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List Rules Movies that revolve around music, including biopics, but not music documentaries or concert films

A list of all the best music movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This music movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, but is currently ordered by popularity. Rank the best items on the list to see them get to the top. This list of music films also contains music movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page as your own by re-ordering the items, then you can share it on Tumblr,Twitter or Facebook. These are the top films about music in that each and every one on this list either focuses or deals with the concept of music, most often as a central theme. Don't like 'Parkway Drive: The DVD' or 'Xanadu'? Give them a thumbs down. If there are any movies about music you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous music movies of all time.What makes for a truly great musical movie? Clearly it's the fact that great music is the central theme. Ever single one of the items listed here could easily be included on any list of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Among them: 'The Blues Brothers,' 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Almost Famous' and 'High Fidelity.' Films are listed below along with release information. Director information on these music movies is included when available. Films about music include photos if you click on the name of the film and movie trailers are also included, when available. Enjoy checking out these films, many of which are some of the best movies of all time.Whether you're watching these music movies on DVD, Blu-ray or on Netflix instant streaming, this is a list of good music movies for a wide variety of occasions. So from the latest to simply the greatest music movies, here is the full music movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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Lee Kirby added The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Lee Kirby added This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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PeteBoyle added School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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Lee Kirby added Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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Lee Kirby added Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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Lee Kirby added Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Lee Kirby added Ray Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Lee Kirby added A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Lee Kirby added The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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Lee Kirby added That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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PeteBoyle added Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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SpaceGoatJr added Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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brooklynjoe added Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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Xanadu Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Movies
Kyle Townsend added High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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WarrenMitchell added Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Lee Kirby added Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Movies
Rock Star Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

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Lee Kirby added Selena Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos

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Lee Kirby added The Runaways Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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PatrickTK021 added The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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David E. Miller added Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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Kerry Wycoff Bingham added Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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Lee Kirby added Crazy Heart Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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David E. Miller added Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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brooklynjoe added Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh

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PatrickTK021 added La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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Chris Mesa added O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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MarandaWise added Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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coolhand added The Last Waltz

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David E. Miller added My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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Richard Dumas added The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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sk8erhorse added Hair Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

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Rock 'n' Roll High School Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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LanaYoshii added A Mighty Wind Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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Lee Kirby added August Rush Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Lee Kirby added The Boat That Rocked Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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Streets of Fire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Music Movies
pigonthewing added Streets of Fire Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

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Scott Vanwesterhuyzen added Empire Records Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire

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Lee Kirby added Taking Woodstock Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch

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Lee Kirby added Shine Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave

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PeteBoyle added Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Odette Annable

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1491971760840 added Lady Sings the Blues Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

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Tangy Tiger added The Commitments Andrea Corr, Colm Meaney, Maria Doyle Kennedy