Best Celeb Music Documentaries to Watch With Kids

Music has always been one aspect of the entertainment biz, and film and television another. Occasionally, stars will crossover. But then, there are those rare moments when the two beautifully come together – such as documentaries about music stars.

Although most of these “documentaries” are compiled of concert footage mixed with fan commentaries and sprinkled with the celeb talking to the camera, they’re still entertaining nonetheless. And if your kid is a fan of the singer, chances are he or she won’t stop singing along.

So for your entertainment, momma or poppa, we’ve compiled a list of fun music documentaries that are great to watch with the little ones. And just remember, a DVD is significantly cheaper than the price of a concert ticket these days.

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

Let’s face it, Katy Perry is the reigning pop princess – Miley who? She’s talented, confident, smart, and her beauty is both inside and out. This “inside look” into Perry’s life took place during her one year California Dreams world tour and while her marriage to British comedian Russell Brand fell apart, so there are some serious moments in the film. Despite her personal problems, Perry has always been an advocate for individuality, promoting confidence and reminding young boys and girls alike to never give up on their dreams. If there’s one word to describe Part of Me it’s: colorful. Perry doesn’t enjoy the mundane; she likes glitter, pink, confetti, blue hair, rhinestone, and cotton candy.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

Another documentary that promotes fighting for your dreams comes from none other than pop sensation Justin Bieber. He’s quite popular with the lads and ladies – if those lads and ladies are between the ages of 8 and 14. Although Bieber’s hair hasn’t gotten much better in the last two years, he’s still bouncing around and selling albums. If you’re as baffled as I am about his popularity – if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em – spend time with your kids to watch this doc together.

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Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream (2013)

Beyoncé has been making headlines the past year with the birth of her first child, her Super Bowl halftime performance, and most recently the announcement of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. In this intimate documentary, fans get a chance to see the real Beyoncé behind all the glitz and glamour. Unlike other documentaries that show stars talking in a confessional-type room, Life is But a Dream takes you inside Beyoncé’s home and cameras go with her while she rehearses in large empty lots. This is a must see for Beyoncé fans – and if you weren’t a fan of hers before, you might just be after watching this. Perhaps this documentary is more suitable for teens rather than youngsters.

Glee: 3D Concert Movie (2011)

Pretty much the ultimate representation of underdogs is the characters on Glee. No show promotes being yourself more than Ryan Murphy’s bunch of music loving, singing and dancing high school glee club. Since the film is being promoted as a “concert movie,” it is safe to say that it is not your typical documentary. Instead of following the lives of the cast, in between performances, the cameras interview concert-going fans and they talk about their love for Glee, and oftentimes how Glee has changed their lives. Who knows, maybe this concert movie/documentary will change yours too.

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Jonas Brothers: 3D Concert Experience (2009)

This is an oldie but a goodie. Even though the Jonas Brothers aren’t together anymore – little Nick is venturing into the movie biz – it’s good to indulge in a little nostalgia from time to time. These Brothers were burning up the stage long before the Biebs (and let’s not forget about the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync before them). The aim of the documentary is to give the audiences the ultimate concert experience, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. Like Joe, Nick, and Kevin say in the trailer: they’re a real family, and they want to invite you to be a part of that family.

If some of these documentaries have your head reeling, and you find yourself yearning for some guitar and good bass, take a break and check out This is Spinal Tap, or It Might Get Loud. Due to language and content, these might not be suitable to watch with the little ones, so maybe reserve these for private mommy or daddy time.

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