What are the best movies about music?

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    Whiplash is a dramatic music movie starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Melissa Benoist. It was written and directed by Damien Chazelle and premiered on January 16, 2014, in the Sundance Film Festival.


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    Keith Alexander
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Whiplash was a really fun movie! Sure, it's a pretty tired trope to have a young man mentored by a gruff older man, but it works well here. A young drummer tries to rise to the top, and his instructor is there to guide him. They clash, but don't they always? Really shows how music really brings people together, and it's a good film to watch if that's what you're into."
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    #2Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis is a dramatic music motion picture that stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman. It was written and directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, and was premiered on May 19, 2013, in the Cannes Film Festival.


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    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Interesting account of the life of a folk singer decades ahead of his time. Great cinematography that took me back to the period, and beautiful singing/acting."
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    #3Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a dramatic music about music starring John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, and Stephen Trask. It was written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, and premiered on January 19, 2001, in Sundance Film Festival.


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    Jasmine He
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is an interesting movie about music. Sometimes it's hard to follow the story line though, and I didn't really understand the point."
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    #4Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    Almost Famous is a comedic adventure motion picture starring Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, and Kate Hudson. It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe and premiered on September 8, 2000, in Toronto International Film Festival.


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    Jose Howell
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It is a movie with good music. It is about a band who is starting out. They are going on tour. "
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    #5Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody is a biographical film directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer about the British rock band Queen, starring Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, and Ben Hardy. 

    Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades from the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and more. Check out this list if you are interested to watch Bohemian Rhapsody online


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    Paul Perry
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I love Queen and this movie is fantastic. The story behind the song and the band. So entertaining and interesting. Takes me back to the day..."
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    #68 Mile

    8 Mile

    8 Mile is a dramatic music motion picture starring Eminem, Brittany Murphy, and Kim Basinger. It was directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Scott Silver. This movie is about the story of a rapper from Detroit.


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    Roy Young
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I recently watched again the movie 8 Mile, and I really enjoyed it. This movie talks about the life of the rapper Eminem, about all the troubles he's been in, and how he reached the success despite everything and everyone. I suggest the view of this movie to whoever likes Eminem."
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    #7School of Rock

    School of Rock

    School of Rock is an American comedy movie directed by Richard Linklater. It was released September 24, 2003 by Paramount Pictures. It was starred by Jack Black, Adam Pascal and Lucas Papaelias.


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    Summer Gao
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "School of Rock is a light-hearted comedy starring Jack Black that was quite enjoyable and is appropriate for both adults and kids and that is what I like most about it. If you're looking for something that pulls at your heart strings and lifts your spirits, this movie is for you. It is a story that shows that sometimes teaching should not be so stuffy and that teachers should be allowed to go with their gut to get kids interested. Great movie."
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    #8Detroit Rock City

    Detroit Rock City

    Detroit Rock City is a 1999 comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin. In 1978 Detroit, a sold-out show won't stop four teens from doing whatever it takes to get tickets to see their favorite rock band KISS.


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    Betty Payne
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "Detroit Rock City, set in 1978 Detroit, centers on four teens on their journey to watch the band KISS live. It's a good choice for anyone interested in movies about music."
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    #9Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Walk the Line is a dramatic biography motion picture that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Ginnifer Goodwin. It was directed by James Mangold and was based on Johnny Cash's books. The film premiered on September 4, 2005.


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    Julia Saume
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "I didn't know much about Johnny Cash before this film, and thanks to it I came to appreciate his and June Carter's musical legacy"


Best What are the best movies about music
1WhiplashMovies 14 Paid
2Inside Llewyn DavisMovies 11 Paid
3Hedwig and the Angry InchMovies 9 Paid
4Almost FamousMovies 9 Paid
5Bohemian RhapsodyMovies 6 Paid
68 MileMovies 6 Paid
7School of RockMovies 3 Paid
8Detroit Rock CityMovies 3 Paid
9Walk the LineMovies 1 Paid

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