19. 'Pearl Jam 20'
To celebrate 20 years as grunge's most resilient band, Pearl Jam rewarded their hardcore fanbase with this rockumentary that traces the group from their Mother Love Bone days to the Mookie Blaylock era, from Ten to Ticketmaster. More a trip down memory lane than a probing look at one of rock's most well behaved bands, PJ20 contains enough excellent concert footage and humorous moments to satisfy both the casual fans that stopped caring after "Daughter" and the diehards who bang the Backspacer "virtual vault" downloads. The film was written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the filmmaker and former Rolling Stone scribe who knew Pearl Jam when they were Matt Dillon's backing band. As an added bonus, Pearl Jam's grunge compatriots – Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Neil Young… even the U-Men – and all five Pearl Jam drummers are represented in archival footage.