Music business movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant music business movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, feel good, semi serious and harsh films and TV shows about / with music business, music, artists and showbiz, singer, ambition, musician, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and musician's life plots mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as music business: Vinyl (2016), Be Cool (2005), American Pop (1981), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Kill Your Friends (2015), Spike Island (2012), La Bamba (1987), Cadillac Records (2008), Almost Famous (2000), Laurel Canyon (2002).

List of music business movies

 7.8
 22K
Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music, music business, showbiz, historical character, ambition, blackmail, mafia, disco, drugs/alcohol, rock band, racism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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 5.7
 67K
Be Cool (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music exec on the way.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: widow, music business, cons and scams, musician's life, crime, crimes, gangsters, russian mafia, recording studio, pawnshop, nightclub, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 7.3
 4K
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: captivating, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, adult animation ...
Plot: music, jazz, music hall, jazz band, 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, europe, italy ...
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
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Kill Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: killer, murder, music industry, music business, ambition, criminal, psychopath, secret, rivalry, plan gone wrong, criminal as protagonist, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1981, year 1996 ...
Place: london, new york, edinburgh scotland, mississippi, germany ...
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 6.3
 4K
Spike Island (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, music band, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth, music business, band ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, liverpool, manchester
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 6.9
 29K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
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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, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, 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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 7.9
 254K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock, music, journalism, musician, fame, family relations, singer, music band, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, boston, los angeles, new york ...
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 6.4
 16K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, disorder, couples, rock, estrangement, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, artists and showbiz, singer, music business, arms dealer, teenage girl, scandal, television show, singing, father daughter relationship, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, usa
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 6.6
 9K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, friendship, infidelity, romance, looking for love, fall in love, music, black romance, couples, music business, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, san francisco
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 7.2
 84K
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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 7.3
 663
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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Unter Deutschen Betten (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Linda was a one hit wonder as a pop singer. She never managed to follow up her early success and now her producer and boyfriend Friedrich has taken on a new and younger starlet while Linda has to take up her former cleaning lady's offer to work ...
Style: psychological, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: music business, washed up star, female singer, record producer, woman, songwriting, aunt niece relationship, humiliation, man in bathtub, female sitting on a toilet, broken arm, blow job ...
Place: germany, munich germany
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They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sloan McBride is an 1980s music star who is trying to hold on to her career. She hires Jenny as her assistant and Jenny seems to be the perfect employee. However, Jenny is actually planning her revenge because she blames Sloan for ruining her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, vengeance, rise and fall, ambition, musician's life, rivalry, showbiz, deadly, crimes, love and romance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.4
 38K
Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: music, hip hop, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rapper, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, workplace, couple relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.4
 3K
Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hip hop, hip hop culture, rapper, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, musician's life, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
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 7.7
 21K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, buddies, music band, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, singer, bohemian life, musician's life, bittersweet ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
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Brothers of the Head (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: perversion, twins, family relations, music band, friends, human nature, siblings relations, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, usa, europe, los angeles, london
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 6.0
 704
Vinyl (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on true events. When a new record by an old band is turned down by ageist record companies, the veteran punk band assemble a group of youngsters to stand in for them, and fool the music industry.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: reunion, satire, music band, youth, hidden identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, shallowness, rock, reunited friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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 7.1
 278K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, music band, female protagonist, young people, contests and competitions, competition, youth, singing competition, friends, performance, college life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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 7.1
 251K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, urban ghetto life, success, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, factory worker, white rapper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: business, sex scene, rock and roll, youth culture, counterculture, music business, illness, father son relationship, epilepsy, love, friendship, friend ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: helsinki finland
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 4.3
 733
Ride or Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A slick private eye (Duane Martin) set out to investigate the death of a young rapper, only to find himself knee-deep in drugs, guns, and double crosses. Vivica A. Fox and real-life rappers Jadakiss and Sticky Fingaz co-star.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, vengeance, gangsters, musician's life, deadly, buddies, rivalry, hitman, music business, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary
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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The ...
Style: satirical, funny, absurd, stylized, idiotic ...
Plot: pop star, celebrity, musician, concert, fame, parody, music video, music business, music, storytelling, dumb, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, united states ...
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Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A sci-fi anime House-musical movie collaboration between Daft Punk--and their music--and designer Leiji Matsumoto. During the recording of their DISCOVERY album and using the themes of sci-fi celebrity, decadence and space travel, Daft Punk--with ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, lyrical, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, space and aliens, space travel, adventure, rising to stardom, musician's life, escapades, dishonesty, lifestyle, ambition, benign alien ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.1
 270K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, music band, rock band, teachers and students, rock music, music, musician, school, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 3.9
 7K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, against the odds, odd couple, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nightclub, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, music business, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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