7 Best Music Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

7 Best Music Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

We have listed the best music documentaries on Netflix that you can watch right now. Here are 7 one of them showing musical journeys.

Netflix is the world’s leading streamer for many reasons. The streaming giant offers lots of amazing movies, TV series, and documentaries so that anyone can find something in their favorite genre. The wide variety in terms of both licensed and original content makes Netflix a solid choice among streaming services as well.

With that said, Netflix offers brilliant docuseries and documentaries following the world of music and sound too. So here’s a list of the best ones that open a window to the musical careers of James Brown, Biggie Smalls, Beyonce, and more.

Biggie: I Got a Story Tell

  • Release Date: 2021

A solid documentary following a rap phenomenon Christopher Wallace a.k.a The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls is definitely one of the best documentaries on rap music. The title includes interviews, footage, and interesting information from the life of the famous rapper.

Here’s the official synopsis of the title:

“Every legend has an origin story. Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.”

Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce

  • Release Date: 2019

An extensive look at Beyonce’s brilliant performance during the 2018 Coachella and how it transformed from an amazing event to a cultural phenomenon.

Miss Americana

  • Release Date: 2020

The 2020 documentary focuses on the world-famous singer Taylor Swift and her journey as a performer and a writer in the music industry. The director of the Taylor Swift documentary on Netflix is Lana Wilson, who also served in the development of After Tiller, The Departure.

Echo in Canyon

  • Release Date: 2018

The 2018 film written by Eric Barret and Andrew Slater is a brilliant celebration of pop music during the mid-60s. The film includes some of the most influential singers like Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and many others.


  • Release Date: 2018

Another great title among the best music documentaries on Netflix focuses on Quincy Jones. An American music legend, composer, arranger, and producer who received 80 GrammyAward nominations and Grammy Legend Award.


  • Release Date: 2015

An in-depth look at the life and entourage of Amy Winehouse, a famous singer who became an icon for youngsters around the world. The documentary is only available on Netflix Australia, Czech Republic, India, Japan, and Slovakia.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

  • Release Date: 2015

What Happened, Miss Simone? is a 2015 documentary film on Nina Simone who started out as a famous singer and then became an activist for human rights. Simone’s daughter Lisa was also in the cast and the crew throughout the production stage.

Well, these are some of the most liked documentary titles that you can stream on the popular streaming platform right now. If you want to have a look at the upcoming TV series and documentaries, you can also have a look at this post.

Other than musical documentaries, Netflix has other titles showing the reality of the video game and the entertainment industry.

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