5 Best Music Documentaries to Watch on Netflix: Summer 2017

Grab some popcorn and check out this roundup of music documentaries featuring five films that explore electronic music culture and life stories of influential artists.

Netflix Music Documentaries

Music Documentaries

Our selection of Netflix music documentaries explores the history of music and its influence on culture. They also follow the careers, life stories, accomplishments, and struggles of some of the industry’s most iconic and influential musicians.

This Was Tomorrow

This Was Tomorrow celebrates the 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland, one of the largest and elaborate electronic music festivals in the world. This documentary spotlights some of the worlds biggest acts like David Guetta, Steve Angello, Armin Van Buuren, and many others. The film also offers an in-depth look at Tomorrowland’s thriving culture across three continents and those who make it possible. Discover the impact of the festival and what electronic dance music means to the people in the music business.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, is a heart-pumping yet heart-wrenching documentary about Steve Aoki, one of the most eminent DJs working today. The film follows the lead-up to Aoki’s biggest show of his career. This introspective film also examines the driving force behind his passion.

EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky

Under the Electric Sky is an immersive documentary exploring the allure of the EDM phenomenon told through the experiences of six different groups among the nearly 350,000 festival-goers attending the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) 2013 in Las Vegas. The film goes behind-the-scenes of North America’s largest music festival. It also introduces the people inspired by its vision and offers personal stories of festivalgoers from different walks of life. The film also features performances by Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buren, Avicii, Tiësto, and many more.



This documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley explores the musician’s revolutionary journey from his early days to international superstardom. The film features rare footage, performances, and interviews from Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Rita Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and many others.

Leave The World Behind

To save their friendship, members of the global music sensation Swedish House Mafia decide to embark on a final, no-holds-barred tour, before dissolving the band for good. The film follows the band as they complete their ‘One Last Tour’ while capturing the decision to bring an end to their life’s biggest achievement in order to save their friendship.

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