Best Music Movies of 1984

1.

Amadeus

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Barbara Bryne, Cynthia Nixon, Douglas Seale ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1984-09-06
2.

Stop Making Sense

6.2
8.6/10 IMDB

A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals.

Starring: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Steven Scales, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Lynn Mabry, Ednah Holt ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1984-11-16
3.

This Is Spinal Tap

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Starring: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley Jr., Fran Drescher, Dana Carvey, Sandy Helberg ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1984-05-04
4.

The Cotton Club

4.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne, Gwen Verdon ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1984-12-14
5.

Purple Rain

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A victim of his own anger, the Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia. But another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid's spotlight -- and his girl.

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z ..
Directed by: Albert Magnoli
Release date: 1984-07-27
Best Music Movies of 1984 : Duran Duran: Sing Blue Silver
6.

Duran Duran: Sing Blue Silver

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

In 1984, Duran Duran toured Canada and America. It was their first major tour as headliners in these two countries. Over 79 days, they travelled approximately 18,000 miles and played 51 shows in 43 cities to over 550,000 fans. The entire tour was filmed for this behind the scenes documentary which offers some fascinating and intriguing glimpses into the fun, glamour, agony, ecstasy and ultimate glory of three months on the road. The band is shown thriving on the pressures, psyching themselves up pre-stage and then delivering their all to a thunderous response. The production manager, tour manager, road crew are frequently caught fraught with last minute panics and touring nerves. Hoards of hysterical fans are seen chasing down and beating on the band's limo and with a camera placed inside the car it gives the viewer an insight into how loud and sinister that must have been. And in between all of this comes the great music.

Starring: Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor ..
Release date: 1984-01-01
7.

Suburbia

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart.

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien, Wade Walston, Flea, Maggie Ehrig, Grant Miner, Christina Beck, Andrew Pece ..
Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Release date: 1984-04-13
Best Music Movies of 1984 : Motörhead Live in Toronto
8.

Motörhead Live in Toronto

3.6
9.0/10 IMDB

Filmed at Maple Leaf Gardens on the IRON FIST tour on May 12, 1982. Songs: Overkill / Heart of Stone / Shoot You in the Back / The Hammer / Jailbait / America / (Don't Need) Religion / Capricorn / (Don't Let 'em) Grind Ya Down / (We Are) The Road Crew / No Class / Bite the Bullet / The Chase is Better Than the Catch / Bomber

Starring: Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor ..
Release date: 1984-01-01
9.

Beat Street

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Starring: Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Rae Dawn Chong, Leon W. Grant, Saundra Santiago, Robert Taylor, Mary Alice, Shawn Elliott, Duane Jones, Doug E. Fresh ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 1984-06-08
Best Music Movies of 1984 : David Bowie:  Serious Moonlight
10.

David Bowie: Serious Moonlight

3.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Serious Moonlight is David Bowie's concert video from his 1983 "Serious Moonlight Tour" in support of his "Let's Dance" album. Filmed in Vancouver on September 12, 1983, it was released on video tape and laserdisc in 1984 and on DVD in 2006.

Starring: David Bowie, Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Carmine Rojas, Tony Thompson, Dave Lebolt, Steve Elson, Stan Harrison, Lenny Pickett, George Simms ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1984-01-31

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