Movies about music

Movies about music
List of the best music movies selected by visitors to our site: August Rush, The Dirt, Sing Street, Allegro, Dope, God Help the Girl, Sound of Noise, Ray, Inside Llewyn Davis, Sweet and Lowdown.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:49
CharactersMusicians, Child Prodigies, Orphans, Singers
PlotDancing, Travel, Music, Chase, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersMusicians, Businessmen, Rockers, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music group
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, By books

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryDenmark
Duration01:28
CharactersMusicians
PlotPursuit, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric

Famous pianist Zetterström returns home to his native Denmark, to give a concert, just to find out that the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Musicians, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceSchool, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Smart, Tense

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersLifeguards, Friends
PlotAnorexia, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Scotland
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime, music
CountrySweden, France
Duration01:42
CharactersDrummers, Friends
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceSweden
StyleExciting, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Disabled people, Businessmen, Blind
PlotMusic
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:44
CharactersMusicians
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleBeautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersMusicians, Actors, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Smart

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersAngels, Womanizers, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Music, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Hippies, Artists, Singers, Stars
PlotDrug addict, Music group
PlaceParty, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Old man
PlotAdventure, Travel, Music, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceGhetto
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Artists, Singers
PlotLove, On real events, Music, Death, Divorce
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersPunks, Hippies, Rockers
PlotOn real events
PlaceEngland, New York
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the couple's turbulent relationship strains the patience of bandmate Johnny Rotten and manager Malcolm McLaren, while plunging Sid and Nancy into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, music
CountryIndia
Duration02:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Lawyers, Singers
PlotMystery
PlaceAircraft, Trains
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free her mother from her conservative, cold father.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersVampire, Serial killers, Musicians, Journalists, Stewardesses
PlotOn real events, Music, Supernatural, Curses
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genremusic
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
PlaceUSA

The second "visual album" (a collection of short films) by Beyoncé, this time around she takes a piercing look at racial issues and feminist concepts through a sexualized, satirical, and solemn tone.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryItaly
Duration02:00
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Child Prodigies, Pianists
PlotMusic, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Music, Radio, Debts, Music group
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and many more.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, music
CountryFinland, Norway, Belgium
Duration01:31
CharactersMusicians, Rockers
PlotTravel, Music, Border
PlaceNorway

Turo is stuck in a small village and the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway -- the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival -- and decide it's now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer to make their dreams a reality.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens, Friends
PlotOn real events, Music, Radio, Hostage
PlaceParty, USA
TimeNight
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

1987. Denver, Co. One crazy night in the life of four friends reeling from the sudden demise of iconic British band The Smiths, while the local airwaves are hijacked at gunpoint by an impassioned Smiths fan.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Fight, Music, Pursuit, Weapon
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotRelationship, Music, Breakup
PlaceMetro, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersStudents, Hippies, Artists, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Depression, Jealousy, Freedom
StyleFascinating, Fancy

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:12
CharactersWolves, Musicians, Friends, Celebrities, Turtles
PlotSurvival, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceUSA
StyleSmart

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends
PlotMusic, Rivalry

The true story of Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.





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