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The Best Movies About Singing

Updated November 25, 2020 6.2k votes 1.0k voters 78.4k views92 items

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

Filmgoers absolutely love 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.
 
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 best films about singing below or add one you love to sing along with that isn't already on the list.
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    The Greatest Showman
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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Gracey

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    Pitch Perfect
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

    Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Pitch Perfect 2
    139
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    Pitch Perfect 2

    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

    Released2015

    Directed byElizabeth Banks

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    A Star Is Born
    100
    28

    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

    A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Sound of Music
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    High School Musical
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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2006

    Directed byKenny Ortega

    High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    School of Rock
    102
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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • 8
    8 Mile
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    77

    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    The Buddy Holly Story
    85
    33

    The Buddy Holly Story

    Gary Busey, Buddy Miles

    Released1978

    Directed bySteve Rash

    The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    High School Musical 2
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    94

    High School Musical 2

    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2007

    Directed byKenny Ortega

    High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Camp Rock
    80
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    Camp Rock

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

    Released2008

    Directed byMatthew Diamond

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    The Doors
    83
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    The Doors

    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

    The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Selena
    105
    60

    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

    Released1997

    Directed byGregory Nava

    Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film about the life and career of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Chicago
    99
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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Blues Brothers
    81
    42

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

    The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Phantom of the Opera
    63
    26

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Coyote Ugly
    113
    71

    Coyote Ugly

    Tyra Banks, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid McNally

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    Walk the Line
    117
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    Walk the Line

    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2005

    Directed byJames Mangold

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    August Rush
    94
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    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

    Released2007

    Directed byKirsten Sheridan

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    Dreamgirls
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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

    Released2006

    Directed byBill Condon

    Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Bodyguard
    58
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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • 22
    Rocketman
    33
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    Rocketman

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

    Released2019

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

    Rocketman is a 2019 British-American biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Rock Star
    56
    30

    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2001

    Rock Star is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Moulin Rouge!
    94
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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2001

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    La Bamba
    65
    40

    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

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