Best Music Movies of 1993

1.

What's Love Got to Do with It

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.

Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly, Virginia Capers, Khandi Alexander, Jenifer Lewis, Chi McBride, Tina Turner, Barry Shabaka Henley ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1993-06-09
2.

Swing Kids

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.

Starring: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Tushka Bergen, David Tom, Mary Fogarty, Kenneth Branagh, Noah Wyle, Martin Clunes ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1993-03-05
3.

Wayne's World 2

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves on his girlfriend, Cassandra, while Garth handles the advances of mega-babe Honey Hornee.

Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Chris Farley, James Hong, Rip Taylor, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Heather Locklear ..
Directed by: Stephen Surjik
Release date: 1993-12-10
4.

Cannibal! The Musical

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Heading through Colorado Territory in search of gold and women, Alferd Packer and his group of bemused companions find themselves lost, starving and musically inspired by the obstacles they confront along the way, including a die-hard Confederate cyclops, a trio of surly trappers, a tribe of Japanese-speaking "Indians," and ultimately, each other.

Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Ian Hardin, Jon Hegel, Masao Maki, Robert Muratore, Matt Stone, Toddy Walters, Jason McHugh, Stan Brakhage ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 1993-10-01
5.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous chief of a local authority.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes, Mary Wickes, James Coburn, Michael Jeter, Wendy Makkena ..
Directed by: Bill Duke
Release date: 1993-12-09
Best Music Movies of 1993 : Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
6.

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Starring: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Joshua Greenblatt, Sean Ryan, Don McKellar ..
Directed by: François Girard
Release date: 1993-11-26
Best Music Movies of 1993 : Depeche Mode: Devotional
7.

Depeche Mode: Devotional

3.7
9.2/10 IMDB

Devotional - A Performance Filmed by Anton Corbijn is a video release by Depeche Mode, featuring almost an entire concert from their 1993-1994 Devotional Tour, filmed in Barcelona, Spain (Palau Sant Jordi), Liévin, France (Stade Couvert Régional) and Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle). It was directed by Anton Corbijn, and released in 1993 band and it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1995. The soundtrack was recorded in Liévin, Stade Couvert Régional, on July 29, 1993. This tour was particularly notable for the personal troubles the band members were struggling with at the time, most notably Dave Gahan's heroin addiction. The video is the last release to feature Alan Wilder before his departure in 1995.

Starring: Andy Fletcher, Alan Wilder, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore ..
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Release date: 1993-09-30
Best Music Movies of 1993 : Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
8.

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

3.7
8.2/10 IMDB

On October 16, 1992, an impressive and eclectic group of artists gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the purpose of celebrating the music of Bob Dylan on the occasion of his 30th anniversary of recording. Bringing together musical greats as far-flung as Johnny Cash and Eddie Vedder, The Clancy Brothers and Lou Reed, the four-hour show celebrated a truly remarkable lifetime of songs in front of a sold-out audience of over 18,000. Warmly dubbed the Bobfest by participant Neil Young, the show was broadcast around the world and featured a cast of musical notables performing carefully chosen and often surprising selections from the incomparable Dylan songbook. At evening's end, the man of honor himself appeared on stage and gracefully brought it all back home again. In a world where all-star celebrity gatherings have become commonplace, the Bob Dylan celebration stood out as, first and foremost, a legitimately memorable musical event.

Starring: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, George Harrison ..
Directed by: Gavin Taylor
Release date: 1993-03-02
Best Music Movies of 1993 : The Rolling Stones: 25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones
9.

The Rolling Stones: 25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

The Rolling Stones emerged in the summer of 1963 as the so-called "bad boys" antidote to the Beatles, a characterization that became one of the foundations of modern rock 'n' roll. In the 25 years that followed, the Stones have succeeded in outraging, mystifying, confusing yet always inspiring their fans. 25 X 5: The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones is the first time that the Stones have gone on camera to tell their own story. Over two hours of devastatingly frank narratives by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Ron Wood are underscored by rare interview segments with Brian Jones and Mick Taylor, and rare and never-before-seen archival film, video, and newsreel footage.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Ron Wood ..
Release date: 1993-12-03
10.

Gypsy

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Gypsy is a 1993 American made-for-television adaptation of the classic Broadway musical. The teleplay by Arthur Laurents is an adaptation of his book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy, which was based on Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy Rose Lee's son, Erik Lee Preminger, was instrumental in getting the film in production and was the main source for research. He had tried to get the musical filmed 10 years earlier with Bette Midler the principal role, but it required the approval of five entities to obtain the rights. One of the obstacles had been Arthur Laurents himself, who wrote the book for the musical based on Lee's memoirs. He had hated the 1962 film version and was initially opposed to a remake. "Not for all the money in the world will we let them make another film version of Gypsy," he had said.

Starring: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Asner, Christine Ebersole, Michael Jeter, Andrea Martin, Linda Hart, Anna McNeely, Jennifer Rae Beck ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Release date: 1993-12-12

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