Once you’ve finished your (insert outrageously high number here) viewing of Taylor Swift’s Reputation on Netflix, check out these other great pop concert movies.
‘Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids’
After this documentary takes some time to introduce all of the Tennessee Kids, the many performers and staff who made Justin Timberlake’s huge international tour possible, it goes straight into the full “20/20” experience.
Netflix’s Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids was masterfully directed by Jonathan Demme over two Las Vegas performances of the “20/20” tour, which followed the iconic The 20/20 Experience album. If you’ve ever seen Timberlake perform, you already know you’re in for an amazing ride with this tour.
‘One Direction: This Is Us’
This Is Us is one of the rare concert movies to actually get a wide theatrical release. That’s not really a surprise considering One Direction’s massive global popularity. It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that this movie is as fun and sweet as Niall, Harry, Liam, Louis, and Zayn themselves.
This Is Us was filmed during the band’s 2012 world tour, and it so much more than just a concert movie. Beyond the amazing performances of the band’s hits in front of a huge audience of screaming fans, This Is Us provides all new footage of the band members, their families, their hometowns, and even their founder, Simon Cowell.
‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’
Have your Kleenex ready for this one. Katy Perry’s Part of Me combines substance with sensation, which results in a cinematic experience that will leave you both singing and sobbing.
Part of Me was filmed during Katy Perry’s world tour for her wildly successful Teenage Dream album, which coincided with the end of her marriage to Russell Brand. In this concert movie, Perry doesn’t shy away from letting you into the difficulties of keeping up a relationship on the road, her family’s views on her career, and even her backstage workout routines.
Don’t worry though, this movie is far from depressing. Perry’s over-the-top pop performances combine with everything else to make for a fun and rewarding pop concert movie that offers some real insight into the singer.
‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’
From One Direction to New Directions. Relive the magic of Glee performances in a feature length movie of the cast on their live tour! In Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, you can see all of the OG gleeks belt out some of the most iconic numbers from the TV show.
On top of that, there are tons of clips of the show’s biggest fans talking about how much the show and its characters has meant to them. It’ll be the most feel-good time you’ll have all week, without a doubt.
‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’
Never Say Never is a better concert movie than it has any right to be. Bieber’s epic depicts the young star as he battles the (not exactly life or death) stakes of potential vocal strain before his big show at Madison Square Garden, but it makes you feel like he’s just successfully completed a grueling journey into Mordor.
Featuring other pop stars like Usher, Miley Cyrus, and Jaden Smith, Never Say Never catalogs Justin Bieber’s rise to fame and his minor struggles to keep it before all of the actual drama set in. This concert movie is adorable, heartfelt, and showcases the very real talent that Bieber possesses. Check it out on Netflix now!
‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’
This Is It functions as the pop icon’s swan song, as it chronicles the makings of a tour that never was, given that Jackson passed away a mere two weeks before the first show. The concert movie shows rehearsals for the tour along with footage of the star in preparations for the event. The best part is that Michael Jackson fans can catch This Is It on Netflix now!
‘Pentatonix: On My Way Home’
Pentatonix has exploded since their days of just making really cool YouTube videos, and On My Way Home takes you through that journey with them. The concert movie was filmed during the acapella group’s 2015 North American tour and hearing the crazy things they can do with their voices is only half the fun of the film.
On My Way Home is a great way to get to know these artists on Netflix without doing a deep YouTube dive (although you’ll definitely want to do that after watching it).