The music industry is home to some of the great legends of all time. Stars like Michael Jackson, Eminem, 2Pac, etc. are not only remembered in music history but also in movies. Whether you’re into stories of musicians, or like stories of musical journeys, we’ve got you covered.
Here, we will take you through the best movies to watch on Netflix. These stories will compel you to look back at your musician dream or just inspire you to never give up. Even so, here are our 10 picks for music lovers, that can be streamed on Netflix.
10. Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Our first pick of the bunch is the inspiring story of two best friends, Lars Eriksson and Sigrit Eriksdottir, who make music together under the band name Fire Saga. They are driven by the dream of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Their band suffers a lot of damage and losses when they face some technical difficulties in live performances or bad auditions. But the two besties are hopeful to see themselves on the stage, performing the song that’ll bring home the glory.
The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.5/10 and amassed 28 nominations with 6 wins (including a nomination for Best Original Score at the Oscar Awards).
9. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021)
The most struggling genre in the music industry is rap. This feature revolves around the career of Christopher Wallace a.k.a The Notorious B.I.G.
The documentary features rare, archived footage and interviews of his family and friends. This feature reveals a side of Biggie Smalls the world wasn’t aware of making it one of the best movies on Netflix.
The videos were taken by his best friend, Damion “D-Roc” Butler, and the interviews were taken of successful rappers like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, etc. It has an IMDb rating of 6.9/10 and amassed 3 nominations with a win.
8. Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly (2019)
If you’re a fan of rap, and Travis Scott, this is the perfect flick to stream. Travis may seem like a rapper who blew in 2020 but his journey stems from far before that. This documentary-style narration of his life shows the unpopular performances, haters, and backlash that he got from the start.
The feature has interviews from Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster as well. It also revolves around the months before his third studio album ASTROWORLD. It has an IMDb rating of 6.3/10. Travis Scott is famous for his record breaking songs like Goosebumps and Sicko Mode.
7. Miss Americana (2020)
Everybody loves documentaries about queens. Here, we have the incredibly talented Taylor Swift, in this biopic, sharing her journey to stardom. The star opens about a rather difficult stage of her life, which completely changed her views of life.
This documentary takes us through her struggles, work-life challenges, and difficulties she had to overcome to be the iconic singing sensation she is today. It has an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and amassed 6 nominations with 2 wins.
6. Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (2020)
To all the Shawn Mendes fans, this one’s for you. In this documentary, we get an insider view of the rise of the career of Shawn Mendes.
Everything from his small-town performances to live converts to award-winning acceptance speeches is in this documentary.
It also features interviews of Camila Cabello, his former girlfriend, and Evan. A. Dunn. It has an IMDb rating of 6.6/10.
5. Beats (2019)
This next feature is a great story of collaboration and hard work. It is based on a teenage musical prodigy who befriends his high school security guard.
He sees in the guard a talent that is yet to be discovered. They work together to pursue their joint love of hip hop, by breaking into the hip hop industry.
Their hip-hop duo takes over town shortly, which goes to show us the power of the pursuit of dreams. The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10.
4. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
This feature presents one of the most iconic ladies in the music industry, Lady Gaga. This documentary takes us before the glitz and glamor of the music industry took over when she had some of her toughest years to weather through. It also captures her struggles of relationships, health, insecurities, and a lot more.
Not only that, but it also shows how her life as a superstar has a great divide from her life as an everyday woman. It has an amazing IMDb rating of 7.0/10 and amassed 5 nominations with 4 wins.
3. Someone Great (2019)
Someone Great is a rom-com revolving around a music journalist, Jenny, who is about to take a great job working for an iconic magazine in San Francisco.
Because of this big move, she asks her boyfriend to step up and make the move that’s been delayed for nine years. But the boyfriend calls it off, leaving her to mend a broken heart.
With her two best friends, she embarks on a wild adventure in New York City before she moves. It has great lessons of love, friendship, and being an adult. It has an IMDb rating of 6.2/10.
2. Dolly Parton: Here I Am (2019)
This documentary takes us through the career of legendary music icon, Dolly Parton. It features interviews of friends, footage of performances, and the artist in conversation about life and music. It has an IMDb rating of 7.3/10 and gives a great insight into the journey of the country singer.
1. BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020)
The feature takes us back to their debut in 2016, to their incredible performance in Coachella. It also features the day-to-day from their perspective, followed by behind-the-scenes stories. It has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10.
Netflix houses the best of content for music lovers, especially in genres of pop, hip hop, K-pop, rap, and more. So now that you have the list of 10 ready to stream, just kick back, relax, and stream the best music movies on Netflix. Happy streaming!