Popular Music Movies

Fourfilm
Fourfilm
Disclaimer: it is recommended that you do not watch this experiment unless you have already seen the four short films, "While the Water Runs Red," "While the Water Runs White," "Highway of Ghosts," and "Rorschach Rainbow." "Fourfilm" is an investigation of the fusion of (those) four, previously standalone short films into a two part, superimposed display of the films, which have also been re-colored, and the majority of the footage reversed and/or flipped/transformed. Existing in two cuts -- one accompanied by an original score, and the other accompanied by the track "Wallowa Lake Monster" by Sufjan Stevens.
Fourfilm 2017
A Drone Opera
A Drone Opera
A self-contained and uniquely seductive world featuring custom built drones with live video feeds, laser set-design, opera singers and an original libretto that combines to drive a narrative of desire, fear and destruction.
A Drone Opera 2019
ANIMA
ANIMA
In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.
ANIMA 2019
No Time for Quiet
No Time for Quiet
Featuring appearances from rock sensation Courtney Barnett, local punk trio Cable Ties and Sikh-Australian slam poet Sukhjit Khalsa, "No Time for Quiet" joins a group of girls and gender-fluid youths as they discover the empowering strength of music through a GIRLS ROCK! camp in Melbourne.
No Time for Quiet 2019
Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.
Corpse Bride 2005
High School Musical
High School Musical
Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself. And it's all set to fun tunes and very cool dance moves!
High School Musical 2006
Wer 4 Sind
Wer 4 Sind
Wer 4 Sind 2019
Walk the Line
Walk the Line
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Walk the Line 2005
Amadeus
Amadeus
The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Amadeus 1984
Team America: World Police
Team America: World Police
Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?
Team America: World Police 2004
Inner Ear Insect
Inner Ear Insect
They were gazing out of the window with a disoriented perspective when the wasp made its way in, to pierce them with its poison; a three minute sensorial short film that's visual aspect is made up of voyeuristic viewpoints, stretches of space, and open corridors.
Inner Ear Insect 2017
The Frame in the Dark
The Frame in the Dark
A short ambient/contemplative film, directed by Eli Hayes & Andre De Nervaux and existing in two separate cuts, one supplemented by an original score and the other set to the track, “The Secret in the Wall,” by Daniel Hart.
The Frame in the Dark 2017
Song to Song
Song to Song
Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Song to Song 2017
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013
The Runaways
The Runaways
Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success, with Joan as the band's hard-rocking heart, and Cherie as the sex kitten. However, the teens' stormy relationship threatens the band's future.
The Runaways 2010
Mystical Lumberjack
Mystical Lumberjack
Cosmic Cowboy is an uncensored self-portrait of Finnish country musician Pekka Myllykoski of the legendary Freud Marx Engels & Jung. This new documentary follows the dark downward spiral from mainstream success to his last drunken days. Cosmic Cowboy is a documentary film about friendship between two men and a chemical that binds them, fuels them and ultimately burns them down.
Mystical Lumberjack 2019
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Young Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) and Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) fall in love during the rock music scene of 1987.
Rock of Ages 2012
Begin Again
Begin Again
Gretta's celebrity boyfriend breaks up with her after a long-term relationship, leaving the singer to find success on her own. With the help of record producer, Dan and hip-hop celebrity, Trouble Gum, Gretta strives to fulfil her musical ambitions.
Begin Again 2013
Hearts Beat Loud
Hearts Beat Loud
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
Hearts Beat Loud 2018
Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar!
Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Hail, Caesar! 2016
School of Rock
School of Rock
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.
School of Rock 2003
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrate with friends, family and song. Legend will perform songs from his Christmas album, "A Legendary Christmas".
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy 2018
Step Up Revolution
Step Up Revolution
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Step Up Revolution 2012
Working Class Boy
Working Class Boy
With nine #1 albums to his name, Jimmy Barnes is one of Australia’s greatest rock icons. But his success masked a life of hardship and abuse, where the music that once saved him from oblivion almost came back to destroy him. Before Jimmy Barnes was Jimmy Barnes, he was James Dixon Swan, a troubled kid from the mean streets of Glasgow – and the even meaner streets of North Adelaide – trying to survive against a backdrop of addiction, alcoholism, poverty and abuse. For Jimmy, escape was the only option and he found it with a band called Cold Chisel. But the rock’n’roll lifestyle has its own temptations and the scars of childhood are always waiting to take you home. Based on the bestselling memoir and directed by veteran Australian filmmaker Mark Joffe, Working Class Boy is both an inspiring story of rock and redemption told in Barnes’ own words and an unflinchingly honest reflection on fame, creativity and depression.
Working Class Boy 2018
Ricki and the Flash
Ricki and the Flash
Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.
Ricki and the Flash 2015
Footloose
Footloose
Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Footloose 1984
La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose
A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls, Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in her grandmother's brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu), who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. Piaf became one of France's immortal icons, her voice one of the indelible signatures of the 20th Century.
La Vie en Rose 2007
Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.
Fantasia 2000 1999
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool—a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool 2019
The Legend of 1900
The Legend of 1900
The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.
The Legend of 1900 1998
Sister Act
Sister Act
A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV.
Sister Act 1992
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's band mates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004
Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves?
Singin' in the Rain 1952
Sarvam Thaala Mayam
Sarvam Thaala Mayam
Peter who tries to find his place in the world of classical Indian music embarks on a journey that helps him evolve personally, spiritually and musically.
Sarvam Thaala Mayam 2019
8 Women
8 Women
Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.
8 Women 2002
Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Magic Mike XXL 2015
After Summer
After Summer
Upon returning to Nashville, Tennessee after spending the summer in northern Florida, Eli Hayes, still in the grips of depression, sunk into the isolation of his apartment and continued to close himself off from the world. Nearing a state of agoraphobia, Hayes once again turned to his camera, and the act of capturing images, as a therapeutic means of reengaging with his surroundings. Companion pieces, "After Summer" and "Static" are slow landscape films, examining the textures of nearby environments through gradual expressions of light, color, and movement.
After Summer 2019