Best Music Movies of 2017


Pitch Perfect 3


After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by: Trish Sie
Release date: 2017-12-20

Avicii: True Stories

Avicii: True Stories
Documentary about the arena-packing Swedish DJ, chronicling his explosive rise to fame and surprising decision to retire from live performances in 2016.
Starring: Avicii, David Guetta, Tiësto, Mike Einziger, Nile Rodgers
Directed by: Levan Tsikurishvili
Release date: 2017-10-26

Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague


A Hans Zimmer concert featuring his film music accompanied by magical lighting effects.

Starring: Hans Zimmer, Johnny Marr, Nick Glennie-Smith, Tina Guo, Guthrie Govan
Directed by: Tim Van Someren
Release date: 2017-10-01

Kiss and Cry


A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.

Starring: Sarah Fisher, Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sergio Di Zio, Zoë Belkin
Directed by: Sean Cisterna
Release date: 2017-02-10

All Eyez on Me


All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana
Directed by: Benny Boom
Release date: 2017-06-12

Descendants 2


When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula's daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen.

Starring: Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2017-07-21

Song to Song


In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 2017-03-17

Little Mix: Glory Days - The Documentary


A documentary following a year in the life of Little Mix. Shows the positives and negatives of being the worlds biggest Girlband!

Starring: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Directed by: Adam Goodall
Release date: 2017-11-24

Chasing Trane


The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Common, Bill Clinton, Carlos Santana, John Densmore
Directed by: John Scheinfeld
Release date: 2017-04-14

Whitney: Can I Be Me


The life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.

Starring: Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Robyn Crawford, John Russell Houston Jr.
Directed by: Rudi Dolezal, Nick Broomfield
Release date: 2017-04-24

Score: A Film Music Documentary


Music is an integral part of most films, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to audiences. Matt Schrader shines a spotlight on the overlooked craft of film composing, gathering many of the art form’s most influential practitioners, from Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman to Quincy Jones and Randy Newman, to uncover their creative process. Tracing key developments in the evolution of music in film, and exploring some of cinema’s most iconic soundtracks, 'Score' is an aural valentine for film lovers.

Starring: Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, James Cameron
Directed by: Matt Schrader
Release date: 2017-03-16

David Bowie: The Last Five Years


In the last five years of his life, David Bowie ended nearly a decade of silence to engage in an extraordinary burst of activity, producing two groundbreaking albums and a musical. David Bowie: The Last Five Years explores this unexpected end to a remarkable career. Made with remarkable access, Francis Whately’s documentary is a revelatory follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 documentary David Bowie: Five Years, which chronicled Bowie’s golden ‘70s and early-‘80s period.

Starring: Tony Visconti, Gail Ann Dorsey, Michael C. Hall, Donny McCaslin, Geoff MacCormack
Directed by: Francis Whately
Release date: 2017-01-07

Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution

Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution
50 years ago this week, on 1 June, 1967, an album was released that changed music history - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In this film, composer Howard Goodall explores just why this album is still seen as so innovative, so revolutionary and so influential. With the help of outtakes and studio conversations between the band, never heard before outside of Abbey Road, Howard gets under the bonnet of Sgt Pepper. He takes the music apart and reassembles it, to show us how it works - and makes surprising connections with the music of the last 1,000 years to do so.
Starring: Howard Goodall, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr
Directed by: Francis Hanly
Release date: 2017-06-03

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers


An intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a- half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness.”

Starring: Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon, Paul DeFiglia
Directed by: Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio
Release date: 2017-09-12

The Story of O.J.

The Story of O.J.
This is not the story of O. J. Simpson, but a clip by JAY-Z. An animated one, that takes inspiration on some old cartoon’s, criticizes some, and above all tells a message against racism while putting in lyric some facts about Jay life.
Release date: 2017-05-18

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World


Documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some of the greatest music legends.

Starring: Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler
Directed by: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
Release date: 2017-09-22

How to Talk to Girls at Parties


Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Ruth Wilson
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Release date: 2017-10-06

Finding Your Feet


A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair.

Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 2017-12-26

Hired Gun


A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well establish and famous bands and artists. These people may not be household names, but are still top notch performers!

Starring: Kenny Aronoff, Phil Chen, Alice Cooper, Justin Derrico, Liberty DeVitto
Directed by: Fran Strine
Release date: 2017-06-29

Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two


Let’s Play Two is a documentary film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the documentary film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers - spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship.

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament
Directed by: Danny Clinch
Release date: 2017-09-29

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