Classical music movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant classical music movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, touching, melancholic and stylized films and TV shows about / with classical music, music, musician, artists and showbiz, musician's life, mentor, storytelling, friendship, piano and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as classical music: A Late Quartet (2012), Mozart in the Jungle (2014), Paganini (1989), The Concert (2009), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Copying Beethoven (2006), Amadeus (1984), The Flying Machine (2011), Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009), 4 Minutes (2006).

List of classical music movies

A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: classical music, aging, rehearsal, musician's life, ego clash, friendship, intrigue, overcoming, anniversary, marital problem, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, 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: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, teacher, performance, hotshot, sex, drugs/alcohol, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, music, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, older man younger woman, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, violin, death of protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
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The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: classical music, russian, creativity, orchestra, music, concert, performance, music band, prodigy, redemption, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, russia, paris france, israel
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, composer, classical music, school, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, hopes, power relations, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: musician, composer, performance, pianist, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, germany
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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: captivating, stylized, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, musician's life, envy, prodigy, emperor, music, composer, obsession, character study, genius, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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The Flying Machine (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Poland, China, India, Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.
Style: stylized, exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, imaginary, parents and children, escapades, family relations, classical music, grand piano, youth, flying machine
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, couple relations, rivalry, youth, romance, friendship, orchestra, classical music, underdog, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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4 Minutes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: women's prison, prison life, prison, piano, prodigy, teachers and students, haunted by the past, hopes, musician's life, pianist, female friendship, classical music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, pianist, mouse, music, couple relations, friendship, imaginary, buddies, orchestra, classical music, art, apprentice ...
Time: 1930s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, europe, italy, grand central station manhattan new york city
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The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: monk, musician, monastery, auction, violin, romance, obsessive quest, collector, obsession, classical music, husband wife relationship, orphan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: montreal, beijing china, shanghai, oxford university, vienna
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Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: music, orphan, teachers and students, dedicated educator, school, singing, talent, choir, youth, power relations, troubled teen, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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The Page Turner (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: nanny, audition, lesbian love, older woman younger woman relationship, revenge, vengeance, friendship, family relations, parents and children, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, world war two, genocide, anti semitism, nazism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Portrait of a Knight (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Portrait of a Knight is a musical romance about the way in which historic ideals inform contemporary urban life. Rachel is a young archivist living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. Feeling alone and disconnected from life, she projects her ...
Plot: gallery, painting, classical music, chivalry, portrait, magic, romance, knight, opera
Place: new zealand
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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, parents and children, infidelity, love triangle, cure, youth, family problems, love and romance, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
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Mahler (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins on a train journey with Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) and his wife Alma (Georgina Hale) confronting their failing marriage. The story is then recounted in a series of flashbacks (some of which are surrealistic and nightmarish), ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, classical music, prodigy, haunted by the past, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, musician's life, family problems, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
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The Eye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, danger, eye, seeing dead people, woman in danger, ghost, blindness, supernatural, demon, fear, supernatural ability, panic attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
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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, captivating, serious, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: musician's life, violinist, rise to the top, womanizer, rising to stardom, music, ambition, genius, deal with the devil, female nudity, success, composer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, semi serious, adult animation ...
Plot: music, jazz, music hall, songwriter, jazz band, music business, love and romance, musician's life, parents and children, family relations, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, russia, europe, new york, san francisco ...
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The Perfection (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: envy, child rape, musician, amputation, revenge, amputee, female musician, cello, lesbian, female nudity, rivalry, female friendship ...
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pianist, going straight, gangsters, crimes, hopes, family relations, follow your dream, teachers and students, gang war, parents and children, power relations, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, china
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, boarding school, singer, music, orphan, friendship, musician, childhood, boss, children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, england
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Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, retired, retirement home life, aging, opera, musician, reconciliation, retirement home, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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The Piano Forest (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Musical
Country: Japan, Italy
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, school, friends, teenage boy, trial, grand piano, playing piano, stubbornness, contest, in the woods, coming of age, child prodigy ...
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Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: stylized, uplifting, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: pianist, friendship, music, contests and competitions, depression, parent child relationship, loss of parent, love and romance, boy genius, death of parent, schoolboy, middle school ...
Place: japan
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Little Einsteins (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Story: A group of musically gifted and ethnically diverse children travel around the world in an artificially intelligent rocket named Rocket.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, educational
Audience: kids
Plot: children, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, magical creature, friends, siblings relations, painting, youth, artists and showbiz, family, babies and infants, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Your Lie in April (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arima Kousei won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kousei has been unable to hear the sound of his piano. He then meets ...
Plot: music, classical music, violinist, leg, pianist, mini skirt, school uniform, legs, violin, piano, japanese schoolgirl, short skirt ...
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The Wisdom Tree (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Three very different people — a quantum physicist, a neuroscientist (Sheetal Sheth), and an FBI agent — find themselves drawn into a spiraling mystery. Confronted with a mysterious car accident, the three must interpret clues that defy common ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: classical music, parallel universe, consciousness, spirituality
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