While we all practice social-distancing and are encouraged to stay inside, Silver Music has put together a list of movies that feature classical music or highlight a musician, music teacher, or composer. (Ratings and streaming platforms are listed). Enjoy!
Fantasia 1940 version NR (Disney+)
Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.
Fantasia 2000 version NR (Disney+)
Walt Disney’s animated musical masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound-now brilliantly restored for the first time ever in high definition!
Abominable PG (Amazon Prime, Youtube, Vudu, Google Play)
When mischievous friends Yi (Chloe Bennet), Jin, and Peng discover a young yeti on their roof, they name him Everest and embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite the magical creature with his family. On the journey of their lifetimes, Everest helps Yi, Jin, and Peng unlock an inner bravery they didn’t know they had. Yi is also a violinist who misses her late father, who was also a violinist.
The Music Man NR (Amazon Prime, Youtube, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes)
Based on the Broadway musical, Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa masquerading as a band instructor and plans to con the townspeople into paying him to create a boys’ marching band and then leave town. Enjoy the music and songs from one of Broadway’s biggest hits.
The Sound of Music or Sing-Along Edition G (Amazon Prime, Youtube, Google Play, iTunes, Disney+)
Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure is the true story of Maria (Julie Andrews), a spirited young Austrian Woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plumber) seven unruly children. Enjoy some of the most beloved Broadway songs of all time!
Mr. Holland’s Opus PG (Amazon Prime, Youtube, Vudu, iTunes, Hulu)
A composer turned teacher spends 30 years in the classroom inspiring students.
Amadeus PG (Amazon Prime, Yutube, Vudu, iTunes)
Based upon a Viennese urban legend, this film recounts the downfall of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as orchestrated by his nemesis, the less talented but politically favored Antonin Salieri.
School of Rock PG-13 (Amazon Prime, Youtube, Vudu, Google Play) iTunes, Hulu
Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates, helping students get in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals.