We all enjoy music, regardless of the type. The pleasure of vibrating with music, letting go, and dancing our feet away, completely immersed in the song, rhythm, and lyrics.
Music enables us to communicate and makes us feel understood. It assists us with the everyday aspects of life. How about musical films? Yes, an eargasm! Our senses are satiated by music and visual reverie.
Here are the most remarkable musical flicks; we must warn you that you may not be able to get enough of the music or the film after seeing them.
You do not need to be a Queen fan to appreciate how excellent this biographical film is. However, you're sure to enjoy the film's concert-like atmosphere and being shown alongside Queen's most fantastic tunes, from Bohemian Rhapsody to We Will Rock You. It'll help you understand who Freddie Mercury is as an artist and how Queen developed each of their musical hits. It's aesthetically gorgeous and well worth the time investment.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical musical drama film directed by Bryan Singer and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. The film chronicles Freddie Mercury's life as the main vocalist of the British rock musical group Queen, from the band's founding until their 1985 Live Aid concert at the original Wembley Stadium. Mercury is played by Rami Malek, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers also starring. Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen consulted on the film as well. Regency Enterprises, GK Films, and Queen Films produced the film distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The following is a synopsis of the plot: Queen prepares to perform at Bob Geldof's Live Aid benefit event at Wembley Stadium in 1985. Farrokh Bulsara began his career as a luggage handler at Heathrow Airport in 1970, where he resided with his parents and sister. Farrokh visits a tavern to see a performance by the band Smile. Farrokh is drawn to Mary Austin after the event and discovers she works at Biba, a boutique.
Farrokh locates drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May and learns that Tim Staffell, the band's main vocalist, has recently quit. Farrokh impresses them by offering himself as a substitute. Freddie Mercury and his rock band, Queen, gain superstardom as a result of his flawless singing talents. Despite his meteoric success, he struggles with his ego, sexuality, and a deadly illness.
Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury earned him his first Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations.
The Beatles are another amazing band that you're undoubtedly familiar with, and here's a film that makes you question what would have happened if they didn't exist at all. It's a hilarious response to that question, and the film is all about following one's ambitions and remaining true to oneself.
Yesterday is a musical romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. It is based on a Jack Barth tale. Himesh Patel appears as struggling artist Jack Malik, who becomes renowned by presenting the Beatles' tunes to the globe. Lily James, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon all feature in the film. It is named after a Beatles song of the same name.
The narrative is as follows: Jack Malik is a poor singer-songwriter from Lowestoft who performs to small audiences. Ellie Appleton, his manager and childhood friend, pushes him not to give up on his ambitions. Jack gets struck by a bus during a twelve-second global power outage. Following his recovery, he performs the Beatles' "Yesterday" for his pals. However, he soon finds that they have never heard of the Beatles and that he has been transported to another universe in which the band never formed. So Jack started playing Beatles tunes under his name.
You know a film is fantastic when Paul McCartney sneaked into a theatre to view 'Yesterday' and declared that he "liked it."
Who hasn't heard of the musical Mamma Mia? It's legendary, and its ABBA tunes make us want to dance. We can't stop ourselves from laughing and crying along with the film.
Mamma Mia! (also known as Mamma Mia! The Movie) is a 2008 American jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson, based on her book of the same name 1999 musical. The musical film is based on the songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA, with extra music created by Benny Andersson of ABBA. Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgrd, Meryl Streep, and Julie Walters star in the picture.
The story centers on a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her impending wedding, each of whom has the potential to be her father. The film was co-produced by Relativity Media, Playtone, and Littlestar Productions and was an international co-production between the United Kingdom and the United States.
The following is a synopsis of the film: Sophie Sheridan, a twenty-year-old bride-to-be on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, discloses to her bridesmaids, Ali and Lisa, that she has secretly asked three guys to her wedding without informing her mother, Donna ("Honey, Honey"). As revealed in her journal, they are the guys with whom her mother had intercourse during the 25 days before Sophie's pregnancy. Sam Carmichael, an Irish-American architect, Bill Anderson, a Swedish adventurer and author, and Harry Bright, a British financier. She wants her father to accompany her down the aisle on her wedding day and believes that she will recognize which of them is her father after spending time with them. In 2018, a sequel of Mamma Mia was released as follow-up to the original film.
Can you imagibe the Hulk and Elizabeth Bennet in the same film? It's going to be incredible, not to mention Hailee Steinfield and Adam Levine are both fantastic in the film. John Carney's 2013 musical comedy-drama film Begin Again stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Knightley portrays a singer-songwriter who is found by a failing record label executive (Ruffalo) and collaborates with him on the production of an album recorded in public spaces across New York City.
Carney created the narrative for Begin Again in 2010 following the success of his 2007 musical film Once, and enlisted Gregg Alexander to compose the majority of the film's music. Production began in July 2012 with filming in different sites across New York City on a $8 million budget. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013 and was released theatrically on June 27, 2014, in conjunction with the soundtrack's release. It has amassed a worldwide revenue of nearly $63 million and garnered mainly good reviews from reviewers. The song "Lost Stars" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and how cool is that?
The following is a synopsis of the film: Dan Mulligan, a once successful record label executive, now resides in New York City, estranged from his wife Miriam and attempting to adapt to the changing music industry. Following his dismissal, he embarks on a drinking spree that leads him to a club on the Lower East Side, where he meets Gretta James.
Gretta is a young, fiercely independent songwriter who just ended her relationship with Dave Kohl, her long-time lover and songwriting collaborator. He has an affair with a production assistant, a recently popular musician. Gretta first declines Dan's offer to contract her to his previous record label, but she reconsiders and agrees.
Dan and Gretta meet with Saul, Dan's business partner and co-founder of the record company, but he does not perceive Gretta as having the same potential as Dan, and so rejects her. Undaunted, Dan offers that they collaborate on an album, which will be recorded live during the summer in various public areas across the city.
School of Rock
This classic nostalgic film directed by Jack Black is one for the books; if you haven't seen it, you should and get ready to rock and roll!
The movie School of Rock is a 2003 comedy film directed by the one and only Richard Linklater and written by Mike White. It was produced by Scott Rudin. Jack Black, Mike White, Miranda Cosgrove , Joan Cusack, and feature Sarah Silverman in the picture. Black portrays Dewey Finn, a poor rock guitarist who is booted out of his band and then poses as a substitute teacher at a famous prep school. Dewey organizes a band of fifth-graders after observing his kids' potential and attempting to win the forthcoming Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent.
School of Rock was released by Paramount Pictures on October 3, 2003, making $131 million worldwide on a budget of $35 million. The film garnered generally favorable reviews from critics, who lauded Black's acting and wit. Until 2015, it was the biggest earning music-themed comedy of all time. A Broadway musical adaption premiered in December 2015, and a Nickelodeon television adaptation premiered on March 12, 2016.
The film's storyline is as follows: Three weeks before competing for a Battle of the Bands competition, rock band No Vacancy plays at a nightclub. Dewey Finn, the guitarist, participates in on-stage shenanigans, including a botched stage dive that brings the concert to an abrupt halt. Dewey awakens the following morning at the apartment he shares with his buddy Ned Schneebly and Ned's girlfriend, Patty Di Marco. They notify Dewey that he is behind on his rent payment and must make it up within one week or face eviction.
No Vacancy is replaced by another guitarist named Spider, which Dewey discovers while at practice when he runs into No Vacancy. In the course of selling some of his equipment in order to raise rent money, Dewey receives a phone call from Rosalie Mullins, the principal of Horace Green Preparatory School, who inquires about Ned's availability for a temporary substitute teaching position. Awaiting your response with bated breath
Music and Lyrics
Have you ever been caught yourself singing the song Way Back into Love? That is because Music Lyrics undoubtedly was responsible to the creation of that song, which you should view! This is a charming romantic comedy centered on music creation and teamwork.
Marc Lawrence directed and co-wrote Music and Lyrics, a 2007 American romantic comedy film. It follows the development of a relationship between a former pop music idol (of the fictional band PoP!, which is inspired by Wham and Duran Duran and an aspiring writer as they work together to compose a song for a reigning pop diva.
Warner Bros. began distribution of the picture on February 14, 2007. It earned mixed to good reviews from reviewers, who lauded Grant's acting and the musical sequences but criticized the film's simplicity, and made $145 million worldwide.
The following is the film's plot: An aging '80s pop singer approaches the lady who watered his plants for assistance in writing lyrics for a duet with a young pop sensation that would aid in his musical rebirth. Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up former pop star (from the group 'PoP!') who appears to be content with his "has-been" status, performing for 80s-loving fans at reunions and random locations until his manager informs him that Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), a young megastar, has asked him to write a song for called "A Way Back Into Love."
In which Alex agrees to write the song, Alex is apprehensive about composing again after two decades since his strength has always been in the music, but his ex-partner Colin has always been the one who writes the words. While his caring but professional manager encourages him to pursue other opportunities, he is informed that his music career is doomed unless he changes direction—interest in his nostalgic concerts is waning.
During a fruitless effort to write the song with a "very trendy, very edgy" lyricist, Alex learns that Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), the lady who is temporarily tending his plants, has a knack for composing lyrics. Alex, who is under a 48-hour deadline to complete the song, repeatedly requests her assistance, much to the displeasure of her elder sister Rhonda (Kristen Johnston), who is a great admirer of Alex.
The Cheetah Girls is a Disney 2003 American musical television film based on Deborah Gregory's novel series of the same name.
Galleria (Raven-Symoné), Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), Aqua (Kiely Williams), and Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan) are four teen girls in Manhattan who play as The Cheetah Girls at a children's birthday party. Chanel hurries home following the performance to inform her mother, but her mother is too distracted preparing for a date with her new Parisian lover to pay attention. Galleria returns home to her parents, who reprimand her for failing to take her mother's phone calls or walk their Bichon Frise, Toto. Meanwhile, Dorinda works at a community center as a janitor.
The girls want to become the school's first freshman to win the talent event.
The film received a lot of awards:
2004 – Nominated for Television's Best Actress (Raven-Symoné) 2004 – Nominated for Television's Best Supporting Actress (Raven-Symoné) 2004 – Nominated for Television's Best Supporting Actress (Lynn Whitfield)
2004 – Nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Direction in Children's Programming (Oz Scott)
2004 – Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Program Children's - Nominated (Lynn Whitfield)
2012 – Vision Award for Best Dramatic Performance Nominee (Lynn Whitfield)
Are you intrigued by the Burlesque scene? Then this film is for you; it is jam-packed with eargasm tunes and seductive dancing sequences that you will want to replicate.
Burlesque is a 2010 American musical film directed and written by Steven Antin. It stars Cher and Christina Aguilera and Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Dianna Agron and Tyne Stecklein. From November 2009 until March 2010, filming took place. It was released in North America on November 24, 2010.
Cher and Aguilera each contributed eight songs to the soundtrack CD, with Cher providing the remaining two. The album was released in the United States on November 22, 2010 and was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 54th ceremony. The song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," written by Diane Warren and performed by Cher, received the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, while the film was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The picture made around $91 million worldwide, with an additional $42 million in domestic video sales (DVD and Blu-ray).
The film's storyline is as follows: Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera), whose mother died when she was seven, leaves her bartending job and relocates to Los Angeles after her supervisor refuses to pay her. There she does an unsuccessful audition. She overhears music emanating from a burlesque club, where Tess (Cher) and the dancers are performing "Welcome to Burlesque." At the club's bar, she meets Jack (Cam Gigandet), a songwriter. He recommends her for an audition with Tess, but she is immediately rejected and escorted out by Sean (Stanley Tucci). Ali is hired as a waiter at a nightclub.
Ali quits her waitressing job to seek a career onstage. After failing the audition, she stumbles into a bar where she becomes a main dancer and a vocalist after a lengthy battle.
Pitch Perfect should be on your watch list if you're in the mood for a girl flick with a musical twist. Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film written and directed by Jason Moore.
Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Wanetah Walmsley, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Utkarsh Ambudkar, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks star in the ensemble film.
The narrative follows Barden University's all-girl a cappella club, The Barden Bellas, as they fight for Nationals against another college's a cappella group. Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory is a rough adaptation of Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book of the same name. Filming finished in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in December 2011.
The film had its world debut in Los Angeles on September 24, 2012 and was released in the United States on October 5, 2012. The film generally garnered favorable reviews from reviewers and became a sleeper smash, grossing more than $115 million worldwide. It is the first installment in the film series, which has two sequels: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).
Another musical film worth watching starring Elle Fanning. Max Minghella wrote and directed Teen Spirit, a 2018 musical drama film (in his directorial debut). Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, and Zlatko Buri appear in the movie. On September 7, 2018, the film made its international debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in the United States by LD Entertainment and Bleecker Street on April 12, 2019, and in the United Kingdom by Lionsgate on July 26, 2019.
Violet, a shy adolescent living in a tiny hamlet on the Isle of Wight, fantasizes about becoming a pop sensation to escape her depressing surroundings and destroyed family life. Violet enters an international singing competition with the assistance of an unusual coach, putting her ethics, skill, and ambition to the test. Violet is in the final rounds of the match as she auditions for Teen Spirit UK with the assistance of her mentor Vlad. Their relationship is put to the test when she expresses a desire for freedom, and they quarrel.
The Greatest Showman
In his directorial debut, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya appear in The Greatest Showman, a 2017 American musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey. Bill Condon and Jenny Bicks wrote the film. The film is inspired by P. T. Barnum's development of Barnum's American Museum and the lives of its main attractions. It features nine original songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The principal photography began in November 2016 in New York City. The film had its world debut onboard the RMS Queen Mary 2 on December 8, 2017. 20th Century Fox released it in the United States on December 20th and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 2017, seven months after the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus stopped operations. The film made $435 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing live-action musical of all time.
The film received criticism for its artistic license, with some critics dubbing it "faux-inspiring and shallow,", but was praised for its performances, music, visuals, and production values, earning Jackman nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. In addition, the film received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "This Is Me," was nominated for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards, and won the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Thus, the film has racked up a slew of accolades, and we're not sure why!
This is the film's gist: P. T. Barnum and his tailor father, Philo, worked for the Hallett family as children. Barnum develops feelings for Charity Hallett, the daughter of the Halletts. While Charity is in completing school, she and Barnum correspond until they reunite as adults. They ultimately marry and have two children in New York City, Caroline, and Helen. They live a simple existence; although Charity is content, Barnum yearns for more.
P T Barnum has become a global phenomenon in the realm of show business. His inventiveness and novel ideas propel him to the top of his game.
High School Musical
Another timeless classic that will have you singing and dancing along. High School Musical is a 2006 American musical television film directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Peter Barsocchini. It is the franchise's debut entry.
With a narrative that has been described as a contemporary version of Romeo Juliet by the author and several critics, High School Musical is a musical about two opposing stereotyped cliques of high school juniors. The protagonists are Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), a basketball team captain, and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a timid transfer student who excels in math and science. They audition together for main roles in their high school musical, causing discord among pupils. Despite attempts by other students to sabotage their ambitions, Troy and Gabriella want to defy peer pressure and rivalry and to encourage others along the way to not "stay to the status quo."
They must, however, contend with high school diva Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) and her identical twin brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel). Sharpay and Ryan are both plotting to ruin Troy and Gabriella's friendship and romance to land the roles in the school musical.
Principal photography for High School Musical was placed in Utah, including locations including East High School, Murray High School, and Salt Lake City. Additional footage was shot in Los Angeles. [reference required]
If you don't know it yet, In the United States, High School Musical drew 7.7 million viewers for its premiere, a record for the network. Internationally, the film has been a box office hit, with over 225 million viewers as of 2019. Likewise, the film's music was a success, reaching number one in the United States, with "Breaking Free" reaching number four. The film got mixed reviews from critics but was well welcomed by television audiences upon its initial broadcast.
Due to the film's popularity, it generated a media franchise and a series of sequels, including High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), the latter of which was released theatrically. Thus, it is the first DCOM to be followed theatrically.