Top 50 underrated music movies

01.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (21031 votes)
|
4.75 (242 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.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (9051 votes)
|
7.27 (59 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.

03.
Spice World
93 min | 1997 |
3.5 (32224 votes)
|
5.95 (193 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.

04.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.3 (14525 votes)
|
7.65 (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 (14904 votes)
|
8.87 (83 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.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.7 (23095 votes)
|
8.65 (105 reviews)

The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 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.

07.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
86 min | 2004 |
6.0 (25729 votes)
|
7.84 (172 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.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.7 (13711 votes)
|
6.53 (96 reviews)

It's five years later and 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.

09.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (115281 votes)
|
8.38 (379 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.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
114 min | 1989 |
6.8 (20769 votes)
|
8.53 (67 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.

11.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.3 (54580 votes)
|
8.03 (165 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.

12.
Beaches
123 min | 1988 |
6.9 (21957 votes)
|
8.62 (93 reviews)

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

13.
Dirty Dancing
100 min | 1987 |
7.0 (186324 votes)
|
8.67 (350 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.

14.
That Thing You Do!
108 min | 1996 |
6.9 (58835 votes)
|
8.56 (170 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.

15.
Pump Up the Volume
102 min | 1990 |
7.2 (25048 votes)
|
8.8 (95 reviews)

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

16.
Cool as Ice
91 min | 1991 |
2.9 (8616 votes)
|
4.48 (117 reviews)

A rap-oriented remake of The Wild One (1953), with heavy emphasis on the fact that Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role.

17.
Strictly Ballroom
94 min | 1992 |
7.1 (23811 votes)
|
8.65 (126 reviews)

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

18.
Tender Mercies
92 min | 1983 |
7.4 (8741 votes)
|
8.95 (60 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.

19.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (16051 votes)
|
5.54 (878 reviews)

A story about one man's love for his nation and another's love for power. An epic adventure filled with edge-of-the-seat thrills and war on the seas.

20.
I Can Only Imagine
110 min | 2018 |
7.3 (12564 votes)
|
8.78 (287 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.

21.
The Wedding Singer
97 min | 1998 |
6.8 (128218 votes)
|
8.26 (247 reviews)

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

22.
Shall We Dance?
136 min | 1996 |
7.7 (10157 votes)
|
9.15 (82 reviews)

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

23.
Center Stage
115 min | 2000 |
6.7 (17946 votes)
|
8.12 (136 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.

24.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13298 votes)
|
8.51 (67 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.

25.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (98444 votes)
|
8.18 (191 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.

26.
Airheads
92 min | 1994 |
6.1 (44215 votes)
|
7.46 (62 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.

27.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (18145 votes)
|
8.04 (122 reviews)

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

28.
Footloose
107 min | 1984 |
6.6 (65565 votes)
|
7.9 (103 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.

29.
Joyeux Noel
116 min | 2005 |
7.7 (26505 votes)
|
9.0 (139 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.

30.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (37980 votes)
|
8.89 (192 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.

31.
Duets
112 min | 2000 |
6.1 (8903 votes)
|
7.35 (91 reviews)

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

32.
The Commitments
118 min | 1991 |
7.6 (30591 votes)
|
8.84 (82 reviews)

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

33.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
90 min | 1985 |
6.0 (9316 votes)
|
7.24 (44 reviews)

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

34.
La Bamba
108 min | 1987 |
6.9 (26252 votes)
|
8.11 (61 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.

35.
Music and Lyrics
104 min | 2007 |
6.5 (93264 votes)
|
7.71 (275 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.

36.
Coal Miner's Daughter
124 min | 1980 |
7.5 (15713 votes)
|
8.71 (72 reviews)

Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.

37.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
104 min | 1994 |
7.4 (44256 votes)
|
8.6 (113 reviews)

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

38.
Juliet, Naked
97 min | 2018 |
6.6 (14884 votes)
|
7.79 (94 reviews)

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

39.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
90 min | 1989 |
6.9 (103913 votes)
|
8.09 (176 reviews)

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

40.
Quadrophenia
120 min | 1979 |
7.3 (16079 votes)
|
8.46 (76 reviews)

Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding and drugs, only to be disappointed.

41.
Stomp the Yard
109 min | 2007 |
5.4 (21278 votes)
|
6.55 (155 reviews)

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

42.
A Mighty Wind
91 min | 2003 |
7.2 (24713 votes)
|
8.34 (190 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.

43.
Going My Way
126 min | 1944 |
7.1 (9738 votes)
|
8.24 (65 reviews)

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

44.
The Dirt
107 min | 2019 |
7.0 (32990 votes)
|
8.14 (531 reviews)

Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.

45.
Billy Elliot
110 min | 2000 |
7.7 (119592 votes)
|
8.83 (340 reviews)

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

46.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8436 votes)
|
7.62 (72 reviews)

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

47.
Running on Empty
116 min | 1988 |
7.7 (13047 votes)
|
8.82 (78 reviews)

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

48.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.1 (41640 votes)
|
9.22 (315 reviews)

A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.

49.
Top Secret!
90 min | 1984 |
7.2 (56223 votes)
|
8.3 (134 reviews)

Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

50.
Music of the Heart
124 min | 1999 |
6.8 (11503 votes)
|
7.9 (86 reviews)

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Top 47 overrated music movies

01.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (74762 votes)
|
5.46 (202 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 (44265 votes)
|
3.84 (91 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 (11621 votes)
|
5.04 (88 reviews)

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

04.
All Eyez on Me
139 min | 2017 |
5.8 (19647 votes)
|
4.19 (146 reviews)

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

05.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (19191 votes)
|
4.2 (185 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.

06.
La La Land
128 min | 2016 |
8.0 (461064 votes)
|
6.41 (1588 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.
Cadillac Records
109 min | 2008 |
7.0 (18849 votes)
|
5.43 (80 reviews)

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

08.
Coffee and Cigarettes
95 min | 2003 |
7.1 (56868 votes)
|
5.61 (124 reviews)

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

09.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (37130 votes)
|
5.66 (289 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.

10.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (17047 votes)
|
5.28 (70 reviews)

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

11.
Human Traffic
99 min | 1999 |
7.1 (22199 votes)
|
5.69 (112 reviews)

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

12.
Song to Song
129 min | 2017 |
5.7 (16645 votes)
|
4.33 (88 reviews)

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

13.
Be Cool
118 min | 2005 |
5.6 (65652 votes)
|
4.29 (304 reviews)

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

14.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8745 votes)
|
4.92 (60 reviews)

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

15.
Last Days
97 min | 2005 |
5.8 (21040 votes)
|
4.65 (241 reviews)

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

16.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.9 (13128 votes)
|
4.86 (166 reviews)

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

17.
Pirate Radio
117 min | 2009 |
7.4 (104317 votes)
|
6.37 (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.

18.
Magic Mike XXL
115 min | 2015 |
5.6 (49654 votes)
|
4.6 (132 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.
Step Up Revolution
99 min | 2012 |
6.4 (52133 votes)
|
5.4 (74 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.

20.
Inside Llewyn Davis
104 min | 2013 |
7.5 (129052 votes)
|
6.61 (344 reviews)

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

21.
I'm Not There
135 min | 2007 |
6.9 (54831 votes)
|
6.05 (219 reviews)

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

22.
Green Room
95 min | 2015 |
7.0 (96872 votes)
|
6.21 (268 reviews)

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

23.
Pitch Perfect
112 min | 2012 |
7.2 (263698 votes)
|
6.45 (300 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.

24.
Ricki and the Flash
101 min | 2015 |
5.9 (21497 votes)
|
5.16 (106 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.

25.
The Man Who Cried
100 min | 2000 |
6.2 (13763 votes)
|
5.48 (79 reviews)

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

26.
Step Up All In
112 min | 2014 |
6.0 (31120 votes)
|
5.28 (47 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.

27.
Pitch Perfect 3
93 min | 2017 |
5.8 (49722 votes)
|
5.12 (164 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.

28.
Grand Piano
90 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16635 votes)
|
5.26 (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.

29.
Copying Beethoven
104 min | 2006 |
6.8 (12514 votes)
|
6.19 (88 reviews)

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

30.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (103166 votes)
|
6.7 (509 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.

31.
The Piano Teacher
131 min | 2001 |
7.5 (49337 votes)
|
6.91 (179 reviews)

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

32.
Great Balls of Fire!
108 min | 1989 |
6.2 (14737 votes)
|
5.63 (53 reviews)

The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.

33.
Race 3
160 min | 2018 |
2.1 (26456 votes)
|
1.55 (352 reviews)

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

34.
Baby Driver
113 min | 2017 |
7.6 (394041 votes)
|
7.05 (1002 reviews)

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

35.
To Rome with Love
112 min | 2012 |
6.3 (81089 votes)
|
5.78 (156 reviews)

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

36.
Ocean's 11
127 min | 1960 |
6.6 (18910 votes)
|
6.08 (93 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.
High Fidelity
113 min | 2000 |
7.5 (161264 votes)
|
6.99 (478 reviews)

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

38.
Hail, Caesar!
106 min | 2016 |
6.3 (115563 votes)
|
5.8 (414 reviews)

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

39.
Metallica Through the Never
93 min | 2013 |
7.2 (16014 votes)
|
6.72 (60 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.

40.
Whiplash
106 min | 2014 |
8.5 (652326 votes)
|
8.03 (1051 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.

41.
Youth
124 min | 2015 |
7.3 (66896 votes)
|
6.83 (154 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.

42.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (293065 votes)
|
7.23 (2466 reviews)

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

43.
Get Him to the Greek
109 min | 2010 |
6.4 (163882 votes)
|
5.95 (184 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.

44.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (25968 votes)
|
5.51 (183 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.

45.
David Brent: Life on the Road
96 min | 2016 |
6.3 (16745 votes)
|
5.92 (105 reviews)

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.

46.
Love
84 min | 2011 |
5.5 (8367 votes)
|
5.14 (89 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.

47.
The Bodyguard
129 min | 1992 |
6.3 (111859 votes)
|
5.98 (105 reviews)

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.