What is your favorite music themed movie?

Two of my all time faves are..

This Is Spinal Tap


The Doors


Do you have a favorite movie, be it Fiction or a Biopic?

BQ: Which band/artist should have their story told in a Biopic?

47 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Control. It's about Ian Curtis. I also like This is Spinal Tap.

    I also forgot about Dig!, which is about the Dandy Warhols and The BJM

    BA: Ian Curtis, in the above movie I mentioned.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The Wall, Pink Floyd

    Taking Sides, Ronald Harwood and István Szabó


  • 9 years ago

    "Across The Universe" (The Beatles)


    My favorite movie would have to be Sunshine, a really amazing soundtrack, amazing acting, amazing visuals, and underrated movie. Probably the best sci fi movie this century so far...


    BQ: Nirvana, it would be very interesting if they made a biopic about Kurt and all his bandmates instead of just Dave and Kris talking about Nirvana. My favorite band biopic by far would be Rush's "Beyond The Lighted Stage"


  • 9 years ago

    The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers 2000

    Almost Famous



    Little Shop of Horrors

    Fiddler on the Roof

    The Sound of Music


    Kinda hard to draw a line between 'music themed' and 'musical' ~ for me anyway.

    Favorite movie: The Big Chill ~ which could also fit in with the above movies, the music in it is so great.

    BQ: The "Classic Albums" that I like best are Cream: Disraeli Gears, and Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty, and movie: "Tom Dowd: The Language of Music". I've been hooked on band biopics for years.... VH1 rocks with those ~ Behind the Music, Legends, Classic Albums, Storytellers, Driven.


    Nice call, Josh Bowlin! That's an amazing piece of work.

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  • 9 years ago

    Once (2006)


    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


    Currently, my favorite movie is Pulp Fiction

    BQ: I would love for the Strokes to have their story told.

  • 9 years ago

    LOL, I love Spinal Tap!

    I also liked Pirate Radio and Almost Famous.

    My favorite isn't really a music themed movie but there is a lot of great music in it nonetheless.

    It's "Roadhouse" with Patrick Swayze and featured Jeff Healey (both of whom are now dead) as the bar house band where Patrick worked as the bouncer. It's a really good film with some great music if you've never seen it!



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    BQ - Eric Clapton, I read his autobiography and it was so interesting I couldn't put it down.

  • 9 years ago

    Spinal Tap

  • 9 years ago

    Control - Ian Curtis , based on Deborah Curtis' book Touching From a Distance (which is a good read)

    Sid & Nancy - more about the relantionship between Vicious and Nancy Spungen , but there are a couple of scenes with the band

    Walk The Line (Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash)

    Almost Famous

    The Doors

    When You're Strange (Doors documentary)

    Pirate Radio - fun flick ! great soundtrack

    Christiane F (it's not exactly about music , but it plays a somewhat important part - David Bowie's in it)

    Kurt Cobain - About a Son (interviews of Kurt beautifully put together with videos from the place he was born , Seattle , bla bla)

    Backbeat - about The Beatles , not a decent movie about them , it focuses more on Stuart Sutcliffe. It's enjoyable , nonetheless

    I'm Not There - 6 actors play Bob Dylan , it's great. Cate Blanchett , in particular, is great in it

    Stoned - about Brian Jones

    BA : David Bowie

    but none of that Velvet Goldmine crap , I hated it. I don't care if they say it was only 'loosely' based on David , it's ****.

  • Smiley
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Many of my favourites have already been mentioned by others...a few more would be;

    The Rutles

    Sid and Nancy

    The Blues Brothers


    Rock School


    Head (The Monkees)

    Velvet Goldmine

    A Hard Days Night, Help, Magical Mystery Tour & Yellow Submarine

    BQ: Captain Beefheart

  • 9 years ago

    Almost famous. I also really enjoyed the documentary the devil and Daniel Johnston. My favorite movie ever is either the royal tenenbaums or Donnie darko. An they need to make am Elliott Smith biopic

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