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1. 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: 530,346 | Gross: $13.09M

2. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 228,614 | Gross: $81.26M

3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.5
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41 Metascore

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long

Votes: 35,700 | Gross: $219.61M

4. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.6
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52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

Votes: 74,777 | Gross: $73.01M

5. Copying Beethoven (2006)

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

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

Votes: 11,815 | Gross: $0.35M

6. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 14,618 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Unfinished Song (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,344 | Gross: $1.70M

8. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (2014)

TV-Y | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Three mysterious girls show up at canterlot high and cause trouble. With the magic of friendship, they want to defeat the mysterious girls.

Directors: Jayson Thiessen, Ishi Rudell | Stars: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain

Votes: 1,995

9. Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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82 Metascore

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis, Rodolphe Pauly

Votes: 4,171 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Broken Hill (2009)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.3
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A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.

Director: Dagen Merrill | Stars: Luke Arnold, Alexa PenaVega, Rhys Wakefield, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.05M

11. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

146 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 6,816 | Gross: $0.02M

12. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.11M

13. Minstrel Man (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Glynn Turman, Ted Ross, Stanley Bennett Clay, S. Pearl Sharp

Votes: 39

14. After the Deluge (2003 TV Movie)

194 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Samuel Johnson, Aden Young

Votes: 253

15. Afghan Star (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada, Lima Sahar

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Fanfare (1958)

86 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.

Director: Bert Haanstra | Stars: Hans Kaart, Bernard Droog, Ineke Brinkman, Wim Van den Heuvel

Votes: 661

17. Chops (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director Wynton Marsalis host the Essentially Ellington Festival, a competition of high school jazz bands from across the country. Bruce ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Broder

Votes: 113

18. Yeogiboda eodingae (2007)

106 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Twenty-something Su-yeon wants to be somewhere that isn't nowhere.

Director: Seung-young Lee | Stars: Su-yeon Cha, Ha-jun Yu, Jun-seok Bang, Jin-ah Bae

Votes: 29

19. Why Competitions (2011)

78 min | Documentary

7.9
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Nobody less than the Hungarian Bela Bartok once declared: "Competitions are for horses, not artists!" Using the example of the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the documentary film "Why ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Jezior | Stars: Ivo Pogorelich, Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Garrick Ohlsson

Votes: 10

20. Jen ho nechte, at se bojí (1978)

89 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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The song "Ribwort and Rosemary" by Ales Brabec (Ludek Sobota), a shy supply teacher of musical school, wins the music festival in Krumlov. The song interpreter Marcela (Helena Vondrácková) ... See full summary »

Director: Ladislav Rychman | Stars: Ludek Sobota, Helena Vondrácková, Petr Nározný, Miloslav Simek

Votes: 103

21. Melodifestivalen 2011 (2011– )

570 min | Music

4.9
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Stars: The Moniker, Sara Varga, Pernilla Andersson, Linda Bengtzing

Votes: 7

22. The Eurovision Song Contest (1996 TV Special)

Music

5.6
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Stars: Ingvild Bryn, Morten Harket, Paul Abela, Olli Ahvenlahti

Votes: 81

23. Seobaibeol Odisyeon K-Pab Seuta (2011– )

80 min | Documentary, Game-Show, Music

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Survival Audition K-pop Star is a South Korean reality TV competition series where three entertainment/talent agencies in South Korea hold worldwide auditions to find the next potential K-Pop stars.

Stars: Hyeon-Seok Yang, Jin-young Park, BoA, Do-hyun Yoon

24. One Minute for Conductors (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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More than 130 young conductors participate in the Antonio Pedrotti International Conducting Competition, in the Italian city of Trento. During one week they will have to pass several ... See full summary »

Directors: Angel Esteban, Elena Goatelli

Votes: 9

25. Erti Ertshi (2013– )

Music

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Stars: Giorgi Jibladze, Tornike Jibladze, Zack Reece, Kakha Kintsurashvili

26. Harp Dreams (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.3
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Thirty-two competitors from around the world compete in the triennial international harp competition in Indiana. This film presents a taste of the grueling challenges of preparing for this ... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Schwibs

Votes: 22

27. Melodi Grand Prix (2008 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Ole Jørgen Grønlund | Stars: Veronica Akselsen, Ann-Mari Andersen, Avalanche, Nicholas Carlie

28. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in Chorus (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A heated competition among Midsomer church choirs is interrupted by the bludgeon murder of the Midsomer Worthy's tenor, a local artist.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 333

29. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: I'm with the Band (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he's better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a ... See full summary »

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 1,113

30. Skins (2007–2013)
Episode: Jal (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

7.6
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Time to get to know the girl behind the clarinet. Whereas the rest of her family make their mark by spitting out rhymes to booming base beats, Jal seeks solace from the chaos all around her... See full summary »

Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie, Larissa Wilson, Mike Bailey

Votes: 621

31. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2014– )
Episode: Musical Mish-mash

Animation, Short, Adventure

The Sheriff of Nottingham arranges for Maid Marian and Delphinia to be abducted to prevent them from playing in a minstrel's talent show so that his tone-deaf sons can win the competition by default.

Stars: Marc Thompson, Eli James, Billy Bob Thompson, David Nelson