Movies about musicians

List of the best melodrama movies about musicians selected by visitors to our site: Yesterday, Judy, Forever My Girl, A Star Is Born, Juliet, Naked, Midnight Sun, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, Andhadhun, Cold War, All I Wish
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Yesterday (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCelebrities, Musicians, Losers, Singers

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

Judy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, London

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Forever My Girl (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Brides
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleTouching, To cry

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

A Star Is Born (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, music
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Dogs, Gay
PlotSuccess, Love, Relationship, Drug addict, Jealousy, Dancing, Motorcycles
PlaceUSA, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Best soundtracks, Oscars, Interesting, Romantic, Touching, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Juliet, Naked (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMusicians, Lesbians, Sisters, Teachers, Girlfriends, Hermits, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Obsession, Love triangle, Music
PlaceAircraft, Trains, England, Beach

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Midnight Sun (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Terminally ill, Photographers
PlotLove, First love
StyleSoulful, Romantic, For single girls, Touching, To cry, Cute

Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Girlfriends, Actors, Sisters, Singers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Betrayal, Love, Fate, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, Party
TimeNew Year

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Andhadhun (2018)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CharactersPianists, Blind, Killers, Musicians, Cats, Rabbits, Hunters, Singers
PlotDeath, Love, Funeral, Blackmail, Abduction, Cheating
StyleLight, Fascinating

A series of mysterious events changes the life of a blind pianist who now must report a crime that was actually never witnessed by him.

Cold War (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, France
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Poets
PlotLove, Dancing
PlacePrison, Trains
TimeCold War

A man and a woman meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet drawn to each other.

All I Wish (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersModels, Dogs, Musicians, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Love, Dancing, Money, Motorcycles, Computers, Loneliness, Cars, Happiness
PlaceUSA, Beach

A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.

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Band Aid (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Writers
PlotFear, Loneliness, Music

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

La La Land (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersMusicians, Actors, Pianists
PlotLove, Money, Dreams, Fate, Music
TimeNew Year
StyleGood music, Touching, To cry

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

I Saw the Light (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CharactersGuitarists, Musicians, Horses, Singers
PlotOn real events, Divorce, Music
TimeNew Year

Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CharactersMusicians, Writers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Cancer
PlaceIndia, London, Aircraft, Mountains

Ayan falls in love with his soulmate, Alizeh, but she doesn’t reciprocate the feeling. Later, a relationship with Saba helps him realize Alizeh’s value in his life, irrespective of their relationship status.

Sing Street (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Singers, Musicians, Mothers, Pupils, Family
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Dancing, Motorcycles, Music, Happiness
PlaceSchool, Ireland, Trains, England, London

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.

Frantz (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersSoldier, Musicians
PlotLove, War, Death, Funeral, Hatred, Dancing, Love triangle, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Hotels, Germany
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry, Inspirational

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersDogs, Actors, Journalists, Gay, Musicians, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dreams, Death, Money, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA, Hotels, Party
StyleInspirational, Touching

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

High Strung (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, Romania
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Music
StyleLight, Cute

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

Ruben Guthrie (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Friends

The story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won’t let him put it down.

We Are Your Friends (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeens, DJs, Musicians, Actors, Businessmen
PlotLove, Art, 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.

Tumbledown (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Writers

A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.

Delibal (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersSisters, Teachers, Birds, Musicians
PlotLove, Jealousy, Death
StyleFascinating, Touching

A love story following two young people battling with their emotions and dreams, the pressures of career, family and not knowing what the future holds. Füsun is a brilliant student, destined for a successful career but can't help from falling for Baris, a musician who struggles with a psychological disorder. As the two grow closer they start to adopt each other's traits, but becoming increasingly dependent on one another proves damaging for their relationship.

Secret Love Affair (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMusicians, Pianists

Despite being married and having a fulfilling career as a sophisticated arts foundation director, something is missing in Oh Hye Won's life. When she meets twenty-something Lee Seon Jae, Hye Won's appetite for passion is awakened, and she soon falls for the impoverished piano prodigy. Though they risk everything, Hye Won and Seon Jae can't help but embark on an affair that threatens to destroy both their lives. Based on the 2005 Japanese film Tokyo Tower, this romance aches with the desperate struggle between love and reality.

In the Courtyard (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Friends, Musicians, Models, Neighbors
PlotDeath, Depression, Sects
StyleTouching, To cry

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.

Parts Per Billion (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Writers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, War, Money, End of the world, Basketball, Obsession, Viruses
StyleDepressive, Tense, Gloomy

The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are facing this human-made biological disaster.

Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CharactersMusicians, Gay, Pianists, Celebrities, Surgeons
PlotOn real events, Art, Love with age difference, Music
StyleFascinating, Gloomy

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, Italy
CharactersMusicians, Geniuses
PlotSuccess, Music
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Gloomy

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

The Liar and His Lover (2013)
Mark4 (imdb: 7)
CharactersMusicians, Fathers

Set within music field, this film depicts a love story between a 25-year-old sound engineer and 16-year-old high school student Riko, who posessess a gifted voice. 25-year-old sound engineer Aki is a member of popular band "Crude Play," but right after the band decides to make their major record debut Aki quits the band. But, Aki provides his music to Crude Play under the name of producer Soichiro. Aki begins to date Riko, whose father runs a fruit and vegetable shop. Riko doesn't know about Aki's background, but she likes to listen to him hum. Riko is in a band herself, with childhood friend Yuichi and Sota. One day she is scouted by producer Soichiro.

David (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersMusicians, Gangsters
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceVillage, India, England, Asia, London
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, Fascinating

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

Marina (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy
PlotFirst love, On real events
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
CharactersMusicians, Cowboys, Singers, Terminally ill
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Gloomy

The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.

Russendisko (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFriends, Losers, Musicians
PlaceRussia, Berlin, Germany

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Pitch Perfect (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CharactersFriends, Students, Musicians, Singers
PlotRivalry, Competitions

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Radio Rebel (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CharactersTeens, Friends, Musicians
PlotRivalry, First love, Jealousy, Music

High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tara surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, "Radio Rebel" -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit!

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMusicians, Singers
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera was celebrated with a grand performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Another Earth (2011)
Mark6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Astronomers
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleTouching, Gloomy, Makes me think

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Passion Play (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Losers, Angels
PlaceLos Angeles, Deserts
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Exciting, Soulful, Fancy

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Satin (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersTeachers, Musicians
PlotMoney, Travel, Music, Cars
PlaceParty, Casino, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fancy

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 and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the desert and Jack is left stranded in the small town of Lost Springs. There, Jack meets jazz legend turned mechanic, Doc Bishop (Robert Guillaume), who helps him with his car trouble. Although Jack is far from the stage, he begins to find himself feeling at home in the small town. When he meets local bar owner, Lauren Wells (Melissa Joan Hart), Jack starts to see there is more to life than chasing fame and fortune. Doc encourages Jack to explore his true love of music, while Lauren provides the audience he has always wanted. But as Jack realizes this town has more to offer him than the bright lights of the big city, his Vegas past catches up with him -- what unfolds is comedy at the crossroads of life.

LelleBelle (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, music
CharactersMusicians, Lesbians, Losers
StyleTo cry, Touching

19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her life changes when she discovers that sexual desire stimulates passion in her music.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan
CharactersFriends, Musicians, Dragons
PlotAdventure, Love, Rivalry, Jealousy, Martial Arts, Dreams
PlaceUSA, Party
StyleBy comics, Exciting

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.

From Me to You (2010)
Mark4 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Students, Teachers, Housewives, Fathers
PlotCurses, Shopping
TimeNew Year

Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her appearances, she is a sweet and timid girl who longs to be able to make friends with everyone and be liked by everyone else. When her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends and talking to different people and she can't thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly, but surely, a sweet love is blossoming between the two as they will overtake any circumstance or clear obstacles in their way.

Cyrus (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching, Fancy

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love-and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.

Burlesque (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersSingers, Pianists, Musicians
PlaceLos Angeles, Night Clubs

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

The Last Song (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Pianists, Musicians
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, To cry

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Crazy Heart (2009)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Singers
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

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?

My One and Only (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CharactersTeens, Thieves, Gay, Musicians
PlotTravel, Love, Basketball, On real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Fancy

A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

I Love You, Man (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersDogs, Friends, Musicians
PlotLoneliness, Wedding
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight, For men

Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward "man-dates."

Adoration (2009)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersOrphans, Lawyers, Students, Teachers, Musicians, Terrorists
PlotMoney, On real events
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Atmospheric, Gloomy

For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

Seven Pounds (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Blind
PlotDepression, Mystery
StyleTouching, To cry

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Cadillac Records (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography, history
CharactersMusicians, Singers
PlotSuccess, Music, On real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, To cry, Inspirational

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.