Soul music movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant soul music movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous, serious, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with soul music, music, friendship, lifestyle, dancing, family relations, artists and showbiz, runaway, mentor and musician's life plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soul music: Northern Soul (2014), The Sapphires (2012), Get on Up (2014), The Commitments (1991), Ray (2004), High Fidelity (2000), Dreamgirls (2006), The Blues Brothers (1980), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Black Nativity (2013).

List of soul music movies

Northern Soul (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: soul music, friendship, nightclub, nightlife, youth, society, teenage life, obsession, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, music, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
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 7.0
 13K
The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soul music, music band, vietnam war, family relations, girl group, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, goodhearted, musical tour, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, new south wales, melbourne ...
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 6.9
 22K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, soul music, music band, friendship, audition, backstage, singer, star, profanity, blues, musician, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.7
 138K
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, 60s, 70s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, seattle, montreal, harlem ...
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 7.5
 168K
High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, grunge, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, musician's life, self discovery, rock, music, sexuality, breakup, record store, romance, soul music, crumbling relationship, career ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
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 6.5
 69K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, singing, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, new york, las vegas ...
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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, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, car chase, nun, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, music band, shopping mall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, on the road, music, prison, soul music, starting over, adventure, rivalry, buddies, orphan, band ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
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Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, based on the bible
Plot: christmas, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, miraculous event, pregnancy, soul music, bible, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
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 4.9
 2K
The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: church, ambition, haunted by the past, redemption, relationship vs career, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming, musician's life, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Preaching to the Choir (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Estranged since the death of their parents years ago, twin brothers, Teshawn and Wesley Tucker, have taken radically different paths in life. Wes (Darien Sills-Evans) has become a minister in a Harlem gospel church while Te (Billoah Greene) ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good
Plot: redemption, follow your dream, lifestyle, clergy, musician's life, rivalry, drug dealing, on the run, hopes, ego clash, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 78K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, nightclub, nightlife, desire for fame, dancing, stripper, ambition, burlesque, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
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In a Dark Place (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, nanny, orphan, sexual abuse, mystery, supernatural, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family in danger, school, curses spells and rituals, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, soul music, immigrants, politics, radio dj, murder, friendship, interracial relations, sexual relations, frame up, racism, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: europe, london, england
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 5.8
 995
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nightlife, society, coming of age, youth, friendship, unfulfillment, buddies, music, lifestyle, soul music, small town, young lovers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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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, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems, sex with stepmother, love and romance, estrangement, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
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 7.3
 664
Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, teenage life, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, best friends, showbiz, youth, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Lifeforce Experiment (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sciene fiction directed by Piers Haggard.
Plot: afterlife, soul music, experiment, loss of wife, teddy bear, tunnel, guard dog, scientific experiment, psychic power, human experimentation, young girl, dead boy ...
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Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: factual, captivating, uplifting, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: musician's life, fame, rising to stardom, righting the wronged, female singer, showbiz, fight for justice, racial issues, cult figure, star, black history, music history ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa
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Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, clergy, youth, dishonesty, crimes, society, deadly, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: family problems, follow your dream, ambition, prodigy, hopes, youth, athlete's life, desire for fame, siblings relations, cheerleader, soul music, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, urban, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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 5.8
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, musician's life, rivalry, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, ambition, chorus girl, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.6
 9K
Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, stepmother stepson relationship, cooking, teenage life, maid, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, lifestyle, youth, countryside ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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The Proud Family (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: "The Proud Family" follows the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl who's doing her best to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. Penny's every encounter inevitably spirals into ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sitcom, multicultural ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, parents and children, friendship, family life, lifestyle, youth, best friends, teenage love, siblings relations, high school, teenage life, r&b ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, human spirit, true love, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1988, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
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The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: church choir, small town, music, friendship, disorder, last wish, music band, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppet, puppets, ufo, family, heroic mission, rescue, benign alien, chases and races, heroes ...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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