Best Music Movies of 2018

1.

Bohemian Rhapsody

7.0
8.0/10

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Lucy Boynton
Directed by: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher
Release date: 2018-10-24
2.

A Star Is Born

6.4
7.7/10

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, Rafi Gavron
Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Release date: 2018-10-03
3.

I Can Only Imagine

5.3
7.4/10

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose, Madeline Carroll
Directed by: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Release date: 2018-03-08
4.

Forever My Girl

5.1
6.7/10

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tyler Riggs
Directed by: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Release date: 2018-01-26
5.

Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour

5.0
8.2/10

Taylor Swift takes the stage in Dallas for the Reputation Stadium Tour and celebrates a monumental night of music, memories and visual magic.

Starring: Taylor Swift, Tiffany Haddish, Camilla Cabello, Charli XCX, Camila Cabello
Directed by: Paul Dugdale
Release date: 2018-12-31
6.

Juliet, Naked

4.7
6.6/10

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O'Dowd, Azhy Robertson, Lily Brazier
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Release date: 2018-08-16
7.

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

4.2
8.0/10

An in-depth and intimate portrait of Coldplay's spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet. At the heart of the story is the band's unshakeable brotherhood which has endured through many highs and lows.

Starring: Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin, Mat Whitecross
Directed by: Mat Whitecross
Release date: 2018-11-14
8.

Quincy

4.1
7.7/10

An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.

Starring: Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, John Legend
Directed by: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones
Release date: 2018-09-21
9.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

4.1
7.5/10

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Starring: M.I.A.
Directed by: Stephen Loveridge
Release date: 2018-09-21
10.

Above & Beyond: Giving Up the Day Job

4.0
9.0/10

In 2016, GRAMMY-nominated trio Above & Beyond left the electronic world behind, risking it all to go acoustic. Their new film Above & Beyond Acoustic - Giving Up The Day Job, follows the group's unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl.

Starring: Paavo Siljamäki, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, Justine Suissa, Zoë Johnston
Directed by: Myles Desenberg, Paul Dugdale
Release date: 2018-02-02
11.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

4.0
7.3/10

An unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton told through his own words and songs.

Starring: Eric Clapton
Directed by: Lili Fini Zanuck
Release date: 2018-03-30
12.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

4.0
7.8/10

The award-winning show is re-imagined as a live concert event, featuring an all-star cast of recording artists, set during the last week of Jesus' life as he deals with betrayal, love and jealousy, and told from the perspective of Judas.

Starring: John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis
Directed by: Alex Rudzinski, David Leveaux
Release date: 2018-04-01
13.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

3.9
7.6/10

Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Dan Bulla
Directed by: Steven Brill
Release date: 2018-10-23
14.

Hearts Beat Loud

3.9
6.9/10

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner
Directed by: Brett Haley
Release date: 2018-06-08
15.

Vox Lux

3.9
6.0/10

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle
Directed by: Brady Corbet
Release date: 2018-12-07
16.

Bandstand: The Broadway Musical

3.8
9.1/10

1945; as America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes! Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, forming a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.

Starring: Corey Cott, Laura Osnes, Beth Leavel
Directed by: Lorenzo Thione
Release date: 2018-06-25
17.

Muse: Drones World Tour

3.7
8.4/10

Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production the tour saw the band perform “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design and configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.

Starring: Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard, Morgan Nicholls
Directed by: Jan Willem Schram, Tom Kirk
Release date: 2018-04-12
18.

Blaze

3.7
6.7/10

A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Starring: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton, Josh Hamilton
Directed by: Ethan Hawke
Release date: 2018-08-17
19.

Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas

3.7
7.5/10
Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas
Darci Lynne Farmer and her puppet friends Petunia, Oscar, Katie and Edna perform with special musical guests, and visit Farmer's hometown.
Starring: Kristin Chenoweth, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Lonnie Chavis, Simon Cowell
Directed by: Michael Simon
Release date: 2018-12-07
20.

Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

3.7
7.8/10
Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen
CBC is proud to present a musical celebration in tribute to Leonard Cohen, the Montreal-born writer, composer, performer and man of letters.
Starring: Adam Cohen, Sting, Patrick Watson, Courtney Love, Elvis Costello
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 2018-01-03

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