40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest

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'U2: Rattle and Hum' (1988)

At the time of its release, this documentary of U2's Joshua Tree tour was lambasted for its overly reverent, self-important tone. Now with hindsight, Rattle and Hum can be seen properly as a honest portrait of the Irish quartet, whose holy quest was to change the world through rock & roll. Allow the band's piousness and Americana obsessions to turn you off, and you'll miss an intriguing look at a band adjusting to a global superstar status they haven't relinquished since. And goddamn, is that Bono is one charming sonuvabitch! TG

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