The musical coming-of-age movie Sing Street is now streaming on Netflix

Sing Street is a musical set in the 1980s in Dublin and features a bangin' '80s soundtrack.
Sing Street Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy Movie HD
Sing Street Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy Movie HD / Rotten Tomatoes Trailers

If you are looking for a feel-good musical with a kick-butt '80s soundtrack, look no further than John Carney's Sing Street. The must-see movie was recently added to Netflix, and you need to add it to your queue. Don't let the word musical scare you if you aren't a fan, as this movie is a feel-good film that will have you dancing and singing along while cheering on the band's success.

Sing Street was released in 2016, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Carney, who is well known as the showrunner for Prime Video's Modern Love, co-wrote Sing Street with Simon Carmody and also created two other great movies, Once and Born Again.

The story tells of a boy who meets a girl, boy likes the girl, and creates a band to impress the girl. Tale as old as time, right? But this story's happy/sad theme is a meld of optimism and hope with a cast whose on-screen chemistry sets this one apart. Add to that the amazing inclusion of '80s hits and you've got yourself an amazing movie.

Set in Dublin, where Conor is transferred to the Christian Brothers school, Synge Street CBS, where he and a band of misfits form a band so he can impress Raphina, a model who lives near the school. Despite their misfit status, they are a group of talented youths who are brave enough to take chances in their music and style, dubbing their sound "Futurists." While the movie does have its share of sadness, Carney is a master at balancing the happy with the sad, which always makes for good viewing.

Sing Street has an excellent cast, which includes Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, and Kelly Thornton.

While the movie does feature a great line-up of '80s bands, including Duran Duran, The Cure, a-ha, The Clash, and more, the original music is something you can't miss. Gary Clark, frontman of the Dublin-based band Danny Wilson, composed the majority of original music with Carney and Carl Papenfus of the band Relish. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 co-wrote "Go Now" with Carney and Glen Hansard. Check out the music video for "Go Now" below.

Be sure to check out Carney's two other music-themed movies, Once and Begin Again.

Once is a romantic musical drama currently streaming on Hulu. Starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, it tells the story of a busker and an immigrant who spend a week in Dublin writing and recording songs that tell their love story.

Begin Again, streaming on Netflix, stars Keira Knightley, as a singer-songwriter who befriends a struggling record label excec, played by Mark Ruffalo. Together they create an album which they record in random locations in New York City.

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