Most Similar Movies to Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)


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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010), Double Dare (2003), The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009), Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988), Louie Bluie (1985), Fighter (2000), D.O.A. (1981) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

9.0/10 Biography, Documentary, Music

A documentary about the Canadian rock band Rush relates the group's 40-year history and examines its continuing popularity. Using extensive archival footage, it follows the resilient rockers, lead guitarist Alex Lifeson and singer/bassist Geddy Lee, from when they started the band in the late 1960s through to the present. A diverse group of interviewees, such as musician Billy Corgan, actor Jack Black and "South Park" creator Matt Stone, shares what makes the band so special.

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Double Dare (2003)

Double Dare (2003)

9.7/10 Documentary

Stuntwomen Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell are experts at taking punches, swinging swords and being blown to bits. Epper first gained respect as Lynda Carter's stuntwoman on TV's "Wonder Woman," while Bell had a long run as Lucy Lawless' double on the series "Xena: Warrior Princess." But, in a primarily male profession, the women still have to struggle against sexism to find jobs. This documentary chronicles their uphill battle in Hollywood and their enduring friendship throughout it all.

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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009)

The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009)

9.1/10 Documentary

Music video director Emmett Malloy shadows guitarist and singer Jack White and drummer Meg White on their 2007 Canadian tour. Alongside traditional concerts, the film shows the duo performing in unusual spaces like a Winnipeg city bus, an Ontario flour mill and a gathering of Native American tribal elders. Also included are intimate backstage moments between Jack and Meg, a formerly married couple whose time as a band was nearing its end during this tour, which proved to be their last.

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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

7.6/10 Documentary

A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

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Louie Bluie (1985)

Louie Bluie (1985)

10.0/10 Documentary

This documentary focuses on William Howard Taft Armstrong, (better known as Louie Bluie), a Tennessee blues musician and folk artist known for his ability to play just about every stringed instrument known to man. He recounts the old days of the '30s and '40s, engaging in lively reminiscences with his friends and fellow musicians. When words are not enough, Louie pulls out his sketchpad and illustrates his thoughts with quickly executed drawings.

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Fighter (2000)

Fighter (2000)

9.6/10 Documentary

Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev follows two Holocaust survivors as they revisit a labor camp where one was interned for five years.

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D.O.A. (1981)

D.O.A. (1981)

9.0/10 Documentary

A look at the Sex Pistols, the British band best representative of the punk rock movement of the late 1970s.

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The Singing Revolution (2006)

The Singing Revolution (2006)

8.3/10 Documentary

Between 1986 and 1991, the people of Estonia protested against their Soviet occupiers in large rallies. Although these protests were fundamentally peaceful, the Estonians used a weapon powerful enough to rattle an empire: song. Patriotic songs, to be precise, which the Soviets had outlawed in Estonia. Thousands upon thousands would assemble to sing in defiance. This documentary unveils the story of a population that stood up against their oppressors with nothing but their voices and their pride.

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Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2007)

Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2007)

8.0/10 Documentary, Music

This epic documentary reveals the legendary rock band The Who in unrivaled detail. Spanning four decades of their explosive and innovative rock music, the film includes rare and never-before-seen concert and archive footage from the group's humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to world stardom. This in-depth narrative offers extensive interviews with each member of the band as well as testimonials from other rock music icons about the influence of The Who on their own music and careers.

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God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

7.9/10 Documentary

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

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Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire (2008)

7.7/10 Documentary

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

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American Valhalla (2017)

American Valhalla (2017)

7.5/10 Documentary

Directed by Andreas Neumann and Joshua Homme, American Valhalla tells the story of an unlikely musical collaboration between two mavericks of American rock: Joshua Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop, the Godfather of Punk. The film, co-directed by Homme, follows the recording of Iggy's final album 'Post Pop Depression' in the California desert, wi...Read all

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Finding Babel (2015)

Finding Babel (2015)

7.3/10 Documentary, Other, Romance

The subversive masterpieces of Russian-Ukrainian writer Isaac Babel challenged the reality of life under rising totalitarianism, and led to his arrest and execution in 1940. In Finding Babel, Andrei Malaev-Babel confronts complex traces of a turbulent history that echo in his grandfather's writing and in the conflicts of today's Ukraine and Russia. Babel's fiction is ...Read all

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Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006)

Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006)

7.2/10 Documentary, Music

loudQUIETloud is the story of this unforseen plot twist. A deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense, and ultimately triumphant return.

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Comrades in Dreams (2006)

Comrades in Dreams (2006)

9.6/10 Documentary

This 2006 documentary looks at diverse people from various countries around the world who share a common passion for movies. The film follows independent theater owners, chronicling their struggles to discover and share cinematic gems with audiences. Featured venues include an Indian circus tent, an old Wyoming barn, and an open-air theater in West Africa. All face the familiar problems of booking, marketing and financing present in larger theaters, but persevere because of their passions.

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Southern Comfort (2001)

Southern Comfort (2001)

9.4/10 Documentary

Kate Davis's award-winning documentary chronicles the final four seasons in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual dying of ovarian cancer in rural Georgia. Striking a balance between Robert's biological family -- mother, father, sons and grandson -- and his "chosen" family of transgender friends including Maxwell, Cas and Lola Cola, his male-to-female transsexual partner, Davis documents Eads's final days at the Southern Comfort Conference, a national transgender gathering.

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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

8.8/10 Documentary

The life and work of the controversial film critic.

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

8.8/10 Documentary

Filmmaker Taggart Siegel captures two turbulent decades in the life of John Peterson, an Illinois farmer who not only tends the land but also delves into writing and performance art. A man who would as soon work the fields in a feather boa as in a pair of jeans, Peterson rises out of the bankruptcy and depression plaguing Midwest farm communities in the 1980s and saves his livelihood through organic agriculture.

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Whitney (2018)

Whitney (2018)

8.8/10 Documentary, Music

Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best.

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Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (2017)

Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (2017)

8.6/10 Documentary

The documentary follows The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team on the road as they compete in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships. For the first time ever, the Championship Games were held on an Indian Reservation, in Onondaga in upstate New York, the Capitol of the Iroquois Confederacy.

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Secret Lives: Hidden Children & Their Rescuers During WWII (2002)

Secret Lives: Hidden Children & Their Rescuers During WWII (2002)

8.3/10 Documentary

Through interviews we meet some of the people who risked their lives to hide Jewish children during World War II and how this experience has continued to affect the survivors.

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