’m Not There
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Ken Burns Jazz
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of ‘Smile’
Brasil, Brasil: Tropicalia Revolution – a fantastic primer from the BBC on the tropicalia movement in Brazil in the late 60’s
The Sublime Frequencies label has lots of great and unique music documentaries.
More recently, Great World of Sound, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, and What We Do Is Secret.
Yeah, The Kids Are All Right has got to be one of the best, weirdest documentaries I’ve ever seen.
Shoot the Piano Player
Oh, and Elvis On Tour is pretty amazing
I’m Not There, Don’t Look Back, The Last Waltz, Control, Almost Famous, High Fidelity.
The Saddest Music in the World
The Legend of 1900
Yes, Elvis on Tour.
THE WORLDS GREATEST SINNER!!!!!!
My Morning Jacket—-Best Band around these days
I can’t believe I forgot to mention Sigur Rós’ Heima.
Once (2007) John Carney
It’s about musicians who come together and make their first album.
Can’t Stop The Music…
Yes, it IS the Village People movie.
Some favs of mine:
The Velvet Underground and Nico (Andy Warhol)
The Blank Generation (Amos Poe)
Breaking Glass (Brian Gibson)
The Transformation of the World Into Music (Werner Herzog)
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas)
Genghis Blues (Roko Belic)
Never knew there was a VU and Nico film until now.
You are a scholar, Grey Daisies.