We’re starting 2021 fresh with some of the best music documentaries out there! With behind the scenes looks at some of the biggest names across genres (and some of the biggest studios), these films are sure to inspire you to keep your musical resolutions.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis’ music changed everything. This documentary offers insights into his lasting influence on culture.

Sound City

Dave Grohl explores the history of the Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles, where some of the greatest rock albums of all time were perfected and recorded.

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form.

Dolly Parton: Here I Am

This film offers a look into the life and musical career of Dolly Parton, which is told through interviews with friends, companions, and the artist herself

Howard

The untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors”. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, the film explores Howard’s journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most well-known family films in the world.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Archival footage and interviews highlight the life and career of singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, from her musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction.