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The Best Music Documentaries to Watch on Hulu

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Joe Termini

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2020 has been a year of discovering new favorite shows, movies and documentaries as we continue to social distance.

Live music will not be returning any time soon, so we've compiled a list of 11 great documentaries streaming now on Hulu. If you're a music fan with a subscription, see our picks below. You can also snag a 7-day free trial to Hulu here.

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez (2020)

The Vikram Ghandi-directed film is partially investigative, as it delves into the life of the controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and chronicles his rise to fame and subsequent prison sentence.

Alive and Kicking (2016)

The documentary, directed by Susan Glatzer, is an intimate glimpse into today's swing dancing culture.

Amazing Grace (2018)

The Alan Elliott-directed doc chronicles the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye (2011)

Director Maureen Goldthorpe shares the life of Amy Winehouse, including her rise to superstardom and how the inner demons detailed in her music eventually led to her untimely death.

B.B. King: On the Road (2017)

After King died in 2015, his past band members, family and companions came together to share incredible stories from his numerous tours. Director Jon Brewer met up with those who were on the road with him, and learned of their many great adventures with King.

Bad Reputation (2018)

The documentary tells the story of Joan Jett's life and career, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways, to her solo career and beyond.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

The Ron Howard-directed film follows the Beatles during their touring years from 1962 until their final show in San Francisco in 1966.

The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Director Penelope Spheeris chronicles the late-1970s Los Angeles punk scene featuring X, Black Flag, Fear, Germs, Catholic Discipline, Alice Bag Band and more.

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

The doc directed by Amy J. Berg reveals the raw, sensitive and powerful Janis Joplin beneath her rock ‘n roll persona.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

Director Jon M. Chu shares Justin Bieber's incredible career trajectory from street performer in Stratford, Ontario to global pop superstar.

Madonna and the Breakfast Club (2019)

Guy Guido directs the lesser-known story of Madonna’s pre-fame years in New York City, her musician boyfriend Dan Gilroy and their first band Breakfast Club.