Most Popular Soul Music Movies and TV Shows
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1. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 473,284 | Gross: $117.24M
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 167,872 | Gross: $57.23M
6. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 127,779 | Gross: $75.33M
7. Blood Simple (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Votes: 79,864 | Gross: $2.15M
8. 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: 64,461 | Gross: $103.37M
12. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 15,642 | Gross: $39.10M
13. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 43,872 | Gross: $8.41M
15. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 12,153 | Gross: $2.45M
17. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 11,326 | Gross: $4.95M
19. Blue Juice (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
JC thinks surfing is everything. His girlfriend Chloe wants him to settle down. When he decides to go surfing one night with friends from London, she throws JC out. Surfing or Chloe?
20. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
240 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
21. Northern Soul (2014)
R | 102 min | Drama, Music
Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.01M
22. Liberty Heights (1999)
R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,145 | Gross: $3.73M
24. Muscle Shoals (2013)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Votes: 3,262 | Gross: $0.70M
25. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
26. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.
28. 75 (2017)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.
29. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,182 | Gross: $1.60M
30. Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)
R | 84 min | Animation, Comedy
You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »
31. Wattstax (1973)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.
33. Soul Power (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Music
A filmed account of the Zaire 74 soul music festival, originally intended to be in concert with the famous Rumble in the Jungle bout in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.
Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.21M
34. Black Tigress (1967)
85 min | Action, Drama, Musical
Lola, a saloon dancer arrives in the town of Sant'Anna with some other dancers. The town is however terrorized by El Diablo an outlaw who wants to sell the surrounding land to the railroad ... See full summary »
36. Satin (2011)
TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac ... See full summary »
37. Young Soul Rebels (1991)
R | 105 min | Drama, Music
Youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set in London in 1977, days before the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. The hedonistic world of pirate ... See full summary »
38. Janet Jackson: That's the Way Love Goes (1993 Video)
6 min | Short, Music
The music video was directed by René Elizondo, Jr. in March 1993. Set in a loft, Jackson is depicted amongst friends and is persuaded to play her new single. Jackson plays the song, briefly... See full summary »
40. The All Together (2007)
84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Martin Freeman plays Chris, a frustrated TV producer who is forced to leave his unreliable flatmate Bob played by Velibor Topic in charge of showing a series of real estate agents around ... See full summary »
41. Trances (1981)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves: I went back to the roots. They draw their music from ... See full summary »
42. Soul Survivors (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 115 min | Music
Otis Cooke (Ian McShane) is a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool. His favorite band, The Tallahassees, disbanded years ago, but their biggest hit, "Pickin... See full summary »
43. Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)
Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.
48. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)
PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music
A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.
Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.78M
49. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1989 Video)
Unrated | 53 min | Documentary, Music
'The Legend Continues' is a 1988 Documentary made by Motown. The Documentary has some of his biggest hits like 'Thriller' and 'We Are The World'