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2. I Saw the Light (2015)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $1.65M
3. Begin Again (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Votes: 98,389 | Gross: $16.17M
4. Step Up (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.
Votes: 90,542 | Gross: $65.27M
5. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 188,107 | Gross: $119.52M
6. Love & Mercy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
Votes: 22,888 | Gross: $12.55M
7. Coyote Ugly (2000)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.
Votes: 90,271 | Gross: $60.79M
8. Austin & Ally (2011–2016)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Following the lives of Austin, an aspiring confident musician, Ally, a quiet talented songwriter and their two friends.
9. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 167,600 | Gross: $5.79M
10. Rear Window (1954)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 314,391 | Gross: $24.50M
11. Before Midnight (2013)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Votes: 94,618 | Gross: $8.11M
12. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 117,209 | Gross: $83.30M
13. Once (2007)
R | 85 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Votes: 90,304 | Gross: $9.44M
14. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
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.
Votes: 91,649 | Gross: $24.34M
15. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
Votes: 56,977 | Gross: $217.33M
16. Rent (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
Votes: 41,584 | Gross: $29.08M
17. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical
A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
20. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 109,961 | Gross: $75.31M
21. Where the Heart Is (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.
Votes: 26,956 | Gross: $33.77M
22. You're Not You (2014)
R | 102 min | Drama
A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
23. Music and Lyrics (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Votes: 81,083 | Gross: $50.56M
24. The Commitments (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.
Votes: 25,160 | Gross: $14.92M
26. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 31,474 | Gross: $219.61M
27. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 67,459 | Gross: $39.46M
29. I'm Not There. (2007)
R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
Votes: 48,233 | Gross: $4.00M
30. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A young boy runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Votes: 25,190 | Gross: $16.80M
31. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.
32. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
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.
Votes: 55,693 | Gross: $103.34M
33. Hustle & Flow (2005)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Votes: 33,497 | Gross: $22.20M
34. Just My Luck (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.
Votes: 43,914 | Gross: $17.32M
35. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 67,952 | Gross: $35.18M
36. Fame (1980)
R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Votes: 16,288 | Gross: $0.00M
37. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 48,388 | Gross: $3.70M
38. Catfish (2010)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
Votes: 34,747 | Gross: $3.23M
39. Corrina, Corrina (1994)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,000 | Gross: $20.16M
41. Short Cuts (1993)
R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.
Votes: 35,052 | Gross: $6.11M
42. The Thing Called Love (1993)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.
Votes: 5,637 | Gross: $1.03M
44. Me and Orson Welles (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles.
Votes: 9,228 | Gross: $1.19M
45. Nowhere Boy (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 28,915 | Gross: $1.45M
47. Country Strong (2010)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music
A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.
Votes: 14,773 | Gross: $20.22M
48. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.
Votes: 12,938 | Gross: $79.90M
49. Greenberg (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Votes: 29,671 | Gross: $4.22M
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.