Best Music Movies of 2006


The Devil and Daniel Johnston

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, Laurie Allen, Brian Beattie, David Fair, Jad Fair, Don Goede ..
Directed by: Jeff Feuerzeig
Release date: 2006-03-31

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

6.8/10 IMDB

In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

Starring: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ronnie James Dio, Tim Robbins, Meat Loaf, Ben Stiller, Dave Grohl, JR Reed, Paul F. Tompkins, Troy Gentile ..
Directed by: Liam Lynch
Release date: 2006-11-22

Step Up

6.5/10 IMDB

Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Tim Lacatena, Alyson Stoner ..
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Release date: 2006-08-11


6.6/10 IMDB

A trio of female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith D. Robinson, Sharon Leal, Hinton Battle, Mariah I. Wilson ..
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2006-12-25

High School Musical

5.5/10 IMDB

Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself.

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Olesya Rulin, Drew Seeley ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2006-01-20

Take the Lead

6.6/10 IMDB

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard, John Ortiz, Laura Benanti, Katya Virshilas, Jenna Dewan, Jasika Nicole, Jo Chim ..
Directed by: Liz Friedlander
Release date: 2006-03-17

Madonna: The Confessions Tour

9.1/10 IMDB

Filmed in its entirety at London's Wembley Arena during her worldwide sold-out 25-city Confessions Tour (2006's top-grossing tour world-wide), this concert film features songs from throughout the queen's career but largely focuses on Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Starring: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Nicki Richards, Addie Yungmee-Schilling-George, Jason Young, Charmine Jordan, Daniel 'Cloud' Campos, Leroy Barnes Jr., Levi Meeuwenberg, Mihran Kirakosian ..
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Release date: 2006-11-22

A Prairie Home Companion

6.7/10 IMDB

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, Woody Harrelson, Garrison Keillor, John C. Reilly, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, L.Q. Jones ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 2006-06-09
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

6.7/10 IMDB

When Drake and Josh accidentally send their little sister Megan on a plane to L.A., they soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation.

Starring: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Nancy Sullivan, Jonathan Goldstein, David Wachs, Jorge Luis Abreu, Alicia Benavides, Barbara Lee Bragg, Lauren Champey ..
Directed by: Steve Hoefer
Release date: 2006-01-06

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

9.0/10 IMDB

Okonokos is a live album and concert film by My Morning Jacket released on October 31, 2006. The album was recorded during the band's fall 2005 Z Tour, over two nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. This is the first My Morning Jacket album for which frontman Jim James does not receive a production credit; he is credited for "concept/story."

Starring: Jim James, Jon Boxerman, Carl Broemel, Christopher Guetig, Patrick Hallahan, Jen Hoenigsberg, Bo Koster, Tom Blankenship ..
Directed by: Sam Erickson, Wyatt Smith
Release date: 2006-10-31

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

7.7/10 IMDB

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album Prairie Wind with old friends and family members. After the successful operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together friends and family for this special performance.

Starring: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham, Rick Rosas, Karl T. Himmel, Chad Cromwell, Wayne Jackson, Pegi Young, Grant Boatwright ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2006-02-17
Best Music Movies of 2006 : My Chemical Romance: Life on the Murder Scene

My Chemical Romance: Life on the Murder Scene

9.0/10 IMDB

Life on the Murder Scene is the first live album by New Jersey's My Chemical Romance. It was released on March 21, 2006 (see 2006 in music). The release includes three discs (two DVDs and one CD) of the whole history documenting the band from the start to the present. Life on the Murder Scene is a predominantly live album, but also includes two demo tracks and a previously unreleased track. Models Jamisin Matthews and Jaime Andrews portray the demolition couple in the cover photo, booklet, packaging, DVD art, and DVD menus. One DVD documents the band on the road in the form of a diary and the other covers live footage, [email protected], MTV $2 Bill performance, and four of their videos with the behind-the-scenes "Making Of..." for three of them. The cover features a live version of "Demolition Lovers II" (the name of the album cover of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge).

Starring: Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way, Frank Iero, Bob Bryar ..
Directed by: Greg Kaplan
Release date: 2006-01-29
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Take That: For the Record

Take That: For the Record

8.7/10 IMDB

A documentary about Take That, a British boyband.

Starring: Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Gary Barlow ..
Directed by: David Notman-Watt
Release date: 2006-04-24

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning

8.5/10 IMDB

Real Live Roadrunning is a live album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. Released in November 2006, it was recorded at the end of their summer tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, All the Roadrunning. The album is released by Warner Bros. Records (U.S.A only) and Mercury Records (Europe & Canada) as a DVD concert film, and as a deluxe CD/DVD combination.

Starring: Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris ..
Release date: 2006-11-03

An Audience with Take That: Live!

8.5/10 IMDB

Exciting music and entertainment special that sees a celebrity-packed audience and millions of fans at home screaming their tribute to international pop stars Take That.

Starring: Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Howard Donald ..
Release date: 2006-12-02

Get Thrashed

7.8/10 IMDB

Get Thrashed traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its early years, through its influence on grunge, nu metal and today's heavy metal scene. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the 80s and early 90s as told by the bands who lived it, the fans and bands that grew up on it and by the artists that carry the "thrash metal" flag today.

Starring: Lars Ulrich, Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, Scott Ian, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Gene Hoglan ..
Directed by: Rick Ernst
Release date: 2006-10-03
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Dream Theater: Romavarium

Dream Theater: Romavarium

8.6/10 IMDB

Digitalised video of live performance in Roma, the Lazio in Italy

Starring: James LaBrie, John Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Mike Portnoy ..
Release date: 2006-03-31
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere...

Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere...

9.1/10 IMDB

Arriving Somewhere... is the first live performance DVD by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. A full show from the Deadwing tour filmed by "Studio M" with nine HD cameras at Park West, Chicago on 11 & 12 October 2005, edited by Lasse Hoile, with the soundtrack mixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Steven Wilson, and mastered by Darcy Proper.

Starring: Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, John Wesley ..
Directed by: Lasse Hoile
Release date: 2006-08-21
Best Music Movies of 2006 : PJ Harvey on Tour: Please Leave Quietly

PJ Harvey on Tour: Please Leave Quietly

8.1/10 IMDB

Filmed during the tour for 2004’s Uh Huh Her (and directed by longtime collaborator Mochnacz), Please Leave Quietly intermixes live footage with backstage antics, street scenes, buggered sound checks and impromptu commentary from tour personnel and bandmates. Often interspliced and edited to a near distracting degree, the live performances are riveting, with Polly Jean displaying a venomous allure in her Oz-red high heels and short-skirted dresses.

Starring: PJ Harvey, Rob Ellis ..
Directed by: Maria Mochnacz
Release date: 2006-05-01
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field Double Header

Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field Double Header

8.0/10 IMDB

Wrigleyville is transformed into Margaritaville as Jimmy Buffett, his band, and many thousands of his dancing, beer-guzzling, Hawaiian shirt-wearing, lei-draped fans invade the venerable Chicago baseball stadium for Live at Wrigley Field Double Header. Held over Labor Day weekend, 2005, the concerts themselves (a daytime show occupies one disc, with a nighttime set on the second) are standard Buffett fare--i.e., another opportunity for the above-named "Parrotheads" to pah-tay--but as the singer-songwriter frequently observes, the venue is something special. Before Buffett arrived, concerts on the sacred ground known as "the friendly confines" were as rare as Cub victories in the World Series (the team's last world championship, in 1908, preceded the opening of Wrigley Field by some six years), and Buffett, a onetime Chicago resident and longtime Cubs fan, is clearly thrilled to be there.

Release date: 2006-08-01

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing

7.6/10 IMDB

Shut Up and Sing is a documentary about the country band from Texas called the Dixie Chicks and how one tiny comment against President Bush dropped their number one hit off the charts and caused fans to hate them, destroy their CD’s, and protest at their concerts. A film about freedom of speech gone out of control and the three girls lives that were forever changed by a small anti-Bush comment

Starring: Natalie Maines, Emily Erwin, Martie Maguire, George W. Bush, Rick Rubin, Simon Renshaw ..
Directed by: Cecilia Peck, Barbara Kopple
Release date: 2006-10-27
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Dream Theater: Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour

Dream Theater: Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour

9.3/10 IMDB

Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra is a live album, recorded on April 1, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This is the final concert of their 20th Anniversary Tour, labeled "A Very Special Evening with Dream Theater". The entire second half of the concert features a complete symphonic orchestra, dubbed "The Octavarium Orchestra", conducted by Jamshied Sharifi.

Starring: James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Jamshied Sharifi ..
Directed by: Mike Portnoy
Release date: 2006-08-29

10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads

9.0/10 IMDB

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's reverence for his musical roots are center-stage on Ten Days Out...Blues From The Backroads. The guitar-slinger is featured with the Double Trouble rhythm section of bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton performing with some of the greatest blues players of our time as well as lesser-known but historically significant bluesmen. Traveling to their hometowns to record everywhere from juke joints to front porches, from New Orleans to Kansas, Shepherd celebrates and becomes part of blues history with Ten Days Out...Blues From The Backroads.

Starring: Kenny Wayne Shepherd ..
Release date: 2006-12-11
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Taylor Swift: A Place in This World

Taylor Swift: A Place in This World

7.8/10 IMDB

The first documentary made about Taylor Swift, which aired in 2006 as part of GAC’s “Shortcuts” series.

Starring: Taylor Swift, Abigail Anderson, Andrea Swift, Scott Borchetta ..
Directed by: James M. Rink
Release date: 2006-05-08

Peter & the Wolf

7.5/10 IMDB

An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather

Directed by: Suzie Templeton
Release date: 2006-09-23
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Yanni Live! The Concert Event

Yanni Live! The Concert Event

9.5/10 IMDB

Yanni Live! The Concert Event, was recorded live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas on November 06, 2004, and released in August 2006 as a CD and concert film on DVD.

Starring: Yanni ..
Directed by: George Veras
Release date: 2006-09-19

American Hardcore

7.3/10 IMDB

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.

Starring: Henry Rollins, Mike Patton, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer, Vic Bondi, Joe Keithley, Moby, Springa, Keith Morris, Hank Williams III ..
Directed by: Paul Rachman
Release date: 2006-09-22
Best Music Movies of 2006 : loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies

loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies

7.1/10 IMDB

When college rock darlings the Pixies broke up in 1992, their fans were shocked and dismayed. When they reunited in 2004, those same fans and legions of new listeners were ecstatic and filled with high hopes. loudQUIETloud follows the rehearsals and live shows of the band as they struggle through the reunion tour "Sell Out"

Starring: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago ..
Directed by: Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin
Release date: 2006-04-21
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux – Live at Montreux 2006

Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux – Live at Montreux 2006

7.7/10 IMDB

Live at Montreux

Starring: Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Don Airey ..
Release date: 2006-01-01
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Jeff Tweedy: Sunken Treasure - Live in the Pacific Northwest

Jeff Tweedy: Sunken Treasure - Live in the Pacific Northwest

7.8/10 IMDB

Sunken Treasure follows Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy on his February 2006 solo acoustic tour. The footage was recorded over five nights and features songs from three of his current and former bands: Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, and Loose Fur, plus an unreleased track, "The Thanks I Get." The film is directed by documentarians Christoph Green and Brendan Canty, himself the former drummer of Fugazi.

Starring: Jeff Tweedy ..
Directed by: Brendan Canty, Christoph Green
Release date: 2006-01-01
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

7.1/10 IMDB

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but always finds himself in the arms of the Reefer Man and the rest of the denizens of the Reefer Den.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer, John Kassir, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti, Steven Weber, Kevin McNulty ..
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2006-03-29
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Sonata Arctica - For the Sake of Revenge

Sonata Arctica - For the Sake of Revenge

9.2/10 IMDB

A live album and DVD recorded by the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica. It was recorded at Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan on February 5, 2005.

Starring: Tony Kakko, Henrik Klingenberg, Jani Liimatainen, Marko Paasikoski, Tommy Portimo ..
Release date: 2006-04-04
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Tony Bennett: An American Classic

Tony Bennett: An American Classic

8.0/10 IMDB

A celebration of the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The special charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets album.

Starring: Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Billy Crystal, k.d. lang, John Legend, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Juanes, Chris Botti, Bruce Willis, Diana Krall ..
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2006-11-22
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Katie Melua: Concert Under the Sea

Katie Melua: Concert Under the Sea

8.5/10 IMDB

On October 2nd 2006 Katie Melua performed a concert at the bottom of the North Sea. This 66 minute documentary film tells the story of that performance - from the conception of the dream by the gas platform manager, the planning, Katie and her band's rigorous safety training, the behind the scene logistics of moving 22 tonnes of equipment from land to the bottom of the rig - and conclude

Starring: Katie Melua ..
Directed by: Kim Strømstad
Release date: 2006-01-01
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Broken Bridges

Broken Bridges

5.8/10 IMDB

A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

Starring: Brian F. Durkin, Jason Leith, Richard Tillman, Toby Keith, Leland L. Jones, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, Lindsey Haun, Jeff Portell, Greg Clarkson ..
Directed by: Steven Goldmann
Release date: 2006-09-08
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Black Label Society - The European Invasion Doom Troopin' Live

Black Label Society - The European Invasion Doom Troopin' Live

8.9/10 IMDB

This DVD contains footage from guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde's band, Black Label Society, on their 2005 Tour of Europe. Featuring concerts at the Elysee Montmartre in Paris, and the Astoria in London, as well as candid behind the scenes footage.

Starring: Zakk Wylde, Nick Catanese, James Lomenzo, Craig Nunenmacher, Black Label Society ..
Release date: 2006-06-27
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Rock Milestones: The Clash's London Calling

Rock Milestones: The Clash's London Calling

6.7/10 IMDB

Critical review of the English punk rock band's 1979 album, 'London Calling'. The program features input from industry experts, including film director and DJ Don Letts, rare performance footage and clips from songs such as 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go', 'White Riot' and 'London Calling'.

Starring: Topper Headon, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Don Letts ..
Release date: 2006-09-01
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Kill Your Idols: More.

Kill Your Idols: More.

9.2/10 IMDB

A full-length feature documentary produced in 2006 which serves as a companion piece to and is included on the DVD of the 2004 film KILL YOUR IDOLS.

Starring: Michael Gira, Eugene Hutz, Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, Glenn Branca, J.G. Thirlwell ..
Directed by: Scott Crary
Release date: 2006-08-11
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Nightwish: End of an Era

Nightwish: End of an Era

9.1/10 IMDB

End of an Era is a BluRay, DVD and double CD from the Finnish symphonic metal Nightwish. Recorded at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland on October 21st. 2005, the final concert of a long worldwide tour for their album Once. During the concert the band was joined on-stage by John Two-Hawks, who performed "Stone People" from his album Honor as an introduction to "Creek Mary's Blood", which featured his voice and cedar flutes. End of an Era is the final Nightwish production to feature Tarja Turunen. She and the rest of the band parted mere hours after this concert. Set-List: 1. Dark Chest of Wonders / 2. Planet Hell / 3. Ever Dream / 4. The Kinslayer / 5. The Phantom of the Opera / 6. The Siren / 7. Sleeping Sun / 8. High Hopes / 9. Bless the Child / 10. Wishmaster / 11. Slaying the Dreamer / 12. Kuolema tekee taiteilijan /13. Nemo / 14. Ghost Love Score / 15. Stone People / 16. Creek Mary's Blood / 17. Over the Hills and Far Away / 18. Wish I Had an Angel.

Starring: Tarja Turunen, Emppu Vuorinen, Marco Hietala, Jukka Nevalainen, Tuomas Holopainen, John Two-Hawks ..
Directed by: Antti J. Jokinen
Release date: 2006-05-31

No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'

8.4/10 IMDB

Feature length documentary about Jonathan Larson and "Rent"'s journey from Broadway to the screen. Featuring director Chris Columbus, the entire cast, and dozens of friends and family of Jonathan Larson.

Starring: Billy Aronson, Martha Banta, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Tracie Thoms, Stephen Goldblatt, Jonathan Larson, Anthony Rapp ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Schwarz
Release date: 2006-08-02

Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience

7.9/10 IMDB

Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience is a live DVD from The Knife, taken from the April 12, 2006 concert at the Trädgår'n, Gothenburg, Sweden, in their 2006 Silent Shout tour. It was released in Sweden in November 2006 on The Knife's Rabid Records label. The DVD features a 5.1 surround sound recording of the show (with visuals from Andreas Nilsson), as well as all 11 of their music videos. Their short film When I Found the Knife is also included. The DVD was included in a limited edition box set version of Silent Shout released in July 2007 along with an additional CD of the concert's audio.

Starring: Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer ..
Directed by: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Release date: 2006-11-08
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Tokio Hotel Schrei: Live

Tokio Hotel Schrei: Live

8.6/10 IMDB

"Schrei Live" is the first Tokio Hotel's live DVD.

Starring: Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Georg Listing, Gustav Schäfer ..
Release date: 2006-04-06

The Cheetah Girls 2

5.0/10 IMDB

Best friends Galleria, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, A.K.A. the girl band "The Cheetahs," get the opportunity of a lifetime when they strut their way to Barcelona, Spain, to perform in an international music festival. Along the way, the "amigas Cheetahs" learn that, although their paths are not the same, they are lucky to have one another for the journey.

Starring: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams, Belinda, Lori Alter, Abel Folk, Golan Yosef, Lynn Whitfield, Kim Manning ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2006-07-31

Sweeney Todd

6.9/10 IMDB

A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Essie Davis, David Warner, Tom Hardy, David Bradley, Anthony O'Donnell, Roger Frost, David Foxxe, Ben Walker, Jessica Hooker ..
Directed by: David Moore
Release date: 2006-01-03
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Bob Dylan After the Crash 1966-1978

Bob Dylan After the Crash 1966-1978

6.5/10 IMDB

This documentary mixes rare historic footage with review and criticism from experts, friends, fellow musicians who played with Bob, and even the odd enemy... covering the period 1966-1978.

Starring: Bob Dylan ..
Release date: 2006-08-29
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Viva Blackpool

Viva Blackpool

6.5/10 IMDB

Ripley is now an ordained minister and owner of the Chapel of Love. He's on a search for the prize that will bring him untold riches - the Jules Rimet trophy. But when glamorous Kitty De-Luxe is jilted at his altar, Ripley falls hopelessly in love.

Starring: David Morrissey, Annette Crosbie, Mark Williams, Megan Dodds, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Al Weaver, Georgia Taylor, Hayley Carmichael ..
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Release date: 2006-06-10


6.7/10 IMDB

Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.

Starring: Peter Hurteau, Michael Reich, Helena Stoddard, Vance Hartwell ..
Directed by: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Release date: 2006-03-24

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

6.8/10 IMDB

Poet, singer / songwriter and ladies man Leonard Cohen is interviewed in his home about his life and times. The interview is interspersed with archive photos and exuberant praise and live perfomances from an eclectic mix of musicians, including: Jarvis Cocker, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Anohni, The Handsome Family and U2's Bono and The Edge.

Starring: Leonard Cohen, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker, Bono, The Edge, Nick Cave, ANOHNI ..
Directed by: Lian Lunson
Release date: 2006-11-24
Best Music Movies of 2006 : Danielson: A Family Movie (or, Make a Joyful Noise Here)

Danielson: A Family Movie (or, Make a Joyful Noise Here)

7.2/10 IMDB

"Danielson: a Family movie" is a documentary about unbridled creativity vs. accessibility, Christian faith vs. popular culture, underground music vs. survival, and family vs. individuality. The film follows Daniel Smith, an eccentric musician and visual artist, as he leads his four siblings and best friend to indie rock stardom, eventually facing the struggle to become viable as a solo act. Along the way he mentors an unknown singer-songwriter named Sufjan Stevens whose own subsequent success stands in stark contrast to the music world's uneasy reception of Danielson just a few years prior. Makes use of collage, direct cinema and animation. Written by Creative Arson

Starring: Steve Albini, Brandon Ebel, Daniel Johnston, Sufjan Stevens ..
Directed by: J.L. Aronson
Release date: 2006-12-15
Best Music Movies of 2006 : The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

8.4/10 IMDB

Tamino, a handsome prince, and Papageno, a bird-catcher, are sent by the Queen of Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. Julie Taymor's abridged, English-language production of the classic Mozart opera.

Starring: Matthew Polenzani, Ying Huang, René Pape, Nathan Gunn, Erika Miklósa, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Kate Lindsey, Tamara Mumford, Greg Fedderly, Jennifer Aylmer ..
Directed by: Julie Taymor, Gary Halvorson
Release date: 2006-12-30

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