Movies about pianists

Movies about pianists
List of the best movies about pianists selected by visitors to our site: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Low Down, Rocketman, The Children Act, Fair Haven, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, When We First Met, Trial by Fire, Duck Butter, Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

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.

Low Down (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

Rocketman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:53

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.

The Children Act (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:10

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

Fair Haven (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:02

A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

When We First Met (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:14

Noah spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams Avery but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, and his fate, over and over again.

Trial by Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Duck Butter (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating, strangers Naima and Sergio make a pact to spend 24 straight hours together in an attempt to fast forward their relationship.

Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A horror anthology of shorts themed around the five senses.

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:18

In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation. When the killer mysteriously resurfaces nine years later, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.

The Muppets (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

Brad's Status (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.

BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

The story about Gloria Wandrous, a promiscuous fashion model, who falls in love with Weston Liggett, the hard drinking son of a working class family who has married into money.

The Other Love (1947)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she rests completely. Rather, she opts for a livelier time in Monte Carlo with dashing Paul Clermont.

Grand Piano (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective, music
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:30

Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

Marjorie Prime (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A service which creates holographic projections of late family members allows an elderly woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.

High Strung Free Dance (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, Romania

Zander Raines, a dazzling and tempestuous young choreographer, gives the break of a lifetime to two hopeful artists when he casts a stunning contemporary dancer, Barlow, and innovative pianist, Charlie, in New York’s most-anticipated new Broadway show: Free Dance. But the move throws off the show’s delicate creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow, while Zander embraces her as his muse.

Nocturne (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians.

Permission (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

All the Real Girls (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend's younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust.

The Awful Truth (1937)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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

Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, musical, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Duke Fergus falls for Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Boss Tito Morell, goes home, learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune, he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer; but the 1906 quake destroys his place.

Humoresque (1946)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

A classical musician from a working class background is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

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

Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Doris Day, in her film debut, plays Georgia Garrett, a singer sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband cheating. Meanwhile equally suspicious husband Michael Kent has sent a private eye on the same cruise to catch his wife cheating. Love and confusion ensues along with plenty of musical numbers.

The Music Box (1932)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

And Then There Were None (1945)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island and while they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests. Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.

La La Land (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16

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.




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