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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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Sing
Sing
Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2
School Dance
School Dance
Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL
High School Musical
High School Musical
Annie
Annie
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Another Cinderella Story
Another Cinderella Story
Hairspray
Hairspray
School of Rock
School of Rock
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 2
Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise
The Wiz
The Wiz
La La Land
Mary Poppins
Les Miserables
Footloose
Cadillac Records
Step Up Revolution
Annie
The Fighting Temptations
Drumline
Hannah Montana The Movie
One Direction: This Is Us
Purple Rain
Coal Miner's Daughter
Camp Rock
Into the Woods
Raise Your Voice
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
Fiddler on the Roof
Standing Ovation
Idlewild
Step Up: All In
Whiplash
Honey 2
Chi-Raq
Why Did I Get Married?
Stomp the Yard
Step Up 2: The Streets
Pure Country
Streets of Fire
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Sparkle
Rock of Ages
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
The Five Heartbeats
La Bamba
Cry Baby
The Blues Brothers
Honey 3: Dare to Dance
Notorious
Billy Elliot
El Cantante
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Annie: A Royal Adventure
The Cheetah Girls 2
What's Love Got to Do with It
Rent
Jem and the Holograms
Footloose
West Side Story
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Sister Act
Saturday Night Fever
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Xanadu
Honeysuckle Rose
Center Stage
Soul Men
Tini: The New Life of Violetta
Joe's Apartment
Moulin Rouge
Spice World
Walk the Line
Get On Up
Strange Magic
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Crossroads
Bride and Prejudice
Shrek the Musical
Honey
Newsies
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Bodyguard
Justin Bieber's Believe
The Music Man
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Grease: Live
Ricki and the Flash
Cool as Ice
The Prince of Egypt
Brigadoon
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