8 Movies Every Country Music Fan Needs Now


Fall is here, and that means we have one more reason to snuggle up on the couch! So, why not go back to your country roots with these 8 movies that were inspired by country music?

You can thank us later. In the meantime, here is the list:

Songcatcher 

Why You Should Watch: This underrated flick follows a musicologist who travels to the early 1900s Appalachia to discover and record old Scottish and Irish ballads. The music, which in part helped birth country music, is front and center.

The Thing Called Love

Why You Should Watch: While it was never going to win Oscars, the film follows the aspiring singer-songwriter, Miranda Presley, who makes a move to Music City, auditions at the famous Bluebird Cafe, and works toward her big break. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with a fellow songwriter (River Phoenix, in his final role) and befriends a southern beauty queen, Linda Lue Linden (Sandra Bullock). Bonus: Trisha Yearwood makes a cameo playing herself. 

Walk The Line

Why You Should Watch: This is possibly the greatest love story to ever grace country music history. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are perfect in this biopic as Johnny Cash and June Carter. 

Songwriter

Why You Should Watch: It just doesn't get better than a buddy movie starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson playing country musicians taking on the music industry.

Pure Country 

Why You Should Watch: It's George Strait in his first (and only) starring role. He plays a country music superstar named Dusty, sports a very un-George Strait ponytail and rocks a five o'clock shadow. Dusty leaves fame behind, hitchhikes back to Texas, gets a clean shave, gets back to his roots, and falls in love with a girl on a ranch. Oh, and he says things like, "Sometimes I feel like a dancing chicken."

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

Why You Should Watch:  It's the movie that launched a musical revolution, sparking public interest in old-time music and bluegrass and making the century-old "Man of Constant Sorrow" a smash hit.

Coal Miner's Daughter

Why You Should Watch: Portraying one of the most beloved country singer-songwriters of all time is no easy task, but Sissy Spacek did it with gusto. 

A Star Is Born

Why You Should Watch: Directed by Bradley Cooper and highlighting the talents of Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg, and Willie Nelson's son Lukas Nelson, this remake is one for another take. 

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