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2,753 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.

  • Z's rating of the film Nashville

    "The price of bread may worry some, it don’t worry me. Tax relief may never come, it don’t worry me. Economy’s depressed, not me, my spirit’s high as it can be and you may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me."-Barbara Harris

  • Ethan's rating of the film Nashville

    Although I consider The Long Goodbye to be Altman's greatest film, Nashville runs a close second. This is not only a time capsule of 1970s America but it is also the greatest ensemble film ever made. Altman worked best with a lot of people and the ending is one of the most powerful ever committed to film.

  • Stefan Drees's rating of the film Nashville

    The audio layers of this film (and of Altman's movies in general) are utterly incredible: Like often in real life there is a simultaneity or even chaotic interference of different voices through which you have to find your way. Also excellent is the staging and the camera work related to singers and musicians.

  • 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.

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