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1. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 30,740

2. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

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 them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 216,586 | Gross: $32.52M

3. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 52,597 | Gross: $25.81M

4. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 71,734 | Gross: $39.46M

5. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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47 Metascore

A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture.

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 19,432 | Gross: $14.25M

6. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 40,969 | Gross: $3.57M

7. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 116,259 | Gross: $75.31M

8. The Rocker (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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53 Metascore

The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger

Votes: 33,302 | Gross: $6.41M

9. Rock the Kasbah (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.5
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29 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis

Votes: 7,586 | Gross: $2.98M

10. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 22,339 | Gross: $54.22M

11. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

Votes: 16,331 | Gross: $8.13M

12. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 52,244 | Gross: $3.70M

13. Laurel Canyon (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 13,430 | Gross: $3.66M

14. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 6,498 | Gross: $29.20M

15. Glitter (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

2.2
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14 Metascore

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 19,852 | Gross: $4.27M

16. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 28,085 | Gross: $1.13M

17. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $8.75M

18. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,404 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Let It Shine (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 104 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.6
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A teenage rapper must use his musical talent to battle his nemesis and win the girl of his dreams.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson, Brandon Mychal Smith

Votes: 2,197

20. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 6,313 | Gross: $27.36M

21. Jem (1985–1988)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

Stars: Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Cathianne Blore, Cindy McGee

Votes: 1,924

22. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 6,275 | Gross: $4.00M

23. 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: 2,920 | Gross: $0.70M

24. Undiscovered (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.2
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29 Metascore

A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Kip Pardue, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon, Pell James

Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $1.05M

25. The Last Ride (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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45 Metascore

At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.

Director: Harry Thomason | Stars: Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cuoco

Votes: 696

26. Rock On!! (2008)

145 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli

Votes: 16,545

27. The Idolmaker (1980)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Votes: 974

28. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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32 Metascore

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Director: Lance Rivera | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $5.81M

29. Clean (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

London-based Emily Wang gained minor notoriety from her VJ-ing on cable television. She is now more renowned for being the longtime girlfriend and pseudo manager of rock musician Lee Hauser... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar

Votes: 4,058 | Gross: $0.14M

30. I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

Director: Craig Ferguson | Stars: Charlotte Church, Craig Ferguson, Jemma Redgrave, Stephen Noonan

Votes: 1,303

31. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,603 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Céline (2008 TV Movie)

PG | Biography, Drama, Music

5.9
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A biopic on singer Céline Dion.

Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Christine Ghawi, Jodelle Ferland, Peter MacNeill, Louise Pitre

Votes: 498

33. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)

239 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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"Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ron Blair, Peter Bogdanovich, Mike Campbell, Johnny Cash

Votes: 1,212

34. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 904

35. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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74 Metascore

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren E. Burrows, Andrew Lawrence Henderson

Votes: 1,149

36. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Music

6.5
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,705

37. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

160 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An estranged couple battle for the custody of their only son.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Master Adil, Deven Verma

Votes: 3,570

38. K-Pop the Ultimate Audition (2012– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A romantic drama about tomboy Ji Seung Yeon who decides to dress up as a boy in order to enter the boy band, M2 Junior.

Stars: Go Eun Ah, Kwak Yong Hwan, Song Se Hyun, Yoon-woo Jo

Votes: 78

39. Ride or Die (2003 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Music

4.3
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Super fly P. I. gets bad guys the cops can't touch.

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Duane Martin, Vivica A. Fox, Meagan Good, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 671

40. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,541 | Gross: $1.21M

41. A Band Called Death (2012)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $0.13M

42. Vinyl (2012)

85 min | Comedy

5.9
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Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Keith Allen

Votes: 635

43. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 633

44. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

Votes: 544

45. Don't Go in the Woods (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Musical

2.7
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29 Metascore

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian, Gwynn Galitzer, Tim Lajcik

Votes: 919

46. Love Records - Anna mulle Lovee (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.9
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The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960's and 1970's Finland.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Jarkko Niemi, Tomi Alatalo, Riku Nieminen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius

Votes: 204

47. Om Jai Jagadish (2002)

172 min | Drama, Musical

5.6
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Widowed Mrs. Saraswati Batra (Waheeda Rehman) has brought up three sons with a lot of care and love. Her eldest son Om (Anil Kapoor) is very honest and diligent; her two other sons Jai (... See full summary »

Director: Anupam Kher | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan

Votes: 1,412

48. Payday (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.2
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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 549

49. Who Do You Love (2008)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

The life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and '60s.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Jon Abrahams, Gralen Bryant Banks, Brett Beoubay, Rus Blackwell

Votes: 96

50. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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66 Metascore

First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."

Director: Sam Jones | Stars: Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach, Glenn Kotche

Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $0.45M