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Here is a list of movies you can watch on YouTube to learn more about the blues

Blues Britannia:
Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? (2009)

This is a pretty fun documentary from the BBC

Chicago Blues (1972)
With Muddy Waters, Johnnie Lewis, Buddy Guy,  J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells and Floyd Jones

Deep Blues:
​A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads (1991)

British documentary film about Delta and North Mississippi hill country blues

The Life and Times of Chicago's Legendary
Maxwell Street 1964 (2008)

Not just a musical journey, but does include Robert Nighthawk's Cheating and Lying Blues

Lighning in a Bottle (2004)

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues (produced by Martin Scorcese), shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City; features B.B. King, Honeyboy Edwards, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Shemekia Copeland, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Keb' Mo', Macy Gray, the Neville Brothers, Robert Cray and more

NOTE:A little disturbing, in light of recent developments, to see Bill Cosby on the stage during the 9th song (Men Are Like Streetcars) sung by Natalie Cole, Ruth Brown and Mavis Staples

The Soul of a Man (2003)
Part of The Blues series by Martin Scorcese, this one  features Skip James, JB Lenoir and Blind WIllie Johnson

You See Me Laughin':
The Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen (2002)

Features R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, T Model Ford, Bono (U2) and Iggy Pop