Feature Length Music Video
December 18, 2013 1:06 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for movies that are essentially glorified music videos in the vein of Interstella 5555, Fantasia, or The Wall. Are there any other movies like those?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Song Remains the Same
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:08 PM on December 18, 2013


Jesus Christ Superstar (the 1973 version.)
posted by griphus at 1:09 PM on December 18, 2013


Allegro non Troppo
posted by Rash at 1:16 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hedwig and the Angry Inch
posted by jbickers at 1:17 PM on December 18, 2013


Arena.
posted by tomboko at 1:21 PM on December 18, 2013


Maybe Run Lola Run.
posted by The Deej at 1:22 PM on December 18, 2013


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:23 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


oh god, how could I forget Bodysong.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:26 PM on December 18, 2013


It took this long for anyone to bring up Tommy?
posted by Tomorrowful at 1:28 PM on December 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


The Triplets of Belleville / Belleville Rendez-vous ?
posted by Signed Sealed Delivered at 1:29 PM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm thinking Purple Rain might, kinda-sorta count.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:41 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Koyaanisqatsi? Just music, no dialogue.
posted by showbiz_liz at 1:55 PM on December 18, 2013


It took this long for anyone to bring up Tommy?

Do musicals count? If we're counting movie musicals....
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:57 PM on December 18, 2013


I haven't seen it, but the movie "Love" is made by and scored by the alt-rock band Angels & Airwaves, and seems to perhaps fit the bill. My understanding is that the movie and the music were both composed as two halves of the same project.
posted by Sunburnt at 2:04 PM on December 18, 2013


Umbrellas of Cherbourg? More of a movie opera than a movie music video, I suppose.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:04 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Michael Jackson - Moonwalker
posted by girlmightlive at 2:21 PM on December 18, 2013


Moulin Rouge!
posted by trip and a half at 2:46 PM on December 18, 2013


I don't think the OP is asking for musicals, but rather movies with NO dialogue in them besides song. That's what all three of the listed examples are.
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:54 PM on December 18, 2013


Absolute Beginners
posted by cazoo at 4:29 PM on December 18, 2013


You could make the case that Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat's Libertine and Pourvu qu'elles soient douces (Libertine II) form a 30 minute featurette. (Both slightly NSFW).
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 4:46 PM on December 18, 2013


Baraka and its sequel Samsara.
posted by bl1nk at 5:38 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also, it's more like a feature length compilation of music videos but Aria also deserves a mention, if only as an exercise in unbridled 80's artistic exuberance.
posted by bl1nk at 6:04 PM on December 18, 2013


Does Moroder's Metropolis count?
posted by MyFrozenYear at 8:08 AM on December 19, 2013


At only 34 minutes it's not quite feature length, but Kanye West's Runaway is pretty amazing.
posted by twoporedomain at 12:06 PM on December 19, 2013


Oh! I completely forgot the totally charming Propaganda by Yellow Magic Orchestra. (I'm sure they influenced Daft Punk.)
posted by MyFrozenYear at 6:39 AM on December 21, 2013


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