Best Music Movies of 1989


The Fabulous Baker Boys

6.9/10 IMDB

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Xander Berkeley, Jennifer Tilly, Dakin Matthews, Ken Lerner, Albert Hall, Terri Treas ..
Directed by: Steve Kloves
Release date: 1989-10-13

Meet the Feebles

6.6/10 IMDB

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, drug dealing, and murder. Meanwhile the love between two of the stars is threatened by Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie.

Starring: Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow, Brian Sergent, Ross Jolly, Peter Vere-Jones, Mark Wright, Danny Mulheron, Jay Snowfield, Doug Wren ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1989-08-12

Great Balls of Fire!

6.3/10 IMDB

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Blount, Trey Wilson, Steve Allen, Michael St. Gerard, Mojo Nixon ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1989-06-30

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

7.0/10 IMDB

The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Siberian musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.

Starring: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen, Pimme Korhonen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Puka Oinonen, Silu Seppälä, Mauri Sumén, Mato Valtonen ..
Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
Release date: 1989-03-24
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder

Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder

8.4/10 IMDB

Concert video taken from the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. It was largely filmed during the concerts running from August 19, 1988 through August 23, 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, with some additional footage from June 21, 1988 and June 22, 1988 at the Place d'Armes of the Château de Versailles, Versailles, France (used to provide the performance of "The Great Gig in the Sky").

Starring: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Jon Carin, Rachel Fury, Durga McBroom, Scott Page, Guy Pratt, Tim Renwick ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 1989-06-13
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Depeche Mode - 101

Depeche Mode - 101

8.1/10 IMDB

A fascinating documentary focusing on backstage realities of art and business during the British synthesizer band's 1988 American tour.

Starring: Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher, Alan Wilder ..
Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker, David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus
Release date: 1989-04-27
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Queensrÿche : Video:mindcrime

Queensrÿche : Video:mindcrime

9.2/10 IMDB

Compilation of music videos for the US heavy metal band Queensrÿche's classic 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime about disillusioned Nikki, brainwashed by sinister Dr. X to kill for him. Nikki falls for one of his targets - nun Mary.

Starring: Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo ..
Directed by: Chris Painter, Marc Reshovsky
Release date: 1989-09-26

Teen Witch

6.0/10 IMDB

Louise is not very popular at her highschool. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer's captain. But soon she has doubts if it's right to 'cheat' her way to popularity.

Starring: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye, Dick Sargent, Lisa Fuller, Amanda Ingber, Zelda Rubinstein, Noah Blake, Tina Caspary ..
Directed by: Dorian Walker
Release date: 1989-04-28
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Khovanshchina


8.2/10 IMDB

The last and arguably finest opera of Modest Mussorgsky is captured in one of its most powerful interpretations in this 1989 recording from the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Claudio Abbado. A moody opera that is thematically broad at times and intimately personal in others, "Khovanshchina" tells the story of the 17th-century clash between Russian conservatives and Peter the Great's reformists. Among the singers is renowned basso Nicolai Ghiaurov and Paata Burchuladze, as well as Anatoly Kocherga, Ludmila Semtchuk, and Heinz Zednik.

Starring: Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Atlantov, Paata Burchuladze, Anatoly Kocherga, Yuri Marusin, Ludmila Semtschuk, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Heinz Zednik, Brigitte Poschner-Klebel ..
Directed by: Brian Large
Release date: 1989-01-03
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Bee Gees: One for All Tour - Live in Australia 1989

Bee Gees: One for All Tour - Live in Australia 1989

9.1/10 IMDB

One for All Tour is a concert video from The Bee Gees recorded live at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne, Australia in November 1989. Melbourne was the final stop on their 1989 One For All World Tour, which included the United States, the first time The Bee Gees played live there since their 1979 Spirits Having Flown Tour. Originally, this video was released in two volumes on VHS, each 50 minutes apiece. Volume One incorrectly listed the song "My World" from 1972 instead of the song "World" from 1967. In the DVD era, the cover was slightly changed and was released under the title, The Very Best Of The Bee Gees Live! in 1997.

Starring: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Alan Kendall, Tim Cansfield, Vic Martin, Gary Moberly, George Perry, Mike Murphy ..
Release date: 1989-06-08
Best Music Movies of 1989 : The Karen Carpenter Story

The Karen Carpenter Story

6.9/10 IMDB

Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulimia. This made-for-TV movie is the authorized version of the life of Karen Carpenter and was made with the approval of Richard Carpenter and the Carpenter family.

Starring: Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael McGuire, Lise Hilboldt, Kip Gilman, Scott Burkholder, Louise Fletcher, John Patrick Reger, Doug MacHugh ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent, Richard Carpenter
Release date: 1989-01-01


6.5/10 IMDB

Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, Little Mo, is happy to see him, because he has plans for a show involving Max. In addition, Max's old partners in crime have another job for him.

Starring: Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzzanne Douglas, Savion Glover, Terrence E. McNally, Jeffrey Josephson, Joe Morton, Dick Anthony Williams, Bunny Briggs, Steve Condos ..
Directed by: Nick Castle
Release date: 1989-02-12
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Legends of Rock 'n' Roll

Legends of Rock 'n' Roll

8.4/10 IMDB

Are you ready for some old-time rock and roll?! Then you are ready for the masters, the originators, the men who made the music, the "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Live." Join the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown, "The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis, "Mr. Blueberry Hill" Fats Domino, "Hey" Bo Diddley, the "Genius" Ray Charles, "King of the Blues" B.B. King and "Tutti Frutti" Little Richard as they raise the roof "old school style." There's nothing like the originals, and this concert proves it once and for all! Songs: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Feel Good [I Got You] (James Brown), Bo Diddley, I'm a Man (Bo Diddley), Mess Around, I'm a Fool For You (Ray Charles), Great Gosh a' Mighty (Little Richard), The Wild One [Real Wild Child], Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis), I'm Ready, Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino), Let the Good Times Roll, How Blue Can You Get? (B.B. King), All-Star Jam (Company).

Starring: James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Little Richard ..
Release date: 1989-01-01

The Wizard of Speed and Time

7.0/10 IMDB

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownst to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends.

Starring: Mike Jittlov, Paige Moore, Richard Kaye, Deven Chierighino, Steve Brodie, John Massari, Philip Michael Thomas, Steve Brodie, Lynda Aldon, Gary Schwartz ..
Directed by: Mike Jittlov
Release date: 1989-09-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium

Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium

8.0/10 IMDB

Invisible Touch Tour is a live video by the English rock band Genesis, released in 1988 on Virgin Music Video. It was the first concert ever shot in High Definition and cameras and lenses had to be flown in from the USA and Japan. It was directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery of FYI. It was edited at the band's facilities known as The Farm by Jerry Behrens and David Foster. It documents the band's four sold out shows at Wembley Stadium in London between 1–4 July 1987 at the end of their Invisible Touch Tour promoting their thirteenth studio album, Invisible Touch. A limited edition release included a CD single containing the live version of "Domino" as performed on the video. In 2003, the video was reissued on DVD and renamed Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium.

Starring: Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson ..
Directed by: James Yukich
Release date: 1989-05-22
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Metallica - 2 of One

Metallica - 2 of One

8.4/10 IMDB

2 of One is a video album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on June 6, 1989, through Elektra Entertainment and features two versions of the group's first music video, "One", from their fourth studio album "...And Justice for All". The music video One was directed by Bill Pope and Michael Salomon and was filmed in Los Angeles, California. It features clips from Dalton Trumbo's anti-war film Johnny Got His Gun (1971). All parts of 2 of One are also included on the DVD "The Videos 1989–2004", released in 2006.

Directed by: Bill Pope, Dalton Trumbo, Michael Salomon
Release date: 1989-01-20

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

6.6/10 IMDB

A documentary about the legendary Jazz player Charlie (Bird) Parker.

Starring: Charlie Parker ..
Directed by: Gary Giddins
Release date: 1989-08-05
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Barbie Dance Club

Barbie Dance Club

8.9/10 IMDB

Dance along to six hot songs written exclusively for Barbie. learn to do the Barbie dance from Paula Abdul (yes, Paula herself). She takes you step by easy'll love it! Try to guess the winners in the dance contest! See Barbie doll in her own music videos and sizzling fashion show video! Watch interviews with the Barbie Dance Club D.J. It's all right here on home video! So put on your dancin' shoes and join the fun!

Starring: Paula Abdul, Dawn Merrick ..
Directed by: Ken Kauffman
Release date: 1989-01-01

Iron Maiden: Maiden England

8.8/10 IMDB

Filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C. Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s “Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour”.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain ..
Directed by: Steve Harris
Release date: 1989-11-08
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Rush: A Show of Hands

Rush: A Show of Hands

8.2/10 IMDB

For a band with high standards, a perfect show is impossible, and an excellent show is rare. You hope that the norm is "good". To deliver a really exceptional, comfortable performance before a recording truck or film crew has been our unfulfilled dream of many years. Always it seemed that as soon as the machines started rolling, we forgot how to play and our equipment forgot how to work. But for these two nights, the gods smile. And the film becomes not just a concert, but a symbol - for the band a scrapbook, an autobiography, an era frozen in glacial clarity. For the audience, it can be an enduring souvenir, and if it can't quite capture what it was like to be there, it is a way of seeing through many pairs of eyes, of shifting one's vantage-point around and above the players in a way no mortal could. Hands perform, and hands respond. Hands gesture, and hands respond. A show of ears and eyes, a show of hearts and minds. A Show of Hands. - Neil Peart

Starring: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart ..
Release date: 1989-01-01

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

6.1/10 IMDB

In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity.

Starring: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael Fennell ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Sinéad O'Connor: The Value of Ignorance

Sinéad O'Connor: The Value of Ignorance

8.0/10 IMDB

The concert was recorded live at the Dominion Theatre in London, on June 3, 1988. TracklistHide Credits 1 Jackie 2 Just Like You Said It Would Be 3 Mandinka 4 Just Call Me Joe 5 Never Get Old 6 Jerusalem 7 Troy 8 I Am Stretched On Your Grave

Directed by: John Maybury
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie In Cuba

A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie In Cuba

7.8/10 IMDB

A documentary on Dizzy Gillespie's landmark visit to Cuba and his performance at the Fifth International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. Filmed in 1985 with Arturo Sandoval and Sayyd Abdul Al Khabyyr.

Starring: Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Sayyid Abdul Al-Kabir, Allen Honigberg ..
Directed by: John Holland
Release date: 1989-05-19
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Paul McCartney: Put It There

Paul McCartney: Put It There

7.8/10 IMDB

This fascinating hour-long documentary film takes the viewer to the heart of the creative process, focusing on 1989's acclaimed album, Flowers In The Dirt. Mixing studio footage with interviews, Put It There features Paul talking candidly about the process behind some of the album's most beloved songs, especially a detailed exploration of the single ‘My Brave Face’, co-written by Elvis Costello. Candid, anecdotal and honest, the documentary is a must for any Paul fan and was expanded for its DVD release to include a gallery section and previously unseen performance footage.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Linda McCartney, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Chris Whitten ..
Directed by: Geoff Wonfor
Release date: 1989-06-10
Best Music Movies of 1989 : The Heat Is On: The Making of Miss Saigon

The Heat Is On: The Making of Miss Saigon

8.6/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes look at the putting on of the successful West End stage musical, including footage of the cast rehearsing and the triumphant first night.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Cameron Mackintosh, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Nicholas Hytner, William David Brohn, Richard Maltby, Jr., Bob Avian, David Caddick ..
Directed by: David Wright
Release date: 1989-12-20
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Mickey's Safety Club: Street Safe, Street Smart

Mickey's Safety Club: Street Safe, Street Smart

5.9/10 IMDB

Mickey and his friends take a close look at important street safety situations and tips.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Jack Angel ..
Directed by: Gino Ricotta
Release date: 1989-09-01

Rhythm Nation 1814

7.6/10 IMDB

Story about two boys, whose dreams of pursuing music careers are destroyed through substance abuse and drug trafficking.

Starring: Janet Jackson, Tyrin Turner, Joshua John Miller ..
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Release date: 1989-09-16

I Went To The Dance

7.6/10 IMDB

The definitive film on the history of the toe-tapping, foot-stomping music of French Southwest Louisiana. Includes many Cajun and Zydeco greats, featuring Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, Clifton Chenier, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, and many others.

Starring: Michael Doucet, Clifton Chenier, Marc Savoy, Ann Savoy, D. L. Menard, Varise Conner, George Broussard ..
Directed by: Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz
Release date: 1989-10-13
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here

Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here

8.4/10 IMDB

Grateful Dead show on July 17, 1989 at Alpine Valley.

Starring: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Brent Mydland ..
Directed by: Len Dell'Amico
Release date: 1989-01-01

Creating Rem Lezar

6.1/10 IMDB

Zack and Ashlee discover the meaning of true friendship when they create an imaginary friend, the superhero Rem Lezar.

Starring: Jack Mulcahy, Courtney Kernaghan, Jonathan Goch, Kathleen Gati, Scott Zakarin, Stewart H. Bruck, Evan Abbey, Ed Luparello, Billy Manning, Johnny O'Hanlon ..
Directed by: Scott Zakarin
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball

The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball

6.8/10 IMDB

After the criticisms of the 1987 show’s disproportionate focus on music - and the financial disaster of its music-only Festival Of Youth weekend concert in 1988, Amnesty returned to the original formula that had been so successful in the 1976-1981 era with a primary focus on comedy. Pat Duffy was dropped from organising any further benefit events for Amnesty and for the 1989 show, Amnesty hired producer Judith Holder.

Starring: John Bird, Rory Bremner, Kathy Burke, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Peter Cook, Adrian Edmondson, Ben Elton, Dawn French, Stephen Fry ..
Directed by: Mike Holgate
Release date: 1989-01-01

Bloodhounds of Broadway

5.3/10 IMDB

This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has problems dealing with her loss. Then, there is a gambler, "Regret", who has bloodhounds on his trail when he becomes a murder suspect. Finally, "The Brain" is bleeding profusely, and his friends search for a way to save his life through a blood transfusion.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer, Madonna, Esai Morales, Anita Morris, Randy Quaid, Josef Sommer, Alan Ruck ..
Directed by: Howard Brookner
Release date: 1989-11-03

Teenage Babylon

7.3/10 IMDB

Teenage Babylon presents the aftermath of three teenage suicides through the medium of what purports to be 1960s vintage black and white police file footage. The film's haunting images, evoking teenage love gone wrong, are counterpointed by a series of saccharine torch songs, celebrating falling in love and the end of a masquerade. Through a kind of bathetic synthesis, the dialectic of Eros and Thanatos, love and death, is consummated in the 'morgue' of the forensic archive.

Starring: Juliette Armstrong, Caryn Clark, Brigette Gale, Dennis Harris, Anton Marin ..
Directed by: Graeme Wood
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Brian Eno:  Imaginary Landscapes

Brian Eno: Imaginary Landscapes

7.8/10 IMDB

Here’s an interesting and extremely rare documentary from 1989, which features legendary producer and multimedia artist Brian Eno discussing his process and his thoughts on music in general.

Starring: Brian Eno ..
Directed by: Gabriella Cardazzo, Duncan Ward
Release date: 1989-02-12
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Pink Floyd: Live in Venice

Pink Floyd: Live in Venice

8.2/10 IMDB

Live concert by Pink Floyd in Piazza San Marco, Venezia, in 1989, performig: Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Learning To Fly, Yet Another Movie, Round And Around, Sorrow, The Dogs Of War, On The Turning Away, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Wish You Were Here, Money, Another Brick In The Wall, part two, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell. 01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (intro) 02. Learning To Fly 03. Yet Another Movie 04. Round And About 05. Sorrow 06. The Dogs Of War 07. On The Turning Away 08. Time 09. The Great Gig In The Sky 10. Wish You Were Here 11. Money 12. Another Brick In The Wall part 2 13. Comfortably Numb 14. Run Like Hell

Starring: David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason ..
Release date: 1989-07-15
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Bye Bye Blues

Bye Bye Blues

7.2/10 IMDB

Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when husband returns from war. Story watches the progression of the band as it grows into a popular, successful recording and touring group. Excellent music and soundtrack.

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Rebecca Jenkins, Chad Krowchuk, Jyoti Dhembre, Sumant Mastaher, Tom Alter, Mohan Agashe, Susan Wooldridge, Vincent Gale, Leslie Yeo ..
Directed by: Anne Wheeler
Release date: 1989-09-09
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Grateful Dead: Truckin Up to Buffalo

Grateful Dead: Truckin Up to Buffalo

8.4/10 IMDB

Grateful Dead live concert footage from July 4, 1989. Set list includes: Set 1: Bertha-> The Greatest Story Ever Told Cold Rain And Snow Walkin' Blues Row Jimmy When I Paint My Masterpiece Stagger Lee Looks Like Rain-> Deal Set 2: Touch Of Grey-> Man Smart Woman Smarter Ship Of Fools-> Playin' In The Band Reprise-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> I Will Take You Home-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew-> Not Fade Away Encore: U.S. Blues The Band: Jerry Garcia Mickey Hart Bill Kreutzmann Phil Lesh Brent Mydland Bob Weir

Starring: Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland ..
Directed by: Lenn Dell'Amico
Release date: 1989-07-04

The White Room

7.4/10 IMDB

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, King Boy D and Rockman Rock, try to find and gain access to the mystical White Room. They leave a party at their house and drive in their 1968 US Cop Car through night-time London and the dusty plains of the Sierra Nevada region of Spain. There they face judgement: will they be allowed to enter the White Room? Meanwhile their lawyer David Franks tries to find a loophole to free them from their contract with Eternity.

Starring: Jimi Cauty, Bill Drummond ..
Directed by: Bill Butt
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : War Dancing - Dance to Win

War Dancing - Dance to Win

7.1/10 IMDB

War Dancing tells the tale of Slammer, a small-time hood whose life changes when he is allowed to take part in a music video shoot. He begins to feel that a career in music might get him on the right track, but the video's choreographer dismisses Slammer's attempts at dancing. This gives Slammer the righteous anger he needs to improve his skills and show everybody he can besuccessful.

Starring: Sally Stewart, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Daniel Quinn, Adrian Paul, Sally Stewart ..
Directed by: Ted Mather
Release date: 1989-05-25
Best Music Movies of 1989 : The Ultimate Event

The Ultimate Event

7.9/10 IMDB

Over 30 songs including:Detroit/With A Song In My Heart/The Candy Man/What Kind Of Fool Am I/Bad/Music Of The Night/All That Jazz/Sailor Boy/Ring Them Bells/Mon Amour/Caberet/Where Or When/For Once In My Life/Mack The Knife/One More For My Baby/My Way/Style/Talk To The Animals/Money Money/I've Got You (Under My Skin)/I've Gotta Be Me/Birth Of The Blues/The Lady Is A Tramp/And The World Goes Round/That's Where We belong (New York)/New York,New York

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra ..
Directed by: George Schlatter
Release date: 1989-05-20
Best Music Movies of 1989 : My Boyfriend's Back

My Boyfriend's Back

5.6/10 IMDB

A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.

Starring: Sandy Duncan, Jill Eikenberry, Judith Light, John Sanderford, Stephen Macht, Alan Feinstein, Robert Costanzo, David Bowe, Carol Gustafson, Kenneth Lloyd ..
Directed by: Paul Schneider
Release date: 1989-09-24
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Decade


5.5/10 IMDB

Interviews with personalities including John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, David Byrne, George Michael and more, as they reflect on the 1980s.

Starring: Eric Bogosian, John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Linda Ellerbee, David Byrne, Don Henley, George Michael, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, Frank Zappa ..
Directed by: Ted Haimes, Martha Spanninger
Release date: 1989-12-09
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Mack the Knife

Mack the Knife

5.6/10 IMDB

In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

Starring: Richard Harris, Raúl Juliá, Roger Daltrey, Mark Northover, Julia Migenes, Julie Walters, Bill Nighy ..
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Release date: 1989-11-01

Sons of Steel

5.3/10 IMDB

The film is set in Australia, where an accidental future time traveler finds himself going back in time to change events to prevent a calamity.

Starring: Rob Hartley, Roz Wason, Jeff Duff, Dagmar Bláhová, Ralph Cotterill, Elizabeth Richmond, Wayne Snell, Machs Colombani, Mark Hembrow, Sharlie Wetherill ..
Directed by: Gary L. Keady
Release date: 1989-06-18
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Queen : Rare Live – A Concert Through Time and Space

Queen : Rare Live – A Concert Through Time and Space

9.4/10 IMDB

Rare Live is a unique video event, a Queen concert through time and space, tailored to please the collector's palate. Kickstarting with the first Queen performance ever caught on video (1973 in a London rehearsal studio), the concert captures Queen at shows spanning every stage of their carreer, in every corner of the globe they've played, performing songs they seldom played live. And when the band launch into more familiar mainstays of their live repertoire, the versions are taken from never-before seen footage, in some cases their first ever performance of anthems-to-be. DVD/Video, released in 1989 - Queen Films Ltd. / Picture Music International - MVP 99 1189 3

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Spike Edney ..
Directed by: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Julie and Carol: Together Again

Julie and Carol: Together Again

9.2/10 IMDB

Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews join forces for their third TV Special. Following the format of their first two specials, Julie and Carol: Together Again is an entertaining hour of comedy, song, and dance, featuring clips from their first performances together, an extended medley of 70s and 80s hit songs and even riotous a rap number!

Starring: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett ..
Directed by: Jeff Margolis
Release date: 1989-12-13
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Ode to Freedom

Ode to Freedom

9.4/10 IMDB

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, this is an historic performance marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. Performed on Christmas Day 1989 in the former East Berlin, a concert that unites an cast former eastern and western Berlin musicians and vocalists, among with an international cast of musicians, for a moving performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Starring: Leonard Bernstein ..
Directed by: Humphrey Burton
Release date: 1989-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Mozart: The Magic Flute

Mozart: The Magic Flute

8.5/10 IMDB

A delightful fairy tale, Mozart's final operatic legacy remains a great work in the spirit of the Enlightenment. Intertwining music of awesome purity and beauty with the conventions of musical comedy, it explores Man's search for truth and his confusion between the forces of light and dark. This production from The Drottningholm Court Theatre is conducted by Arnold Ostman and played on authentic period instruments.

Starring: Ann Christine Biel, Stefan Dahlberg, László Polgár, Brigit Louise Frandsen, Mikael Samuelson, Brigitta Larsson ..
Directed by: Göran Järvefelt
Release date: 1989-09-16
Best Music Movies of 1989 : Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong

Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong

7.9/10 IMDB

This was a concert performed in Houston for employees of NASA and their families to celebrate the US space program. Archival footage of NASA space missions was shown throughout the concert.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson ..
Release date: 1989-05-20
Best Music Movies of 1989 : The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy

The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy

8.4/10 IMDB

This live rendition of The Who’s full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy was performed live in 1989 at The Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with special guests Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Winwood.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Simon Phillips, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Elton John, Patti LaBelle, Steve Winwood ..
Directed by: Larry Jordan
Release date: 1989-11-14

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