Best Music Movies of 1998


The Prince of Egypt

7.1/10 IMDB

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short ..
Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Release date: 1998-12-16

SLC Punk

7.4/10 IMDB

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

Starring: Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Til Schweiger, Jason Segel, Devon Sawa, James Duval, Summer Phoenix, Christopher McDonald, Chiara Barzini ..
Directed by: James Merendino
Release date: 1998-09-24

Velvet Goldmine

6.9/10 IMDB

Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself forged by the music of the 1970s, explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has become of them since the turn of the new decade.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Janet McTeer, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emily Woof, Michael Feast, Micko Westmoreland, Alastair Cumming ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 1998-10-23

A Night at the Roxbury

6.2/10 IMDB

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. Mistaken for high rollers, they meet their dream women, Vivica and Cambi, and resolve to open a club of their own.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Michael Clarke Duncan, Elisa Donovan, Gigi Rice, Jennifer Coolidge, Eva Mendes, Richard Grieco, Loni Anderson, Dan Hedaya ..
Directed by: John Fortenberry
Release date: 1998-10-01


7.3/10 IMDB

Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now.

Starring: Elaine Paige, John Mills, Rosemarie Ford, James Barron, Aeva May, Susan Jane Tanner, Veerle Casteleyn, Jacob Brent, Drew Varley, Michael Gruber ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1998-10-05

Hilary and Jackie

7.3/10 IMDB

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Starring: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey, Charles Dance, Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones, Bill Paterson, Auriol Evans, Keylee Jade Flanders ..
Directed by: Anand Tucker
Release date: 1998-12-30


5.8/10 IMDB

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his foot in the door, but lands a coveted job behind the bar – and a front-row seat at the most legendary party on the planet.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Breckin Meyer, Mike Myers, Neve Campbell, Sherry Stringfield, Sela Ward, Daniel Lapaine, Erika Alexander, Heather Matarazzo ..
Directed by: Mark Christopher
Release date: 1998-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Metallica: Cunning Stunts

Metallica: Cunning Stunts

8.3/10 IMDB

Cunning Stunts is a concert video by heavy metal band Metallica released in 1998. It was released in DVD and VHS formats. The title is also a spoonerism of the term Stunning Cunts. The DVD features concert footage, band interviews, a documentary, behind the scenes footage and a photo gallery consisting of approximately 1,000 photos. Three of the performances feature multiple angles. During the performance of the song "Enter Sandman", the entire stage is set to appear to collapse and explode, with pyrotechnics and a technician (referred to in the extras as the "Burning Dude") who runs across the stage while on fire, as another technician swings overhead. This is also one of the only Metallica concerts that didn't feature "Ecstasy of Gold" as a intro.

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 1998-12-08

The Temptations

8.4/10 IMDB

The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members.

Release date: 1998-11-01

Dance with Me

5.9/10 IMDB

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Starring: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Plowright, Jane Krakowski, Beth Grant, Victor Marcel, Harry Groener, William Marquez, Bill Applebaum ..
Directed by: Randa Haines
Release date: 1998-08-21
Best Music Movies of 1998 : D'Unbelievables D'Telly

D'Unbelievables D'Telly

8.3/10 IMDB

Irish Comedy Starring Jon Kenny & Pat Shortt

Starring: Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Risteard Cassidy, Joe Dolan, Eamonn O'Conner, The Cow ..
Directed by: Tommy McArdle
Release date: 1998-01-01

Kurt & Courtney

6.1/10 IMDB

After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary. Director Nick Broomfield talks to lots of people. Portraits emerge: a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, embarrassed by fame, hooked on heroin; an out-going Courtney, dramatic, controlling, moving from groupie to star.

Starring: Nick Broomfield, Dylan Carlson, Kurt Cobain, El Duce, Larry Flynt, Tom Grant, Hank Harrison, Courtney Love, Sam Rubin, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Nick Broomfield
Release date: 1998-02-27

The Temptations

8.4/10 IMDB

The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members.

Starring: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton, Leon, Alan Rosenberg, Tina Lifford, Jenifer Lewis, Gina Ravera, Obba Babatundé ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush
Release date: 1998-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Meeting People Is Easy

Meeting People Is Easy

7.5/10 IMDB

Meeting People Is Easy takes place during the promotion of Radiohead's 1997 release OK Computer, containing a collage of video clips, sound bites, and dialogue going behind the scenes with the band on their world tour, showing the eventual burn-out of the group as the world tour progresses. The inaugural show of the OK Computer tour began on 22 May 1997 in Barcelona, Spain.

Starring: Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway ..
Directed by: Grant Gee
Release date: 1998-03-20
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

5.8/10 IMDB

Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games by his rival for a doe he fancies, Rudolph runs away and moves into a cave with Slyly the Fox. However can he overcome his fear and reach his true potential?

Starring: Eric Pospisil, Kathleen Barr, John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, Eric Idle, Richard Simmons, Matt Hill, Vanessa Morley ..
Directed by: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Release date: 1998-10-16
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Shania Twain: Live

Shania Twain: Live

8.1/10 IMDB

Home video of a TV concert special, showing an entire concert from Shania's Come on Over Tour. The show was filmed on September 12, 1998 in Dallas, Texas and aired live on DirecTV free of charge. Songlist "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" "Honey, I'm Home" "You Win My Love" "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" "You're Still the One" "I Won't Leave You Lonely" "Come on Over" "Love Gets Me Every Time" "I'm Holdin' on to Love (to Save My Life) "When" Medley: "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)" "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)" "You've Got a Way" "That Don't Impress Me Much" "If It Don't Take Two" "Black Eyes, Blue Tears" "God Bless the Child" "To Daddy" "What Made You Say That" "No One Needs to Know" "Any Man of Mine" "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (International Version) "From This Moment On"(The Right Mix) "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" "Any Man of Mine" (Reprise) "Rock This Country!

Starring: Shania Twain ..
Release date: 1998-09-12

Blues Brothers 2000

4.9/10 IMDB

Finally released from prison, Elwood Blues is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is pursued cross-country by the cops.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, B. B. King, Junior Wells, Willie Hall, Matt Murphy, Lou Marini, Aretha Franklin ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1998-02-05
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: The Videos

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: The Videos

8.4/10 IMDB

A collection of the best of music videos by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds from 1984 to 1997, all with a "making of" commentary. Each of them excellent, despite the band's obvious dislike of making videos, welcoming every chance to get out of it. Tracklist: 1. Stagger Lee 2. Where The Wild Roses Grow 3. Into My Arms 4. (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For? 5. Henry Lee 6. Red Right Hand 7. Loverman 8. Do You Love Me? 9. Deanna 10. The Ship Song 11. Tupelo 12. In The Ghetto 13. Jack The Ripper 14. What A Wonderful World 15. Straight To You 16. The Mercy Seat 17. The Weeping Song 18. The Singer 19. I Had A Dream, Joe 20. Wanted Man

Starring: Nick Cave, Thomas Wydler, Martyn P. Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos, Warren Ellis, Edward Clayton-Jones, Barry Adamson, Blixa Bargeld, PJ Harvey ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 1998-01-01

The Decline of Western Civilization Part III

7.2/10 IMDB

The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris that chronicles the 'gutter punk' lifestyle of homeless teens in Los Angeles.

Starring: Rick Wilder, Flea, Stephen Chambers, Gary Fredo ..
Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Release date: 1998-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1998 : The Corrs: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

The Corrs: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

8.3/10 IMDB

The Corrs, the Irish sibling supergroup, play a special St. Patrick's Day concert at Britain's famous Royal Albert Hall.

Starring: Andrea Corr, Caroline Corr, Jim Corr, Sharon Corr ..
Release date: 1998-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Pat Metheny Group: Imaginary Day Live

Pat Metheny Group: Imaginary Day Live

8.1/10 IMDB

Pat Metheny Group. Now if you were a fan, I wouldn't need to say any more. That name is a synonym of great jazz music and professional musician who has something on their heart.

Starring: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Paul Wertico, Mark Ledford, Philip Hamilton, Jeff Haynes ..
Directed by: Steve Rodby
Release date: 1998-07-23

Still Crazy

7.0/10 IMDB

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

Starring: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Juliet Aubrey, Bruce Robinson, Hans Matheson, Rachael Stirling, Helena Bergström ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1998-10-30

PNYC: Portishead - Roseland New York

8.9/10 IMDB

Portishead concert in the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, on the 24th July 1997 with tracks from the albums "Dummy" and "Portishead" played by the band and a 30 piece orchestra.

Starring: Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Dave MacDonald ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 1998-11-02
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Happy Haunting

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Happy Haunting

7.3/10 IMDB

Sing, dance, and play along with your favorite Disney characters in this tune-filled Sing Along Songs DVD. It's fun and easy as you read the on-screen lyrics and join the festivities. Invite your friends -- after all, it's even more fun when you share! Children as young as two will have a ball when Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy -- and other favorite Disney friends -- throw a party inside Disneyland's Haunted Mansion! There's plenty to do: pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, cooking with Goofy -- even trick-or-treating in Toontown! But most of all, there'll be lots of singing and dancing to silly spooky songs of the season. So c'mon everybody, time to party!

Release date: 1998-08-25
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Videos

Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Videos

8.4/10 IMDB

Welcome to the Videos is a DVD released in 1998 featuring music videos made by Guns N' Roses between 1987 and 1994.

Starring: Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, W. Axl Rose, Slash ..
Release date: 1998-10-27
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Depeche Mode: The Videos 86-98

Depeche Mode: The Videos 86-98

8.8/10 IMDB

The Videos 86>98 is a music video compilation by Depeche Mode, featuring almost two dozen music videos directed by a variety of directors, released in 1998. It coincides with The Singles 86>98. The original movie was released on VHS and DVD. There was however a special edition, DVD only, called Videos 86>98 + (without "The", and with "+") released in 2002. The DVD was two discs, the first disc being identical to the only disc in the original DVD, while the second DVD contains bonus material not found in the original release.

Starring: Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, Alan Wilder, Dave Fanning, Hildia Campbell, Ingrid Coree, Ippolita Santarelli, Lysette Anthony, Paul Gambaccini ..
Directed by: Peter Care, Anton Corbijn, Martyn Atkins
Release date: 1998-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials

Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials

8.2/10 IMDB

7 Television Commercials is a collection of music videos from English alternative rock band Radiohead, covering the period from their The Bends (1995) and OK Computer (1997).

Starring: Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, Lajos Kovács ..
Directed by: Jake Scott, Jonathan Glazer, Jamie Thraves, Grant Gee, Magnus Carlsson, Paul Cunningham
Release date: 1998-05-04
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Kylie Minogue: Intimate and Live

Kylie Minogue: Intimate and Live

8.3/10 IMDB

Intimate and Live was the fourth concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue in support of her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997).

Starring: Kylie Minogue, Ashley Wallen, David Scotchford ..
Release date: 1998-06-30
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Marilyn Manson: Dead to the World

Marilyn Manson: Dead to the World

8.1/10 IMDB

The controversial events from the Antichrist Superstar tour serve as the backdrop for this amazing document, all as seen through the video eye of the band's own cameraman. The picketing zealots, the fulminating moralists, the disingenuous politicians, the tens of thousands who came to see for themselves and, of course, gazing outward from the very heart of the storm, Manson himself. One hour of live concert performances intercut with behind the scene and backstage footage that will help you to understand what it must have been like to be at the center of these extraordinary occurrences.

Starring: Jeordie White, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Zim Zum, Ginger Fish, Marilyn Manson ..
Directed by: Joseph F. Cultice
Release date: 1998-02-10

Serengeti Symphony

7.4/10 IMDB

Serengeti Symphony is a breathtaking look at the astounding landscape and exotic animals that make up the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The film accounts the daily lives and intricacies of animals such as giraffe, flamingos, leopards and cheetahs, each vivid scene flawlessly paired with a musical score written by Laurens van Rooyen. Serengeti Symphony brings the beauty of Africa to life like never before, with close up colourful images of the terrain and unimaginable glimpses of the wildlife, allowing the true character of the landscape, and the grace and spirit of every animal, to shine through.

Directed by: Hugo van Lawick
Release date: 1998-10-07

Six-String Samurai

6.5/10 IMDB

In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in the other, Buddy is on his way to Vegas to succeed Elvis as King. Along the way, he saves an orphan who decides to tag along.

Starring: Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo, Stephane Gauger, Clifford Hugo, Oleg Bernov, Igor Yuzov, Zhenya Kolykhanov, George L. Casillas, Avi Sills ..
Directed by: Lance Mungia
Release date: 1998-09-18
Best Music Movies of 1998 : U2 - The Best of 1980-1990

U2 - The Best of 1980-1990

8.3/10 IMDB

A video companion to their 1998 greatest hits audio compilation, The Best of 1980-1990 is a career retrospective of U2's music videos from 1980 to 1990.

Release date: 1998-04-07
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Live at Wembley Stadium

Live at Wembley Stadium

8.3/10 IMDB

The Spice Girls, now a quartet after the departure of Geri Halliwell, held the last concert of their World Tour at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 20th September 1998. Performing in front of 52,000 adoring fans, the event was a fantastic homecoming party for the girls.

Starring: Melanie Chisholm, Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton ..
Release date: 1998-11-24
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Talkin' Headz

Talkin' Headz

8.7/10 IMDB

The Metalheadz Documentary is an intimate and immediate account of a Drum & Bass label poised for world domination. DJs and producers talk openly of the artistic freedom they enjoy, how the label has evolved to represent such a diverse musical scene and why moving forward and pushing the boundaries is so vital. These names have created a global phenomenon and here talk for the first time of how it was achieved, where it's at and what the future holds.

Starring: Goldie ..
Directed by: John Klein
Release date: 1998-11-23


6.5/10 IMDB

Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a rising pop star asked by her Chinese official boyfriend to sing pro-government songs; her brother, an embittered drunk; and their cousin, a Buddhist nun savagely beaten after shouting anti-Chinese slogans.

Starring: Richard Chang, Jampa Kelsang, Dadon, Yu Lu, Taije Silverman ..
Directed by: Paul Wagner
Release date: 1998-09-14
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Kiss: The Second Coming

Kiss: The Second Coming

7.4/10 IMDB

For over a quarter century, KISS has shaped the face of popular music and rock culture. The KISS Alive Worldwide tour saw the rebirth of rock's most incredible band. Witness firsthand the amazing story of how after 17 years, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace frehley and Peter Criss's paths finally crossed, reuniting one of rock and roll's biggest success stories ever. This bombastic behind-the-scenes documentary details the events that led up to KISS's record-breaking Alive Worldwide tour of 1996-97. Come witness the story of how Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter reunited and strove to write a new chapter in the history of rock & roll. This is KISS - The Second Coming.

Starring: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Matt Pinfield, KISS ..
Directed by: Tommy Thayer
Release date: 1998-11-24
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Backstreet Boys: All Access Video

Backstreet Boys: All Access Video

7.8/10 IMDB

1. The Making of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" 2. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" [Extended Dance Mix with Dialogue] 3. On the Set of "As Long As You Love Me" 4. "As Long As You Love Me" 5. "All I Have To Give" (Sneak Preview) 6. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" 7. Get Down (You're The One For Me)" & "Anywhere For You" [Recorded Live at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany] 8. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" [Recorded Live at MuchMusic, January 4, 1998] 9. "We've Got It Goin' On"

Starring: Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter ..
Release date: 1998-06-02
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Backstreet Boys:  A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys: A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys

8.0/10 IMDB

A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys is a romantic, heartfelt, and intimate live performance recorded in Germany in 1998. An introduction with members Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough explains that the Boys have always wanted to perform for their fans and themselves in an acoustic concert. Much like the well-known MTV Unplugged series, the Backstreet Boys perform with a full orchestra and a small choir for background vocals. There is no choreography, they do mostly ballads and mid-tempo songs, and most of the time they casually sit on bar stools. The group is exposed musically, providing the opportunity to show their fans and their critics that the Backstreet Boys "really do have talent."

Starring: Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough ..
Release date: 1998-11-17
Best Music Movies of 1998 : VH1: Divas Live

VH1: Divas Live

7.3/10 IMDB

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, and four of the biggest female hitmakers in contemporary pop, Mariah Carey Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain, joined forces for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event, in which they individually sing their hits and team up for a variety of ensemble performances. Video includes an appearance by legendary songwriter Carole King.

Starring: Céline Dion, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Carole King ..
Directed by: Michael Simon
Release date: 1998-04-14
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

7.9/10 IMDB

A fascinating look at one of the most unforgettable groups of the '70s. You'll see Richard and Karen Carpenter performing lots of their classic songs, plus rare archival footage and tributes by Herb Alpert, Les Paul, Burt Bacharach and more. Contains exclusive footage not seen on the PBS broadcast. 1997/color/75 min/NR/fullscreen.

Release date: 1998-03-30
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Lucky People Center International

Lucky People Center International

8.0/10 IMDB

Lucky People Center International takes us on a journey around the world through human souls. Music's rhythms and the film's pulsing form reminiscent of the music video aesthetics and gives the documentary a new face. The film traveled around the world for two years to find people and lifestyles that reflect the world before 2000.

Starring: Alexander Brener, Toyoshige Sekiguchi, Björn Merker, Djossou Dotche, Sogyal Rinpoche, Annie Sprinkle ..
Directed by: Johan Söderberg, Erik Pauser
Release date: 1998-03-27

Janet Jackson: The Velvet Rope Tour

8.0/10 IMDB

This lavish two-hour concert special, originally produced for HBO, offers ample proof of Janet Jackson's fierce ambitions. Whitney, Celine and Mariah can run circles around her small, sweet voice, but Janet brings a tough, muscular power to her live performances that none of those peers can approach, storming through myriad set and costume changes, and sustaining an aerobic pace through elaborate dance routines. As captured during this Madison Square Garden presentation of her Velvet Rope tour, Janet Jackson is, ahem, very buff indeed, not just in her well-toned physical health, but in her vocal attack.

Starring: Janet Jackson, Q-Tip, Colin Powell, Ray Singh ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1998-10-11
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing, The Very Best of Dire Straits

Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing, The Very Best of Dire Straits

7.8/10 IMDB

Sultans of swing - Lady writer - Romeo and Juliet - Tunnel of love - Private investigations - Twisting by the pool - Love over gold (live 1983) - So far away - Money for nothing - Brothers in arms - Walk of life - Calling Elvis - Heavy fuel - On every street (live 1992) - Your latest trick (live 1992) - Local hero - Wild theme (live 1992)

Starring: Mark Knopfler, Alan Clark, John Illsley, Terry Williams, Hal Lindes ..
Release date: 1998-08-01
Best Music Movies of 1998 : B.B. King: Live In Africa '74

B.B. King: Live In Africa '74

8.1/10 IMDB

In 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman held their heavyweight title fight in Zaire, billing it as the "Rumble in the Jungle". A three-day music festival was staged concurrently, and B.B. King was the headlining act. Anyone who has ever had the fortune to see B.B. King play live, even in his later, seated years knows that he is a consummate showman. B.B. King: Live in Africa '74 presents the man at the peak of his powers, as a performer and as a player.

Starring: B.B. King, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Forte, Sonny Freeman, Don King ..
Directed by: Leon Gast
Release date: 1998-05-13
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory

Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory

8.3/10 IMDB

This video is not your typical collection of music videos. Rather than being simply a straightforward presentation of videos, SINGLE VIDEO THEORY also contains footage of the band members recording their album in the studio. The camera captures the actual recording sessions as well as the band members chatting candidly about their concept and ideas for the music. Directed by Mark Pellington and shot in 16mm over 3 days in 1997.

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready ..
Directed by: Mark Pellington
Release date: 1998-08-04
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration

Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration

8.4/10 IMDB

British superstar composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is feted in this 50th birthday benefit gala produced by Lloyd Webber's own theatrical company at London's historic Royal Albert Hall. The tribute includes highlights from Lloyd Webber's blockbuster stage hits, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. An eclectic performing cast filmed live during the event features Tina Arena, Michael Ball, Antonio Banderas, Boyzone, Sarah Brightman, Glenn Close, Julian Lloyd Webber, Marcus Lovett, Lottie Mayor, Dennis O'Neill, Donny Osmond, Elaine Paige, Ray Shell, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Bonnie Tyler

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Glenn Close, Elaine Paige, Tina Arena, Kiri Te Kanawa, Donny Osmond, Sarah Brightman, Bonnie Tyler, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Ball ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1998-06-06
Best Music Movies of 1998 : James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre

James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre

8.1/10 IMDB

James Taylor: Live At The Beacon Theater is the documentation of an incredible live performance by soft rock singer-songwriter James Taylor. This live concert features many of Taylor’s greatest hits performed in front of an intense audience. These hits include, but are not limited to the songs Fire and Rain and Sweet Baby James from the many multiplatinum albums by this enduring artist. As a bonus in this film, Taylor also shares the stories behind his many songs and how he came to write them. He also talks candidly about his career in this fabulous performance, which is a testament to his great talent and creative abilities.

Starring: Valerie Carter, James Taylor, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Jordan, Clifford Carter, Bob Mann, Luis Conte ..
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Release date: 1998-05-30


7.2/10 IMDB

Less a documentary than a primer on all electronic music. Featuring interviews with nearly every major player past and present, as well as a few energetic live clips, Modulations delves into one of electronica's forgotten facets: the human element. Lee travels the globe from the American Midwest to Europe to Japan to try to express the appeal of music often dismissed as soulless. Modulations shows that behind even the most foreign or alien electronic composition lies a real human being, and Lee lets many of these Frankenstein-like creators express and expound upon their personal philosophies and tech-heavy theories. Lee understands that a cultural movement as massive and diverse as dance music can't be contained.

Starring: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Moby, Afrika Bambaataa, Derrick May, Genesis P-Orridge, Liam Howlett, Giorgio Moroder, Ken Ishii, Terre Thaemlitz, Ken Ishii ..
Directed by: Iara Lee
Release date: 1998-09-18
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Gloria Estefan: Don't Stop

Gloria Estefan: Don't Stop

7.3/10 IMDB

Don’t Stop! is an all-access, no-holds-barred look into the dynamic world of pop megastar Gloria Estefan, as she takes you “behind the scenes” on her most recent U.S. & European promotional tour for the already PLATINUM album release Gloria!.

Starring: Gloria Estefan ..
Release date: 1998-09-11
Best Music Movies of 1998 : Listening to You: The Who Live at the Isle of Wight

Listening to You: The Who Live at the Isle of Wight

8.3/10 IMDB

Mod rockers the Who are captured live by director Murray Lerner at the legendary Isle of Wight festival in 1970, attended by 600,000 people. All the old classics are included in a typically energetic set; Moon the Loon, Roger the Dodger and Pete... the guitarist. And John Entwistle on bass. This is the first DVD release, without the extra material found on the DVD/Blu-ray re-release of 2006.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle ..
Directed by: Murray Lerner
Release date: 1998-11-03

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