Movies are windows that give you a glimpse into some of the most heartwarming experiences you can ever have. If you are someone who loves music then a great musical movie can really turn your day around. Movies with music as their theme, make you come a step closer to understanding your icons and sometimes just music in general. This weekend, give yourself a little lyrical treat and enjoy these great musical delights.
The story of August Rush is one of the most simple yet powerful musical narratives a movie can tell. A boy is born to two musicians, Lyla and Louis, but ends up in an orphanage. He hears music in everything, and it is this music, that makes him believe that his parents are alive and calling out to him. As the movie unfolds, August’s musical gift only grows and blossoms into a remarkable talent that sets him apart from others. It’s a tale of how a boy discovers life and eventually his parents through music.
Sound of Music
One of the most popular movie musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. The movie chronicles the journey of Maria who wants to be a nun and is sent to a family with 7 children who are reformed by Maria by her love for music. The movie is one of the most powerful examples of how music can remove hatred and make even the most hard hearted people beautiful and in tune with humanity.
While not a huge box office success, this movie was easily was one of the most adored movies by Jim Morrison fans. Oliver Stone’s biopic of the beloved 70s’ band captured the enigma that Jim Morrison was. Val Kilmer was astoundingly brilliant in his portrayal of Morrison. The movie captured Morrison’s “aura, energy and stage presence perfectly while also nailing his singing voice.”
This movie is a poignant tale of Prince’s life and cemented the icon’s status as a superstar. Prince cast a spell with his beautiful and triumphant blend of music and story. The story was a song and the songs spoke a story, and not surprisingly Prince won an Oscar for the film’s music ( and a classic double Grammy on the Purple Rain album).
A Hard Day’s Night
Chronicling the most loved Beatles and shot at a time when the Beatlemania was at its zenith. The movie is funny and all the Beatles shone in the movie. The movie wasn’t just another way to cash but also helped create many careers including that of the much loved Scooby Dooby Doo cartoon. Not to forget how majorly it influenced the teeming million fans and future rock stars, movie stars, filmmakers and comedians.
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t” and these movies know exactly how.