Fiddler On The Roof (1971):
Music By : New London Cast
This Film tackles a number of social and political turmoil of the period with a religious context, including the concepts of interfaith marriages, gender roles, socialism, religious intolerance, and more. It is Gem of a Musial and will stay immortal.It depicts the life of a Farmer (Tevye — a poor Jewish milkman) who lives in Rural Ukraine (then pre – revolutionary Russia). It is an Oscar winning adaptation of a Broadway Musical. This is one of the old time movies that is truly a must watch for all musical movie lovers. If you haven’t seen this movie yet give it a watch, your list is incomplete without it.
8 Mile (2002):
Music By : Multiple Artists & Of course Eminem himself
8 Mile tells the story of a poor white boy rapper who is trying to lift himself out of poverty and realize his dream of being a rapper. It showcases the difficulty of Eminem trying to rise in the hip-hop scene that is typically dominated by the african American community.If you are an Eminem fan or then this movie is a must watch for you and for those who know all about him the movie needs no further introduction. Warning though its not a family movie and has a lot of abuses and pG rated stuff in there. So if you like rap and everything about it do yourself a favor and go watch this movie if you still haven’t.
Straight Outta Compton (2015):
Music By : Multiple Artists and Of course The N.W.A
The movies shows what gangsta rap was like in the 80’s. It is an electrifying piece of hip-hop history.Straight Outta Compton tells the story of 5 young black teens in Compton, California known as Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren who channel their fury through the beats of N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitude). It is an explosively entertaining biopic that drives home the truths about police and race brutality during the 1980’s. This movies is a must watch for all hip-hop lovers who would like to know more about the the rap scene back in the day. Even if hip-hop is not your thing its still worth a watch for it’s attention to detail and it is intensely human and personal in its characterization.
Gully Boy (2019):
Music By : Multiple Artist
This Hindi drama musical is a treat for the eyes and ears. Finally, it seems Indian cinema has broken the barriers of monotony and been able to establish itself as multi genre industry rather than the same boring scripts re-written in different ways. Its a completely different and refreshing take on the Indian music scene (hip-hop) and the actors who also have sung many of the tracks as well have done a tremendous job. All in all its a complete musical entertainer and keeps you engrossed as the story line is entertaining and very realistic unlike usual cinema where the boundary between reality and fantasy gets clouded. Id recommend this movie to all who want a refreshing Hindi musical drama cinema experience.
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*NOTE : We understand that there are a lot of movies out there that deserve a mention, but staying true to the title, I have only mentioned movies that we have personally watched and this list is definitely update able.