Highest-Rated Movies about 'Recording Studio', Sort by Popularity

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018), The Kids Are Alright (2018), Soul Food (2000), High Fidelity: The Guarneri String Quartet (1989), I Want My MTV (2019), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Let It Be (1970) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Recording Studio movies.

#6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Storyline: In 1982, the legendary English heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop.

Plot Keywords: musician, music lover, friend, manager, groupie, witty, recording studio ...

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#7. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Storyline: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Plot Keywords: rapper, manager, fan, rival, woman, gang member, brash ...

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#8. Let It Be (1970)

Storyline: A documentary showing both how The Beatles made music together, and how they split up. Hundreds of hours of raw footage was condensed into the final product. The rooftop performance ending the film remains a rock-n-roll archetype.—Ed Chen <echen@bcm.tmc.edu>

Plot Keywords: paul mccartney, john lennon, george harrison, ringo starr, producer, yoko ono, tense ...

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#10. The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)

Storyline: Bruce Springsteen's "Darkness on the Edge of Town," released in 1978, was three years in the making, 10 songs chosen from 70 written and rehearsed during that period. Using archival footage from the studio and contemporary interviews with Springsteen, the E Street Band, and those who were in the control room, the film presents a portrait of an artist driving himself to capture working-class life with a rough and raw sound that felt more like a live performance than a studio recording.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: band member, manager, musician, singer, record producer, creative, engaging ...

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#11. A Star Is Born (2018)

Storyline: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Plot Keywords: musician, artist, love interest, couple, band member, emotional, incredible ...

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#12. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Storyline: A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.—George S. Davis

Plot Keywords: singer, guitarist, pianist, musician, spirited, emotional, havana ...

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#15. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

Storyline: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.—Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Keywords: singer, manager, record producer, groupie, friend, gritty, moving ...

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