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The Best Music Movies

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List Criteria: Movies that revolve around music, including biopics, but not music documentaries or concert films

A list of all the best music movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This music movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, but is currently ordered by popularity. Rank the best items on the list to see them get to the top. This list of music films also contains music movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page as your own by re-ordering the items, then you can share it on Tumblr,Twitter or Facebook. These are the top films about music in that each and every one on this list either focuses or deals with the concept of music, most often as a central theme. Don't like 'Parkway Drive: The DVD' or 'Xanadu'? Give them a thumbs down. If there are any movies about music you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous music movies of all time.What makes for a truly great musical movie? Clearly it's the fact that great music is the central theme. Ever single one of the items listed here could easily be included on any list of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Among them: 'The Blues Brothers,' 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Almost Famous' and 'High Fidelity.' Films are listed below along with release information. Director information on these music movies is included when available. Films about music include photos if you click on the name of the film and movie trailers are also included, when available. Enjoy checking out these films, many of which are some of the best movies of all time.Whether you're watching these music movies on DVD, Blu-ray or on Netflix instant streaming, this is a list of good music movies for a wide variety of occasions. So from the latest to simply the greatest music movies, here is the full music movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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    School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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    Ray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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    Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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  10. 10
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    A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    That Thing You Do! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Annie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Music Movies


    Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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    Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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    Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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    The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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    Xanadu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Movies


    Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard

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    Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by SpaceGoatJr
    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    Crazy Heart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Selena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos

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    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

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    Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Music Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by brooklynjoe
    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    The Last Waltz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Rock 'n' Roll High School is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Music Movies


    Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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    August Rush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    A Mighty Wind is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by LanaYoshii
    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

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    The Boat That Rocked is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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    Hair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

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    Taking Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch

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    Shine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Lee Kirby
    Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave

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    Sweet and Lowdown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Music Movies


    Uma Thurman, Sean Penn, Woody Allen

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    Inside Llewyn Davis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by LanaYoshii
    Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

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    Country Strong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Control is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Lara

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    Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    La Bamba is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by Richard Dumas
    Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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    Bandslam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Vanessa Hudgens, David Bowie, Aly Michalka

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    Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh

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    Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by MarandaWise
    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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    The Doors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Music Movies

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    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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    My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Music Movies

    added by David E. Miller
    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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