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Movies in the genre Music

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

  • Once

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

  • Coco

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

  • Baby Driver

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

  • Sing Street

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Whiplash

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Crazy Heart

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

  • Autism: The Musical

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

  • The Pianist

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

  • Control

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Walk the Line

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Begin Again

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Love & Mercy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Amy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

  • Pitch Perfect

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some of them of his own making.

  • Saving Mr. Banks

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise - one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers …

  • The Visitor

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Connecticut, lonely widowed Professor Walter Vale has a boring life. He teaches only one class at the local college and is trying to learn how to play the piano, despite not having the necessary musical talent. Walter is assigned to attend a conference about Global Policy and Development at New York University, where he is to give a lecture about a paper on which he is co-author. When he arrives at his apartment in New York, he finds Tarek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living there. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrants and invites the couple to stay with him. Tarek invites him to go to his gig at Jules Live Jazz. Walter is fascinated with his African drum and Tarek offers to teach Walter to play the drum. However, after an incident in the subway, Tarek is arrested by the police and sent to a detention center for illegal immigrants…

  • This is Spinal Tap

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap’s pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop.

  • The Runaways

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at 15 the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, "The Runaways." Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on pills and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up?

  • Happy Endings

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

  • The Piano Teacher

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

  • I'm Not There.

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.

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  • Youth

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.

  • Danny Collins

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

  • Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a generation to come. This film follows drummer and square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes himself and a rotating door of band-mates to “achieve ALL,” his relentless concept of “going for greatness, the utmost possible” despite any and all setbacks.

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again.

  • You, the Living

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A series of scenes that focus specially on a single idea, emotion or act us. In the absence of interfering qualities this film is able to take one factoring influence and amplify it to absurd and hilarious proportions. Each scene gives us an uninterrupted view at some of the more unglamorous characteristics that in the end determine who we are, both as individuals and as a thread in the patchwork of the collective human unconscious.

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Subject matter has a highly environmental theme.

  • Nowhere Boy

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of John Lennon’s childhood.

  • The Soloist

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

  • Three Colours: Blue

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    First of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns how the wife of a composer deals with the death of her husband and child.

  • High Fidelity

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

  • The School of Rock

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

  • The Wedding Singer

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners.

  • Laurel Canyon

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother’s house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

  • Taking Woodstock

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

  • This Is It

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

  • Notorious

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G.(a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

  • I'm Still Here

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Documenting Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.

  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world’s greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers — a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

  • Coffee and Cigarettes

    2

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.