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The Best Movies About Singing

Updated January 12, 2021 6.0k votes 1.1k voters 82.1k views100 items

List RulesFilms that focus on singers or singing. No documentaries.

Filmgoers absolutely love the best movies about singers, whether fictional or based on real events. Is there anything better than a great movie about music and singing? Some of the most popular movies these days feature singing and dancing. What are the best movies about singing? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list all have glorious singing in them. Many have been top box office hits that have inspired viewers and given them an intimate look at the tragic lives of different famous singers, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Other movies featured here are completely fictional and discuss various topics, from being a famous rock star to forming a band and spending an entire lifetime trying to make it big. They might be movies about a famous singer, singing competition, singing groups, or choir but one thing is for sure, they'll get a tune or two stuck in your head. 

This list features the best singing movies including, Almost Famous, High School Musical, Crazy Heart, Ray, Walk the Line, Dreamgirls, The Blues Brothers, Across the Universe, Pitch Perfect, The Doors, August Rush, and 8 Mile. Vote up the good films with lots of singing and singers below andvote down any you can't stand to listen to again.

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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Gracey

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  • A Star Is Born3
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    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

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    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

    Released2015

    Directed byElizabeth Banks

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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2006

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    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

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    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2007

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    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

    Released2008

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    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

    Released1997

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    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler

    Released2004

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Tyra Banks, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid McNally

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    Walk the Line

    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2005

    Directed byJames Mangold

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  • August Rush17
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    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

    Released2007

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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

    Released2006

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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2001

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    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

    Released2019

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester

    Released2010

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    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

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    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1993

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