Best Music Movies of 2001

1.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.”

Starring: John Cameron Mitchell, Alberta Watson, Gene Pyrz, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Maurice Dean Wint, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Michael Aronov ..
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Release date: 2001-07-20
2.

Rock Star

4.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel Dragon band members culminate with the firing of the lead singer, Bobby Beers and the starting of recruitment sessions to find a new vocalist. Loosely inspired by the true story of the heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Jason Bonham, Jeff Pilson, Zakk Wylde, Timothy Spall, Blas Elias, Nick Catanese, Brian Vander Ark ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 2001-09-04
3.

Save the Last Dance

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Starring: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson, Vince Green, Garland Whitt, Elisabeth Oas, Artel Great ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 2001-01-12
Best Music Movies of 2001 : Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001
4.

Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001

4.3
8.5/10 IMDB

Drowned World Tour 2001 was recorded at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan on August 26, 2001 and was originally broadcast live on HBO as Madonna Live! Drowned World Tour 2001. Drowned World Tour was the fifth concert tour by Madonna in support of her seventh and eighth studio albums Ray of Light and Music, respectively.

Starring: Madonna, Niki Haris, Donna DeLory ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton, Dago Gonzales, Carol Dodds
Release date: 2001-11-13
Best Music Movies of 2001 : U2: Elevation 2001 - Live from Boston
5.

U2: Elevation 2001 - Live from Boston

4.3
8.5/10 IMDB

1. Elevation 2. Beautiful Day 3. Until The End Of The World 4. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of 5. Kite 6. Gone 7. New York 8. I Will Follow 9. Sunday Bloody Sunday 10. In A Little While 11. Desire 12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 13. Bad 14. Where The Streets Have No Name 15. Bullet The Blue Sky 16. With Or Without You 17. The Fly 18. Wake Up Dead Man 19. Walk On Elevation 2001: Live From Boston captures the band's return to performing to indoor venues, making for a more intimate experience. The band had played mostly large outdoor stadiums over the previous decade on their Zoo TV and PopMart Tours. The film also showcases a more simplified, strip-downed stage design, free of the elaborate technologies of the previous two tours.

Starring: The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2001-06-03
6.

Scratch

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl.

Directed by: Doug Pray
Release date: 2001-11-07
Best Music Movies of 2001 : Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000
7.

Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000

4.0
8.6/10 IMDB

28 songs filmed entirely with handheld cameras by Pearl Jam crew members across 19 different cities from the bands' 2000 North American tour. Reflecting the time and composition of an actual concert set list, this video is, in the words of Eddie Vedder, "in some ways the visual equivalent of the bootlegs that have been released in the past year... a basic document of what may occur at any given Pearl Jam concert."

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron ..
Release date: 2001-05-01
Best Music Movies of 2001 : Enya: The Video Collection
8.

Enya: The Video Collection

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

Enya’s music videos

Starring: Enya ..
Release date: 2001-10-24
9.

Josie and the Pussycats

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they are pawns of two people who want to control the youth of America. They must clear their names, even if it means losing fame and fortune.

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Alexander Martin, Donald Faison ..
Directed by: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Release date: 2001-04-06
Best Music Movies of 2001 : Downtown '81
10.

Downtown '81

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into.

Starring: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Vincent Gallo, Coati Mundi, Debi Mazar, George Quinones, Walter Steding, Steven Brown, Eszter Balint, Kid Creole ..
Directed by: Edo Bertoglio
Release date: 2001-07-13

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