Best Music Movies of 2008

1.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Anvil! The Story of Anvil
2.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal" influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.

Starring: Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Kevin Goocher, Glenn Gyorffy, William Howell, Tiziana Arrigoni ..
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Release date: 2008-01-14
3.

It Might Get Loud

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Starring: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray ..
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Release date: 2008-09-05
4.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus begins an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's band mates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other.

Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Cassidy Gard, Jonathan B. Wright, Jay Baruchel, Rafi Gavron, Zachary Booth ..
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Release date: 2008-10-03
5.

Step Up 2: The Streets

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Starring: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura, Adam G. Sevani, Danielle Polanco, Telisha Shaw, Black Thomas, Mari Koda, Harry Shum Jr. ..
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2008-02-14
6.

Cadillac Records

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Yasiin Bey, Valence Thomas ..
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Release date: 2008-12-05
7.

Another Cinderella Story

5.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he sets out to find his masked beauty.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Nicole LaPlaca, Marcus T. Paulk, Stuart Cowan, Giacomo Baessato, Maija Tailfeathers ..
Directed by: Damon Santostefano
Release date: 2008-09-16
8.

Shine a Light

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorsese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Christina Aguilera, Jack White, Buddy Guy, Dorothy Howell Rodham, Blondie Chaplin, Tim Ries ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2008-04-04
9.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

4.8
4.8/10 IMDB

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor — and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. Will their final show break them apart or bring them together for the greatest moment in Wildcat history?

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren, Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2008-10-11
10.

Repo! The Genetic Opera

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

By the year 2056, an epidemic of organ failures has devastated the planet. The megacorporation GeneCo provides organ transplants on a payment plan - and those who can’t fulfill their plans have their organs repossessed. In the midst of this, a sickly teenager discovers a shocking secret about herself, her father, and their connection to GeneCo.

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Sarah Power, Jessica Horn ..
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2008-07-18
11.

Camp Rock

4.8
5.1/10 IMDB

When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.

Starring: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers, Alyson Stoner, Julie Brown, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Jasmine Richards, Jordan Francis ..
Directed by: Matthew Diamond
Release date: 2008-06-20
12.

Soul Men

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman who is believed to be Floyd's daughter, accompanies them as a new singer.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman, Sean Hayes, Affion Crockett, Jackie Long, Mike Epps, John Legend, Isaac Hayes ..
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Release date: 2008-11-07
13.

Hamlet 2

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole, Melonie Diaz, Arnie Pantoja, Michael Esparza, Natalie Amenula, Marshall Bell ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 2008-01-21
14.

The Rocker

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis, Will Arnett, Howard Hesseman ..
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Release date: 2008-08-20
15.

Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must go into the underworld ruled by the Goblin King in order to stop a mortal named The Amazing Krudsky who wants power and is a threat to their pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.

Starring: Jim Belushi, Casey Kasem, Grey DeLisle, Mindy Cohn, Wayne Knight, Wallace Shawn, Tim Curry, Frank Welker, Hayden Panettiere, Larry Joe Campbell ..
Directed by: Joe Sichta
Release date: 2008-09-23
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
16.

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

4.3
8.1/10 IMDB

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway is a 2008 film of the final performance of the original Broadway production of the musical Rent on September 7, 2008, with some footage of the closing night celebration. The film had a limited theatrical release between September 24 and 28, 2008, in more than 500 theaters with high definition digital projection systems in the US and Canada. The film is assembled from footage shot at the September 7 performance as well as a day of shooting on August 20. It includes a reprise of "Seasons of Love" featuring both the final cast and cast members from past productions, including the original Broadway cast following the finale of the show proper.

Starring: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa, Marcus Paul James, Gwen Stewart ..
Directed by: Michael John Warren
Release date: 2008-11-21
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Center Stage: Turn It Up
17.

Center Stage: Turn It Up

4.1
6.0/10 IMDB

All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.

Starring: Rachele Brooke Smith, Kenny Wormald, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Peter Gallagher, Nicole Muñoz, Crystal Lowe, Ethan Stiefel, Anthony Harrison ..
Directed by: Steven Jacobson
Release date: 2008-10-30
18.

Global Metal

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

In GLOBAL METAL, directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West's most maligned musical genre - heavy metal - has impacted the world's cultures beyond Europe and North America. The film follows metal fan and anthropologist Sam Dunn on a whirlwind journey through Asia, South America and the Middle East as he explores the underbelly of the world's emerging extreme music scenes; from Indonesian death metal to Chinese black metal to Iranian thrash metal. GLOBAL METAL reveals a worldwide community of metalheads who aren't just absorbing metal from the West - they're transforming it - creating a new form of cultural expression in societies dominated by conflict, corruption and mass-consumerism.

Starring: Sam Dunn, Rafael Bittencourt, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Max Cavalera, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Lars Ulrich, Mark "Barney" Greenway ..
Directed by: Sam Dunn
Release date: 2008-06-20
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey - Essential Collection
19.

Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey - Essential Collection

4.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Celtic Woman’s ‘The Greatest Journey Essential Collection.’ DVD was released in 2008 and features all the tracks most associated with Celtic Woman. This is a definitive collection of the best of Celtic Woman up to the time of release and includes ‘Harry’s Game’, ‘Danny Boy’ and many other favourites.

Starring: Chloë Agnew, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Hayley Westenra, Lisa Kelly, Órla Fallon, John O'Brien ..
Release date: 2008-10-28
20.

Britney: For the Record

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the span of 60 days, and gives fans an inside look at Britney in the recording studio and on set filming the music videos for one of music's most triumphant comebacks.

Starring: Britney Spears, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Madonna, Russell Brand, Chris Brown, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger ..
Directed by: Phil Griffin
Release date: 2008-11-30
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Gorgoroth: Black Mass Krakow 2004
21.

Gorgoroth: Black Mass Krakow 2004

3.9
8.7/10 IMDB

The infamous Gorgoroth gig in Krakow, Poland! Gorgoroth, Norwegian black metal band, drew the attention of the international media in early 2004 after their show in Krakow. They were accused of "offending religious feelings" during the gig, as well as suspected of breaching Polish law concerning the protection of animal rights by using severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage design.

Starring: Ghaal, Infernus, King ov Hell, Kvitrafn, Apollyon ..
Release date: 2008-10-06
22.

Keith Urban: Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy World Tour

3.9
8.1/10 IMDB

Live from Lexington, Kentucky, USA Keith Urban preforms to a packed house with classic hits like Stupid Boy, Days Go By, I Told You So, Shine and many more.

Starring: Keith Urban, Chris McHugh, Chris Rodriguez, Jerry Flowers, Brian Nutter, Brad Rice ..
Directed by: Christopher Hicky
Release date: 2008-11-11
23.

The Wrecking Crew

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew." a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and Bing Crosby.

Starring: Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Cher, Dick Clark, Micky Dolenz, Snuff Garrett, Bones Howe ..
Directed by: Denny Tedesco
Release date: 2008-03-11
Best Music Movies of 2008 : My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade Is Dead!
24.

My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade Is Dead!

3.9
9.2/10 IMDB

The Black Parade Is Dead! is MCR's final performance as their onstage characters, the Black Parade. The Black Parade centres around a dying character called The Patient, who reflects on events in his life while he is confronted by Death in the form of his fondest memory, that of his father bringing him to see a marching band. This is based on frontman Gerard Way's belief that death comes to a person in the form of their fondest memory. The band is seen in their Black Parade uniforms throughout the performance, and during the first song "The End", Gerard Way is seen taking the role of The Patient, before tearing off his hospital gown to reveal his uniform.

Starring: Frank Iero, Bob Bryar, Ray Toro, Gerard Way, Michael Way, Mikey Way ..
Directed by: Atom Rothlein
Release date: 2008-06-24
25.

Sita Sings the Blues

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Starring: Reena Shah, Debargo Sanyal, Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Pooja Kumar, Aladdin Ullah ..
Directed by: Nina Paley
Release date: 2008-02-11
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Backstreet Boys: Live From The O2 Arena, London
26.

Backstreet Boys: Live From The O2 Arena, London

3.8
8.2/10 IMDB

From the O2 Arena in London, Backstreet Boys deliver an electric live show with energetic performances of best-loved favorites such as “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”, as well as new tracks “Inconsolable” and “Helpless When She Smiles,” from the current Unbreakable album.

Starring: Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough ..
Release date: 2008-05-03
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Within Temptation: Black Symphony
27.

Within Temptation: Black Symphony

3.8
9.3/10 IMDB

Their most ambitious staging to date, Black Symphony is capturing a unique concert at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena on February 7, 2008. Sold out months in advance, Within Temptation performed to 10,000 fans with the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra and a 20-voice classical choir, as well as on-stage stilt performers, costume changes, and an array of stunning pyrotechnic and lighting effects. Special guests include Keith Caputo (ex-Life Of Agony), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering), and George Oosthoek (Orphanage)

Starring: Sharon den Adel, Robert Westerholt, Martijn Spierenburg, Ruud Jolie, Stephen van Haestregt, Jeroen van Veen, Keith Caputo, Anneke van Giersbergen, George Oosthoek ..
Directed by: Hans Pannecoucke
Release date: 2008-09-19
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles
28.

Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles

3.8
9.2/10 IMDB

On tour promoting his 2006 studio album 'Continuum', American pop rock singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer performs, consecutively, an intimate acoustic set, a John Mayer Trio blues show, and a full-band concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 8, 2007.

Starring: John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino, David Ryan Harris, Robbie McIntosh ..
Directed by: Danny Clinch
Release date: 2008-07-01
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Muse: HAARP
29.

Muse: HAARP

3.7
9.0/10 IMDB

Muse's live act at Wembley Stadium, 17 June 2007.

Starring: Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard, Morgan Nicholls ..
Directed by: Ölo Creative Farm, Tom Kirk
Release date: 2008-03-17
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Paul Stanley: One Live Kiss
30.

Paul Stanley: One Live Kiss

3.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Paul Stanley: ONE LIVE KISS, filmed during his first ever solo tour while supporting his widely acclaimed solo album LIVE TO WIN. ONE LIVE KISS, was shot at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, on November 6, 2006. Highlights include not only KISS favorites such as "Lick It Up," "Love Gun" and "Detroit Rock City" but also songs from his hit solo album. Backed by the amazing house band from the CBS shows "Rock Star: INXS" and "Rock Star:Supernova," Stanley ignites the stage as he performs his first new songs in more than eight years, including "Live To Win" (Top 10 Classic Rock on the Mediabase Chart), "Bulletproof" and "Lift." "Live To Win" was also pivotally featured in the Emmy-winning "South Park" episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft." The Star Child draws up every ounce of adrenaline and showmanship, leaving nothing behind but a crowd exploding into cheers at near rioting levels.

Starring: Paul Stanley, Sasha Krivtsov, Jim McGorman, Paul Mirkovich, Rafael Moreira, Nate Morton ..
Release date: 2008-10-21
31.

Avril Lavigne: The Best Damn Tour - Live in Toronto

3.7
8.2/10 IMDB

Pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne plays the hits that earned her legions of screaming fans (and launched a thousand ringtones) on The Best Damn Tour, a full-length presentation of her 2008 concert in Toronto. Opening with monster hit "Girlfriend," Lavigne rocks through every one of her major singles, including "Complicated," "My Happy Ending," and the ubiquitous "Sk8er Boi."

Starring: Avril Lavigne ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham, Jamie King
Release date: 2008-09-09
32.

Every Little Step

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Every Little Step follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line" and also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.

Starring: Jason Tam, Charlotte d'Amboise, Tyler Hanes, Bob Avian, German Alexander, Michael Bennett, Baayork Lee, Nikki Snelson, Chryssie Whitehead ..
Directed by: James D. Stern, Adam Del Deo
Release date: 2008-09-06
33.

Avenged Sevenfold: Live in the LBC

3.7
9.3/10 IMDB

Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough is the first live album and DVD package released on September 16, 2008 by Avenged Sevenfold from Warner Bros. Records. The live DVD features the band's April 10, 2008 hometown show at Long Beach Arena headlining the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, while the CD contains previously unreleased B-sides that were recorded during the making of Avenged Sevenfold, plus various covers, and other never-before-heard material. The DVD was directed by Core Entertainment's Rafa Alcantara, who also worked on the band's critically acclaimed 2007 road documentary All Excess. On August 15, 2008, a trailer was released by Avenged Sevenfold on their YouTube channel. On September 5, 2008, Avenged Sevenfold released the live version of "Seize the Day" from the DVD through their imeem account. "Unholy Confessions" and "Scream" were later streamed before the release as well.

Starring: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, The Rev ..
Directed by: Rafa Alcantra
Release date: 2008-09-16
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Lynyrd Skynyrd - Live from Freedom Hall
34.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Live from Freedom Hall

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

One of the last concerts to be recorded with longtime members Billy Powell and Ean Evans, both of whom passed away in 2009. Track-listing: 1. Main Menu Page Loop / 2. Song Selection Menu Page Loop (Sweet Home Alabama / 3. Intro (Band Interviews w/Call Me The Breeze) / 4. Travelin' Man / 5. Workin' / 6. What's Your Name / 7. That Smell / 8. Simple Man / 9. Down South Jukin' / 10. The Needle And The Spoon / 11. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew / 12. Gimme Back My Bullets / 13. Tuesday's Gone / 14. Red White And Blue / 15. Gimme Three Steps / 16. Call Me The Breeze / 17. Sweet Home Alabama / 18. Free Bird.

Starring: Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant, Michael Cartellone, Mark Matejka, Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Dale Krantz-Rossington, Carol Chase, Lynyrd Skynyrd ..
Release date: 2008-01-01
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Paramore: The Final Riot!
35.

Paramore: The Final Riot!

3.7
8.7/10 IMDB

'The Final RIOT!' is a live CD and DVD that documents the band in their most intimate moments on tour. On top of the all access documentary footage, an entire 15 song live set was filmed at the Chicago stop of The Final RIOT! Tour, for what the band has called their 'best show ever.' Join millions of Paramore fans around the world as they experience 'The Final RIOT!'

Starring: Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Zac Farro, Taylor York, Jeremy Davis ..
Directed by: Brandon Chesbro
Release date: 2008-10-25
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Leonard Cohen: Live in London
36.

Leonard Cohen: Live in London

3.7
8.8/10 IMDB

1. Dance Me To The End Of Love 2. The Future 3. Ain't No Cure For Love 4. Bird On The Wire 5. Everybody Knows 6. In My Secret Life 7. Who By Fire 8. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye 9. Anthem 10. Tower Of Song 11. Suzanne 12. The Gypsy's Wife 13. Boogie Street 14. Hallelujah 15. Democracy 16. I'm Your Man 17. Recitation 18. Take This Waltz 19. So Long, Marianne 20. First We Take Manhattan 21. Sisters Of Mercy 22. If It Be Your Will 23. Closing Time 24. I Tried To Leave You 25. Whither Thou Goest On March 31, 2009, Leonard Cohen released Live In London, his first new recording since 2004’s Dear Heather. This collection available in DVD and 2 CD formats was recorded live on July 17, 2008 at London’s 02 Arena, one of Europe’s largest indoor venues.

Starring: Leonard Cohen ..
Directed by: Edward Sanders
Release date: 2008-07-17
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Iron Maiden: The History Of Iron Maiden - Part 2: Live After Death
37.

Iron Maiden: The History Of Iron Maiden - Part 2: Live After Death

3.6
8.5/10 IMDB

Continuation of "The History Of Iron Maiden" documentary series, which began with The History Of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days. Band members, crew, friends and associates talk about the period in the band's career which saw the writing, recording and release of the Powerslave album, the following World Slavery Tour and the recording of the Live After Death album.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain ..
Directed by: Matthew Amos
Release date: 2008-01-01
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium
38.

Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium

3.6
8.6/10 IMDB

Foo Fighters captured over their two sold-out nights at Wembley on June 6th and 7th, 2008.

Starring: Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones ..
Directed by: Nick Wickham
Release date: 2008-06-24
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
39.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Cash's concert at Folsom State Prison in California in January 1968 touched a raw nerve in the American psyche and made him a national hero at a troubled time in American history. Using the stark images of rock photographer Jim Marshall, graphic techniques, archive footage and interviews with Merle Haggard, Cash's daughter Rosanne, band members Marshall Grant and WS 'Fluke' Holland, alongside former inmates of the prison, the film documents this explosive concert, the live album that followed and a transformative moment in the lives of Cash, the inmates of Folsom Prison and the American nation in the troubled year of 1968.

Starring: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart, John Carter Cash, Marshall Grant, Rosanne Cash, Jim Marshall ..
Directed by: Bestor Cram
Release date: 2008-10-18
40.

Linkin Park: Road to Revolution - Live at Milton Keynes

3.6
8.7/10 IMDB

'Road to Revolution - Live at Milton Keynes' was recorded during the Linkin Park's annual Projekt Revolution festival tour at the Milton Keynes National Bowl on June 29, 2008. The concert featured material from all three of the band's albums, as well as songs from their EP, 'Collision Course' with Jay-Z, and elements from 'Reanimation' and Fort Minor's 'The Rising Tied'.

Starring: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Dave Farrell, Jay-Z ..
Directed by: Blue Leach
Release date: 2008-12-25
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
41.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

3.5
8.5/10 IMDB

Aspiring super-villain Dr. Horrible wants to join the Evil League of Evil and win the girl of his dreams, but his nemesis, Captain Hammer, stops him at every turn.

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Simon Helberg ..
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2008-07-15
42.

The Nutcracker

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

This version of "The Nutcracker" gives the classic ballet a tragic spin, with Masha (instead of Clara) now the unloved, unappreciated daughter of the Town Council President. At a Christmas party, Masha is given a seemingly alive Nutcracker by her Uncle Drosselmeyer, and Masha instantly is enchanted with it. The toys come to life at midnight, and after Masha helps the Nutcracker defeat attacking mice, he takes her to his kingdom, where he is later revealed to be a handsome Prince. The Prince and Masha fall deeply in love, but their "happy ending" has a morbid twist not found in any other "Nutcracker".

Starring: Irina Golub, Leonid Sarafonov, Vladimir Ponomarev, Elena Bashenova, Anton Lukovkin ..
Directed by: Valery Gergiev
Release date: 2008-11-18
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Classic Albums - The Doors
43.

Classic Albums - The Doors

3.5
8.2/10 IMDB

A future classic was unleashed in January 1967 as the Doors released their eponymously titled debut album. This documentary in the Classic Albums series takes an in-depth look at the album, with commentary from Bruce Botnick, who worked on the album, and the three remaining Doors--guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboard player Ray Manzarek, and drummer John Densmore. The three band members also play some of their instrumental parts from the album, offering invaluable insight into how the songs were constructed.

Starring: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Henry Rollins ..
Directed by: Bob Smeaton
Release date: 2008-04-22
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Anouk - Live at Gelredome
44.

Anouk - Live at Gelredome

3.5
9.4/10 IMDB

Anouk gave two concerts for a sold out Gelredome on March 28 and 29 2008. Anouk – Live At Gelredome is a live registration of these fantastic shows.

Starring: Anouk, Hans Eijkenaar, Leendert Haaksma ..
Release date: 2008-03-05
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Long Story Short
45.

Long Story Short

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Larry and Trudie Long, a popular Asian American nightclub act of the '40s and '50s, told through the eyes of their daughter, actress Jodi Long.

Starring: Larry Long, Trudie Kimiye Long, Jodi Long, David Henry Hwang, Tzi Ma ..
Directed by: Christine Choy
Release date: 2008-03-02
Best Music Movies of 2008 : ZZ Top - Live from Texas
46.

ZZ Top - Live from Texas

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

1. Got Me Under Pressure 2. Waitin' For The Bus 3. Jesus Just Left Chicago 4. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide 5. Pin Cushion 6. Cheap Sunglasses 7. Pearl Necklace 8. Heard It On The X 9. Just Got Paid 10. Rough Boy 11. Blue Jean Blues 12. Gimme All Your Lovin' 13. Sharp Dressed Man 14. Legs 15. Tube Snake Boogie 16. La Grange 17. Tush That Little Ol’ Band from Texas comes up big in ZZ Top: Live from Texas, a concert recorded on November 1st, 2007 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. The hirsute trio (guitarist Billy Gibbons, bass player Dusty Hill, drummer Frank Beard) has been at it for nearly four decades now.

Starring: Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top ..
Directed by: Milton Lage
Release date: 2008-06-24
47.

Song Sung Blue

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

An inspiring account of Milwaukee's Neil Diamond tribute band/husband and wife singing duo, Lightning & Thunder, and their tragic love story. (IMDB)

Starring: Mike Sardina, Claire Sardina ..
Directed by: Greg Kohs
Release date: 2008-01-20
Best Music Movies of 2008 : The Police: Certifiable
48.

The Police: Certifiable

3.4
8.7/10 IMDB

Concert film of The Police during the 2007-08 reunion tour. Recorded in concert in Buenos Aires at the beginning of December 2007, it’s released on the band’s original label, A&M, via Universal. Recording the Argentinian leg of the band’s momentous reunion tour, the album captures the three piece in concert, crammed with every hit from ‘Message in a Bottle’, ‘Walking on the Moon’, ‘Don't Stand So Close to Me’, ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’, ‘Can't Stand Losing You’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’, closing with the punk urgency of the first track from their 1978 debut, ‘Next to You’.

Starring: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland ..
Directed by: Jordan Copeland, Jim Gable
Release date: 2008-11-11
49.

Eddie Vedder - Water On The Road

3.4
8.3/10 IMDB

Water on the Road is a film released on DVD and Blu-ray by American singer and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. It documents Vedder's 2008 solo tour, during which he performed Pearl Jam songs, numerous covers, and solo works including songs from the Into the Wild Soundtrack. The film features mostly performances from two shows Vedder performed on August 16 and 17, 2008, at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. It was released on May 31, 2011.

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Liam Finn, EJ Barnes ..
Directed by: Brendan Canty, Christoph Green
Release date: 2008-08-15
Best Music Movies of 2008 : Genesis: Come Rain or Shine
50.

Genesis: Come Rain or Shine

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

Come Rain or Shine is an unusually frank and humorous music documentary about the band Genesis getting back together for their first tour in 15 years. Director Anthony Mathile followed the band for nearly a year to create this film which explores the relationship of three band members and the mechanics, decisions, and debacles that go into producing a stadium tour for a legendary band of this scale. This "rockumentary" was released as part of the "When in Rome" boxset, that was released in 2008 as a registration of the live show that Genesis performed in Rome, the last show in their European tour. The camera accompanies Genesis through all periods of tour preparation, from the first rehearsals in New York to the moment in autumn 2007 when the final bars of The Carpet Crawlers fade away.

Starring: Phil Collins, Michael Rutherford, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford ..
Directed by: Anthony Mathile
Release date: 2008-05-20

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