Top 50 underrated music movies

01.
Spice World
93 min | 1997 |
3.5 (32768 votes)
|
6.19 (198 reviews)

World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

02.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (21261 votes)
|
4.78 (246 reviews)

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

03.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9270 votes)
|
7.3 (60 reviews)

The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.

04.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.3 (14685 votes)
|
7.72 (79 reviews)

A young man leaves India to find fame and fortune in America where he unexpectedly becomes a sex guru.

05.
Swing Kids
112 min | 1993 |
6.8 (15197 votes)
|
8.88 (85 reviews)

A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the U.S. Soon, dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices, as the Nazis begin tightening their grip on...

06.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.7 (14208 votes)
|
6.62 (105 reviews)

Five years later, Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet: succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

07.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (26339 votes)
|
7.89 (174 reviews)

High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.

08.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.8 (23960 votes)
|
8.66 (111 reviews)

The true story of Selena Quintanilla, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

09.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (117861 votes)
|
8.39 (386 reviews)

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

10.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
123 min | 2020 |
6.6 (54835 votes)
|
8.33 (1006 reviews)

When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

11.
That Thing You Do!
108 min | 1996 |
6.9 (61009 votes)
|
8.6 (175 reviews)

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

12.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
114 min | 1989 |
6.8 (21315 votes)
|
8.48 (69 reviews)

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

13.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.3 (56015 votes)
|
7.97 (175 reviews)

Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.

14.
Dirty Dancing
100 min | 1987 |
7.0 (195973 votes)
|
8.67 (366 reviews)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

15.
Pump Up the Volume
102 min | 1990 |
7.2 (25672 votes)
|
8.79 (98 reviews)

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

16.
Trick
89 min | 1999 |
7.1 (8084 votes)
|
8.68 (91 reviews)

The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

17.
Beaches
123 min | 1988 |
7.0 (22725 votes)
|
8.56 (99 reviews)

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

18.
Shall We Dance?
136 min | 1996 |
7.6 (10340 votes)
|
9.14 (82 reviews)

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

19.
I Can Only Imagine
110 min | 2018 |
7.3 (13574 votes)
|
8.8 (294 reviews)

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

20.
Strictly Ballroom
94 min | 1992 |
7.2 (24488 votes)
|
8.7 (130 reviews)

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

21.
Tender Mercies
92 min | 1983 |
7.4 (9056 votes)
|
8.89 (62 reviews)

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

22.
Cool as Ice
91 min | 1991 |
2.9 (8779 votes)
|
4.39 (119 reviews)

A rapper gets stuck in a small town and falls for a local girl whose family is in witness protection.

23.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (16534 votes)
|
5.48 (887 reviews)

Recruited by the East India Company, a local thug infiltrates a troop of patriotic bandits who plan to overthrow the British regime and reclaim their independence.

24.
The Wedding Singer
97 min | 1998 |
6.8 (131570 votes)
|
8.22 (256 reviews)

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

25.
Center Stage
115 min | 2000 |
6.7 (18626 votes)
|
8.11 (140 reviews)

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

26.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (18455 votes)
|
8.09 (124 reviews)

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

27.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (100156 votes)
|
8.19 (197 reviews)

To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.

28.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13874 votes)
|
8.47 (72 reviews)

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

29.
Duets
112 min | 2000 |
6.1 (9041 votes)
|
7.41 (92 reviews)

A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

30.
Joyeux Noel
116 min | 2005 |
7.7 (27071 votes)
|
9.01 (142 reviews)

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

31.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (39219 votes)
|
8.88 (200 reviews)

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

32.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
90 min | 1985 |
6.0 (9595 votes)
|
7.26 (44 reviews)

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

33.
Bratz
110 min | 2007 |
3.1 (17517 votes)
|
4.33 (111 reviews)

During their first year of high school, four best girlfriends face off against the domineering student body President, who wants to split them up into different social cliques.

34.
The Commitments
118 min | 1991 |
7.6 (31570 votes)
|
8.82 (85 reviews)

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

35.
Footloose
107 min | 1984 |
6.6 (68081 votes)
|
7.82 (118 reviews)

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

36.
Rock 'n' Roll High School
93 min | 1979 |
6.7 (8761 votes)
|
7.91 (58 reviews)

Ramones fanatic and delinquent Riff Randell battle it out with the strict new principle of Vince Lombardi High School, Miss Togar, with help from the Ramones.

37.
Music and Lyrics
104 min | 2007 |
6.5 (95125 votes)
|
7.7 (279 reviews)

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

38.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
107 min | 1993 |
5.6 (47742 votes)
|
6.8 (69 reviews)

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

39.
Airheads
92 min | 1994 |
6.1 (45276 votes)
|
7.29 (63 reviews)

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

40.
A Mighty Wind
91 min | 2003 |
7.2 (25448 votes)
|
8.37 (195 reviews)

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

41.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
109 min | 1970 |
6.2 (9764 votes)
|
7.37 (115 reviews)

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

42.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
104 min | 1994 |
7.4 (45481 votes)
|
8.56 (116 reviews)

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

43.
Stomp the Yard
109 min | 2007 |
5.4 (21544 votes)
|
6.56 (157 reviews)

When his brother is murdered, a street dancer moves to Georgia to work his way through college. He joins a fraternity's step dancing team for a competition. Will he also get an education and the girl?

44.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
90 min | 1989 |
6.9 (108445 votes)
|
8.06 (184 reviews)

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

45.
Coal Miner's Daughter
124 min | 1980 |
7.5 (16225 votes)
|
8.65 (75 reviews)

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, the legendary country singer who rose from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and changed the sound and style of country music forever.

46.
Billy Elliot
110 min | 2000 |
7.7 (123588 votes)
|
8.83 (348 reviews)

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

47.
Up in Smoke
86 min | 1978 |
7.0 (35386 votes)
|
8.12 (78 reviews)

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

48.
School of Rock
109 min | 2003 |
7.1 (261229 votes)
|
8.22 (402 reviews)

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.

49.
Saturday Night Fever
118 min | 1977 |
6.8 (69181 votes)
|
7.92 (205 reviews)

Anxious about his future after high school, a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.

50.
Going My Way
126 min | 1944 |
7.0 (10139 votes)
|
8.11 (71 reviews)

Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Top 50 overrated music movies

01.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (77170 votes)
|
5.51 (209 reviews)

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

02.
Footloose
113 min | 2011 |
5.9 (45463 votes)
|
3.86 (101 reviews)

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

03.
The Last Days of Disco
113 min | 1998 |
6.7 (11851 votes)
|
4.93 (89 reviews)

Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

04.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (46159 votes)
|
5.53 (344 reviews)

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

05.
All Eyez on Me
139 min | 2017 |
5.8 (20547 votes)
|
4.28 (147 reviews)

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

06.
La La Land
128 min | 2016 |
8.0 (485451 votes)
|
6.49 (1734 reviews)

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

07.
Coffee and Cigarettes
95 min | 2003 |
7.1 (58688 votes)
|
5.66 (130 reviews)

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

08.
Cadillac Records
109 min | 2008 |
7.0 (19693 votes)
|
5.62 (88 reviews)

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

09.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (20156 votes)
|
4.46 (197 reviews)

This story explores love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on. It is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayan, as they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

10.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (17798 votes)
|
5.37 (73 reviews)

An egotistical saxophonist and a young lounge singer meet on VJ Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, uphill climb.

11.
Be Cool
118 min | 2005 |
5.6 (66510 votes)
|
4.31 (307 reviews)

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

12.
Song to Song
129 min | 2017 |
5.7 (17899 votes)
|
4.41 (93 reviews)

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

13.
Human Traffic
99 min | 1999 |
7.1 (22684 votes)
|
5.9 (113 reviews)

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

14.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8964 votes)
|
5.1 (62 reviews)

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

15.
Last Days
97 min | 2005 |
5.8 (21436 votes)
|
4.71 (243 reviews)

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

16.
Magic Mike XXL
115 min | 2015 |
5.6 (51006 votes)
|
4.59 (136 reviews)

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.

17.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.9 (15212 votes)
|
4.89 (173 reviews)

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

18.
Copying Beethoven
104 min | 2006 |
6.8 (12823 votes)
|
5.86 (90 reviews)

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

19.
Green Room
95 min | 2015 |
7.0 (103044 votes)
|
6.07 (302 reviews)

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

20.
I'm Not There
135 min | 2007 |
6.9 (55787 votes)
|
6.03 (222 reviews)

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

21.
Step Up Revolution
99 min | 2012 |
6.4 (53043 votes)
|
5.54 (77 reviews)

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

22.
Inside Llewyn Davis
104 min | 2013 |
7.5 (135224 votes)
|
6.69 (359 reviews)

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

23.
ARIF V 216
125 min | 2018 |
7.2 (31258 votes)
|
6.41 (44 reviews)

After 8 years, Arif's old friend 216 from planet GORA pays a visit to Earth.Together they go on a quest where they'll be visiting 60's.

24.
A Star Is Born
139 min | 1976 |
6.2 (9632 votes)
|
5.41 (83 reviews)

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

25.
The Man Who Cried
100 min | 2000 |
6.2 (13998 votes)
|
5.41 (82 reviews)

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

26.
Pirate Radio
117 min | 2009 |
7.4 (105968 votes)
|
6.61 (225 reviews)

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

27.
Youth
124 min | 2015 |
7.3 (69705 votes)
|
6.51 (161 reviews)

A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

28.
Step Up All In
112 min | 2014 |
6.0 (31914 votes)
|
5.24 (48 reviews)

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

29.
On Chesil Beach
110 min | 2017 |
6.3 (9095 votes)
|
5.56 (84 reviews)

Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

30.
Ricki and the Flash
101 min | 2015 |
5.9 (22016 votes)
|
5.17 (109 reviews)

A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

31.
The Piano Teacher
131 min | 2001 |
7.5 (53167 votes)
|
6.83 (183 reviews)

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

32.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (104847 votes)
|
6.67 (516 reviews)

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

33.
Pitch Perfect
112 min | 2012 |
7.2 (270498 votes)
|
6.58 (314 reviews)

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

34.
Metallica Through the Never
93 min | 2013 |
7.2 (16333 votes)
|
6.63 (61 reviews)

Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.

35.
Hail, Caesar!
106 min | 2016 |
6.3 (120888 votes)
|
5.73 (430 reviews)

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

36.
Ocean's 11
127 min | 1960 |
6.6 (19442 votes)
|
6.03 (96 reviews)

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

37.
Race 3
160 min | 2018 |
2.1 (26456 votes)
|
1.53 (368 reviews)

Relationships and loyalties of a criminal family planning its next big heist are tested when some shocking revelations strike them.

38.
Baby Driver
113 min | 2017 |
7.6 (419238 votes)
|
7.05 (1082 reviews)

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

39.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (315348 votes)
|
7.16 (2536 reviews)

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

40.
To Rome With Love
112 min | 2012 |
6.3 (82944 votes)
|
5.79 (160 reviews)

The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

41.
High Fidelity
113 min | 2000 |
7.5 (165061 votes)
|
7.01 (489 reviews)

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

42.
Grand Piano
90 min | 2013 |
5.9 (17140 votes)
|
5.46 (77 reviews)

A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

43.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (26473 votes)
|
5.47 (185 reviews)

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

44.
Love
84 min | 2011 |
5.5 (8451 votes)
|
5.09 (90 reviews)

A man spends years alone on a space station orbiting Earth after losing communication with Houston/Earth. Time is spent on maintenance, exercise, watching old messages and reading a journal by a soldier in the American civil war 1864.

45.
Pitch Perfect 3
93 min | 2017 |
5.8 (53359 votes)
|
5.4 (175 reviews)

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

46.
Whiplash
106 min | 2014 |
8.5 (686707 votes)
|
8.12 (1166 reviews)

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

47.
Guava Island
55 min | 2019 |
6.7 (8631 votes)
|
6.33 (83 reviews)

A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

48.
Cold War
89 min | 2018 |
7.6 (45317 votes)
|
7.24 (188 reviews)

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

49.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
108 min | 2005 |
7.3 (18534 votes)
|
6.95 (69 reviews)

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

50.
Get Him to the Greek
109 min | 2010 |
6.4 (167628 votes)
|
6.06 (197 reviews)

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.