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.


Controversial Ondi Timoner documentary Dig! tracks the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols over seven years.

Labelled by Newcombe as unfair and “at best a series of punch-ups and mishaps taken out of context”, the film charts the pair's fascinating rivalry - starting from similar backgrounds, the two musicians diverge further and further, Newcombe fading into anguished obscurity while Taylor finds fame and fortune. The resulting tension makes for compelling - yet often painful - viewing.

Best music moment: Courtney's 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth' and Anton's 'Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth' - what better way to argue than by the medium of song?
Abby Tayleure

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