Films about Musicians or Music

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1. Song Without End (1960)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Sir Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.

Directors: Charles Vidor, George Cukor | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison

Votes: 546

2. We Are the Best! (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark

Votes: 9,334 | Gross: $0.18M

3. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 27,244 | Gross: $7.44M

4. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,185

5. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015–2016)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Music

A middle-aged once famous rock singer, who desperately wants his glory days back, finds out he has a talented daughter, who wants to reunite and front his old band - and date his guitar player. They're dysfunctional, but they don't care.

Stars: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 3,036

6. I Saw the Light (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Music

47 Metascore

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 5,715 | Gross: $1.65M

7. Don't Need You (2005 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kerri Koch | Stars: Mark Andersen, Dasha Bikceem, Bratmobile, Sharon Cheslow

Votes: 95

8. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,136 | Gross: $8.41M

9. What We Do Is Secret (2007)

R | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

54 Metascore

A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

Director: Rodger Grossman | Stars: Shane West, Rick Gonzalez, Bijou Phillips, Noah Segan

Votes: 1,697 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $9.09M

11. The Amazing Nina Simone (2015)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

With musical proclamations like 'Mississippi Goddam' and an iconic style, Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff L. Lieberman | Stars: Eric Burdon, Leopoldo Fleming, Martha Flowers, Nikki Giovanni

Votes: 53

12. Interlude in Prague (2017)

103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The incredible tale of Mozart's Prague years.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Purefoy, Samantha Barks, Morfydd Clark

Votes: 336

13. Rock Me: The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Story

Biography | Announced

The Godmother of Rock-and-Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, revolutionizes gospel music and the electric guitar when she tours cross country with her singing partner and eventual lover, Madame Marie Knight, at the beginning of the rock era.

14. Maria by Callas (2017)

PG | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis

Votes: 995 | Gross: $1.27M

15. Callas

Biography, Drama, Music | Pre-production

A biopic about the operatic star, Maria Callas.

Director: Niki Caro | Star: Noomi Rapace

16. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

93 Metascore

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks

Votes: 3,023

17. Blaze (2018)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 1,629 | Gross: $0.07M

18. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

70 Metascore

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Stars: M.I.A., Madonna, Bill Maher, Nicki Minaj

Votes: 1,247 | Gross: $0.23M

19. Django (2017)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.

Director: Etienne Comar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Vox Lux (2018)

R | 114 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director: Brady Corbet | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 10,160 | Gross: $0.73M

21. Mantra: Sounds into Silence (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Music

A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting, that focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing ... See full summary »

Directors: Georgia Wyss, Wari OM | Stars: Angelika Baumbach, Gaura Vani Buchwald, Krishna Das, Caren Fine

Votes: 65

22. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Apl.de.Ap, Dan Auerbach, Lisa Michelle Axelrod, Scott Barretta

Votes: 463 | Gross: $0.23M

23. Howlers of the Dock (1960)

83 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

Follows the adventures of a group of friends, teddy boys and rock and roll chicks whose crazy, fun-loving habits inspire jiving from some of Rome's citizens, and bitter complants from ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Adriano Celentano, Mina, Joe Sentieri, Elke Sommer

Votes: 65

24. B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015)

92 min | Documentary, Music

Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything... See full summary »

Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck | Stars: Andi, Bela B., Blixa Bargeld, Ben Becker

Votes: 1,591

25. Her Smell (2018)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn

Votes: 1,461 | Gross: $0.26M

26. Teen Spirit (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music

57 Metascore

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Director: Max Minghella | Stars: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe, Zlatko Buric

Votes: 3,452 | Gross: $0.44M

27. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

48 Metascore

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Votes: 6,975 | Gross: $0.25M



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