My Favorite Musicals/Musical Comedies/Musical Bio Picsby shytown58 | created - 30 Nov 2013 | updated - 21 Sep 2015 | Public
Just musicals and films with MUSIC I love
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1. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 65,886 | Gross: $103.37M
2. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
240 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
3. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
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.
Votes: 18,127 | Gross: $68.39M
4. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 172,657 | Gross: $57.23M
5. Moonwalker (1988)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big.
I recommend this to any MJ fan!
6. Sister Act (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Votes: 81,879 | Gross: $139.61M
7. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.
Votes: 46,147 | Gross: $57.32M
8. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Votes: 23,134 | Gross: $35.42M
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
Votes: 125,597 | Gross: $139.88M
Sure it's campy but it's a guilty pleasure of mine!
11. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 131,368 | Gross: $75.33M
12. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
17. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 16,114 | Gross: $39.10M
18. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
Votes: 3,481 | Gross: $12.41M
19. Out of Sync (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A hapless and desperate music producer hires a talented housewife to lip sync the songs of an attractive but talentless starlet to further his and her music career, and tries to keep up the charade when their album becomes a success.
20. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.
Votes: 15,735 | Gross: $67.18M
21. Sweetwater (1999 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1969, the rock band Sweetwater led by lead singer Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently received considerable media attention, appearing on a number of television shows. However... See full summary »
22. They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (2002 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A rock diva (Jennifer Beals) with a lengthy and often turbulent career hires a new assistant (Keri Lynn Pratt) whose sweet, helpful demeanor masks ulterior motives.
26. Sparkle (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music
In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Votes: 5,721 | Gross: $24.40M
28. Wayne's World 2 (1993)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.
Votes: 73,898 | Gross: $48.20M
29. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 271,528 | Gross: $45.51M