Wait a Minute, Wait a Minute, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!by borimor | created - 27 Apr 2015 | updated - 29 Oct 2016 | Public
"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." (Louis Armstrong)
Which of these jazz movies is your favorite?
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1. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Votes: 25,714 | Gross: $37.82M
2. Blues in the Night (1941)
Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »
4. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Passed | 98 min | Fantasy, Musical
A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.
5. High Society (1956)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Votes: 13,033 | Gross: $13.00M
6. The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band.
8. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 8,476 | Gross: $7.63M
9. The Cotton Club (1984)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The Cotton Club was a famous Harlem nightclub. This is the story of the people who visited this club as well as the people who ran it, and the film is generously peppered with the jazz ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,537 | Gross: $25.93M
10. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
Votes: 20,848 | Gross: $18.10M
11. The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Approved | 88 min | Biography, Music, Romance
The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From ... See full summary »
13. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »
14. Let's Get Lost (1988)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »
15. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 207,344 | Gross: $170.69M
16. Kansas City (1996)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A pair of kidnappings expose the complex power dynamics within the corrupt and unpredictable workings of 1930s Kansas City.
Votes: 4,137 | Gross: $1.35M
18. St. Louis Blues (1958)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »
19. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
20. 'Round Midnight (1986)
R | 133 min | Drama, Music
A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris.
Votes: 4,410 | Gross: $3.27M
21. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 657,715 | Gross: $13.09M
22. Stormy Weather (1943)
Approved | 78 min | Musical
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.
27. Chico & Rita (2010)
Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Votes: 8,262 | Gross: $0.35M