Elton John: The English Pianist

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1. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

66 Metascore

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 18,046 | Gross: $34.25M

Elton John sings "Pinball Wizard" in this cinematic version of the Who's rock opera "Tommy."

2. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Elton John (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Elton John performs four of his biggest hit songs of the '70's like, "Crocodile Rock", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", and, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", with Miss Piggy filling in for Kiki Dee.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Elton John, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 117

Elton John hosted "The Muppet Show" episode that was originally broadcast on February 4, 1978.

3. Elton John in Central Park New York (1981 TV Special)

59 min | Music

A spectacular register of Elton John's mega-concert at the Central Park NY, recorded on September 13, 1980. The great artist presents his greatest hits from the 1970's and his performance, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Mansfield | Stars: James Newton Howard, Elton John, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson

Votes: 22

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Johnny Cash/Elton John (1982)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

The host for the episode is Johnny Cash, and the musical guest is Elton John. The skits for this episode are as follows: Andy Rooney stars as Ralph Kramden in an episode of "The ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Johnny Cash, Robin Duke, Christine Ebersole, Mary Gross

Votes: 47

This episode of "Saturday Night Live" was originally broadcast on April 17, 1982. Elton John performed "Empty Garden," and "Ball And Chain."

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "I Need You To Turn To," "The King Must Die," "Candle In The Wind," "Burn Down The Mission," and "Your Song."

6. Unplugged (1989– )
Episode: Elton John (1990)

Documentary, Music

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Star: Elton John

Votes: 10

This concert includes Elton John's solo performances of "Sad Songs Say So Much," "Sacrifice," "Tiny Dancer," "Daniel," "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "Benny And The Jets," and "Candle In The Wind."

7. Live at Knebworth (1990 Video)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Music

A music documentary about the British Knebworth Festival.

Stars: Michael Blakey, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Phil Collins

Votes: 68

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "Sad Songs Say So Much," and "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting."

8. Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

This film celebrates the long and successful collaboration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, including a compilation of Elton John performances and in-depth interviews with both men.

Directors: Jonathan K. Bendis, Bill Richmond | Stars: Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Oleta Adams, The Beach Boys

Votes: 50

10. Elton John: Live in Barcelona (1992 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Music

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "I'm Still Standing," "Philadelphia Freedom," "The One," "Daniel", "Sad Songs Say So Much," "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," "Sacrifice," and "Song For Guy/Your Song."

Director: Andrew Morahan | Stars: Elton John, Guy Babylon, Bob Birch, Natalie Jackson

Votes: 40

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "I'm Still Standing," "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues," "Philadelphia Freedom," "The One," "Daniel", "Sad Songs Say So Much," "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," "Sacrifice," and "Song For Guy/Your Song."

11. The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992 TV Special)

Unrated | 175 min | Documentary, Music

The benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, who died of AIDS in November 1991.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Freddie Mercury, Queen, David Bowie, Gary Cherone

Votes: 1,416

In this tribute concert, the three surviving members of Queen backed Elton John on the songs "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "The Show Must Go On."

13. The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John (1994 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

The composers of the featured songs in the film, The Lion King, discuss and perform their creations for the film.

Director: John Jopson | Stars: Elton John, Tim Rice, Roy Edward Disney, Jeffrey Katzenberg

Votes: 56

17. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

Unprecedented access into one of the world's greatest musical talents and his larger than life lifestyle: Elton John. With frank, funny, and touching filmmaking, this documentary is a ... See full summary »

Director: David Furnish | Stars: Elton John, David Furnish

Votes: 121

18. Music for Montserrat (1997 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

On 15 October 1997, the artists Phil Collins, Arrow, Carl Perkins, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney among others performed the concert "Music for Montserrat... See full summary »

Director: Julia Knowles | Stars: Arrow, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins

Votes: 110

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "Your Song," "Live Like Horses," and "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me."

19. VH1 Legends (1996– )
Episode: Elton John (1997)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Mary Wharton | Star: Sheryl Crow

This TV special was originally broadcast on July 4, 2001. It included Elton John's performance of "God Only Knows," as well as Elton John and Brian Wilson performing "Wouldn't It Be Nice."

26. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Music

The story behind one of the most popular double-albums of all-time, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, featuring Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets and the title song.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Gus Dudgeon, Rick Frio, Paul Gambaccini, David Hentschel

Votes: 177

This concert includes Elton John's performances of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Sad Songs Say So Much" (with Bryan Adams), "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee), "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" (with Mary J. Blige), and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"

28. Live by Request: Elton John (2001 TV Special)


Music legend Elton John performs his hits.

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Stars: Elton John, Mark McEwen

29. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 47,880

The TV series "Will & Grace," starring Eric McCormack as Will Truman, and Debra Messing as Grace Adler, ran for eight seasons, from 1998 to 2006. Elton John appeared as himself in the season 5 episode "The Honeymoon's Over." It was originally broadcast on December 5, 2002.

32. Elton John: The Red Piano (2005 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Music

Music sensation Elton John brings his popular and critically acclaimed Las Vegas show to television with his first NBC special.

Directors: David Mallet, David LaChapelle | Stars: Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Guy Babylon, John Jorgenson

Votes: 37

This Las Vegas concert includes Elton's performances of "Daniel," "Pinball Wizard," "The Bitch Is Back," and "Your Song."

33. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Sir Elton John (2005)


Interviewee: Elton John

Stars: James Lipton, Elton John

Votes: 9

34. Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Music

Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic goes into the studio for a look at the making of Tony Bennett's acclaimed 2006 album. Bono, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Krugman | Stars: Tony Bennett, Bono, Michael Bublé, Elvis Costello

Votes: 22

This video includes Elton John and Tony Bennett performing a duet of the song "Rags To Riches."

35. Elton John (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Biography

The story of the remarkable life and career of one of the most successful musicians, entertainers and songwriters in the history of popular music as he launches his first Vegas show.

Director: Anne MacGregor

36. Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: James Strong | Stars: Elton John, Sian Reeves

Votes: 34

The "Larry King Live" episode with Elton John was originally broadcast on March 15, 2008.

38. The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Tracing Elton John's musical roots and rise to fame from his early piano playing beginnings to his latest musical collaboration with Leon Russell.

Director: Andy Dunn | Stars: T Bone Burnett, Danny Hutton, Elton John, Tony King

Votes: 13

40. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Elton John/Leon Russell (2011)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 36th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers

Votes: 107

This episode of "Saturday Night Live" was originally broadcast on April 2, 2011. Elton John and Leon Russell performed "Hey Ahab," and "Monkey Suit."

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