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About Music Movies

Music is an important element in almost all films, so sorting out the subtle differences between music-related genres becomes something of a semantic argument. For a film to fall into the music genre, music must be a primary focus of the movie. Whether that focus involves actual performance of the music or a broader, more conceptual musical theme is less of a crucial question.

Musicals, in which the music and songs in the film play a role in the movie's storytelling, can fit into the music genre, but the music doesn't necessarily have to be essentially a character in the film the way it is in, for example, "The Sound of Music" or "High School Musical."

The musical biopic is an example of a subgenre in which the actual performance of the music isn't necessarily the point. Music biographies may, in fact, include extensive performance sequences, but the life stories of the performers as told through dialogue and non-musical scenes is at least as important as the songs.

Sometimes, however, there's little point to a music movie beyond the performance of the music itself. Concert and performance films have long been favorites of fans of pop and rock stars ranging from Led Zeppelin to One Direction.

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Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
Moana
Moana
Sing
Sing
Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
School Dance
School Dance
Annie
Annie
School of Rock
School of Rock
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
High School Musical
High School Musical
Grease
Grease
Another Cinderella Story
Another Cinderella Story
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 2
The Fighting Temptations
The Fighting Temptations
Step Up: All In
Step Up: All In
La La Land
La La Land
Annie
Annie
Purple Rain
Purple Rain
Hairspray
Hairspray
Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
Footloose
Footloose
Hannah Montana The Movie
Hannah Montana The Movie
Drumline
Drumline
Pure Country
Pure Country
Idlewild
Idlewild
The Five Heartbeats
The Five Heartbeats
Honey 2
Honey 2
What's Love Got to Do with It
What's Love Got to Do with It
Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's Daughter
Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
Step Up
Step Up
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Newsies
Newsies
The Wiz
The Wiz
Cry Baby
Cry Baby
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Rent
Rent
Bride and Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq
Camp Rock
Camp Rock
Step Up 2: The Streets
Step Up 2: The Streets
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Why Did I Get Married?
Why Did I Get Married?
Step Up Revolution
Step Up Revolution
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us
Whiplash
Whiplash
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Strange Magic
Strange Magic
The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls 2
El Cantante
El Cantante
Honey
Honey
Happy Feet 2
Happy Feet 2
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Walk the Line
Walk the Line
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
La Bamba
La Bamba
Amadeus
Amadeus
Get On Up
Get On Up
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
Crossroads
Crossroads
Dance with Me
Dance with Me
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Joe's Apartment
Joe's Apartment
The Gospel
The Gospel
Shrek the Musical
Shrek the Musical
Sparkle
Sparkle
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Notorious
Notorious
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
Soul Men
Soul Men
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Hairspray
Hairspray
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Standing Ovation
Standing Ovation
The Runaways
The Runaways
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice
Chicago
Chicago
Streets of Fire
Streets of Fire
Honey 3: Dare to Dance
Honey 3: Dare to Dance
High Strung
High Strung
Bessie
Bessie
The Song
The Song
Begin Again
Begin Again
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