Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film from wunderkind filmmaker siblings Joel and Ethan Coen, is defined in part by artistic struggle, personal grief, and a bleak, wintry backdrop. It’s also overflowing with outstanding music on the title character’s journey to gig his way from the Big Apple to Chicago; as the picture unfolds, leading man Oscar Isaac regales us with a soulful repertoire of classic folk tunes.
The soundtrack is so good that it got us thinking about great musical performances in other movies. Inside Llewyn Davis isn’t a musical, per se, so you won’t find any Broadway adaptations here, but that still leaves a number of films with wonderful music cues, from teen comedies to biopics.
So without further ado, here are our ten favorite music numbers in movies that aren’t musicals: