A by no means complete list, but here are some /mu/ recommended documentaries:
No Direction Home Scorsese documentary about Bob Dylan’s rise to legendary status.
The Last Waltz Scorsese documents The Band’s final show, with a wealth of other musicians involved.
Bassweight A documentary detailing the early days of the dubstep genre.
Come Worry With Us An insight into A Silver Mount Zion, including touring and family life.
Dig! A documentary about the friendship and rivalry between The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols.
Hype! This film examines the commercialisation of grunge.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany A documentary about Faust, Can, Neu and other krautrock bands and the influence they had in Germany and around the globe.
Searching for Sugar Man Tales the search for Sixto Rodriguez and the cult following he had unknowingly gathered.
Until the Light Takes Us Documents Fenriz Nagell and Varg Vikernes and the european black metal scene.
We Jam Econo Details the SoCal punk scene, particularly Minutemen, featuring Black Flag, Ian Mackaye and others.
The Past Is A Grotesque Animal A personal insight into of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes lost connection with humanity as he pursues his art.
American Hardcore The history of hardcore punk in America.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston The prolific mentally ill songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston is the subject of this touching documentary.
Instrument A Fugazi documentary including footage from legendary performances such as the Philadelphia gym basketball hoop in ’88 and the performance for prison inmates.
Hated: GG Allin GG Allin is insane in this obscene documentary about the punk rock legend.
Breadcrumb Trail A documentary on the band Slint with a focus on their seminal final album, Spiderland.