Top 50 underrated music movies

01.
Glitter
104 min | 2001 |
2.2 (20929 votes)
|
4.75 (240 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 (31951 votes)
|
5.92 (190 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.
The Guru
94 min | 2002 |
5.4 (14420 votes)
|
7.65 (79 reviews)

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

04.
Swing Kids
112 min | 1993 |
6.8 (14797 votes)
|
8.88 (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...

05.
Who's That Girl
92 min | 1987 |
4.8 (8969 votes)
|
6.86 (54 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.

06.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.7 (22782 votes)
|
8.7 (103 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 (25481 votes)
|
7.86 (168 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.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (114358 votes)
|
8.4 (376 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.

09.
Beaches
123 min | 1988 |
6.9 (21688 votes)
|
8.66 (92 reviews)

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

10.
Staying Alive
93 min | 1983 |
4.6 (13491 votes)
|
6.33 (93 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.

11.
A Night at the Roxbury
82 min | 1998 |
6.3 (53954 votes)
|
8.0 (162 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.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
114 min | 1989 |
6.8 (20547 votes)
|
8.49 (65 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.
Dirty Dancing
100 min | 1987 |
7.0 (181114 votes)
|
8.66 (341 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.
Hart auf Sendung
102 min | 1990 |
7.2 (24795 votes)
|
8.82 (93 reviews)

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

15.
That Thing You Do!
108 min | 1996 |
6.9 (57682 votes)
|
8.52 (169 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.

16.
Cool as Ice
91 min | 1991 |
2.9 (8550 votes)
|
4.46 (115 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.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (14847 votes)
|
5.55 (871 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.

18.
Tender Mercies
92 min | 1983 |
7.4 (8632 votes)
|
8.94 (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.
Strictly Ballroom - Die gegen alle Regeln tanzen
94 min | 1992 |
7.1 (23549 votes)
|
8.62 (125 reviews)

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

20.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
90 min | 1985 |
6.0 (9235 votes)
|
7.49 (43 reviews)

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

21.
The Wedding Singer
100 min | 1998 |
6.8 (126814 votes)
|
8.25 (244 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 (10016 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 (17742 votes)
|
8.13 (133 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.
Airheads
92 min | 1994 |
6.1 (43648 votes)
|
7.49 (60 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.

25.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13078 votes)
|
8.47 (66 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.

26.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (97737 votes)
|
8.16 (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.

27.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (17982 votes)
|
8.03 (121 reviews)

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

28.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
109 min | 1970 |
6.2 (9250 votes)
|
7.52 (108 reviews)

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

29.
I Can Only Imagine
110 min | 2018 |
7.4 (12090 votes)
|
8.72 (282 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.

30.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (37485 votes)
|
8.89 (191 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.
Joyeux Noel
116 min | 2005 |
7.7 (25904 votes)
|
8.98 (138 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.

32.
Juliet, Naked
97 min | 2018 |
6.6 (13935 votes)
|
7.88 (92 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.

33.
Footloose
107 min | 1984 |
6.6 (64719 votes)
|
7.88 (99 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.

34.
Duets
112 min | 2000 |
6.1 (8868 votes)
|
7.34 (91 reviews)

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

35.
Music and Lyrics
96 min | 2007 |
6.5 (92638 votes)
|
7.74 (274 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.
Forever My Girl
108 min | 2018 |
6.7 (11615 votes)
|
7.94 (93 reviews)

After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

37.
Coal Miner's Daughter
124 min | 1980 |
7.5 (15522 votes)
|
8.73 (72 reviews)

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.

38.
The Commitments
118 min | 1991 |
7.6 (30266 votes)
|
8.8 (81 reviews)

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

39.
Quadrophenia
120 min | 1979 |
7.3 (15876 votes)
|
8.5 (76 reviews)

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

40.
La Bamba
108 min | 1987 |
6.9 (25809 votes)
|
8.09 (58 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.

41.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8340 votes)
|
7.69 (71 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.

42.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
104 min | 1994 |
7.4 (43820 votes)
|
8.58 (112 reviews)

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

43.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
90 min | 1989 |
6.9 (102666 votes)
|
8.06 (170 reviews)

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

44.
Billy Elliot
110 min | 2000 |
7.7 (117497 votes)
|
8.83 (333 reviews)

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

45.
Running on Empty
116 min | 1988 |
7.7 (12845 votes)
|
8.83 (77 reviews)

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

46.
The Dirt
107 min | 2019 |
7.0 (31119 votes)
|
8.13 (520 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.

47.
A Mighty Wind
91 min | 2003 |
7.2 (24545 votes)
|
8.33 (189 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.

48.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
107 min | 1993 |
5.6 (45278 votes)
|
6.72 (59 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.

49.
Stomp the Yard
109 min | 2007 |
5.4 (21180 votes)
|
6.52 (154 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?

50.
Saturday Night Fever
118 min | 1977 |
6.8 (65401 votes)
|
7.91 (185 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.

Top 50 overrated music movies

01.
Footloose
113 min | 2011 |
5.9 (43886 votes)
|
3.9 (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.

02.
The Piano
121 min | 1993 |
7.6 (73986 votes)
|
5.8 (204 reviews)

A mute woman is sent to 1850s 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.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (18913 votes)
|
4.13 (182 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.

04.
La La Land
128 min | 2016 |
8.0 (450164 votes)
|
6.33 (1537 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.

05.
All Eyez on Me
139 min | 2017 |
5.8 (19143 votes)
|
4.14 (143 reviews)

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

06.
The Last Days of Disco
113 min | 1998 |
6.7 (11496 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.

07.
Cadillac Records
109 min | 2008 |
7.0 (18655 votes)
|
5.43 (81 reviews)

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

08.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (32034 votes)
|
5.63 (246 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.

09.
Human Traffic
99 min | 1999 |
7.1 (22014 votes)
|
5.63 (111 reviews)

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

10.
Coffee and Cigarettes
95 min | 2003 |
7.1 (56202 votes)
|
5.63 (123 reviews)

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

11.
Be Cool
118 min | 2005 |
5.6 (65248 votes)
|
4.29 (302 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.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
6.0 (11649 votes)
|
4.69 (149 reviews)

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

13.
Song to Song
129 min | 2017 |
5.7 (16184 votes)
|
4.41 (88 reviews)

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

14.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8663 votes)
|
4.95 (60 reviews)

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

15.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (16194 votes)
|
5.45 (67 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.

16.
Last Days
97 min | 2005 |
5.8 (20907 votes)
|
4.62 (239 reviews)

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

17.
Pirate Radio
117 min | 2009 |
7.4 (103486 votes)
|
6.36 (221 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 (49210 votes)
|
4.62 (130 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 (51791 votes)
|
5.42 (73 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 (126232 votes)
|
6.63 (339 reviews)

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

21.
Pitch Perfect
112 min | 2012 |
7.2 (260865 votes)
|
6.39 (294 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.

22.
I'm Not There
135 min | 2007 |
6.9 (54479 votes)
|
6.11 (217 reviews)

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

23.
Pitch Perfect 3
93 min | 2017 |
5.8 (47820 votes)
|
5.04 (155 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.

24.
Grand Piano - Symphonie der Angst
90 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16477 votes)
|
5.16 (76 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.

25.
Green Room
95 min | 2015 |
7.0 (94184 votes)
|
6.28 (251 reviews)

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

26.
The Man Who Cried
100 min | 2000 |
6.2 (13682 votes)
|
5.48 (79 reviews)

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

27.
Step Up All In
112 min | 2014 |
6.0 (30830 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.

28.
Great Balls of Fire!
108 min | 1989 |
6.2 (14600 votes)
|
5.52 (53 reviews)

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

29.
Ricki and the Flash
101 min | 2015 |
5.9 (21281 votes)
|
5.25 (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.

30.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (102538 votes)
|
6.69 (510 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.
Youth
124 min | 2015 |
7.3 (65850 votes)
|
6.71 (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.

32.
Ocean's 11
127 min | 1960 |
6.6 (18529 votes)
|
6.02 (91 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.

33.
Baby Driver
113 min | 2017 |
7.6 (383515 votes)
|
7.03 (965 reviews)

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

34.
Metallica Through the Never
93 min | 2013 |
7.2 (15853 votes)
|
6.63 (58 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.
Race 3
160 min | 2018 |
2.1 (26456 votes)
|
1.54 (343 reviews)

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

36.
Copying Beethoven
104 min | 2006 |
6.8 (12426 votes)
|
6.25 (87 reviews)

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

37.
The Piano Teacher
131 min | 2001 |
7.5 (49337 votes)
|
6.97 (178 reviews)

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

38.
The Bodyguard
129 min | 1992 |
6.3 (110324 votes)
|
5.79 (104 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.

39.
High Fidelity
113 min | 2000 |
7.5 (160058 votes)
|
7.0 (477 reviews)

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

40.
Whiplash
106 min | 2014 |
8.5 (636860 votes)
|
8.01 (1020 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.
To Rome with Love
112 min | 2012 |
6.3 (80287 votes)
|
5.81 (154 reviews)

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

42.
Hail, Caesar!
106 min | 2016 |
6.3 (113760 votes)
|
5.84 (406 reviews)

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

43.
Get Him to the Greek
109 min | 2010 |
6.4 (162962 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.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (279375 votes)
|
7.26 (2413 reviews)

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

45.
David Brent: Life on the Road
96 min | 2016 |
6.3 (16320 votes)
|
5.88 (102 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.
Cold War
89 min | 2018 |
7.6 (37202 votes)
|
7.18 (169 reviews)

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

47.
9 Songs
71 min | 2004 |
4.8 (20557 votes)
|
4.4 (169 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.

48.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (25767 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.

49.
Love
84 min | 2011 |
5.6 (8251 votes)
|
5.22 (88 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.

50.
A Star Is Born
139 min | 1976 |
6.2 (8962 votes)
|
5.86 (72 reviews)

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