Best Music Movies of 1991


The Doors

7.2/10 IMDB

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Wincott, Michael Madsen, Josh Evans, Costas Mandylor, Dennis Burkley ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1991-03-01

The Commitments

7.6/10 IMDB

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

Starring: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Félim Gormley, Johnny Murphy, Dick Massey ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1991-08-14

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

6.3/10 IMDB

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but the two are determined to escape the afterlife, challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games in order to return to the land of the living.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, William Sadler, Joss Ackland, Pam Grier, Amy Stoch, Jim Martin, Hal Landon Jr., Annette Azcuy ..
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 1991-07-19
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Into the Woods

Into the Woods

8.7/10 IMDB

A collection of fairy tale characters head into the woods, and soon learn that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with its original all-star Broadway cast. Originally broadcast as part of "American Playhouse" on PBS (season ten, episode one).

Starring: Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Chuck Wagner, Philip Hoffman, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Robert Westenberg, Ben Wright ..
Directed by: James Lapine
Release date: 1991-03-15
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Michael Jackson: Black or White

Michael Jackson: Black or White

8.0/10 IMDB

Michael Jackson's video accompanied with the single "Black or White".

Starring: Michael Jackson, Macaulay Culkin, George Wendt, Tess Harper, Glen Chin, Tyra Banks, Khrystyne Haje, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Cree Summer, John Landis ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1991-11-14


6.0/10 IMDB

Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, a sinister, sunshine-hating owl prepares to take over.

Starring: Glen Campbell, Eddie Deezen, Toby Scott Ganger, Kathryn Holcomb, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Stan Ivar, Jack Angel, Ellen Greene, Charles Nelson Reilly ..
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1991-08-02

Madonna: Truth or Dare

6.4/10 IMDB

From the rains of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the icon, from a prayer circle before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards.

Starring: Madonna, Al Pacino, Kevin Costner, Antonio Banderas, Donna DeLory, Warren Beatty, Niki Haris, Luis Camacho, Herb Ritts, Jose Xtravaganza ..
Directed by: Alek Keshishian, Mark Aldo Miceli
Release date: 1991-05-10
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Sinéad O'Connor: The Year Of The Horse

Sinéad O'Connor: The Year Of The Horse

8.4/10 IMDB

Recorded live at "Forest National", Brussels (Belgium), on 29th October 1990 and "Ahoy Sport Paleis", Rotterdam (Netherlands), on 30th October 1990. Tracklist 1 Feel So Different 6:19 2 The Emperor's New Clothes 4:41 3 I Want Your (Hands On Me) 4:14 4 Three Babies 4:58 5 Black Boys On Mopeds 3:40 6 Irish Ways 3:59 7 I Am Stretched On Your Grave 5:01 8 The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance 5:50 9 Nothing Compares 2 U 5:45 10 Jump In The River 5:15 11 Jerusalem 4:16 12 Troy 6:06

Starring: Sinéad O'Connor ..
Directed by: Sophie Muller
Release date: 1991-07-16
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Five Heartbeats

The Five Heartbeats

7.5/10 IMDB

In the early 1960s, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way, however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry.

Starring: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix, Tico Wells, Diahann Carroll, Harold Nicholas, John Canada Terrell, Hawthorne James, Roy Fegan ..
Directed by: Robert Townsend
Release date: 1991-03-29
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Pet Shop Boys: Performance

Pet Shop Boys: Performance

9.1/10 IMDB

British pop duo Pet Shop Boys captured on film 1-3 June 1991 at Birmingham NEC on their Performance tour. This film, by Eric Watson, features the live show and footage filmed backstage. Digitally remastered and visually restored in 2004. Setlist: 01. This Must Be The Place I've Waited Years To Leave; 02. It's A Sin; 03. Losing My Mind; 04. What Have I Done To Deserve This?; 05. My October Symphony; 06. I'm Not Scared; 07. We All Feel Better In The Dark; 08. So Sorry, I Said ; 09. Suburbia; 10. So Hard; 11. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money); 12. How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?; 13. Rent; 14. Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You); 15. West End Girls; 16. Jealousy; 17. Always On My Mind; 18. Your Funny Uncle

Starring: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe ..
Directed by: Eric Watson, David Alden
Release date: 1991-12-31
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Alice in Chains: Live Facelift

Alice in Chains: Live Facelift

9.2/10 IMDB

Heavy-hitting alternative rockers Alice in Chains serve up their dark guitar-driven music before a hometown crowd in this live video shot at the Moore Theater in Seattle. Along with five live versions of songs from the Facelift album (including "Man in the Box," "Bleed the Freak," and "Love, Hate, Love"), Alice in Chains: Live Facelift also includes three bonus music videos, including "Sea of Sorrow" and "We Die Young."

Release date: 1991-07-30
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Queensrÿche - Operation Livecrime

Queensrÿche - Operation Livecrime

9.2/10 IMDB

Queensryche's massively popular concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" -- which tells the story of a junkie hit man -- comes to life in this rousing theatrical performance from 1991. Singer Geoff Tate is in fine voice as the progressive hard rockers rip through "I Remember Now," "Anarchy-X," "Speak," "Spreading the Disease," "The Mission," "Suite Sister Mary," "The Needle Lies" and more. Also included is an interview with Tate.

Starring: Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 1991-10-28
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Queen: Greatest Flix II

Queen: Greatest Flix II

8.6/10 IMDB

Music Video Collection from Queen between 1981 and 1991

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, David Bowie ..
Release date: 1991-05-24

Hard 'N' Heavy: Grindcore

7.0/10 IMDB

Performances are bookended by interviews by the respective bands and Earache's Digby Pearson. 01. Napalm Death - If The Truth Be Known/Suffer The Children 02. Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites 03. Nocturnus - Lake of Fire 04. Paradise Lost - Dead Emotion 05. Prophecy of Doom - Rage Against Time 06. Godflesh - Christ Bait Rising 07. Cerebral Fix - Unity For Who/Enter The Turmoil 08. Sonic Violence - Manic 09. Bolt Thrower - Cenotaph 10. Vengeance Rising - Before The Time 11. Entombed - Left Hand Path 12. Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction

Starring: Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Nocturnus, Paradise Lost, Prophecy of Doom, Godflesh, Cerebral Fix, Sonic Violence, Bolt Thrower, Vengeance Rising ..
Directed by: John B. House
Release date: 1991-02-19
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Josephine Baker Story

The Josephine Baker Story

7.1/10 IMDB

Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920s and 1930s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975. Written by John Sacksteder

Starring: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr., Craig T. Nelson, Kene Holliday, Vivian Bonnell, Debbie Javor, Kene Holiday, Mayah McCoy ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1991-03-16
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Sepultura: Under Siege (Live In Barcelona)

Sepultura: Under Siege (Live In Barcelona)

8.8/10 IMDB

Brazilian speed-thrash-death metal band Sepultura are legendary for the extreme degree to which they delve into the depths of their genre. Always striving to be louder, faster, and deadlier (metaphorically, of course), Sepultura have inspired a countless number of modern metal bands as well as legions of obsessive fans. Under Siege was filmed live at Zeleste in Barcelona, Spain. For nearly an hour, Sepultura thrash through ten of their songs.

Starring: Max Cavalera, Igor Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, Paulo Jr. ..
Directed by: Steve Payne
Release date: 1991-05-12

For the Boys

6.3/10 IMDB

On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard, Eddie decides he wants her out of the show — mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, but her uncle, Art Silver, convinces her to stay. As the years and wars go by, Eddie and Dixie experience a tumultuous relationship onstage and off while they continue the act for the troops.

Starring: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Bud Yorkin, Arye Gross, Melissa Manchester, Kelly Noonan, John Richard Petersen, Billy Bob Thornton, Kris Murphy ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1991-11-22
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Paul McCartney's Get Back

Paul McCartney's Get Back

6.9/10 IMDB

Get Back is a 1991 concert film starring Paul McCartney that documents The Paul McCartney World Tour of 1989–1990. The film was directed by Richard Lester, in a return to his Beatles-related work, and was released by Carolco Pictures and New Line Cinema, through the Seven Arts joint venture.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Wickens, Chris Whitten ..
Directed by: Richard Lester, Aubrey Powell
Release date: 1991-10-25

Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful

7.7/10 IMDB

In this made for Showtime television spoof of Madonna's "Truth or Dare" documentary, comedienne Julie Brown portrays Medusa, an egocentric, hyper-sexual (and not particularly talented) pop star on an international five-day world tour, "The Blonde Leading the Blonde" show. Brown painstakingly duplicates costumes, sets and hairstyles while spoofing Madonna's seeming self-obsession. Madonna visits the cemetery where her mother is buried; Medusa visits the pet cemetery where her dog Buster is laid to rest. (Or is it "Boomer"?) Madonna performs fellatio on a bottle, at the dare of a friend; Medusa does it on a watermelon. And so on...

Starring: Julie Brown, Kathy Griffin, Chris Elliott, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Kenny, Donal Logue, Jodi Carlisle, Stanley DeSantis, Sophiah Koikas, Carol Leifer ..
Directed by: Julie Brown, John Fortenberry
Release date: 1991-12-01

The Doors - The Soft Parade

7.9/10 IMDB

This historical music video features as its centrepiece The Doors' last televised appearance, aired on PBS in 1969.

Starring: Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, John Densmore ..
Directed by: Ray Manzarek
Release date: 1991-09-12
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Pantera: Cowboys From Hell

Pantera: Cowboys From Hell

8.5/10 IMDB

Pantera's first home video release. It contains behind the scenes footage of the band partying as well as music videos and live performances.

Starring: Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Jerry Cantrell, Rob Halford, Kerry King, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mike Muir, Layne Staley ..
Directed by: Paul Rachman
Release date: 1991-03-11
Best Music Movies of 1991 : INXS: Live Baby Live - Wembley Stadium

INXS: Live Baby Live - Wembley Stadium

8.4/10 IMDB

INXS fans can rejoice over the release of this buoyant concert film, shot during an ecstatic performance before 72,000 hopping fans in London's Wembley Stadium on 13 July, 1991. The Australian band's vocalist, the late Michael Hutchence, is at his feral-romantic best, stalking and swiveling his way through an energized set of welterweight pop. The show starts with a big, boomy "Guns In The Sky", takes a turn toward unexpected soulfulness with "New Sensation" and spreads the wealth with a sharp set of ballads and rockers. Hutchence has fun with a naughty "Know The Difference", plays around with a Jagger-esque take on confessional soul in "The Loved One" and milks "Never Tear Us Apart" for all it's worth. The band sounds more muscular than they did in the studio, hard-charging and rough on "Suicide Blonde", drunk on a jazzy guitar hook in "Need You Tonight" and completely danceable on "Bitter Tears".

Starring: Michael Hutchence, Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1991-07-13


6.8/10 IMDB

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Starring: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Julian Sands, Ralph Brown, Georges Corraface, Anton Rodgers, Emma Thompson, Anna Massey ..
Directed by: James Lapine
Release date: 1991-04-12
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Whitney Houston: Live in Concert

Whitney Houston: Live in Concert

8.3/10 IMDB

Pop sensation Whitney Houston captured live in concert in 1991. Amongst the hits performed are 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'Saving All My Love For You'.

Starring: Whitney Houston ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1991-03-31
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

8.1/10 IMDB

An intimate look at Los Angeles-based funk rock foursome Red Hot Chili Peppers' creative process as they join producer Rick Rubin at a Hollywood Hills mansion to record their 1991 studio album 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', which would go on to propel the band into critical acclaim and worldwide popularity.

Starring: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, Flea, Rick Rubin, Gus Van Sant ..
Directed by: Gavin Bowden
Release date: 1991-10-29

Motörhead - Everything Louder Than Everything Else

8.2/10 IMDB

Motörhead Live: Everything Louder Than Everything Else features Lemmy and his band of metal warriors shaking Munich's Deutsches Museum to its Foundations. 1. Metropolis 2. Going To Brazil 3. I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care) 4. Traitor 5. No Voices In The Sky 6. Just 'Cos You Got The Power 7. Angel City 8. Love Me Forever 9. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. 10. Orgasmatron 11. Killed By Death 12. Ace Of Spades

Starring: Lemmy, Würzel, Phil Campbell, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor ..
Directed by: Jeb Brien
Release date: 1991-06-04
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock and Roll

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock and Roll

7.5/10 IMDB

Although he only had three Top 10 hits, Jerry Lee Lewis is considered one of the most influential artists of the early days of rock 'n' roll. Experience the talent and energy of this rock pioneer with this mix of 1969 concert footage and clips of his frenzied, acrobatic performances from the 1950s. Headlines and footage tell of Lewis's rise to fame and subsequent plummet into scandal (with his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin).

Starring: Jerry Lee Lewis ..
Directed by: Chris Hegedus
Release date: 1991-01-01

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit

8.0/10 IMDB

The Beatles First US Visit uniquely chronicles the inside story of the two remarkable weeks when Beatlemania first ignited America. The pioneering Maysles Brothers who filmed at the shoulders of John, Paul, George and Ringo, innovated an intimate documentary style of film-making which set the benchmark for rock and roll cinematography that remains to this day.

Starring: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: Albert Maysles, Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke
Release date: 1991-11-13
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Not Mozart: Letters, Riddles and Writs

Not Mozart: Letters, Riddles and Writs

8.2/10 IMDB

Letters, Riddles and Writs is a one act opera for television by Michael Nyman broadcast in 1991.

Starring: Ute Lemper, David Thomas, Julian Glover, Tony Rohr ..
Directed by: Jeremy Newson
Release date: 1991-01-01

Stepping Out

6.4/10 IMDB

Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with a band in the local clubs, often with the very talented Mavis singing at his elbow. But, they are just two bit players, mostly because of his total lack of ambition. On the side, Mavis runs a dance studio for ordinary folks. In her classes, among others, are a lovely nurse, a librarian, a lady with an overbearing husband, a lady with an unemployed son, a bossy middle aged housewife (Julie Walters) and a lone, divorced, very shy male. The studio pianist is a strong-willed senior (Shelley Winters). One day, a woman who operates a more prominent dance school in Buffalo invites Mavis and her class to perform a number in a charity dance recital.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Robyn Stevan, Jane Krakowski, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Sheila McCarthy, Andrea Martin, Julie Walters ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1991-10-11
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Rolling Stones: Live at the Max

The Rolling Stones: Live at the Max

7.5/10 IMDB

A filming of the 1990 Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" concert that traveled Europe. This was filmed in the IMAX process, which allows the film to be projected in a size ten times the size of a regular 35mm projected image.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, The Rolling Stones ..
Directed by: Noel Archambault, David Douglas
Release date: 1991-06-20
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Eric Clapton: 24 Nights

Eric Clapton: 24 Nights

8.2/10 IMDB

Highlights from Eric Clapton's sold-out 24 night run at London's Royal Albert Hall are featured. 24 nights includes guest appearances from Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Phil Collins. Songs include "Running on Faith," "Wonderful Tonight," "Sunshine of Your Love," "Hard Times," and "Bell Bottom Blues."

Starring: Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Phil Collins ..
Directed by: Gavin Taylor
Release date: 1991-01-01

Rappin' N' Rhymin'

9.1/10 IMDB

Here's a sure-fire way to get kids on their feet and moving! It's a fast-paced, high-energy mix of live action, top-of-the-line animation, and the hottest contemporary music going today. when we're not rappin' we're rockin' and through it all, there are irresistible fun moments in which children can improve their skills at counting, rhyming and signing, and even learn to make greater use of their imaginations. Adding to the fun are carton superstars, The Flintstones and Yogi Bear. The final total is a milestone in interactive children's entertainment. Come on, check it out, join the fun of Hanna-Barbera's Rappin' N' Rhymin'.

Starring: Al Bee, Damon Butler, Niketa Calame-Harris, Stella Choe, Jose De La Cruz, Micki Duran, Melisa Kyser, Chloe Martin, Tamika L. McClelland, Tina Michaels ..
Directed by: Bruce Kimmel
Release date: 1991-09-05
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster

Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster

7.1/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny conducts an orchestra of all his greatest operatic hits.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jeff Bergman, June Foray, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon
Release date: 1991-04-17
Best Music Movies of 1991 : High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music

High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music

7.8/10 IMDB

Longtime fans of bluegrass music and those only recently discovering it will appreciate this documentary on the genre, which was born of a combination of African and Celtic sounds and is the base of American country music. This film traces the musical form from its Appalachian roots to the present. The rise, fall, and consistent revival of bluegrass chronicled through oral history and visual record, resulting in a priceless film that even casual fans are sure to enjoy.

Starring: Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, Don Reno, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss ..
Directed by: Rachel Liebling
Release date: 1991-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Meat Loaf - Hits out of Hell

Meat Loaf - Hits out of Hell

8.2/10 IMDB

Though Hits out of Hell shares the title of Meat Loaf's 1984 greatest hits album, the tracklisting is not quite the same: curiously, the DVD omits "Dead Ringer for Love", "Midnight at the Lost and Found" and "All Revved Up with No Place to Go", but includes, perhaps by way of compensation, "More Than You Deserve" and "If You Really Want To". Such considerations are, of course, of only superficial importance: once producer and songwriter Jim Steinman had patented the Meat Loaf template on 1977's 30-million-selling Bat Out of Hell--an engagingly preposterous synthesis of Springsteen's Born to Run, Spector's Be My Baby, Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries",. On the DVD: This DVD offers a choice of Dolby Surround Sound or PCM Stereo, and has a refreshingly simple and easy to navigate menu offering instant access to different tracks. The special features are desultory in the extreme: a brief biography of the Meat Loaf phenomenon and a discography.

Starring: Meat Loaf ..
Release date: 1991-07-01

Perfectly Normal

6.1/10 IMDB

A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Michael Riley, Deborah Duchêne, Eugene Lipinski, Kenneth Welsh, Patricia Gage, Elizabeth Harpur, Kristina Nicoll ..
Directed by: Yves Simoneau
Release date: 1991-04-12
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Doors: Live in Europe 1968

The Doors: Live in Europe 1968

7.8/10 IMDB

Filmed during their 1968 European tour, The Doors are captured in performances in London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, who shared the bill with The Doors on this tour, narrate this compilation.

Starring: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore ..
Directed by: Paul Justman, Ray Manzarek
Release date: 1991-07-01
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Cure - Play Out

The Cure - Play Out

8.7/10 IMDB

The two-hour film collects various live and rehearsal performances by The Cure from early 1991, including some of the band’s “MTV Unplugged” appearance and pre-release airings of a few cuts that would make Wish cuts and one very notable track that wouldn’t: “The Big Hand,” a fan favourite that would inexplicably wind up a B-side.

Starring: Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Simon Gallup, Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams ..
Release date: 1991-10-30


6.9/10 IMDB

Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes and playing trumpet in a local band, John still dreams of joining Billy on trumpet and makes a pilgrimage to Paris.

Starring: Colin Friels, Miles Davis, Helen Buday, Joe Petruzzi, Brigitte Catillon ..
Directed by: Rolf de Heer
Release date: 1991-06-02
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Very Strange Story of the Legendary Joe Meek

The Very Strange Story of the Legendary Joe Meek

7.5/10 IMDB

Documentary about the influential pop composer and record producer Joe Meek, who died in dramatic circumstances in 1967 after a bizarre childhood and a career, often controversial, which spanned the period from the mid-50s to the rise of the Beatles in the 60s. At the end of his life he was suffering from paranoid delusions that people were watching him through walls. Alan Lewens' film charts an Ortonesque tale of post-war Britain.

Starring: Joe Meek, Pete Murray, Lonnie Donegan, Andrew Crawford, George Bellamy, June Barrie, Heinz Burt, Chad Carson, Clem Cattini, Geoff Goddard ..
Directed by: Alan Lewens
Release date: 1991-02-08

La Pastorela: The Shepherd's Tale

6.4/10 IMDB

Originally produced for PBS's Great Performances Series, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the tale through the eyes of a modern young girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family. During a surrealistic dream, which brings to mind "The Wizard of Oz," the young chicana makes a fantastical journey with the shepherds and along the way; witnesses the triumph of God's Angels over Satan's diablo's. Full of drama, comedy, fantasy and wonderful music; this is a rare film the whole family can enjoy together.

Starring: Linda Ronstadt, Paul Rodríguez, Robert Beltran, Karla Montana, Anahuac Valdez, León Singer, Lalo Guerrero, Cheech Marin, Don Novello, Freddy Fender ..
Directed by: Luis Valdez
Release date: 1991-12-23
Best Music Movies of 1991 : The Ghosts of Oxford Street

The Ghosts of Oxford Street

7.7/10 IMDB

Malcolm McLaren, writes, directs and narrates the "history" of Oxford Street. With musical performances by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, Tom Jones, Sinead O'Connor, Happy Mondays and more.

Starring: Malcolm McLaren, Tom Jones, Sinéad O'Connor, Shane MacGowan, Kirsty MacColl, Leigh Bowery, Shaun Ryder, Rowetta, Mark 'Bez' Berry, Paul Ryder ..
Directed by: Malcolm McLaren
Release date: 1991-12-25

Cool as Ice

2.9/10 IMDB

Freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician Johnny rolls into a small town with his band, and meets Kathy, an honor student who catches his eye. Meanwhile, Kathy's father, after being in the Witness Protection Program, is finally tracked down by two corrupt cops he escaped from years ago, who want the money he owes them.

Starring: Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter, Naomi Campbell, Deezer D, Kevin Hicks, Allison Dean, Sydney Lassick, Dody Goodman, Candy Clark, Michael Gross ..
Directed by: David Kellogg
Release date: 1991-10-18
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Pioneers

Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Pioneers

8.3/10 IMDB

Witness the history of the legendary band, their friends, and their fans in an hour long program of live archival performances, in-depth interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Starring: Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Joe lynn Turner ..
Directed by: Paul Justman
Release date: 1991-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Weld


8.8/10 IMDB

A documentation of Neil Young and Crazy Horse concert from 1990.

Starring: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot ..
Directed by: Neil Young
Release date: 1991-10-22

Shock 'Em Dead

4.9/10 IMDB

Martin is a total loser, who nobody cares for. When he fails to get a position as guitar player in Lindsay's band and loses his job on the way, he makes a deal with a Voodoo priestess. She promises him the fulfillment of all his dreams if he swears obedience to her. He becomes a rock star and has many women - but to stay alive, he has to kill other people.

Starring: Traci Lords, Stephen Quadros, Troy Donahue, Aldo Ray, Tim Moffett, Karen Russell, Markus Grupa, Gina Parks, Laurel Wiley, Christopher Maleki ..
Directed by: Mark Freed
Release date: 1991-01-31

M Is for Man, Music and Mozart

7.0/10 IMDB

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen collaborates with director Peter Greenaway on a commissioned short film to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Mozart. Gods create Man, Music and Mozart.

Starring: Astrid Seriese, Ben Craft, Kate Gowar, Karin Potisk ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1991-11-03

Young Soul Rebels

6.1/10 IMDB

Two disc jockeys have a friend's murder to solve in the fringe-group melting pot of 1977 London.

Starring: Valentine Nonyela, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Frances Barber, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Eamonn Walker, Gary McDonald, Debra Gillett, Ray Shell ..
Directed by: Isaac Julien
Release date: 1991-08-09
Best Music Movies of 1991 : Simply Mad About the Mouse

Simply Mad About the Mouse

6.9/10 IMDB

Simply Mad About the Mouse collects affectionate tributes to Disney's songs from artists like the Gipsy Kings, Soul II Soul, and Kirk Whalum. Bobby McFerrin's "Siamese Cat Song," En Vogue's "Someday My Prince Will Come," and Harry Connick, Jr.'s "Bare Necessities" are among the highlights of this album. Also included are Michael Bolton's cover of "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and Billy Joel's "When You Wish Upon a Star.

Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Sam Cornell, Billy Joel, LL Cool J, Ric Ocasek, Bobby McFerrin ..
Directed by: Scott Garen
Release date: 1991-07-15

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