Top 50 underrated music movies

01.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.3 (23096 votes)
|
4.97 (257 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.

02.
Spice World
93 min | 1997 |
3.5 (35002 votes)
|
6.17 (208 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.

03.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9773 votes)
|
7.24 (64 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 |
5.4 (14992 votes)
|
7.71 (81 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 (15886 votes)
|
8.9 (89 reviews)

A group of teens adores forbidden music in Nazi Germany just before the outbreak of World War II.

06.
Brown Sugar
109 min | 2002 |
6.5 (8886 votes)
|
8.48 (37 reviews)

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

07.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.7 (15175 votes)
|
6.66 (111 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.

08.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
123 min | 2020 |
6.5 (84321 votes)
|
8.4 (1311 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.

09.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.8 (26958 votes)
|
8.7 (121 reviews)

The true story of Selena, 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.

10.
Bratz
110 min | 2007 |
3.1 (20907 votes)
|
4.9 (118 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.

11.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (27355 votes)
|
7.77 (177 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.

12.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.2 (58403 votes)
|
7.94 (187 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.

13.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (122819 votes)
|
8.33 (398 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.

14.
Electric Dreams
95 min | 1984 |
6.5 (8495 votes)
|
8.18 (69 reviews)

An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

15.
Dirty Dancing
100 min | 1987 |
7.0 (212324 votes)
|
8.64 (408 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.

16.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (91543 votes)
|
8.03 (127 reviews)

When a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent, she ends up turning the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire, until the sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.

17.
That Thing You Do!
108 min | 1996 |
6.9 (64513 votes)
|
8.53 (189 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 their manager.

18.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
114 min | 1989 |
6.9 (22609 votes)
|
8.53 (74 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.

19.
Pump Up the Volume
102 min | 1990 |
7.2 (27248 votes)
|
8.8 (105 reviews)

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

20.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
90 min | 1985 |
6.0 (11442 votes)
|
7.56 (48 reviews)

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

21.
Cool as Ice
91 min | 1991 |
2.9 (9344 votes)
|
4.45 (124 reviews)

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

22.
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
158 min | 1994 |
7.8 (17706 votes)
|
9.34 (34 reviews)

A dreamer falls for a girl who is in love with someone else and tries to create a rift between her and the man she loves.

23.
Tender Mercies
92 min | 1983 |
7.4 (9915 votes)
|
8.92 (69 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.

24.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (16534 votes)
|
5.51 (912 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.

25.
Beaches
123 min | 1988 |
7.0 (24405 votes)
|
8.51 (113 reviews)

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

26.
House Party
100 min | 1990 |
6.5 (13783 votes)
|
7.99 (31 reviews)

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

27.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
107 min | 1993 |
5.6 (50865 votes)
|
7.05 (79 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.

28.
Trick
89 min | 1999 |
7.2 (8485 votes)
|
8.65 (96 reviews)

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

29.
Shall We Dance?
136 min | 1996 |
7.7 (10750 votes)
|
9.14 (83 reviews)

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

30.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (104961 votes)
|
8.23 (215 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.

31.
Center Stage
115 min | 2000 |
6.7 (20756 votes)
|
8.12 (142 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.

32.
High Strung
96 min | 2016 |
6.4 (8711 votes)
|
7.82 (30 reviews)

Dancer Ruby, starting at Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, meets English violinist Johnnie, playing in a subway station. Music and dance follow.

33.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
96 min | 2011 |
5.9 (8110 votes)
|
7.32 (38 reviews)

An uptight New York City lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

34.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.6 (20482 votes)
|
8.02 (132 reviews)

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

35.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (14999 votes)
|
8.51 (81 reviews)

A wanna be blues guitar virtuoso seeks a long lost song by legendary musician, Robert Johnson.

36.
La Bamba
108 min | 1987 |
6.9 (31370 votes)
|
8.3 (75 reviews)

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

37.
Strictly Ballroom
94 min | 1992 |
7.2 (25885 votes)
|
8.59 (138 reviews)

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

38.
Un Coeur en Hiver
105 min | 1992 |
7.6 (9419 votes)
|
8.97 (62 reviews)

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

39.
Secret
101 min | 2007 |
7.5 (8040 votes)
|
8.84 (37 reviews)

Ye Xiang Lun, a talented piano player is a new student at the prestigious Tamkang School. On his first day, he meets Lu Xiao Yu, a pretty girl playing a mysterious piece of music.

40.
Dance Flick
83 min | 2009 |
3.5 (12035 votes)
|
4.83 (54 reviews)

Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.

41.
The Wedding Singer
97 min | 1998 |
6.9 (139881 votes)
|
8.23 (270 reviews)

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

42.
I Can Only Imagine
110 min | 2018 |
7.4 (15075 votes)
|
8.73 (317 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.

43.
Music and Lyrics
104 min | 2007 |
6.5 (99755 votes)
|
7.78 (288 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.

44.
Joyeux Noel
116 min | 2005 |
7.7 (28485 votes)
|
8.98 (152 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.

45.
The Commitments
118 min | 1991 |
7.6 (33828 votes)
|
8.86 (91 reviews)

Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.

46.
Black Is King
85 min | 2020 |
5.7 (8343 votes)
|
6.94 (635 reviews)

Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King'.

47.
Airheads
92 min | 1994 |
6.1 (47803 votes)
|
7.31 (67 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.

48.
All About Lily Chou-Chou
146 min | 2001 |
7.5 (8321 votes)
|
8.71 (43 reviews)

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

49.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (42787 votes)
|
8.8 (220 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.

50.
A Mighty Wind
91 min | 2003 |
7.2 (26783 votes)
|
8.39 (197 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.

Top 50 overrated music movies

01.
Footloose
113 min | 2011 |
5.9 (47442 votes)
|
3.74 (116 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.

02.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (81241 votes)
|
5.68 (221 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.

03.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.0 (58140 votes)
|
5.28 (440 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.

04.
A Bigger Splash
125 min | 2015 |
6.4 (28455 votes)
|
4.8 (89 reviews)

The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

05.
Coffee and Cigarettes
95 min | 2003 |
7.1 (61151 votes)
|
5.63 (135 reviews)

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

06.
All Eyez on Me
139 min | 2017 |
5.9 (21938 votes)
|
4.44 (153 reviews)

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

07.
The Last Days of Disco
113 min | 1998 |
6.7 (12647 votes)
|
5.24 (97 reviews)

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

08.
Song to Song
129 min | 2017 |
5.7 (19855 votes)
|
4.28 (109 reviews)

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

09.
Cadillac Records
109 min | 2008 |
7.0 (20652 votes)
|
5.7 (94 reviews)

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

10.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (21938 votes)
|
4.5 (217 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.

11.
La La Land
128 min | 2016 |
8.0 (529789 votes)
|
6.71 (1938 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.

12.
Gloria Bell
102 min | 2018 |
6.3 (10337 votes)
|
5.03 (124 reviews)

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

13.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.6 (19047 votes)
|
5.33 (75 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.

14.
Be Cool
118 min | 2005 |
5.6 (68126 votes)
|
4.38 (315 reviews)

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

15.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
94 min | 2020 |
7.0 (42763 votes)
|
5.81 (385 reviews)

Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

16.
Copying Beethoven
104 min | 2006 |
6.8 (13289 votes)
|
5.65 (91 reviews)

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

17.
Last Days
97 min | 2005 |
5.8 (22129 votes)
|
4.68 (245 reviews)

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

18.
Magic Mike XXL
115 min | 2015 |
5.6 (53045 votes)
|
4.51 (145 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.

19.
Bill & Ted Face the Music
91 min | 2020 |
6.0 (38082 votes)
|
4.95 (886 reviews)

Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

20.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.8 (17054 votes)
|
4.8 (190 reviews)

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

21.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (9452 votes)
|
5.22 (69 reviews)

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

22.
Green Room
95 min | 2015 |
7.0 (112624 votes)
|
6.04 (345 reviews)

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

23.
ARIF V 216
125 min | 2018 |
7.1 (34323 votes)
|
6.19 (49 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.
I'm Not There
135 min | 2007 |
6.9 (57378 votes)
|
6.03 (230 reviews)

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

25.
Ricki and the Flash
101 min | 2015 |
5.9 (22902 votes)
|
5.06 (113 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.

26.
Step Up Revolution
99 min | 2012 |
6.4 (54789 votes)
|
5.57 (85 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.

27.
The Man Who Cried
100 min | 2000 |
6.2 (14827 votes)
|
5.38 (85 reviews)

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

28.
The Perfection
90 min | 2018 |
6.2 (38573 votes)
|
5.42 (633 reviews)

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

29.
Pirate Radio
117 min | 2009 |
7.4 (108202 votes)
|
6.64 (227 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.

30.
Youth
124 min | 2015 |
7.3 (73923 votes)
|
6.58 (167 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.

31.
Inside Llewyn Davis
104 min | 2013 |
7.5 (144815 votes)
|
6.78 (383 reviews)

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

32.
Metallica Through the Never
93 min | 2013 |
7.2 (16981 votes)
|
6.49 (63 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.

33.
Human Traffic
99 min | 1999 |
7.1 (23961 votes)
|
6.41 (116 reviews)

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

34.
Work It
93 min | 2020 |
6.1 (11004 votes)
|
5.41 (123 reviews)

When Quinn Ackerman's admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school...now she just needs to learn how to dance.

35.
On Chesil Beach
110 min | 2017 |
6.3 (10419 votes)
|
5.64 (93 reviews)

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.

36.
Student of the Year
146 min | 2012 |
5.3 (16328 votes)
|
4.65 (75 reviews)

Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.

37.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (107680 votes)
|
6.66 (535 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.

38.
9 Songs
71 min | 2004 |
4.8 (21929 votes)
|
4.19 (175 reviews)

In London, intense sexual encounters take place between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English scientist, named Matt, between attending rock concerts.

39.
High Fidelity
113 min | 2000 |
7.5 (172588 votes)
|
6.92 (509 reviews)

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

40.
In the Heights
143 min | 2021 |
7.4 (30865 votes)
|
6.83 (448 reviews)

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

41.
The Piano Teacher
131 min | 2001 |
7.5 (57344 votes)
|
6.94 (191 reviews)

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

42.
Pitch Perfect 3
93 min | 2017 |
5.8 (58825 votes)
|
5.25 (197 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.

43.
Ocean's 11
127 min | 1960 |
6.6 (21978 votes)
|
6.06 (105 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.

44.
Baby Driver
113 min | 2017 |
7.6 (469065 votes)
|
7.06 (1225 reviews)

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

45.
Hail, Caesar!
106 min | 2016 |
6.3 (127715 votes)
|
5.76 (451 reviews)

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

46.
Grand Piano
90 min | 2013 |
5.9 (17969 votes)
|
5.38 (85 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.

47.
A Star Is Born
139 min | 1976 |
6.1 (10598 votes)
|
5.59 (90 reviews)

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

48.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.6 (351481 votes)
|
7.16 (2689 reviews)

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

49.
Sid and Nancy
112 min | 1986 |
7.0 (30436 votes)
|
6.57 (116 reviews)

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

50.
We Summon the Darkness
91 min | 2019 |
5.2 (8618 votes)
|
4.78 (184 reviews)

Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls' country home for an after-party.