Guitar movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant guitar movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, light, serious, clever and melancholic films and TV shows about / with guitar, musician, runaway, storytelling, mentor, music, guitarist, dialogue, culture clash and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as guitar: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Coco (2017), The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014), Tender Mercies (1983), Lemonade Mouth (2011), Walk the Line (2005), August Rush (2007), Beck (2010), Band Aid (2017), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

List of guitar movies

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, music, musician, loneliness, cat, singer, guitar, homeless, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
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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Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, colourful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, musician, life & death, fantasy world, singer, child protagonist, family, music, skeleton ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: mexico
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The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage boy lives with his single mum in a flat in South London. Into the flat below moves an anti-social, former Rock God who faked his death 8 years ago. The teenage boy works out who the mysterious neighbour is and blackmails him into teaching ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neighbor, musician, guitar, family relations, youth, ambition, teenage life, rock, teaching the ways of the world, desire for fame, loner, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, friendship, performance, young people, lifestyle, family, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, rock and roll, profanity, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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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, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, child prodigy, musician's life, orphanage, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
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Beck (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Yukio is your average high school student who spends his days going to class and avoiding bullies. That is until he meets Ryusuke, a guitar prodigy. Together with Taira, Chiba, and Saku they form the rock band BECK. As their popularity increases so ...
Style: visually appealing, light, captivating, unusual plot structure
Audience: teens
Plot: band, rock band, teenage girl, high school, teenage boy, guitar, guitarist, teenager, youth, profanity, long haired male, drums ...
Place: japan
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Band Aid (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
Style: humorous, sincere, light, sentimental, captivating
Plot: relationship problems, neighbor, music, husband wife relationship, band, marriage, singing, dysfunctional marriage, drummer, guitar, love and romance, marriage counselor ...
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, creativity, magic, storytelling, sword, talking animals, origami, adventure, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, feudal japan
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Charlie & Boots (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Hogan plays Charlie McFarland and Shane Jacobson plays his estranged son, Boots. After a family tragedy Charlie and Boots try and put their differences aside and head off on the road trip of a lifetime - from regional Victoria to the Cape York ...
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, humorous, contemplative
Plot: road trip, family relations, female singer, country singer, countryside, guitar, loss of wife, country music, farmer, on the road, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: australia
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I Am Not What You Want (2001)
Genre: Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Rick was kicked out of his home because of his homosexuality, and takes refuge in the home of his friend Mark. Living under the same roof, these youths realize they have more in common than they thought. But will it lead to heartwarming or ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, serious
Plot: friends in love, friendship, love, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, coming out, dysfunctional family, musician, guitar, unsupportive parent, leaving home, flatmate ...
Place: hong kong
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Texas Lightning (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A tough, macho, truck driver decides to make his soft son more manly by taking him hunting. They vacation and go to a honky tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.
Plot: musician, guitar, beer drinking, camouflage, gas station, jeans, rape, budweiser, pay phone, bar, telephone call, female nudity ...
Place: texas
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Rock Dog (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: China, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, singing, rock, musician, village, cat, father son relationship, fame, inspiration, adventure, music, success ...
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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, ambition, musician's life, misfit, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, fish out of water, prison life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
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Wild Guitar (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young rock & roll hopeful is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company.
Style: realistic, serious, psychotronic, art house
Plot: cult, guitar, artists and showbiz, youth, ambition, friends, innocence lost, music, manipulations, rising to stardom, musician's life, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: south dakota, california
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, idiotic, absurd ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, rock, musician, friendship, farce, obsessive quest, rock star, devil, desire for fame, odd couple, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
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FLCL (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
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Story: In this 6-part mini-series, a 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
Style: stylized, psychedelic, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, coming of age, stranger, tomboy, youth, friendship, monster, alien, psychedelia, robot, baseball, parody ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, hitman, musician, dark hero, drug lord, loss of loved one, fall in love, dangerous attraction, one against many, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, hopes, alcoholic, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, phoenix arizona, new mexico, houston texas ...
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Because I Said So (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sentimental, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: matchmaking, love and romance, family relations, looking for love, mother daughter relationship, fall in love, love triangle, single father, mother, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: rivalry, friendship, band, drummer, monkey, guitar, friends, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, tennessee, alabama ...
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, sent to the past, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, teenager, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, teenager, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, guitar, photograph, body painting, music, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
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Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, catastrophe, airplane accident, survival, aviation, rescue, guitar, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, united states, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa ...
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, rise and fall, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, womanizer, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed childrens folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, fall in love, society, chess, lawsuit, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter estrangement, guitar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, senegal, africa
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