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50 AWESOME MUSIC MOVIES

 

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.

 
 
 
 

Released five years after Joe Strummer's death, Julien Temple's nuanced tribute to the much-loved Clash man featured some unexpected talking-head contributions (Johnny Depp, John Cusack) as well as some all-too expected ones (Bobby Gillespie, Bono).

Admirably, Temple makes no attempt to sugar-coat Strummer's various contradictions and hypocrisies - this is an affectionate documentary, but not an uncritical one.
Best music moment: There's some great archive footage early on, of Strummer laying down vocals, a capella, for 'White Riot'.

Luke Lewis

 
 
 
 
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