Movies about musicians

Movies about musicians
List of the best movies about musicians selected by visitors to our site: Whiplash, Sing Street, Everybody's Everything, We Are Your Friends, Dum Maaro Dum, Catfish, Winter Journey, Madonna and the Breakfast Club, Forever My Girl, Song One.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Whiplash (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, music
CharactersTeens, Drummers, Musicians, Teachers
PlotLove, Obsession, Relationship, Music, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceUSA, Music schools
StyleWorth watching

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
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.

Everybody's Everything (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, music
CharactersMusicians, Singers

The story of artist Lil Peep (Gustav Åhr) from his birth in Long Island and meteoric rise as a genre blending pop star & style icon, to his death due to an accidental opioid overdose in Arizona at just 21 years of age.

We Are Your Friends (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Musicians, DJs, Alcoholics, Businessmen
PlotLove, Dancing, Fight, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, Los Angeles

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.

Catfish (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrereality TV
CharactersMusicians, Models, Photographers, Friends, Artists
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Tense, Fancy

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.

Winter Journey (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersGangsters, Teachers, Musicians

Before an important audition, the opera teacher recommends sleep, walks and Schubert. Feeling lost, desperate and rebellious, Erik does the exact opposite (except for the Schubert bit), spending his nights with a disillusioned older colleague and excessive amounts of vodka. Erik has a boyfriend but a chance encounter with the semi-criminal Lyokha awakens passion of a whole new caliber in him.

Madonna and the Breakfast Club (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredocumentary, biography
CharactersStrong women, Musicians, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music
StyleGood music, Womens in main roles

The documentary story of Madonna's struggling days in New York with her first band "Breakfast Club," leading up to her first solo record deal.

Forever My Girl (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Brides
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Song One (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CharactersMusicians, Archaeologists
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Gloomy, Touching

Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny and James develop an unexpected relationship and face the realities of their lives.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGay, Musicians, Girlfriends, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleInspirational, Oscars, Heavy, Touching, Best soundtracks

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

A Country Wedding (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Cowboys, Musicians, Actors
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Fascinating

A famous country singer set to marry a glamorous Hollywood actress returns to his small town roots. When he crosses paths with his childhood sweetheart and finally feels inspired to write songs again he reevaluates his life, his values and his opinion of true love. As his wedding day approaches, he must decide if he has chosen the right woman to be his wife.

Miles Ahead (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Fight, Pursuit, Weapon, Chase
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Metalhead (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Brothers, Sisters, Fish
PlotRelationship, Death, Depression, Snow, Uprising

A young girl in 1990s Iceland is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in metal and dreams of making her own music.

Baby Driver (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Geniuses, Thieves, Musicians
PlotLove, Robbery, Dancing, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Scorpions - Forever and a Day (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Rockers, Guitarists

A documentary on the acclaimed rock band Scorpions

Coldplay: Live 2012 (2012)
Markimdb: 8.8
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMusicians, Friends

Coldplay Live 2012 is the band's first concert film/live album for nine years. It documents their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour, which was seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2011. The film was directed by Paul Dugdale, previously responsible for Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy's Worlds On Fire concert films. Coldplay Live 2012 includes footage from Coldplay's shows at Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre and the band's triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011.

Vladivostok Vacation (2018)
Genredocumentary, music
CountryRussia, USA
PlotTime travel, Dreams
PlaceSea, Russia

Once upon a time in Russia, communism fell and Rock 'n' Roll rose to power. One band reigned supreme and toured far and wide across the eastern earth, but never even left Russia - until now. They only have once chance, to not only rule Russia -but to become the best band in the West. The strategy is simple - get on the boat, create an album - and make new friends. All with hopes of finally becoming a household name in the United States. But sometimes fame is harder than just toppling a government.

In the Courtyard (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Musicians, Models, Friends, Neighbors
PlotFriendship, Death, Depression, Sects
StyleTo cry, Touching

Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous and involved, who divides his time between his associational activities and the life of the condominium. One night, she discovers a disturbing crack on the wall of his living room. Gradually, his anxiety grew to turn into panic and if the building collapsed ... Slowly, Antoine befriends the woman he feared to see slip into madness. Between slips and concerns, both form an awkward tandem, humorous and solidarity which will, perhaps, through this bad patch.

Sink or Swim (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Trainers
PlotDancing, Friendship, Depression, Swimming, Competitions
StyleLight, Soulful, Touching, For a group of friends, For men

40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.