Popular Music-Themed Films To Stream Right Now


This week’s popular music films for streaming, all collected for your viewing pleasure! This is a good mix of classics and new musicals and music-oriented features.

'La La Land' (2016)

Watch on: Hulu

A jazz musician and aspiring actress fall in love in Los Angeles.

'Whiplash' (2014)

Watch on: Showtime

A young drummer aspires to join the top jazz group at his college, but it is directed by a ruthlessly harsh instructor.

'Coco' (2017)

Watch on: Disney Plus

This Pixar film is centered on an aspiring young guitar player who journeys to the Land of the Dead to seek guidance from his departed ancestors.

'Sound of Metal' (2020)

Watch on: Prime Video

A noise-metal drummer completely loses his hearing, facing the extreme difficulty of transitioning into a new life as a deaf adult.

'Inside Llewyn Davis' (2013)

Watch on: Prime Video

The story of a fictional early-60s folk singer navigating squalor and the obstacles to making his big break.

'Almost Famous' (2000)

Watch on: Showtime

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, inspired by his experiences following bands in the early 1970s, Almost Famous charts a 15-year-old’s coming of age as he experiences firsthand the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.

'Singin’ In The Rain' (1952)

Watch on: HBO Max

The iconic musical remains vital as a document of its time, showing the silent film era in all its glory and grit.

'Sing Street' (2016)

Watch on: Roku/Vudu/Tubi

The third film by music-oriented writer/director John Carney, Sing Street gives the viewer a glimpse of 1980’s Dublin and the love of making music.

'The Sound of Music' (1965)

Watch on: Disney Plus

Another of the classic era of musicals, The Sound of Music is a touching story with real-world drama threaded into mesmerizing songs, sets, and locations.

'SLC Punk' (1998)

Watch on: HBO Max

SLC Punk is a humorous film centered around a punk fan in 1980s Salt Lake City, fictional but based on James Merendino’s real experiences in the area.

Happy watching!

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