Best Music Movies of 2001

1.

Moulin Rouge!

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker, Caroline O'Connor ..
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2001-05-24
2.

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
3.

Save the Last Dance

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

After the death of her mother, Sara moves to the South Side of Chicago to live with her father and gets transferred to a majority-black school. Her life takes a turn for the better when befriends Chenille and her brother Derek, who helps her with her dancing skills.

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
4.

Rock Star

4.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A wannabe rock star who fronts a Pennsylvania-based tribute band is devastated when his kick him out of the group he founded. Things begin to look up for Izzy when he is asked to join Steel Dragon, the heavy metal rockers he had been imitating for so long. This film is loosely based on the true story of the 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
Best Music Movies of 2001 : Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Scratch

4.1
7.8/10 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
8.

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
9.

Enya: The Video Collection

3.9
8.7/10 IMDB

Enya: The Video Collection is a visual anthology of Celtic new age recording artist Enya. This collection contains 13 promotional music videos highlighting her career from her self-titled debut in 1987 to her 2000 album, A Day Without Rain. Includes the tracks "Book of Days," "On My Way Home," and "Orinoco Flow." Also contains a biographical documentary called "Enya: A Life in Music," along with behind-the-scenes footage from the "Caribbean Blue" and "Only Time" videos.

Starring: Enya ..
Release date: 2001-10-24
Best Music Movies of 2001 : O-Town: Live from New York
10.

O-Town: Live from New York

3.9
8.7/10 IMDB

Exactly one year since debuting on J Records, O-Town is a full-grown supergroup boasting one of the year's bestselling albums. O-Town: Live from New York was captured on the last night of their sold-out summer tour at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom show on October 10. Features songs: Liquid Dreams, All Or Nothing, We Fit Together, Baby I Would, Sensitive, Sexiest Woman Alive, Painter, Shy Girl, Love Should Be A Crime, Every Six Seconds and a surprise version of Girl.

Starring: Ashley Parker Angel, Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick, Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller ..
Release date: 2001-11-27

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