The 100 Greatest Music Films

As the Oscars loom, we salute the best of music on film, from the birth of rock’n’roll to the rebirth of Sixto Rodriguez.

The 100 Greatest Music Films

LAST YEAR’S CHOICE of Searching For Sugarman as the Oscar Academy’s Best Documentary Feature foregrounded what many in the world of MOJO have been saying for years: we are living in the Golden Age of the music-orientated film. With backing singers documentary 20 Feet From Stardom up for the same gong this time around, and the Coen brothers’ ’60s NY folk scene period drama Inside Llewyn Davis also nominated, MOJO takes the opportunity to present the 100 Music Movies that you simply have to see.

Fact and fiction, documentary and biopic, performance and satire, it’s a broad church embracing those films – like Eraserhead and Koyaanisqatsi – where revolutionary or dramatic music usage is part of the movie’s entire raison d’être.

From 1956 to 2013, from The Girl Can’t Help It to Searching For Sugarman via Dont Look Back, Purple Rain and This Is Spinal Tap – cue 100, guaranteed unforgettable, 100 per cent life-changing audio-visual experiences…

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