1. Almost Famous - Become a groupie for Stillwater, witnessing all of the shenanigans that come with a band on tour.
2. The Sound of Music - Everyone needs to see this movie at least once in their lifetime. Watch as the hills come alive during World War II.
3. Walk the Line - Follow Johnny Cash through struggle and hardship, performed by the ever-so-great Joaquin Phoenix.
4. Pitch Perfect - Personally, I'm not a big fan of this one. However, it is everything you want in a film about acapella.
5. Straight Outta Compton - Young punks lead this outstanding cast of misfits who portray the famous rap group, NWA.
6. 8 Mile - This would make for a nice double feature with Straight Outta Compton, but beware that you might lose yourself in the music.
7. Amadeus - Who knew all of the shenanigans that Mozart got into before the release of this film?
8. School of Rock - Watch Jack Black at his finest as he leads a group of school kids forming their own band. This film accurately portrays the importance of music education.
9. 20,000 Days on Earth - This was my favorite film at SIFF a few years back, even though I had no idea who Nick Cave was before I watched it.
And finally, the featured flick of the week:
10. Sing Street - John Carney creates a majestic story of two young lovers who connect through music. All of John Carney's films revolving around music are spectacles, but this one has the best whole soundtrack of his career so far. To see more of my praises for the film, you can head over to the review that I made for the film. Also, Sing Street still sits as my third favorite film of the year!
Image credit: By PunkToad from oakland, us - "Sing Street" Director John Carney, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47071153