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The Best Movies About Singing

Updated January 12, 2021 5.9k votes 1.1k voters 83.5k 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

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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

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    Pitch Perfect 2

    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

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    High School Musical 2

    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

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    Camp Rock

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

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    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

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    The Phantom of the Opera

    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler

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    Coyote Ugly

    Tyra Banks, John Goodman

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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

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    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

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    Walk the Line

    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne

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    Rocketman

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

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    Country Strong

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester

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    Ray

    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx

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    Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

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