Aretha Franklin

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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Inspiring

Finally released from prison, Elwood Blues is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Frank Oz

Finally released from prison, Elwood Blues is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Frank Oz

The Blues Brothers (1980)

FunnyClassicMusicalAction-packed

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Muscle Shoals (2013)

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Bono  •  Clarence Carter  •  Jimmy Cliff

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Bono  •  Clarence Carter  •  Jimmy Cliff

George Michael - Twenty Five (2006)

This set is a 25 year retrospective of Michael's career. Included are tracks with Wham!, Aretha Franklin, Sir Elton John, Mary J. Blige, and Whitney Houston. Though he made his initial mark on music history as half of the infectious British pop duo Wham!, ...  (more)

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CAST:  George Michael  •  Andrew Ridgeley  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Elton John

This set is a 25 year retrospective of Michael's career. Included are tracks with Wham!, Aretha Franklin, Sir Elton John, Mary J. Blige, and Whitney Houston. Though he made his initial mark on music history as half of the infectious British pop duo Wham!, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  George Michael  •  Andrew Ridgeley  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Elton John

Sam Cooke: Legend (2003)

Singer, songwriter, business man, family man, civil rights activist: Sam Cooke transcends all barriers of race, faith and talent. This first-ever biography of the definitive soul singer looks at his extraordinary career and personal life - from his gospel-singing ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Lou Adler  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bobby Womack

Singer, songwriter, business man, family man, civil rights activist: Sam Cooke transcends all barriers of race, faith and talent. This first-ever biography of the definitive soul singer looks at his extraordinary career and personal life - from his gospel-singing ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Lou Adler  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bobby Womack

VH1: Divas Live (1998)

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, and four of the biggest female hitmakers in contemporary pop, Mariah Carey Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain, joined forces for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event, in which they individually sing their hits and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Simon
CAST:  Céline Dion  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Shania Twain

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, and four of the biggest female hitmakers in contemporary pop, Mariah Carey Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain, joined forces for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event, in which they individually sing their hits and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Simon
CAST:  Céline Dion  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Shania Twain

James Brown & Friends: A Night of Super Soul (1987)

Godfather of soul James Brown performs with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Billy Vera, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer in this live concert. Lively interviews with all the stars kick off the evening, and then it's time for the artists to hit the stage with classics ...  (more)

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CAST:  James Brown  •  Wilson Pickett  •  Billy Vera  •  Joe Cocker

Godfather of soul James Brown performs with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Billy Vera, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer in this live concert. Lively interviews with all the stars kick off the evening, and then it's time for the artists to hit the stage with classics ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  James Brown  •  Wilson Pickett  •  Billy Vera  •  Joe Cocker

Arista 25th Anniversary - 25 Years Of #1 Hits (2000)

Arista's greatest recording artists of the last 25 years gather for this May 15th concert in honor of the record label's 25th anniversary. The highly significant place that Arista Records holds in rock history is highlighted here by the high quality of the music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Gowers
CAST:  Jay Leno  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Melissa Etheridge  •  Billy Bob Thornton

Arista's greatest recording artists of the last 25 years gather for this May 15th concert in honor of the record label's 25th anniversary. The highly significant place that Arista Records holds in rock history is highlighted here by the high quality of the music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Gowers
CAST:  Jay Leno  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Melissa Etheridge  •  Billy Bob Thornton

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)

The Greatest Ears in Town is an insightful documentary and testimonial to Arif Mardin; the producer, arranger, musician and multi Grammy award winner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Biro  •  Joe Mardin
CAST:  Arif Mardin  •  Phil Collins  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bette Midler

The Greatest Ears in Town is an insightful documentary and testimonial to Arif Mardin; the producer, arranger, musician and multi Grammy award winner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Biro  •  Joe Mardin
CAST:  Arif Mardin  •  Phil Collins  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bette Midler

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997)

Those fun-loving eletrical appliances from the acclaimed animated hit 'The Brave Little Toaster' are back in an action-packed adventure with four all-new songs. This heartfelt and humorous full-length feature reunites Toaster, Blanky, Lampy, Radio and Kirby the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert C. Ramirez
CAST:  Jessica Tuck  •  Chris Young  •  Roger Kabler  •  Deanna Oliver

Those fun-loving eletrical appliances from the acclaimed animated hit 'The Brave Little Toaster' are back in an action-packed adventure with four all-new songs. This heartfelt and humorous full-length feature reunites Toaster, Blanky, Lampy, Radio and Kirby the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert C. Ramirez
CAST:  Jessica Tuck  •  Chris Young  •  Roger Kabler  •  Deanna Oliver

Jazz at the White House (2016)

This All-Star Global Concert at the White House features performances by Joey Alexander, Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Barack Obama  •  Michelle Obama  •  Terence Blanchard  •  Kris Bowers

This All-Star Global Concert at the White House features performances by Joey Alexander, Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Barack Obama  •  Michelle Obama  •  Terence Blanchard  •  Kris Bowers

Amazing Grace (2018)

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack  •  Alan Elliott
CAST:  Aretha Franklin  •  Sydney Pollack  •  James Cleveland  •  Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack  •  Alan Elliott
CAST:  Aretha Franklin  •  Sydney Pollack  •  James Cleveland  •  Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts (2009)

Featuring performances from two groundbreaking concerts held at the Madison Square Garden to celebrate a quarter century of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The special is anchored by iconic musicians that include Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Lenny Bruce  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ray Davies

Featuring performances from two groundbreaking concerts held at the Madison Square Garden to celebrate a quarter century of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The special is anchored by iconic musicians that include Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Lenny Bruce  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ray Davies

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (2007)

This American Masters episode showcases the wonderful influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since the label's founding in 1947, some of the most popular Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artists have worked for Atlantic. Among them: first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Steinberg
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Ahmet Ertegun  •  Ray Charles  •  Aretha Franklin

This American Masters episode showcases the wonderful influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since the label's founding in 1947, some of the most popular Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artists have worked for Atlantic. Among them: first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Steinberg
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Ahmet Ertegun  •  Ray Charles  •  Aretha Franklin

It's Black Entertainment (2002)

A star-studded tribute (from the creators of That's Entertainment) to the contributions of Afro-Americans in film over the last century. Vanessa Williams traces the struggles and triumphs of the superstars of music and film. Among the many artists featured are: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Lathan
CAST:  Vanessa Williams  •  Whitney Houston  •  Ella Fitzgerald  •  Snoop Dogg

A star-studded tribute (from the creators of That's Entertainment) to the contributions of Afro-Americans in film over the last century. Vanessa Williams traces the struggles and triumphs of the superstars of music and film. Among the many artists featured are: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Lathan
CAST:  Vanessa Williams  •  Whitney Houston  •  Ella Fitzgerald  •  Snoop Dogg

This Is Bob Hope... (2017)

During his career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life through his personal archives and clips from his classic films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Billy Crystal  •  Woody Allen  •  Dick Cavett

During his career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life through his personal archives and clips from his classic films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Billy Crystal  •  Woody Allen  •  Dick Cavett

GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special (2017)

GRAMMYS® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special is a retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by a number of GRAMMY-winning artists.  (more)

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CAST:  Mary J. Blige  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Paul McCartney  •  Bruno Mars

GRAMMYS® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special is a retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by a number of GRAMMY-winning artists.  (more)

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CAST:  Mary J. Blige  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Paul McCartney  •  Bruno Mars

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

The life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Perkel
CAST:  Clive Davis  •  Alicia Keys  •  Paul Simon  •  Art Garfunkel

The life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Perkel
CAST:  Clive Davis  •  Alicia Keys  •  Paul Simon  •  Art Garfunkel

American Dream: Detroit (2018)

The comeback of Detroit is poised to be the greatest turnaround story of American history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bolton
CAST:  Mitch Albom  •  Jerry Bruckheimer  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Aretha Franklin

The comeback of Detroit is poised to be the greatest turnaround story of American history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bolton
CAST:  Mitch Albom  •  Jerry Bruckheimer  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Aretha Franklin

The Apollo (2019)

The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Ross Williams
CAST:  Pharrell Williams  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Patti LaBelle  •  Smokey Robinson

The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Ross Williams
CAST:  Pharrell Williams  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Patti LaBelle  •  Smokey Robinson
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