Songwriter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant songwriter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with songwriter, musician, musician's life, music, singer, love, artists and showbiz, song, love and romance and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
songwriter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as songwriter: Grace of My Heart (1996), Blaze (2018), Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010), American Pop (1981), I Saw the Light (2015), Lost Transmissions (2019), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), I Can Only Imagine (2018), Music and Lyrics (2007), Austin & Ally (2011).

List of songwriter movies

Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, strong female presence ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
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Blaze (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, realistic
Plot: country music, musician, songwriter, guitarist, rise and fall, society, multiple storylines, love story, guitar playing, legend, travel, friendship ...
Place: usa, austin texas
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
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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: jazz, music, jazz band, music hall, songwriter, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, san francisco, europe ...
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I Saw the Light (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, romantic
Plot: country music, singer, husband wife relationship, infidelity, songwriter, marriage, country singer, drinking, divorce, womanizer, radio show, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, new york
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Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, social realism, disturbing ...
Plot: schizophrenia, older woman younger man, medication, music industry, record producer, songwriter, mental institution, help, friendship, schizophrenic, mental illness, mental disorders ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events, dramatic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, near death experience, kgb, actor, drug addiction, songwriter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
Style: christian film, sincere, touching, thought provoking, based on true events
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician, father son relationship, singer, religion, songwriter, folklore, death of father, multiple time frames, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christianity, song, autobiography ...
Time: year 1985, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, nashville tennessee
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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, desire for fame, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
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Austin & Ally (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy about the unique relationship between a young songwriter, Ally Dawson, and Austin Moon, the overnight internet sensation who gains sudden notoriety after performing one of Ally's songs. Austin and Ally struggle with how to maintain and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sitcom, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, artists and showbiz, youth, teenage life, rising to stardom, friends, music, shyness, friendship, singer, conservative, music store ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
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Close Enough (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A surreal take on transitioning from 20-something to 30-something centering on a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.
Style: surreal, adult animation, psychedelic, entertaining, sitcom ...
Plot: parenthood, marriage, adulthood, family relations, flatmate, divorced couple, songwriter, kindergarten, slice of life, swearing, eccentric family, programmer ...
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Barracuda (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sinaloa hitchhikes into Texas to meet Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. As the two get to know each other, Sinaloa's chaotic influence starts to unravel Merle's quiet, comfortable life. While the family ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: half sister, mother daughter relationship, songwriter, female singer, sister sister relationship, family problems, musician's life, female rivalry, women, sister, musician, female protagonist ...
Place: austin texas
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Hometown Holiday (2018)
Genre: Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Krista is starting this New Year with a new business and a resolution to be more selective with who she dates. When Krista meets Ryan Rourke, an entertainment lawyer from LA, the two really hit it off. Ryan is in her hometown to sign a local rancher ...
Style: light, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: country singer, father son relationship, songwriter, sister sister relationship, wedding, christmas, romance, friendship, love, family relations, holiday, couples ...
Place: los angeles
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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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Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: musician, pop culture, poetry, poet, songwriter, marital problem, musician's life, music, rock singer, memorial service, loss of sibling, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
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I Still Believe (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, youth, fall in love, sex, romance, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, songwriter, fictional biography, friendship, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
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Gundermann (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
Style: captivating
Plot: songwriter, rehearsal, rock band, musician, rising to stardom, musician's life, glory, music, music band, marital infidelity, stasi, miner ...
Time: year 1975, year 1992
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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London Town (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 14-year old boy’s life changes forever when his estranged mother introduces him to the music of The Clash in 1979 London.
Style: psychological, tense, contemplative, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: rock band, teenage protagonist, songwriter, accident, riot, family relations, mother son relationship, parents and children, friends, society, youth, cross dressing ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
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The Liar and His Lover (2017)
Genre: Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Kang Han-Kyeol is a great yet sullen composer who becomes inspired by the voices of others and keeps his identity secret from people. He meets Yoon So-Rim, a high school student who possesses beautiful singing, whilst under his secret identity, and ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sweet, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: composer, romance, music industry, muse, songwriter, love affair, couple relations, friendship, hopes, fall in love, love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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Hit 'n Strum (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After committing a hit and run, a beautiful career woman attempts to clear her conscience by befriending her victim, a homeless but talented street musician.
Style: psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure, touching
Plot: father son relationship, street musician, tuberculosis, songwriter, guitarist, friendship, lawyer, recording studio, hit and run, haircut, drum, airplane ...
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De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, lyrical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, lifestyle, musician's life, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: new york, venice, usa, paris france, indiana ...
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The Hard Part Begins (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ups and downs in the life of a country-western singer.
Plot: price of fame, songwriter, ex wife, partner, midlife crisis, middle aged, aging, son, ex husband ex wife relationship, prison, country music, physical abuse ...
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Bald Dog (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Hungarian band plays American rock & roll and blues hits with great enthusiasm and passion, but success seems to avoid them. TV and radio don't play their songs, sometimes even their crowd just sits and sips beer. Something must be ...
Plot: rock band, concert, songwriter, hungarian, blues, rock music, rock and roll, band
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Get Yourself a College Girl (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young music student faces expulsion after her instructors learn she is moonlighting as a pop-music writer.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: songwriter, college, christmas, college life, dancing, skiing, political campaign, composer, election campaign, ski resort, publisher, painter ...
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The Breakup Playlist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A story about an aspiring professional singer and a rock singer who collaborates in a song. As they work on their song, they start to develop feelings for each other.
Plot: songwriter, aspiring singer, breakup, rock, band, musician, song, artist, singer, collaboration, playing guitar, rock singer ...
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The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, youth, young lovers, romance, couple relations, fall in love, actor's life, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, satirical
Plot: small town, ballet, farce, turtle, songwriter, secretary, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
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The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, polio, songwriter, love, lawyer, romance, unfulfillment, young lovers, love and romance, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 70s
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Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, doctors and patients, showbiz, addiction, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, romantic, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, friendship, siblings relations, rising to stardom, chipmunk, young heroes, ambition, music band, computer animation, anthropomorphism, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007
Place: los angeles, usa, cincinnati ohio, paris france, chicago illinois ...
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