Best Music Movies

Departures

Departures

Departures
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job…

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Control

Control

Control
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band’s first American…

The Visitor

The Visitor

The Visitor
IMDb: 7.6
104 min

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Once

Once

Once
IMDb: 7.8
85 min

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news…

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Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel
IMDb: 7.7
116 min

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called…

Walk The Line

Walk The Line

Walk The Line
IMDb: 7.8
136 min

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he…

Ray

Ray

Ray
IMDb: 7.7
152 min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his…

The Chorus

The Chorus

The Chorus
IMDb: N/A
96

Set in 1940’s France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Genre: Best Music, Drama
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast…

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Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
IMDb: N/A
68

Four talented alien musicians are kidnapped by a record producer who disguises them as humans. Shep, a space pilot in love with bass player Stella, follows them to Earth. Reprogrammed…

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past
IMDb: 7.7
97 min

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki’s ”Finland” trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
IMDb: N/A
95

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock…

Yi Yi

Yi Yi

Yi Yi
IMDb: 8.1
173 min

Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life’s meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.

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Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
IMDb: 7.9
122 min

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller’s unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the…

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
IMDb: 7.7
106 min

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and…

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot
IMDb: 7.7
110 min

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner’s Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He…

The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900
IMDb: N/A
170

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world…

The Red Violin

The Red Violin

The Red Violin
IMDb: 7.6
131 min

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681,…

Black Cat, White Cat

Black Cat, White Cat

Black Cat, White Cat
IMDb: 8.1
127 min

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful…

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Brother

Brother

Brother
IMDb: N/A
96

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking…

Kolya

Kolya

Kolya
IMDb: N/A
105

After a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant, Cellisten Louka, a Czech man, must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However, it’s not long before the communication barrier is broken…

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?
IMDb: 7.7
136 min

A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time…

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Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart
IMDb: 8.0
111 min

Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by…

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Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine
IMDb: N/A
166

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell…

Genre: Best Music, Drama
Three Colours: Blue

Three Colours: Blue

Three Colours: Blue
IMDb: 7.9
98 min

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw…

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A Heart in Winter

A Heart in Winter

A Heart in Winter
IMDb: N/A
105

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband’s who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her…

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique
IMDb: 7.8
98 min

Véronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Véronique, though the…

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Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast
IMDb: N/A
102

A French housekeeper with a mysterious past brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late 19th century Denmark.

Parting Glances

Parting Glances

Parting Glances
IMDb: 7.2
90 min

Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick,…

Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus
IMDb: 8.3
160 min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap
IMDb: 7.9
82 min

”This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups…

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama
IMDb: N/A
130

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should…

Genre: Best Music, Drama
Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

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Genre: Best Music, Music
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
IMDb: 7.9
133 min

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a ’mission from God’ to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up….

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
IMDb: N/A
123

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him…

Genre: Best Music, Drama
Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata
IMDb: N/A
93

After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career…

Genre: Best Music, Drama
Nashville

Nashville

Nashville
IMDb: N/A
160

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!
IMDb: N/A
183

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.

Cabaret

Cabaret

Cabaret
IMDb: N/A
124

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows…

The Producers

The Producers

The Producers
IMDb: N/A
88

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually…

Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7
IMDb: N/A
90

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle…

Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player
IMDb: N/A
85

Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie’s brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for…

The Burmese Harp

The Burmese Harp

The Burmese Harp
IMDb: N/A
116

In the War’s closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Limelight

Limelight

Limelight
IMDb: N/A
137

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours
IMDb: N/A
105

Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his…

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes
IMDb: N/A
133

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her…

Goldsmiths’ Quay

Goldsmiths’ Quay

Goldsmiths’ Quay
IMDb: N/A
110

Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges…

Fantasia

Fantasia

Fantasia
IMDb: N/A
124

Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia…

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
IMDb: N/A
88

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he’s…