Movies about musicians

Movies about musicians
List of the best movies about musicians selected by visitors to our site: Whiplash, Dope, Sing Street, Crossroads, Walk the Line, Ray, Heavy Trip, Miles Ahead, August Rush, Inside Llewyn Davis.

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

Genre
Country
Whiplash (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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

Dope (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

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.

Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36

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.

Crossroads (1986)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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

Walk the Line (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16

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.

Ray (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

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.

Heavy Trip (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, music
CountryFinland, Norway, Belgium
Duration01:31

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.

Miles Ahead (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

August Rush (2007)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

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

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:44

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.

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Killing Bono (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:49

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.

Burlesque (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:12

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.

Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, military, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:47

A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.

The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany
Duration02:09

The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Duration01:59

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

That Thing You Do! (1996)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Get on Up (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Almost Famous (2000)
Duration02:03

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.

It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:30

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

Rock of Ages (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Duration01:22

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Green Book (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, comedy, musical, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:20

A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls, Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in her grandmother's brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu), who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. Piaf became one of France's immortal icons, her voice one of the indelible signatures of the 20th Century.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09

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.

Ex Drummer (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, music
CountryBelgium, France, Italy
Duration01:40

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Crazy Heart (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy, the upstart kid he once mentored?

The Pianist (2002)
Duration02:29

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.




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