Which film had the best soundtrack

The 25 best music films of all time

UPDATE: Good music films selected by delamaris and our editorial team - recently expanded to include your very own best music films. Finely put together with little information and trailers, especially for you and your next movie night. Would you like to see more films here? Then write it to us in the comment field.

The best music films of all time. Have you seen them all?

By Katja Köhler

Good music films: Opinions differ

When women and men meet who have completely different musical tastes, it is very similar to ice skating in hell: thin ice. For this reason we have of course voted so that we can really present the best and, above all, the most interesting films for you.

25. Bohemian Rhapsody

An emotional biography of the most important rock singer of the 70s and 80s. Rami Malek plays the famous Freddie Mercury and inspires us with his perfect imitation through an overbite and mustache. Even if some scenes in the film deviate from reality, this is forgotten again due to the grandiose Live-Aid appearance, which led to a flawless playback through the original recordings.

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24. A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are filming the third remake of the classic "A Star Rises" from 1937. Their soundtrack "Shallow" won an award in the Oscar category for Best Song and stayed at number 1 in the charts of various countries for weeks.

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23. Coco - more alive than life!

Yes, an animated music film also makes it onto our list! A family curse, the “Day of the Dead” and a love of music ... Who doesn't get curious? Anthony González plays little Coco and enchants with his talent.

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22. Pitch Perfect

If you are into comedy, song battles and drama, this is the right place for you! "The Barden Bellas" is an a-cappella group that brings together a talented group of different girls and is challenged in all three films, which they face with classics such as "Don't Stop The Music" by Rihanna, "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and many more.

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21. Grease

Grease is also one of John Travolta's classics. The soundtracks "You're the One that I want" and "Summer Nights" let you sing along and groove along ... there is no other way! I don't even begin with John's charm, his smooth moves and heartbreaking summer nights ...

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20. Notorious B.I.G.

Biggie has more than earned his place in Hip Hop Olympus. The biographically structured film shows important stages of his life in fictional film tension and his big hits are not missing in the film. A film that is also highly recommended for fans of the other genres.

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19. Rock’n’Roll High School

A film with the Ramones themselves and a real classic at that. Rock’n’Roll High School is a childhood dream turned into a film: rebellion, music that parents despise and in the end the school is on fire. If you haven't seen this film yet, you should definitely catch up on it. Rock’n’Roll High School is more than just a good music film.

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18. Once

With 2006 as the year of release, Once is one of the newer music films. An exciting story of two music lovers who, despite the many differences in music, have found a common denominator. The melodrama always resonates and you immediately identify with your hero in the film.

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17. Roadie

What makes roadie a good music film? In this case, it's sure to be the high-profile cast with Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Debbie Harry (Blondie) and Roy Orbison. As a film for in between, the comedy certainly knows how to inspire.

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16. Blues Brothers

Steven Spielberg, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles in the supporting roles: Only the Blues Brothers can do that. In the comedy film from the 80s, the Blues brothers try to raise money for good causes by reuniting their old band. Great songs and funny chases are guaranteed.

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15. The Commitments

The film, which has won several BAFTA awards, tells the story of a soul band in Ireland. Every beginning is difficult, especially if you are trying to found a soul band without already knowing the perfect line-up. A passionate music film with a fantastic soundtrack - absolutely worth seeing!

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14. High fidelity

A good music film for real lovers: A record shop owner looking for his relationship flaws. Of course, there is also a touch of black humor in the film, which has a very good soundtrack. At this point, of course, we will not reveal whether there will be a happy ending for Rob Gordon's love affairs.

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13. Almost Famous - Almost famous

As a teenager on tour for Rolling Stone magazine: Sounds like a childhood dream - and for some it certainly was. The film has an insane entertainment factor, is fun and is very well received by viewers - which is rarely the case with most autobiographical films. Being in love for the first time is of course just as much a part of the story as living in the midst of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

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12. This Is Spinal Tap

A heavy metal band on tour, an album about to be released and a woman who is shaking the whole band: The Spinal Trap is a comedy from the 80s that is not only popular with the delamaris. You should definitely have seen it!

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11. Walk The Line

It's good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people. - Johnny Cash

The biopic about Johnny Cash brings not only a galloping load of famous songs, but also top-class actors in a top-class production. So if you want to know how infamous rock'n'roll used to be and how dark the sides of success can sometimes be, you should definitely take a look at Walk The Line. By the way: The film won a Golden Globe in three categories and an Oscar in one category.

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10. Child prodigies

Three primary school-age children living in the Ukraine: Music connects them to be best friends at a time when life as a child couldn't have been worse, because the film is set in 1941. The audience is not only enthusiastic about the emotional compositions , also the heartbreaking story with many twists and turns is absolutely worth seeing. For all music enthusiasts who appreciate a good story with good film music.

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9. 8 mile

Exclusion, oppression and the difficulty of asserting oneself in the world: these are the topics of 8 Mile, in which Mr. Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem stars. The film is absolutely worth seeing not only for fans of hip hop and rap, because it deals with the difficulty of following your dreams - also and above all in the music business.

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8. Cadillac Records

Etta James, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and Little Walter: names that should trigger high-frequency palpitations in every music lover. And there is also the finest music equipment from the old days to marvel at. With stars like Adrien Brody, Mos Def and Beyonce Knowles, the music film manages to convey in-depth knowledge of the artistic milieu of blues music and to entertain it until the end. Even Beyonce gives off more here than her pretty face and has sung Etta James's pieces herself. Hats off!

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7. Beloved Clara

What do Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms have in common? If you don't have an answer to this question, you should definitely watch this film. A bit of romance is of course part of it when a gifted pianist and a young, aspiring composer meet. Musical history, art, triangular relationships, jealousy and the twisted image of women in the 19th century: everything united in one film.

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6. Dirty dancing

Yes, at the latest here the opinions are divided. Still, one thing is certain: Dirty Dancing is still a ratings hit on TV and undoubtedly has a fantastic soundtrack. If you've always wanted to know what the watermelon is all about, or why "my baby belongs to me" moves almost every woman to tears, you should give yourself a push and watch this film with an outstanding meta level.

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5. Berlin Calling

The fact that "Sky And Sand" by Paul Kalkbrenner was so successful has certainly to do with his leading role in Berlin Calling and the accompanying soundtrack. A successful mixture of trainspotting, hipster city (Berlin) and deep insights into the club cultures of the techno scene, which should not only appeal to the party audience from the 90s. A film that you definitely shouldn't miss.

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4. Ray

Ray Charles shaped rhythm and blues music like no other. He also had a strong influence on soul. The biography of a genius on the verge of madness is definitely one of the must-sees of every musician. Hits like "Hit The Road Jack" or "Georgia On My Mind" accompany the often gloomy atmosphere of this film and also tell the story of their creation.

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3. School of Rock

Jack Black is not only a guarantee for funny films, it also brings us closer to the history of rock'n'roll. Did you know this movie was sponsored by Gibson and Marshall? That explains the chic equipment. A really good music film - for fans of all genres.

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2. The fabulous world of Amélie

The right to a life that has failed is inviolable! - Amélie Poulain

The touching story of Amélie Poulain is hard to beat for its dreaminess and melancholy mood. Certainly one of the best soundtracks of the French film by Yann Tiersen, which made the sounds of the accordion socially acceptable again.

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1. Saturday Night Fever

More of a dance than a music film with a still great soundtrack. This film is a true Travolta classic with a lot of bling-bling and the disco charm of the 70s. The disco trend in fashion and music of the 70s can confidently be attributed to this film, to which the Bee Gees contributed many fantastic and unforgettable songs. Kool & The Gang can also be heard on the great soundtrack. So all that remains to say is: put on bell bottoms and unbutton your shirt - Stayin ‘Alive!

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Music films: which is your favorite?

We have expanded our 11 good music films to include numerous suggestions from the community. Thanks a lot for this. Another update will follow soon. We look forward to your comment!