Jazz movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jazz movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, melancholic, visually appealing and touching films and TV shows about / with jazz, music, musician, artists and showbiz, musician's life, jazz music, runaway, dialogue, lifestyle and couples plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jazz: Ray (2004), Whiplash (2014), Chico & Rita (2010), Cowboy Bebop (1998), La La Land (2016), Bird (1988), The Cotton Club (1984), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Crazy (2008), New York, New York (1977).

List of jazz movies

 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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 8.5
 711K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, desire for fame, mentor, drummer, music, jazz, musician, music conductor, jazz band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 9K
Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, stylized, adult animation ...
Plot: jazz, artist, pianist, deportation, musician's life, young lovers, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, success, love affair, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, las vegas ...
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 8.9
 88K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, outer space, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, buddies, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.0
 502K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz music, jazz musician, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 7.2
 11K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
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The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, nightclub, mafia, gang war, gangsters, music, crime, crimes, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, musician, jazz, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: new york, new orleans
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 6.5
 609
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: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, love and romance, musician's life, cabaret, family problems, couples, musical tour, showbiz, couple relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 5.4
 3K
Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
Style: feel good, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, young lovers, looking for love, couple relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, breakup, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new york
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 6.1
 2K
Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, pianist, artists and showbiz, music, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
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 6.7
 3K
Paris Blues (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: jazz, fall in love, nightclub, friendship, expatriate, composer, musician, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, nightlife ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, friends, human nature, drug abuse, showbiz, comeback, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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 7.0
 312
Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, ambition, hopes, obsessive quest, desire for fame, follow your dream, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 70s
Place: australia, paris france, europe, france, california
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, brother brother relationship, music, romance, family relations, couples, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
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Kids on the Slope (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, jazz, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, music, social relations, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
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Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: jazz, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, aristocracy, high society, lifestyle, backstage, mogul ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
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 8.2
 13K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, musician's life, starting over, lifestyle, life turned upside down, tragic event, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, prince, cinderella story, family, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, transformation, magical, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: solitude, obsession, jazz, life is a bitch, shopping, love and romance, alone, hopes, couples, fall in love, isolation, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, 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, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
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 7.6
 41K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, professor, lawyer, arrest, deportation, immigration, friends, reluctant ...
Place: michigan, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, senegal ...
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, rivalry, musician's life, band, love triangle, brooklyn new york city, jealousy, saxophonist, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 225
Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, murder, women's prison, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, destructive relationship, obsession, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: senegal, africa
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 4.3
 123
Night Owl (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York: Every night the mysterious "Night Owl" goes on the air with her moody radio show. She seems to have an inexplicable influence on some men; several of Julie's friends commit suicide while listening to her voice. She fears for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: jazz, radio show, siren, suicide, paranormal, dangerous attraction, mystery, amateur detective, danger, love affair, curses spells and rituals, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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 6.4
 1K
Mickey One (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former comic is on the run from the mob.
Style: offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, jazz, gangsters, on the run, nightclub, debt, bandit, paranoia, artists and showbiz, chases and races, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, chicago illinois, usa
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 8.1
 45K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, neo noir, gangsters, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, lone wolves, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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