Best Music Movies of 2009


Crazy Heart


When reporter, Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake—an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend—they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Paul Herman
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2009-12-16

This Is It


A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Orianthi, Kenny Ortega, Dorian Holley, Patrick Woodroffe
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2009-10-28

The Soloist


A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Nelsan Ellis
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2009-04-24



NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Starring: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Naturi Naughton, Anthony Mackie, Antonique Smith
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Release date: 2009-01-16

Taking Woodstock


The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.

Starring: Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Liev Schreiber, Jonathan Groff
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 2009-09-03

Hannah Montana: The Movie


As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Taylor Swift
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Release date: 2009-04-10



A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.

Starring: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter, Ryan Donowho
Directed by: Todd Graff
Release date: 2009-08-06

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel


Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Starring: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 2009-12-21



Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2009-12-03

Battle for Milkquarious

Battle for Milkquarious
When the world's muscle building milk is stolen, it takes a strong man to fight back.
Starring: Joe Hursley, Tiffany Elle, Gichi Gamba, Drue Delio, Sonya Millen
Directed by: Tom Kuntz
Release date: 2009-10-10



An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Starring: Kay Panabaker, Naturi Naughton, Kherington Payne, Megan Mullally, Walter Perez
Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen
Release date: 2009-01-01

Beyoncé: I Am... Yours


Filmed at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, this extraordinary concert features performances of over 30 songs from Beyoncé’s three multi-platinum solo releases, Destiny’s Child catalog and a few surprises. This amazing concert includes the #1 hits, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “If I Were A Boy,” “Halo,” “Sweet Dreams” and showcases a gut-wrenching performance of “That’s Why You’re Beautiful.” Included on "I AM... YOURS An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas," is a biographical storytelling woven between many songs and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. "I AM... YOURS An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas" is Beyoncé’s first live CD and fans can also consider the release a greatest hits collection.

Starring: Beyoncé Knowles
Directed by: Nick Wickham
Release date: 2009-11-23

Akihabara Majokko Princess

Akihabara Majokko Princess
A short film from the Pop Life: Art in a Material World exhibition at London's Tate Modern museum. It stars Kirsten Dunst dancing through the streets of the Akihabara district in Tokyo dressed as a colorful princess, singing a cover of the Vapors' "Turning Japanese".
Starring: Kirsten Dunst
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2009-10-01

Krautrock : The Rebirth of Germany

Krautrock : The Rebirth of Germany
Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.
Starring: David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Can, Amon Düül II, Edgar Froese
Directed by: Benjamin Whalley
Release date: 2009-10-22

The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert

The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Featuring performances from two groundbreaking concerts held at the Madison Square Garden to celebrate a quarter century of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The special is anchored by iconic musicians that include Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha Franklin, Metallica, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2 and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Starring: Jeff Beck, Lenny Bruce, Eric Clapton, Ray Davies, Dion DiMucci
Directed by: Joel Gallen
Release date: 2009-11-29

Bon Jovi: Live At Madison Square Garden

Bon Jovi: Live At Madison Square Garden
“Live at Madison Square Garden” is a concert video by the American band Bon Jovi from the last North American part of their “Lost Highway” tour. It was recorded on July 14 and July 15, 2008, at Madison Square Garden.
Starring: Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, Hugh McDonald
Directed by: Anthony M. Bongiovi, Brian Lockwood
Release date: 2009-07-14

Oil City Confidential


Director Julien Temple's film celebrates Canvey Island's Dr Feelgood, the Essex R 'n' B band that exploded out of the UK in the prog era of the early Seventies, delivering shows and albums that helped pave the way for pub rock and punk.

Starring: Lee Brilleaux, Wilko Johnson, John Martin, John B. Sparkes, Chris Fenwick
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 2009-10-20

Pink - Funhouse Tour Live in Australia


Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia is a live show by American pop singer P!NK. It was released on DVD, Blu-ray and also as a separate live album audio version. The album contains the July 17 and 18, 2009 shows from the Funhouse Tour, recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia. It was released on October 14, 2009 by LaFace Records. In Australia, the release has been certified 32x Platinum.

Starring: Pink
Directed by: Larn Poland, Baz Halpin, Pink
Release date: 2009-12-08

US Festival 1983 Days 1-3

US Festival 1983 Days 1-3
The ultimate concert took place on Labor Day Weekend 1983. Curated by Steve Wozniak (Apple computers), the 3 days of New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock are legendary. Features performances from U2, the Clash, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Scorpions, INXS, Men at Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons and more
Release date: 2009-07-16

The Big Gay Musical


Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve - Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is looking for the perfect man and Eddie is dealing with how his sexuality and faith can mix.

Starring: Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding, Jeff Metzler, Liz McCartney, Brian Spitulnik
Directed by: Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso
Release date: 2009-07-20

Also check Best music movies of 2008.

Check out our top containing the Best Music Movies of 2009. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.