The Best Electronic Dance Music Movies

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A list of the best electronic dance music movies, perfect for music lovers who appreciate a good beat.


electronic dance music has been around for decades, with the first wave of popular artists hitting the scene in the late 1970s. since then, the genre has undergone a series of reinventions, resulting in today’s massive global phenomenon.

With that said, there have been a number of great documentaries and movies made about electronic dance music culture over the years. Here are 10 of the best.

What is Electronic Dance Music?

Electronic dance music (EDM) is a genre of music that is created using electronic instruments and equipment. It is often played at nightclubs, pubs, festivals, and raves. EDM can be divided into many subgenres, such as house, techno, trance, dubstep, and drum and bass.

The Best Electronic Dance Music Movies

There are many great movies out there that feature electronic dance music. Here are some of the best ones that you should check out.

We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends is a 2015 drama film directed by Max Joseph and written by Meaghan Oppenheimer. The film stars Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Alexandra Daddario and Jon Bernthal. The plot follows a group of young electronic music producers in the Los Angeles area try to find success in the industry.

The film was released on August 28, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures.

X-Men: Apocalypse

In the world of electronic dance music, there are few things more iconic than the movie “X-Men: Apocalypse”. The film is set in the future where a group of super-powered mutants must battle it out against a powerful and evil mutant named Apocalypse. The film features an all-star cast of EDM DJs and producers, including Paul Oakenfold, Junkie XL, and The Crystal Method.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, based on Suzanne Collins’ novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and distributed by Lionsgate, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman (in his final film role), Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Mahershala Ali.

Principal photography on the film began on September 23, 2014 in Atlanta before moving to Paris for two weeks of additional filming and then wrapping up in Berlin. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 premiered in Berlin on November 4, 2015 and was released worldwide on November 20. It grossed $653 million worldwide against its $160 million budget making it the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2015 as well as the highest-grossing installment of The Hunger Games series. The movie was generally well received by critics; reviewers praised Lawrence’s performance as Katniss Everdeen as well as Hutcherson’s and Shields’ performances. A sequel titled The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released on November 21st 2014.


Overall, we hope you enjoyed our list of the best electronic dance music movies. We believe that these films provide an insight into the creative minds behind some of the world’s most popular music. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the films!

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