Best Music Movies of 2016

1.

Sing Street

6.5
8.0/10

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2016-03-11
2.

Bo Burnham: Make Happy

5.2
8.4/10

Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.

Starring: Bo Burnham
Directed by: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer
Release date: 2016-06-03
3.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

4.9
7.8/10

The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Larry Kane
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2016-09-15
4.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

4.9
6.7/10

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.

Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
Release date: 2016-06-03
5.

David Brent: Life on the Road

4.5
6.3/10

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Rebecca Gethings, Jo Hartley, Andrew Brooke
Directed by: Ricky Gervais
Release date: 2016-08-19
6.

Lemonade

4.4
8.2/10

The second "visual album" (a collection of short films) by Beyoncé, this time around she takes a piercing look at racial issues and feminist concepts through a sexualized, satirical, and solemn tone.

Starring: Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, Serena Williams, Zendaya, Quvenzhané Wallis
Directed by: Kahlil Joseph, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Melina Matsoukas, Mark Romanek, Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles
Release date: 2016-04-23
7.

High Strung

4.4
6.5/10

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

Starring: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Sonoya Mizuno, Paul Freeman
Directed by: Michael Damian
Release date: 2016-04-08
8.

One More Time with Feeling

4.3
8.3/10

Documents the writing, recording and performing of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree.

Starring: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Earl Cave, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Release date: 2016-09-08
9.

Supersonic

4.2
7.9/10

From award-winning director Mat Whitecross and featuring extensive unseen archive footage, Supersonic charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just three short years. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed, and features candid new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher, their mother, and members of the band and road crew.

Starring: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul Gallagher, Peggy Gallagher
Directed by: Mat Whitecross
Release date: 2016-10-02
10.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

4.1
7.9/10

For Justin Timberlake it's the final two dates of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Surrounded by the 25 band members of The Tennessee Kids and featuring show-stopping performances from one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade, the film is a culmination of the singer’s 134 shows and 2 years on the road.

Starring: Justin Timberlake
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2016-09-13
11.

Billy Yeager The Ineffable Enigma

4.1
8.3/10
Billy Yeager The Ineffable Enigma
Billy Yeager is a musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker, activist, humanitarian and an all around living breathing performance artist. He has written and recorded over 2600 songs, produced 6 films and been discovered many times by several well known artists, yet most of his works are extremely hard to find and are considered to be very valuable by serious collectors, but if it can't change the world, the artist wants no part of it. Turning his back on the music and film industries, Yeager retreats into the desert to make his films and create his music.
Starring: Billy Yeager, Bruce Hornsby, Rod Stewart, RK Devonshire, Ton Haak
Release date: 2016-07-30
12.

Rock Dog

3.9
5.9/10

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Starring: Luke Wilson, J.K. Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott
Directed by: Ash Brannon
Release date: 2016-07-08
13.

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

3.8
7.4/10
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Director Spike Lee chronicles Michael Jackson's early rise to fame.
Starring: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Rosie Perez, Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2016-02-06
14.

Gimme Danger

3.7
7.2/10

No other band in rock'n'roll history has rivaled The Stooges' combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of a frontman who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud all rolled into one. There is no precedent for The Stooges, while those inspired by them are now legion. The film will present the context of their emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relate their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.

Starring: Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson, Dave Alexander
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2016-10-28
15.

Spidarlings

3.6
6.0/10

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Starring: Lloyd Kaufman, Rusty Goffe, Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, June Brown
Directed by: Salem Kapsaski
Release date: 2016-10-31
16.

Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

3.6
8.7/10
Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression album, a collaboration with co-writer and producer Joshua Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, is his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful album for many years. On May 13, 2016, Iggy Pop brought his Post Pop Depression live show to London's revered Royal Albert Hall and almost tore the roof off! With a backing band including Joshua Homme and Dean Fertita from Queens Of The Stone Age and Matt Helders from the Arctic Monkeys, Iggy delivered a set focused almost entirely on the new album plus his two classic David Bowie collaboration albums from 1977, The Idiot and Lust For Life. Fans and critics alike raved about the performance and this will definitely be remembered as one of Iggy Pop's finest concerts.
Starring: Iggy Pop, Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita, Matthew Helders, Troy Van Leeuwen
Directed by: Nick Wickham
Release date: 2016-10-21
17.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6

3.6
8.6/10
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6
The strange items that have come over to their house over the past dozen encounters has managed to tear the group apart, but one of them finds much more than you'd or any theorists think.
Directed by: Becky Sloan, Joseph Pelling
Release date: 2016-06-19
18.

We are Twisted Fucking Sister!

3.5
7.1/10

In 1984, American heavy metal band Twisted Sister became a global sensation. For 30 years, they been synonymous with hairspray, women's clothing and tasteless album covers. Until now. Ten years ago, director Andrew Horn was granted access to the archives of Twisted Sister founder Jay French and in We are Twisted fucking Sister he explores the decade that preceded their breakthrough.

Starring: Dee Snider, Jay Jay French
Directed by: Andrew Horn
Release date: 2016-02-19
19.

XOXO

3.5
5.3/10

XOXO follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.

Starring: Sarah Hyland, Hayley Kiyoko, Chris D'Elia, Graham Phillips, LaMonica Garrett
Directed by: Christopher Louie
Release date: 2016-08-26
20.

Def Leppard: And There Will Be a Next Time - Live from Detroit

3.5
8.9/10
Def Leppard: And There Will Be a Next Time - Live from Detroit
As the sun began to set over a frenzied Detroit crowd, Def Leppard hits the stage in this mind-blowing audio and visual extravaganza that will change your concept of what a rock concert ...
Starring: Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell
Release date: 2016-07-15

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