Are you interested in the best music documentaries on Netflix in 2017? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. The filmmakers have a really simple starting point when it comes to choosing a topic for their music documentary. They usually opt for the music acts that will go down in history as someone who made an important impact on the music world in general and influenced others. On the other hand, they can also decide to tell the story about an unknown musician or a band who didn’t make it big, but their passion for music still makes them great. The life of a musician is filled with ups and downs, struggles and success, drama and mystery.
What makes the music documentaries special is the fact that directors can choose various ways to tell the story they want. Some of them rely mostly on the live performances and the soundtrack, with minimum narration, letting the music speak for itself. One of the best examples of such documentaries is The Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese. Others fill the documentary with interviews and archival footage, telling the story in a more usual way. No matter which style you prefer, you’ll find something fitting on our list.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three items from their list.
The first documentary is Crossfire Hurricane. IMDb Rating is 7.4. When the documentary about The Rolling Stones starts off a list, you know it will be good. Made in 2012, Crossfire Hurricane explores the band’s early years through interviews and archival footage. The next documentary is The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir. IMDb Rating is 7.5. This is one of the Netflix original documentaries and tells the story of the life of Bob Weir, the founding member of the rock band Grateful Dead. He had a role of rhythm guitarist in the band and sometimes shared the vocal duties with Jerry Garcia. The documentary covers his early years, time in the band and his work after Grateful Dead disbanded. At last, but not least we are mentioning Some Kind of Monster. IMDb Rating is 7.5. Some Kind of Monster follows Metallica during a turbulent period of their career when they recorded album St. Anger. There has been a lot of tension in the band at the time, with the band members often getting into disputes and fights. The directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky spent two years with the band and ended up with 1200 hours of footage.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 21 best music documentaries on Netflix in 2017.