Best Music Movies of 1994

1.

Immortal Beloved

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the life of infamous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler, searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as "immortal beloved." As Schindler solves the mystery, a series of flashbacks reveal Beethoven's transformation from passionate young man to troubled musical genius.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege, Marco Hofschneider, Miriam Margolyes, Barry Humphries, Valeria Golino, Gerard Horan, Christopher Fulford ..
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Release date: 1994-12-16
2.

Airheads

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an FM rock radio station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Judd Nelson, Michael McKean, Amy Locane, Nina Siemaszko, Joe Mantegna, David Arquette ..
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Release date: 1994-08-05
Best Music Movies of 1994 : U2: Zoo TV - Live from Sydney
3.

U2: Zoo TV - Live from Sydney

4.4
8.8/10 IMDB

1. Show Opening 2. Zoo Station 3. The Fly 4. Even Better Than The Real Thing 5. Mysterious Ways 6. One 7. Unchained Melody 8. Until The End Of The World 9. New Year's Day 10. Numb 11. Angel Of Harlem 12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 13. Satellite Of Love 14. Dirty Day 15. Bullet The Blue Sky 16. Running To Stand Still 17. Where The Streets Have No Name 18. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 19. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car 20. Lemon 21. With Or Without You 22. Love Is Blindness 23. Can't Help Falling In Love U2 had been a major entity in the rock music world for many years by the time they released the ACHTUNG BABY album. Yet, it was this album that brought the band from popular rock act to multimedia force as their concerts began to include the video screen as an important part of the show. Following ACHTUNG BABY was the ZOOROPA album and one of U2's most successful tours, the Zoo TV Tour, in which the multimedia experience was expanded upon.

Starring: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., U2 ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1994-04-17
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Eagles: Hell Freezes Over
4.

Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

4.2
8.5/10 IMDB

The Eagles performed live for the first time in April 1994 after a fourteen-year-long hiatus. Their reunion album’s name was in reference to Don Henley’s quote after the band’s breakup in 1980, when he commented that they would only play together again “when Hell freezes over”. Recorded at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California for an MTV special, the live sessions produced eleven tracks for the album, including a new acoustic version of “Hotel California”.

Starring: Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Felder, John Corey, Timothy Drury, Scott Crago, Stan Lynch, Jay Oliver ..
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Release date: 1994-08-25
5.

Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

4.2
8.4/10 IMDB

Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! is a video document of Nirvana’s rise from a scruffy trio from the Pacific Northwest into one of the most iconic and important bands in the history of rock music. Combining live material from their ’91-’92 Nevermind tour, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! has long been the “holy grail” for Nirvana fans. Digitally remastered live performances of songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Lithium", "Breed", "Drain You" and "Aneurysm" are mixed into loads of interview footage from across the world.

Starring: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic ..
Directed by: Kevin Kerslake, Mark Racco
Release date: 1994-01-01
6.

Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy travel to Arabia to become the Caliph's Royal Food Tasters. But they bite off more than they can chew and are forced to run for their lives! It's a wild magic carpet ride as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and their genie (Yogi Bear) and a jolly sailor named Sinbad (Magilla Gorilla) take you on an adventure of mistaken identities, exotic locations and fun-filled action and surprises!

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Greg Burson, Allan Melvin, Eddie Deezen, Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, John Kassir, Charlie Adler, Maurice LaMarche ..
Directed by: Jun Falkenstein, Joanna Romersa
Release date: 1994-09-03
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged
7.

Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Recorded live at The Sony Studios, N.Y.C. by Randy Ezratty All songs mixed by Ed Cherney & Don Was Mastered by Greg Calbi & Scott Hull at Masterdisk, N.Y.C. Musicians Tony Garnier-Bass John Jackson-Guitar Bucky Baxter-Pedal Steel,Dobro Winston Watson-Drums and Brendan O'Brien-Hammond Organ

Starring: Bob Dylan ..
Release date: 1994-12-14
8.

That's Entertainment! III

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.

Starring: June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire ..
Directed by: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
Release date: 1994-07-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!
9.

Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!

3.8
8.8/10 IMDB

A look behind the scenes at the making of the video for the song "Estranged" from Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion album, giving fans an up close and intimate look at the band when it was near the peak of its popularity. Inludes footage of the Axl, Slash and the rest of the bandmembers hard at work in the studio, as well as in some of their more relaxed moments.

Starring: W. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Dizzy Reed, Matt Sorum ..
Directed by: Andy Morahan
Release date: 1994-04-26
10.

Lisbon Story

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Lisbon Story is Wim Wenders' homage to Lisbon and films. A sound engineer obtains a mysterious postcard from a friend who at the moment is filming a film in Lisbon. He sets out across Europe to find him and help him.

Starring: Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, Teresa Salgueiro, Manoel de Oliveira, Vasco Sequeira, Joel Cunha Ferreira, Sofia Bénard da Costa, Vera Cunha Rocha, Elisabete Cunha Rocha, Ricardo Colares ..
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1994-12-16
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Take That - Live in Berlin
11.

Take That - Live in Berlin

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

Take That's second concert tour. Recorded live in Berlin in 1994.

Starring: Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Howard Donald ..
Directed by: Declan Lowney
Release date: 1994-10-01
12.

Hated: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An overview of the life of the most shocking, vile, and notorious of punk rock legends.

Starring: GG Allin, Dee Dee Ramone, Merle Allin ..
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Yanni: Live at the Acropolis
13.

Yanni: Live at the Acropolis

3.7
9.3/10 IMDB

A concert by contemporary instrumental musician, Yanni, recorded live at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens on 25 Sep 1993.

Starring: Yanni, Charlie Adams, Karen Briggs, Michael "Kalani" Bruno, Ric Fierabracci, Julie Homi, Bradley Joseph, Darlene Koldenhoven, Tamara Lynn Davis, Shardad Rohani ..
Release date: 1994-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within
14.

Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within

3.7
8.7/10 IMDB

After an excerpt from 'Baraka (1992)' , featuring the music of Dead Can Dance, we see them in concert in Santa Monica CA, alternated with interview sequences with the lead members (Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry) where they discuss their influences (Asian/Mid-Eastern music and Irish ballads), their instrumentation (Chinese dulcimer, various percussion, synthesizers), and their different approaches

Starring: Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry ..
Directed by: Mark Magidson
Release date: 1994-10-24
15.

Woodstock Diary

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Woodstock Diary was originally broadcasted on U.S. TV in August 1994 - in honor of the 25th anniversary of the event. Later it was released on DVD with remastered 5.1 sound. It includes performances not shown in the Woodstock movie but not exclusively. Between the songs there are recent interviews with the producers / organizers of Woodstock Joel Rosenman, John Roberts, Michael Lang, the stage announcer Wavy Gravy and Lisa Law (a member of the Hog Farm who helped out at the festival).

Starring: John Sebastian, Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Incredible String Band, Bert Sommer, Ravi Shankar, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, Tim Harding, Fito De la Parra ..
Directed by: Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer, D. A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1994-08-14
Best Music Movies of 1994 : La Bohème
16.

La Bohème

3.6
8.2/10 IMDB

In the 50's, in Paris, the neighbors Rodolfo and Mimi meet each other when Mimi's candle blows out in a cold and dark night. They immediately fall in love for each other, in times of financial difficulties in the post-war. Rodolfo introduces Mimi to his close friends Marcello and his beloved Musetta; Colline; and Schaunard and together they have a good-time in Café Momus. Some time later, Mimi tells Marcello that she can not support the jealousy of Rodolfo any longer and when Marcello discuss with Rodolfo, Mimi overhears the real reason for the behavior of her beloved Rodolfo.

Starring: Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Anthony Lemke, Christine Douglas, Gary Rowley, David Lemke ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Nottage, Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live
17.

Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live

3.6
8.7/10 IMDB

Filmed in Modena, Italy across two nights in November 1993 as part of Peter Gabriel's acclaimed Secret World Live tour in support of the Us album, the show is elaborately presented and choreographed with two stages joined by a narrow pier. Peter Gabriel has always been a charismatic live performer with the ability to draw his audience into the onstage world he has created and rarely has this been better captured than on Secret World Live.

Starring: David Rhodes, Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Tony Levin, Manu Katché, Papa Wemba, Lakshminarayana Shankar, Jean Claude Naimro, Lévon Minassian ..
Directed by: François Girard
Release date: 1994-01-01
18.

Backbeat

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe, John Lennon, and Sutcliffe's girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr.

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Sheryl Lee, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams, Paul Duckworth, Kai Wiesinger, Jennifer Ehle, Rob Spendlove ..
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 1994-04-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : A Great Day in Harlem
19.

A Great Day in Harlem

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Art Kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958, for a piece in Esquire magazine. Just about every jazz musician at the time showed up for the photo shoot which took place in front of a brownstone near the 125th street station. The documentary compiles interviews of many of the musicians in the photograph to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by Milt Hinton and his wife.

Starring: Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton ..
Directed by: Jean Bach
Release date: 1994-09-27
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Sting ?– Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting
20.

Sting ?– Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994 is the first compilation issued by Sting. It features hit singles from his first four studio albums The Dream of the Blue Turtles, ...Nothing Like the Sun, The Soul Cages, and Ten Summoner's Tales. It was also released on LaserDisc, in which it is a music video compilation.

Starring: Sting ..
Release date: 1994-11-08
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Rock 'n Roll Junkie
21.

Rock 'n Roll Junkie

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Rock 'n Roll Junkie is a documentary about the extraordinary life of dutch rock 'n roll myth and personification of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll Herman Brood.

Starring: Herman Brood, Nina Hagen ..
Release date: 1994-09-28
22.

Radioland Murders

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. As the broadcast begins, a mysterious voice breaks the broadcast and suddenly members of the cast turn up dead. It's up to her husband Roger, to find out whodunit as the police chase him through the halls of WBN.

Starring: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns, Scott Michael Campbell, Brion James, Michael Lerner, Michael McKean, Jeffrey Tambor, Stephen Tobolowsky ..
Directed by: Mel Smith
Release date: 1994-10-21
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Sade Live
23.

Sade Live

3.2
8.3/10 IMDB

This impressive record of Sade's 1993 live peformances reminds us of just how much her distinctive sound combines languorously emotional pop with lightweight but musically fulfilling cocktail jazz. As fine as the voice is, we can never forget that Sade's backing band are sidemen rather than mere accompanists, and in several of the 18 numbers here we get solos of real virtuosity. The selection of songs includes many of Sade's hits--"Cherry Pie," "Smooth Operator," "Your Love Is King"--and some less well-known songs from the albums, such as "Red Eye" and "Jezebel." --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk

Starring: Sade, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman ..
Release date: 1994-11-22
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Iron Maiden: Raising Hell
24.

Iron Maiden: Raising Hell

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

On August 28, 1993, metal superstars Iron Maiden and horror illusionist Simon Drake combined to create the most macabre musical event of all time: Raising Hell. In this first and only live rock concert with a horror movie setting, Raising Hell celebrates lead singer Bruce Dickinson's final performance with Iron Maiden. The band's electrifying concert performance, taped live at Pinewood Studios, London, incorporates blood curdling illusions and seventeen classic Iron Maiden songs, five not seen on the original pay-per-view broadcast. In a 100+ minutes, Iron Maiden "raises hell" in a performance that will live on forever.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Nicko McBrain, Simon Drake ..
Release date: 1994-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Gounod: Romeo et Juliette
25.

Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Charles Mackerras teases the romantic beauty from Gounod's score, which has been widely admired since its first performance at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, in 1867. In this 1994 recording, the youthful Roberto Alagna as Roméo and Leontina Vaduva as the unattainable Juliette lead an excellent cast in this touching portrayal of impossible love, based on Shakespeare's play.

Starring: Roberto Alagna, Leontina Vaduva, François Le Roux, Paul Charles Clarke, Robert Lloyd, Anna Maria Panzarella, Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ..
Directed by: Nicolas Joël
Release date: 1994-09-16
26.

Muppet Classic Theater

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Gonzo and Rizzo host a presentation in the Muppet Theater of six fairy tales performed by the Muppets. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Robin the Frog, Gonzo and Rizzo star in the various stories. The production also marked the first appearance of Andy and Randy Pig and the Elvises, who later appeared on Muppets Tonight. Written by Jim Lewis and Bill Prady, each story also features an original song.

Starring: Julianne Buescher, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Brian Henson, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Allan Trautman ..
Directed by: David Grossman
Release date: 1994-09-27
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Nick Cave: Straight To You - A Portrait
27.

Nick Cave: Straight To You - A Portrait

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A 1993 portrait of rock singer and poet Nick Cave, a versatile artist who gained importance over the years. Jacobson also wrote the scenario that was built around a long conversation with the singer. From Australia and his work with the Birthday Party to his current city, Berlin, with The Bad Seeds.

Starring: Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Henry Rollins, Wim Wenders, Mick Harvey, Christoph Dreher ..
Directed by: Nanni Jacobson
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : The Pirates of Penzance
28.

The Pirates of Penzance

3.0
8.4/10 IMDB

In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before he's dodged the Old Bill, fallen in love and made some rather inconvenient discoveries.

Starring: Jon English, Simon Gallaher, Helen Donaldson, Toni Lamond, Derek Metzger, Tim Tyler, Marc James ..
Directed by: Peter Butler, Craig Schaefer
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Divine: Live at the Hacienda
29.

Divine: Live at the Hacienda

3.0
7.8/10 IMDB

On 16 February 1983, Divine performs a seven-song set at the Hacienda Club in Manchester. His peroxide blond hair sticks in all directions; he's dressed in a skin-tight, short, off-one-shoulder, sparkling dress that he says he got from the Queen, who wouldn't wear it. The set includes Gang Bang (the name-game song), Jungle Jezebel, Born To Be Cheap, Alphabet Rap, Native Love, Shake It Up, and, for an encore, Shoot Your Shot. The band, whom we never see, is techno-rock. Between songs, Divine chats up the audience, usually talking about sex.

Starring: Divine ..
Directed by: Malcolm Whitehead
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
30.

Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

After years of fame and misfortune in Mexico, the members of the Leningrad Cowboys decide to return to their native village. Their former manager Vladimir, who now calls himself Moses lead them on their way home.

Starring: Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää, Jore Marjaranta, Ekke Niiva, Jyri Närvänen, Pemo Ojala, Silu Seppälä, Mauri Sumén, Mato Valtonen ..
Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
Release date: 1994-02-24
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Half-Cocked
31.

Half-Cocked

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Half-cocked is a cult music roadmovie, made in 1994 in Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga. The movie tells the story about a group of high school teens who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band, called "Truckstop" (played by the band, Rodan) in order to stay on the road. When the band starts playing gigs, their sound is largely inconsistent and incoherent, however, over time, the band becomes increasingly competent in their musicianship. The film puts much emphasis on the indie/alternative rock subculture.

Directed by: Suki Hawley
Release date: 1994-06-15
Best Music Movies of 1994 : The Best of the Blues Brothers
32.

The Best of the Blues Brothers

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Writer Tom Davis hosts a Blues Brothers retrospective that tells the whole truth about the legendary band's early days and righteous ways. The Blues Brothers were an unforgettable part of Saturday Night Live's golden era, making their musical debut in bee costumes singing "I'm a King Bee," and becoming an overnight sensation. Switching to hats and shades inspired by John Lee Hooker, they combined classic Chicago Blues with Stax-Volt R&B to create a sound all their own. Their first album, Briefcase Full of Blues, went double-platinum and led quickly to their hit movie and milestone soundtrack album. The rest is history, and it's all here in a music-filled, memory-blasting account of a band that will always be on a mission from God.

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Steve Jordan, Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Matt Murphy, Alan Rubin ..
Release date: 1994-07-26
33.

Brave

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Cult director Richard Stanley brings Marillion's music to the screen in the 50-minute BRAVE. A teenager believed to be suicidal is discovered wandering near the Severn Bridge. Suffering from severe memory loss, she seeks information about the mysterious events that led to her condition. This work of fiction was inspired from the true story of an amnesiac woman found at the bridge.

Starring: Josie Ayers, Russell Copley, Raymond Sawyer, Anthony Story, Jema Hewitt, Nat Lerner, Louise Blaine, Caroline O'Neill, Leroy, Tom Geoghegan ..
Directed by: Richard Stanley
Release date: 1994-01-01
34.

Elektra

2.9
8.9/10 IMDB

The Otto Schenk production of Richard Strauss's "Elektra", filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in January, 1994. Hildegard Behrens stars as Elektra, with Deborah Voigt as Chrysothemis, Brigitte Fassbaender as Klytämnestra, Donald McIntyre as Orest, and James King as Aegisth. James Levine conducts.

Starring: Hildegard Behrens, Deborah Voigt, Brigitte Fassbaender, Donald McIntyre, James King, Judith Goldberg, Jean Rawn, Philip Creech, Richard Vernon, Herbert Perry ..
Directed by: Brian Large
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Skulhedface
35.

Skulhedface

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

GWAR, the bloodthirsty alien antiheroes, conduct a worldwide telethon to feed souls to the World Maggot, which will transport the members of GWAR off our miserable planet once it grows. GWAR's tele-casts attract the attention of GlomCo, the world's monopolistic entertainment giant. GlomCo attempts to bribe GWAR's manager, Sleazy P. Martini, into selling GWAR out to the mainstream of Sunday morning cartoons. GWAR's revenge on the sniveling executives at GlomCo uncovers a dastardly plot to homogenize all humanity by the evil doctor Skulhedface!

Starring: Sebastian Bach, Jello Biafra, Dave Brockie, Balsac the Jaws of Death, GWAR, Slymenstra Hymen, Scott Krahl, Flattus Maximus, Molly Harvey, Paul Hutzler ..
Directed by: Melanie Mandl
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Glitterbug
36.

Glitterbug

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A collage of Derek Jarman's super 8 footage spanning over 20 years.

Starring: William S. Burroughs, Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, Genesis P-Orridge, Michael Clark, Toyah Willcox, Adam Ant, Duggie Fields, Andrew Logan ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1994-03-05
Best Music Movies of 1994 : The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
37.

The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

What happens when a dedicated husband and father quits his job, adopts the persona of a Western-Movie Singing Cowboy, takes on the entire art establishment (including Christo and Andy Warhol), and refuses to accept money for his art ? Meet Gerry Gaxiola, AKA The Maestro, an ex-wage slave who gave up everything to make art for art's sake. The Maestro's story could inspire a whole new generation of Van Goghs.

Starring: Gerald Gaxiola ..
Directed by: Les Blank
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Leningrad Cowboys: Total Balalaika Show
38.

Leningrad Cowboys: Total Balalaika Show

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (like "Sweet Home, Alabama") as well as more traditional Russian songs like the "Volga Boatman".

Starring: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Atte Blom, Mato Valtonen, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Sakke Järvenpää, Ben Granfelt, Sakari Kuosmanen, Jore Marjaranta, Ekke Niiva, Pemo Ojala ..
Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
Release date: 1994-07-04
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Aerosmith:  Big Ones You Can Look At
39.

Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look At

2.8
7.8/10 IMDB

This is a VHS and Laserdisc release featuring music videos by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was released on November 4, 1994. In addition, there are outtakes and band interviews. The suggestive title comes from - and is a companion to - the 1994 then-current Greatest Hits compilation album Big Ones.

Starring: Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer ..
Release date: 1994-11-23
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Three Examples of Myself as Queen
40.

Three Examples of Myself as Queen

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A sad Arabian queen is cheered by her attendants, a Queen Bee rules over a hive of adoring drones, and a teenage girl is transformed into a queen in a colorful musical fantasy inspired by old Hollywood musicals.

Starring: Anna Biller, Jared Sanford, Kiki Valentine, Barry Morse, David Corrado, Les Biller, Raymond Le Heup, Louis Lunetta ..
Directed by: Anna Biller
Release date: 1994-06-15
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Madonna: Innocence Lost
41.

Madonna: Innocence Lost

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

Pop-singer and actress Madonna's rise to fame is chronicled in this made-for-television movie. Terumi Matthews stars as the dancer-turned-musician, who came to New York City in search of fame and fortune. Based on the book "Madonna: Unauthorized", the docudrama follows Miss Ciccone's rocky road from the streets of New York to the top of the charts in the 1980s.

Starring: Terumi Matthews, Jeff Yagher, Diana Leblanc, Dean Stockwell, Wendie Malick ..
Directed by: Bradford May
Release date: 1994-11-29
Best Music Movies of 1994 : VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!
42.

VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!

2.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Discover with the Veggies the real reasons God wants us to forgive in this VeggieTales classic! Featured stories include The Grapes of Wrath and Larry's Lagoon.

Directed by: Phil Vischer
Release date: 1994-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : The Night Before Christmas
43.

The Night Before Christmas

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A kind hearted, young orphan boy and his loyal cat discover the true spirit of Christmas in this delightfully animated Yuletide tale of musical, magical holiday cheer!

Starring: Cam Clarke, Jeff Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Cam Clarke, Jeff Bennett ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1994-10-04
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Just Friends
44.

Just Friends

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Jack has a tenor saxophone and he plays jazz. In the 1950s, in the Belgian harbor town Antwerp, there is not a lot off future for a jazz musician. Jack and his band try to earn a living by playing at weddings and the odd tea party, usually resulting in mixed emotions and hilarious scenes. Most of the time, he earns a living by unloading bananas in the Antwerp docks. Jack is convinced that New York is the place to be for a jazz musician, but where will he get the money for the big trip? And what is more important: a woman or a saxophone?

Starring: Stéphane Auberghen, Philippe Aerts ..
Directed by: Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Release date: 1994-08-06
Best Music Movies of 1994 : The Jungle King
45.

The Jungle King

2.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A reluctant lion king has his paws full trying to save his jungle kingdom in this marvellous animated, song-filled classic for the entire family!

Starring: Irene Cara, Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Shake, Rattle and Rock!
46.

Shake, Rattle and Rock!

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

In 1950s America, teenage rebellion comes easy when something like rock 'n' roll is viewed as sinful. Looking to have a good time while they're young, Susan, Cookie and Tony -- three teenagers from a small town -- start a nightclub where host Danny Klay introduces the newest rock 'n' roll talent, and everyone can dance the night away. Of course, not everyone in town is happy with the new establishment.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Howie Mandel, Patricia Childress, Max Perlich, Latanyia Baldwin, Necia Bray, Gerrit Graham, John Doe, James Intveld, Riki Rachtman ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush
Release date: 1994-08-26
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard
47.

Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard

2.0
9.2/10 IMDB

A tribute to the words and music of Mark Heard (1951-1992), an American record producer, folk rock singer, and songwriter originally from Macon, Georgia, United States.

Starring: Mark Heard, Bruce Cockburn, Victoria Williams, Julie Miller, Buddy Miller, Dan Russell, Steve Taylor, Randy Stonehill, Pierce Pettis, Bill Mallonee ..
Directed by: Dan Russell
Release date: 1994-12-16
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl
48.

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl

2.0
9.0/10 IMDB

He hasn't had a new Broadway show since 1983's La Cage Aux Folles, but composer Jerry Herman has become ubiquitous on the concert, tribute and benefit scene, as evidenced by a video release of "Jerry Herman's Broadway - at the Hollywood Bowl." The star-studded event celebrating Herman's 30-plus-year career includes performances by Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams, Lorna Luft and Lee Roy Reams all together on "Hello, Dolly!"; George Hearn singing "Movies Were Movies" (Mack And Mabel); Davis Gaines crooning "Song On The Sand" and "I Am What I Am" (La Cage Aux Folles); Rita Moreno advising "Tap Your Troubles Away" (Mack And Mabel); and Beatrice Arthur pointing out "The Man In The Moon" (also from Mame). There is also special taped greetings from Angela Lansbury and Paul & Linda McCartney.

Starring: Bea Arthur, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Lorna Luft, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, Leslie Uggams, Michael Feinstein, George Hearn ..
Directed by: Gary Halvorson
Release date: 1994-03-04
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Björk: Vessel 1994
49.

Björk: Vessel 1994

2.0
8.8/10 IMDB

A live performance by Björk on the Debut Tour, recorded live at the The Royalty Theatre in London in May 1994. The concert is interspersed by short interviews with Björk on the streets of London, including her singing an improvisation to the sound of a car alarm and her thoughts on moving from Reykjavík to London.

Starring: Björk ..
Directed by: Stéphane Sednaoui
Release date: 1994-09-05
Best Music Movies of 1994 : Peter Grimes
50.

Peter Grimes

1.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Benjamin Britten's opera as performed by the English National Opera, with Philip Langridge in the title role.

Starring: Philip Langridge, Janice Cairns, Alan Opie, Ann Howard, Andrew Greenan, Robert Poulton, Alan Woodrow, Susan Orton, Maria Bovino, Sarah Pring ..
Directed by: Barrie Gavin
Release date: 1994-01-01

Also check Best music movies of 1995.

Check out our top containing the Best Music Movies of 1994 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb