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Last film added: July 20, 2018. There are currently 1586 films in the database (since 1996).


    Musicals and Music Films (1996-2018)

    Search returned all musicals and music films out of 1586 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsSearching for Sugar Man (2012) 10  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. Heartwarming.

  2. EXCELLENT
  3. Movie DetailsHigh Fidelity (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
  4. Movie DetailsHype! (1996) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
  5. Movie DetailsMeeting People Is Easy (1999) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
  6. Movie DetailsO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/Music
    The Coen Brothers present Homer's Odyssey, set in the 1930s Deep South, starring George Clooney.
  7. Movie DetailsPianist, The (2002) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.
  8. Movie DetailsRed Violin, The (1998) 9  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    A red violin makes its way through three centuries over several owners and countries.
  9. Movie DetailsShine (1996) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Uplifting Geoffrey Rush film that's based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.
  10. Movie DetailsTorrey Pines (2016) 9  AnimationConspiracyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
  11. Movie DetailsWhiplash (2014) 9  Musical/Music
    Driven by his cutthroat instructor, a conservatory drummer is hellbent on becoming a jazz great.

  12. VERY GOOD
  13. Movie Details3 Idiots (2009) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Three Indian students challenge their college's draconian methods. A smart Bollywood comedy. All is well!
  14. Movie DetailsAlmost Famous (2000) 8  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A high-school boy is given the opportunity to write about a rising 1970s rock band.
  15. Movie DetailsBaby Driver (2017) 8  Musical/Music
    A baby-faced getaway driver is in deep trouble following a botched heist. Musical chase scenes.
  16. Movie DetailsBuena Vista Social Club (1999) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A documentary about aging and legendary Cuban musicians, brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder.
  17. Movie DetailsCoco (2017) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    On Día de los Muertos, an aspiring musician crosses into the afterlife seeking his great-great-grandfather.
  18. Movie DetailsCoffee and Cigarettes (2003) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Jim Jarmusch directs this series of black & white vignettes, centered around coffee and cigarettes.
  19. Movie DetailsCorpse Bride (2005) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Tim Burton presents a shy groom whisked into the underworld after inadvertently marrying the dead.
  20. Movie DetailsDancer in the Dark (2000) 8  FantasyMusical/Music
    Björk arrives in America with her son, expecting life to be like a Hollywood film.
  21. Movie DetailsDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Joss Whedon's three-part online musical miniseries. Filmed during the writers' strike, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  22. Movie DetailsHilary and Jackie (1998) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    About the brilliant concert cellist Jacqueline du Pre, from the perspective of her sister Hilary.
  23. Movie DetailsInside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Coen Brothers adaptation about a young singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961.
  24. Movie DetailsProposition, The (2005) 8  Musical/Music
    Violent and mythological. Nick Cave wrote the screenplay and scored this Australian Western about retribution.
  25. Movie DetailsSchool of Rock, The (2003) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Richard Linklater directs rocker Jack Black as a fourth-grade substitute teacher in a private school.
  26. Movie DetailsSix-String Samurai (1998) 8  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
  27. Movie DetailsTeam America: World Police (2004) 8  AnimationComedyMusical/Music
    Subversive political satire, with explicit puppet sex. You are worthress, Arec Barrwin. America! Fuck, yeah!
  28. Movie DetailsTopsy-Turvy (1999) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband.

  29. GOOD
  30. Movie Details8 Mile (2002) 7  Musical/Music
    Eminem is a young struggling rapper in Detroit. Co-stars Kim Basinger and Brittany Murphy.
  31. Movie DetailsAcross the Universe (2007) 7  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A psychedelic love story musical set in the 1960s, using the songs of The Beatles.
  32. Movie DetailsAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Throw me a bone here!
  33. Movie DetailsBlack Snake Moan (2007) 7  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    Provocative, ludicrous and sweet. Blues musician Samuel L. Jackson and sex-addicted Christina Ricci star.
  34. Movie DetailsChicago (2002) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A musical about celebrity worship, set in 1920s Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.
  35. Movie DetailsConan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind the scenes of Conan O'Brien's frenetic 2010 comedy tour. Revealing but not especially funny.
  36. Movie DetailsHercules (1997) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/Music
    Disney movie about the son of Zeus who becomes a hero to reclaim his immortality.
  37. Movie DetailsI Cannot Go on as I Am (2015) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Silent musical by Edgardo Flores. A woman loses her job and lover. Meaning in stillness.
  38. Movie DetailsIt Might Get Loud (2009) 7  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Documentary on the electric guitar starring rock musicians Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White.
  39. Movie DetailsJames and the Giant Peach (1996) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Roald Dahl's story of an orphan who befriends humanoid bugs living inside a giant peach.
  40. Movie DetailsJust Like Being There (2012) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Celebrates gig posters by contemporary artists nearly 50 years after the first iconic concert posters.
  41. Movie DetailsPearl Jam: Let's Play Two (2017) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    Eddie Vedder's Chicago Cubs fandom during their 2016 World Series run, plus Wrigley Field concerts.
  42. Movie DetailsMoana (2016) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
  43. Movie DetailsMoulin Rouge! (2001) 7  Musical/Music
    Baz Luhrmann musical starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Paris. 'Cause we can cancan!
  44. Movie DetailsMulan (1998) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/Music
    A girl secretly joins the Chinese army disguised as a man and becomes a hero.
  45. Movie DetailsNowhere Boy (2010) 7  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Chronicle of John Lennon's emotional teenage years, marked by the reentrance of his absentee mother.
  46. Movie DetailsPiano Tuner of Earthquakes, The (2006) 7  AnimationHorrorMusical/MusicObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Brothers Quay present a dark fairytale about a diabolical doctor and beautiful opera singer.
  47. Movie DetailsPrincess and the Frog, The (2009) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney fairytale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans. Waitress Tiana kisses a frog prince. Voodoo.
  48. Movie DetailsRadiant City (2007) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
  49. Movie DetailsSaddest Music in the World, The (2004) 7  ComedyFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Guy Maddin oddity. A Canadian beer baroness organizes a saddest-music contest during the Great Depression.
  50. Movie DetailsSLC Punk (1999) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    In 1985, Matthew Lillard is one of two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.
  51. Movie DetailsSoaked in Bleach (2015) 7  ConspiracyMusical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Compelling docudrama about the last days of Kurt Cobain. Re-open the death investigation, Seattle PD.
  52. Movie DetailsSouth Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/MusicTV Shows
    I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
  53. Movie DetailsSweet and Lowdown (1999) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    The life of a fictional jazz guitarist, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, and Uma Thurman.
  54. Movie DetailsWaiting for Guffman (1997) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    Christopher Guest plays a flamboyant off-Broadway director trying to bring some showbiz to small-town Missouri.
  55. Movie DetailsWild Man Blues (1997) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.

  56. FAIR
  57. Movie Details9 Songs (2005) 6  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Over 69 minutes, a young couple's intense sexual encounters are interspersed with nine rock concerts.
  58. Movie DetailsAll My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010) 6  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    A fortuneteller lives in a house crowded with ghosts at the edge of the woods.
  59. Movie DetailsAustin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002) 6  ComedyMusical/Music
    Have you got any idea how many anonymous henchmen I've killed over the years?
  60. Movie DetailsDeath to Smoochy (2002) 6  ComedyMusical/Music
    When children's television show host Robin Williams is fired, he plots revenge against Edward Norton.
  61. Movie DetailsJack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) 6  AnimationFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Strange, vivid fantasy about a boy with a mechanical heart. Disjointed script, uncanny valley characters.
  62. Movie DetailsLaurel Canyon (2002) 6  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    An uptight young man moves in with Frances McDormand and experiences a clash of lifestyles.
  63. Movie DetailsDr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Hyperactive disservice to Seuss. Teaches how to blindly consume and toss marshmallows to adorable bears.
  64. Movie DetailsLulu on the Bridge (1999) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/Rare
    After Jazz saxophonist Harvey Keitel is accidentally shot, he enters into a hallucinatory, obsessive affair.
  65. Movie DetailsSoloist, The (2009) 6  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Downey Jr., Foxx and Keener are great, but this biography feels slightly heavy-handed and exploitive.
  66. Movie DetailsSouthland Tales (2007) 6  ComedyConspiracyFantasyMusical/MusicSci-Fi
    Richard Kelly's dystopian, genre-defying mess of destruction and pop-culture doom. Bad actors cast on purpose?
  67. Movie DetailsTangled (2010) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney's story of Rapunzel. A bland, computer-animated corporate musical that made me borderline suicidal.
  68. Movie DetailsWedding Singer, The (1998) 6  ComedyMusical/Music
    Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star. Now get out of my Van Halen t-shirt.
  69. Movie DetailsWonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Irritating modern opera rehearsals dominate the story of Oppenheimer and the 1945 Trinity atomic test.
  70. Movie DetailsYesterday Was a Lie (2010) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Ambitious indie that explores the sci-fi film noir genre. Packed with Jung and consciousness theories.

  71. ADEQUATE
  72. Movie DetailsAugust Rush (2007) 5  Musical/Music
    An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to help find his birth parents. Overtly sentimental.
  73. Movie DetailsBe Cool (2005) 5  ComedyMusical/Music
    The entire premise involves having John Travolta and Uma Thurman reprise their Pulp Fiction dance.
  74. Movie DetailsDuets (2000) 5  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    Inside the lives of professional karaoke hustlers. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Huey Lewis sings.
  75. Movie DetailsJoe's Apartment (1996) 5  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Joe discovers he shares his run-down New York apartment with thousands of singing, dancing cockroaches.

  76. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  77. Movie DetailsCoyote Ugly (2000) CRAP  ComedyMusical/Music
    Jerry Bruckheimer presents Tyra Banks's breasts and some blonde chick with an annoying voice.
  78. Movie DetailsJosie and the Pussycats (2001) CRAP  ComedyConspiracyMusical/Music
    Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson star in this annoying pop-music satire.
  79. Movie DetailsParadox (2018) CRAP  Musical/MusicObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Daryl Hannah directs outlaw Neil Young in an experimental concert film of supernatural frontier nonsense.
  80. Movie DetailsSpice World (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    This plotless gibberish about the Spice Girls phenomenon is not bad enough to be good.


  81. Statistical ratings distribution of these 74 films (4.7% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 74 films: 7.

    10:1.4%

    9:12.2%

    8:21.6%

    7:35.1%

    6:18.9%

    5:5.4%

    CRAP:5.4%



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