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 and add your suggestions to our list!
  1. Hustle and Flow
    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
    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
    A love letter to rock-and-roll with hearts over the i's and glitter in the envelope.
  4. High Fidelity
    A movie. About music. Filled with opinionated lists. #meta
  5. This is Spinal Tap
    A 'mockumentary' in c-minor, the cleverest of all keys, turned up to 11.
  6. Straigh Outta Compton
    Nostalgia with attitude
  7. Great World of Sound
    Indie filmmaker Craig Zobel's pitch-black comedy about the predatory practice of songs sharking.
  8. Whiplash
    JK Simmon's performance is a 'rush'! Miles Teller getting beat like a...err...drum is a 'drag.'
  9. Control
    Control's beautiful black-and-white cinematography is emblematic of the film's musical subject: Joy Division
  10. Inside Llewyn Davis
    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
    Suggested by   @loriatx
  12. Amadeus
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  13. Once
    A movie that's all about two strangers making beautiful music together (literally, not metaphorically)
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  14. Brassed Off
    A beautiful, gritty movie about a group of miners who lose their jobs but still manage to keep their band alive.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey