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(February 16, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Iím a big fan of music. Iíll admit I prefer some kinds to others, but I really like music when it blends well with another favorite of mine Ė movies. Musicals are great, but they arenít what Iím talking about here. Iím talking about real movies with music central to the plot Ė not just the soundtrack. Here are my top five music movies:

#5 That Thing You Do

Set in the 1960s, a small band from Pennsylvania has a single that hits the national charts. The band travels across the country along with the lead singerís girlfriend (Liv Tyler) and their manager (Tom Hanks) to perform and gain more publicity as they prepare to cut the rest of the album. Unfortunately, they arenít known as one-hit-wonders for no reason. This movie seems like a comedy at first, but then settles nicely into a real drama. Itís not too heavy, but it does make you think.

#4 Almost Famous

This time, in the 1970s, a high school boy is offered an opportunity to travel with an up-and-coming band across the country. William, the main character, is supposed to be interviewing the band, but is really learning far more about life, love and the music industry. Kate Hudson is Penny Lane who is the token groupie, but her connection with William is part of what makes the movie so good. There is plenty of drama and a few laughs to go along with it.

#3 High Fidelity

If youíre old enough to endure the language and you like obscure music, youíll love High Fidelity. Rob, played by John Cusack, is in the middle of a nasty break-up. He makes a list of the top five break-ups heís had and walks you through them one by one. All the time heís running his record shop, dealing with his crazy employees (including Jack Black!) and trying to decide how heís going to handle the current ex-girlfriend situation.

#2 Walk the Line?

As a fan of classical country, I love Walk the Line. The movie is biographical and tells the story of Johnny Cash from childhood through his stardom. Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny and Reese Witherspoon plays June Carter, who eventually becomes June Carter-Cash. The fact that this is the real account of one of the biggest music legendís real life makes this movie especially fascinating. Johnny Carter actually wrote book that was adapted to the movie, so all the pieces, including his time with Elvis and his drug addiction, are real. The music certainly isnít shabby either.

#1 School of Rock

This is one of Jack Blackís greatest films. Not only is the movie family friendly, it ROCKS! Jack Black plays a struggling musician who pretends to be someone else in order to take a job as a substitute teacher to earn some extra cash. Jack teaches his pupils almost nothing about academic matters, but plenty about rock and roll. Full of great one liners and just plain funny, School of Rock is easily my #1 Music Movie.


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dorkyblonde

21/Female
Richland, NE
Posted On: November 22, 2008
I like the song walk the line a little, but i really prefere different music like pop and rap
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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 13, 2008
i LUV walk the line it ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ic on6: :icon 14:
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xoxoroxxybabex

20/Female
West Covina, CA
Posted On: March 2, 2008
Hi yesenia is me wendy i just want to say hi and what up i love u
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xoxoroxxybabex

20/Female
West Covina, CA
Posted On: March 2, 2008
i think this is very cool
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denim_girl_101

35/Female
Cleveland, GA
Posted On: February 23, 2008
i agree with clarketz_x. labrinth is absolutely AMAZING! I love that movie. :cheer :
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arabamericansw

21/Female
Japan
Posted On: February 21, 2008
Not bad choices. I think School of Rock is my favorite too!!!
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SourLemons____

106/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: February 20, 2008
does anyone like the band Millionaires?
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belladoggy

21/Female
Palatine, IL
Posted On: February 19, 2008
Why won't it let me post?? I'm not doing anything...wrong...anyway, I was saying to the person below me that at least two of the movies are comedies.
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: February 19, 2008
i hated all of the movies u choose i guess cuz i dnt like music movies im more bout comedy
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my_boy_jet

107/Female
Weston, MO
Posted On: February 19, 2008
clarketz, Labyrinth is the bomb. I'd kill for that soundtrack. xD Although it's not really focusing on music, it's only highlighted by Bowie's songs. And some killer instrumentals, courtesy of another Jones.

I'd also kill for a copy. I lost mine several months ago. It's almost depressing.
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belladoggy

21/Female
Palatine, IL
Posted On: February 18, 2008
I love That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks is my Mom's celeb crush. It's such a fun movie though. And school of Rock was fun. I'm a drummer/percussionist. I love music.
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Jenny181

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: February 18, 2008
Sorry about the one below clicked the button by mistake



I old cartoon movies for music as corny as they are
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Jenny181

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: February 18, 2008
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CRIMESCENE_

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: February 18, 2008
Oh, and Jess: If you ever come back to read this again after the 'Typo' comment, can you please make it so that we can put our text bold, italics and so on? :]
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CRIMESCENE_

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: February 18, 2008
I hated School of Rock, and I've never actually heard of any others up there. But I am SO glad you didn't put up High School Musical! I would have died...

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