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Ray (2004)
, 2h32
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Le blues, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Sharon Warren, Harry Lennix, Terrence Demoustier

Raised on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of seven, shortly after witnessing his younger brother drown. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the chitlin circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation before exploding onto the worldwide stage when he pioneered the incorporation of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.
The Blues Brothers, 2h7
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Lawrence, Murphy Dunne

"Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery. Jake is irritated at being picked up by his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) in the Bluesmobile, a battered former Mount Prospect police car, instead of the Cadillac the brothers used to own. The brothers visit their childhood home, a Roman Catholic orphanage, and learn that it will be closed unless $5,000 in property taxes is collected. The brothers visit an evangelical church service where Jake has an epiphany: they can legitimately raise the funds by re-forming their rhythm and blues band. Elwood calls the quest "a mission from God.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown

18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
Black Snake Moan, 1h56
Directed by Craig Brewer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran, Jr., David Banner

The film centers on two main characters: Lazarus Redd (Samuel L. Jackson), a deeply religious farmer and former blues guitarist, and Rae Doole (Christina Ricci), a young sex addict. Lazarus' wife and his brother were having an affair, which has left him bitter and angry. Rae's boyfriend Ronnie Morgan (Justin Timberlake) leaves for deployment with the 196th Field Artillery Brigade, Tennessee National Guard, and in his absence, she indulges in bouts of promiscuity and drug use. During one of Rae's binges, Ronnie's friend Gill Morton (Michael Raymond-James) tries to take advantage of her. She laughs at his advances, comparing him unfavorably with another man, and he severely beats her. Believing she's dead, Gill dumps Rae and leaves her for dead in only a shirt and panties by the side of the road and drives away.
Cadillac Records, 1h49
Directed by Darnell Martin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Adrien Brody, Beyoncé, Jeffrey Wright, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric the Entertainer, Mos Def

Leonard Chess, a Polish immigrant of Jewish descent, starts the record label Chess Records in Chicago in 1950. It opens its doors for black musicians and attracts people such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and Etta James.
Crossroads
Crossroads (1986)
, 1h36
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Tim Russ, Dennis Lipscomb

Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a classical guitar student at the Juilliard School for Performing Arts in New York City who has an obsession for the blues, especially the famed Robert Johnson. Most intriguing are the legends surrounding exactly how Johnson became so talented most notably the one claiming he "sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads" along with a supposed lost song that Johnson never recorded.
Paris Blues, 1h38
Directed by Martin Ritt, Bernard Farrel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Le blues, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, André Luguet, Barbara Laage

On his way to see Wild Man Moore (Louis Armstrong) at the train station, Ram Bowen (Paul Newman), a jazz musician, encounters Connie Lampson, (Diahann Carroll), a newly arrived tourist, and invites her to see him perform that night at Club 33. Connie isn't interested but her friend, Lillian (Joanne Woodward) insists they go to see him. After Ram finishes performing with his friend Eddie (Sidney Poitier) offers to take both women to breakfast. When Ram suggests that he and Connie go off and have a private breakfast together she is offended and Ram is angered at being rejected. However Lillian, undeterred that Ram prefers her friend, pursues him and the two sleep together while Connie and Eddie spend the night walking around Paris.
St. Louis Blues, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Ruby Dee, Juano Hernández, Billy Preston, Pearl Bailey

Will Handy grandit à Memphis avec son père (pasteur) et sa tante Hagar. Son père entend, bien qu'il utilise ses dons musicaux uniquement à des fins religieuses à l'église, mais Will n'arrive pas à se séparer de la musique de rue de son époque. Après avoir écrit une première chanson, Gogo, une chanteuse, arrive à le convaincre de l'accompagner. Will est étranglé par la culture forte de son père et ses chansons de blues. Enfin la famille se réunit quand Gogo les fait venir à New York pour voir Will chanter une de ses chansons au milieu d'un orchestre symphonique.
The Soul of a Man, 1h43
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Chris Thomas King

À travers des interviews, des documents historiques, des reconstitutions par des acteurs et des interprétations de leurs chansons par des artistes actuels, Wim Wenders met en lumière ses artistes de blues préférés : Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson et J.B. Lenoir
Piano Blues, 1h25
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Nat King Cole, Clint Eastwood, André Previn

Clint Eastwood, amoureux du jazz et du blues, et pianiste lui-même, se propose de retracer l'histoire du piano dans le blues à travers ceux qui l'ont popularisé au XX siècle. Il choisit de rencontrer Dr. John, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jay McShann, Dave Brubeck, Pinetop Perkins, Marcia Ball et bien sûr Ray Charles. De nombreuses séquences d'archives ponctuent le film avec de grands noms du piano comme Otis Spann, Charles Brown, etc.
The Blues
The Blues (2003)
, 1h33
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, Wim Wenders, Richard Pearce, Marc Levin, Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Keb' Mo

Au moyen d'interviews avec des musiciens, ce film retrace la période des années 1960 en Grande-Bretagne. Une révolution sociale s'est accompagnée d'une révolution musicale sous l'influence du blues.
Warming by the Devil's Fire, 1h29
Directed by Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Carl Lumbly, Ida Cox, Mamie Smith

Ce volet de la série est une fiction. Il présente les conflits entre générations, dans les années 1950. Les anciens opposent la spiritualité de gospel au blues "diabolique".
Feel Like Going Home, 1h17
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musiques du monde, Musical films
Actors Martin Scorsese

En suivant le voyage de Corey Harris au Mississippi et en Afrique de l'ouest, il présente les origines du blues dans le delta du grand fleuve américain, et sa parenté avec les musiques traditionnelles du Mali et du Niger.
Godfathers and Sons, 1h36
Directed by Marc Levin
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Common, Chuck D, Mick Jagger

Documentaire sur le Chicago blues, au travers des artistes de hip-hop Chuck D et Marshall Chess. Ce film contient aussi des documents inédits de Muddy Waters et Howlin' Wolf.
The Road to Memphis, 1h29
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, Wim Wenders, Richard Pearce, Marc Levin, Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films

Ce troisième film de la série est situé à Memphis, d'où sortit un nouveau style de blues. Il contient des documents sur Howlin' Wolf mais s'attache principalement à la personnalité de B.B. King.