10 Best Movies For Country Music Lovers

Music is a powerful tool for storytelling and many filmmakers do not underrate it. Country music, in particular, has influenced many filmmakers and actors. Whether they are telling a fictional story or paying homage to a country music star, the ten movies featured on this list stand out because of its storytelling and performances. If you are a fan of this music genre or seek to know it better, you should check out these top movies with country music.


10.  Urban Cowboy (1980)

Cowboy Bus Davis moves to the city to work with his uncle on a refinery. During his spare time, he hangs out at Gilley’s Club. And that’s where he meets Sissy, falling completely in love with her. His move to the big city makes him learn about life and love.

Directed by James Bridges, “Urban Cowboy” was nominated for two Golden Globes because of Debra Winger’s mesmerizing performance. It also stars John Travolta who does a good job in making the audience care about his character.


9. Country Song (2010)

This drama follows a rising country music songwriter and a fallen star as they work together and work their way to fame. However, when romance begins to spark between them problems begin to follow them.

“Country Song” has an incredible soundtrack which really deserved the Best Achievement in Music in the Academy Awards of 2011. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester, this drama is surprising because of its plot and performances. Country music fans will love it.


8. Honkytonk Man (1982)

Set in Oklahoma during the Great Depression, “Honkytonk Man” follows a dishonest country-western musician, Red Stovall, after he is invited to audition for the Grand Ole Opry. Thus, he sets outs to Nashville with his father and nephew, and so it begins a hilarious but realistic journey through the 1930s.

Clint Eastwood’s movies always have an entertaining and unique atmosphere, and this is no exception. Additionally, “Honkytonk Man” became a small classic of this genre because of its outstanding depiction of depression and marvelous soundtrack. The highly developed characters and Eastwood’s acting also do not hurt its reputation.


7. Pure Country (1992)

Dusty Chandlers is a famous country musician, but he feels lost in all the smoke and light effects. Therefore, he decides he must find his real country roots, beginning an adventure with lots of music and romance.

Directed by Christopher Cain, “Pure Country” is an entertaining drama about a struggling and unhappy artist. Besides having a great story, it also features an incredible soundtrack. This movie stars George Strait, an American country music singer, and songwriter.


6. Nashville (1975)

This movie provides a commentary on American society of the seventies by focusing on the Nashville country and gospel music scene. It follows a group of people connected with the music business whose stories intersect. Barbara Jean is the queen of Nashville, but she is going through a tough time. On the other hand, we have Opal, a foreign journalist visiting the area.

By telling the story of twenty characters, Robert Altman is able to criticize the American culture, patriotism, and politics. Moreover, it manages to balance incredibly funny and dramatic moments.

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