20 music documentaries you must watch if you liked A Star is Born

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A Star is Born took over the box office, the soundtrack took over the charts, and Lady Gaga is taking home awards left and center. But what about movies that show the real side of music?

Who among us can honestly say they don’t like music? Music is everywhere you go, whether you hear it on the radio, in your favorite store while shopping, or blasting from the speakers at a party. It’s there for us when we feel down, when we’re happy, and for any other emotion we feel. Music has the power to do a lot, and A Star is Born is the perfect example of that. Music changed Ally’s life, it lead her to Jackson Maine — the love of her life– and it also lead to his downfall.

A Star is Born may not be a true story of a rising star and a troubled legend, but it’s still a story we all know far too well. From artists taken too soon like Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Whitney Houston, to those who fought their demons like Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga herself, there are plenty of music movies that focus on the real-life repercussions of life in the spotlight.

If you watched A Star is Born and couldn’t get enough, you should definitely consider queuing up any of these 20 music documentaries. From the biggest rock bands to forgotten artists and everything in between, these movies are all vastly different, so there’s bound to be something for you love. Whether you want to take a look at the music scene that came decades before you with Woodstock or just enjoy a feel-good concert movie with One Direction, this is the list for you.

So here are 20 music documentaries that you need to watch if you loved A Star is Born. While none of these artists are quite as iconic as the Ally, winner of Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards announced by Halsey (“How great! Ally!”), you’ll definitely learn a lot from these legends.