Sometimes artists get cinematic with their music videos, whether they’re inspired by a movie or they just look like they should be one. Head below for a few clips that look like films.
30 Seconds To Mars – “The Kill (Bury Me)”
Despite giving off major The Shining vibes, the band check into an empty hotel and things get progressively spookier.
All Time Low – “Dirty Laundry”/“Last Young Renegade”
All Time Low’s first taste of their forthcoming album Last Young Renegade came in the form of a laundromat daydream and a lovers’ city adventure seamlessly connected by frontman Alex Gaskarth driving from point A to point B in a movie-level setup.
Memphis May Fire – “This Light I Hold” featuring Jacoby Shaddix
Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix gets kidnapped and Matty Mullins is on trial, which is just the start of this dramatic Memphis May Fire video featuring cameos from some of your favorite musicians.
Melanie Martinez – “Soap/Training Wheels”
Melanie Martinez is super committed to her art, as shown in the series of music videos for nearly every track off of her latest full-length, Cry Baby. This double feature of “Soap” and “Training Wheels” spotlights a tumultuous relationship in her famous pastel-tinged aesthetic.
Fall Out Boy – “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me”
This From Under The Cork Tree-era video gave us the iconic visuals of members of Fall Out Boy, the Academy Is…, Panic! At The Disco and Gym Class Heroes getting a little vampy in a The Lost Boys-like setup.
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
Taken from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, this track’s video features an incarcerated Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun breaking out of their cells to perform for fellow prisoners—as one does—intermixed with clips from the film.
Motionless In White – “Reincarnate”
This spooky black and white video is full of intrigue as Motionless In White follow the orders of a mysterious hooded figure.
Halsey – “Now Or Never”
Co-directed by Halsey herself, “Now Or Never” takes us out of Badlands and into the forthcoming hopeless fountain kingdom with a cinema-level production.