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: realistic, feel good, captivating, interesting, inspirational and touching. Plot: musician, music, runaway, storytelling, singer, mentor, singing, artists and showbiz, dancing and dialogue. Genre: Music, Drama and Comedy. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Music Movies
Best Music Movies
TOP Movies: Ray (2004), 8 Mile (2002), Whiplash (2014), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Music and Lyrics (2007), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), A Star is Born (2018), La La Land (2016), Coco (2017), Almost Famous (2000), Amadeus (1984), School of Rock (2003), Clouds (2020), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Rocketman (2019), Dirty Dancing (1987), Sound of Metal (2019), Soul (2020), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020), Green Book (2018).

List of Best Movies

 7.7
 142K
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, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, los angeles, new york, montreal ...
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 7.1
 262K
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, success, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, urban ghetto life, family relations, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 8.5
 757K
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: follow your dream, obsession, teachers and students, mentor, musician's life, music, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, musician, teaching the ways of the world, music teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, hopes, romance, ambition, contests and competitions, escape from reality, social climbing, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
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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, desire for fame, love and romance, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
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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, rough, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: singer, rock band, musician, gay, music band, fame, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, aids, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: england, britain, atlanta georgia, munich germany, edinburgh scotland ...
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 7.6
 353K
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, touching, uplifting, rockumentary, captivating ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
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 8.0
 533K
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: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 8.4
 425K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
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, funny, colourful, feel good ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, family, musician, fantasy world, life & death, singer, child protagonist, skeleton, afterlife ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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 7.9
 264K
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 band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
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 8.3
 380K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, genius, success, composer, character study, emperor, classical music, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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 7.1
 285K
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, teachers and students, music band, rock band, rock music, music, musician, school, guitarist, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 8K
Clouds (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
Style: compassionate, heartbreaking, touching, romantic, sentimental
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, teenager, star crossed lovers, dealing with death, teenage love, follow your dream, dream, love and romance, hopes, dying, destiny ...
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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, parody ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, singer, fame, musical tour, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
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 7.3
 155K
Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, gay slur, pianist, gay protagonist, singer, rock star, rising to stardom, boy, suicide attempt, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, california, australia, new york, london ...
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 7.0
 213K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, teenage love, love and romance, dancer, youth, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 101K
Sound of Metal (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, melancholic, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: drums, deafness, sign language, music, emotional abuse, musician's life, ambition, art, society, redemption, loneliness, deaf ...
Place: missouri, paris france
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 8.1
 272K
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, touching, philosophical, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, self discovery, life & death, acceptance, musician, life, teaching the ways of the world, jazz, lifestyle change, life after death, afterlife, death ...
Place: new york
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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, rough, serious, uplifting
Plot: blues, bigger dreams, promise, songwriter, black american, fired from the job, african american, racism, storytelling, female protagonist, pianist, street life ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, memphis, birmingham alabama ...
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 8.2
 420K
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, road movie, captivating, feel good, funny ...
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, racism, blacks and whites, friend, musician, racial slur, road trip, prejudice, chauffeur, journey, racial prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, ohio, kentucky ...
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 5.4
 44K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, dance, love and romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, teenagers, sexual harassment, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
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 6.1
 14K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity, fall in love, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, love, pop star, happy ending, teenage life, school dance, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, malibu california
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 7.0
 113K
Green Room (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: brutality, skinhead, murder, survival, punk band, escape, friendship, heroin, violence, blood, punk, gore ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 6.4
 148K
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, friendship, best friends, music, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, social relations, friends, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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 8.5
 765K
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, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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 7.7
 130K
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: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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 7.2
 86K
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: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, financial problem, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, nashville tennessee, new mexico, houston texas ...
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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, gangster, music, rapper, musician's life, rap, racism, police brutality, rags to riches, gang, feud, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1986 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, new york ...
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 7.8
 51K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 288K
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: friends, rivalry, music band, young people, contests and competitions, female protagonist, youth, singing competition, performance, lifestyle, female friendship, singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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