My Favorite Rock N' Roll Movies

These are my favorite movies featuring rock music and/or rock musicians.
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1.
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
“ This was made at the height of the Beatles' popularity. A funny and fast paced and slightly fictionalized glimpse in the life of the Beatles at that time. Classic! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
2.
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
“ Prince making his film debut in a semi-autobiographical film about his life in Minneapolis trying to make it to the big time. A lot of people complain about the acting in this movie, but what did they expect... Citizen Kane? It features a group of professional musicians playing caricatures of themselves. Nonetheless, this movie is a historic piece of pop culture and Prince made it that way. I'm still struggling with the fact that he's gone. He was a musical genius and a legend that had no equal. RIP Prince :'( ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
3.
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.)
“ I cannot tell you how many times me and my siblings have watched this movie. This was Michael Jackson at his peak and at his best! Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a collection of short films about Michael, several of which are long-form music videos from the "Bad" album. Every time I watch this film, it makes me miss Michael more and more. :`( RIP Michael. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
4.
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
“ The ultimate cult classic written by Richard O'Brien who also played "Riff Raff", featuring great rock music, a parody of B-movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s and best of all... Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N' Furter! Awesome! ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
5.
La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Lou Diamond Phillips' film debut playing the 17 year old rock legend who died way before his time. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
6.
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
“ This was the movie that introduced me to the Ramones. I never saw a group quite like them and they hooked me instantly! Plus, the movie is really a lot of fun! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
7.
That Thing You Do! (1996)
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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
“ There's one thing I've always been a sucker for and that's movies about fictional bands/singers with original music. This movie was full of them from the Wonders to the Chantrellines and Diane Dane. Tom Hanks was the genius who came up with groups and the music for this film. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
8.
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
“ This is a guilty pleasure of mine that my sister introduced me to. This movie is somewhat of a love letter to the Beatles. Six teenagers from Jersey take a trip to New York to see the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show and is desperate for tickets. The movie is about how far they will go to get them. :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
9.
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
“ This film directed and starring Robert Townsend which chronicles the rise and fall of fictional 60s R&B group, the Five Heartbeats, due to in fighting, betrayal, changing line up and drug abuse. This was loosely based on real life Motown group, The Dells. Wonderful original music and a stellar cast! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
10.
Idlewild (2006)
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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster... (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Barber
“ This underrated film stars Andre 3000 and Big Boi from the hip hop group OutKast as Percival and Rooster, who have been good friends since childhood. However, as they grow up, they each begin to live separate lives. Percival works at his father Percy Senior's (Ben Vereen) funeral home preparing dead bodies during the day, and works at a local club called Church at night playing the piano. Rooster grows up and involves himself in gambling, partying and business deals; he also gets married to Zora (Melinda Williams) and has a family. He also works at the Church club as a performer. At the same time, a singer from St. Louis named Angel Davenport (Paula Patton) comes into the club and begins a relationship with Percival and sees his potential as a full time musician. Idlewild contrasts OutKast's hip-hop/funk/soul sound against a story based on a juke joint in the fictional Depression-era town of Idlewild, Georgia in 1935. Great musical fusion of old and new styles! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
11.
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
“ This was the Monkees' trippy romp into psychedelia. The movie was critically and commercially panned, but I did love the music in it. Just don't try to figure of what the plot is, there isn't one. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
12.
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
“ This is the Beatles trippy romp into psychedelia and THIS actually had a plot! The Beatles are recruited to come to Pepperland to rid the place of the Blue Meanies threatening to strip the land and it's people of music, color and life. Cool music and animation! ;D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
13.
Grace of My Heart (1996)
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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers... (116 mins.)
Director: Allison Anders
“ This falls under the fictional musician movies with original songs that I love, though the characters are based on real musicians. Denise Waverly(loosely based on singer/songwriter Carole King) is an aspiring singer who wants to break into the music world at a time when solo female singers weren't in demand. So, she decided to make a living writing songs for other artists. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
14.
Still Crazy (1998)
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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending... (95 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
“ Another fictional musician/original music gem, this one focusing on the British invasion. The film is about a defunct British rock group called Strange Fruit(a kind of Led Zeppelin type band) who is trying to perform together after breaking up 20 years ago. A great film with a stellar cast and infectious music. :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
15.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Fictional musician/original music movie(are you sensing a pattern with me?), focused on the glam rock era. This was originally suppose to be a biopic about David Bowie, but negotiations fell through and he backed out. I would have loved to see what it would have been like if it was about Bowie, but I still love this version too. ;) ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
16.
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
“ Based on the novel by P. F. Kluge, the film is about a television reporter named Maggie Foley (Ellen Barkin) investigating the mysterious death of musician Eddie Wilson (Michael Paré) and the search for his band's second album, which disappeared from the vaults of Satin Records the day after Eddie's alleged death. The music in the film was performed by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. "On The Dark Side" became a #1 hit on the Billboard's Mainstream, Rock, and Heatseeker charts and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another single from the film, "Tender Years", peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and both played in heavy rotation on MTV. Not bad for a movie about a fictional band. ;) ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
17.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ If you aren't at least a little familiar with Bob Dylan, this movie will completely lose you. The film isn't your typical biopic like "Ray", "Walk The Line" or "The Buddy Holly Story". Let's face it, Bob would never approve of a straight biopic about him because he's too private a person. This movie is more of a tribute to the masks and incarnations of Dylan than to the man himself. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
18.
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
“ Roger Waters' account of his breakdown that was turned into a concept album that was later turned into this film. Bob Geldof stars as Pink Floyd, a burned out rock star who is reexamining his life and what lead him to build a philosophical wall around himself. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
19.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star. (90 mins.)
“ A documentary directed by Martin Scorsese about Bob Dylan early career between 1956-1966. Bob talks candidly about his early life in Hibbing, ME, the artists that influenced him and the role his music played during and after the civil rights movement. Also being interviewed about Bob are Joan Baez, Dave Von Ronk, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples, Bobby Neuwirth and Suze Rotolo. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
20.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
“ An Academy Award nominated film about the life of Tina Turner before, during and after her tumultuous relationship with her abusive husband, Ike. Solid performances by Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
21.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (147 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ This highly acclaimed 2015 biographical drama chronicles the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop music group N.W.A. The film borrows its title from the name of their debut studio album and its title track. Straight Outta Compton was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as N.W.A's manager Jerry Heller. Awesome flick and killer soundtrack! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
22.
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
“ The original rock opera by The Who about a deaf, dumb and blind young man named Tommy portrayed by Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey who finds fame and notoriety as a genius pinball player. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
23.
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
“ As stellar as Val Kilmer's portrayal of Jim Morrison was, I wish Oliver Stone had made the film more accurate. The visuals and the music were phenomenal but the inaccuracies and displeasure of the finished product by Jim's bandmates and friends lessened the joy of liking this film slightly for me. Still, I enjoyed it overall. ;) ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
24.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ This was a great movie that I practically grew up with! The early life of Jerry Lee Lewis, when he became a teen idol and married his 13-year-old cousin Myra, is depicted in this film. Until the scandal of the marriage depreciated his image, many had thought Lewis would supplant Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock and Roll" in the 1950s. Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder portrayals of Jerry Lee and Myra were wonderful. A lot of people complained that Dennis was "over the top" with his portrayal, but that's because they don't know that's actually how Jerry Lee Lewis is! XD ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
25.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ An original story crafted from the songs of the Beatles to make a beautifully directed film by Julie Taymor. It's about a shipyard worker from Liverpool named Jude who comes to America to find a father he never knew and ends up falling for a young girl named Lucy and finding friendships with a eclectic group of bohemians living in Greenwich Village. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
26.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973 Documentary)
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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars... (90 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
“ OMG... what can I say about rock's most brilliant and talented chameleon? For the longest time, I couldn't understand how some rock fans can attach themselves so fiercely to a mere persona... that is, until I saw this documentary. Ziggy Stardust had to be one of Bowie's greatest invention and the music and stage show were absolutely hypnotic. I can see why his fans were so devastated when they heard he was killing Ziggy off. It was just too great to let die! I'm still having trouble accepting that our Starman had left us. RIP David. :'( ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
27.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the end of The Band's illustrious touring career, and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
28.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988 Documentary)
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s. (93 mins.)
“ This documentary made by Penelope Spheeris is about the LA metal scene between 1986-1988. It features interviews with members of KISS, Aerosmith, Megadeth, Ozzy Osborne, Motorhead, Alice Cooper and W.A.S.P. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
29.
Rent (2005)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ I am such a Rent Head! :D This movie is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, cross-dressing, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
30.
Heavy Metal (1981)
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A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
“ The film is an anthology of various science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, the film has a great deal of graphic violence, nudity, and sexuality. Great music from Blue Öyster Cult, Sammy Hagar, Devo, Stevie Nicks, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, Journey, Grand Funk Railroad, etc. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
31.
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
“ This was a 1981 animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music. The majority of the film's animation was completed through rotoscoping, a process in which live actors are filmed and the subsequent footage is used for animators to draw over. However, the film also uses a variety of other mixed media including water colors, computer graphics, live action shots, and archival footage. Amazing animation, great timeless music and a wonderful story holding it all together. :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
32.
Streets of Fire (1984)
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Described as "A Rock & Roll Fable", it's an unusual mix of musical, action, drama, and comedy with elements both of retro-1950s and 1980s. The film stars Michael Paré as a soldier of fortune who returns home to rescue his ex-girlfriend (Diane Lane) who has been kidnapped by Raven (Willem Dafoe) and his motorcycle gang, the Bombers. The film has a great soundtrack featuring artist such as Stevie Nicks, Dan Hartman, Fire Inc., The Fixx, Ry Cooder, and the Blasters. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
33.
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
“ I know this is a terrible film(this and Xanadu were the catalysts for starting the infamous "Razzie Awards"), but I love the campy cheesiness of the movie. This is a pseudo-biography of disco's Village People which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of the group's formation starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine and Bruce Jenner. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
34.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Based on a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, and is the first episode in The Barrytown Trilogy, it's a tale about a group of unemployed young people in the north side of Dublin, Ireland, who start a soul band. Great flick with great music mainly because of Andrew Strong's wonderful vocal talent. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
35.
Rock & Rule (1983)
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him. (77 mins.)
Director: Clive A. Smith
“ The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States populated by mutant humanoids. Mok, an aging yet legendary rock musician is on the search for a very special voice that can unleash a powerful demon from another dimension. After travelling around the world looking for the right voice, he returns to Ohmtown, his hometown and finds the voice he needs in a local club singer named Angel. The film includes songs by Cheap Trick, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of the pop group Blondie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Earth, Wind & Fire. A very cool and under appreciated film! :D ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
36.
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
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Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing. (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Webb
“ Paul (Paul McCartney) is driving around the countryside when he gets a call from Steve (Bryan Brown) that Harry (Ian Hastings), a reformed criminal, is missing along with the Paul's new album's master tapes he was supposed to give to the record factory the previous day. Paul races to the studio to find that the police are already there investigating the matter, thinking that Harry is back to his old ways and plans to bootleg the tapes. The news gets worse when Mr. Rath (John Bennett), whom the studio owes loans from, arrives with the news that he will take over the studio if the tapes aren't found by midnight. Okay, not the greatest plot line or acting job by those involved, but the music and the musical sequences are very interesting to watch. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
37.
Xanadu (1980)
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The story of a girl who makes dreams come true. (96 mins.)
“ Now, don't hate me for liking this film, but I do have a soft spot for this one. As cheesy as the film's plot was, I loved the music by Olivia Newton-John and ELO and I especially love the animated sequence in the middle of the film by Don Bluth. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
38.
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ I couldn't have a rock n' roll movie list without mentioning the one man who made more of them than anyone else. Elvis Presley! Out of all his movies, this one is my favorite. The jailhouse dance sequence is widely acknowledged as the most memorable musical scene in Presley's 30 narrative movies, and it is credited by musical historians as the prototype for the modern music video. Awesome! ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
39.
The In Crowd (1988)
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A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully... (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosenthal
“ I remember someone describing this movie as "Hairspray" with a boy and I can see how someone could say that. The movie is a lot like "Hairspray" in many ways except it's not campy. It's about a teenager named Del Green (Donovan Leitch), an honors student, who’s dream is to dance on the Perry Parker show(a popular local dance show) with Vicky (Jennifer Runyon), a blond parochial school student, and the show's most popular dancer. ” - Cosmic_Cre
 
40.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. (106 mins.)
“ Based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by the band's original lead vocalist Cherie Currie, the film stars Dakota Fanning as Currie, Kristen Stewart as rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett, and Michael Shannon as record producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways depicts the formation of the band in 1975 and focuses on the relationship between Currie and Jett until Currie's departure from the band. ” - Cosmic_Cre