Best Music Movies of 2006

1.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

4.9

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
Directed by: Liam Lynch
Release date: 2006-11-22
2.

Take the Lead

4.9

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
Directed by: Liz Friedlander
Release date: 2006-03-17
3.

High School Musical

4.8

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, Monique Coleman
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2006-01-20
4.

A Prairie Home Companion

4.7

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
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 2006-06-09
5.

Madonna: Confessions Tour

4.6
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The Confessions Tour was the seventh world concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna to support her album Confessions on a Dance Floor. According to Billboard The tour grossed over US$194.7 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist. Madonna broke her own record in 2008, with her Sticky & Sweet Tour. 01. Future Lovers/I Feel Love 02. Get Together 03. Like A Virgin 04. Jump 05. Confessions 06. Live to Tell 07. Forbidden Love 08 .Isaac 09. Sorry 10 .Like It Or Not 11. Sorry (Remix) 12. I Love New York 13. Ray of Light 14. Let It Will Be 15. Drowned World/Substitute For Love 16. Paradise (Not For Me) 17. Music Inferno 18 .Erotica 19 .La Isla Bonita 20. Lucky Star 21. Hung Up
Starring: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Nicki Richards, Addie Yungmee-Schilling-George, Jason Young
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Release date: 2006-11-22
6.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

4.1

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
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2006-02-10
7.

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: The Magic Flute

3.9
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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
Directed by: Julie Taymor
Release date: 2006-12-30
8.

Get Thrashed

3.9

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
Directed by: Rick Ernst
Release date: 2006-10-03
9.

Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere...

3.8
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Arriving Somewhere... is the first live performance DVD by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Disc one is a full show from the Deadwing tour filmed by "Studio M" with nine High Def cameras at Park West, Chicago in October 11 and 12, 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
10.

Kurt Cobain: About a Son

3.8
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An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood. Written by AJ Schnack
Starring: Kurt Cobain
Directed by: AJ Schnack
Release date: 2006-10-03
11.

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

3.7

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
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2006-03-29
12.

The Magic Flute

3.6

During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Starring: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, René Pape, Lyubov Petrova, Benjamin Jay Davis
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 2006-09-07
13.

Jeff Tweedy: Sunken Treasure - Live in the Pacific Northwest

3.5
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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
14.

Depeche Mode: Touring the Angel Live in Milan

3.4
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Depeche Mode's 'Touring The Angel' was one of the most successful, highly grossing and critically acclaimed tours of 2006. Hailed as the greatest live performances of their career, it can be re-lived by featuring the full-length live show. Directed by Blue Leach, who has previously worked with R.E.M, it was recorded at Milan's Fila Forum on February 18th and 19th 2006 and sees the band at their live best with a pulsing sound, electric stage presence and ecstatic audience. The show features over 20 stunning live songs, including the hit singles 'Precious', 'A Pain That I'm Used To', 'Suffer Well' and 'John The Revelator' plus the definitive 'Just Can't Get Enough', 'I Feel You', 'Enjoy The Silence' and many more.
Starring: Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, Christian Eigner, Peter Gordeno
Directed by: Blue Leach
Release date: 2006-09-22
15.

Broken Bridges

3.4
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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
Directed by: Steven Goldmann
Release date: 2006-09-08
16.

Gorillaz: Live in Manchester

3.3
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Demon Days: Live at the Manchester Opera House is a Grammy Award nominated live DVD by the Gorillaz, released the 27th of March 2006 in the UK. It compiles the live performances from the 1st of November to the 5th of November 2005 at the Manchester Opera House that recreated the Demon Days Studio album. It was directed by David Barnard and Grant Gee.
Starring: Damon Albarn, Simon Tong, Shaun Ryder, Dennis Hopper, Ike Turner
Release date: 2006-03-27
17.

The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain

3.3
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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
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2006-07-31
18.

Idlewild

3.1

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father.

Starring: André Benjamin, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams
Directed by: Bryan Barber
Release date: 2006-08-25
19.

Classic Albums: Queen - A Night at the Opera

2.9
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If ever there was an album worthy of inclusion in Eagle Vision’s Classic Albums series it is Queen’s breakout release A Night At The Opera. Released in 1975, this was not only the band’s first platinum album, but also the one that catapulted them into the spotlight as one of the biggest rock acts in the world. Now for the first time, fans are offered an in-depth look at one of rock music’s seminal records with the Classic Albums DVD Queen — The Making Of A Night At The Opera.
Starring: Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May
Directed by: Matthew Longfellow
Release date: 2006-03-21
20.

El cantante

2.9
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The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Starring: Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, John Ortiz, Manny Pérez, Vincent Laresca
Directed by: Leon Ichaso
Release date: 2006-09-12

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