We're hosting a script-to-screen with Craig Brewer this week, which has us thinking about our favorite movies about music. Learn more about our event with Craig at http://goo.gl/AeEptR and add your suggestions to our list!
  1. Hustle and Flow
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    Craig Brewer's gritty drama about doing everything you can to follow your dream. If that dream happens to include winning the first Academy Award® ever awarded to a rap song, then mission accomplished.
  2. 24 Hour Party People
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    A genre blending look at Manchester's punk-to-rave music scene with brilliant fourth-wall-breaking narration by Steve Coogan's career defining role as Tony Wilson.
  3. Almost Famous
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    A love letter to rock-and-roll with hearts over the i's and glitter in the envelope.
  4. High Fidelity
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    A movie. About music. Filled with opinionated lists. #meta
  5. This is Spinal Tap
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    A 'mockumentary' in c-minor, the cleverest of all keys, turned up to 11.
  6. Straigh Outta Compton
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    Nostalgia with attitude
  7. Great World of Sound
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    Indie filmmaker Craig Zobel's pitch-black comedy about the predatory practice of songs sharking.
  8. Whiplash
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    JK Simmon's performance is a 'rush'! Miles Teller getting beat like a...err...drum is a 'drag.'
  9. Control
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    Control's beautiful black-and-white cinematography is emblematic of the film's musical subject: Joy Division
  10. Inside Llewyn Davis
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    Inside Llewyn Davis' beautiful muted-sepia-tone is emblematic of the film's musical subject: 70's NYC folk music. And cat people.
  11. Purple Rain
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    Suggested by @loriatx
  12. Amadeus
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    Suggested by @shanaz
  13. Once
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    A movie that's all about two strangers making beautiful music together (literally, not metaphorically)
    Suggested by @jb_piper
  14. Brassed Off
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    A beautiful, gritty movie about a group of miners who lose their jobs but still manage to keep their band alive.
    Suggested by @moonjockey