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7 Movies That Gave Us the Feels and Great Music

If The Breakup Playlist left you wanting more music and lyrics in movies, here are a few suggestions.
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 1  The Breakup Playlist (now showing)

Trixie is a law student who isn't aware of the musical genius in her; Gino is a long-time musician itching to make a name for himself. He sweet-talks her into becoming a part of his band and his life, but success comes with a price, and insecurities play a big part in almost ruining their relationship. Sarah Geronimo and Piolo Pascual star in this heartbreaking movie by local cinema's own couple peg, Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana) and Dan Villegas (English Only, Please).

Pitch perfect moment: When Trixie and Gino wrote what would become the band's breakout hit, while melting our hearts with some grade A flirting. Teehee!  

 2  Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

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Norah (Kat Dennings) is the no-nonsense, straight-edge daughter of a big-time music producer; Nick (Michael Cera) is a struggling musician who just got dumped by the love of his life—who happens to be Norah’s nemesis. They meet on one serendipitous night, the kind with enough magic to turn a five-minute fake relationship into one for keeps.

Pitch perfect moment: While looking for Norah's missing bestie in a bar, "their song" comes on, resulting in a super cute dorky dance-off capped off by a dance-wich.

 3  Once

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He's a Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy; she's a flower seller with a broken vacuum cleaner. They soon start making music so raw and real that it’s no wonder "Falling Slowly" won an Oscar for Best Original Song, and the movie was eventually turned into an award-winning Broadway musical.

Pitch perfect moment: When he taught her how to play "Falling Slowly" on a borrowed piano and he played the guitar. "Take this sinking boat and point it home, we've still got tiiime."

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From the director and writer of Once, John Carney, comes another music-driven love story. Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a record label exec struggling to keep up with the times; Gretta (Keira Knightley) is an unassuming singer-songwriter, whom Dan signs to his label on the spot.

Pitch perfect moment: When they walked around the city all night and got to know each other on a deeper level by listening to one music player with the use of a headphone splitter.

 5  Almost Famous

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William (Patrick Fugit) is a baby-faced high school student who scores the gig of a lifetime: follow the band Stillwater for Rolling Stone magazine. Penny (Kate Hudson) is the queen bee of the Band-Aids, and is in love with Stillwater's guitarist. They share a love for the rock and roll scene, which eventually chews them up and spits them out.

Pitch perfect moment: After a bad night out, Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" breaks the icy tension on the tour bus. Nothing a group sing-along can't fix, right?

 6  Music and Lyrics

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Alex (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up pop star struggling to write a song for a superstar. He finds his savior in lyrically gifted Sophie (Drew Barrymore), who's temporarily watering his plants at home.

Pitch perfect moment: When they record "Way Back Into Love" for the first time and Alex tells Sophie, "Just a little bit louder because this song is intended for humans. Okay?" Haha!

 7  Pitch Perfect

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Beca (Anna Kendrick) is one of those acapella girls, Jesse is one of those acapella boys, and together they're going to have aca-children.

Pitch perfect moment: It's hard to pick one out of all the aca-moments, but we're going with the riff-off ("Mickey," "Like A Virgin," etc.). The moment Beca started rapping "No Diggity" is probably the moment Jesse fell for her. Go ahead and re-watch that scene and tell us that that face is not the face of a man in love. So cute!

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

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Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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