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

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009), Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Barrel of a Gun (2010), Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008), The Last Waltz (1978), Heartworn Highways (1976), The Swell Season (2011), Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Songwriter movies.

#1. 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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#2. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Storyline: 1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ...

Plot Keywords: actor, singer, actress, friend, songwriter, filmmaker, emotional ...

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#3. The Barrel of a Gun (2010)

Storyline: In 1981, black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and was convicted of it in 1982. More than 25 years later, the case continues to spark controversy around the world, inspiring documentaries, books and intense debate. as the world's most celebrated death row inmate keeps his silence on his version of what actually happened in the middle of cold December night on a dark Philadelphia street.—Jennifer Treichler

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

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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. Once (2007)

Storyline: An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.

Plot Keywords: singer, songwriter, repairman, florist, love interest, immigrant, charming ...

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#11. Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment (1999)

Storyline: Shortlisted for the 1999 Academy Award, this non-fiction musical follows John Wallowitch, a star of New York cabaret and partner Bertram Ross, Martha Graham's lead dancer for 20 years. Together they formed the unforgettable cabaret duo "Wallowitch and Ross." A hidden gem of queer cinema recently preserved in the Academy Archives, you'll want to return to this magical little world time and time again.

Plot Keywords: dancer, songwriter, actor, dance instructor, lover, pianist, touching ...

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#12. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Storyline: Chorus girls Polly, Carol and Trixie are ecstatic when they learn that Broadway producer Barney Hopkins is putting on a new show. He promises all of the girls parts in the new show and even hires their neighbor Brad Roberts, an unknown composer, to write some of the music. There's only one problem: he doesn't have the money to bankroll it all. That problem is solved when Brad turns out to be quite rich but he insists that he not perform. When opening night comes, the juvenile lead can't go on forcing Brad to take the stage. He's recognized of course and his upper crust family wants him to quit. When he refuses, they tell him to end his relationship with Polly or face having his income cut off. When Brad's snobbish brother Lawrence mistakes Carol for Polly, the girls decide to have a bit of fun and teach him a lesson.—garykmcd

Plot Keywords: showgirl, singer, songwriter, theatrical producer, wealthy man, brother, engaging ...

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#13. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Storyline: Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris once month ago to come back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close... A film whose scenario is much less important than its feeling of euphory, according to the director Jacques Demy.—Yepok

Plot Keywords: songwriter, sister, mother, carnival worker, artist, pianist, uplifting ...

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#14. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Storyline: A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.

Plot Keywords: father, mother, sister, theatrical producer, songwriter, patriotic, spirited ...

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