Great Soundtracks & Music Spots

by parallelrealitiesmusic | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

My choice of music spots and films / series with exceptional soundtracks.

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1. Noel: Poeta da Vila (2006)

99 min | Drama

The biopic of Noel Rosa, one of the best brazilian poets and composers.

Director: Ricardo Van Steen | Stars: Rafael Raposo, Camila Pitanga, Lidiane Borges, Laura Lustosa

Votes: 231

2. The Garden of Eden (2008)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

28 Metascore

A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Caterina Murino, Carmen Maura

Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Beloved Clara (2008)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A look at the lives of 19th-century composers Clara and Robert Schumann.

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Pascal Greggory, Malik Zidi, Aline Annessy

Votes: 234

4. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 75,203 | Gross: $35.18M

5. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,313 | Gross: $9.24M

6. And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines

Votes: 1,993 | Gross: $0.74M

7. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,627 | Gross: $1.69M

8. Dancing on the Edge (2013– )

Drama

Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 2,228

9. Café Society (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Votes: 58,374 | Gross: $11.10M

10. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa

Votes: 14,908 | Gross: $7.00M

11. Lisbon Story (1994)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music

The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, Vasco Sequeira, Canto e Castro

Votes: 3,754

12. For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Story of the world-renowned trumpet player.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Andy Garcia, Mía Maestro, Gloria Estefan, David Paymer

Votes: 1,045

13. The Clone (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 2,051

14. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 10,093 | Gross: $2.18M

15. Born to Be Blue (2015)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo

Votes: 6,224 | Gross: $0.83M

16. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 344,564 | Gross: $56.82M

17. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 30,963 | Gross: $15.28M

18. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 85,223 | Gross: $41.73M

19. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 87,002 | Gross: $44.79M

20. The Strawberry Statement (1970)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police.

Director: Stuart Hagmann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort, Murray MacLeod

Votes: 1,292

22. Chet Baker: Candy (2011 Video)

55 min | Documentary

This presents performances of a legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker joined by Michel Graillier and Red Mitchell on piano and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse on bass. Also, an interview with Baker is included.

Director: Lennart Wetterholm | Star: Chet Baker

Votes: 6

23. Chet Baker: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1986 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Music

Chet Baker ploughs a uniquely individual furrow in the field of jazz. His trumpet playing is beautifully delicate and takes standard ballads into hitherto unexplored emotional territories. ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Lemkin | Stars: Chet Baker, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison

Votes: 13



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