Films about Music and Musicians

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1. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 350,171 | Gross: $51.97M

2. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 96,963 | Gross: $4.18M

3. Screaming Masterpiece (2005)

87 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians.

Director: Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon | Stars: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Barði Jóhannsson, Walter Durkacz, Úlfur Eldjárn

Votes: 432

4. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Music

In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

Votes: 7,662

5. Go Quiet (2010 Video)

45 min | Music

Jonsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his New Year's Eve party. He avoids cleaning up and instead plays songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of one gone by.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Star: Jon Thor Birgisson

Votes: 90

6. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 72,694 | Gross: $22.24M

7. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 677,655 | Gross: $32.57M

8. Insurgentes (2009)

76 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary about the world behind Steven Wilson's 2009 album 'Insurgentes'.

Director: Lasse Hoile | Stars: Steven Wilson, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Aviv Geffen, Trevor Horn

Votes: 244

9. Sigur Rós: Inni (2011)

74 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós melds its sonic landscape with visuals in this concert film/documentary.

Director: Vincent Morisset | Stars: Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson

Votes: 649 | Gross: $0.12M

10. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 112,315 | Gross: $51.27M

11. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

38 Metascore

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to try to find his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 100,768 | Gross: $31.66M

12. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise | Stars: Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe

Votes: 11,321

13. Metallica Through the Never (2013)

R | 93 min | Music

61 Metascore

Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett

Votes: 16,059 | Gross: $3.42M

14. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

55 Metascore

To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.

Director: Liam Lynch | Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio

Votes: 98,700 | Gross: $8.32M

15. Blackhearts (2017)

83 min | Documentary, Music

How far would you go for the music you love?

Directors: Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Christian Falch | Stars: Vegar Larsen, Héctor Carmona, Sina Winter, Giorgos Germenis

Votes: 181

16. Metalhead (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 5,617

17. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 54,370 | Gross: $3.64M

18. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)

Documentary, Music

Metal Evolution is broken down into episodes about a different piece of metal history. The series includes interviews with and about Alice Cooper, Slash, Lemmy, Rob Zombie, members of ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Dunn, Scott Ian, Bruce Dickinson, Deena Weinstein

Votes: 2,119

19. Wacken 3D (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Artists and attendees of the 24th annual Wacken Open Air festival discuss the impact heavy metal music and the festival itself has had on them.

Director: Norbert Heitker | Stars: Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Motörhead

Votes: 282

20. Titel: Finding the Beauty (2018)

93 min | Documentary

This fast paste documentary explores the art world in NYC and Berlin from the 1990th until today, portraying individual artists and musicians over the span of ten years, delving into their lives and emotions during success and struggle.

Director: Lennart Brede | Stars: Annelie Augustin, Richard H. Coll, Ebon Heath, Jon Kamen

21. Maestro (2019)

2 min | Animation, Short

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

Directors: Florian Babikian, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Votes: 219



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