Best Music Movies of 2007

1.

August Rush

6.1
7.5/10

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams
Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Release date: 2007-11-21
2.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

6.0
7.3/10

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2007-12-20
3.

Once

5.6
7.8/10

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2007-03-23
4.

The Visitor

5.4
7.6/10

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2007-09-07
5.

I'm Not There.

5.0
6.9/10

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 2007-10-01
6.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

4.9
6.8/10

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Raymond J. Barry, Margo Martindale, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows
Directed by: Jake Kasdan
Release date: 2007-12-21
7.

High School Musical 2

4.7
4.9/10

The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy is thrilled when he's offered a job in a country club, but it's all part of Sharpay's plot to lure him away from Gabriella. How will it all turn out? All questions are answered on the night of the club's Talent Show.

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2007-08-17
8.

Heima

4.3
8.6/10

Ethereal post-rock pioneers Sigur Rós play a string of impromptu gigs in their native Iceland after finishing a world tour in 2006. As they travel through the country, the band visits a wide variety of venues, from a large outdoor festival to a coffee shop.

Starring: Jon Thor Birgisson, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson, Orri P. Dyrason, Hildur Ársælsdóttir
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Release date: 2007-09-27
9.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

4.3
8.6/10

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty's famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry. Interviews with musical luminaries including Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Jeff Lynne, Dave Stewart and Petty himself shed some revelatory vision.

Starring: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, George Drakoulias, Johnny Cash
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 2007-10-14
10.

Legally Blonde: The Musical

4.1
8.2/10
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.
Starring: Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Annaleigh Ashford, Kate Shindle
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jerry Mitchell
Release date: 2007-10-13
11.

Amazing Journey - The Story of The Who

4.0
8.2/10

A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr
Directed by: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton
Release date: 2007-09-14
12.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

4.0
7.6/10
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash.
Starring: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Topper Headon, Paul Simonon, Terry Chimes
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 2007-05-18
13.

AC/DC: Plug Me In

3.9
8.6/10
AC/DC: Plug Me In
The AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection brings together for the very first time an astonishing five hours of definitive live concert and television performances -- many of them previously unavailable -- chronicling the on- going career (now in its fourth decade!) of a groundbreaking rock & roll powerhouse whose music transcends the test of time.
Starring: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 2007-10-16
14.

Pink - Live from Wembley Arena

3.9
8.5/10
Pink - Live from Wembley Arena
Outspoken Grammy-winning pop princess Pink brings her bold brand of danceable R&B to the stage of London's Wembley Arena, and the cameras roll to capture every infectious note to the delight of fans on both sides of the pond. Featured songs include "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like a Pill", and "Get the Party Started."
Starring: Pink
Release date: 2007-01-01
15.

Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival

3.8
8.3/10
Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival
1963 "North Country Blues" "With God On Our Side" "Talkin' World War III Blues" "Who Killed Davey Moore?" "Only a Pawn in Their Game" "Blowin' In The Wind" 1964 "Mister Tambourine Man" Johnny Cash sings "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" Joan Baez sings "Mary Hamilton" "It Ain't Me Babe" "With God On Our Side" "Chimes of Freedom" 1965 "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" "Maggie's Farm" "Like a Rolling Stone" "Mr Tambourine Man" "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
Starring: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash
Directed by: Murray Lerner
Release date: 2007-12-07
16.

Yes: Live At Montreux 2003

3.8
7.9/10
Yes: Live At Montreux 2003
In 2003, the band made their first appearance at the Montreux Festival, despite having a long association with the town itself (they recorded there frequently in the 70s). It was a triumphant night and is regarded by both the band members and fans as probably the finest Yes gig ever to be filmed. The classic line-up includes Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White. Prog-rockers Yes return to the stage in this 2003 performance at the Montreux Festival. Though decades may have passed since the group's heyday in the 1970s, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, and Alan White have lost none of their edge. Laying into deep cuts like "Siberian Khatru," "Long Distance Runaround," and "I've Seen All Good People," this group of grizzled legends delivers a smoldering rock performance.
Starring: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White
Directed by: Julian Nicole-Kay
Release date: 2007-03-27
17.

We Will Rock You

3.7
8.6/10
We Will Rock You
In November 1981, with “Under Pressure” topping the charts in the UK, Queen arrived in Montreal following dates in Japan and their record-breaking tour of Latin America. It was to be the only concert by Queen that was ever shot on film. Always a great live band, with arguably the greatest frontman of all time in Freddie Mercury, they excelled themselves with the cameras rolling.
Starring: Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May
Directed by: Saul Swimmer
Release date: 2007-09-21
18.

The Road Becomes What You Leave

3.7
8.3/10
The Road Becomes What You Leave
The Road Becomes What You Leave is a meditative documentary following the band Magnolia Electric Co. as they travel across the prairies of Canada.
Starring: Jason Molina, Mike Brenner, Jason Groth, Michael Kapinus, Mark Rice
Directed by: Todd Chandler
Release date: 2007-08-07
19.

Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

3.6
8.7/10
Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid
The movie contains two concerts of the British rock band Queen. The first concert is their show at Montreal in November 1981, with “Under Pressure” topping the charts in the UK, Queen arrived in Montreal following dates in Japan and their record-breaking tour of Latin America. It was to be the only concert by Queen that was ever shot on film. Always a great live band, with arguably the greatest frontman of all time in Freddie Mercury, they excelled themselves with the cameras rolling. The second concert is their live performance at Live Aid in 1985 with Queen's 24 minute contribution to 1985's Live Aid benefit concert held in Wembley Stadium, featuring an epic 7 song rock concert followed by a stripped back acoustic segment.
Starring: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor
Release date: 2007-12-04
20.

Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time

3.6
9.0/10
Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time
LIVE: BESIDE YOU IN TIME 24 songs from the LIVE: With Teeth 2006 Tour.
Starring: Trent Reznor, Aaron North, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Freese, Jerome Dillon
Directed by: Rob Sheridan
Release date: 2007-02-23

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