Sing Street (2016)
A sleeper hit from Ireland, John Carney's latest has all the rough charm of The Commitments brought to you by a cast of irrepressibly cute, optimistic lads falling in love with music for the first time. Set in working-class Dublin in 1985, the scrappy kids of Synge Street school start a band to impress girls, but soon find themselves writing music for the pure joy of it. There's young love, heartbreak, school dances, homemade music videos, thick accents, and a soundtrack destined for heavy rotation. Curse the Academy for not recognizing it in this year's Oscar nominations.