Documentaries About Women in Music on Netflix
According to Clash Music, a music documentary is:
The fundamental things that create a good music documentary are interesting characters, the social and cultural climate in which the story is set, what the music did beyond selling lots of records and the impact it had on its listeners.
Out of the 10 categories and sub-categories of music documentaries on Netflix, it was a struggle to find 10 about women.
Check out these 10 powerful documentaries about strong and successful women in the music industry.
This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. | Watch on Netflix
Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles. | Watch on Netflix
Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton. | Watch on Netflix
Hip-hop music first developed in the United States in the 1970s and has steadily grown in popularity in the decades since then. This docuseries traces the genre’s dynamic evolution from the beginning through the 1990s. It starts with a look at artists including MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Lil Kim| Watch on Netflix
She grew up in a tough New York neighborhood in the ’80s and made history with “Roxanne’s Revenge.” The story of teen battle rap champ Roxanne Shanté. … In this kinetic biopic, New York teenager Roxanne Shante battles her way to hip-hop greatness in the 1980s. | Watch on Netflix
Rare home videos and interviews with Amy Winehouse’s inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star. This candid portrait of the singer and her struggles won both an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Documentary. | Watch on Netflix
Iconic songstress Barbra Streisand culminates her 13-city tour in Miami with dazzling ballads, Broadway standards and stories from behind the scenes. | Watch on Netflix
Members of the Thai idol girl group BNK48 open up about their experiences beyond the spotlight, their training and the nature of fame. | Watch on Netflix
10. 27 Gone Too Soon
Explore the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths at 27 of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. | Watch on Netflix
Rockumentaries About Women on Netflix
A rockumentary is a documentary about rock music or its musicians. The word rockumentary is a combination (a portmanteau word) of the words “rock” and “documentary.”
Taylor Swift takes the stage in Dallas for the “Reputation” Stadium Tour and celebrates a monumental night of music, memories and visual magic. She’s a 10-time Grammy winner, and now Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is the highest-grossing U.S. tour in history. | Watch on Netflix
One of the most successful female groups in music history, TLC performs in concert while taking a look back at their tumultuous history. | Watch on Netflix
This uplifting documentary follows R&B singer Sharon Jones’s battle with pancreatic cancer while keeping her band intact for a return to the stage. | Watch on Netflix