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    The 13 Best Music Documentaries Streaming Right Now

    The Velvet Underground, Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, and 11 other documentaries that are essential viewing for any music lover.

    Music documentaries are one of the best subgenres in the world of documentaries, functioning as windows into the inner lives of musicians as they are rising, falling, fighting, or simply playing some kickass tunes. But knowing where to start can be difficult, which is why we've put together a list of 13 music documentaries that are streaming right now. Check them out and get started on your musical education.

    1. The Velvet Underground (2021)

    Lou Reed playing guitar.

    2. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)

    Beyoncé fixing her hair before going on stage.

    3. Don't Look Back (1967)

    Bob Dylan holding up a sign that says 'Fleet Foot.'

    4. Beastie Boys Story (2020)

    Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz speaking in front of a photo of the Beastie Boys.

    5. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

    Nina Simone speaking into a microphone.

    6. 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

    Darlene Love singing with Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fischer in the background.

    7. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

    Q-Tip performing in front of a crowd.

    8. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

    Nas looking to the side.

    9. David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017)

    David Bowie looking at the camera.

    10. Amy (2015)

    Amy Winehouse playing guitar.

    11. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)

    Billie Eilish looking down pensively.

    12. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

    13. Summer of Soul (2021)

    Sly Stone performing on stage.