Written by: Sarah Beth Perry
You’ve already made cookies, rewatched your favorite Netflix series, listened to your favorite album one too many times and now you have nooooo idea what to do during the rest of quarantine. Well lucky for you, we compiled a list of our favorite concert films that will transport you to those glory days when more than 10 people were allowed in a room together. We threw in some new films like “Jonas Brothers: Happiness Continues” while also adding in some throwbacks like "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." So grab some candy, popcorn, and of course a hairbrush (for those impromptu to singalongs) cause it’s showtime!
Jonas Brothers - "Chasing Happiness" + "Happiness Continues"
Of course, we have to start out with our beloved Jo Bros. You could have an all-day marathon and still not watch every movie, documentary, or TV show the Jonas Brothers have starred in. We recommend watching their 3 most popular documentaries. In 2009, the Jonas Brothers released their first concert film “Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience.” They play their early hit songs, like “Burning Up,” and even bring out guests like Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato to sing some songs. One year ago, they released "Chasing Happiness" which showed fans not only the drama behind the band's break up but also showed the band coming back together. "Happiness Continues" was just released last week, April 24th, and brings fans back to the glory day of the Happiness Begins Tour. And if you have even more time... do yourself a favor and go jam out to Camp Rock 1 & 2.
Watch "Chasing Happiness" on: Amazon
Watch "Happiness Continues" on: Amazon
Taylor Swift - "Miss Americana" + "reputation Stadium Tour"
Ooooo she’s got a big reputation. Taylor Swift, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, keeps sharing more and more of her life through her documentaries. “Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour,” was the first documentary she released on Netflix. While this movie is mainly performances, she keeps you entertained with stunning visuals, dramatic pyrotechnics, and fun sing-alongs. “Miss Americana” really brought forth why so many fans love Taylor Swift. “Miss Americana” reveals a more vulnerable side of Taylor. You get to see tons of behind the scenes footage and really hear here reasoning behind a lot of the decisions she made last year. Watch "Miss Americana" on: Netflix
Watch "reputation Stadium Tour" on: Netflix
Lady Gaga - "Five Foot Two"
This pop queen has been ruling the music world for over a decade and continues to outdo herself with every new piece of music. Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta), shows her inner self in her documentary “Five Foot Two.” She shows how a long tour can cause both physical and mental pain for an artist. But in true Gaga style, she proves that beauty and strength can be found in pain. Watch on: Netflix
“Okay ladies now let's get in formation!” But really pumps us up better than Queen B?! “Homecoming” is one movie where you will be dancing all around! Coachella was. not. ready. for the greatness that Beyonce brought to that festival stage. This film is transparent and even shows rehearsals and meetings from the hundreds, maybe even thousands, of hours that went into creating this stellar performance.
Watch on: Netflix
Justin Bieber - “Never Say Never” and “Seasons”
This one is for all you lonely girls out there! 😂Haha, maybe there will be one less lonely girl after you watch Justin’s documentaries. First, let’s throw it back and jam to some JB classics like “Baby” in the “Never Say Never” movie. Next, watch “Seasons” and get jealous about #powercouple Justin and Hailey.
Watch "Seasons" on: YouTube
One Direction - “This Is Us” + “Where We Are: The Concert Film”
If we had three wishes, 1. Let’s get out of quarantine 2. Get one direction back together 3. It doesn’t matter as long as the first two come true. But seriously, we miss these boys and they have come a longggg way from their OG Video Diary on the stairs days. “This is Us” is by far the best One Direction documentary as it does a great job of balancing performances with behind the scenes content. The film was also made during the band’s peak popularity and shows how crazy fandoms can get. “Where We Are: The Concert Film” is all concert footage from their San Siro Stadium show in 2014. Who knows...we’re hoping they come out with a new documentary this summer for One Direction’s 10th anniversary!
5 Seconds of Summer - "How Did We End Up Here"
WE LOVE THESE BOYS. Since we can’t currently see 5SOS in concert with their new album CALM, we’re watching them play their OG punk rock songs in their concert film “How Did We End Up Here: Live from Wembley Arena.” This film is mostly concert footage and features other punk-pop legends like Pete Wentz and Alex Gaskarth.
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus - "Best of Both Worlds Concert"
Lol, we are reliving our middle school years with this Hannah Montana concert film! Did we mention that it also features the Jonas Brothers?! Dance to your favorite Disney Channel jams like “Rockstar” & “Best of Both Worlds” and pretend like you are 10 again.
Katy Perry - “Prismatic World Tour” and “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
Let’s be real, Katy Perry’s music has progressed so much over the years and we LOVE it! Her first concert film “Katy Perry: Part of Me” is the BEST! It takes you back to hits like “California Girls,” “Last Friday Night,” and “The One that Got Away.” If you’re more into Katy’s newer music, check out her latest concert film, the “Prismatic World Tour.”
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
What can Justin Timberlake not do!? He is the definition of an entertainer and brings us onto his stage in “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids.” Put on your “Suit and Tie” and dance to Justin’s hits right from your living room.
Watch on: Netflix
Now go watch one of these movies and dance along. It can totallyyy be considered as your workout for the day. 💃🏻We love you all and hope you are staying happy and healthy!
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