Best Music Movies

Departures

Departures

Departures
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job…

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Control

Control

Control
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band’s first American…

Genre: Best Music, Drama
The Visitor

The Visitor

The Visitor
IMDb: 7.6
104 min

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Once

Once

Once
IMDb: 7.8
85 min

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news…

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Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel
IMDb: 7.7
116 min

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called…

Walk The Line

Walk The Line

Walk The Line
IMDb: 7.8
136 min

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…

Ray

Ray

Ray
IMDb: 7.7
152 min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his…

Genre: Best Music
The Chorus

The Chorus

The Chorus
IMDb: 7.9
96

Set in 1940’s France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Genre: Best Music, Drama
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast…

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Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
IMDb: 7.8
68

Four talented alien musicians are kidnapped by a record producer who disguises them as humans. Shep, a space pilot in love with bass player Stella, follows them to Earth. Reprogrammed…

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past
IMDb: 7.7
97 min

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki’s ”Finland” trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
IMDb: 7.7
95 min

Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier,…

Yi Yi

Yi Yi

Yi Yi
IMDb: 8.2
173 min

Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life’s meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.

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Genre: Best Music
Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
IMDb: 7.9
122 min

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller’s unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the…

Genre: Best Music
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
IMDb: 7.7
106 min

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and…

Genre: Best Music
Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot
IMDb: 7.7
110 min

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner’s Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He…

Genre: Best Music