Best Music Movies of 2004



7.7/10 IMDB

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 coupling gospel and country together.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Harry Lennix, Clifton Powell, Bokeem Woodbine, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 2004-10-29

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

7.1/10 IMDB

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life.

Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Mr. Lawrence ..
Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Release date: 2004-11-14

Team America: World Police

7.2/10 IMDB

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: Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Maurice LaMarche, Trey Parker, Phil Hendrie, Chelsea Marguerite, Jeremy Shada, Fred Tatasciore ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 2004-10-10

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

7.5/10 IMDB

After bassist Jason Newsted quits the band in 2001, heavy metal superstars Metallica realize that they need an intervention. In this revealing documentary, filmmakers follow the three rock stars as they hire a group therapist and grapple with 20 years of repressed anger and aggression. Between searching for a replacement bass player, creating a new album and confronting their personal demons, the band learns to open up in ways they never thought possible.

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Bob Rock, Robert Trujillo, Jason Newsted, Phil Towle, Dave Mustaine, Bob Rock, Phil Towle ..
Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Release date: 2004-07-09

It's All Gone Pete Tong

7.2/10 IMDB

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of the legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from being one of the best DJs alive, through a 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, Mike Wilmot, Tim Plester, Paul Spence, Steve Oram, Carl Cox ..
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Release date: 2004-09-12

Beyond the Sea

6.7/10 IMDB

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 life.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Michael Byrne, Caroline Aaron, Mehmet Yilmaz, Peter Cincotti ..
Directed by: Kevin Spacey
Release date: 2004-11-16


6.6/10 IMDB

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, Allan Corduner, Peter Polycarpou, Keith Allen, James Wilby, Kevin McKidd ..
Directed by: Irwin Winkler
Release date: 2004-07-02

Bride & Prejudice

6.2/10 IMDB

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, Marsha Mason, Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni ..
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2004-02-11

Raise Your Voice

5.8/10 IMDB

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 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, Dana Davis, Lauren C. Mayhew, Kat Dennings, Jason Ritter, Rebecca De Mornay ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2004-08-10


7.7/10 IMDB

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, Zia McCabe, Brent DeBoer, Eric Hedford, Dean Taylor, Genesis P-Orridge ..
Directed by: Ondi Timoner
Release date: 2004-05-14

Be Here to Love Me

7.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Donna Spence, Ann Rice, Luke Sharpe, John Ruehl, Bob 'Maverick' Myrick ..
Directed by: Margaret Brown
Release date: 2004-09-13
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

8.6/10 IMDB

This first major retrospective of Cash's life, times and music features contributions from his daughter Rosanne Cash and son John Carter Cash, his longtime manager Lou Robin and fellow musicians including Little Richard, Cowboy Jack Clement, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Elvis Costello.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Neil Pearson, Kris Kristofferson, Rick Rubin, W.S. Holland, Roseanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Sheryl Crow, Little Richard, Barbara Orbison ..
Directed by: Chris Rodley
Release date: 2004-02-27
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Far Far Away Idol

Far Far Away Idol

6.2/10 IMDB

Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots, and the rest of the Far Far Away Kingdom battle it out in a singing competition.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Simon Cowell, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Chris Miller, Larry King, Cody Cameron, Conrad Vernon, Aron Warner ..
Directed by: Simon J. Smith
Release date: 2004-11-05
Best Music Movies of 2004 : In Transit

In Transit

8.3/10 IMDB

The Strokes headlined United Kingdom's Carling Weekend festivals in 2002, and their misadventures were largely chronicled by this short documentary 'In Transit', which was released to members of the now-defunct 'Alone, Together' fan club back in 2004.

Starring: Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Kimya Dawson, Adam Green, Ryan Gentles ..
Directed by: Juliet Joslin
Release date: 2004-09-01
Best Music Movies of 2004 : 9 Songs

9 Songs

4.8/10 IMDB

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, Robert Levon Been, Peter Hayes, Gruff Rhys, Jason Stollsteimer, Marcie Bolen ..
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2004-05-16

Elaine Stritch At Liberty

8.5/10 IMDB

Judy at the Palace. Sinatra at Carnegie Hall. Streisand at the Garden. Stritch on Broadway. Legendary performances come along so rarely. Elaine Stritch At Liberty is an autobiographical one-woman show written by Elaine Stritch and John Lahr. The show consists of spoken monologues from Stritch following her life and career, interspersed with showtunes and pop standards which compliment her stories. Many of these songs had been originated by Stritch in major Broadway productions, such as "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Company and "Civilization" from Angel In The Wings. Her experiences and relationship with show business are focal points, but she also explores more intimate, personal themes like her alcoholism and romantic relationships.

Starring: Elaine Stritch ..
Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker, Andy Picheta, Chris Hegedus, Nick Doob
Release date: 2004-05-29
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Ween: Live in Chicago

Ween: Live in Chicago

8.6/10 IMDB

Ween bring their unique take on rock 'n' roll to Chicago's Vic Theater. This film documents two nights of their 2003 tour.

Starring: Aaron Freeman, Michael Melchiondo Jr., Claude Coleman, Dave Dreiwitz, Glenn McClelland ..
Directed by: Zane Vella
Release date: 2004-05-04
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Runrig: Day of Days (The 30th Anniversary Concert)

Runrig: Day of Days (The 30th Anniversary Concert)

9.0/10 IMDB

Filmed at Runrig's 30th Anniversary Concert at Stirling Castle in Scotland in the summer of 2003. It feature the songs: Going Home - Hearthammer - Protect and Survive - Big Sky - Skye - Hearts of Olden Glory - Siol Ghoraidh - The Engine Room - Every River - Only the Brave - Dance Called America - Pride of the Summer - Proterra - Running to the Light - The Stamping Ground - Maymorning - Faileas Air An Airigh - Rocket to the Moon - Loch Lomond - Book of Golden Stories.

Starring: Iain Bayne, Malcolm Jones, Paul Mounsey, Calum MacDonald, Duncan Chisholm, Peter Wishart, Rory Macdonald ..
Release date: 2004-05-01
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida

Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida

8.6/10 IMDB

1. Welcome 2. A Sorta Fairytale 3. Sugar 4. Crucify 5. Interlude #1 6. Cornflake Girl 7. Bells For Her 8. Concertina 9. Interlude #2 10. Take To The Sky 11. Leather 12. Cloud On My Tongue 13. Cooling 14. Interlude #3 15. Your Cloud 16. Father Lucifer 17. Professional Widow 18. I Can't See New York 19. Precious Things 20. Tombigbee 21. Amber Waves 22. Hey Jupiter The DVD includes live footage from the final show of Tori Amos' Scarlet's Walk tour, which took place on September 4, 2003 at the Sound Advice Theatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Starring: Tori Amos ..
Release date: 2004-05-18
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Beth Hart: Live at Paradiso

Beth Hart: Live at Paradiso

8.8/10 IMDB

In May of 2004 Beth Hart gave a performance at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Beth and her band were ready to shake things up and did not disappoint. Live At Paradiso is a bone-chilling concert film that faithfully captures the magic of that very evening.

Release date: 2004-05-15
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Joe Cocker: Live, Across from Midnight Tour

Joe Cocker: Live, Across from Midnight Tour

8.2/10 IMDB

Joe Cocker's Across From Midnight captures his 1997 performance at Waldbuhne, Berlin. His 17-song, 86-minute performance includes his top hits and inspired cover songs. Rock legend Joe Cocker launches into some of his favorites on a stage in Germany. Includes such hits as "Up Where We Belong," "You Are So Beautiful," and "With a Little Help From My Friends."

Starring: Joe Cocker ..
Directed by: Egbert van Hees
Release date: 2004-07-13

The Nomi Song

7.4/10 IMDB

Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980s' most profoundly bizarre characters to emerge through rock music: a counter tenor who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences and made them like it. The Nomi Song is a film about fame, death, friendship, betrayal, opera, and the greatest New Wave rock star that never was!

Starring: David Bowie, Calvin Churchman, Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson, Gabriele Lafari, David McDermott, Page Wood, Tony Frere, Joey Arias, Kristian Hoffman ..
Directed by: Andrew Horn
Release date: 2004-03-23
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Baby Einstein: Baby MacDonald

Baby Einstein: Baby MacDonald

7.5/10 IMDB

Toddlers can learn about life on the farm without having to leave their living room in this educational video from the Baby Einstein series. Baby MacDonald: A Day on the Farm features real-life farm animals, tractors and other agricultural equipment, and crops in the field to teach youngsters the goings-on of a typical day on the farm, and give them early lessons in the production of food and how to treat the animals who play and work with us. Baby Einstein: Baby MacDonald also features a score of classical melodies arranged to appeal to children and fit in with the barnyard themes.

Release date: 2004-03-16
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos

Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos

8.8/10 IMDB

Back at the start of the 1980s, pop music was becoming as much about fashion as it was about the music itself (indeed, in some cases the fashion was so loud it drowned out the tune). Fighting his way through the melee of makeup and mascara was one Neil Tennant, reviewer of singles for UK teen music mag Smash Hits. By the time he left that job to devote himself full-time to the electronic dance duo he’d been pottering around with since 1981, Tennant would have seen and heard the best and worst of what pop music had to offer. No surprise then that the band he formed with keyboardist and programmer Chris Lowe, Pet Shop Boys, would turn out to be unlike any other outfit in English pop history.

Starring: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe ..
Release date: 2004-11-24
Best Music Movies of 2004 : A Perfect Circle: aMOTION

A Perfect Circle: aMOTION

8.1/10 IMDB

The DVD–CD set aMotion was released by American rock band A Perfect Circle on November 16, 2004, only two weeks after the debut of the band's last album, eMotive. The DVD consists of music videos for singles such as "Judith", "3 Libras" and "Weak and Powerless" as well as previously unreleased videos for singles such as "Blue" and "Thinking of You".

Starring: Maynard James Keenan, Josh Freese, Billy Howerdel, James Iha, Josh Freese ..
Directed by: Billy Howerdel
Release date: 2004-11-16
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Fly Jefferson Airplane

Fly Jefferson Airplane

7.5/10 IMDB

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, Spencer Dryden, Pat Ieraci, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Bob Sarles
Release date: 2004-07-20
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour

Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour

8.9/10 IMDB

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, Ronnie Caryl, Dan Fornero, Harry Kim, Amy Keys, Arnold McCuller ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2004-06-15
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Fade to Black

Fade to Black

6.8/10 IMDB

An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003. In an unprecedented event, a hip-hop artist sold out an arena in only two hours. Nearly one year later, fans and artists alike still reflect on this monumental musical night. The event was a spectacular culmination of Jay-Z's recording career prior to his self-proclaimed retirement from solo performing. Yet this one night also defined a musical generation, showcasing the evolution and reach of the world's most popular music genre. Guest performers included Jay-Z's closest friends and music industry colleagues: Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, and Questlove and The Illadelphonics along with appearances by hip hop icons Damon Dash.

Starring: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rick Rubin, Sean Combs, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, Memphis Bleek, Funkmaster Flex, Foxy Brown ..
Directed by: Michael John Warren, Patrick Paulson
Release date: 2004-11-05

Stuck in the Suburbs

5.5/10 IMDB

Brittany Aarons is one of the many girls who has a crush on popular singer and boy-toy Jordan Cahill. However, she is bored of living a suburban existence and seeks a little something more.

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Brenda Song, Ryan Belleville, Todd Stashwick, Taran Killam, Kirsten Nelson, Corri English, Drew Seeley, Amanda Shaw, CiCi Hedgpeth ..
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 2004-07-16
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels

7.8/10 IMDB

The performances come from a 2004 Willie Nelson Special aired on cable television; guests include many well-known musicians.

Starring: Bob Dylan, Al Green, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Kira Reed Lorsch, Keith Richards, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh, Merle Haggard, Carole King ..
Directed by: Jeb Brien
Release date: 2004-09-21
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Paul Oakenfold - A Voyage Into Trance

Paul Oakenfold - A Voyage Into Trance

8.8/10 IMDB

Tracks: Trancemission (Genetic), Sly-Ed (Man with No Name), Aliens (Total Eclipse), Teleport (Man with No Name), Superbooster (The Infinity Project), Wicked Warp (Mandra Gora), Voyager III (Prana), New Moon (Ayahusca), Feeling Weird (The Infinity Project), Slinky Wizard (Slinky Wizard), Fat Buddha (Black Sun), LSD (Hallucinogen)

Release date: 2004-01-27
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Cher ?– The Very Best Of Cher - The Video Hits Collection

Cher ?– The Very Best Of Cher - The Video Hits Collection

7.5/10 IMDB

The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection is a collection of 15 of Cher's greatest music videos.

Starring: Cher ..
Release date: 2004-06-22

You Got Served

3.8/10 IMDB

At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.

Starring: Marques Houston, Omarion, J-Boog, Lil' Fizz, Raz B, Jennifer Freeman, Meagan Good, Michael Taliferro, Steve Harvey, Lil' Kim ..
Directed by: Chris Stokes
Release date: 2004-01-30
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Blind Guardian: Imaginations Through the Looking Glass

Blind Guardian: Imaginations Through the Looking Glass

9.2/10 IMDB

Blind Guardian intended to record a DVD since early 1998, however, due to the band's high requirements, no existing metal festival had been considered suitable. Instead, Blind Guardian decided to create their own festival, back in their homeland. The First Blind Guardian Festival was held in Coburg, Germany, at June 16–17, 2003. It lasted 2 days, with the band playing during both nights. The entire show has been professionally recorded and subsequently released on a DVD entitled Imaginations through the Looking Glass in June 14, 2004.

Starring: Hansi Kürsch, André Olbrich, Marcus Siepen, Thomen "The Omen" Stauch, Oliver Holzwarth, Mi Schüren ..
Directed by: Matthias Knézy-Bohm
Release date: 2004-06-14

Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl

8.7/10 IMDB

Filmed on the Hot Space Tour, complete Queen concert from Milton Keynes Bowl, 5th June 1982 in England where the band played a number of hits including "We Will Rock You", "Somebody to Love", "Under Pressure", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions".

Starring: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor ..
Directed by: Gavin Taylor
Release date: 2004-10-24
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Aimee Mann: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

Aimee Mann: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

8.2/10 IMDB

This first ever Aimee Mann DVD is a 2 DISC SET, including a one hour and twenty minute, nine camera live concert DVD, shot in Hi-Def and recorded in Brooklyn NY June `04, PLUS a bonus 13 track LIVE CD featuring all of Aimee's hits and live versions of 2 new songs from her upcoming studio album. Set List 1. The Moth 2. Sugarcoated 3. Going Through The Motions 4. Amateur 5. Wise Up 6. Save Me 7. Stupid Thing 8. That's Just What Your Are 9. Pavlov's Bell 10 Long Shot 11. 4th of July 12. King Of The Jailhouse

Starring: Aimee Mann ..
Directed by: Pierre Lamoureux
Release date: 2004-07-22
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Dream Theater: Live at Budokan

Dream Theater: Live at Budokan

9.2/10 IMDB

Live at Budokan is a live recording released by progressive metal band Dream Theater on October 5, 2004, available on either 3 CDs or 2 DVDs. It was recorded at the Nippon Budokan Hall on April 26, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.

Starring: James LaBrie, John Myung, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater ..
Directed by: Yuji Morihara, Mike Portnoy
Release date: 2004-10-05
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden

Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden

8.2/10 IMDB

"Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden" is Mariah Carey's fourth DVD/home video release. It presents Carey performing live at the Madison Square Garden on October 10, 1995. The home video was originally released in early 1996, and the DVD was released in late 2004. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures.

Starring: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men ..
Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 2004-11-29
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band: Live At Montreux 1990

Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band: Live At Montreux 1990

8.3/10 IMDB

Guitarist Gary Moore plays Montreux Jazz Festival with guest Albert Collins.

Starring: Gary Moore, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker, Frank Mead, Don Airey, Nick Pentelow, Nick Payn, Martin Drover, Albert Collins ..
Release date: 2004-12-07
Best Music Movies of 2004 : SLAYER : Still Reigning

SLAYER : Still Reigning

8.8/10 IMDB

Most Slayer fans still hold up their album REIGN IN BLOOD as the band's true masterpiece. So when it came to recording a visual document of the band - entitled STILL REIGNING - the band turned to its 1986 record for inspiration. With the original line up intact, the band takes to a stage decorated in exactly the same style as their 1980s tour, and work their way through the album. The punishing intensity of their playing hasn't let up over the years, and the group members clearly delight in playing some classic material. With the REIGN IN BLOOD album performed in its entirety, tracks such as "Angel of Death", "Criminally Insane" and "Jesus Saves" come to life once again. As an added bonus, Slayer also performs a selection of other classics, including "South of Heaven", "War Ensemble" and "Mandatory Suicide". As the group exits with blood-like rain falling on them, there can be no doubt that they have entered the pantheon of classic metal bands.

Starring: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo ..
Directed by: Dean Karr
Release date: 2004-10-26

David Bowie - A Reality Tour

8.1/10 IMDB

In a career chock full of 'you've never seen him like this' moments, you've never seen David Bowie as you will in A Reality Tour. The rock legend and his ace band blaze through stunners from Bowie's Reality album plus dozens of his greatest hits.

Starring: David Bowie ..
Directed by: Marcus Viner
Release date: 2004-10-13
Best Music Movies of 2004 : There We Were, Now Here We Are... The Making of Oasis

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

8.5/10 IMDB

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, Burt Bacharach, Andy Bell, Peter Deary ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2004-09-03
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Dido: Live At Brixton Academy

Dido: Live At Brixton Academy

8.7/10 IMDB

Recorded at London's Brixton Academy in 2004, Dido Live draws on material from 1999 debut No Angel and 2003 follow-up Life for Rent. As she notes early in the show, "It's very nice to be in a place where I've seen hundreds and thousands of gigs." Dido and five-piece band--including two percussionists--proceed to execute a tight 14-song set, touching on favorites like "Thank You".

Starring: Dido, Vini Miranda, Keith Golden, Alex Alexander, Jody Linscott, John Deley ..
Directed by: David Barnard
Release date: 2004-08-14
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985

8.9/10 IMDB

Legendary rocker and bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan performs with the band Double Trouble in two influential shows, in 1982 and again in 1985, at the Montreux Rock Festival. Concert footage is mixed with a documentary on Vaughan. Catch Vaughan performing such tunes as "Hide Away," "Rude Mood," "Pride and Joy," "Love Struck Baby," "Dirty Pool," "Give Me Back My Wig," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up on Love" and "Collins Shuffle."

Starring: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Reese Wynans, Johnny Copeland ..
Release date: 2004-09-14
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Lorenzo


6.5/10 IMDB

A cat named Lorenzo is dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own.

Directed by: Mike Gabriel
Release date: 2004-03-06
Best Music Movies of 2004 : The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

7.9/10 IMDB

The story behind the epic Queen single.

Starring: Roger Taylor, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Richard E. Grant, Peter Hince, Noddy Holder, Bruce Gowers, John Reid, Roy Thomas Baker ..
Directed by: Carl Johnston
Release date: 2004-12-04
Best Music Movies of 2004 : The White Stripes - Under Blackpool Lights

The White Stripes - Under Blackpool Lights

8.6/10 IMDB

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"

Starring: Jack White, Meg White ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2004-07-24

Connie and Carla

6.2/10 IMDB

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, Ian Gomez, Nick Sandow, Dash Mihok, Robert John Burke, Boris McGiver ..
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Release date: 2004-04-16
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Kevin Bloody Wilson Live 2004

Kevin Bloody Wilson Live 2004

6.0/10 IMDB

Kevin Bloody Wilson is the undisputed king of politically incorrect comedy. A master of bawdy ballads and dirty ditties. Live 2004 is Kevin Bloody Wilson at his unadulturated best and features Kev on top form as he bangs out a bunch of his classic, infamous hits as well as a whole lot of new songs from below the belt! Live 2004 was filmed on the Australian leg of Kev's hugely popular Givin' It World Tour.

Starring: Kevin Bloody Wilson ..
Directed by: Kevin Bloody Wilson
Release date: 2004-11-22
Best Music Movies of 2004 : Christina Aguilera: Stripped - Live in the U.K.

Christina Aguilera: Stripped - Live in the U.K.

8.3/10 IMDB

Stripped Live in the U.K. is the second concert DVD by Christina Aguilera, and documents the premiere UK performances of her Stripped World Tour. The DVD does not include "Make Over" which was situated after "Can't Hold Us Down". An extended version of "What a Girl Wants" can be seen on television broadcast of the concert.

Starring: Christina Aguilera, Tiana Brown, Paul Kirkland, Gilbert Saldivar, Telisha Shaw ..
Directed by: Julia Knowles, Bill Crooks
Release date: 2004-10-12

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