The Best Blues Movies Films

The Best Blues Movies

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List Criteria: Only movies featuring blues music in a major way.

A list of the best blues movies. These are films that focus on the music of the blues. We believe we have them all, but if your favorite blues film isn't on the list of the best blues films, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. The blues began with African Americans in the deep south of the United States (what could they possibly be singing the blues about?). The blues would go on to form the basis of jazz and even rock and roll. Around World War 2, blues began to go more mainstream with the advent of electric blues.

The 60s and 70s would bring us blues-rock. While the blues movie genre is often associated with being depressed, the movies on this list of the best blues films range throughout a number of genres. In fact, the most popular blues movie, "The Blues Brothers", is a comedy. So what is the best blue film ever? Which movies about blues really fire you up and make you want to dance in your seat? Vote on these blues music movies and share this list with your friends!

What are the best blues movies of all time? These movies about the blues seek to answer that question.


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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg Released: 1980

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    Crossroads

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    Steve Vai, Jami Gertz, Ralph Macchio released in 1986 with Ralph Macchio.

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Released: 2000

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    Ray

    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard Released: 2004

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    Cadillac Records

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    Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley, Emmanuelle Chriqui

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    Black Snake Moan

    Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson Released: 2007

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    Crossroads

    Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Dan Aykroyd Released: 1986

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    Lady Sings the Blues

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    Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

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    Blues Brothers 2000

    Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman Released: 1998

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    Sounder

    Released: 1972

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