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The Best Movies About Singing

Updated January 12, 2021 6.0k votes 1.1k voters 85.3k 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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    Pitch Perfect 2

    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

    Released2015

    Directed byElizabeth Banks

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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2006

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    High School Musical 2

    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2007

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    Camp Rock

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

    Released2008

    Directed byMatthew Diamond

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    The Phantom of the Opera

    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

    Released1997

    Directed byGregory Nava

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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

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    Coyote Ugly

    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 Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

    Released2007

    Directed byKirsten Sheridan

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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

    Released2006

    Directed byBill Condon

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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2001

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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    Rocketman

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

    Released2019

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

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    Ray

    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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    Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Hoen

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    Coal Miner’s Daughter

    Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek

    Released1980

    Directed byMichael Apted

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