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1. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.4
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

Votes: 75,597 | Gross: $39.44M

2. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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59 Metascore

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 70,468 | Gross: $35.00M

3. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 31,178 | Gross: $14.92M

4. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 7,590 | Gross: $29.20M

5. Not Fade Away (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director: David Chase | Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella

Votes: 4,240 | Gross: $0.61M

6. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kamryn Johnson, Rikki McKinney, Alan T. Coleman

Votes: 3,772

7. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.6
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 6,478

8. Killer Diller (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Lucas Black, William Lee Scott, Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 378

9. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.

Director: Sam Dunn | Stars: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, ZZ Top

Votes: 878 | Gross: $0.01M

10. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: Robert Johnson, Terry Harmonica Bean, Rory Block, Yvonne Chireau

Votes: 1,769

11. Doonby (2013)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

4.9
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Sam Doonby, a no-good drifter, enters a small town in Texas. His sudden arrival is met with suspicion, jealousy, and intrigue. His departure is just as sudden, and then the town realizes how one person's presence can matter.

Director: Peter Mackenzie | Stars: John Schneider, Ernie Hudson, Jenn Gotzon, Robert Davi

Votes: 460

12. Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Leonardo Nam, Rachel Black

Votes: 2,274 | Gross: $0.01M

13. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 6,720 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Mint Royale: Blue Song (2002 Video)

4 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.1
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An optimistic getaway driver (Noel Fielding) waits for a trio of bank robbers in the parking lot.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Nick Frost, Michael Smiley

Votes: 179

15. Transatlantic Coffee (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two unlikely friends, a teenage stripper from London and a traumatized clown, try to help each other in an uncertain world.

Director: Erik Peter Carlson | Stars: Kevin Pinassi, Rae Olivier, Marcel Torres, Stephanie Domini

Votes: 404

16. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.1
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 170

17. Dance with the Devil (2006)

66 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Features concert footage and a backstage look at legendary underground Los Angeles nightclub act The Toledo Show.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Emily Adams, Brian Allan, Melvin 'Spoon' Brannon Jr., Anthony 'Brew' Brewster

Votes: 19

18. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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A thorough look at the 90's Turkish rock scene, one legendary stage band and its two members: Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin... An inquiry of their existential battles with the society, the industry and their own minds.

Director: Mehmet Sertan Ünver | Stars: Göksel, Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 407

19. The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.7
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A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.

Directors: Les Blank, Skip Gerson | Stars: Lightnin Hopkins, Billy Bizor, Mance Lipscomb, Ruth Ames

Votes: 589

20. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 265

21. Festival (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 417

22. Csinibaba (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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1962-ben, amikor Gagarin urrepult es csaknem kitort a harmadik vilaghaboru, nalunk mar jo ideje nem tortent semmi es ugy nezett ki, hogy meg vagy harminc evig nem is fog. De, hogy ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Tímár | Stars: János Gálvölgyi, Sándor Almási, Anita Tóth, Gábor Reviczky

Votes: 1,850

23. Happy Here and Now (2002)

R | 89 min | Drama

5.0
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60 Metascore

When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Karl Geary, Shalom Harlow, Clarence Williams III, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 303 | Gross: $0.00M

24. The Hills Have Thighs (2008)

78 min | Comedy

3.4
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Daniel Boone Owen, a local Hillbilly Icon, has gone missing in Appalachia. Last seen face down in his favorite watering hole, Scatterbrain's, the theories behind his disappearance are as ... See full summary »

Director: James Bubba Cromer | Stars: Hance Oliver, Dona Ayers, Mona Lisa Johnson, James Bubba Cromer

Votes: 57

25. Underbelly Blues (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A cowardly rapper tells a redneck about a mysterious briefcase and a large amount of cash that sets into motion a series of bumbling events that will inevitably involve much of the L.A. underworld and may just bring down corporate America.

Director: Phil Messerer | Stars: Seamus Reed, Emilee Wilson, Andrew Green, Nathan Hurd

Votes: 46

26. The Search for Robert Johnson (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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A UK television documentary film about the legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Hammond, Gayle Dean Wardlow

Votes: 138

27. Cha-Cha (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Bank robber tries to go straight by becoming a rock'n'roll star. Takes place in and around Amsterdam's punk/new wave scene, with appearances by Nina Hagen, Les Chappell, and Lene Lovich.

Director: Herbert Curiel | Stars: Herman Brood, Nina Hagen, Lene Lovich, Les Chappell

Votes: 144

28. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance

5.5
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 98

29. Estudyante blues (1989)

102 min | Comedy

7.5
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A story about eight young men who are currently studying in high school. As adolescents trying to experiment on new things, they face different adventures on discovering love, sex and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Dingdong Avanzado, Lilet, Jigo Garcia, Gelli de Belen

Votes: 13

30. Torch Singer (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 525

31. Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983 (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary

8.1
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This film reveals and dissects the formative years of Stevie Ray Vaughan's career - his influences and recordings - and traces the history of Texas blues itself, identifying Vaughan's place... See full summary »

Director: Tom O'Dell | Stars: Angela Strehli, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Reese Wynans

Votes: 43

32. John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly (2014)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.6
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John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly is a fan-made feature documentary chronicling the musical evolution of one of the most influential solo artists of his generation. Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mayer.

Director: Eastwood Allen | Stars: John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino, David Labruyere

Votes: 195

33. Jammin' the Blues (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.9
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Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.

Director: Gjon Mili | Stars: Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris

Votes: 740

34. Blues Man

Drama | Announced

A teen hip-hop artist discovers a deeper meaning to his music when meeting three Mississippi blues men.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Xolo Maridueña, Anita Gillette, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo'

35. Mali Blues (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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85 Metascore

Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté ... See full summary »

Director: Lutz Gregor | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassékou Kouyaté, Master Soumy

Votes: 84 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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81 Metascore

Two Trains Runnin' is about the search for two forgotten blues singers, carried out in Mississippi during the height of the American civil rights movement.

Director: Sam Pollard | Stars: Taylor Branch, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Dave Dennis

Votes: 74

37. From Zero to Ten (2002)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Four middle-aged friends plan to re-experience an old weekend in Rimini.

Director: Luciano Ligabue | Stars: Stefano Pesce, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Massimo Bellinzoni, Fabrizia Sacchi

Votes: 744

38. Joë Caligula - Du suif chez les dabes (1969)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A young crook called Joë Caligula and his crew make war on a Parisian gang.

Director: José Bénazéraf | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jeanne Valérie, Ginette Leclerc, Junie Astor

Votes: 76

39. The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Barbra Marks, Bettye Kelly

Votes: 130

40. Satchmo the Great (1957)

Approved | 63 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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In this 1957 biography film of the jazz-great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, he and his band tour the world as American good-will ambassadors bring jazz at its best to the people of the world. ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Armstrong, Edward R. Murrow, Leonard Bernstein, W.C. Handy

Votes: 7

41. Lotto Land (1995)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

6.7
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This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of ... See full summary »

Director: John Rubino | Stars: Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Wendell Holmes, Barbara Gonzalez, Suzanne Costollos

Votes: 45

42. Antone's: Home of the Blues (2004)

Documentary

8.5
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Documentary film about the legendary blues club in Austin, Texas, "Antone's." The film is filled with historical and dynamic blues performances from the earliest days of the club in the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Karlok | Stars: David Adelson, Clifford Antone, Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton

Votes: 30

43. Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica School (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.3
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Borrah Minnevitch and His Rascals play popular songs on their harmonicas.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Borrah Minevitch, Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals, Leo Diamond

Votes: 64

44. Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review (2014)

Documentary, Music

7.3
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A documentary about rock musician Eric Clapton in the 1970s.

Star: Eric Clapton

Votes: 22

45. Monochrome: Black, White and Blue (2017–2019)

Documentary, Music

7.5
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MONOCHROME: Black, White and Blue

What you didn't know about the blues... What you didn't know about Slavery and the Civil Rights movement.... What you didn't know about black culture in ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Joe Bonamassa, Kevin Boyle, Jake Bugg, Dr. John

Votes: 6

46. The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.9
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America Undercover goes to the Madison Hotel in the skid-row section of downtown Los Angeles and talks to some of the desperate people living there. It talks to a prostitute and heroin ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena, Geof Bartz | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 41

47. Blues Before Sunrise (2016)

50 min | Documentary

9.2
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'Blues Before Sunrise' is a documentary that captures a few of the remaining authentic Delta Bluesmen and their intensely personal and powerful music. Their roots lead directly back to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cyrus T. Hayley, Alex J.R. Nielsen | Stars: Bill Abel, Super Chikan, Deak Harp, Vince Johnson

Votes: 48

48. Preston Shannon My Life is the Blues (2017)

59 min | Documentary | Completed

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Preston Shannon is one of the last remaining Mississippi born blues musicians with roots to the Memphis Blues. This film interweaves Preston's past and present while examining his journey to becoming a world renowned musician.

Director: Candice Williams | Stars: George Klein, Preston Shannon, Candice Williams

49. Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (2003)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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Beginning with William Wrigley's acquisition of the Santa Catalina Island Company in 1919, the history of the island is explored with archival footage, stills, interviews of residents, historians and celebrities.

Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Kathryn Abbott, Del Breckenfeld, Les Brown, Jean-Michel Cousteau

Votes: 28

50. Lost in Las Vegas (2001)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Don Burton, Felicia Campbell, Wayne Catania, Kurt Coleman

Votes: 11



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