Updated: Jun 30, 2022
Written by: Sarah Beth Perry
If you're like us, you spend your days either going to a concert, wishing you were at one or suffering from post-concert depression. Well lucky for you, we compiled a list of our favorite concert films that will transport you to those shows that you want to experience over and over again. We threw in some new films like “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)" 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 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. In 2019, 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" brings fans back to the glory days 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 her reasoning behind a lot of the decisions she made during her hiatus from the public.
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
Beyonce - "Homecoming"
“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! 😂 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. Get One Direction back together 2. Have a One Direction reunion tour 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 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... maybe we'll get a reunion documentary soon
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.”
Olivia Rodrigo - "driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)"
After one of the biggest albums of 2021, Olivia Rodrigo released her documentary film that showcases various versions of each song on Sour. The film also gives fans a glimpse into what it was like recording the album. You have to check out the pop-punk version of "Jealousy, Jealousy" because it's EVERYTHING.
Watch on: Disney+
These films have been proved to help with post-concert depression at least a littleee bit. Go dance and sing along to your favs show and relive the best feeling in the world. Plus, this can even count as a workout for the day! 💃
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