Top Movies about Violins and Violinists - Raindance

String instruments are unrivalled when it comes to projecting sentiment and creating an enticing atmosphere. The violin is probably the most prominent of them all. It can hypnotise you and keep you on the edge of your seat with excitement. When it comes to bringing a tear to the eye, violin music is too strong.

We’ve created a list of movies based on violins and violinists. This list is suggested by LVL Music Academy music experts who genuinely love these movies & the way violin and violinists are portrayed in them. 

Dreaming Lips

Trafalgar Film Productions made the film & was directed by Thomas N. Morahan. This film was a  remake of the 1932 German film named “Dreaming Lips,” starring Bergner, and was inspired by Henri Bernstein’s play Mélo. 

In the movie, the wife of a famous orchestra violinist falls in love with her husband’s friend and drowns fatally. The film received positive reviews, but it did not perform as well statistically as anticipated.

The Devil’s Violinist

Niccol Paganini, an Italian violinist and musician who got famous as a composer in the early nineteenth century is the subject of this film. It starts with his early years as a young violinist, propelled by his strict father, and then through his early years in Italy, to his achievements and recognition in London under the direction of the mystical Urbani. The movie was shot in Germany, Austria, and Italy.

The Soloist

The Soloist is a 2009 drama movie featuring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., directed by Joe Wright. The movie is inspired by the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who went homeless after developing schizophrenia. The film was released  On April 24, 2009.  

Critics gave it mixed feedback, and it only made $38 million. The movie was made with a $60 million budget.

The Red violin 

The Red Violin is a drama film that was released in 1998. It describes a mystical red-colored violin that had many owners over 400 years and five continents. 

The instrument, which was made in Cremona in 1681 and featured a tarot card future prediction, finds its way to Montreal in 1997, whereby it is identified by a realtor and sold at auction. The movie was a collaboration between corporations from Canada, Italy, and the UK.


Together is a Chinese drama film. On September 10, 2002, the film had its world premiere, and ten days later, it was released officially in China.

The plot follows Liu Xiaochun, a thirteen-year-old violin virtuoso, and his father, Liu Cheng, to relocate to Beijing from a small town in the south. Liu Cheng’s greatest wish is for Xiaochun to have a successful teacher and become a celebrity in the city. 

The child, however, discovers that he may have learned not only music but also what is truly significant in life after practicing under two instructors.

A Heart in Winter

The French film was released in 1992. Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, and André Dussollier starred in the film. It was selected to compete at the 49th Venice International Film Festival, where it took home four awards, along with a Silver Lion tie. The movie revolves around a professional violinist.