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.
So please, take your seat and grab an oversize tub of popcorn as we count down the 50 best music movies ever to grace the big screen.
What have we missed? Should 8 Mile be higher than 30 Century Man? Have your say now here.
As celebratory as it is comical, 24 Hour Party People bows at the altar of Manchester’s legendary, pioneering indie scene – while never being afraid to add a mischievous dash of the surreal to liven up proceedings.
It’s this irrepressible comedy charm that carries the movie as it tracks the rise and fall of Factory Records, taking in the birth of punk and the explosion of club culture. It’s genuinely funny: Steve Coogan’s hilarious turn as Tony Wilson sees him crash a hang-glider and talk to God; Happy Mondays giddily poison 3,000 pigeons; Joy Division’s drummer is dispatched to play on the studio roof by their irascible producer.
Add to those cartoon-esque capers some of the most spine-tinglingly great music ever made, complimented by cameos from the artists involved, and Director Michael Winterbottom’s masterpiece is a thoroughly British piece of perfection.
Best music moment: "The Gig That Changed The World": Sex Pistols play to 42 people in Manchester in 1976, sparking the punk revolution.