Best Music Movies of 2012

1.

Pitch Perfect

5.9
7.2/10

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson
Directed by: Jason Moore
Release date: 2012-09-28
2.

Searching for Sugar Man

5.8
8.2/10

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Starring: Dennis Coffey, Rodriguez, Stephen Segerman, Mike Theodore, Regan Rodriguez
Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Release date: 2012-06-30
3.

Marley

5.6
8.0/10

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Starring: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Jimmy Cliff
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2012-04-20
4.

A Late Quartet

5.1
7.1/10

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — quite possibly their last — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Christopher Walken
Directed by: Yaron Zilberman
Release date: 2012-11-02
5.

Katy Perry: Part of Me

4.6
5.9/10

Giving fans unprecedented access to the real life of the music sensation, Katy Perry: Part of Me exposes the hard work, dedication and phenomenal talent of a girl who remained true to herself and her vision in order to achieve her dreams. Featuring rare behind-the-scenes interviews, personal moments between Katy and her friends, and all-access footage of rehearsals, choreography, Katy’s signature style and more, Katy Perry: Part of Me reveals the singer’s unwavering belief that if you can be yourself, then you can be anything.

Starring: Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Shannon Woodward, Rachael Markarian, Mia Moretti
Directed by: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Release date: 2012-06-28
6.

Rock of Ages

4.5
5.9/10

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2012-06-13
7.

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

4.4
8.8/10

On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven." .

Starring: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham, Led Zeppelin
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2012-10-17
8.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

4.2
8.2/10

Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage, featuring commentary from the likes of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono.

Starring: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2012-09-27
9.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

4.2
8.1/10

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Starring: Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman
Directed by: Jesse Vile
Release date: 2012-03-03
10.

Bad 25

4.0
8.0/10

Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal album, offering behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album and interviews with confidants, musicians, choreographers, and such music-world superstars as Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green, Mariah Carey
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2012-11-22
11.

Alter Bridge: Live at Wembley

4.0
8.9/10
Alter Bridge: Live at Wembley
Alter Bridge Live At Wembley is a stunning show shot in HD and 3D on November 29, 2011 at the historic Wembley Arena in London in front of a sold out crowd of over 10,000 die-hard fans. The show is the most significant moment in the band's 8-year career, as their goal from day one was to play Wembley. The band ripped through a 21 song set featuring songs from all 3 of their albums including the hits: "Rise Today", "Watch Over You", "Blackbird", "Ghosts Of Days Gone By" and "Isolation". The film was directed by Award-winning Director Daniel E Catullo III, who also produced and directed the band's previous DVD "Live From Amsterdam".
Starring: Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips, Alter Bridge
Directed by: Daniel E. Catullo
Release date: 2012-03-26
12.

Let It Shine

3.9
6.5/10

The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/

Starring: Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson, Brandon Mychal Smith, Dawnn Lewis
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2012-06-15
13.

Crossfire Hurricane

3.9
7.4/10

This film is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebration of the Rolling Stones. It tells the story of the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teens in the early 60s to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Stones have been newly interviewed and their words form the narrative arc that links together archive footage of performances, news coverage, and interviews, much of it previously unseen. Taking its title from a lyric in "Jumpin' Jack Flash," this film gives the viewer an intimate insight into exactly what it's like to be part of the Rolling Stones as they overcome denunciation, drugs, dissensions, and death to become the definitive survivors. Over a year in the making and produced with the full cooperation and involvement of the Stones, this film is and will remain the definitive story of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman
Directed by: Brett Morgen
Release date: 2012-10-18
14.

Song for Marion

3.8
7.0/10

Arthur is a grumpy pensioner who can't understand why his wife Marion would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. As she coaxes him out of his shell, Arthur realizes that it is never too late to change.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid
Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams
Release date: 2012-09-15
15.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

3.7
6.8/10

An original story featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil. A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.

Starring: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Matt Gillanders, Jason Berrent, Dallas Barnett
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2012-11-09
16.

Good Vibrations

3.7
7.2/10
Good Vibrations
The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Starring: Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Karl Johnson, Michael Colgan, Liam Cunningham
Directed by: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Release date: 2012-05-31
17.

The History of Future Folk

3.7
7.2/10
The History of Future Folk
An alien intending to claim Earth for his people before their homeworld is destroyed by a comet decides not to eliminate humanity when he hears their music. Instead, he lives among them until another alien is sent to find and kill him.
Starring: Nils d'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April Lee Hernandez, Dee Snider
Directed by: Jeremy Kipp Walker, John Mitchell
Release date: 2012-06-15
18.

StreetDance 2

3.6
5.7/10

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

Starring: Falk Hentschel, Sofia Boutella, George Sampson, Stephanie Nguyen, Delphine Nguyen
Directed by: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Release date: 2012-03-30
19.

Coldplay: Live 2012

3.5
8.8/10

Coldplay Live 2012 is the band's first concert film/live album for nine years. It documents their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour, which was seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2011. The film was directed by Paul Dugdale, previously responsible for Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy's Worlds On Fire concert films. Coldplay Live 2012 includes footage from Coldplay's shows at Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre and the band's triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011.

Starring: Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman, Coldplay
Directed by: Paul Dugdale
Release date: 2012-11-13
20.

Metallica: Quebec Magnetic

3.5
8.4/10

Quebec Magnetic is a live concert video album by Metallica, documenting two shows the band played at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada on October 31 and November 1, 2009 on their World Magnetic Tour, released on December 10, 2012. The album will the first to be released via Metallica's own label, Blackened Recordings. The album was announced on September 20, 2012, with fans voting online to decide which of the two shows recorded would be shown in its entirety; the remaining songs will be shown as "extras" on the album.[1] On October 22, the album's tracklist, release date and cover art was released.[2] A 33 second teaser trailer for the album was released on November 19.

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Metallica
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 2012-12-10

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