List of films about blues music
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- St. Louis Blues (1929): The only short movie with Bessie Smith
- Sounder (1972)
- Lady Sings The Blues (1972): A film about Billie Holiday
- Leadbelly (film) Biographical film about Huddie William Ledbetter
- The Blues Brothers (1980)
- Crossroads (Walter Hill) (1986): A film about a "deal with the devil", with a soundtrack by Ry Cooder and a guitar duel between Ralph Macchio and Steve Vai.
- Mo' Better Blues (1990)
- The Search for Robert Johnson (1991)
- Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
- Cowboy Bebop (1999): Many of the episodes are influenced by and feature blues music.
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
- The Blues, a Musical Journey (2003): Martin Scorsese produced seven documentaries about the blues:
- Feel Like Going Home (Martin Scorsese): about the African origins of the Blues
- The Soul of a Man (Wim Wenders): about Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir
- The Road to Memphis (Richard Pearce) : focuses on B. B. King's contributions
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (Charles Burnett): fiction on a blues-based theme
- Godfathers and Sons (Marc Levin): about Chicago blues and hip-hop
- Red, White & Blues (Mike Figgis): About British blues-influenced music (e.g., Tom Jones, Van Morrison)
- Piano Blues (Clint Eastwood): Focuses on blues pianists such as Ray Charles and Dr. John
- Ray (2004)
- Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour: Max Shores (2005) documentary about R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Junior Kimbrough, Richard Johnston and other north Mississippi hill country blues musicians
- You See Me Laughin' (2005; Director Mandy Stein) You See Me Laughin' is a full-length documentary that takes a look at the often untamed lifestyles of the last great North Mississippi bluesmen and the Oxford, Mississippi–based label (Fat Possum Records) that struggles to record them. The film is an exciting collage of exclusive interviews, live performances and personal anecdotes. It includes rare, black-and-white footage of RL Burnside from 1974, disturbingly funny stories about touring told first hand by Iggy Pop and John Spencer Blues Explosion as well as an interesting encounter with Junior Kimbrough described by Bono from U2 and much more. This is not for the faint of heart.
- The Search for Robert Johnson (2006): Documentary aiming to discover facts and myths about the infamous blues guitarist.
- Black Snake Moan (2007)
- Honeydripper (2007)
- Cadillac Records (2008)
- Streets of fire (1984)
- Who Do You Love? (2008)
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