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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.


From the opening mud squelches onwards this documentary does what all great docs do – makes you wish you were right there in the thick of it.

Composed by Julien ‘Filth And The Fury’ Temple from live footage, interviews and stuff sent in by punters, it’s the ultimate postcard from the world’s greatest festival. It doesn’t claim to cover the sprawling bender in minute detail, rather offers a snapshot of the experience.

Best music moment: Re-arranging the tracks via the interactive options to create your own perfect setlit featuring Paul McCartney, The White Stripes and The Killers.

Tim Chester

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