Best Music Documentaries to Watch on Netflix This 2024

As fans of music artists, there’s no denying that sometimes, we often think about what happens behind the scenes – how they prepare for a concert, how they came up with a new album, what happened to their career, or simply a look at how they’re doing off-stage.

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Since not all of us don’t have the privilege of having backstage passes to their concerts or their lives, music documentaries show a glimpse of our favorite music artists’ lives, and we’re all here for it. 

So here, we have listed some of the best music documentaries that you can watch on Netflix this 2024. Some of these documentaries can also be watched on other streaming platforms like Hulu, Sling TV, or others, so make sure to check them too. Let’s start!

The Greatest Night in Pop (2024)

Have you ever imagined the biggest music artists working together? In this documentary movie, you will see Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonders, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, and more, working together to create history. It’s all about one night in 1985 when these stars worked on the song we all loved and still cherish today – We Are the World. You get a behind-the-scenes look at the brainstorming and recording process and exclusive interviews with some of the biggest artists of all time. 

This documovie is an hour and 36 minutes long, so make sure you have a fast connection like Dish Internet when streaming or downloading this film so you can understand what really happened that beautiful evening. 

Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (2021)

Dolly Parton is one of the most iconic artists in country music. From her hits like Jolene and Islands in the Stream to Sweet Summer Lovin’ and Yellow Roses, her songs have touched the hearts of millions around the world. In this documentary, various artists come together to pay tribute to Dolly Parton’s greatest hits and how her songs made an impact in the music industry all over the world. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pink, and Shawn Mendez are just some of the artists you’ll see in this documentary.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now (2023)

As one of the best music artists of this generation, Lewis Capaldi opened up about how he rose to fame during his teenage years. It wasn’t easy for him nor straightforward. His breakthrough with his song Someone You Loved paved his way to fame, and now millions of people have been singing along to his songs. But beyond his talent, he also shared his struggles with his mental health, his family, and more – a combination of all the experiences that led him to create his new album. 

We think that this is one of the best music documentaries of this generation, probably because of how Lewis shared his story. So, make sure that you have a stable wireless service when you watch this so you can really understand him as an artist and as an individual. 

ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff (2018)

If you love reggae music, then you wouldn’t want to skip this documentary. Who Shot the Sheriff is about what happened to the iconic reggae music artist Bob Marley. This documentary is filled with interviews, real footage, and analysis from experts about the investigation of Bob Marley’s attempted assassination in 1976. It also gives insights into the political tensions surrounding Marley's rise to fame in Jamaica and his involvement in the country's politics.

Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

This list wouldn’t be complete without Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two documentary. Lady Gaga is one of the biggest pop music artists in this generation. In this documovie, Gaga shared her journey and her struggles as she prepares for her new album and her Super Bowl halftime show. It also showcases how much of a hard worker she is,  how the nature of her work has been affecting her physical and emotional health, and glimpses of her interactions with her fans. 

Final Thoughts

Watching music documentaries of some of the biggest artists of this generation gives us a glimpse of what they really go through just to put their music out there for us. It’s something that every fan should watch if they want to learn more about their favorite music artist, whether it’s Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, or even Beyonce. Having an opportunity to watch these documentaries shouldn’t be taken for granted. Happy watching!

Kellee Maize Team

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