Best Music Movies

  • August Rush

    August Rush (PG, 2007)

    Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams
    An infant secretly given away by Lyla's father has grown into an unusually gifted child who hears mu... read moresic all around him and can turn the rustling of wind through a wheat field into a beautiful symphony with himself at its center, the composer and conductor. He holds an unwavering belief that his parents are alive and want him as much as he wants them. Determined to search for them, he makes his way to New York City. There, lost and alone, he is beckoned by the guitar music of a street kid playing for change and follows him back to a makeshift shelter in the abandoned Fillmore East Theater, where dozens of children like him live under the protection of the enigmatic Wizard. He picks up a guitar for the first time and unleashes an impromptu performance in his own unique style. Wizard names him August Rush, introduces him to the soul-stirring power of music and begins to draw out his extraordinary talent. Wizard has big plans for the young prodigy but, for August, his music has a more important purpose. He believes that if his parents can hear his music, they will find him. Unbeknownst to August, they have already begun that journey.
    • fb538435472
      fb538435472: A very well written film about music without being a musical. In the first half hour I could already tell what was going to happen.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb747215219: An incredibly schmaltzy movie about the beauty of music.
      A good cast list is sadly wasted by poor direction, and awful, hammy, frankly irritating per
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb508213779
      fb508213779: So a good movie and the music is great. A good family movie.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (R, 2007)

    John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows
    America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician wh... read moreose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own '70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to--and then kicks--every drug known to man. But despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman--longtime backup singer Darlene.
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      fb100000051992113: I loved this,the concept,the music and all the messed up shit that happens. Just as good as any other musical parody out there.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb725362128: When it comes to music no legend is bigger than Dewey Cox, whom America loves...IT'S A MUSICAL BIOPIC SPOOF! But behi
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • blkbomb
      blkbomb: . I still think it is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It's a perfect spoof of the musician biography film. We see references to Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis, The Big Bo
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
  • School of Rock

    School of Rock (PG-13, 2003)

    Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Jordan-Claire Green
    The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's... read more best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
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      fb813389394: fun with the part while not even really acting but merely playing himself and wearing his love for music on his sleeve. This is pretty much cinema perfection, an adorable little movie with tons of re
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • pollock65
      pollock65: I just adore this film everything is awesome and those kids can play they are awesome I loved Jack
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb611681835: . It's all the music I like so it would be hard to hate this one.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous (R, 2000)

    Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee
    Writer and director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage rock journalist -- he was a regular con... read moretributor to Rolling Stone while still in high school -- inspired this coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s. Elaine Miller (Frances McDormand) is a bright, loving, but strict single parent whose distrust of rock music and fears about drug use have helped to drive a wedge between herself and her two children, Anita (Zooey Deschanel) and William (Patrick Fugit). Anita rebels by dropping out of school and becoming a stewardess, but William makes something of his love of rock & roll by writing album reviews for a local underground newspaper. William's work attracts the attention of Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman), editor of renegade rock magazine Creem, who takes William under his wing and gives him his first professional writing assignment -- covering a Black Sabbath concert. While William is unable to score an interview with the headliners, the opening act, Stillwater, are more than happy to chat with a reporter, even if he's still too young to drive, and William's piece on the group in Creem gains him a new admirer in Ben Fong-Torres (Terry Chen), an editor at Rolling Stone. Torres offers William an assignment for a 3,000-word cover story on Stillwater, and over the objections of his mother (whose parting words are "Don't use drugs!"), and after some stern advice from Bangs (who says under no circumstances should he become friends with a band he's covering), Williams joins Stillwater on tour, where he becomes friendly with guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee). William also becomes enamored of Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), a groupie traveling with the band who is no older than William, but is deeply involved with Russell. Lester Bangs and Ben Fong-Torres, incidentally, were real-life rock writers Crowe worked with closely during his days as a journalist. Almost Famous' original score was composed by Nancy Wilson of Heart (who is also Crowe's wife). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • calejb1
      calejb1: . It's research into 70's rock and roll music and culture is quite incredible. It blends a good mix of good characterisation and humour perf
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • Shedoesntevengohere
      Shedoesntevengohere: . With all of the rock and roll it impossible not like, and does a great job in representing the music and the business with all the hard living lifestyle that came with it. The acting was very goo
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb575864504: . It's funny, it's touching, it's also heart-warming and the music rocks!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Control

    Control (R, 2007)

    Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, Toby Kebbell
    Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970s England. Wanting to emul... read moreate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.
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      fb755078042: consider myself as the biggest Joy Division enthusiast, but I can proudly say that I do love their music and I consider myself at least a fan of their work. The band has made an impact on my life and
      Reviewed 19 days days ago
    • robjewitt3
      robjewitt3: . However, it follows the trajectory of many a male-centered music biography - young musician battles against the odds to make it, suffers for his art, turns int
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb2333753: . It treated love, marriage, parenthood, depression, epilepsy and the music business with the same shallowness.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)

    Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (R, 2009)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh
    "Pirate Radio" is the high-spirited story of how eight DJs' love affair with rock 'n' roll changed t... read morehe world forever. In the 1960s, this group of rogue DJs, on a boat in the middle of the Northern Atlantic, played rock records and broke the law all for the love of music. The songs they played united and defined an entire generation and drove the British government crazy. By playing rock 'n' roll they were standing up against the British government who did everything in their power to shut them down. The band of rebels is lead by The Count, Quentin the boss of Radio Rock, Gavin the greatest DJ in Britain, Midnight Mark, Doctor Dave and Young Carl who comes of age amidst the chaos of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
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      sjmann: . As expected the music was fantastic.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb646999697: The best thing about this film was the music, it did rock. Saying that the film would have complete sucked without it. It remined me of a n
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb684777315: ." Instead you get a choppy story that left this great music history in pieces.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago