Best Music Movies of 1982

1.

Pink Floyd: The Wall

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Starring: Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David, Bob Geldof, Alex McAvoy, Jenny Wright, Kevin McKeon, Bob Hoskins, David Bingham, Ellis Dale ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1982-07-14
2.

Koyaanisqatsi

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

Starring: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel, Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel ..
Directed by: Godfrey Reggio
Release date: 1982-10-04
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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'
6.

Ain't Misbehavin'

3.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Ain't Misbehavin' is the televised version of the 1978 Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation celebrating the music, life and times of Thomas "Fats" Waller — featuring 29 songs written or inspired by him. The telecast won Emmy Awards for Nell Carter and André De Shields.

Starring: Nell Carter, André De Shields, Ken Page, Charlayne Woodard, Luther Henderson, Armelia McQueen ..
Directed by: O. Tamburri, Don Mischer
Release date: 1982-06-21
7.

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
8.

Jean Michel Jarre: The Concerts In China

3.7
9.0/10 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
9.

Starstruck

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen, Melissa Jaffer, Pat Evison, John O'May, Dennis Miller, Norm Erskine, Phil Judd ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1982-04-08
10.

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

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