Best Music Movies of 2012

1.

Pitch Perfect

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

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, Ben Platt, Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee ..
Directed by: Jason Moore
Release date: 2012-09-28
2.

Searching for Sugar Man

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

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, Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy, Eva Rodriguez, Clarence Avant, Steve Rowland, Malik Bendjelloul ..
Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Release date: 2012-06-30
3.

Marley

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

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, Chris Blackwell, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley, Cedella Booker, Chris Blackwell ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2012-04-20
4.

Step Up Revolution

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Megan Boone, Jessica Guadix, Cleopatra Coleman, Zoe Aggeliki, Tommy Dewey, Celestina Aladekoba, Adam Sevani, Peter Gallagher ..
Directed by: Scott Speer
Release date: 2012-07-26
5.

A Late Quartet

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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, Liraz Charhi, Madhur Jaffrey, Anne Sofie von Otter, Wallace Shawn, Pamela Quinn ..
Directed by: Yaron Zilberman
Release date: 2012-11-02
6.

Rock of Ages

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

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, Malin Åkerman, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erica Frene ..
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2012-06-13
7.

Katy Perry: Part of Me

4.7
5.9/10 IMDB

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, Glen Ballard, Adam Marcello, Casey Hooper, Patrick Matera, Max Hart ..
Directed by: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Release date: 2012-06-28
8.

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

4.6
8.8/10 IMDB

On 10th December 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. 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.

Starring: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham, Led Zeppelin ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 2012-10-17
9.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

4.4
6.7/10 IMDB

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, Sophia Elisabeth, Lutz Halbhubner ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2012-11-09
10.

Song for Marion

4.4
6.9/10 IMDB

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, Ram John Holder, Barry Martin, Taru Devani, Orla Hill, Jumayn Hunter ..
Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams
Release date: 2012-09-15
11.

Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody - Live in Budapest

4.4
8.6/10 IMDB

On 27th July 1986, British stadium rock band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Spike Edney ..
Directed by: János Zsombolyai
Release date: 2012-09-20
12.

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Scooby and the gang have their first musical mystery in “Scooby Doo: Music of the Vampire.” It begins when they take a sing-a-long road trip into bayou country to attend the “Vampire-Palooza Festival” – an outdoor fair dedicated to all things Draculian. At first it looks as if they’re in for some fun and lots of Southern snacks, but events soon turn scary when a real live vampire comes to life, bursts from his coffin and threatens all the townsfolk. On top of that, this baritone blood sucker seems intent on taking Daphne as his vampire bride! Could the vampire be a descendant of a famous vampire hunter who is trying to sell his book? Or perhaps he’s the local politician, who has been trying to make his name in the press by attacking the vampires as downright unwholesome. The answers are to be found in a final song-filled showdown in the swamp in which our heroes unmask one of their most macabre monsters yet.

Starring: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Matthew Lillard, Grey DeLisle, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett, Mindy Sterling, Christian Campbell, Rob Paulsen, Obba Babatundé ..
Directed by: David Block
Release date: 2012-03-13
13.

Rags

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't seem to catch a break. Kadee Worth, on the other hand, is the daughter of music mogul Reginald Worth and is an international pop phenomenon. While the world knows her as a glamorous superstar, she is secretly frustrated with singing other people's songs and wearing clothes other people choose for her. Kadee wants the world to hear and see her true talent. Despite every obstacle that gets thrown in their way, once Charlie and Kadee find one another, they each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.

Starring: Keke Palmer, Max Schneider, Isaiah Mustafa, Avan Jogia, Drake Bell, Burkely Duffield, Robert Moloney, Keenan Tracey, Devon Weigel, Christina Sicoli ..
Directed by: Bille Woodruff
Release date: 2012-05-28
14.

This Happened: Claudia Brücken Live at the Scala

4.1
9.6/10 IMDB

Filmed at the Scala, London in 2011, Claudia Brucken, using the nucleus of her current Onetwo band, performed an exciting 98 minute live set playing 19 song selections from her 27-year career aided by a host of special guests, including Andy Bell (Erasure), Glenn Gregory & Martyn Ware (Heaven 17), Susanne Freytag and Ralf Dorper (Propaganda) and Andrew Poppy.

Starring: Claudia Brücken, Andy Bell, Glenn Gregory, Paul Humphreys, Martyn Ware, David Watson, Susanne Freytag, Ralf Dörper, Andy Bell ..
Directed by: Martin Gooch
Release date: 2012-07-19
15.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

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
16.

Let It Shine

4.1
6.3/10 IMDB

A young teenage rapper must use his musical talent to help his friend out and win the girl of his dreams by going through several events of betrayal, trust and agreement while his religious parents have strictly dislike his interests.

Starring: Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Courtney B. Vance, Dawnn Lewis, Alex Désert, Nicole Sullivan, Brandon Smith, Trevor Jackson, Brandon Mychal Smith, Jasmine Burke ..
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2012-06-15
17.

Artifact

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Follow 30 Seconds to Mars as they record their latest album, This Is War, and their battle against record label EMI.

Starring: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Mili?evi?, Irving Azoff, Chester Bennington, Brandon Boyd, Angelica Cob-Baehler, Sonny DiPerri, Daniel Ek, Robert Ezrin ..
Directed by: Jared Leto
Release date: 2012-09-14
18.

Pink Floyd : The Story of Wish You Were Here

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Wish You Were Here, released in September 1975, was the follow up album to the globally successful The Dark Side Of The Moon and is cited by many fans, as well as band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour, as their favorite Pink Floyd album. On release it went straight to Number One in both the UK and the US and topped the charts in many other countries around the world. This program tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover burning man Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs construction.

Starring: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Storm Thorgerson, Richard Wright ..
Directed by: John Edginton
Release date: 2012-06-26
19.

Taylor Swift: VH1 Storytellers

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

Filmed as part of the VH1 Storytellers series, Taylor Swift performed a live acoustic concert on October 15, 2012 at the Bridges Auditorium, after the Harvey Mudd College won the "Taylor Swift on Campus" contest.

Starring: Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift ..
Directed by: Taylor Swift, Alex Coletti
Release date: 2012-11-11
20.

Bad 25

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

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, Questlove, Kanye West, Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, Stevie Wonder ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2012-11-22
21.

Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

This contemporary re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar presents the story of the last seven days of Christ leading up to his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Filmed as an arena rock opera, the performance features a star-studded line-up which includes award-winning musical comedian, Tim Minchin as the role of Judas Iscariot; pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene; radio DJ Chris Moyles in his stage debut as King Herod; and Ben Forster, to take on the title role of Jesus.

Starring: Tim Minchin, Ben Forster, Chris Moyles, Melanie Chisholm, Alexander Hanson, Pete Gallagher, Gerard Bentall, Michael Pickering, Giovanni Spano ..
Directed by: Laurence Connor, Nick Morris
Release date: 2012-11-19
Best Music Movies of 2012 : The Metropolitan Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore
22.

The Metropolitan Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

4.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Anna Netrebko as the beautiful and wealthy Adina leads the cast in Barlett Sher’s production of Donizetti’s charming comedy, first seen on Opening Night of the Met’s 2012–13 season. Matthew Polenzani is Nemorino, the poor but good-hearted country boy who wins her love—with the help of the magic “elixir” sold by the quack Dulcamara, played by Ambrogio Maestri. Mariusz Kwiecien is the swaggering Sergeant Belcore and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Starring: Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ambrogio Maestri, Anne-Carolyn Bird, Robert Morrison, Maurizio Benini, Deborah Voigt, MET Orchestra ..
Directed by: Gary Halvorson, Bartlett Sher
Release date: 2012-10-13
23.

Beware of Mr. Baker

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Ginger Baker is known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world's greatest drummer didn’t hit his stride until 1972, when he arrived in Nigeria and discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. After leaving Nigeria, Ginger returned to his pattern of drug-induced self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works, eventually settling in South Africa, where the 73-year-old lives with his young bride and 39 polo ponies. This documentary includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and more. Beware of Mr. Baker! With every smash of the drum is a man smashing his way through life.

Starring: Ginger Baker, Bob Adcock, Tony Allen, Carmine Appice, Ginette Baker, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland, Jay Bulger, Jack Bruce, Brian Auger ..
Directed by: Jay Bulger
Release date: 2012-11-28
24.

Mumford & Sons: The Road to Red Rocks

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

1. Lovers' Eyes 2. Little Lion Man 3. Below My Feet 4. Roll Away Your Stone 5. Lover Of The Light 6. Thistle & Weeds 7. Ghosts That We Knew 8. Awake My Soul 9. Whispers In The Dark 10. Dust Bowl Dance 11. I Will Wait 12. The Cave English folk rock band captured live in performance at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado in summer 2012. As well as footage of the concert itself the journey of the band to Red Rocks is explored, from their humble origins in the West London music scene to their ability to sell out the spectacular 10,000 capacity open-air amphitheatre.

Starring: Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett ..
Directed by: Nicolas Jack Davies, Frederick Scott
Release date: 2012-11-26
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Demi Lovato - An Intimate Performance
25.

Demi Lovato - An Intimate Performance

3.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Starring: Demi Lovato, Steve Rodriguez, Mike Reid, Willy Beaman, Mike Manning, Denise Hudson, Shari Short ..
Directed by: The Engine
Release date: 2012-05-18
26.

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Archive footage of interviews, concerts and personal material bring to light the solo performance work of Mercury, the lead singer of Queen.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Peter Freestone, David Arnold, Jim Beach, John Reid, Matt Lucas ..
Directed by: Rhys Thomas
Release date: 2012-09-25
Best Music Movies of 2012 : The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera
27.

The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

David Alden’s elegant 2012 production moves Verdi’s thrilling drama to a timeless setting inspired by film noir. Marcelo Álvarez is Gustavo III, the Swedish king in love with Amelia (Sondra Radvanovsky), the wife of his best friend and counselor, Count Anckarström (Dmitri Hvorostovsky). When Anckarström joins a conspiracy to murder the king, tragedy ensues. Stephanie Blythe is the fortuneteller Madame Ulrica Arvidsson and Kathleen Kim sings the page Oscar. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Starring: Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, David Crawford, Keith Miller, Amir Levy, Christian Rozakis, Trevor Scheunemann ..
Directed by: David Alden, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Release date: 2012-12-08
28.

Crossfire Hurricane

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

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, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Brian Jones ..
Directed by: Brett Morgen
Release date: 2012-10-18
29.

Joyful Noise

3.8
5.7/10 IMDB

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

Starring: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Courtney B. Vance, Kris Kristofferson, Dexter Darden, Jesse L. Martin, Shameik Moore, Angela Grovey ..
Directed by: Todd Graff
Release date: 2012-01-13
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Westlife: The Farewell Tour Live at Croke Park
30.

Westlife: The Farewell Tour Live at Croke Park

3.8
8.4/10 IMDB

One of the most successful bands of all time, Westlife have had 14 number one singles, more than 20 top 10 hits and have sold a staggering 45 million albums during their 14 year career. In 2012 Westlife embark on what will be their final tour together. Over a three month period The Farewell Tour travels to more than 100 venues worldwide culminating in a spectacular homecoming concert to 85,000 fans at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.. Essential for all Westlife fans, this DVD captures this once in a lifetime moment recorded at their final concert at Croke Park and invites fans to join Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky for an epic music event and unforgettable farewell.

Starring: Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne ..
Directed by: Maurice Linnane
Release date: 2012-11-19
31.

Shut Up and Play the Hits

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An intimate portrait of Brooklyn-based electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem's then-final live show on April 2, 2011, capturing both the exuberant, three-hour farewell concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden and frontman James Murphy's introspective 48 hours surrounding it.

Starring: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman, Tyler Pope, Keith Wood, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Gavilán Rayna Russom, Matt Thornley, Gunnar Bjerk ..
Directed by: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Release date: 2012-01-22
32.

The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his powerful opera based on Shakespeare’s last play, in Robert Lepage’s brilliantly inventive production. Simon Keenlyside is the magician Prospero, who conjures the storm that shipwrecks his enemies and sets in motion the course of events. Rising Met stars Isabel Leonard and Alek Shrader are the young lovers, Miranda and Ferdinand, Alan Oke sings the sinister Caliban, and Audrey Luna gives a memorable performance as the sprite Ariel.

Starring: Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Alan Oke, Alek Shrader, Simon Keenlyside, Kevin Burdette, Iestyn Davies, Toby Spence, Christopher Feigum, John del Carlo ..
Directed by: Robert Lepage, Gary Halvorson
Release date: 2012-11-09
33.

Good Vibrations

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

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, Dylan Moran, Ruth McCabe, Mark Ryder, Killian Scott, Kerr Logan ..
Directed by: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Release date: 2012-05-31
Best Music Movies of 2012 : The History of Future Folk
34.

The History of Future Folk

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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, Onata Aprile ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kipp Walker, John Mitchell
Release date: 2012-06-15
35.

Michael Jackson - Live at Wembley

3.7
8.9/10 IMDB

Michael Jackson’s legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium. The concert is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show, exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night’s sold out show. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson’s personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Greg Phillinganes, Jennifer Batten, Rory Kaplan, Christopher Currell, Ricky Lawson, Jon Clark, Don Boyette, Darryl Phinnessee ..
Release date: 2012-09-18
36.

StreetDance 2

3.7
5.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Tom Conti, Falk Hentschel, George Sampson, Sofia Boutella, Vicky Kadian, Stephanie Nguyen, Delphine Nguyen, Niek Traa, Elisabetta Di Carlo, Samuel Revell ..
Directed by: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Release date: 2012-03-30
Best Music Movies of 2012 : The Union
37.

The Union

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

In November 2009, filmmaker Cameron Crowe began filming a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album The Union, a collaboration between musicians Elton John and Leon Russell, who hadn't spoken to one another in 38 years prior to beginning work on the album. In addition, the documentary offers a rare glimpse into the process John goes through to create and compose his music. Featured in the film are musicians Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph, Don Was and a 10-piece gospel choir who all contribute to the album, which is produced by award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett. Musician Stevie Nicks and John's long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin also appear.

Starring: Elton John, Leon Russell, T Bone Burnett ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 2012-01-01
38.

In Search of Haydn

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In his lifetime Haydn achieved a degree of fame that easily surpassed that of Mozart and Beethoven. In Search of Haydn is an intricate portrait of Haydn's life told through performances and interviews from today's most admired classical musicians.

Starring: Juliet Stevenson, Henry Goodman, Emanuel Ax ..
Directed by: Phil Grabsky
Release date: 2012-01-19
39.

Love Never Dies

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island... they have no idea what lies in store for them... You truly haven’t experienced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies until you see this spectacular new Australian production, filmed at Melbourne’s iconic Regent Theatre.

Starring: Ben Lewis, Anna O'Byrne, María Mercedes, Simon Gleeson, Sharon Millerchip, Jack Lyall, Emma J. Hawkins, Paul Tabone, Dean Vince ..
Directed by: Brett Sullivan, Simon Phillips
Release date: 2012-02-08
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: International Magic Live At The O2
40.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: International Magic Live At The O2

3.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds live at London's O2 on Feb 26, 2012

Release date: 2012-10-16
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Kasabian: Live! - Live at the O2
41.

Kasabian: Live! - Live at the O2

3.6
8.2/10 IMDB

Filmed in high definition at London's renowned O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011, this is Kasabian's first stand alone DVD release. The show came on the back of the band's No.1 album Velociraptor! and the setlist combines tracks from that album with hits and classic album tracks from across their career so far. The concert was part of a sold out arena tour that covered the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. Kasabian are the recipients of numerous awards for Best Live Band and Best British Band in recent years and this new show with its spectacular and innovative staging will be a must have for their huge and dedicated fanbase.

Starring: Sergio Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Tom Meighan, Ian Matthews ..
Release date: 2012-02-01
42.

Iron Maiden: En Vivo!

3.6
8.6/10 IMDB

Filmed on 10th April 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, this concert video captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans. With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Iron Maiden ..
Directed by: Andy Matthews
Release date: 2012-03-23
43.

Blur: Parklive

3.6
8.9/10 IMDB

Britpop stalwarts Blur captured live in performance in the summer of 2012. The gig, held in Hyde Park on August the 12th, was a companion concert to the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The songs performed by the band include 'Coffee and TV', 'Country House', 'Parklife' and 'No Distance Left to Run'.

Starring: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree, Alex James ..
Directed by: Matthew Amos
Release date: 2012-11-19
Best Music Movies of 2012 : The Wonder Girls
44.

The Wonder Girls

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Wonder girls have arrived, and they are taking New York city by storm! The girls arrive in New York city to prepare for their U.S. tour but because of their fun, mischievous personalities they enter themselves into the Apollo Amateur Competition under the stage name, "The Asian Invasion". Their amazing performance wins them a spot in the finals but also stirs up trouble with the reigning champs... The School Gyrls. Join Yenny, Yubin, Sun, Sohee, and Lim on this hilarious journey as they navigate their way through friendships, rivals, loyalty and crushes to prove they have what it takes to make it in the Big City. Written by Krystal M. Harris

Starring: Park Ye-eun, Kim Yu-bin, An So-hee, Min Sun-ye, Woo Hye-rim, Park Jin-young ..
Directed by: Ethan Lader
Release date: 2012-02-15
45.

Celtic Thunder: Voyage

3.6
9.0/10 IMDB

VOYAGE continues to pay homage to the musical culture of Ireland, while exploring the musical journey each soloist has undertaken since the beginning of Celtic Thunder four years ago. This time the ensemble including Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, George Donaldson and Emmet Cahill welcome 13-year-old Daniel Furlong to the fold as a guest artist on this recording. The group performances highlight the diversity of Irish music and song; from the powerful rendition of "Dulaman" to the love song "Maid of Culmore," the collection also features a rousing performance of "Galway Girl" and beloved Irish party song "My Irish Molly-O."

Starring: Keith Harkin, George Donaldson, Paul Byrom ..
Release date: 2012-02-28
46.

Metallica: Quebec Magnetic

3.6
8.4/10 IMDB

Recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on 31 October - 1 November, 2009. Rock legends Metallica captured live in performance in Quebec City in autumn 2009. The two gigs in Quebec were part of the bands 'World Magnetic Tour' and saw them play a host of their most popular songs including 'Master of Puppets', 'The Four Horsemen' and 'Enter Sandman'.

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Metallica ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 2012-12-10
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Ride
47.

Ride

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

A short film starring Lana Del Rey.

Starring: Lana Del Rey, Ian Seeberg, Scott 'The Wall' Marlatt, Kevin Peterson, Josh Kurpius, Brian Harlow, Shawn Donohue, Steve Buchanan, Will Thomas, Chuck Grant ..
Directed by: Anthony Mandler
Release date: 2012-10-10
48.

Coldplay: Live 2012

3.5
8.7/10 IMDB

A concert film documenting English pop rock band Coldplay's 2011-2012 'Mylo Xyloto' world tour, capturing their live shows at Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre, and Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage.

Starring: Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman, Coldplay ..
Directed by: Paul Dugdale
Release date: 2012-11-13
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Holy Musical B@man!
49.

Holy Musical [email protected]!

3.5
8.4/10 IMDB

After witnessing the murder of his parents, a young billionaire makes a solemn vow to dress up like a bat and wage a one man war on crime! But when this solitary savior realizes that "one" is the loneliest number to wage a war with, he'll set off on a musical adventure to rescue the city from the greatest super-villain of all time and find a super friend.

Starring: Joseph Walker, Lauren Lopez, Jeff Blim, Brian Holden, Nick Lang, Chris Allen, Dylan Saunders, Nico Ager, Julia Albain, Jaime Lyn Beatty ..
Directed by: Nick Lang, Matt Lang
Release date: 2012-03-22
Best Music Movies of 2012 : Linkin Park - Live At Telekom Street Gigs
50.

Linkin Park - Live At Telekom Street Gigs

3.4
9.2/10 IMDB

Linkin Park will be performing an intimate show at Admiralspalast in Berlin, Germany on June 5 as part of Telekom Street Gigs. This show will be filmed and broadcast at a future date on German TV. A VERY LIMITED number of tickets will be available for LPU members starting Tuesday, May 1 at 10AM Berlin time at LPUnderground.com. Get more info on the show at http://www.telekom-streetgigs.de/.

Starring: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Dave Farrell, Brad Delson ..
Release date: 2012-06-05

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