Rockumentaries on Netflix

Even though Netflix streaming can be a little lackluster at times, it has it’s moments. The second season of Adventure Time is online now, and House Of Cards was pretty swell. Their documentary section actually has a few gems in it and I wanted to share some of my favorite rockumentaries on Netflix:

The Punk Singer – A fantastic documentary about Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill, and the beginning of Riot Grrrl. I was just blown away by it, can’t suggest it enough for anyone.


Shut Up and Play the Hits – James Murphy is just an amazing and inspiring person. It’s great to see any glimpse into his life and art. I’ve never seen LCD Soundsystem live, but the live performances here are so good.

How to Grow A Band – I’m actually not sure if this is a good documentary, or just relevant to me… I love The Punch Brothers and it was great to hear more about them. I had no idea the singer was in some platinum selling teen-pop-country band before getting more avant or whatever. To be honest, this film lacks in the music part, which is what your supposed to be caring about the most… right?

Hit So Hard – For fans of Hole, or great drummers, or people who just want to see more footage of Kurt Cobain.

Honorable mentions
Nerdcore Rising – I’m in it, and got some tracks in it too.
The Socalled Movie – This guy just seems so passionate about his work.
We Don’t Care About Music Anyway – Japan noise rock flick.