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, serious, dramatic, captivating, inspirational and feel good films and TV shows about / with musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, musician, singer, singing, storytelling, mentor, runaway and lifestyle plots mostly in Music, Drama and Biography 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), Walk the Line (2005), Whiplash (2014), Control (2007), The Devil's Violinist (2013), Begin Again (2013), Amadeus (1984), Almost Famous (2000), Cadillac Records (2008), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

List of musician's life movies

 7.7
 136K
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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 230K
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, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, accident, musician, profanity, couple relations, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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 8.5
 691K
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, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, mentor, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, musician, music conductor, jazz band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 61K
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, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, musician, epilepsy, singer, music band, depression, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: musician's life, violinist, rise to the top, deal with the devil, womanizer, music, rising to stardom, ambition, genius, female nudity, success, composer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, london
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 7.4
 140K
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.3
 361K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, 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: stylized, captivating, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, musician's life, prodigy, music, composer, character study, obsession, emperor, classical music, genius, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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 7.9
 248K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, music, journalism, musician, rock, music band, fame, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california ...
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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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, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, performance, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 109K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, street musician, music, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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 7.1
 245K
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: captivating, gloomy, lyrical, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, underdog, follow your dream, music, street gang, musician's life, white rapper, urban ghetto life, human spirit, contests and competitions, racial slur, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 7.9
 83K
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, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
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 7.1
 35K
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: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
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, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, love and romance, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, disguise, prodigy, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, police brutality, rapper, rap, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, detroit, milwaukee wisconsin, usa ...
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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, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, friendship between men, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1970 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, atlanta georgia, edinburgh scotland ...
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 5.2
 30K
Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenager, teenage love, singing, love and romance, friends, cinderella story, fall in love, musician's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, hawaii
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 5.7
 869
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
Plot: teenage love, music band, musician's life, love and romance, disorder, teenage life, lifestyle, concert, high school, kidnapping, youth, performer's life ...
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.
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: humorous, surreal, atmospheric, rockumentary, not serious ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, roommate, buddies, music band, music, folk, lifestyle, odd couple, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
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 7.6
 81K
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, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, california ...
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 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 6K
Leto (2018)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, romantic, atmospheric, light, breathtaking
Plot: music band, musician's life, rock, youth, husband wife relationship, drinking, destiny, bare breasts, threesome, musician, autobiography, alcohol ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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 5.1
 36K
Hannah Montana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: secret identity, double life, high school, teenage life, friendship, music, love and romance, musician's life, family, siblings relations, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, tennessee, malibu california
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Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: orchestra, classical music, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, performance, hotshot, teacher, drugs/alcohol, career, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.8
 4K
Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, addiction, love, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, morocco, london
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Music and Lyrics (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sweet, light, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, romance, musician's life, fall in love, singer, romancing partners, career, band, showbiz, love and romance, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
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Jem and the Holograms (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Four aspiring musicians will take the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, best friends, artists and showbiz, music band, secret identity, fame, family relations, youth, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.2
 15K
Metalocalypse (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers around the larger than life death metal band Dethklok, and often ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, artists and showbiz, parody, intrigue, popularity, musician, graphic violence, band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, society, parents and children, peasant, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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