The Wacky World of Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll is wacky, what I can I say
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1.
200 Motels (1971)
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"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring... (98 mins.)
 
2.
Tommy (1975)
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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
3.
Heavy Metal (1981)
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
 
4.
Trick or Treat (1986)
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Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices. (98 mins.)
 
5.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
6.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
7.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
8.
Head (1968)
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff. (86 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
9.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
“ The ultimate crazy rock and roll comedy show ” - Hailey-7
 
10.
Metalocalypse (2006 TV Series)
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band. (11 mins.)
“ The Monkees for the post-South Park and 9/11 generation ” - Hailey-7
 
11.
Jem (1985 TV Series)
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Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms. (22 mins.)
“ An animated soap opera for kids, but still very rock and roll ” - Hailey-7
 
12.
Lisztomania (1975)
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner. (103 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Who said Liszt couldn't be cool? ” - Hailey-7
 
13.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
14.
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
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A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (93 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
15.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
16.
Help! (1965)
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
17.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ Not really rock and roll, but was still it was a staple of early MTV. Check out Motorhead in "Bambi". ” - Hailey-7
 
18.
The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
19.
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
20.
True Stories (1986)
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A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show. (90 mins.)
Director: David Byrne
 
21.
In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976 Short Film)
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Several factory workers finish their day at work and get into a car. They drive to a club where they... (10 mins.)
Director: Chuck Statler
“ In 1970s, those guys met at Kent State and rock and roll got crazier than it already was! ” - Hailey-7
 
22.
Up in Smoke (1978)
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. (86 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
23.
CB4 (1993)
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A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4"... (89 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
“ Well, it's hip hop, but who cares! ” - Hailey-7
 
24.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
25.
Wayne's World (1992)
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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (94 mins.)
 
26.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
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The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
 
27.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
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Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
28.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
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A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals. (93 mins.)
Director: Pete Hewitt
 
29.
School of Rock (2003)
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After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
 
30.
American Pop (1981)
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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century. (96 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
31.
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
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This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People. (124 mins.)
Director: Nancy Walker
“ Pure cheese! ” - Hailey-7
 
32.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. (90 mins.)
Director: George Dunning
 
33.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
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Six teenagers from New Jersey run off to go to a Beatles concert to meet their idols, despite not having tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
34.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
35.
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)
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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time. (76 mins.)
Director: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
 
36.
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978 TV Movie)
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The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux... (96 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
37.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ If "Rocky Horror" made Haunted Houses, "Frankenstein" and aliens Glam Rock, this movie did the same for "Phantom of the Opera", "Faust" and "Dorian Grey" ” - Hailey-7
 
38.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
39.
The Harder They Come (1972)
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. (103 mins.)
Director: Perry Henzell
 
40.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
41.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
42.
Stop Making Sense (1984 Documentary)
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An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads. (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
43.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
44.
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988 Short Film)
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s. (43 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
45.
Moonwalker (1988)
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Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci). (93 mins.)
 
46.
Hairspray (1988)
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A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
47.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
 
48.
Young Einstein (1988)
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer... (91 mins.)
Director: Yahoo Serious
“ Did you know, Albert Einstein, yes, Albert Einstein invented Rock and Roll? ” - Hailey-7
 
49.
Down on Us (1989)
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The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot. (117 mins.)
Director: Larry Buchanan
 
50.
Cocksucker Blues (1972 Documentary)
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Frank
“ So infamous, it's never been released (legally, anyway!) ” - Hailey-7