Awesome Music Films!by bminas71 | created - 28 Jan 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
My Top Music Films. Some of the best movies ever created about the 5th art ,a guidance to enter the world of music.
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1. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Votes: 338,043 | Gross: $51.97M
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story begins in 1823 as the elderly Antonio Salieri attempts suicide by slitting his throat while loudly begging forgiveness for having killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791.The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century. Mozart's wonderful music is heard extensively in the soundtrack of the movie.
2. Green Book (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 208,597 | Gross: $85.08M
3. The Legend of 1900 (1998)
R | 170 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Votes: 51,915 | Gross: $0.26M
1900 was found abandoned on the four stacker oceanliner SS Virginian, a baby in a box, and likely the son of poor immigrants from steerage. Danny, a coal-man from the boiler room, is determined to raise the boy as his own. He names the boy Danny Boodman T. D. Lemon 1900, a few years later, Danny is killed in a workplace accident, and 1900 is forced to survive aboard the Virginian as an orphan. For many years, he travels back and forth across the Atlantic, keeping a low profile. The boy shows a particular gift for music and eventually grows up and joins the ship's orchestra...The film's Soundtrack is filled with the one of the best scores "Il Mastro" Ennio Morricone ever wrote.
4. Shine (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Votes: 48,651 | Gross: $35.81M
Shine is a biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott. After David wins a competition playing Rachmaninoff's enormously demanding 3rd Concerto, a piece he had attempted to learn as a young child to make his father proud, suffers a mental breakdown and is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, where he receives electric shock therapy...
5. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 618,330 | Gross: $13.09M
Directed by Damien Chazelle . The plot, a promising young drummer (played by MilesTeller)enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (J.K. Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
6. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 645,149 | Gross: $32.57M
Based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a World War II memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman
7. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 235,047 | Gross: $32.53M
In the early 1970s a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine at age 15 while covering the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published. The film is semi-autobiographical, as film's Director & Writer Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone magazine. The story is based on Crowe's experiences touring with rock bands Poco, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Crowe has discussed how during this period he lost his virginity, fell in love, and met his heroes...
8. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Votes: 70,442 | Gross: $22.24M
Pink Floyd – The Wall is a live-action/animated musical drama and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters and is directed by Pink Floyd's fan awarded director Alan Parker. The film centers around a confined rocker named Pink (played by punk rocker musician and political activist, Bob Geldof...
9. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 348,797 | Gross: $216.43M
10. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 167,895 | Gross: $57.23M
CULT!!!! A musical crime comedy film based in the characters developed from "The Blues Brothers" musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night. The plot Jake Blues (John Belushi), just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) were raised.The movie's soundtrack is a tribute to Blues music scene featuring music of the Blues Brothers Band ,John Lee Hooker , Ray Charles , Cab Calloway , Otis Redding , ElmoreJames , Aretha Franklin and James Brown.
11. 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: 120,372 | Gross: $0.19M
CULT!! The film portrays the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The movie satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time.This Is Spınal Tap is a rock music mockumentary comedy film written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer.
12. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 70,198 | Gross: $0.64M
A young wanna-be musician joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.Frank is a fictional story mostly inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the comic persona of Chris Sievey. Featuring music of award-winning Irish composer, Stephen Rennicks.
13. 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: 127,791 | Gross: $75.33M
14. Bird (1988)
R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.
Votes: 10,504 | Gross: $2.18M
A biography Directed by Clint Eastwood inspired by the troubled life and career of the jazz genius saxophonist and composer , Charlie "Bird" Parker (played by Forest Whitaker). Charlie "Bird" Parker was a leading figure in the development of bebop jazz music form.
16. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 21,701 | Gross: $9.91M
The story follows Ludwig van Beethoven's secretary and first biographer Anton Schindler as he attempts to ascertain the true identity of the Unsterbliche Geliebte (Immortal Beloved) addressed in three letters found in the late composer's private papers. The soundtrack is filled with Ludwig van Beethoven's ingenious music.
17. 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: 213,011 | Gross: $119.52M
The early life and career of country music legend artist Johnny Cash.
18. 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: 32,280 | Gross: $12.55M
19. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Votes: 57,913 | Gross: $0.87M
The life and death of Ian Curtis
20. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 265,035 | Gross: $45.51M
22. Cadillac Records (2008)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.
Votes: 18,353 | Gross: $8.20M
The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, a Polish immigrant of Jewish descent, starts the record label Chess Records in Chicago in 1950. It opens its doors for black rhythm and blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and Etta James...
23. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A transgender punk-rock girl 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: 29,557 | Gross: $3.03M
24. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 74,772 | Gross: $3.24M
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes...Much of the original music by the band "Sing Street" was composed by 80s veteran composer Gary Clark, the film also features music of the mid 80's period from bands, The Cure, A-ha, Duran Duran, The Clash, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam...
25. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 165,472 | Gross: $161.20M
26. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Votes: 31,772 | Gross: $1.05M
The story of the not so fictional pop star Brian Slade during glam rock days of the early 70's in U.K. The tale strongly parallels Bowie's relationships with Lou Reed and Iggy Pop in the 70s and 80s. The soundtrack includes songs by glam rock and glam-influenced bands, past and present.
27. Once (I) (2007)
R | 86 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: 105,092 | Gross: $9.44M
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, featuring original music of protagonist, Glen Hansard.
28. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors 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: 77,798 | Gross: $35.18M
The film portrays the 1960–70s rock band The Doors and emphasizes in the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison as the larger-than-life icon of 60s rock and roll, counterculture. But the depiction goes beyond the iconic: his alcoholism, interest in the spiritual plane, drugs and his growing obsession with death.
29. Begin Again (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Comedy, 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: 130,026 | Gross: $16.17M
A formerly successful record label executive living in New York City who is struggling to keep up with the changing music industry. After being fired from his job, he goes on a drinking binge which leads him to a bar in the Lower East Side where he encounters songwriter Gretta, captivated by Gretta's music, Dan offers her to sign her to his former record label...featuring music of New Radical's frontman Gregg Alexander.
30. Rudderless (2014)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Votes: 16,320 | Gross: $0.04M
31. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.
Votes: 96,792 | Gross: $8.32M
34. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.
Votes: 245,158 | Gross: $81.26M
37. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 228,781 | Gross: $116.72M
38. The Rocker (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Music
In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.
Votes: 35,347 | Gross: $6.41M
40. The Runaways (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 43,827 | Gross: $3.57M
41. The Wedding Singer (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Votes: 125,162 | Gross: $80.25M
43. Singles (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Votes: 25,770 | Gross: $18.47M
44. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.
Votes: 161,748 | Gross: $60.97M
45. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Votes: 45,037 | Gross: $27.37M
Florence Foster Jenkins is a biographical comedy-drama film based in the last days of "the world's worst opera singer", a New York heiress who became an opera singer known for her painful lack of singing skill.