Songwriting Movies, Movies about Songwriting

Here we've displayed a list of the best Songwriting films : Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony(2002), The Sweatbox(2002), Latter Days(2004), Three Little Words(1950), The Girl Can't Help It(1956), A Boy Called Sailboat(2018), The Possibilities Are Endless(2014), Words and Music(1948), Shine On, Harvest Moon(1944), Tin Pan Alley(1940), Till the Clouds Roll By(1946), My Wild Irish Rose(1947) ... ...

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Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

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The Sweatbox

Sting's wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor's New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.

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Latter Days

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

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Three Little Words

The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

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The Girl Can't Help It

A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

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A Boy Called Sailboat

A Hispanic family find hope in their extraordinary son named Sailboat when a personal gesture awakens a global desire. Armed with a "little guitar", Sailboat leads an offbeat cast into the miraculous story of the greatest secret never told.

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The Possibilities Are Endless

Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? For Edwyn Collins, 'The Possibilities Are Endless'.

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Words and Music

Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

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Shine On, Harvest Moon

Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

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Tin Pan Alley

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

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Till the Clouds Roll By

Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Unable to find immediate success in the U.S., Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva Leale (Dorothy Patrick).

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My Wild Irish Rose

The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his... See full summary »

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My Gal Sal

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

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Harmony Lane

The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.

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Bring Your Smile Along

Nancy Willows (Constance Towers), pretty blonde high school teacher, writes song lyrics which spark the careers of struggling young pianist-composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle')and ... See full summary »

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Face the Music

Lisa and Charlie Hunter, a divorced couple and former song writing team, spend a weekend in the French countryside in order to write one last song together. But Charlie's fiancée isn't too ... See full summary »

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

The world-famous singing preteen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

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Can't Stop the Music

A pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

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Eric Fane is a composer unwilling to compromise his dream for a steady job back home in the United States.

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And Punching the Clown

Asked by a producer (J.K. Simmons) to star in a reality TV show, comic Henry Phillips must decide whether his ultimate legacy will be telling jokes or becoming the butt of one.

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The Swell Season

Oscar-winning musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová embark on a world tour, but the pressures of touring and performing threaten their offstage romantic relationship.

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Outlaw Blues

When a country-western singer steals his song, an ex-con tries desperately to retrieve his recording rights.

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I'll See You in My Dreams

Songwriter Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) and his wife (Doris Day) have problems as he pens hit tunes like "It Had to Be You."

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