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1776 (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name, 1776 is a celebration of the founding of the United States of America.
Cast: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Roy Poole, David Ford. Directed by Peter H. Hunt.
Categories:  Musical  History  Government

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20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Explores the world of backup singers that live just beyond the spotlight.
Cast: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill. Directed by Morgan Neville.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An animated version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Family

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Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hour, 57 min. 
Plot: A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
Cast: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle. Directed by Paul Crowder, and Murray Lerner.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Entertainment

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Amy (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: The story of six-time Grammy winner, Amy Winehouse.
Cast: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Yasiin Bey, Tony Bennett, Pete Doherty. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Baby Driver (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. Directed by Edgar Wright.
Categories:  Action  Musical  Organized Crime

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Beatles Anthology, The (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 14 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A visual history of the Beatles beginning in 1940 and ending with the breakup of the band at the end of the '60s.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. Directed by Neil Aspinall.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
Cast: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison. Directed by 2016.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A young woman offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner in an enchanted castle.
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Musical

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  BLu-ray/DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevans, Luke Evans. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: About Ginger Baker, the smashing drummer for Cream and Blind Faith.
Cast: Ginger Baker, Jay Bulger. Directed by Jay Bulger.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Beyond the Lights (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: The pressures of fame have a superstar singer on the edge, until she meets a young cop who helps her become the artist she was meant to be.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-raw, Danny Glover, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Categories:  Drama  Musical

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Blues Brothers, The (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Sibling musicians break every law in their effort to save the orphanage where they were raised.
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Tax

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Blues, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A film series exploring the evolution of the blues.
Cast: Various Artists. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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Bob Marley and the Wailers (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 72 min. 
Plot: The 1977 London's Rainbow Theatre performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers, also includes a documentary on the singer's life.
Cast: Bob Marley and the Wailers. Directed by Keef.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Born to be Blue (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Rennie. Directed by Robert Budreau.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Musical

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Broken Circle Breakdown, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: When an unlikely couple's daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. In Flemish with English subtitles.
Cast: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg. Directed by Felix van Groeningen.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Foreign

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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he enters the military.
Cast: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan. Directed by George Sidney.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Family

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Cabaret (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A cabaret entertainer in Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem. Directed by Bob Fosse.
Categories:  Musical  War  Drama

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Camelot (1967)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guenevere is played out amid the pageantry of Camelot.
Cast: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Lawrence Naismith. Directed by Joshua Logan.
Categories:  Musical  Politics  Domestic Relations

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Chicago (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A Chicago chorus girl in the 1920s shoots her deceptive lover and ends up on Murderess Row, where she meets a fellow musical convict.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Categories:  Musical  Advocacy  Criminal Law

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Chico & Rita (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young Cuban piano player and a beautiful singer chase their dreams from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood, and Las Vegas in 1948. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams, Renny Arozarena, Blanca Rosa Blanco. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and Fernando Trueba.
Categories:  Animation  Foreign  Musical

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Color Purple, The (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: Thirty years in the life of a black woman growing up in in the early 1900s.
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Willard Pugh, Akosua Busia. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Musical

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Corpse Bride (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  77 min. 
Plot: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Cast: Voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Animation  Drama  Musical

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Cream: Royal Albert Hall (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 130 min. 
Plot: 2005 Cream concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Musical

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Crossroads (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A kid who can make a slide guitar sing and an old pro who knows it head to a place where deals are made and legends are born.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz. Directed by Walter Hill.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Contracts

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Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 150 min. 
Plot: This is a video from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, held in June 2004. Planned extras include in-depth artist interviews, a mini-documentary, photo gallery, alternate angle, and more.
Cast: Eric Clapton, J. J. Cale, B. B. King, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Rocky Frisco, Pat Methany, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top. Directed by Ron de Moraes.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

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Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: Over 20 of the world's greatest guitarists play sidemen to each other, on one stage, for one day, to support one cause; Crossroads Centre rehab facility in Antigua.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Cray, Cheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B. B. King, John Mayer, Willie Nelson. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

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Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: Two nights at Madison Square Garden offers a variety of legendary guitarists performing a mix of sultry blues, classic rock and country jams.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck. Directed by Martin Atkins.
Categories:  Musical  Entertainment

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Crossroads: Eric Clapton Music Festival (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: A day-long concert featuring legendary musicians on June 26th, 2010 to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
Cast: Various performers. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  43 min. 
Plot: An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dreamgirls (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An African-American soul singing trio rise to the pop charts in the early 1960s.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Entertainment  Discrimination  Musical

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Eagles, The: Farewell 1 Tour, Live From Melbourne (2005)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 175 min. 
Plot: Live concert in Melbourne, Australia.
Cast: Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmidt, Glenn Frey. Directed by Carol Dodds.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

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Enchanted (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A classic fairytale collides with modern-day New York City when a fairytale princess is sent to our world by an evil queen.
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Kevin Lima.
Categories:  Animation  Musical  Romance

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Festival (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray  95 min. 
Plot: Footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966.
Cast: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger. Directed by Murray Lerner.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Entertainment

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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: A Jewish peasant contends with marrying off his three daughters.
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Musical  Family  Religion

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Frank (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A wanna-be musician discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Comedy

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Funny Girl (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early-1900s.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Biography  Musical  Debtor-Creditor

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George Harrison: Living In the Material World (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 208 min. 
Plot: Unseen photos and footage tracing the life of George Harrison.
Cast: Featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary  Musical

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Gimme Shelter (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Safety

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Grease (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A wholesome good girl and greaser renegade fall in love over the summer, and are surprised to find out that they are attending the same high school.
Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Categories:  Musical  Education

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Great American Songbook, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  174 min. 
Plot: A lively anthology of the people and events that put the music in our lives.
Cast: Judy Garland, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Herbert Stothart, Bronislau Kaper. Directed by Andrew J. Kuehn.
Categories:  Musical  History  Entertainment

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Green Room (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Discrimination

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Hairspray (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: The Corny Collins television dance show holds auditions for the chance to star in the show and through perseverance and the support of her friends and family Tracy becomes the atypical star of the show.
Cast: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah. Directed by Adam Shankman.
Categories:  Entertainment  Discrimination  Musical

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Hard Day's Night, A (1964)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 87 min. 
Plot: A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell. Directed by Richard Lester.
Categories:  Musical  Comedy

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Help! (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.
Cast: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison. Directed by Richard Lester.
Categories:  Musical  Comedy

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High Strung (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Sparks fly when a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts.
Cast: Keenan Kampa, Nicolas Galitzine, Jane Seymour. Directed by Michael Damon.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Romance

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High Time (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Widower and millionaire hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at age 51.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Education

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History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 9 hours, 38 min. 
Plot: Hundreds of interviews, classic footage and concert performances from the 1950's to the 1990's.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Ted Haimes.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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History of the Eagles (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: The story of the life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.
Cast: The Eagles. Directed by Alison Ellwood.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Biography

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I'm Still Here (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A documentary of Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Directed by Casey Affleck.
Categories:  Biography  Comedy  Musical

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot:  Portrays a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  History

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Into the Woods (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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It Might Get Loud (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians.
Cast: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Documentary on rock singer Janis Joplin, with her own words telling much of the story through a series of letters she wrote home over the years.
Cast: Interviews with musicians P!nk, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Weir, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Amy Borg.
Categories:  Documentary  Banking  Musical

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Jazz Singer, The (1927)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 88 min. B&W
Plot: The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Cantor Rosenblatt. Directed by Alan Crossland.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Religion

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Jeff Beck: Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott's (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: Live performance in SoHo London.
Cast: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Harvey Goldsmith. Directed by Stuart Watts.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

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King and I, The (1956)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 1956 min. 
Plot: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Children  International  Musical

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La La Land (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Musical

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Last Waltz, The (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A film account of the final concert of The Band.
Cast: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Musical

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Late Quartet, A (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and lust.
Cast: Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Wallace Shawn. Directed by Yaron Zilberman.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Domestic Relations

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Led Zeppelin (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 320 min. 
Plot: Live performance at the Knebworth Festival in England.
Cast: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham. Directed by Jimmy Page.
Categories:  Musical

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Little Feat: Skin It Back (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Live concert at the Grugahalle in Essen, England.
Cast: Lowell George, Bill Payne, Richie Hayward, Paul Barrere . Directed by Terry Shand.
Categories:  Musical

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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia. Directed by Frank Oz.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Comedy

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Love & Mercy (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  241 min. 
Plot: Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. By the 1980s he is under the 24-hour watch of a shady therapist.
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Bill Pohlad.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Biography

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Mamma Mia (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father so she invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Musical

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Metallica Some Kind Of Monster (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 141 min. 
Plot: An intensely intimate look at one of the biggest hard rock/heavy metal bands of all time.
Cast: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo. Directed by Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Miserables, Les (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  216 min. B&W
Plot: A Frenchman of good character has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his relentless pursuit by a policeman.
Cast: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by Joseph M. Schenk.
Categories:  Musical  Law Enforcement  Jurisprudence

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Miserables, Les (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  158 min. 
Plot: In 19th-century France, a hunted man makes a fateful decision that changes his life forever.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  History  Musical  Domestic Relations

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Monterey Pop Festival (1968)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 4 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.
Cast: The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Directed by D. A. Pennebaker.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary  History

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Moulin Rouge (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Lequizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Categories:  Musical  Employment

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Muscle Shoals (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A documentary celebrating Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Cast: Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Donna Jean Godcheaux, Rick Hall, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood. Directed by Greg .
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

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Music Man, The (1962)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  151 min. 
Plot: A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan
Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford. Directed by Morton DaCosta.
Categories:  Musical  Ethics  Comedy

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My Fair Lady (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 173 min. 
Plot: Two phonetics professor make a wager that one of them can turn a flower girl into a lady of high society.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Education  Musical  Drama

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Neil Young Journeys (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Documentary on folk rock musician Neil Young.
Cast: Neil Young. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Drama  War  Musical

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Oklahoma! (1955)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century.
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Musical  Romance  Western

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Once (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: An Irish street musician and a pianist record the soundtrack of their lives.
Cast: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová. Directed by John Carney.
Categories:  Musical  Romance  Immigration

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Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely seen and never before seen footage spanning the band's career.
Cast: Pearl Jam. Directed by Cameron Crow.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Pink Floyd In Concert: Pulse (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: Highly rated TV broadcast of 1994 London concert.
Cast: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt, Dick Parry. Directed by David Mallet.
Categories:  Musical

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Pirate Radio (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
Cast: Michael Hadley, Charlie Rowe, Lucy Fleming, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Sturridge. Directed by Richard Curtis.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Communications

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Purple Rain (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Cast: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. Directed by Albert Magnoli.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Musical

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Quadrophenia (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division.
Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Raymond Winstone. Directed by Franc Roddam.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Children

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Queen Live at Wembley Stadium (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 300 min. 
Plot: Live concert.
Cast: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Spike Edney. Directed by Garvin Taylor.
Categories:  Musical

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Red Violin, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched.
Cast: Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Greta Scacchi. Directed by Francois Girard.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Romance

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Rent (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 135 min. 
Plot: Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggle with life, love, AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Musical  Drama

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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: After a worldwide epidemic, a biotech company launches an organ-financing program, complete with a repossession clause.
Cast: Alexa Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Categories:  Musical  Medical  Property

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Rock & Roll (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 9 hours, 25 min. 
Plot: An informative and entertaining look at the world of rock and roll.
Cast: Various music artists.. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Rock Prophecies (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A documentary about rock 'n' roll photographer Robert M. Knight and his mission to find the world's best new guitar player.
Cast: Features Jeff Beck, Slash, Santana, ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa, Sick Puppies, Tyler Bryant. Directed by John Chester.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Television

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Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf. Directed by Jim Sharman.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Musical

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Rolling Stones: Shine a Light (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones.
Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy, Jack White. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Room Service/At the Circus (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. B&W
Plot: The Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord finds out that they have run out of money/A wealthy young man forsakes the fortune of his rich aunt to run the circus in which he and his sweetheart perform.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Henry Baker, Florence Rice. Directed by William A. Seiter and Edward Buzzell.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Musical

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Rudderless (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A grieving father stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics, inspiring him to form a band.
Cast: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung. Directed by William H. Macy.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Family

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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars:
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Biography

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Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert In Central Park (1982)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Live reunion of pop duo.
Cast: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, David Brown, Pete Carr. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Categories:  Musical

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Sing Street (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aiden Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Directed by John Carney.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Musical

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Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donlad O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse. Directed by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Comedy

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Singing Detective, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: From his hospital bed, an ailing pulp fiction author with a vivid imagination has hallucinations of gumshoes and hired guns.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright Penn, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody. Directed by Keith Gordon.
Categories:  Musical  Comedy  Mystery/Suspense

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Sound City (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.
Cast: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Paul McCartney. Directed by David Grohl.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Sound of Music, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 174 min. 
Plot: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower.
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Robert Haydn. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  Musical  Biography  Drama

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Sound of Noise (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A tone-deaf cop works to track down a band of renegade percussionists.
Cast: Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson. Directed by Ola Simonsson.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Criminal Law

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South Pacific (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 157 min. 
Plot: On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman.
Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr. Directed by Joshua Logan.
Categories:  Musical  War  Romance

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD ( 2 disc set) 116 min. 
Plot: The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972.
Cast: Various artists.. Directed by Paul Justman.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Star is Born, A (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Kris Kristofferson. Directed by Frank Pierson.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Romance

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  63 min. 
Plot: Live performance of a small set list in a nightclub.
Cast: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon,. Directed by Dennis Saunders.
Categories:  Musical

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Stop Making Sense (1984)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Concert film of rock group The Talking Heads.
Cast: Bernie Worell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales, Lyna Mabry, Ednah Holt. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Musical

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An exiled man sets off to rid London of the corrupt aristocracy after returning home to find his wife dead and his daughter a ward of the Judge who sent him away.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Family  Musical

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T.A.M.I. Show, The (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. B&W
Plot: Rock Spectacular featuring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s.
Cast: Chuck Berry, The Pacemakers, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, James Brown, The Rolling Stones. Directed by Steve Binder.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 239 min. 
Plot: A story that tracks the band from their Gainesville beginnings to their 30 anniversary celebration.
Cast: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Musical  History  Documentary

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U.S. vs. John Lennon, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist.
Cast: Appearances by John Lennon, Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Yoko Ono Lennon, Gore Vidal. Directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Lucky arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas and will be ready to race once he has the money to buy an engine.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair. Directed by George Sidney.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Domestic Relations

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 96 min. 
Plot: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Cast: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Margo Martindale. Directed by Jake Kasdan.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Musical

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Wattstax (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Covers a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival.
Cast: Narrator for various performers is Richard Pryor. Directed by Mel Stuart.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: The duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne fends off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.
Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Ralph Brown, Kim Basinger. Directed by Stephen Surjik .
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Musical

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We Are the Best! (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band despite not having any instruments. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv Lemoyne, Johan Liljemark. Directed by Lukas Moodysson.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Foreign

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West Side Story (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: The leader of an NYC gang falls in love with the sister of the leader of his rival gang.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  Musical  Romance

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When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A look at the rock band The Doors, with rare exclusive footage.
Cast: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison. Directed by Tom DiCillo.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Trial

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Whiplash (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A young drummer enrolls at a music conservatory where his dreams are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Cast: Performers include Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Education

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostram. Directed by Mel Stuart .
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A girl is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke. Directed by Jack Haley, Jr..
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Children

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Wrecking Crew, The (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians that provided back-up instrumentals to legendary recording artists.
Cast: Narration by Denny Tedesco. Directed by Denny Tedesco.
Categories:  Musical  Biography  History

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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison. Directed by George Dunning.
Categories:  Animation  Musical

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Yentl (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Directed by Barbra Streisand.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Musical

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Zoot Suit (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Two activist lawyers seek to free a group of Mexican-Americans convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, John Anderson, Tyne Daly, Daniel Valdez. Directed by Luis Valdez.
Categories:  Musical  Racism  Discrimination

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.