Best Music Movies of 2004


Team America: World Police


Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 2004-10-10



Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Harry Lennix, Clifton Powell
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 2004-10-29

It's All Gone Pete Tong


Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene.

Starring: Paul Kaye, Kate Magowan, Neil Maskell, Beatriz Batarda, Pete Tong
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Release date: 2004-09-12

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica's making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary.
Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Bob Rock, Robert Trujillo
Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Release date: 2004-01-21

Bride & Prejudice


A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.

Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2004-02-11

Raise Your Voice


Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the performing arts academy, she experiences a whole new way of life in the big city, far from the small town lifestyle she's used to.

Starring: Hilary Duff, Oliver James, David Keith, Johnny Lewis, Rita Wilson
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2004-08-10

Be Here to Love Me


Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

Starring: Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Ely, Guy Clark
Directed by: Margaret Brown
Release date: 2004-09-13

Beyond the Sea


Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby Darin's vocal style with uncanny accuracy.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn
Directed by: Kevin Spacey
Release date: 2004-11-16



A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garnered major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs.

Starring: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood, Peter Holmström
Directed by: Ondi Timoner
Release date: 2004-05-14



From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest sons of the twentieth century.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson
Directed by: Irwin Winkler
Release date: 2004-07-02

Far Far Away Idol

Far Far Away Idol
Far Far Away Idol is a Dreamworks Animation SKG short film, and an alternate ending to Shrek 2. It is included on the Shrek 2 DVD and VHS. The story takes place after Shrek 2.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Simon Cowell, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz
Directed by: Simon J. Smith
Release date: 2004-11-05

The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country Club London

The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country Club London
The Pogues playing on St. Patrick's Day in London's Town and Country serves to remind fans why we loved the band and possibly why their breakup was inevitable. A thoroughly sloshed Shane MacGowan mumbles and screams his way through most of their hits to that point in time. Of course, real fans like the mumbling and the screaming. Lots of energy, great guests - The Specials, the late Kirstie MacColl and especially the late great Joe Strummer - who not only gets up on stage for a stirring rendition of London Calling, but serves as a kind of host for the evening as he discusses what made the Pogues so great. The video times in at a paltry 60 minutes which leaves you begging for more, but between the singalong Wild Rover and the silly string silliness of Fiesta, it is a jam-packed entertaining piece of music history. Extras: Completely Pogued - Documentary (55 minutes)
Starring: Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy, Joe Strummer, Lynval Golding, David Byrne
Release date: 2004-11-15

Fly Jefferson Airplane

Fly Jefferson Airplane
Thirteen classic perfomances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Jefferson Airplane, augmented by orginal interviews with the band members and photographs by famed photographer Jim Marshall.
Starring: Signe Anderson, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Jack Casady, Joey Covington
Directed by: Bob Sarles
Release date: 2004-07-20

Marilyn Manson: Lest We Forget

Marilyn Manson: Lest We Forget
A collection of Marilyn Manson's music videos.
Starring: Marilyn Manson
Directed by: Asia Argento, Richard Kern, Tom Stern, WIZ Andrew John Whiston, Rod Chong, Samuel Bayer, Paul Fedor, Paul Hunter, Dean Karr, Thomas Kloss, Marilyn Manson, E. Elias Merhige, Matthew Rolston, Floria Sigismondi
Release date: 2004-09-27

Aaliyah: So Much More Than a Woman

Aaliyah: So Much More Than a Woman
The life story of Aaliyah, a worldwide-famous singer, actress and model who first rose to stardom in the 90s at age 15 and was later killed in a plane crash in 2001.
Starring: Aaliyah
Directed by: Collina Greenwell
Release date: 2004-06-15

Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour

Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour
In 2004, Phil Collins began the first leg of an international concert tour which Collins announced would mark his retirement from live performing. Phil Collins: Finally...The First Final Farewell documents the Paris date on his last set of live shows, in which the internationally famous musician was joined by a superb backing band for a set of his greatest songs. Selections include "In the Air Tonight," "Against All Odds," "Sussudio," "Don't Lose My Number," "Take Me Home," "One More Night," and many more.
Starring: Phil Collins, Chester Thompson, Daryl Stuermer, Brad Cole, Luis Conte
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2004-06-15

9 Songs


Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs.

Starring: Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Alex Kapranos, Guy Garvey
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2004-07-16

There We Were, Now Here We Are... The Making of Oasis

There We Were, Now Here We Are... The Making of Oasis
A documentary made for television that looks back on the development and rapid rise of Oasis from being a band practicing nightly in the Boardwalk to one the biggest British bands of the last thirty years. Building from the formation of the band (with Liam apparently just fed up waiting for other bands to release records and decides to do something himself), the film uses contributions from key people really well to tell the story in an engaging way.
Starring: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Gem Archer, Alan McGee
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2004-09-03

The White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights

The White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights
Concert footage of The White Stripes recorded in January of 2004, featuring tracks from the band's four studio albums as well as live favorites like the Dolly Parton cover "Jolene".Track list : 1. When I Hear My Name, 2. Black Math, 3. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground, 4. I Think I Smell A Rat, 5. Take A Whiff On Me, 6. Astro, 7. Outlaw Blues, 8. Jack The Ripper, 9. Jolene, 10. Hotel Yorba, 11. Death Letter, 12. Do, 13. The Hardest Button To Button, 14. Truth Doesn't Make A Noise, 15. The Big Three Killed My Baby, 16. Wasting My Time, 17. You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl), 18. Hello Operator, 19. Apple Blossom, 20. Ball And Biscuit, 21. Let's Shake Hands, 22. I Fought Piranhas, 23. Let's Build A Home, 24. Goin' Back To Memphis, 25. Seven Nation Army, 26. De Ballet Of De Boll Weevil
Starring: Jack White, Meg White
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2004-07-24

Connie and Carla

Connie and Carla
After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with
Starring: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella, Alec Mapa
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Release date: 2004-04-16

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