Movies about musicians

Movies about musicians
List of the best movies about musicians selected by visitors to our site: The Doors, Whiplash, tick, tick… BOOM!, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive, Sing Street, Ray, The Legend of 1900, Inside Llewyn Davis, 24 Hour Party People.

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: 7.2
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: 8.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
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.

Genredrama, musical, biography
CountryUSA

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Musicians, Girlfriends, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music, Music group
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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, KGB, Uprising, Youth
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR, Moscow
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch.

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: 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: 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: 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: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersMusicians, Punks, Businessmen, Singers
PlotOn real events, Success
PlaceEngland, Party, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

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: 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: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotRelationship, Music, Love triangle, Chase, Cheating
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Black and White

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.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, western, music, biography
CountryGermany, Canada, USA, France
Duration02:15
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Journalists, Hippies, Rockers
PlotTravel, Music, Success, Divorce
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Serious

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany
Duration02:09
CharactersLesbians, Musicians, Hippies, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Radio, Uprising
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleLight, To cry, Fancy

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Drug addict
PlaceEngland, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleInspirational, Vivid

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Blind, Managers, Poor, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Death, Fate
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

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.

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotMusic

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleInspirational

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Pianists
PlotMusic, Music group
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Good music

Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Belgium
CharactersDrummers, Musicians
PlotMusic, Loneliness, Art
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlaceNew York
StyleExplicit scenes

Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the monumental task of bringing his idol, out of control rock star Aldous Snow, back to LA for his comeback show.

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: 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: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Students, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Body exchange, Growing up
PlaceSchool, USA

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.





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