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Films About Music

5 March 2020

Music and Film… The masterpieces where these two art branches combine successfully are beautiful as if they belong to another dimension. As musiconline, in our blog post today, we have brought together the most popular films in the history of cinema, which are about music. If you haven't watched these films that will appeal to both your eyes and your ears, your to-do list might be quite full.


Watching films is one of the many indoor activities that many of us choose to enjoy our free time. Some of us like action, some like drama or romantic comedy. Regardless of the genre, we can rank the sine qua non of a film as a good script, cast, fiction, director and soundtrack.

In today's blog post, which is the continuation of our 5 Great Films About Music, which we have touched on the films about music and musicians, we added 7 more films to our list that you cannot get enough of listening to music while watching.


1- The Blues Brothers

One of the most successful examples of the musical-comedy genre, 1980's the Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, tells the story of two jazz musician brothers named Jake and Elwood Blues. With its moving rhythm, plenty of action and dizzying chase scenes, the Blues Brothers have a distinct place for cinema and music lovers.


2- Pink Floyd - The Wall

The Wall is a remarkable film, shot on Pink Floyd's album of the same name and directed by Alan Parker. Shot 3 years after the 1979 album, the film offers Pink Floyd’s fans an audiovisual feast with animations, metaphors and songs.


3- The Doors

Directed by Oliver Stone, the 1991 made film highlights the life of the American rock band The Doors' charismatic vocalist Jim Morrison. We highly recommend The Doors lovers to watch this Rock documentary-like film, which Val Kilmer, the leading role of the film, has long stated that he could not get rid of the influence of the role and Jim Morrison.


4- 8 Mile

8 Mile, which describes the life of Eminem before he became famous, brings the hiphop world of Detroit to our homes. The film, which rap music lovers will enjoy watching, tells how Eminem, who looks like a white rabbit among the blacks, stepped into the rap world.


5- Control

The director Anton Corbijn's 2007 film tells the story of Ian Curtis, the singer of the band Joy Division, who left his mark in history with his distinctive demeanour. The film is about Joy Division, the group of living men who don't make post-rock, but its black and white atmosphere is just as influential as the band's albums. If it's sad, it's sad; if it's music, it’s music and we recommend you watch it.


6- Departures

Filmed by Japanese director Yōjirō Takita and one of the finest examples of Far Eastern cinema, Departures tells the story of a cellist who loses his job. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2008, the film also captivates the audience with its musical quality.


7- La Vie en Rose

Starring French actress Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Gérard Depardieu in the lead roles, it's a fascinating Edith Piaf biopic. Beginning with Edith Piaf's concert scene in New York in 1959, the film focuses on French singer Piaf, in his 40s. Absolutely a masterpiece!

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