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1. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.4
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

Votes: 71,419 | Gross: $39.44M

2. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 66,016 | Gross: $35.00M

3. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 30,013 | Gross: $14.92M

4. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 7,335 | Gross: $29.20M

5. Not Fade Away (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director: David Chase | Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella

Votes: 4,105 | Gross: $0.61M

6. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Michael Kenneth Williams, Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah, Mike Epps

Votes: 3,615

7. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.1
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A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: Robert Johnson, Terry Harmonica Bean, Rory Block, Yvonne Chireau

Votes: 1,194

8. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.6
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 6,330

9. Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Leonardo Nam, Rachel Black

Votes: 2,206 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Estudyante blues (1989)

102 min | Comedy

7.3
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A story about eight young men who are currently studying in high school. As adolescents trying to experiment on new things, they face different adventures on discovering love, sex and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Dingdong Avanzado, Lilet, Jigo Garcia, Gelli de Belen

Votes: 12

11. Blues Man

Drama | Announced

A teen hip-hop artist discovers a deeper meaning to his music when meeting three Mississippi blues men.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Earl Jones, Danny Glover, Xolo Maridueña, Anita Gillette

12. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.5
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 151

13. Mint Royale: Blue Song (2002 Video)

4 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.1
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An optimistic getaway driver (Noel Fielding) waits for a trio of bank robbers in the parking lot.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Nick Frost, Michael Smiley

Votes: 108

14. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.

Director: Sam Dunn | Stars: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, ZZ Top

Votes: 68

15. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 6,496 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Underbelly Blues (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A cowardly rapper tells a redneck about a mysterious briefcase and a large amount of cash that sets into motion a series of bumbling events that will inevitably involve much of the L.A. underworld and may just bring down corporate America.

Director: Phil Messerer | Stars: Seamus Reed, Emilee Wilson, Andrew Green, Nathan Hurd

Votes: 44

17. Paradise Boogie (2018)

69 min | Documentary

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Paradise Boogie shines a light on the influence of Detroit's early blues musicians, the neighborhoods of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley and how it all influenced the music makers of today... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Hagopian, Eric Harabadian | Stars: Little Arthur Anderson, Muruga Booker, Jibs Brown, Jay Butler

18. Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983 (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary

8.2
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This film reveals and dissects the formative years of Stevie Ray Vaughan's career - his influences and recordings - and traces the history of Texas blues itself, identifying Vaughan's place... See full summary »

Director: Tom O'Dell | Stars: Angela Strehli, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Reese Wynans

Votes: 37

19. Festival (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 396

20. Killer Diller (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Lucas Black, William Lee Scott, Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 373

21. Doonby (2013)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Sam Doonby, a no-good drifter, enters a small town in Texas. His sudden arrival is met with suspicion, jealousy, and intrigue. His departure is just as sudden, and then the town realizes how one person's presence can matter.

Director: Peter Mackenzie | Stars: John Schneider, Ernie Hudson, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Robert Davi

Votes: 335

22. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A thorough look at the 90's Turkish rock scene, one legendary stage band and its two members: Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin... An inquiry of their existential battles with the society, the industry and their own minds.

Director: Mehmet Sertan Ünver | Stars: Göksel, Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 326

23. Csinibaba (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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1962-ben, amikor Gagarin urrepult es csaknem kitort a harmadik vilaghaboru, nalunk mar jo ideje nem tortent semmi es ugy nezett ki, hogy meg vagy harminc evig nem is fog. De, hogy ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Tímár | Stars: János Gálvölgyi, Sándor Almási, Anita Tóth, Gábor Reviczky

Votes: 1,744

24. Torch Singer (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 514

25. Mali Blues (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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85 Metascore

Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté ... See full summary »

Director: Lutz Gregor | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassékou Kouyaté, Master Soumy

Votes: 74 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Hills Have Thighs (2008)

78 min | Comedy

3.4
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Daniel Boone Owen, a local Hillbilly Icon, has gone missing in Appalachia. Last seen face down in his favorite watering hole, Scatterbrain's, the theories behind his disappearance are as ... See full summary »

Director: James Bubba Cromer | Stars: Hance Oliver, Dona Ayers, Mona Lisa Johnson, James Bubba Cromer

Votes: 57

27. John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly (2014)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly is a fan-made feature documentary chronicling the musical evolution of one of the most influential solo artists of his generation. Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mayer.

Director: Eastwood Allen | Stars: John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino, David Labruyere

Votes: 174

28. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 256

29. Happy Here and Now (2002)

R | 89 min | Drama

5.3
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60 Metascore

When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Karl Geary, Shalom Harlow, Clarence Williams III, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

Two Trains Runnin' is about the search for two forgotten blues singers, carried out in Mississippi during the height of the American civil rights movement.

Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Taylor Branch, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Dave Dennis

Votes: 67

31. Transatlantic Coffee (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Two unlikely friends, a teenage stripper from London and a traumatized clown, try to help each other in an uncertain world.

Director: Erik Peter Carlson | Stars: Kevin Pinassi, Rae Olivier, Marcel Torres, Stephanie Domini

Votes: 400

32. From Zero to Ten (2002)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Four middle-aged friends plan to re-experience an old weekend in Rimini.

Director: Luciano Ligabue | Stars: Stefano Pesce, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Massimo Bellinzoni, Fabrizia Sacchi

Votes: 697

33. Cha-Cha (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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Bank robber tries to go straight by becoming a rock'n'roll star. Takes place in and around Amsterdam's punk/new wave scene, with appearances by Nina Hagen, Les Chappell, and Lene Lovich.

Director: Herbert Curiel | Stars: Herman Brood, Nina Hagen, Lene Lovich, Les Chappell

Votes: 134

34. Dance with the Devil (2006)

66 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Features concert footage and a backstage look at legendary underground Los Angeles nightclub act The Toledo Show.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Emily Adams, Brian Allan, Melvin 'Spoon' Brannon Jr., Anthony 'Brew' Brewster

Votes: 19

35. Jammin' the Blues (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

7.9
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Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.

Director: Gjon Mili | Stars: Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris

Votes: 713

36. Joë Caligula - Du suif chez les dabes (1969)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A young crook called Joë Caligula and his crew make war on a Parisian gang.

Director: José Bénazéraf | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jeanne Valérie, Ginette Leclerc, Junie Astor

Votes: 75

37. Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (2003)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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Beginning with William Wrigley's acquisition of the Santa Catalina Island Company in 1919, the history of the island is explored with archival footage, stills, interviews of residents, historians and celebrities.

Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Kathryn Abbott, Del Breckenfeld, Les Brown, Jean-Michel Cousteau

Votes: 28

38. Lotto Land (1995)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

6.7
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This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of ... See full summary »

Director: John Rubino | Stars: Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Wendell Holmes, Barbara Gonzalez, Suzanne Costollos

Votes: 43

39. Lost in Las Vegas (2001)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Don Burton, Felicia Campbell, Wayne Catania, Kurt Coleman

Votes: 11

40. The Blue Bus (2010)

GP | 30 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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The Blue Bus takes the viewer on a dazzling journey with colorful characters who will touch the lives of even those who claim never to have heard of 'the blues'.

Director: Sanne Kortooms | Stars: Frank Groothof, Xander van Vledder, Lauretta Gerards, Jan Mulder

Votes: 15

41. The Search for Robert Johnson (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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A UK television documentary film about the legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Hammond, Gayle Dean Wardlow

Votes: 134

42. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance

5.5
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 86

43. Cool and Groovy (1956)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

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On many of the musical featurettes from the mid-50's on, until they closed the Shorts department for good, Universal resorted to just sticking an editor in a room, and having him scalp ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Anita O'Day, Buddy DeFranco, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Conley Graves

44. The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Barbra Marks, Bettye Kelly

Votes: 128

45. Kopaszkutya Kettö (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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Director: György Szomjas | Stars: Gyula Deák Bill, László Földes, Viktor Orbán, Egon Póka

Votes: 17

46. Bluesbreaker (2007)

80 min | Music

6.8
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RENÉ is an apprentice storekeeper at the local supermarket. MR. MAURICE, the head storekeeper, took him out of an orphanage and has become the father RENÉ never had. RENÉ has a dream. He ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Brenguier | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Robinson Stévenin, Alex Waltz, Estelle Vincent

Votes: 18

47. Blues Before Sunrise (2016)

50 min | Documentary

9.2
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'Blues Before Sunrise' is a documentary that captures a few of the remaining authentic Delta Bluesmen and their intensely personal and powerful music. Their roots lead directly back to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cyrus T. Hayley, Alex J.R. Nielsen | Stars: Bill Abel, Super Chikan, Deak Harp, Vince Johnson

Votes: 47

48. Small Change (III) (2010)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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Small change is about Dave, an average guy who is fed up with office life and corporate jargon. He has a grim outlook on his future, but uncovers a path of self-discovery and new-found ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Penney | Stars: Jerry Duba, Amy Penney, Maurice Preston, Dan La Voie

Votes: 6

49. Let's Make Rhythm (1947)

Approved | 20 min | Musical, Short

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A sailor on leave (Jay Norris) falls in love with the voice of a juke-box ("soundies"-type box) girl but his friend, not wanting him to get involved, ruins the machine. The Girl (Gail Davis... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Grissell | Stars: Stan Kenton, June Christy, Gail Davis, Jay Norris

50. Satchmo the Great (1957)

Approved | 63 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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In this 1957 biography film of the jazz-great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, he and his band tour the world as American good-will ambassadors bring jazz at its best to the people of the world. ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Armstrong, Edward R. Murrow, Leonard Bernstein, W.C. Handy

Votes: 7



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