Blues movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant blues movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, humorous, touching and stylized films and TV shows about / with blues, music, blues music, musician, singer, friends, friendship, artists and showbiz, musician's life and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as blues: Honeydripper (2007), Bessie (2015), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Ghost World (2001), Killer Diller (2004), Cadillac Records (2008), Leadbelly (1976), The Blues Brothers (1980), Black Snake Moan (2006), Crossroads (1986).

List of blues movies

 6.7
 2K
Honeydripper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: blues, music, rise and fall, friendship, prodigy, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, love triangle, club, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.7
 4K
Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, rise to the top, musician's life, blues music, artists and showbiz, music, ambition, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, black lgbt, female protagonist, black woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, tennessee, new york, southern usa
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, on the road, music, prison, soul music, starting over, adventure, rivalry, buddies, orphan, loan ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, louisiana, usa
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 7.3
 118K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, coming-of-age, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
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 6.7
 405
Killer Diller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: blues, autism, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, fish out of water, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, misfit, prison life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
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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, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
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 7.2
 653
Leadbelly (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he ...
Style: emotional, rough, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: blues, blues music, social differences, life is a bitch, society, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, injustice, folk, interracial relations, cotton ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, car chase, nun, shopping mall, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, exploitation, abuse, nervous breakdown, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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 7.1
 15K
Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: captivating, road movie, light, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, on the road, deal with the devil, music, friends, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, obsessive quest, destiny, supernatural, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, california
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 7.7
 143K
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, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, boston, tokyo, san francisco ...
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 6.3
 6K
Hounddog (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child molester, blues, domestic violence, life is a bitch, family problems, escape from reality, youth, music, solace, oldies, child's point of view ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, small town life, terminal illness, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
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Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, blues, dangerous attraction, social differences, love and romance, couples, family problems, discrimination, society, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.5
 2K
Memphis Beat (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Memphis Beat is an American drama series that debuted on TNT on June 22, 2010 and ended on August 16, 2011. Memphis Beat was officially canceled on October 14, 2011.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: police detective, police investigation, blues, police station, policewoman, family relations, law enforcement, workplace, parents and children, chief of police, boss and employee, officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, southern usa
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.
Style: suspense, uplifting, rough, serious, based on true events
Plot: blues, black american, stuttering, fired from the job, street life, bigger dreams, pianist, musician, female protagonist, african american, promise, racism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., detroit, georgia, memphis ...
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, bittersweet, tragic hero, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, baltimore, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.9
 98K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, jazz, future dystopia, escapades, friendship, space travel, neo-noir, hacker, buddies, fighting crime, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a ...
Style: stylized, epic, captivating, semi serious, colourful ...
Plot: mistrust, monk, jazz, duty, martyr, long distance relationship, suspicion, gossip, imaginary, exile, leaving home, ancient ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
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Redemption Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friends, on the road, self discovery, friendship, music, musician's life, haunted by the past, blues, americana, alcohol abuse, journey, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, alabama, nashville tennessee
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 3.3
 322
Big City Blues (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates, a beautiful prostitute.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: blues, hitman, prostitute, s&m, swat team, urban, city life, misfit, crimes, gender, partners, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
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 5.6
 344
Bus Palladium (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lucas, Manu, Philippe, Jacob et Mario s'aiment depuis l'enfance. Ils ont du talent et de l'espoir. Ils rêvent de musique et de gloire. Leur groupe de rock, Lust, connaît un succès grandissant, mais les aspirations de chacun rendent ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: romance, music band, music, youth, artists and showbiz, friendship, rock band, teenage love, blues, jealousy, nightclub, music industry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france
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 7.0
 1K
Blues Harp (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguards growing jealousy ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, danger, nightclub, blues, friendship, prostitute, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, gang, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, okinawa japan
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Gaz Bar Blues (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the small tragedies surrounding the gaz bar, such as ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, contemplative, humorous, realistic
Plot: family business, hopes, single parent, crimes, family problems, human nature, working class, family in crisis, introspection, blues, gas station, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, germany, quebec, east berlin east germany, east berlin
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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: london, munich germany, morocco, paris france
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Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, music band, rebelliousness, friendship, social relations, hopes, ego clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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This Is Elvis (1981)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: concert, showbiz, blues, rock and roll, music, unfulfillment, ambition, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: memphis, las vegas, germany, hawaii, new jersey
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Happy Here and Now (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, woman in danger, riddles and clues, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, crime, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.0
 8K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, performer's life, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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