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Forgive me if this post has already been done. My favorite movies focused on music are the following:

 

 

any others I should check out?  Jesus Chris Superstar should maybe be higher up the list.

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"A Star Is Born"

"The Rose"

"W.W And The Dixie Dance Kings"

 

Loved those movies!!

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I'm not sure about "best", but some I've enjoyed (in addition to the above) are:

 

Inside Llewyn Davis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFphYRyH7wc (highly recommended)

Walk The Line

Crazy Heart

The Commitments

Honky Tonk Man

That'll Be The Day

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Funny you guys brought this up. In my FB feed this morning was the quote, "That's !@#$in' blasphemy! Elvis wasn't a Cajun!" 

 

While we're at it, my mother and sister are really into musicals and I grew up with that stuff around the house. I personally could never get into them, with exceptions. For example, I still love Little Shop of Horrors. I have the pianists/conductor's score for that one and was going over the opening harmonies. It's so well done. Campy as all heck, but I like it when they don't take themselves too seriously. (Same reason why I'm not interested in super hero movies, but enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy.) 

 

And I was never a huge fan of the Rocky Horror Picture show, but darnit when we do impromptu meetings at the hospital, huddled up in a circle, I keep hearing the dang Time Warp... 😂

 

Otherwise....

Amadeus I've watched many times. 

Walk the Line really surprised me. Great movie. 

 

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Yup, Inside Llewyn Davies is a great movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/?ref_=nv_sr_1

I also liked Jackie & Ryan, mostly for the music. Story is so so but overall it's a very folky vibe and I liked that. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3270108/

Of course Muscle Shoals though it's a documentary. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2492916/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Whiplash is amazing. A must see. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/?ref_=nv_sr_1

An old classic, but I have always loved it. Hair. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079261/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I also highly recommend the mini series documentary Soundbreaking. It's just excellent! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5359830/

I recall watching the movie Once a long time ago and loving it. Might give it a shot. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

Peter

 

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Oh, if we're talking soundtracks, wow there are a lot. One I keep coming back to, however, is the Solaris remake. I've only seen the movie once, but I've listened to the music countless times over the years. 

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Great! I’m already behind on a bunch of music related movies I’ve been wanting to see. Now that list is much longer. 

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surprised nobody has mentioned it - Blues brothers

 

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I enjoyed "Almost Famous" ...felt they did a good job with it! 👍

Yeah, it was kinda cheesy in parts, but I enjoyed it...in part because it was based in an era I could easily relate to.

 

Tom

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There are quite a few films listed above that I haven't seen yet.  Thanks everyone! 

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Don't know about being the "best" but films I have enjoyed that were music related include:  Grease, Moulin Rouge, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, Eddie & The Cruisers, Purple Rain, 8 Mile.  I'm sure I'll think of more.

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Always loved the commitments. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101605/

2nd the Blues Brothers. 

Eddie and the Cruisers - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085475/

The Doors was surprisingly good back in the day - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101761/

Also One of my favorites, High Fidelity - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146882/

 

I feel like Musicals are a whole other thing. Always loved Les Misérables and recently saw Phantom for the upteenth time. Love singing along with those. 

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Good lord - I almost for got! - if you havent seen it, "Sing Street" is really good . Really unexpected but I found it a real gem (perhaps its best suited for someone who grew up in UK or ireland during the 1980s)

 

 

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Woodstock.

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This is Spinal Tap

Quadrophenia

Tommy

Gimme Shelter

The Wall

 

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Slightly off topic - a documentary rather than a movie - but caught this on BBC 2 recently, Classic Albums series, about the making of Paul Simon's Graceland, interesting to hear him talking openly about his creative process:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007b6hv 

 

Unfortunately some of the other albums in the series - Don Maclean American Pie, Carly Simon No Secrets - no longer available on line. 

 

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So many good ones, of things not mentioned yet, a few of my favorites [admittedly, some a little cheesy :) ] :

 

The Red Violin

Music and Lyrics

That Thing You Do

Hi Fidelity

Drumline

The Fabulous Baker Boys

A Hard Day's Night

A pair of Richard Dreyfuss' that could almost be paired: "The Competition" and "Mr. Holland's Opus" 

And the relatively unknown: "In the Edges: The 'Grizzly Man' Session (2005)" Documentary about the making of the Soundtrack for the Movie - with Richard Thompson

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