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1.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
 
2.
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
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Based in San Diego's indie music and art scene, exploring what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy. (90 mins.)
 
3.
Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
4.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
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Les Misérables (2012)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
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The Suicide Shop (2012)
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A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family. (79 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
8.
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (2012 Documentary)
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"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album. (85 mins.)
Director: John Edginton
 
9.
Reincarnated (2012 Documentary)
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Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record. (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Capper
 
10.
Imaginaerum (2012)
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A coma sends an old man into his childhood's sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it's too late. (86 mins.)
 
11.
Charles Bradley: Soul of America (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible rise of 62-year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of 2011. (75 mins.)
Director: Poull Brien
 
12.
ABBA: The Movie (1977 Documentary)
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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia. (95 mins.)
 
13.
Dreamgirls (2006)
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A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
14.
Feu: Crazy Horse Paris (2012 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Bruno Hullin
 
15.
Crossfire Hurricane (2012 Documentary)
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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together. (111 mins.)
Director: Brett Morgen
 
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Unfinished Song (2012)
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Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. (90 mins.)
 
17.
The History of Future Folk (2012)
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The possibly exaggerated origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been playing for NYC audiences for the better part of a decade. (86 mins.)
 
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Easter Parade (1948)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
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The Source Family (2012 Documentary)
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A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living.... (98 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
 
22.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)
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Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious... (82 mins.)
 
23.
CBGB (2013)
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A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB. (101 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
 
24.
Sunshine on Leith (2013)
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Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives. (100 mins.)
Director: Dexter Fletcher
 
25.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
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A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. (165 mins.)
 
26.
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
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A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore and finds their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto. (89 mins.)
 
27.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
 
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013 Documentary)
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Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses. (97 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
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Gabrielle (2013)
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Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift... (104 mins.)
 
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Mistaken for Strangers (2013 Documentary)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. (75 mins.)
Director: Tom Berninger
 
33.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame. (78 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
34.
Leave the World Behind (2014 Documentary)
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A music documentary following the last tour of the band Swedish House Mafia in 2012/2013, the film tells a story of friendship and huge success. (95 mins.)
 
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Performance (1970)
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out... (105 mins.)
 
36.
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
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A singer/songwriter falls in love with a girl who can't hear the music she inspires him to write. (102 mins.)
Director: Matt Thompson
 
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Songs for Drella (1990 Video)
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Lou Reed and John Cale perform their album "Songs for Drella" a tribute to Andy Worhol (55 mins.)
Director: Edward Lachman
 
38.
Drug War (2012)
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A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
39.
Broadway Idiot (2013 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical. (81 mins.)
Director: Doug Hamilton
 
40.
Little Voice (1998)
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A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
41.
The Mambo Kings (1992)
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Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene... (104 mins.)
Director: Arne Glimcher
 
42.
8 Mile (2002)
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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
43.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
44.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
45.
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Democracy 3D Live at Hard Rock Las Vegas (2014)
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In November 2012, with a team of HD cameras rolling, the legendary, multi-platinum selling rock band Guns N' Roses took the desert by storm, performing a blistering set at The Joint in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. (164 mins.)
Director: Kerry Asmussen
 
46.
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (2014 Documentary)
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Britpop band Pulp found fame on the world stage in the mid-1990s with anthems including "Common People" and "Disco 2000". Twenty five years and 10 million album sales later, they return to their hometown for their last UK concert. (90 mins.)
Director: Florian Habicht
 
47.
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology (1987 Documentary)
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This video trilogy documents the music group Queen's sixteen years together. This volume includes "Live Aid" and the 1986 tour. (55 mins.)
 
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Under the Electric Sky (2014 Documentary)
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Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America... (85 mins.)
 
49.
20,000 Days on Earth (2014 Documentary)
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Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth. (97 mins.)
 
50.
Soul Boys of the Western World (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene. (110 mins.)
Director: George Hencken
 
51.
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
 
52.
Whiplash (2014)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
53.
Trances (1981 Documentary)
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The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example... (90 mins.)
 
54.
Ballet 422 (2014 Documentary)
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From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work. (75 mins.)
Director: Jody Lee Lipes
 
55.
Turning (2012 Documentary)
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In 2006 Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas took their collaborative performance TURNING to major cities in Europe. This documentary film explores the heart of that performance. (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Atlas
 
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Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (2013 Documentary)
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Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop... (90 mins.)
 
57.
Danny Collins (2015)
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An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. (106 mins.)
Director: Dan Fogelman
 
58.
Bessie (2015 TV Movie)
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s. (132 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees