For Your Consideration: Great Movies About Music

24 Hour Party People

Come for the sounds of Madchester, stay for God chastising Tony Wilson for not signing The Smiths.

Almost Famous

A love letter to rock and roll with hearts over the i's and glitter in the envelope.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

When following your dream starts becoming a nightmare, there's always Japan!

Crazy Heart

The Dude imbibes.


Seven years documenting the rivalry between The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. They're hot then they're cold; they're yes then they're no.

Don't Look Back/

Meeting People is Easy/


Three outstanding "rockumentaries" whose artistic visions directly mirror their respective subjects: the innovation of early Bob Dylan, the disengagement of OK Computer-era Radiohead, and the aural 'scapes of Sigur Ros.

Great World of Sound

A cringe-worthy comedy about the unethical practice of song sharking. The humor in this film is so dark it makes 1969 Tito look like 2009 embalmed MJ.

High Fidelity

A movie (check) about music (check check) filled with needless opinionated lists (check check check)!

Hustle & Flow

An Oscar win for Three 6 Mafia marked the first Academy Awards luncheon to offer a new concoction of Dom Perignon and sizzurp.


She's overboard and self-assured.

Laurel Canyon

Dinosaur Ju...err...Sebado...err...Folk Implosion play the fictitious band covering original songs by the recently deceased Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. It's an aging indie-rocker's wet dream.

This is Spinal Tap

A film in C-minor, the cleverest of all keys.

The Wall

Introducing kids to (and subsequently repelling them from) LSD since 1982.

Young @ Heart

Spoiler Alert: Most of them die at some point. Try not to get too emotionally attached.