Most Popular Big Band Movies and TV Shows
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1. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 117,515 | Gross: $119.50M
2. Cocoon (1985)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Votes: 53,189 | Gross: $76.11M
6. My One and Only (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.
Votes: 8,169 | Gross: $2.48M
9. Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »
10. Murder on the Home Front (2013 TV Movie)
91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.
11. Blind Horizon (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
At the hospital, Frank comes out of a coma with amnesia. The sheriff wants to know who shot him. Later Frank remembers that something's happening to the president. Who is Frank?
12. Tears in the Rain (1988 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance, War
When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever ... See full summary »
13. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.
15. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.
16. 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.
17. Rock Around the Clock (1956)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Orchestra manager Steve Hollis realizes that big-band music is dead. People want something new, but what? On their way to New York, Steve and his companion Corny, stop at a motel in a small... See full summary »
Votes: 944 | Gross: $4.00M
18. Ship Ahoy (1942)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »
19. Hollywood Hotel (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »
20. Pin Up Girl (1944)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »
21. Dancing Feet (1936)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Peyton Wells (Ben Lyon) rescues Judy Jones (Joan Marsh) from a very dull young man, at a sedate party given for her by her multi-millionaire grandfather Silas P. Jones (Purnell Pratt.) Judy... See full summary »
22. You'll Find Out (1940)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.
23. Meet the People (1944)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.
24. Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »
26. Sarge Goes to College (1947)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Musical, War
A Marine Sergeant wounded in overseas combat service, requires an operation, and Navy psychiatrist Captain R. S. Handler, recommends to Marine Captain Russ Morgan and Colonel Winters that "... See full summary »
27. Transatlantic Coffee (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two unlikely friends, a teenage stripper from London and a traumatized clown, try to help each other in an uncertain world.
28. Swing Fever (1943)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Lowell Blackford (Kay Kyser) is blessed with a gift of music,but also cursed with a hereditary "evil eye" which hypnotizes people,and he is virtually a recluse. He goes in search of a ... See full summary »
29. Carnival in Moscow (1956)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.
30. Check and Double Check (1930)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy
Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »
31. Garden of the Moon (1938)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »
32. Wintertime (1943)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Nora and her uncle get railroaded into spending the night at a broken-down hotel in Canada. After Nora falls for the handsome owner, she convinces her uncle to invest in the inn and ... See full summary »
33. Murder in the Music Hall (1946)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Music, Mystery
Lila Leighton, the lovely ice ballerina, meets Carl Lang, former ice-show producer, at his New York City penthouse apartment. Lia refuses Lang's offer to star in his new Music Hall Ice Show... See full summary »
34. Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance
Royalty from a small European principality come to New York City to arrange for a loan to prop up their country's troubled finances. While the queen mother attends to the negotiations, ... See full summary »
35. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »
40. Stolen Harmony (1935)
80 min | Crime, Musical
Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, ... See full summary »
41. Jam Session (1944)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music
Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents.
42. Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
A tribute to jazz diva Anita O'Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006.
43. What's Buzzin', Cousin? (1943)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Freddy Martin and his band go on a trailer vacation, taking along Rochester as a handy man. They run out of gas in a ghost town and have to spend the night in the deserted Palace Hotel. The... See full summary »
44. Dime a Dance (1937)
Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music
June Allyson is a cashier in a dance hall and her friend Imogene Coca wants to get a job there as a dance hostess. June advises her she needs to first make herself attractive to men,and ... See full summary »
45. Make Believe Ballroom (1949)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Liza Lee, fast-talking press agent for Al Jarvis, persuades Jarvis to stage a Musical Mystery Contest, with a $5000 prize to the person who can first name the most musical numbers and their... See full summary »
46. Big City Fantasy (1934)
Approved | 10 min | Musical, Short
The first 3 minutes of this Vitaphone Melody Master feature Phil Spitalny's orchestra playing popular music. The band's singer then fantasizes about her experience when she first arrived in... See full summary »
48. Hey, Rookie (1944)
Approved | 77 min | Musical
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in... See full summary »
50. Le batteur du boléro (1992)
8 min | Short, Comedy, Music
Keeping the rhythm for twenty or so minutes in Ravel's Boléro can be an arduous and excruciatingly tedious task for the orchestra's unsung hero: the drummer.