The 100 Best Music Movies Of All Time....by swankymos | created - 20 Jan 2013 | updated - 20 Jan 2013 | Public
This is my list of the 100 Best Music Movies of All Time! Lord knows I've seen many in my years. These are my personal favorite picks....
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2. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.
Votes: 6,896 | Gross: $4.79M
4. 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: 70,352 | Gross: $103.37M
5. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
Anxious about his future after high school, a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.
Votes: 73,898 | Gross: $94.21M
6. Grease (1978)
PG | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 248,420 | Gross: $188.76M
7. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Votes: 32,474 | Gross: $3.03M
8. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Votes: 20,101 | Gross: $68.39M
9. Wattstax (1973)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.
10. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $1.60M
11. The Pirate Movie (1982)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.
12. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 187,016 | Gross: $57.23M
13. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.
Votes: 25,757 | Gross: $24.48M
14. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A small-town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.
Votes: 6,119 | Gross: $20.38M
16. Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
PG | 97 min | Documentary, Music
After years of making movies, the King made a triumphant return to the stage in 1970. Now, see the backstage footage from rehearsals to relaxing at the hotel and the performances in one of the most intimate looks at Elvis captured on film.
17. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 219,334 | Gross: $170.69M
18. 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: 49,293 | Gross: $29.08M
19. Grease 2 (1982)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A British student at a 1960s American high school must prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Votes: 33,537 | Gross: $15.17M
20. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 17,863 | Gross: $39.10M
21. 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.
Votes: 7,683 | Gross: $13.13M
23. West Side Story (1961)
Approved | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 99,656 | Gross: $43.66M
24. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Votes: 77,310 | Gross: $22.24M
25. The Song Remains the Same (1976)
PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music
The line forms here for the world's greatest and possibly most influential band--Led Zeppelin. This mesmerizing movie built around Zep's famed 1973 concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden is convincing proof why.
26. Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988 TV Special)
Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Music
Rock 'n' roll legend Roy Orbison and some friends, legends in their own right, get together and perform some of Orbison's songs.
28. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1979)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »
Votes: 2,514 | Gross: $0.16M
29. Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973 TV Special)
87 min | Documentary, Music
A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.
32. The in Crowd (1988)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the mid-60s, a teenage 4.0 high-school student is drawn out of his element on a dare by his peers, to become a dancer on popular TV music show.
Votes: 739 | Gross: $0.12M
33. Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005 Video)
R | 43 min | Short, Drama, Music
The first twelve chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters.
34. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 131,389 | Gross: $0.19M
35. Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Music
KISS, a rock band made up of superheroes, battles an evil inventor who has plans for destruction at a California amusement park.
36. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Music
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.
Votes: 3,916 | Gross: $0.24M
37. American Pop (1981)
R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 4,427 | Gross: $6.00M
38. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one-hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from their manager.
Votes: 63,855 | Gross: $25.81M
40. Hair (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.
Votes: 35,747 | Gross: $15.28M
41. The Commitments (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.
Votes: 33,490 | Gross: $14.92M
42. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
When Stan Marsh and his friends go see an R-rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.
Votes: 194,403 | Gross: $52.04M
44. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
Barber Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting pie shop owner Mrs. Nellie Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime.
45. Steven Banks: Home Entertainment Center (1989 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy