50 AWESOME MUSIC MOVIES

 

Some of the best pieces of cinema have been defined by music - whether they be biopics focusing on musical stars, movies starring musicians branching out or simply films with a totally killer soundtrack. There are a whole host of ways that music can make the difference between a killer or a filler film in your collection and here we celebrate them in all their glory. Remotes at the ready...

 
 
 
 

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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