Sounds of Summer: Musical Movies, Series, and Specials Streaming Now

Celebrate summer with these movies, documentaries, series, and specials featuring killer soundtracks and music icons. All are now available on HBO Max.

Music Legends

See how some of music's biggest icons came to be in these eye-opening documentaries.


Told in five powerful acts, this film is an intimate and revealing look at the life and career of Tina Turner, charting the queen of rock 'n' roll's rise to early fame, her lifelong personal and professional struggles, and her improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

This intimate portrait chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb. The iconic trio, who found early fame in the 1960s, went on to write over 1,000 songs and have 20 No. 1 hits throughout their career.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

​This first-ever fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana frontman is a raw and visceral journey through Kurt Cobain's life and career through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.

David Bowie: The Last Five Years

Look at the genius of David Bowie during the last five years of his life, when illness and an impending sense of his mortality fueled an explosion of creativity that yielded two acclaimed albums and a musical.

Elvis Presley the Searcher
Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Follow the King's ascent to superstardom through interviews with his friends, family, colleagues, and fellow musicians, plus never-before-seen footage.


This documentary follows soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples, who with her family group the Staple Singers helped shape the musical soundtrack that defined the '60s, '70s, and beyond.

George Harrison Living in the Material World
George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese directed this refreshing two-part look at the life and career of multifaceted Beatles icon George Harrison.

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio direct this intimate and revealing look at the Grammy-nominated North Carolina folk-rock band The Avett Brothers, fronted by brothers Seth and Scott Avett.

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Revolution Rent
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Revolution Rent

In this documentary, ​Broadway star Andy Señor Jr. embarks on a personal and historic journey to bring the award-winning musical Rent to Cuba.

Sound-Focused Shows and Specials

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David Byrne’s American Utopia

Experience the filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show, directed by Spike Lee and featuring David Byrne and 11 musicians from around the world performing songs from Byrne's extensive catalog.


From David Simon and George Pelecanos (The Wire), this drama follows a group of residents as they strive to rebuild their lives post-Hurricane Katrina without losing sight of their home's music and cultural traditions.

Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

Ten years after their critically acclaimed series debuted, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement — a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords — return with a comedy special.


​A jaded record exec tries to resurrect his label and fractured private life while discovering the next "new" sound in 1970s NYC in this drama from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter.


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