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1.
Ocean's 11 (1960)
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. (127 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ The Rat Pack. ” - richardmears
 
2.
The Three Caballeros (1944)
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Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster). (71 mins.)
“ South America. ” - richardmears
 
3.
Make Mine Music (1946)
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Animation done to contemporary popular music. (75 mins.)
“ Post war contemporary. ” - richardmears
 
4.
Backbeat (1994)
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history. (100 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
“ Hamburg chapter. ” - richardmears
 
5.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
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A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth). (118 mins.)
Director: Kevin Spacey
“ Mac the knife. ” - richardmears
 
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
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Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play in small clubs. They perform cover tunes of music standards and have never needed a day job... (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Kloves
“ Small club musicians. ” - richardmears
 
7.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
“ The rise of Chess Records. ” - richardmears
 
8.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Billie Holliday. ” - richardmears
 
9.
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
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An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music. (74 mins.)
“ Rhapsody in Blue. ” - richardmears
 
10.
The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
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Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits. (98 mins.)
“ Classic. ” - richardmears
 
11.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Kansas City's Charlie Parker. ” - richardmears
 
12.
The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Legendary rock group. ” - richardmears
 
13.
Pirate Radio (2009)
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A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ Illegal broadcasting station in the North Sea. ” - richardmears
 
14.
Peter Pan (1953)
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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ Neverland. ” - richardmears
 
15.
Song of the South (1946)
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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear. (94 mins.)
“ Br'er rabbit and the tar baby. ” - richardmears
 
16.
Bound for Glory (1976)
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. (147 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Woodie Guthrie. ” - richardmears
 
17.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
“ Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre. ” - richardmears
 
18.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
“ Edith Piaf. ” - richardmears
 
19.
The Jolson Story (1946)
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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz... (128 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Show biz. ” - richardmears
 
20.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Wolfgang. ” - richardmears
 
21.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Fake documentary. ” - richardmears
 
22.
Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ High school correspondent travels with an up and coming Rock band. ” - richardmears
 
23.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Jake and Elwood Blues. ” - richardmears
 
24.
Walk the Line (2005)
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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 recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Johnny Cash. ” - richardmears
 
25.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ The sorcerer's apprentice. ” - richardmears
 
26.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Ray Charles' trials and tribulations. ” - richardmears
 
27.
Swing Girls (2004)
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A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band. (105 mins.)
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
“ Replacing the school's brass band. ” - richardmears