Best Music Movies of 1982

1.

Victor/Victoria

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Malcolm Jamieson, Peter Arne, Sherloque Tanney ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1982-04-25
Best Music Movies of 1982 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

4.2
8.4/10 IMDB

Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. Composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim refashions a macabre tale into a musical masterwork in this dazzling performance of the 1979 Broadway hit originally staged by Harold Prince. In her Tony-winning role, Angela Lansbury plays Nellie. George Hearn turns his stage role of twisted Sweeney into an Emmy-winning triumph. The score coils around itself in every-tightening spirals. The lines ripple with black humor and madness. Enter Sweeney's tonsorial parlor. Attend the tale.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Edmund Lyndeck, Cris Groenendaal, Calvin Remsberg, Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods, Edmund Lyndeck ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes, Hal Prince
Release date: 1982-09-12
Best Music Movies of 1982 : The Compleat Beatles
3.

The Compleat Beatles

4.0
8.2/10 IMDB

“Let me take you down…” Now, for the first time, you can re-live the Beatles legends with this stunning 2-hour musical “Rockumentary”. It’s all there from the wild exuberance of the early Cavern Club days through eight incredible years, to the grim finality of “Let It Be”. See John, Paul, George and Ringo in performance, on tour, in films, recording with George Martin and in rare footage never before seen. Narrated by Malcom McDowell.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Allan Williams, Gerry Marsden, Marianne Faithfull, Billy Preston ..
Directed by: Patrick Montgomery
Release date: 1982-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1982 : Ain't Misbehavin'
4.

Ain't Misbehavin'

3.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Ain't Misbehavin' is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), "Ain't Misbehavin'". The televised version of the Broadway sensation celebrating the music, life and times of "Fats" Waller, featuring 29 songs written by or inspired by him, The telecast won Emmys for Nell Carter and Andre de Shields.

Starring: Nell Carter, André De Shields, Ken Page, Charlayne Woodard, Luther Henderson, Armelia McQueen ..
Directed by: O. Tamburri
Release date: 1982-06-21
Best Music Movies of 1982 : We Will Rock You
5.

We Will Rock You

3.7
8.7/10 IMDB

Freddie and co perform a blistering set of hits, including We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody, in front of an 18,000 strong crowd at Montreal's Forum, in this stunning concert film.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May ..
Directed by: Saul Swimmer
Release date: 1982-05-03
Best Music Movies of 1982 : Jean Michel Jarre: The Concerts In China
6.

Jean Michel Jarre: The Concerts In China

3.7
9.1/10 IMDB

The Concerts in China was a concert tour by Jean Michel Jarre, notable for marking the opening of post-Mao Zedong China to live Western music, in 1981. Five concerts were held in the two biggest cities, for an estimated audience of 120,000 spectators, on October 21 and 22 in Beijing, and on October 26 through 28 in Shanghai.

Starring: Jean-Michel Jarre ..
Directed by: Andrew Piddington
Release date: 1982-01-01
7.

Smithereens

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Starring: Susan Berman, Richard Hell, Brad Rijn, Nada Despotovich, Roger Jett, Kitty Summerall, Joni Ruth White, D.J. O'Neill, Pamela Speed, Edie Schecter ..
Directed by: Susan Seidelman
Release date: 1982-11-19
8.

Forbidden Zone

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her.

Starring: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, Jan Stuart Schwartz, Marie-Pascale Elfman, Virginia Rose, Gene Cunningham, Phil Gordon, Danny Elfman, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: Richard Elfman
Release date: 1982-03-21
9.

Grease 2

3.5
4.4/10 IMDB

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon, Alison Price, Matt Lattanzi, Adrian Zmed, Peter Frechette, Christopher McDonald ..
Directed by: Patricia Birch
Release date: 1982-06-11
10.

The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time

3.5
8.3/10 IMDB

Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Starring: Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seeger ..
Directed by: Jim Brown
Release date: 1982-03-07

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