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If You Liked 'Jersey Boys': 6 Movies to Stream This Weekend

Have a very musical weekend by following up Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' with these movies about music.

Based on the acclaimed Broadway musical, Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys is about the '60s band The Four Seasons and features the band's hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," and more. Reflect on the soundtracks of other generations with these movies about music.

Nowhere Boy
Watch on Netflix
Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood

Aaron Taylor-Johnson charms as the adolescent John Lennon who discovers the mystery of his parentage, his love for music, and the friends who would later become his bandmates. 

20 Feet From Stardom 
Watch on Netflix
Directed by Morgan Neville

This Oscar-winning documentary turns the spotlight on a range of backup singers whose work supported world-renowned artists. Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and many others appear in the film to honor the lives and careers of these often overlooked but incredibly talented women.

The Pianist
Watch on Netflix
Directed by Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski's award-winning 2003 film about Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman. With a haunting soundtrack by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, The Pianist holds up 12 years after winning the Palme D'or.

The Punk Singer
Watch on Netflix
Directed by Sini Anderson

Sini Anderson's biographical documentary follows riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna from the inception of her feminist punk rock band Bikini Kill to her personal struggle with Lyme disease. 

A Band Called Death
Watch on Netflix
Directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino

This documentary tells the story of the band called Death, which was formed in the 1970s by three brothers who never produced a finished record. Death saw a second life, however, in 2009 when their label released their 1975 demos.

Sound City
Watch on Amazon Prime
Directed by Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl makes his directorial debut with this documentary about the legendary Sound City Studios, where artists like Tom Petty, Neil Young and Grohl's own Nirvana have recorded.


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