, only based around rock/pop music and those who perform it, officially known as a video album. These can be an analysis of the culture or industry surrounding music or can focus on a single band. This naturally overlaps with the concert film or live DVD.
The exact distinction of a Rockumentary can be difficult to draw. A full-blown live show wouldn't count unless it contains an actual documentary portion (observations, interviews, hand-held-camera sections, history etc.) A concert inter cut with backstage footage and documentary-like segments would be borderline.
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Rockumentaries about bands and artists:
- AC/DC, Family Jewels
- Anvil! The Story of Anvil
- Armin Van Buuren, A Year With Armin Van Buuren
- The Band, The Last Waltz
- Barenaked Ladies, Barenaked in America
- The Beatles, Let It Be
- Big Star, Nothing Can Hurt Me
- blur, No Distance Left to Run
- David Bowie, Cracked Actor
- Jeff Buckley, Amazing Grace
- Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club
- The Clash, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, The Rise and Fall of the Clash
- Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
- Descendents, Filmage
- The Decemberists, A Practical Handbook
- Disturbed, M.O.L., D.O.D.
- The Doors, When You're Strange
- Duran Duran, Sing Blue Silver, Three to Get Ready, Extraordinary World
- Bob Dylan, Don't Look Back
- Electric Six, Absolute Treasure
- Flaming Lips, The Fearless Freaks
- Foo Fighters, Back and Forth
- Genesis, Come Rain or Shine, Together and Apart
- George Harrison, Living in the Material World
- Insane Clown Posse, Shockumentary
- Iron Maiden, 12 Wasted Years, The Early Days, Flight 666
- Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson's This Is It
- Jean-Michel Jarre, Making the Steamroller Fly (can be found on the Oxygen in Moscow live VHS/DVD)
- Daniel Johnston: The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
- Kiss, Kiss Loves You
- Korn, Who Then Now?
- Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains the Same
- Linkin Park, Frat Party at the Pankake Festival
- Madonna, Truth or Dare
- Metallica, Some Kind of Monster
- The Minutemen, We Jam Econo
- Oasis, Lord Don't Slow Me Down, Supersonic
- Ozzy Osbourne, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
- Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam 20
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Runnin' Down a Dream
- Phish, Bittersweet Motel, Specimens of Beauty
- Pink Floyd, Live at Pompeii (not a live DVD despite the name).
- The Pixies, loudQUIETloud
- Queen, Days of Our Lives
- Radiohead, Meeting People Is Easy
- The Ramones, End of the Century
- The Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Shine a Light
- Rush, Beyond the Lighted Stage
- Sex Gang Children, Bastard Art
- Sex Pistols, The Filth and the Fury
- Sigur Rós, Heima
- Slipknot, Welcome to our Neighborhood
- Soulwax, Part of the Weekend Never Dies
- Staind, The Making of Staind
- Sting, Bring on the Night
- The Stone Roses Made of Stone
- The Swell Season, The Swell Season
- Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (Which contains no Talking Heads, ironically enough. Actually a straight concert film that is only counted as a rockumentary because it is so acclaimed and influential.)
- Tegan & Sara, It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!
- They Might Be Giants, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
- Amy Winehouse, Amy
- The Who, The Kids Are Alright, Amazing Journey
- Wilco, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
- Brian Wilson I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Rockumentaries about music genres, albums or other music in general:
- It Might Get Loud (a documentary on the electric guitar featuring Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge).
- Heavy Metal Parking Lot
- Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
- Until the Light Takes Us
- Heavy: The Story of Metal
- Heavy Metal: Louder than Life
- The Decline of Western Civilization parts I and III, covering the Los Angeles punk scene at the turn of the '80s and mid-'90s respectively.
- The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
- Kill Your Idols (name based on the song by Sonic Youth).
- Long Way to the Top: Stories of Australian Rock & Roll
- Made in Sheffield
- Sound City