This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
The top Music Documentaries, as rated by the website www.rateyourmusic.com
Missing (not on icheckmovies/IMDB):
Feature films that credit Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer as their composer.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) is not included because he was not credited.
Philip Brophy's book provides a soundmap to a hundred films that engage the ears. Covering titles as diverse as "Way of the Dragon" and "Apocalypse Now," "Le Samourai" and "Stalker," "Angel Dust" and "Citizen Kane," each entry outlines the film's distinctive contribution to the hitherto underexplored world of sound and music in cinema.
This Essential List of 101 Great Film Score Milestones (in chronological order) from 1933-2001 was compiled by John Caps in the November-December 2003 issue of Film Comment magazine in an article titled "Soundtracks 101 – Essential Movie Music: A Listener's Guide." The article also provided a brief history of film music in the introduction and further details on each of the choices.
Facts and Commentary About the List:
•The list was created to mark the 70th anniversary of the film score in 2003.
• The list consisted of composed instrumental film scores (whether symphonic or electronic, classical or pop in style), not film musicals or song scores, from American and British films (English-language films).
•These were films from the talkie era onwards (and recognizing that silent films were never silent).
•The quality of a film often has nothing to do with the rating of its film score, e.g., Taras Bulba (1962, Waxman).
•According to the author, the list was "representative rather than exhaustive; all of the scores in the list "contribute something memorable, something personal, to their films - and communicate one step further to us as music."
•Predictably, one-fourth of the list was taken by the six giants of the Golden Age (Steiner, Waxman, Korngold, Newman, Rozsa, Herrmann). Yet the author also recognized some of the great, but seemingly forgotten, figures of the recent past: Laurence Rosenthal, Richard Rodney Bennett, Dave Grusin, David Shire, and Basil Poledouris.
MOJO's 100 greatest music films, as presented in issue #233 (April 2013). Play them loud (some of them, anyway)! The list was presented chronologically, and the original order has been preserved for this version as well.
1987's "Muddy Track", directed by Bernard Shakey, a.k.a. Neil Young, is still missing, as I can't seem to trace it in the database. Hit me up if you spot it!
The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. Suggestions of other films with this in it are welcome.
To celebrate the launch of NME.COM/movies we've put together our pick of the greatest music films ever made.
And we're not just talking about rockumentaries and biopics – this list also encompasses any movie that is defined by its soundtrack. These are films for music fans to love.
Hence you'll find Trainspotting rubbing shoulders with Control, Almost Famous celebrated alongside Meeting People Is Easy.
Published April 2016
The key to a great musical accompaniment in a film is imperceptibility. When a song is so perfect for a movie moment, audiences won’t even notice it until the scene has already begun. The fit is intuitive. But listening back to a soundtrack after seeing a movie immediately can create a different experience. The melodies and lyrics conjure visual memories from those other stories. Sometimes, though, a soundtrack stands on its own, independent of the film that united those individual tracks. Whatever the situation, movie soundtracks offer essential cultural contributions to both movies and music, and we’ve rounded up the 50 best of all time.
From Wagner to Elvis, a multitude of musicians have stepped out of the studio and on to the big screen – often, it must be said, to disastrous effect. But sometimes the union of sound and vision produces magical movies and, to prove it, the film and music teams of The Time Out London joined forces to find the 50 best ever.
CAKE are an alternative/pop/rock/country/everything band from Sacramento, CA known for their hits "The Distance," "Rock'n'Roll Lifestyle," "Never There" and "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," among others. They are also renowned for the knack of not just covering, but redefining and - arguably - improving upon a wide variety of well-established songs with their unique style, including Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and The Muppets song "Mahna Mahna."
Filmmakers have taken note of CAKE's one-of-a-kind sound and have featured many of their songs in movies and television episodes. In WALTZ WITH BASHIR's case, there is actually a cover of an original CAKE song, which is a welcome and unusual occurance.
All the films featured on 'Pop Star Movie Club,' the comedy podcast discussing films featuring popstars from the J-Lo to the J-No. Episodes at https://soundcloud.com/popstarmovieclub
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores is a list of the top 25 film scores in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute in 2005.