100 best music movies

A list of the best music films, selected by visitors to our site: Coco, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Pianist, Some Like It Hot, Whiplash, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, La La Land, Fixies VS Crabots, Baby Driver, 8 Mile, Step Up All In, Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution, Step Up 2: The Streets, The Chorus, American Pie Presents: Band Camp, A Star Is Born, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Boat That Rocked, August Rush
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, music
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Musicians, Family, Popadants
PlotLove, Adventure, Music, Death, Life after death
PlaceVillage, Mexico
StylePopular, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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: 8.6
Genredrama, military, music, biography
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Jews, Pianists
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Music, Hunger
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Worth watching

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.

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: 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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCastle
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

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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Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon, music
CountryRussia
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleExciting, Light

Professor Eugenius finds both his career and secret friendship with the Fixies in danger when his college sweetheart, Erica, threatens to reveal that Eugenius only beat her out of the University’s Grand Prize in 3D Printing because Fixies were secretly helping him. Erica challenges Eugenius to a rematch to show the world who the better inventor really is! Eugenius will employ his Fixie friends while Erica has little helpers of her own — crabbots, miniature robotic crabs that are faster and stronger than the Fixies.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Geniuses, Thieves, Musicians
PlotLove, Robbery, Racing, Dancing, Bank robbery
PlacePrison
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.

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: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Serious

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Art, Uprising
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Fascinating, Serious

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersStreet children
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Friendship, Intrigue, Parenting
PlaceSchool, France, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleTo cry, Touching

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Gay, Musicians, Alcoholics, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Motorcycles, Drug addict
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Unexpected ending, Cute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens

Everyone has 'moved on', except for Sherman and Jim Levenstein's still understanding father. Little Matt Stiffler wants to join his older brother Steve's business and, after everything Matt has heard from Jim's band-geek wife, he plans to go back to band camp and make a video of his own.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceBeach
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to dance with Javier, she learns the meanings of love, sensuality and independence.

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: 7.5
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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fascinating

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, music
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersPolice, Brides, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Seduction
PlaceRussia, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating

For a successful DPS officer time to start a family, but he lives with his mother. When Petia decides to propose Olya marriage, his official car crashes into drunken pop star.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersBodyguards, Sisters, Artists
PlotLove, Music, Pursuit
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Tense, Touching

A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another sort, and the love-averse tough guy is torn between duty and romance.

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotRelationship, Music, Breakup
PlaceMetro, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers
PlotRivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, Soulful, Touching

Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Islands

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

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

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: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Brothers, Architects, Singers
PlotLove triangle, Fate, Music group
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR, Party, Beach
StyleLight, Inspirational, Atmospheric

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.





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