6 Noteworthy Music Documentaries To Binge Watch This Weekend

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 5th August, 2020
6 Noteworthy Music Documentaries To Binge Watch This Weekend

Despite a large amount of Australian and New Zealand live music venues and events being at a standstill, you can still continue your music discovery in the digital world. Music documentaries are a perfect example of how you can broaden your musical horizons within the comfort of your own home. there are tonnes of music-related docos at your fingertips. To make things a little easier, we've hand-selected some of our favourites for you to indulge in this weekend.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article may contain images and voices of deceased persons.


Gurrumul is a must-see documentary about the life of blind Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, carrying on his legacy and celebrating one of the most important voices in Australian music history.

You can rent or buy Gurrumul via Google Play, Youtube and Apple TV.

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

This documentary-style film showcases queen bey's iconic performance at Coachella in 2018, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and narration from Beyoncé herself. The film itself gives fans a unique insight into how the iconic performance was pulled off.

You can stream Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé via Netflix HERE.


Ever wondered where electronic music came from? Well, 808 has all the answers! The documentary delves deep into the history of the Roland TP-808 drum machine and its role in the birth of electronic music. It features interviews from some of the most influential names in the electronic music scene including Arthur Baker, Diplo and Damon Albarn.

Stream 808 via Amazon Prime HERE.

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Calling all heavy-metal fans, this documentary has your name written all over it. Some Kind of Monster follows prolific American heavy metal band Metallica as they go through the stress-induced process of making their iconic album 'St. Anger.' Shot over 1200 hours, this documentary shows the true trials and tribulations faced by a lot of musicians in the album writing process.

Stream Metallica: Some Kind of Monster via Netflix HERE.


Rare home videos and interviews make up one of the most intimate and mesmerising documentary films, portraying the true life and death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. We highly recommend giving this one a watch!

You can watch 'Amy' via Netflix HERE


This documentary reflects on the expansive career of legendary composer and record producer Quincy Jones, from his early years playing alongside Frank Sinatra to his part in the production of mega-hits like Michael Jacksons 'Thriller'.

You can watch the 2-hour doco, Quincy, via Netflix HERE.