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

Mariachi (1992), Home of the Brave (1986), The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009), D.O.A. (1981), Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010), U2 3D (2007), The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979), The Kids Are Alright (2018) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Guitarist movies.

#2. Home of the Brave (1986)

Storyline: Eccentric performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson directs this documentary about her multimedia theatrical presentation, which was filmed live at the Park Theatre in New Jersey. Her offbeat performance is a mixture of song, poetry, film and whimsy and includes guest performances by author William S. Burroughs and Adrian Belew on guitar. The show includes the songs "Excellent Birds," "Smoke Rings," "Language Is a Virus" and "Talk Normal."

Plot Keywords: william s. burroughs, drummer, pianist, guitarist, author, offbeat, engaging ...

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#3. The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009)

Storyline: Music video director Emmett Malloy shadows guitarist and singer Jack White and drummer Meg White on their 2007 Canadian tour. Alongside traditional concerts, the film shows the duo performing in unusual spaces like a Winnipeg city bus, an Ontario flour mill and a gathering of Native American tribal elders. Also included are intimate backstage moments between Jack and Meg, a formerly married couple whose time as a band was nearing its end during this tour, which proved to be their last.

Plot Keywords: musician, guitarist, drummer, rock star, native american, music lover, creative ...

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#5. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Storyline: A documentary about the Canadian rock band Rush relates the group's 40-year history and examines its continuing popularity. Using extensive archival footage, it follows the resilient rockers, lead guitarist Alex Lifeson and singer/bassist Geddy Lee, from when they started the band in the late 1960s through to the present. A diverse group of interviewees, such as musician Billy Corgan, actor Jack Black and "South Park" creator Matt Stone, shares what makes the band so special.

Plot Keywords: bassist, drummer, rock star, guitarist, singer, engaging, uplifting ...

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#7. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)

Storyline: This documentary presents highlights from four 1979 benefit performances given in support of Amnesty International. Spearheaded by Monty Python's John Cleese, they feature an array of primarily English talent ranging from comedian Peter Cook and fellow Python Michael Palin, to the Who's Pete Townshend and new-waver Tom Robinson. The film also features cameos by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and, in a very early appearance, Rowan Atkinson of "Mr. Bean" fame.

Plot Keywords: comedian, actor, guitarist, band member, hilarious, positive, playful ...

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#10. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Storyline: J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.

Plot Keywords: writer, publicist, pretty woman, sister, guitarist, uneasy, tense ...

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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. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)

Storyline: At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: guitarist, drummer, hilarious, inspiring, sad, canada, europe ...

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#14. Genghis Blues (1999)

Storyline: The extraordinary odyssey of a U.S. musician of Cape Verdean ancestry to Tannu Tuva, in central Asia, where nomadic people throat sing more than one note simultaneously, using vocal harmonics. A bluesman, Paul Pena, blind and recently widowed, taught himself throat singing and was by chance invited to the 1995 throat-singing symposium in Kyzyl. Helped by the "Friends of Tuva," Pena makes the arduous journey. Singing in the deep, rumbling kargyraa style, Pena gives inspired performances at the festival, composes songs in Tuvan, washes his face in sacred rivers, expresses the disorientation of blindness in foreign surroundings, and makes a human connection with everyone he meets.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: bluesman, guitarist, blind person, b.b. king, musician, fascinating, emotional ...

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#15. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

Storyline: In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: guitarist, bassist, pianist, drummer, singer, endearing, inspiring ...

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