Most Popular Swing Music Movies and TV Shows
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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 379,841 | Gross: $1.59M
2. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 317,893 | Gross: $5.51M
3. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Votes: 172,135 | Gross: $78.65M
4. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Votes: 69,873 | Gross: $22.52M
5. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Votes: 50,977 | Gross: $27.81M
8. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
PG-13 | 157 min | Drama
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,707 | Gross: $2.05M
9. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.
10. The Sicilian (1987)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Votes: 4,452 | Gross: $5.41M
11. Holiday Inn (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Votes: 12,521 | Gross: $8.18M
13. Death Walks on High Heels (1971)
Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A French stripper is entrusted with her thieving father's last score, a million dollars worth of diamonds. After being threatened to handover the score, she leaves France to England in the company of a doctor, but danger follows.
14. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.
Votes: 5,877 | Gross: $0.79M
15. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
16. Second Chorus (1940)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.
17. Variety Girl (1947)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
18. Disorder in the Court (1936)
Unrated | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »
20. The Seventh Veil (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Music
One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ... See full summary »
21. The Harmonists (1997)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The film chronicles the rise and fall of Germany's most famous a capella group, the Comedian Harmonists, in 1930s Germany.
Votes: 3,115 | Gross: $0.48M
22. Love in Thoughts (2004)
89 min | Drama, Romance
A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
23. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »
24. The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Passed | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.
25. Some Like It Hot (1939)
Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »
26. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.
27. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Music, Musical
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.
28. I'm from Arkansas (1944)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.
29. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)
Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music
A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club in order to to expose a swindler using it for nefarious reasons.
30. Private Buckaroo (1942)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »
31. Taking Sides (2001)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War
A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $0.19M
32. My Reputation (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.
33. 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.
34. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.
35. Everybody Sing (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »
36. Blues in the Night (1941)
Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »
38. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.
39. Out of This World (1945)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to ... See full summary »
40. The Old Settler (2001 TV Movie)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1940s Harlem, two sisters take in a hepcat as a boarder. Although he is young and they are older, their life choices parallel one another.
41. Syncopation (1942)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music
Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »
42. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)
Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.
43. George White's Scandals (1945)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music
This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »
44. Clancy Street Boys (1943)
Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »
45. The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
G | 90 min | Animation, Family
Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone ... See full summary »
46. Iceland (I) (1942)
Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »
47. Back to the Woods (1937)
Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Western
A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against its residential Native Americans.
48. Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Music, Romance
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to ... See full summary »
49. Back Home (2001 TV Movie)
98 min | Drama
At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come ... See full summary »