Best Music Movies of 2005

1.

Walk the Line

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Tyler Hilton, Johnathan Rice, Shooter Jennings, Waylon Payne, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller ..
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2005-09-13
2.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Starring: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples, Dave Van Ronk, D.A. Pennebaker, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2005-07-21
3.

Kinky Boots

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price & Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiancée who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream.

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost, Linda Bassett, Jemima Rooper, Robert Pugh, Ewan Hooper, Stephen Marcus, Mona Hammond ..
Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Release date: 2005-08-30
4.

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

4.9
8.1/10 IMDB

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.

Starring: Sam Dunn, Chris Adler, Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe, Alice Cooper, Pamela Des Barres, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio ..
Directed by: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Release date: 2005-09-14
5.

Last Days

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.

Starring: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green, Nicole Vicius, Kim Gordon, Ricky Jay, Ryan Orion, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 2005-05-13
6.

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

This 2005 documentary film chronicles the life of Daniel Johnston, a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his mental illness and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession.

Starring: Daniel Johnston, Matt Groening, Louis Black, Gibby Haynes, Thurston Moore ..
Directed by: Jeff Feuerzeig
Release date: 2005-01-23
7.

Erasure Live! The Tank, the Swan, and the Balloon

4.0
9.1/10 IMDB

British synthpop legends Erasure perform live at the Manchester Apollo on 8 June 1992, as part of their Phantasmagorical Entertainment Tour.

Starring: Andy Bell, Vince Clarke, Annick Clarisse, Veronique Clarisse, Sadie Fletcher, Claire Frith, Heavon Grant, Joanna Handley, Rachel Jean-Pierre, Julia Kundi ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 2005-10-28
8.

Romance & Cigarettes

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula. Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges.

Starring: James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Eddie Izzard, Aida Turturro, Bobby Cannavale ..
Directed by: John Turturro
Release date: 2005-09-13
9.

The Fearless Freaks

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Equal parts punk and psychedelia, the Flaming Lips emerged from Oklahoma City as one of the most bracing bands of the late 1980's. The Fearless Freaks documents their rise from Butthole Surfers-imitating noisemakers to grand poobahs of orchestral pop masterpieces. Filmmaker Bradley Beesely had the good fortune of living in the same neighborhood as lead Lip Wayne Coyne, who quickly enlisted his buddy to document his band's many concerts and assorted exploits. The early footage is a riot, with tragic hair styles on proud display as the boys attempt to cover up their lack of natural talent with sheer volume. During one show, they even have a friend bring a motorcycle on stage, which is then miked for sound and revved throughout the performance, clearing the club with toxic levels of carbon monoxide. Great punk rock stuff. Interspersed among the live bits are interviews with the band's family and friends, revealing the often tragic circumstances of their childhoods and early career.

Starring: Beck, Bradley Beesley, Steve Burns, Dolly Coyne, Kenny Coyne, Marty Coyne, Tommy Coyne, Wayne Coyne, Jonathan Donahue, James Drozd ..
Directed by: Bradley Beesley
Release date: 2005-05-25
10.

I'm Going to Tell You a Secret

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.

Starring: Madonna, Stuart Price, Guy Ritchie, Michael Moore, Donna DeLory, Siedah Garrett, Jamie King, Iggy Pop, Gwyneth Paltrow, Monte Pittman ..
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund, Dago Gonzales
Release date: 2005-10-18

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