11 Evergreen Movies All The Music Fanatics Would Love Deeply
Music has always remained once such genre that can actually capture a movies ability to create story that moves freely between the reality and fantasy.
Some great movies have been made about music, be it biopics to fictional or the fantastical, film makers have tried to capture the love, pain, struggle and magic of music and the people who live and die for it.
Here's a list of some of the great music movies that have been made and you can literally watch them on Repeat.
Everyone kid has dream job in mind and so does an young music journalist’s dream writing scenario is to go on tour with a big rock band and write about it for “Rolling Stone.
This is what exactly what happens in Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous.”
Almost Famous is a movie about being born out of time, a struggle personified by its lead character. 15-year-old William Miller is too late to be there for the glory days of rock’n’roll, too young to take control of his music writing career, too juvenile to win the affections of Penny Lane, the girl he wants.
2. Saturday Night Fever
It would be difficult to overestimate the influence and importance of John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever in cinema, its safe to say that he owns the screen and the movie.
Badham's main accomplishment is to keep the camera on his star, fill our ears with the vivid and electrifying soundtrack and evoke Tony's love-hate relationship with the grimy vitality of Brooklyn. The actor quickly became a byword for bad career choices and squandered potential, but Saturday Night Fever alone is enough to ensure his place in cinema history
3. Begin Again
Begin Again interestingly teams up a washed-up record exec (Mark Ruffalo) and a struggling songwriter (Keira Knightley) to record an album on the streets of New York City. Knightley has a surprisingly pleasant singing voice, which will surely make you wonder why she hasn't taken on more musicals. Adam Levine plays Knightley’s musician ex-boyfriend who dumps her when he abandons his indie roots and makes it big.
Also James Corden and Hailee Steinfeld round out this all-star cast, and you'll have the beautifully simple song "Lost Stars" in your head long after finishing this cinematic ode to New York City, young love, and not selling out.
4. 8 Mile
Eminem plays B-Rabbit, a poor kid who lives in a mobile home on the outskirts of Detroit and dreams of becoming a rapper.
If that sounds a lot like Eminem’s own life, it’s because it is, but perhaps with a few embellishments. While the film is compelling, it’s the music in 8 Mile that really sells it, among the best to ever grace a soundtrack.
The film ends with an epic rap battle where Eminem, um “B-Rabbit,” crushes the competition and, perhaps, sets off on the path toward a career in the rap. You only get one shot. He got his — he took it.
Eminem nabbed the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the now-classic Lose Yourself, and the film’s soundtrack debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 upon release, eventually becoming the fifth best-selling album of the year.
5. High Fidelity
Let’s be honest, every music nerd is a selfish, insensitive jerk.
That’s the character John Cusack plays in “High Fidelity,” the tale of a going-nowhere-fast record store owner in Chicago struggling through a breakup.
He listens to music, he talks music , he walks music, he eats music, he sleeps music, he dreams music.
6. Love & Mercy
For fans of the Beach Boys’ musical mastermind Brian Wilson, this film is a must watch.
A biographical drama that follows the singer and lead songwriter through his mental breakdown and back again, the film follows Wilson as a young man (played by Paul Dano) and middle-aged (John Cusack), with distinct segments set in the 1960s and 1980s. The ’60s scenes in the film closely re-create Wilson’s famed methods while recording Pet Sounds, showcasing the forward-thinking sensibility of one of pop music’s most intriguing geniuses
7. This Is Spinal Tap
The film that gave the world the phrase “turn it up to 11.” It was a mockumentary about a ridiculous British heavy metal band, but it felt so real because real world rock and roll is often just as preposterous. That’s why many people back when it came out and still think “This Is Spinal Tap” is a real movie about a real band. You can’t make this stuff up or can you?
8. 24 Hour Party People
This comedy film documents the Manchester music scene through the lens of a slightly real, slightly fictional Tony Wilson, the television and radio personality, record label founder (he started Factory Records) and concert promoter. From the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks, to Joy Division and New Order, “24 Hour Party People” shows how the scene evolved from the late 90s to the early 00s with a flair for the absurd.
9. Purple Rain
Purple Rain is the cinematic companion to Prince’s album from the same year. Which will surely make you that Prince is as captivating on screen as he is on speakers.
He plays “The Kid,” the frontman of a band called “The Revolution” trying to make it on the Minneapolis music scene. His life is filled with pain and struggle and doubt, but on stage, he is an undeniable star.
The long live concert shots of Prince and his band performing classic tunes like “Let’s Go Crazy” and “I Would Die 4 U” and, yup, “Purple Rain,” were captivating and certainly helped copies of the album fly off shelves.
This one is the most underrated movie in the list and it follows romantic musical about a busking songwriter who also works as a vacuum repairman, Once was the darling of both music and film critics when it hit screens, helping to launch the careers of real-life musicians/co-stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2008 for Falling Slowly.
11. La La Land
A movie which is considered as the musical movie of the year? It teaches us that some emotion is so powerful that it can’t be put into mere words, it must be sung. some love is so overwhelming that you just have to move your feet
You won't be surprised to see Damien Chazelle direction of this amazing movie or the so called song-and-dance romance as if cinema was invented for him to play with and literal for us to get high on.La La Land is a must watch movie for everyone. It is not just simple, heart-touching love story but a movie which reflects a bitter reality of life.
This is definitely one of those movies which will leave you with a tear in your eye and a song which you will keep humming for many days to come