Best Music Movies of 2015

1.

Straight Outta Compton

6.4
7.9/10

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 2015-08-13
2.

Amy

5.6
7.8/10

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

Starring: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett, Pete Doherty, Blake Fielder
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Release date: 2015-07-03
3.

Pitch Perfect 2

5.5
6.4/10

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an international competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin
Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
Release date: 2015-05-07
4.

Cobain: Montage of Heck

5.4
7.5/10

The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana.

Starring: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic
Directed by: Brett Morgen
Release date: 2015-03-23
5.

Love & Mercy

5.3
7.4/10

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Kenny Wormald
Directed by: Bill Pohlad
Release date: 2015-05-29
6.

Soaked in Bleach

5.3
7.5/10

Twenty years ago, Kurt Cobain was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The world was told it was a suicide, but evidence would lead many people to believe it might be otherwise. The film investigates the possibilities that exist that Kurt Cobain's death might not have been a suicide, that the Seattle Police Department rushed their verdict, and the global media perpetuated lies and misinformation fed to them by Courtney Love that created the belief in many that Cobain killed himself—but when revealed to be lies—lead many to now question what happened.

Starring: Kurt Cobain, Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Kurt Loder
Directed by: Benjamin Statler
Release date: 2015-06-09
7.

We Are Your Friends

5.1
6.2/10

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Starring: Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, Nick Rotteveel, Alessandro Lindblad
Directed by: Max Joseph
Release date: 2015-08-26
8.

Danny Collins

5.0
7.0/10

An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer
Directed by: Dan Fogelman
Release date: 2015-03-19
9.

Deathgasm

4.5
6.3/10

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley, Delaney Tabron, Colin Moy
Directed by: Jason Lei Howden
Release date: 2015-08-28
10.

Born to Be Blue

4.4
6.9/10

Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen McHattie, Janet-Laine Green
Directed by: Robert Budreau
Release date: 2015-09-13
11.

Ricki and the Flash

4.3
5.9/10

Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan, Audra McDonald
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2015-07-10
12.

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin

4.2
7.9/10
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin
Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. B-Movie is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, in a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. Where it was not about long-term success, but about living for the moment - the here and now.
Starring: Mark Reeder, Gudrun Gut, Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Tilda Swinton
Directed by: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck
Release date: 2015-02-05
13.

Miles Ahead

4.2
6.4/10

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Starring: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lakeith Stanfield
Directed by: Don Cheadle
Release date: 2015-10-10
14.

Junun

3.9
7.4/10

Paul Thomas Anderson joined his close friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan in northwest India, where they were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and he brought his camera with him. Their destination was the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, where Greenwood was recording an album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and an amazing group of musicians.

Starring: Shye Ben Tzur, Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Gufran Ali, Shazib Ali, Sabir Bamami
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2015-10-09
15.

Strange Magic

3.9
5.8/10

A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.

Starring: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Meredith Anne Bull, Sam Palladio
Directed by: Gary Rydstrom
Release date: 2015-01-23
16.

A Very Murray Christmas

3.9
5.5/10

Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.

Starring: Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 2015-12-04
17.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

3.9
7.4/10

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Starring: Janis Joplin, Cat Power, D.A. Pennebaker, Dick Cavett, Peter Albin
Directed by: Amy Berg
Release date: 2015-09-09
18.

Daft Punk Unchained

3.8
7.3/10

Daft Punk Unchained is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk, the duo with 12 million albums sold worldwide and seven Grammy Awards. Throughout their career Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have always resisted compromise and the established codes of show business. They have remained determined to maintain control of every link in the chain of their creative process. In the era of globalisation and social networks, they rarely speak in public and neither do they show their faces on TV. This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom.

Starring: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Michel Gondry
Directed by: Hervé Martin-Delpierre
Release date: 2015-06-24
19.

Adele: Live in New York City

3.7
8.6/10
Adele: Live in New York City
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele performs a special one-night only concert in New York at Radio City Music Hall. This extraordinary performance marks the artist's first concert in the U.S. since fall 2011 and her largest show to date in New York. Adele recently released her highly anticipated new album, 25. The album's first single, "Hello," shot to the top of charts around the globe upon release on October 23. The video for "Hello" was also released on October 23 and amassed over 146 million views in just one week. "Adele Live in New York City" is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins, and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.
Starring: Adele
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Release date: 2015-12-14
20.

Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live

3.6
8.8/10

Taylor delivers the concert event of the year. Filmed at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in front of 76,000 fans, The 1989 World Tour - Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop star in the world. Filled with great music, an electrifying stage show, and superstar guest appearances, the concert film is only on Apple Music.

Starring: Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Release date: 2015-12-20

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