Best Music Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Music Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: feel good, realistic, interesting, touching, twists and turns and humorous. Plot: musician, music, singer, storytelling, mentor, runaway, artists and showbiz, dialogue, destiny and redemption. Genre: Music, Drama and Comedy. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Music Movies
Best Music Movies
TOP Movies: Soul (2020), Whiplash (2014), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Coco (2017), A Star is Born (2018), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Sound of Metal (2019), La La Land (2016), 8 Mile (2002), Green Book (2018), Pitch Perfect (2012), Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016), School of Rock (2003), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), The Rocker (2008), Work It (2020), August Rush (2007), The Wedding Singer (1998).

List of Best Movies

 8.2
 109K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, touching
Plot: self discovery, out of body experience, teacher, meaning of life, change in lifestyle, musician, jazz, life & death, teaching the ways of the world, acceptance, death, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york
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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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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
Plot: blues, band, lesbian relationship, lgbt, recording studio, blues music, trumpet player, singer, music band, layoff, recording session, injury ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, gay, fame, aids, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1984 ...
Place: england, britain, atlanta georgia, munich germany, edinburgh scotland ...
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 8.4
 376K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, colourful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, boy, life after death, childhood, musician, life & death, fantasy world, singer, child protagonist, music, family, ghost ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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 7.6
 331K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, pop star, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
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 6.4
 142K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, strong female presence, social relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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Sound of Metal (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, melancholic, psychological, realistic
Plot: drums, deafness, drummer, musician's life, music, ambition, emotional abuse, loneliness, society, art, redemption, deaf ...
Place: missouri, paris france
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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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 7.1
 249K
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, gloomy, lyrical, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, white rapper, urban ghetto life, success, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 8.2
 369K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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 7.1
 276K
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: music band, rivalry, young people, female protagonist, competition, youth, friends, singing competition, performance, lifestyle, young woman, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, creativity, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.1
 267K
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: humorous, inspirational, funny, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: rock band, music band, teacher, musician, rock music, teachers and students, music, youth, rock and roll, society, school, rock musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, rap, police brutality, rapper, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, ohio ...
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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
Genre: Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Taylor delivers the concert event of the year. Filmed at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in front of 76,000 fans, The 1989 World Tour - Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop star in the world. Filled with great music, an electrifying ...
Style: visually appealing, concert film, feel good, light, entertaining
Plot: singer, concert, pop music, pop culture, music, pop star, pop singer, dancer, female protagonist, song, dancing, modern dance ...
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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group ...
Style: touching, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, female singer, group of friends, rise to the top, follow your dream, music band, singing competition, young people, dream, company, women, song ...
Place: france, paris france
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 6.2
 37K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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 6.1
 9K
Work It (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vows to get into her late father's alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: black man white woman relationship, netflix, dancing, high school life, teenage girl, interracial friendship, society, teenage boy, party, youth, rehearsal, erection ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 103K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, child prodigy, musician's life, orphanage, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
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The Wedding Singer (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robbie, a local rock star turned wedding singer, is dumped on the day of his wedding. Meanwhile, waitress Julia finally sets a wedding date with her fiancée Glenn. When Julia and Robbie meet and hit it off, they find that things are more ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love story, fall in love, wedding, infidelity, marriage proposal, romance, looking for love, friends, dishonesty, couple relations, music band, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: new jersey, usa, nevada, hawaii
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 7.6
 435K
Baby Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: getaway driver, car chase, bank robbery, heist, cars, car, sign language, romance, music, gunfight, twists & turns, chase ...
Time: year 1998, 2010s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: atlanta, atlanta georgia, usa
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 7.7
 126K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, coming of age, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, singer, fame, success, pianist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
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 8.5
 725K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, warsaw poland
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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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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Iceland, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, singer, musician, singing, artistic, music band, performer's life, musician's life, show tunes, hopes, farce, dream ...
Time: 2020s
Place: iceland, edinburgh scotland
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 7.0
 144K
Wayne's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: heavy metal, music, satire, ex couple relations, musician, power relations, manager, living with parents, singer, fan, friends, sleazy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, experimental, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, isolation, teacher, racial slur, police brutality, nightmare, wall, rock star, childhood, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, exploitation, abuse, nervous breakdown, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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