"Moulin Rouge", "Mamma Mia", "La La Land" ... are among the 10 musical films popular to the audiences.
Adapted from the masterpiece Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo and the play of the same name, Les Misérables had been reproduced many times on screen. In 2012, the Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper along with the famous cast such as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried... adapted the story to the film lasting nearly three hours.
The main character was the prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) living outside the law until he adopted a child named Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). The storyline revolved around the life of many different characters, which showed the picture of contemporary society full of dark but also lighted up the humanity of people in the period from 1815 to 1832.
Les Misérables had an impressive revenue - $441 millions and received 3 Oscar Awards. The film was also the launch pad for Eddie Redmayne becoming a Grade A star.
With the good-looking female cast and easy-listening songs, Pitch Perfect unexpectedly succeeded and helped Anna Kendrick become the face unnoticed. In the film, Kendrick played Beca - a girl with music passion. Beca agreed to join the acapella music band Barden Bellas because her father promised to supply money for her to go to Los Angeles. From initial reluctance, Beca was gradually interested in performing with the new friends.
With the budget of $17 millions, Pitch Perfect grossed up to $115 millions. The song named “Cups” performed by Anna Kendrick got attraction on Youtube and was covered by many young people. The Pitch Perfect album was the bestseller soundtrack in 2012 with 1.2 millions of copies only in the USA. In the summer of 2015, Pitch Perfect 2 was released and grossed nearly $300 millions.
The actor Oscar Isaac played the role of the musician Llewyn Davis in Inside Llewyn Davis. Llewyn wandered for a week to find the way out of the impasse in his career. The film was inspired from the life of the folk music artist - Dave Van Ronk. In addition to Isaac, the film also had the participation of the actors: Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and especially, the singer Justin Timberlake.
The songs such as Please Mr. Kennedy, Five Hundred Miles ... were directly performed by the actors with strict supervision of the two directors Coen. Inside Llewyn Davis received the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 before receiving three Golden Globe nominations and two Oscar nominations.
9. Begin Again (2013)
After the success of Once, the directoe John Carney made a new film on the subject of music. The film was set in New York. The main character was Gretta (Keira Knightley), a talented girl being able to compose songs. One day, Gretta was unexpectedly discovered by a music producer named Dan (Mark Ruffalo). In the situation of being exhausted in inspiration, the appearance of a new wind named Gretta made Dan find the joy in his life.
The famous singers such as CeeLo Green and Adam Levine also took the role of the bandsman. Begin Again left an impression on the audiences with emotional songs through the pure voice of Keira Knightley. Especially the song “Lost Stars” received the Oscar nomination for "the best song in the film."
The love story between the pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and the actress Mia (Emma Stone) was the highlight of the cinema 2016. The film led the audiences to the emotional love story as well as gave the actual situation about "bread and butter" and turning points in life.
The director Damien Chazelle spent a year editing the movie. Beside the charming acting of the two main characters, the soundtrack with songs like City of Stars, Another Day of Sun or Sebastian and Mia's Theme ... also contributed to the success of La La Land.
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