These Are The 20 Best Movies About Music

Jackson Sawa | August 23, 2018 9:53 pm

Since music plays such a crucial role in movies, why not make a movie about music? Whether it’s a comedy, fiction, or biopic, film is a great way to teach audiences about the music industry or particular musicians that people might not already know. From School of Rock to The Phantom of the Opera, these are some of the best movies that have ever been made about music.

Almost Famous Made Everyone Want To Be A Music Journalist

DreamWorks Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures

Released in 2,000, Almost Famous tells the story of a young music journalist. He finds himself writing forRolling Stone as he experiences life on tour with a rock band at way too young of an age. The film is semi-autobiographical, as director Cameron Crowe was just a teenager when he began writing for Rolling Stone as well.

Crowe’s experiences while touring with bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Lynard Skynard, and more, provide the basis for the situations William Miller encounters, the fictional star of the film. Although the movie did terribly at the box office, it was nominated for four Academy Awards and has grown to become a cult classic.