Music: LIST OF 356 FILMS ABOUT OR INVOLVING MUSICIANS, SINGERS, DANCERS OR COMPOSERSby Kodi-Lists | created - 21 Sep 2017 | updated - 07 Jan 2018 | Public
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1. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Votes: 342,036 | Gross: $51.97M
2. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 21,903 | Gross: $9.91M
3. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,924 | Gross: $1.72M
4. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
5. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.
Votes: 7,627 | Gross: $14.36M
6. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Votes: 25,694 | Gross: $54.22M
7. The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band.
9. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 65,001 | Gross: $103.37M
10. Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story (1983 TV Movie)
89 min | Biography, Drama, Music
TV movie based on the singer's life, under his mother's thumb, competing with the ghost of one of the most famous singers in C&W music history, and aspiring to rise above it all.
11. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 78,847 | Gross: $35.18M
12. Light of Day (1987)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music
A pair of siblings must choose whether to pursue their dream of touring with their rock band or support their family and stay in Cleveland, Ohio.
Votes: 2,354 | Gross: $10.49M
14. Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
The true life story of famed singer Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat 'King' Cole. Gripping drama of her struggle with addiction and living in her father's shadow while still maintaining her own celebrity status.
15. Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.
Votes: 1,126 | Gross: $5.51M
19. Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)
G | 88 min | Musical
Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les "Chad" Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960's Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy's... See full summary »
20. The Fighting Temptations (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.
Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $30.24M
26. Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973 TV Special)
87 min | Documentary, Music
A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.
27. Help! (1965)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
28. De-Lovely (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.
Votes: 10,466 | Gross: $13.34M
31. The Competition (1980)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Music
The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,698 | Gross: $14.29M
32. Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
PG | 119 min | Music, Romance, Drama
Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.
Votes: 1,200 | Gross: $17.82M
33. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Votes: 37,297 | Gross: $13.78M
34. A Mighty Wind (2003)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music
Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.
Votes: 24,501 | Gross: $17.51M
35. Nat King Cole and Friends: Unforgettable Collection (2000 Video)
36. Kenny G: An Evening of Rhythm and Romance (2008 TV Special)
Not Rated | 98 min | Music
Kenny G is a Grammy award winning saxophonist with global album sales in excess of 50 million copies. This new concert DVD was filmed in late 2008 at Humphreys By The Bay in San Diego on ... See full summary »
40. From the Sky Down (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Music
In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.
Classic Albums (1997– )
U2: The Joshua Tree
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary examining the production of U2's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.
42. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.
Votes: 15,454 | Gross: $67.18M
44. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
47. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music