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1. Beyond Silence (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb, Howie Seago, Emmanuelle Laborit

Votes: 3,737 | Gross: $0.17M

2. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 31,794 | Gross: $82.57M

3. Vier Minuten (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary.

Director: Chris Kraus | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Monica Bleibtreu, Vadim Glowna, Sven Pippig

Votes: 5,502

4. He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Chen Hong, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 4,004 | Gross: $0.60M

5. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

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

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 302,749 | Gross: $51.97M

6. They Came to Play (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rotaru | Stars: Henri Robert Delbeau, Mark Fuller, Clark Griffith, Ken Iisaka

Votes: 113

7. Pianomania (2009)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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67 Metascore

Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck | Stars: Stephan Knüpfer, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Lang Lang, Till Fellner

Votes: 379 | Gross: $0.05M

8. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 93,756 | Gross: $31.66M

9. Vitus (2006)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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63 Metascore

A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead.

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins

Votes: 4,321 | Gross: $0.19M

10. Music from the Inside Out (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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67 Metascore

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Anker spent five years with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra to craft this fascinating feature-length documentary uncovering the human side to the magic of making music.

Director: Daniel Anker | Star: The Philadelphia Orchestra

Votes: 99

11. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 45,878 | Gross: $35.81M

12. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 5,493 | Gross: $3.09M

13. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 69,545 | Gross: $1.32M

14. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $1.57M

15. The Music Lovers (1970)

R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable

Votes: 1,948

16. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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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 playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Elizabeth Bourgine

Votes: 7,720 | Gross: $1.67M

17. Los viajes del viento (2009)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez, Agustin Nieves, Jose Luis Torres

Votes: 1,747

18. La tourneuse de pages (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »

Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet

Votes: 6,368 | Gross: $0.21M

19. Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba | Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams

Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $0.35M

20. My Name Is Bach (2003)

97 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.

Director: Dominique de Rivaz | Stars: Vadim Glowna, Jürgen Vogel, Karoline Herfurth, Anatole Taubman

Votes: 265

21. A Late Quartet (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

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67 Metascore

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir

Votes: 12,148 | Gross: $1.56M

22. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 112,873 | Gross: $0.19M

23. Whiplash (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 515,663 | Gross: $13.09M

24. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 2,339

25. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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83 Metascore

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Jiyang Chen, Ethan Hawke, Junko Ichikawa

Votes: 856 | Gross: $0.58M

26. Katok i skripka (1961)

46 min | Drama

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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Marina Adzhubei, Yuri Brusser

Votes: 3,966

27. Virtuosity (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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Some of the best young pianists on the planet try to make a name for themselves at a grueling piano competition.

Director: Christopher Wilkinson | Stars: Sean Chen, Alessandro Deljavan, Fei-Fei Dong, Jayson Gillham

Votes: 19

28. Il quartetto Basileus (1983)

128 min | Drama

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Director: Fabio Carpi | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Omero Antonutti, Pierre Malet, François Simon

Votes: 66