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1. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

Votes: 3,439 | Gross: $6.30M

2. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 108,840 | Gross: $13.24M

3. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 50,553 | Gross: $4.02M

4. American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow, Jonathan Adams

Votes: 2,562

5. The Wanderers (1979)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Votes: 8,144 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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90 Metascore

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Mayumi Iizuka

Votes: 16,076 | Gross: $0.42M

7. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Jim Moret

Votes: 23,232 | Gross: $17.51M

8. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

Votes: 6,921 | Gross: $0.39M

9. American Pop (1981)

R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 3,412 | Gross: $6.00M

10. Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A young man in Romania goes to shocking extremes to convince Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway to star in his film.

Director: Adrian Tofei | Stars: Adrian Tofei, Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton, Alexandra Stroe

Votes: 492

11. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

4.3
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In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,457

12. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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60 Metascore

Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

Votes: 1,890 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Chrystal (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Lisa Blount, Billy Bob Thornton, Kamron Ross Stacey, David Rhodes

Votes: 1,425 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Bound for Glory (1976)

PG | 147 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland

Votes: 3,922

15. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $1.03M

16. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 2,982 | Gross: $0.70M

17. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 6,757

18. Latcho Drom (1993)

103 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Star: La Caita

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $1.03M

19. Bice skoro propast sveta (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A bizarre and tragic love story involving swineherd, village fool, teacher and an agricultural pilot. The story unfolds in a remote village in the communist ruled Yugoslavia at the down of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic | Stars: Annie Girardot, Ivan Palúch, Mija Aleksic, Eva Ras

Votes: 410

20. The North Star (1943)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 889

21. Transylvania (2006)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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Zingarina, who is two-month pregnant, travels from France to Transylvania with her friend Marie to seek out her lover Milan Agustin that was deported from France. They hire the guide and ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel, Alexandra Beaujard

Votes: 2,151

22. Gadjo dilo (1997)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan

Votes: 6,520 | Gross: $0.67M

23. The Fold (2013)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.

Director: John Jencks | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Marina Stoimenova, Dakota Blue Richards, Owen Teale

Votes: 139

24. Festival (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 219

25. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,624 | Gross: $1.83M

26. Még kér a nép (1972)

87 min | Drama, Musical, War

7.0
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Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Andrea Drahota, Gyöngyi Bürös, Erzsi Cserhalmi, Mari Csomós

Votes: 1,027

27. Perico ripiao (2003)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

7.1
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Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.

Director: Ángel Muñiz | Stars: Raymond Pozo, Manolo Ozuna, Phillip Rodríguez, Giovanny Cruz

Votes: 420

28. Heartworn Highways (1976)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country.

Director: James Szalapski | Stars: David Allan Coe, Peggy Brooks, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell

Votes: 402

29. Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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69 Metascore

Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 1,045 | Gross: $0.13M

30. Big Easy Express (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Musical

7.6
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Folk rock and bluegrass musicians Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes travel together by train from San Francisco to New Orleans in the spring of 2011.

Director: Emmett Malloy | Stars: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, 'Country' Winston Marshall, Marcus Mumford

Votes: 876

31. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 119

32. Venkovský ucitel (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months.... See full summary »

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Pavel Liska, Zuzana Bydzovská, Ladislav Sedivý, Marek Daniel

Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.05M

33. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,261

34. Bora Bora (1968)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

6.1
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A Frenchman finds his runaway wife on an island in the Pacific.

Director: Ugo Liberatore | Stars: Haydée Politoff, Corrado Pani, Doris Kunstmann, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia

Votes: 67

35. The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Director: Clive A. Smith | Stars: Chris Wiggins, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, Jim Henshaw

Votes: 179

36. Zonda: folclore argentino (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Musical

6.7
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66 Metascore

Poetic, riveting and moving, Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Pedro Aznar, Juan Falú, Marian Farías Gómez, Gabo Ferro

Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.01M

37. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

7.2
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Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Kaarin Fairfax, Paul Kelly, Kelton Pell, Memphis Kelly

Votes: 290

38. Snayper. Oruzhie vozmezdiya (2009– )

162 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In WW2, a Soviet sniper and a German sharpshooter develop a personal feud and their animosity continues even after the war, in the Soviet occupied Germany.

Stars: Dmitriy Pevtsov, Mariya Mironova, Alina Sergeeva, Sergey Belyaev

Votes: 93

39. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

8.7
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At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault | Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey

Votes: 494

41. Hootenanny (1963–1964)

30 min | Music

7.3
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Musical variety show, originating from a different college campus each week, featuring various pop-folk groups of the period. Unfortunately, a combination of blacklisting certain ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Linkletter, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Theodore Bikel, The Serendipity Singers

Votes: 21

42. Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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81 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan

Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.18M

43. A halálba táncoltatott leány (2011)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.

Director: Endre Hules | Stars: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Deborah Kara Unger, Zsolt László

Votes: 98

44. Looking for Palladin (2008)

R | 115 min | Comedy

5.8
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34 Metascore

A young Hollywood player is drawn into a remote place looking for a quick deal and instead finds a sanctuary, a community, and ultimately himself.

Director: Andrzej Krakowski | Stars: Ben Gazzara, David Moscow, Talia Shire, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 123

45. Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju (1979)

99 min | Comedy

5.7
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The phenomenon of tourism arrives to a remote village. A married couple sells their property to open a motel, which would be a starting point for their daughter Andjelija's singing career. ... See full summary »

Director: Jovan Zivanovic | Stars: Dragomir Cumic, Nada Vojinovic, Rados Bajic, Mira Banjac

Votes: 46

46. Sok od sljiva (1981)

91 min | Comedy

6.3
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DJ from a small town plans to organize a great artistic happening. His plans coincide with those by local bigwigs who desperately want to promote a local food company.

Director: Branko Baletic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Radmila Zivkovic, Vladislava Milosavljevic

Votes: 111

47. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981)

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie

Votes: 180

48. Coração de Cowboy (2017)

120 min | Drama, Music | Post-production

Lucca is a struggling country singer who is forced by his manager Iolanda to record cheesy pop-country song. Upon a disagreement during a studio recording section, Lucca returns to his hometown in order to find inspiration for his music.

Director: Gui Pereira | Stars: Thaila Ayala, Guile Branco, Jackson Antunes, Françoise Forton

49. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

Votes: 94

50. The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

Directors: Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall | Stars: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman

Votes: 150