From Ziggy Stardust to Ed Sheeran, here, we deliver you the must-watch list for your leisure time featuring an exclusive music journey of these all-time geniuses and icons of the industry.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
Directed by cinematic pioneer D. A. Pennebaker, the documentary and concert movie follows David Bowie on his last day of performing as Ziggy Stardust. The filming technology of the time may be off-putting at times, but stay for the enigma of Mr Stardust. Even his dressing room break isn’t as obtrusive as some would have you believe.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Madge’s highest-grossing documentary/concert film remains to this day one of the most influential in music. It follows her life on and off stage through 1990’s Blond Ambition World Tour and everything peak Madonna is there: coquettishness, cone bras, dancer clique, risqué routines, and the Pope’s condemnation.
Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
The documentary travels back to the era of garage rock icon Kurt Cobain. Firstly premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015, Brett Morgen’s work portrays the whole life journey of Nirvana’s frontman. Within 145 minute-length, the audience are promised with Cobain’s childhood up to his peak in teenage years and down to his grave.
This is the highest-grossing British documentary of all time. Directed by Asif Kapadia, Amy examines the life story of multiple Grammy Awards winner Amy Winehouse. Within 1 hour and 8 minutes, the documentary honestly shows the world the singer’s authenticity and purely talented soul through her glory days to twilight years featuring her struggles with substance abuse and drugs addiction.
Oasis: Supersonic (2016)
Named after the band’s debut single, Whitecross turns the history of 90’s legendary Britpop band to life on screen. The story follows the first step of Oasis to their day in the sun with an insightful look. Since its release two years ago, the documentary has been topping the must-watch list of Britpop fans across the world.
Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
The work of Chris Moukarbel follows the behind-the-scene story of one of the most creative singer-songwriter. The film reveals the genuine self of Lady Gaga through the production of the singer’s fifth studio effort Joanne. On top of that, it also includes her aesthetically and politically critical-acclaimed performance at Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
The world are soon to get their minds blown away by the wisdom and philosophy of Sri Lankan British rapper M.I.A. Featuring with the singer-songwriter’s personal footage, the audience will get an in-dept look on her inspiration and identity. This will be the most intimate portrait that you will ever experience from a forthright voice for multiculturalism and human rights. The film will be released circa September.
Under the film direction of Murray Cummings, the world will get to see how Ed Sheeran’s creativity draws the success and public attention to him. The documentary follows the making-of process for Sheeran’s Divide. As being away from the world for one year during the album production, the world will now get to see where the songwriter has been and what he has done during his absence. The film release will be exclusively on Apple Music starting on Tuesday, August 28.