5 Movies Every Music Lover Must Watch!

When it comes to movies, we all have our own tastes. Some adore those weepy romances and some swear by the exploding bombs and rogue agents offered up in action movies. Movies are engrossing and engaging and no matter what our preferred genre is, we absolutely love watching these pieces of cinematic brilliance.

Here is a list that will especially delight music lovers, in fact, all those people who love the arts and are curious to know more about cultural and artistic practices in different time periods. So, if you are such a person, here are 5 movies you must watch!

Whiplash:

A powerful, electric movie, don’t be surprised if you do experience a sort of ‘whiplash’ after watching it. By delving into the teacher-student relationship, the film lets us explore the mind of an established artist and the mind of an artist who is still in the making.  It also shows us the pressure amateur artists face as they try to make it big in a competitive, cutthroat industry. The protagonists, through their actions make you pose important life questions to yourself, like how far would you go to achieve your dreams? How far would you push someone to achieve theirs? In addition to the probing plotline, there are also amazing drum solos and jazz performances to watch. So, grab that bucket of popcorn and settle in!

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8 Mile:

This movie is unsettlingly realistic as Eminem shows us what it feels like to grow up in a poverty-stricken neighbourhood. He puts on a brilliant performance as a troubled youngster who finds redemption and solace in rapping, in writing about his life and in performing in front of crowds. It also offers a peek into the not so glamourous side of Detroit, where crime and poverty abound. However, it also shows us what personal ambition and the desire to change can do, and how far it can take you in life. If you’re an aspiring musician, or artist, you’ll be moved by this movie.

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School of Rock:

Jack Black has always been this adorable plump, funny guy we love. In this movie however, although he never lets go of his rib-tickling humor, he also puts on a powerful performance that draws attention towards the way children are slowly, but surely coaxed into giving up their artistic pursuits as they grow older. It throws light on the fact that most parents are still uncomfortable with their children pursuing artistic careers and would rather they took the beaten path in this respect. Watch Jack Black play the perfect encouraging, motivating teacher who believes in the power of music and pushes his kids to pursue their musical ambitions fearlessly.

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Moulin Rouge:

This opulent film puts a lot on the table. Elaborate sets, exaggerated cinematography and a stellar cast, this film is as visually and intellectually rich as the 19th century Paris it explores. The winning point of the film however, is not the tragic but consuming romance it sets out for us, but the way in which the music of one century is used to comment on the issues of another. The film is peppered with popular songs from some iconic pop singers like Elton John, Madonna, The Beatles and Nirvana and through these unforgettable tracks, various themes are explored and highlighted. Watch this movie to witness Baz Lurhmann’s creative genius in all its glory!

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Amadeus:

A movie that deserved every one of the eight Oscars it won, Amadeus surely makes for a must watch. It is a movie that offers a truthful and powerful depiction of the life of Mozart, his successes and failures, his exceptional talent and also his personal vices. It also offers up the intriguing character of Salieri, Mozarts rival and polar opposite in every way, and his perception of this genius and his abilities. The movie is filled has a commanding background score, one that is fitted to be a part of a film that explores the life of an iconic pianist and composer. Watch this movie to know more about this iconic musician and also to enjoy some of his most popular compositions.

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Well, happy viewing friends!