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2,624 Ratings


Directed by Robert Altman
United States, 1975
Drama, Musical


Considered to be one of Altman’s most accomplished feature, this explores the intersecting lives of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Their stories tie together with a dramatic climax.

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Nashville Directed by Robert Altman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1976 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

1976 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1975 | 4 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1976 | Winner: Best Sound Track

1976 | 4 nominations including: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Directors Guild of America

1976 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Nashville

    NASHVILLE was Altman's first ensemble film, with no single main character or main story line, a style he employed with great success in future films such as SHORT CUTS and GOSFORD PARK. Fabulous ensemble cast here, and great photography. I am subtracting a star however, because with the exception of the two Keith Carradine songs, the film is chocked full of really bad music, deliberately bad and lots of it.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Nashville

    When it comes to multi-story narratives, I will always consider Jean Renoir (La Regle du Jeu) to be the master, but Altman (Nashville, Short Cuts) and Anderson (Magnolia) are definitely up there. This film is an absolute delight.

  • Jason's rating of the film Nashville

    The apocalyptic bicentennial pageant to end all apocalyptic bicentennial pageants. The ending remains one of the greatest in all cinema. I remember watching it in my parent's basement as a teenager and having one of those cinema-just-changed-my-life-again moments that only young people can have w/ such frequency. I felt so alone because there was nobody who could understand what had just happened to me. Indelible.

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Nashville

    "Don't tell me how to run your life!" What a great film! Poignant when it needed to be, but more often hilarious, Altman takes a searing eye to all ends of Nashville, Tennessee. The desperate, untalented underbelly. The bloated, delirious products of success. The vaguely retarded politics. Still, the funniest parts to me were the lyrics of the songs, each one more ridiculous than the next. Loved it!

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Nashville

    Essentially (and masterfully) shot as a documentary, 'Nashville' uses comedy to disguise the characters' profound sadness while painting an often times satirical but always poignant portrait of the "ideal" America. A heartbreaking film wrapped tidily with pageant-like bow-tie. Not my favorite Altman but an absolute masterclass in Directing and Producing.

  • Scottie Ferguson's rating of the film Nashville

    Robert Altman is such a genius. "Nashville" is a brilliant epic; there are no main characters and no central plot, yet the film retains a sense of focus all the way throughout. Hugely entertaining and often very moving, this is a both a hilarious satire on politics and country music and also a snapshot of America on the cusp of change. Up next, McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

  • LoverofLeCinema's rating of the film Nashville

    I'm just gonna say it, this is one of the best movies of all time. You can just marvel at how well Robert Altman juggles all his characters, their lives, and their motivations. Or you can step back an see just how epic the whole picture is. It's a damned, sad tale that is also sickly funny and unforgiving. But there doesn't appear to be much interference here by the director, Nashville has a real, true heart and pace

  • Dzimas's rating of the film Nashville

    This is one of those lovable messes of a movie that you just can't take your eyes off. Altman is the master of combining multiple stories into his narrative and somehow managing to pull them off, no matter how entangled and messy they become. Loved Keith Carradine's rendition of Easy