Amphipolis Recommends: Musicals/Music Movies

by AmphipolisOFCL | created - 21 Jun 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Out of "757 rated musicals/music movie titles" atm, this is my personal "A Must Watch" musicals/music movie list. More titles will be added if they meets a desired rate (8-10).

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1. Mötley Crüe: Carnival of Sins (2005 Video)

R | 210 min | Documentary, Music

A concert film by Motley Crue on the Carnival Of Sins Tour 2005 in Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S.A.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Todd A. Fox, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Mighty Mike Murga

Votes: 264

2. Fall Out Boy: The Young Blood Chronicles (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Music

The members of Fall Out Boy undergo a series of events playing and singing music from their Save Rock and Roll album.

Directors: Adam Donald, Zaeh Donald, Andrew Zaeh | Stars: Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley

Votes: 188

3. Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995 Video)

89 min | Music

Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1979-92, including "Thriller", "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and more.

Directors: Steve Barron, Bob Giraldi, Bruce Gowers, John Landis, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, Nick Saxton, Martin Scorsese, John Singleton | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alberto Alejandrino, Horace Bailey, Tyra Banks

Votes: 2,059

4. Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997 Video)

Unrated | 106 min | Music

Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1983-1997. Mainly focused post-1995 era, including videos such as "Scream", "They Don't Care About Us" and more.

Directors: Nicholas Brandt, Colin Chilvers, Bob Giraldi, Wayne Isham, Michael Jackson, John Landis, Spike Lee, Don Mischer, Vincent Paterson, Mark Romanek, James Yukich | Stars: Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Brandon Quintin Adams, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 1,762

6. Dangerous: The Short Films (1993 Video)

112 min | Music

The music videos of Michael Jackson's Dangerous, including "Black or White", "Gone Too Soon", "Jam", "Heal the World" and more.

Directors: Billy DiCicco, David Fincher, Michael Jackson, David Kellogg, John Landis, Andrew Morahan, Vincent Paterson, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, John Singleton | Stars: Michael Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Gilby Clarke, Macaulay Culkin

Votes: 2,189

7. Hard 'N Heavy Volume 1 (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Music

The biggest names in Hard Rock & Heavy Metal. Exclusive in-depth interviews. Music videos & live concert performances. The outrageous Hard'N'Heavy animated cartoons. You won't see this on ... See full summary »

Directors: Cindy Keefer, Nicky Picasso | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Vince Neil

Votes: 13

8. Mötley Crüe: Greatest Video Hits (2003 Video)


This is a music video collection showcasing all of Motley Crue's music videos going back to 1981 and running till 2000 and includes performances by the original Motley Crue and features ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Bardawil, Bob Cesca, Nick Egan, Marcelo Epstein, Wayne Isham, Martin Kahan, Brian Lockwood, Matt Mahurin, Nikki Sixx, Blanche White | Stars: Michael Berryman, Randy Castillo, John Corabi, Larry Flynt

Votes: 108

9. David Bowie: A Reality Tour (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 148 min | Documentary, Music

In a career chock full of "you've never seen him like this" moments, you've never seen David Bowie as you will in A Reality Tour. The rock legend and his ace band blaze through stunners ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Viner | Stars: David Bowie, Gerry Leonard, Sterling Campbell, Earl Slick

Votes: 478

10. The Pixies (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 57 min | Music

The Pixies are one of the most influential American acts of all time. After 10 years apart the Pixies reformed in 2004 for this gig at the intimate Paradise Club in Boston.

Director: Robin Mahoney | Stars: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago

Votes: 92

11. The Making of 'Thriller' (1983 Video)

PG | 70 min | Documentary, Music

From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

Director: Jerry Kramer | Stars: Michael Jackson, John Landis, Rick Baker, Kelly Kimball

Votes: 752

12. Michael Jackson: The One (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary containing interviews with performers discussing the influence that Michael Jackson had on their career, combined with clips from Jackson's music videos.

Directors: Jim Gable, Paul Hunter | Stars: Michael Jackson, Shaula Vega, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 745

13. We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Music

In 1984, British and Irish pop stars united for the cause of Ethiopian famine relief as Band Aid. The following year, the Americans did the same as USA for Africa. This is how it happened.

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Jane Fonda, Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Kim Carnes

Votes: 547

14. Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

47 Metascore

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 70,696 | Gross: $38.52M

15. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,907 | Gross: $68.39M

16. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 44,711 | Gross: $42.77M

17. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 1,377

18. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 254,837 | Gross: $57.39M

19. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,394 | Gross: $15.10M

20. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 186,205 | Gross: $163.21M

21. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 201,791 | Gross: $8.82M

22. Whiplash (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music

88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 637,405 | Gross: $13.09M

23. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 268,596 | Gross: $45.51M

24. High Fidelity (2000)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Votes: 160,096 | Gross: $27.28M

25. Krush Groove (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

37 Metascore

In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Sheila E., Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell

Votes: 2,686 | Gross: $11.05M

26. Michael Jackson Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 (2012)

Not Rated | 118 min | Music

Michael Jackson does his magic on the Wembley Stadium stage, attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Stars: Jennifer Batten, Sheryl Crow, Greg Phillinganes

Votes: 73

27. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

Votes: 92,658 | Gross: $50.57M

28. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,855

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