Best Music Movies of 1997

1.

Selena

5.1
6.7/10 IMDB

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jon Seda, Lupe Ontiveros, Jackie Guerra, Jacob Vargas, Seidy López, Rebecca Lee Meza, Victoria Elena Flores ..
Directed by: Gregory Nava
Release date: 1997-03-21
Best Music Movies of 1997 : Beastie Boys: Sabotage
2.

Beastie Boys: Sabotage

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

Includes the songs: Djembe, Gratitude (Live), Sabotage, The Hurricane Freestyle, Triphamnmer, Skills To Pay The Bills (Live), Time For Living, Sabrosa, Something's Got to Give, Screaming At a Wall (Live), Namaste' (Live), Futterman's Rule, 5-Piece Chicken Dinner, Jimmy James, Conga + Bass, Mullethead, Ricky's Theme, and So What 'Cha Want (Live with Cypress Hill).

Starring: Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Mike D, DJ Hurricane ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 1997-12-10
Best Music Movies of 1997 : Ghosts
3.

Ghosts

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

The story of a scary Maestro with supernatural powers, who is being forced out of a small town by its mayor. Included are a series of dance routines performed by Michael Jackson and his "family" of ghouls. Every song from the film was taken from Michael Jackson's HIStory and Blood on the Dance Floor albums.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Pat Dade, Amy Smallman, Edwina Moore, Yasiin Bey, Seth Smith, Kendall Cunningham, Loren Randolph, Heather Ehlers ..
Directed by: Stan Winston
Release date: 1997-09-04
4.

Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Documenting the recording process for Paul's 1997 album Flaming Pie, In The World Tonight is a fascinating insight into how a studio album is constructed, following Paul around his home studio and Abbey Road as he creates what would go on to be his first studio album in four years. In many ways there are two Paul McCartneys, the legend and the man. In The World Tonight reveals the man behind the public face, intimately capturing him at work, at ease and as candid as ever.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, George Martin, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Geoff Dunbar, Geoff Emerick, Steve Miller, George Martin ..
Directed by: Geoff Wonfor
Release date: 1997-05-02
5.

Wild Man Blues

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Wild Man Blues is a 1998 documentary film directed by Barbara Kopple, about the musical avocation of actor/director/comic Woody Allen. The film takes its name from a jazz composition sometimes attributed to Jelly Roll Morton and sometimes to Louis Armstrong and recorded by both (among others). Allen's love of early 20th century New Orleans music is depicted through his 1996 tour of Europe with his New Orleans Jazz Band. Allen has played clarinet with this band for over 25 years. Although Allen's European tour is the film's primary focus, it was also notable as the first major public showcase for Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi Previn.

Starring: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett, Simon Wettenhall, John Gill, Greg Cohen, Cynthia Sayer, Eddy Davis, Nettie Konigsberg ..
Directed by: Barbara Kopple
Release date: 1997-01-16
6.

Pantera: 3 Watch It Go

3.6
8.8/10 IMDB

The thrash metal band Pantera inspires some, uh, enthusiastic fans. This video was designed by the band members specifically for these diehard Pantera-heads. Filmed on their tour by band members, WATCH IT GO is an all access look at the real crazy, chaotic world of the four men who make up Pantera. Along with wild backstage footage, the video also includes four video clips for "Planet Caravan," "I'm Broken," "5 Minutes Alone" and "Drag the Waters."

Starring: Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul ..
Release date: 1997-11-11
7.

Annabelle's Wish

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A lovable calf named Annabelle born on Christmas Eve has a very special wish... to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. Based on the farm legend that Santa gives voices to the animals for one day each year, this tender tale of friendship and compassion begins when Annabelle makes friends with Billy, a young boy who cannot talk, and a friendly bunch of barnyard animals. Together they contend with Billy's mean aunt and the bullies in the neighborhood. Annabelle shows everyone the true meaning of Christmas by making one very special wish come true.

Starring: Randy Travis, Kath Soucie, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jerry Van Dyke, Jennifer Darling, Jerry Houser, Steve Mackall, Mary Kay Bergman, Tress MacNeille, Brian Cummings ..
Directed by: Roy Wilson
Release date: 1997-10-21
8.

Cinderella

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

This is the third television version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella; a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.This 1997 television remake was adapted by Robert L. Freedman and directed by Robert Iscove, with choreography by Rob Marshall. It was produced by Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase for Walt Disney Television and aired on November 2, 1997. Sixty million viewers watched the broadcast. Several songs were added, including "Falling in Love with Love" from the musical The Boys from Syracuse, sung by the Stepmother; "The Sweetest Sounds" from the musical No Strings, sung by Cinderella and the Prince; and "There's Music in You," written for the 1953 film Main Street to Broadway, sung as the finale by the Fairy Godmother.

Starring: Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Paolo Montalbán, Natalie Desselle, Veanne Cox ..
Directed by: Robert Iscove
Release date: 1997-11-02
9.

No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom

3.4
8.7/10 IMDB

No Doubt: Live In The Tragic Kingdom featuring footage directed by Sophie Muller from their live performance in Anaheim, California during their 1997 'Tragic Kingdom' tour including the hits 'Just A Girl', 'Don't Speak','Sunday Morning' and more...

Starring: Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, Stephen Bradley, Gabrial McNair ..
Directed by: Sophie Muller
Release date: 1997-01-01
10.

U2 - Popmart: Live from Mexico City

3.4
8.3/10 IMDB

U2 performs live in Mexico City in support of their 1997 album, "Pop," featuring lavish special effects, cutting edge sound and spectacular multimedia enhancement.

Starring: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., U2 ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1997-12-03

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