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The Best Music Movies To Stream In Ireland

The Best Music Movies To Stream In Ireland

Whether it be a musical, a "rockumentary", or a biopic, you can't beat a good music movie - so we've done the rounds to find the best music movies to stream in Ireland.

We scoured the offerings of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, and Disney+, to try and find the best from the world of music, and we have a list of 18 below. Remember that you will need an active subscription for each streaming service to watch these movies.

So, without further ado...

The best music movies to stream in Ireland

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)

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Year: 2020

Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo

Plot:

Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hamilton (Disney Plus)

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Year: 2020

Cast: Lin Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldberry

Plot:

The original Broadway production of the award-winning musical that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury, blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway styles, filmed from the Richard Rogers Theater in New York.

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Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Nowhere Boy (Prime Video)

Year: 2009

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Brodie Sangster

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Plot:

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

La La Land (Now TV/Sky Cinema)

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Year: 2016

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DaWitt, JK Simmons

Plot:

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Supersonic (Netflix)

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Year: 2016

Cast: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Peggy Gallagher, Paul Arthurs

Plot:

A revealing look at the meteoric rise of seminal '90s rock band Oasis, weaving never-before-seen concert footage with candid interviews and a firsthand account of the backstage sibling rivalry that threatened to destroy the band.

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Rating: 84%

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix)

Year: 2020

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan

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Plot:

When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Prime Video)

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Year: 2007

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Plot:

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

Rating: 86% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Rocketman (Netflix)

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Year: 2019

Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Plot:

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Homecoming (Netflix)

Year: 2019

Cast: Beyoncé

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Plot:

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Les Misérables (Netflix)

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Year: 2012

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Plot:

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Rating: 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (Prime Video)

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Year: 2018

Cast: Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Will Champion, Guy Berryman

Plot:

The band Coldplay discuss their band, music, and rise to fame.

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Rating: 50% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Yesterday (Netflix)

Year: 2019

Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon

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Plot:

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Rolling Thunder Revue (Netflix)

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Year: 2019

Cast: Robert Sheehan, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith

Plot:

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Mamma Mia (Netflix)

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Year: 2008

Cast: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski

Plot:

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

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Rating: 55% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Moulin Rouge! (Disney+)

Year: 2001

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

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Plot:

A jukebox musical in which a young English poet falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Straight Outta Compton (Netflix)

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Year: 2015

Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr

Plot:

The rap group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)

School of Rock (Netflix)

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Year: 2003

Cast: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Adam Pascal

Plot:

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.

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Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A Star Is Born (Netflix)

Year: 2018

Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

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Plot:

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

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

So, there you are, 18 of the very best music movies to stream in Ireland. If these don't make you want to learn how to sing or play an instrument, frankly we don't know what will.

SEE ALSO: Here Are 11 Of The Best Series To Watch On Disney+

Eoin Harrington

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