Musician's life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant musician's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, inspirational, dramatic, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, singer, musician, mentor, lifestyle, friendship, runaway and singing plots mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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musician's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as musician's life: Ray (2004), Whiplash (2014), Walk the Line (2005), Sing Street (2016), Begin Again (2013), Once (2007), Cadillac Records (2008), Control (2007), Almost Famous (2000), The Devil's Violinist (2013).

List of musician's life movies

 7.7
 147K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: 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 calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, musician's life, african american, addiction, music, pianist, blindness, heroin, blind boy, disability, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, tokyo, los angeles ...
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 8.5
 829K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, dramatic, psychological, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, mentor, teachers and students, musician's life, jazz, musician, drummer, emotional abuse, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.8
 250K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
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 7.9
 93K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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 7.4
 156K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
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 7.8
 116K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 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 that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, street musician, romance, pianist, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
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Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
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 7.6
 65K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
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 7.9
 274K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, music, rock and roll, rock, drugs, musician, musician's life, rock music, rock band, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, phoenix arizona ...
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: violinist, musician's life, deal with the devil, rise to the top, womanizer, classical music, genius, rising to stardom, music, ambition, success, beefcake ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, london
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 8.4
 397K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: inspirational, epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: music, genius, mozart, classical music, composer, envy, musician, opera, obsession, musician's life, prodigy, character study ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, clever, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: musician, music, loneliness, musician's life, cat, homeless, character study, aspiring singer, eccentricity, introspection, ambition, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, singer, rock band, aids, music, fame, music band, friendship between men, musician's life, rock concert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, edinburgh scotland, new york ...
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, stylized, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, dangerous attraction, singer, love and romance, musician's life, love triangle, disguise, theater, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, london, europe
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 7.1
 285K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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 7.1
 37K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, touching, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, rock and roll, coming of age, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, the beatles, adolescence, aunt nephew relationship, music, dysfunctional family, character study ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, europe, england, hamburg germany ...
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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this modern telling of the classic tale, aspiring singer Katie Gibbs falls for the new boy at her performing arts high school. But Katie's wicked stepmother and stepsister are scheming to crush her dream before she can sing her way into his ...
Style: modern fairy tale, feel good, romantic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, youth, musician's life, high school, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 87K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, french, singer, life philosophy, death, destiny, love story, rising to stardom, loss of child, fame, frenchwoman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
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 5.1
 40K
Hannah Montana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: At home and school, she's Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, teenage girl, high school, double life, secret identity, friendship, music, love and romance, musician's life, siblings relations, teenager, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, tennessee, malibu california
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 7.3
 7K
Leto (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they ...
Style: romantic, inspirational, atmospheric, art house, light ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, youth, music band, destiny, skinny dipping, husband wife relationship, musician, autobiography, life philosophy, threesome, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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 5.1
 34K
Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Style: romantic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: teenager, disney, summer camp, love and romance, teenage love, cinderella story, fall in love, teenage girl, camp, friends, musician's life, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: hawaii, china
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 7.7
 12K
High Fidelity (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
Style: inspirational, sincere, atmospheric, funny, light ...
Plot: introspection, musician's life, love affair, music, couple relations, mishap, romantic obsession, friendship, music fan, follow your dream, ex lover, female protagonist ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, abusive husband, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
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 7.4
 107K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, music, child prodigy, orphan, musician, youth, child protagonist, childhood, musician's life, orphanage, genius, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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 6.9
 25K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, teenager, friendship, hollywood, high school life, teenage life, singer, best friends, music, lifestyle, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.5
 946
Taking 5 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just when BFFs Gabby and Devon have a chance to get the hottest band to perform a free concert at Highland High, their plan goes up in smoke... literally. Desperate not to be labeled losers for life they resort to plan B: kidnap the band! Now ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, romantic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, musician's life, youth, music band, love and romance, disorder, teenage life, lifestyle, performer's life, artists and showbiz, kidnapping, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: surreal, humorous, sitcom, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, folk, buddies, music band, roommate, goofy hero, odd couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rock, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new zealand, usa
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Julie and the Phantoms (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms -- a trio of ghostly guys -- become the band they were never able to be.
Style: sweet, entertaining, light, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: pop star, celebrity, performance, talented, musician's life, teenage girl, music band, teenager, first love, schoolgirl, love and romance, friendship ...
Place: usa
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, music, racism, rapper, rap, rags to riches, gang, gangsters, police brutality, musician's life, fighting the system, aids ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1989, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin, usa ...
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Big Time Movie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 68 min.
Story: In Big Time Movie, the guys must tap their inner spy as their adventure finds them driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters, while trying to make it to their first world tour concert on time. Hot on their trail are evil henchmen named ...
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining, road movie
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, music band, musical tour, musician's life, fame, music, partners, lifestyle, chase, courage, success ...
Place: big ben london, buckingham palace
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