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La La Land
La La Land (2016)
, 2h8
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Sonoya Mizuno

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, La La Land portrays a romantic relationship between Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist, and Mia (Emma Stone), an actress.
The Aristocats, 1h18
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Edward Hansen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Jazz films, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Scatman Crothers, Hermione Gingold, Robie Lester, Gary Dubin

In Paris in 1910, mother cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse, live with retired opera diva Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, and her English butler, Edgar. While preparing her will with lawyer Georges Hautecourt, Madame declares her fortune to be left to her cats until their deaths, and thereafter to Edgar. Edgar hears this through a speaking tube, and plots to eliminate the cats. Therefore, he sedates the cats by sleeping pills in their food, and enters the countryside to abandon them. There, he is ambushed by two hounds, named Napoleon and Lafayette, and the cats are stranded in the countryside, while Madame Adelaide, Roquefort the mouse, and Frou-Frou the horse discover their absence. In the morning, Duchess meets an alley cat named Thomas O'Malley, who offers to guide her and the kittens to Paris. The group briefly hitchhike in a milk cart before being chased off by the driver. Later, while crossing a railroad trestle, the cats narrowly avoid an oncoming train, but Marie falls into a river and is saved by O'Malley; himself rescued by two English geese, Amelia and Abigail Gabble, who accompany the cats to Paris. Edgar returns to the country to retrieve his possessions from Napoleon and Lafayette, as the only evidence that could incriminate him.
Manhattan
Manhattan (1979)
, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about classical music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Michael O'Donoghue

The film opens with a montage of images of Manhattan and other parts of New York City accompanied by George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) narrating drafts of an introduction to a book about a man who loves the city. Isaac is a twice-divorced, 42-year-old television comedy writer dealing with the women in his life who quits his unfulfilling job. He is dating Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a 17-year-old girl attending the Dalton School. His best friend, college professor Yale Pollack (Michael Murphy), married to Emily (Anne Byrne), is having an affair with Mary Wilkie (Diane Keaton). Mary's ex-husband and former teacher, Jeremiah (Wallace Shawn), also appears. Isaac's ex-wife Jill Davis (Meryl Streep) is writing a confessional book about their marriage. Jill has also since come out of the closet as a lesbian and lives with her partner, Connie (Karen Ludwig).
The Cotton Club, 2h7
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Jazz films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar

A musician named Dixie Dwyer begins working with mobsters to advance his career but falls in love with the girlfriend of gangland kingpin Dutch Schultz.
Moscow on the Hudson, 1h55
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Circus films, Films about immigration, Films about music and musicians, Politique, La précarité, Jazz films, Political films
Actors Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Elya Baskin, Alejandro Rey, Paul Mazursky

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and Soviet political repression of the early 1980s prior to perestroika, Vladimir Ivanoff (Robin Williams), a saxophonist with the Moscow circus, lives in a crowded apartment with his extended family. He stands in lines for hours to buy toilet paper and shoes. When the apparatchik assigned to the circus (Kramarov as Boris) criticizes Vladimir for being late to rehearsal and suggests Vladimir may miss the approaching trip to New York, Vladimir gives Boris a pair of shoes from the queue that made Vladimir late.
Lady Sings the Blues, 2h24
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, Paul Hampton, Sid Melton

In 1936, New York City, Billie Holiday is arrested on a drugs charge. In a flashback to 1928, Billie is working as a housekeeper in a brothel where she is raped. She runs away to her mother, who sets up a job cleaning for another brothel in the Harlem section of New York. The brothel is run by an arrogant, selfish owner who pays Billie very little money.
Mo' Better Blues, 2h9
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Joie Lee, Bill Nunn

The film begins with a scene set in Brooklyn, New York in 1969. A group of four boys walk up to Bleek Gilliam's brownstone and ask him to come out and play baseball with them. Bleek's mother insists that he continue his trumpet lesson, to his chagrin. His father becomes concerned that Bleek will grow up to be a sissy, and a family argument ensues. In the end, Bleek continues playing his trumpet, and his friends go away.
Whiplash
Whiplash (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J. K. Simmons, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe

Andrew Neiman is a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. He has been playing drums from a young age and aspires to become one of the greats like Buddy Rich. Famed conductor Terence Fletcher discovers Andrew practicing in the music room late one night and eventually invites him into his studio band as the alternative for core drummer Carl Tanner. Fletcher is abusive toward his students, mocking and insulting them; when the band rehearses the Hank Levy piece "Whiplash" and Andrew struggles to keep his tempo, Fletcher hurls a chair at him, slaps him, and berates him in front of the class.
Play Misty for Me, 1h42
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Radio, Jazz films, Musical films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Clarice Taylor

Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) is a KRML radio jockey who broadcasts nightly from a studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, often incorporating poetry into his program. He lives a rather freewheeling bachelor lifestyle. At his favorite bar, seemingly by coincidence, he encounters a woman named Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter). Dave drives Evelyn home, where she reveals that their meeting was not coincidental; she deliberately sought him out after hearing the bar mentioned on his radio show. He guesses correctly that she is a recurring caller who always requests the jazz standard "Misty." The two have sex.
The Glenn Miller Story, 1h55
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Jazz films, Musical films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, Barton MacLane, Irving Bacon

The film follows big band leader Glenn Miller (1904–1944) (James Stewart) from his early days in the music business in 1929 through to his 1944 death when the airplane he was flying in was lost over the English Channel during World War II. Prominent placement in the film is given to Miller's courtship and marriage to Helen Burger (June Allyson), and various cameos by actual musicians who were colleagues of Miller.
Swing Kids
Swing Kids (1993)
, 1h54
Directed by Thomas Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Jazz films, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Kenneth Branagh, Tushka Bergen

In 1939 Hamburg, Peter Müller and Thomas Berger join their friends Arvid and Otto at a swing club called The Bismarck. They have a good time, dancing and enjoying the music.
Kiss Me, Stupid, 2h6
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about classical music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond, Barbara Pepper

While driving his Dual-Ghia from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada. There he meets the amateur songwriting team of Barney Millsap (Cliff Osmond), a gas station attendant, and piano teacher Orville J. Spooner (Ray Walston), a man easily given to jealousy. Hoping to interest Dino in their songs, Barney disables the "Italian" sports car and tells Dino he will need to remain in town until new parts arrive from Milan. (Dual-Ghia was actually an American marque, mating a Dodge frame, drivetrain, and engine with Italian coachwork.
Pete Kelly's Blues, 1h35
Directed by Jack Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin

Jazz cornetist Pete Kelly (Webb) and his Big Seven are the house band at the 17 Club, a speakeasy in Kansas City in 1927 during Prohibition. New local crime boss Fran McCarg (Edmond O'Brien) wants a percentage of the band's meager earnings. Despite the band's opposition, Kelly wisely gives in.
An American in Paris, 1h53
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch, Madge Blake

American World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is now an exuberant expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend and neighbor, Adam Cook (Oscar Levant), is a struggling concert pianist who is a longtime associate of a French singer, Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary). At the ground-floor bar, Henri tells Adam about his cultured girlfriend. Jerry joins them later, before going out to sell his art.
Sweet and Lowdown, 1h35
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musiques du monde, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Anthony LaPaglia, Uma Thurman, James Urbaniak, Gretchen Mol

Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) is a jazz guitarist who achieved some acclaim in the 1930s with a handful of recordings for RCA Victor, but who faded from public view under mysterious circumstances. Though a talented musician, Ray's personal life is a shambles. He is a spendthrift, womanizer and pimp who believes that falling in love will ruin his musical career. Due to his heavy drinking, he's often late or even absent for performances with his quintet. After music, his favorite hobby is shooting rats at garbage dumps. Ray idolizes famed guitarist Django Reinhardt, and is said to have fainted in his presence and to have fled a nightclub performance with severe stage fright upon hearing a false rumor that Reinhardt was in the audience.