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

Amy (2015), Mariachi (1992), Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002), Sound of Noise (2010), Metalhead (2013), Home of the Brave (1986), D.O.A. (1981), The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Music movies.

#3. Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002)

Storyline: The creators of the internationally renowned stage show "Stomp" aim to bring its infectious energy to the world stage. Shooting on location on five different continents, the filmmakers interweave various musical styles with the inventive percussion and high-energy dance numbers of the off-Broadway smash to reveal the evolving nature of music around the world. Performers rhythmically pound their feet, clap their hands and bang any object in sight to reveal the pulse that connects all mankind.

Plot Keywords: musician, drummer, dancer, street performer, frenetic, thrilling, playful ...

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#6. 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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#8. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

Storyline: As contract songwriters for Disney, Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman compose many of the studio's best-loved hits, including "It's a Small World (After All)" and songs from "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and many more. Their prolific professional collaborations result in many awards, including two Oscars. However, a deep, longstanding rift strikes a sour note in the brothers' personal relationship.

Plot Keywords: songwriter, brother, coworker, friend, musician, inspiring, fascinating ...

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#9. 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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#12. We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

Storyline: Through interviews and archival footage, director Tim Irwin documents the history of the influential 1980s punk band the Minutemen. Surviving band members Mike Watt and George Hurley provide a firsthand look into the band's world, from their start in San Pedro to the 1985 death of D. Boon, the band's co-founding member. Numerous musicians, including Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, offer insight into the Minutemen's importance to the punk scene.

Plot Keywords: punk rocker, musician, fan, bassist, gripping, engaging, san pedro, calif. ...

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#13. The Jungle Book (1967)

Storyline: In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan (George Sanders). Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera the panther, and later by the carefree bear Balloo (Phil Harris), he braves the jungle's many perils.

Plot Keywords: mowgli, wolf, bear, panther, tiger, playful, endearing ...

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#15. 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.—<[email protected]>

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

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