Best Music Movies of 1977

1.

Saturday Night Fever

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited Tony struts his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Julie Bovasso, Sam Coppola, Denny Dillon, Robert Costanzo, Fran Drescher, Donna Pescow ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1977-12-16
2.

New York, New York

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Dick Miller, Mary Kay Place, Shera Danese, Frank Sivero, Don Calfa, Jack Haley ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1977-06-21
3.

High Anxiety

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name.

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas, Ron Clark ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1977-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1977 : Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
4.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Starring: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, David Goetz, Richard Hunt, Eren Ozker, Jim Henson ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1977-12-17
Best Music Movies of 1977 : Bob Marley & The Wailers: Exodus - Live at the Rainbow
5.

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Exodus - Live at the Rainbow

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Unparalleled as a live act, Bob Marley and the Wailers perform their world-famous reggae hits in this 1977 concert from London's Rainbow Theatre. The show was filmed during the band's tour to promote their "Exodus" album. Thirteen tracks include favorites such as "No Woman, No Cry," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Lively Up Yourself" and "Get Up, Stand Up." Also featured are interviews with Marley's wife, Rita, and his mother, Cedella Booker.

Starring: Bob Marley ..
Release date: 1977-06-04
Best Music Movies of 1977 : The Nutcracker
6.

The Nutcracker

3.6
8.3/10 IMDB

The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critcally acclaimed Emmy nominated production. The thisspectacular performance is danced by the magnificent team of Baryshnikov, one of the greatest classical dancers of the century, and Gelsey Kirkland, both chowcased at the peak of the their careers, with members of the American Ballet Theatre.

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Gregory Osborne ..
Directed by: Tony Charmoli
Release date: 1977-01-01
7.

ABBA: The Movie

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A radio DJ in pursuit of an exclusive interview follows ABBA during their mega-successful tour of Australia.

Starring: Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Robert Hughes, Tom Oliver, Bruce Barry, Stig Anderson, Calvin Cross, Ivar Dahlbom ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 1977-12-15
8.

Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead Movie

3.3
8.0/10 IMDB

Released in 1977 and directed by Jerry Garcia, is a film that captures performances from the Grateful Dead's October 1974 five-night stand at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. This end-of-tour run marked the beginning of an extended hiatus for the band, with no shows planned for 1975. The movie also faithfully portrays the burgeoning Deadhead scene. The film features the "Wall of Sound" concert sound system that the Dead used for all of 1974.

Starring: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh ..
Directed by: Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast
Release date: 1977-06-02
Best Music Movies of 1977 : Halloween Is Grinch Night
9.

Halloween Is Grinch Night

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

When the sour-sweet wind starts blowing again, the Whos retreat to their homes because they know the Grinch will soon be a'prowlin. Young Eukariah Who has to make a trip to the Euphemism (outhouse), when the wind blows him away to a confrontation with the gruesome Grinch. Eukariah decides that the Grinch must be stopped, so he faces his fears and confronts the Grinch and his spooks.

Starring: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro, Irene Tedrow, Jack DeLeon, Henry Gibson, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin, Barrington Bunce
Release date: 1977-10-29
Best Music Movies of 1977 : Pelvis
10.

Pelvis

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

A young man moves to New York to strike it big in the music business.

Starring: Bobby Astyr, Luther 'Bud' Whaney, Mary Mitchell, Cindy Tree, Billy Padgett, Chris Thomas ..
Directed by: Robert T. Megginson
Release date: 1977-03-31

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