Highest-Rated Movies about 'Concert', Sort by Popularity

Queen Rock Montreal (1982), Stop Making Sense (1984), The Concert for Bangladesh (1972), The T.A.M.I. Show (1964), The Last Waltz (1978), The Kids Are Alright (2018), Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009), Heartworn Highways (1976) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Concert movies.

#2. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Storyline: David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children's drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: singer, musician, frenetic, intense, uplifting, concert stage, hollywood, calif. ...

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#3. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

Storyline: Ex-Beatle George Harrison organized this spectacular concert on August 1, 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden to help and aid the people from Bangladesh with all the money raised destined to that cause. Along with Harrison the concert features Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Leon Rusell, Klaus Voormann and an Indian music section by Ravi Shankar and a set by the legendary Bob Dylan.—Chemi Gonzáles <chemi01@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: musician, eric clapton, ringo starr, bob dylan, passionate, cool, madison square garden ...

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#4. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Storyline: Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit "Maybelline". He is then joined by "Gerry and The Pacemakers" who do their updated British version of the song. and a medley of their hits. "Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children " and "Bad To Me". Detroits' Motown is represented as "Diana Ross and The Supremes " sing "Baby Love" , by "Smokey Robinson and The Miracles" who sing "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and by Marvin Gaye who sings " Hitchhike". NYCs Lesley Gore sings "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me",a million seller several years before "women's lib" The 'early surfer' hosts, Jan and Dean sing "The Little Old Lady From Passedena". "The Beach Boys" sing " I Get Around". James Brown, making his first nationally televised appearance, performs his standards "Out Of Sight", "Prisoner Of Love", "Night Train" and "Please Please Please", with cape. The Rolling Stones , in their first major venue, close the show performing "Time Is On My Side", "It's All Over Now", ' Around and Around ", and are joined by a festive cast who dance to Mick Jagger's rendition of "I'm Alright".—efffee@aol.com

Plot Keywords: teenager, musician, singer, rock star, james brown, chuck berry, confident ...

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#5. The Last Waltz (1978)

Storyline: Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco's Winterland: the Band performs its last concert after 16 years on the road. Some numbers they do alone, some songs include guest artists from Ronnie Hawkins (their first boss, when they were the Hawks) to Bob Dylan (their last, when as his backup and as a solo group, they came into their own). Scorsese's camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews the Band's five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road. The friendships, the harmonies, the hijinks, and the wear and tear add up to a last waltz.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: musician, singer, songwriter, music lover, eric clapton, uplifting, powerful ...

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#9. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Storyline: Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: jazz musician, audience, uplifting, creative, playful, newport, r.i., stage ...

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#11. Monterey Pop (1969)

Storyline: Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of several performers, most notably Jimi Hendrix. Check out Mama Cass being absolutely blown away while watching Joplin sing. Here there be REAL acid rock.—Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

Plot Keywords: rock star, jimi hendrix, the who, uplifting, engaging, california, festival ...

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#12. Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2007)

Storyline: This epic documentary reveals the legendary rock band The Who in unrivaled detail. Spanning four decades of their explosive and innovative rock music, the film includes rare and never-before-seen concert and archive footage from the group's humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to world stardom. This in-depth narrative offers extensive interviews with each member of the band as well as testimonials from other rock music icons about the influence of The Who on their own music and careers.

Plot Keywords: rock star, singer, guitarist, drummer, bassist, brash, inspiring ...

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#13. The Blues Brothers (1980)

Storyline: After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

Plot Keywords: musician, police officer, woman, nun, ex-girlfriend, amusing, madcap ...

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#14. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years (2016)

Storyline: In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted.—Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Keywords: paul mccartney, john lennon, ringo starr, george harrison, filmmaker, charming, emotional ...

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#15. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

Storyline: St. Louis, Missouri. For Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself, and longtime pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and others. There's even a rarity for Berry, a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: rock star, celebrity, musician, guitarist, spirited, rousing, st. louis ...

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