Best Music Movies of 2007


August Rush

7.4/10 IMDB

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, William Sadler, Marian Seldes, Mykelti Williamson, Leon G. Thomas III, Aaron Staton ..
Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Release date: 2007-11-21

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

7.3/10 IMDB

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, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders, Laura Michelle Kelly, Anthony Stewart Head ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2007-01-25

The Visitor

7.6/10 IMDB

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, Maggie Moore, Richard Kind, Michael Cumpsty, Bill McHenry, Tzahi Moskovitz ..
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2007-09-07

Music and Lyrics

6.5/10 IMDB

A washed-up '80s pop star gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman invites him to write & record a duet with her, but there's a problem--Alex hasn't written a song in years; he's never written lyrics and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Scott Porter, Brad Garrett, Haley Bennett, Nick Bacon, Andrew Wyatt, Dan McMillan, Tom Foligno, Zak Orth ..
Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Release date: 2007-02-09

I'm Not There

6.8/10 IMDB

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, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, David Cross ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 2007-10-01

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

6.8/10 IMDB

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, Conner Rayburn, Chip Hormess, Terrence Beasor, Rance Howard, Craig Robinson ..
Directed by: Jake Kasdan
Release date: 2007-12-21

High School Musical 2

5.1/10 IMDB

The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get Troy. As Troy experiences a life of privilege he's never known, will he give up the Wildcats and Gabriella to rise to the top?

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Mark L. Taylor, Bart Johnson, Jessica Tuck, Robert Curtis Brown ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2007-08-17

Stomp the Yard

5.3/10 IMDB

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

Starring: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Henson, Jermaine Williams, Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, Brian J. White, Valarie Pettiford, Allan Louis ..
Directed by: Sylvain White
Release date: 2007-05-16

Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

8.7/10 IMDB

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 ..
Directed by: Saul Swimmer
Release date: 2007-12-04

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream

8.6/10 IMDB

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, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Rick Rubin, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 2007-10-14
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

8.3/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner, but discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others. A musical based on the novel and the film of the same name.

Starring: Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Annaleigh Ashford, Kate Shindle, Richard H. Blake, Nikki Snelson, Michael Rupert, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tracy Jai Edwards ..
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jerry Mitchell
Release date: 2007-09-27

U2 3D

8.4/10 IMDB

A 3-D presentation of U2's global "Vertigo" tour. Shot at seven different shows, this production employs the greatest number of 3-D cameras ever used for a single project.

Starring: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. ..
Directed by: Mark Pellington, Catherine Owens
Release date: 2007-05-19

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who

8.2/10 IMDB

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, Kenney Jones, Bill Curbishley, Noel Gallagher, Richard Barnes, Chris Stamp ..
Directed by: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton
Release date: 2007-09-14
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Joy Division

Joy Division

7.7/10 IMDB

A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Starring: Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Richard Boon, Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Paul Morley, Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Saville ..
Directed by: Grant Gee
Release date: 2007-09-07
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

7.5/10 IMDB

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, Steve Jones, Don Letts, John Cooper Clarke, Jim Jarmusch, Bono ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 2007-05-18

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Iraq's only heavy metal band and their fight to play music

Starring: Firas Al-Lateef, Suroosh Alvi, Marwan Reyad, Faisal Talal ..
Directed by: Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi
Release date: 2007-09-08
Best Music Movies of 2007 : AC/DC: Plug Me In

AC/DC: Plug Me In

8.7/10 IMDB

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, Phil Rudd, Simon Wright, Chris Slade ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 2007-10-16
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City

8.9/10 IMDB

In April 2007, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds embarked on a 3-city theatre tour, culminating with a performance in the intimate confines of Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Starring: Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds ..
Release date: 2007-08-13
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Deicide: Doomsday In L.A.

Deicide: Doomsday In L.A.

8.7/10 IMDB

Doomsday L.A. is the second live DVD released by Deicide. It was released shortly after the Doomsday L.A. live EP was released on iTunes. The bonus material on the DVD includes interviews with the band members and the videos for "Homage For Satan" and "Desecration".

Starring: Glen Benton, Steve Asheim, Jack Owen, Ralph Santolla ..
Release date: 2007-01-01

You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson

7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.

Starring: Roky Erickson, Byron Coley, 13th Floor Elevators, Evelyn Erickson, Sumner Erickson, Billy Gibbons, Clementine Hall, Gibby Haynes, Chet Helms, Kurt Loder ..
Directed by: Keven McAlester
Release date: 2007-06-08

Elvis Lives - The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis

8.2/10 IMDB

Filmed on August 16, 2002 in front of a sell-out crowd in Memphis in the 25th anniversary of death of Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley is the singer on the film and in the concert, via video.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Sherman Andrus, Joe Guercio, Lisa Marie Presley, Ronnie Tutt ..
Directed by: Randy Johnson
Release date: 2007-03-06
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice

Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice

9.0/10 IMDB

Concert Film Chronicling Five Dynamic Pearl Jam Shows in Italy From September 2006. Shot In Hi-Def By Noted Photographer Danny Clinch, DVD Gives An Intimate Look At Pearl Jam's Amazing Live Performances And Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Tour. Concerts were shot partially in hi-def in Bologna, Verona, Milan, Torino, and Pistoia, Italy in September 2006. DVD captures Pearl Jam's phenomenal live performances, as well as exclusive behind-the scenes footage of the band on tour.

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Boom Gaspar ..
Directed by: Danny Clinch
Release date: 2007-09-25

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker.

Starring: Scott Walker, David Bowie, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Marc Almond, Sting, Johnny Marr, Dot Allison, David Bates, Jean-Daniel Beauvallet ..
Directed by: Stephen Kijak
Release date: 2007-04-27
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Pink: Live from Wembley Arena

Pink: Live from Wembley Arena

8.5/10 IMDB

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
Best Music Movies of 2007 : The Road Becomes What You Leave

The Road Becomes What You Leave

7.6/10 IMDB

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, Pete Schreiner ..
Directed by: Todd Chandler
Release date: 2007-08-07

The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang

8.4/10 IMDB

The Biggest Bang boxset offers fans an all access pass including a behind-the-scenes look from the Rolling Stones' tour, A Bigger Bang - the biggest selling concert tour of all time. The collection consist of the Austin, TX concert and Austin Mini Doc which are on the first disc of the DVD box, plus the feature length "Salt Of The Earth..." Tour Documentary from disc four of the DVD box and three bonus songs from Saitama, Japan from disc three of the DVD box.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2007-07-31
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra

Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra

8.6/10 IMDB

An enchanting musical performance, set beneath the stars in the breathtaking Moorish heart of medieval Spain. Captured in concert in September 2006, singer/composer Loreena McKennitt leads viewers through the multi-textured landscapes of her catalog, from traditional Celtic ballads to literary narratives and highlights from her latest recording, An Ancient Muse.Filmed in rich HDTV, Nights from the Alhambra evokes the otherworldly magic of Granada's palace of dreams, the fiery and inspired performances of a stellar cast of supporting musicians and, of course, the unforgettable voice and songs of Loreena McKennitt herself.

Starring: Loreena McKennitt, Tal Bergman, Panos Dimitrakopoulos, Nigel Eaton, Steáfán Hannigan, Brian Hughes, Tim Landers, Caroline Lavelle, Rick Lazar, Hugh Marsh ..
Directed by: Julia Knowles
Release date: 2007-08-01
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Simply Red: Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Simply Red: Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

8.0/10 IMDB

In May 2007, the Royal Albert Hall in London - one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world - became home to Simply Red for six nights. These sold-out dates served to showcase their new album 'Stay' alongside well loved classics from their incredible back catalogue of hits. 'Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall' captures the excitement of an evening with Simply Red at one of the world's premier venues but also offers an intimate glimpse of the life backstage from one of Britain's most successful bands ever.

Starring: Mick Hucknall ..
Release date: 2007-10-14
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Amy Winehouse - I Told You I Was Trouble - Live in London

Amy Winehouse - I Told You I Was Trouble - Live in London

9.4/10 IMDB

Filmed at Sheperd's Bush Empire, the soulful singer from Camden and her band perform songs from both her debut album "Frank" and the international breakthrough "Back to Black". Over the sixty minute running time Winehouse also covers classics such as Zuton's "Valerie" and "Monkey Man" by the Maytals. Also included is 'I Told You I Was Trouble', a 50 minute documentary charting Amy's rapid rise to fame. 1. Intro / Addicted • 2. Just Friends • 3. Cherry • 4. Back To Black • 5. Wake Up Alone • 6. Tears Dry On Their Own • 7. He Can Only Hold Her / Doo Wop (That Thing) • 8. Fuck Me Pumps • 9. Some Unholy War • 10. Love Is A Losing Game • 11. Valerie • 12. Hey Little Rich Girl feat. Zalon & Ade • 13. Rehab • 14. You Know I'm No Good • 15. Me & Mr Jones • 16. Monkey Man • 17. Outro • 18. Tears Dry On Their (Black & White) • 19. He Can Only Hold Her / Doo Wop (That Thing)(Black & White) • 20. Some Unholy War (Black & White)

Starring: Amy Winehouse, Ade Omatyo, Zalon Thompson, Amy Winehouse ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2007-11-05
Best Music Movies of 2007 : David Gilmour - Remember That Night

David Gilmour - Remember That Night

8.8/10 IMDB

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour plays a number of that band's most well known songs along with selections from his solo album On An Island. A number of special guest stars play with him over the course of the evening including David Bowie, and Graham Nash.

Starring: David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Jon Carin, Steve DiStanislao, Dick Parry, Phil Manzanera, Guy Pratt, David Bowie, David Crosby, Graham Nash ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 2007-09-06
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time

Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time

8.9/10 IMDB

Capturing the powerful intensity and artistry of Nine Inch Nails' amazing live performances during the 2005-2006 “Live: With Teeth” Tour, the Beside You In Time concert film showcases the band in peak form. A visually stunning experience with an array of inventive and ingenious lighting designs that draws the viewer in while focusing the force of NIN’s epic sound into visual form.

Starring: Trent Reznor, Aaron North, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Freese, Jerome Dillon, Jeordie White, Trent Reznor, Josh Freese ..
Directed by: Rob Sheridan
Release date: 2007-02-23

Queensrÿche : Mindcrime at the Moore

8.3/10 IMDB

Mindcrime at the Moore is a live album and DVD by American progressive metal band Queensrÿche, that was released on July 3, 2007. The album/DVD was recorded live during Queensrÿche's three night stint at The Moore Theatre in Seattle in October 2006, on the band's tour in support of Operation: Mindcrime II. The group performed that album and 1988's Operation: Mindcrime in their entirety, supported by a cast of actors and by the Seattle Seahawks Drumline. Also included on the DVD is a tour documentary, a piece on the band’s "Rock & Ride Across America" charity motorcycle ride for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a live performance of "The Chase" from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, featuring Ronnie James Dio's only public appearance as Dr. X. The DVD live concert was edited by Scott C. Wilson.

Starring: Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Mike Stone, Pamela Moore ..
Directed by: Bruce Green
Release date: 2007-07-03

Punk's Not Dead

7.0/10 IMDB

On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, shopping malls and stadiums where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive.

Starring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong, Brian Baker, Jello Biafra, Fat Mike, John Doe, Wayne Kramer, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Matt Skiba ..
Directed by: Susan Dynner
Release date: 2007-07-27

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

7.4/10 IMDB

Between 1959 and 1975, Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee released international chart-topping hits from artists including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, and even Richard Pryor and Jesse Jackson. Founded by a white conservative bank teller who played country fiddle music, Stax became the preeminent soul music label in America, and became identified with the civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. RESPECT YOURSELF documents the Stax label, its visionaries, and most of all, its music.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson ..
Directed by: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
Release date: 2007-08-01
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Megadeth: That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires

Megadeth: That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires

8.5/10 IMDB

This show was filmed live on October 9, 2005 at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina before a rabid audience of over 25,000 fans. The 90-plus minute film features songs encompassing MEGADETH's career, ranging from their 1986 album Peace Sells…But Who's Buying through 2004's The System Has Failed . “This was one of the greatest nights of my life,” says MEGADETH founder and frontman DAVE MUSTAINE . “I am glad I was able to document it and share it with you. ‘That One Night' is a lesson in metal fanaticism by some of the best participating, most frenzied, and intense concert-goers in the world!

Starring: Dave Mustaine, Glen Drover, Shawn Drover, James MacDonough ..
Release date: 2007-03-06
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years

Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years

8.7/10 IMDB

The McCartney Years is a three-DVD set featuring music videos, live performances and other rare footage from Paul McCartney's solo career and Wings. The set spans the years 1970 to 2005 The first two discs comprise promotional films, from "Maybe I'm Amazed" (1970) to "Fine Line" (2005). Additional features include a documentary about his recent album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Creating Chaos at Abbey Road), a film about the Band on the Run album and a feature-length audio commentary from McCartney himself. The third disc includes seven songs from the 1976 Wings concert Rockshow, four songs from McCartney's 1991 appearance on MTV Unplugged, and eleven performances from his 2004 set at Glastonbury Festival. The live footage is also complemented by an optional commentary by McCartney. Other features includes his appearance at Live Aid in 1985, the Super Bowl XXXIX Halftime Show and interviews with Melvyn Bragg and Michael Parkinson.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2007-11-12
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Bruce Springsteen - Live in Dublin

Bruce Springsteen - Live in Dublin

8.8/10 IMDB

Recorded over three nights at The Point Theatre in 2006, Live In Dublin features Bruce Springsteen and The Sessions Band tackling deep cuts from Springsteen's catalog and exciting folk covers in a raw, stripped-down style.

Starring: Bruce Springsteen ..
Release date: 2007-06-05


6.7/10 IMDB

In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.

Starring: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Charles S. Dutton, Brent Jennings, Yaya DaCosta, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gary Clark Jr., Mable John, Stacy Keach, Nagee Clay ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 2007-09-10
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Yes: Live at Montreux 2003

Yes: Live at Montreux 2003

7.8/10 IMDB

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

Return to Gorée

7.0/10 IMDB

Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the blind Swiss pianist Moncef Genoud and the Director of the Gorée House of Slaves Museum, Joseph N'Diaye, the Senegalese singer wrote new songs during this initiatory voyage which took him to the USA then to Europe. At Gorée, an island just off the Senegalese coast and symbol of the slave trade, his memorable concert marked the end of this quest and the start of a new challenge: making today's generation aware of the tragedy of slavery, the importance of not forgetting and the need for reconciliation.

Starring: Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, Idris Muhammad, Pyeng Threadgill, Grégoire Maret, Amiri Baraka, Ernie Hammes, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux ..
Directed by: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Release date: 2007-10-27
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Guns N' Roses: The Story

Guns N' Roses: The Story

8.2/10 IMDB

A look at the history of Guns N' Roses.

Starring: Steven Adler, Bryn Bridenthal, Jonathan Brown-Tea, Marc Canter, W. Axl Rose ..
Directed by: Randy Martin
Release date: 2007-01-01

What We Do Is Secret

6.3/10 IMDB

The true-life story of Darby Crash, who became an L.A. punk icon with his band The Germs. Along with Lorna Doom, Pat Smear, and Don Bolles, Darby Crash completely transformed the L.A. punk scene, while sacrificing everyone he loved, his career, and ultimately his life.

Starring: Shane West, Ray Park, Tina Majorino, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Leslie Grossman, Ashton Holmes, Keir O'Donnell, Lauren German ..
Directed by: Rodger Grossman
Release date: 2007-06-23

Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22

6.4/10 IMDB

The second half of R. Kelly's unfinished hip hop opera

Starring: R. Kelly, LeShay N. Tomlinson, Rolando Boyce, Michael Kenneth Williams, Eric Lane, Drevon Cooks, Rebecca Field, LaDonna Tittle, Tracey Bonner, Erika Ringor ..
Directed by: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield, Victor Mignatti
Release date: 2007-08-21
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Keane : Live

Keane : Live

8.7/10 IMDB

Keane perform live at the O2 Centre in London.

Starring: Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Tim Rice-Oxley ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2007-07-21

Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live in Dublin

8.5/10 IMDB

Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin is a 2007 video and audio offering that captures in-concert performances from the Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour recorded in November 2006 at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The release consists of a concert DVD, a Blu-ray Disc, and separate two-CD audio set. A "special edition" of the CD set includes the concert DVD as well. The DVD does not capture any one show in full, but rather congeals from three different shows at The Point. Selections include fan favorites from the tour, radical "folk big band" reinterpretations of the Springsteen canon, and rare songs appearing for the first time on any Springsteen release. Contrarily, a few set list regulars from the tour and shows are omitted.

Starring: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa ..
Release date: 2007-06-04

Lord Don't Slow Me Down

8.0/10 IMDB

A look back on Oasis' Don't Believe the Truth world tour which took place from May 2005 to March 2006.

Starring: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Zak Starkey, The Coral ..
Directed by: Baillie Walsh
Release date: 2007-10-29
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Tim Minchin: So Live

Tim Minchin: So Live

8.5/10 IMDB

Only available from Australia and New Zealand, “So Live” is a 2 hour performance recorded at The Sydney Opera House Studio in 2007. Contains material from “Dark Side” and “So Rock” including Inflatable You, Rock n Roll Nerd, Canvas Bags, Dark Side, You Grew On Me, Peace Anthem for Palestine, Mitsubishi Colt and lots more.

Starring: Tim Minchin ..
Directed by: Rhian Skirving
Release date: 2007-11-07
Best Music Movies of 2007 : Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

8.1/10 IMDB

Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows Los Angeles based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock n' roll in the country where it was created and very nearly destroyed. The odyssey is a homecoming for singer Chhom Nimol and a transformation for the rest of the band as they perform with master musicians and record new songs along the way. More than a rockumentary, the film serves up a portrait of modern Cambodia as the band tours through Phnom Penh and beyond, crossing a great cultural chasm with the same spirit of Cambodia's original rock pioneers.

Starring: Ethan Holtzman, Zac Holtzman, Chhom Nimol, David Ralicke, Paul Dreux Smith, Senon Gaus Williams ..
Directed by: John Pirozzi
Release date: 2007-04-14

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

7.5/10 IMDB

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a documentary film about the musical band of the same name composed entirely of refugees from Freetown displaced to Guinea during the civil war of Sierra Leone. The film follows the band for three years as they are relocated between various refugee camps in Guinea, and concludes with their return to Freetown and the recording of their first studio album, Living Like A Refugee.

Release date: 2007-08-14

Great World of Sound

6.7/10 IMDB

When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Starring: Pat Healy, Kene Holliday, John Baker, Robert Longstreet, Libertad Green, Rebecca Mader, Tricia Paoluccio, Collette Wolfe ..
Directed by: Craig Zobel
Release date: 2007-01-20

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