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1.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away. (93 mins.)
Director: Liam Lynch
 
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Wayne's World (1992)
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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (94 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005 Documentary)
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Sam Dunn is a 30-year old anthropologist who wrote his graduate thesis on the plight of Guatemalan refugees... (96 mins.)
 
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Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
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The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. (102 mins.)
 
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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
 
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High Fidelity (2000)
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Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
10.
Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011 Documentary)
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(163 mins.)
 
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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style. (107 mins.)
 
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Rush: R30 (2005 Documentary)
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The band Rush performs live at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany on their 30th Anniversary Tour. (130 mins.)
 
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Rush in Rio (2003 Documentary)
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First concert DVD ever from legendary rock trio Rush. Double-DVD set, containing 28 Rush songs. Bonus features include a tour documentary... (171 mins.)
 
15.
Rush: Chronicles (1990 Video)
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Rush's second collection of videos reminds us of why, perhaps, they are first and foremost an 'audible' experience. Studio footage is of course always welcomed, but their entry into the world of Music Video leaves much to be desired. (63 mins.)
 
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Rush: A Show of Hands (1989 Video)
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A visual record of Rush's 1988 "Hold Your Fire" Tour, shot on film, over 2 nights in Birmingham, England. (90 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Jordan
 
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Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984 (1985 Video)
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An energy-filled performance from legendary rock trio Rush, recorded live at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto... (70 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
18.
Rush: Exit... Stage Left (1981 Video)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Behind the Music (1997 TV Series)
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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.
 
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The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band 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
 
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History of the Eagles (2013 Mini-Series)
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The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles. (187 mins.)
Director: Alison Ellwood
 
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Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
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The Doors: When You're Strange (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
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The Rocker (2008)
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The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman... (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
 
25.
Rock Star (2001)
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Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes. (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
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Detroit Rock City (1999)
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A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who try to scam their way into a KISS concert. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Rifkin
 
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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.)
 
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Metallica Through the Never (2013)
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Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure. (93 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
 
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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. (141 mins.)
 
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The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000 Mini-Series)
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This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys". The film focuses... (240 mins.)
 
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Green Day: Bullet in a Bible (2005 Documentary)
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Green Day profile their "American Idiot" concert at Milton Keynes in London, England in 2005. (115 mins.)
Director: Sam Bayer
 
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Taking Woodstock (2009)
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A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
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Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
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Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (2012 Documentary)
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A concert documentary of Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007 tribute performance for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. (124 mins.)
Director: Dick Carruthers
 
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The Song Remains the Same (1976 Documentary)
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band. (137 mins.)
 
36.
SLC Punk! (1998)
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In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City. (97 mins.)
Director: James Merendino
 
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Airheads (1994)
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Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head DJ refuses to play them. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
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Outside Providence (1999)
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After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two. (96 mins.)
 
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Pure Country (1992)
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Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert... (112 mins.)
 
40.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. (96 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
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Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
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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
 
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The Punk Syndrome (2012 Documentary)
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys. (85 mins.)
 
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Punk's Not Dead (2007 Documentary)
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs... (93 mins.)
Director: Susan Dynner
 
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Punk's Not Dead (2011)
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A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer (104 mins.)
 
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¡Cuatro! (2012 Documentary)
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A look at how Green Day's three-album collection - ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! - came together as the trio went back to its roots. (75 mins.)
Director: Tim Wheeler
 
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Green Day: Awesome As F**K (2011 Video)
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Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members... (87 mins.)
 
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Green Day Live at Fox Theater (2010 Video)
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(146 mins.)
Director: Nate Weaver
 
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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
 
50.
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ridley
 
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Bittersweet Motel (2000 Documentary)
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Bittersweet Motel is a documentary about the popular rock band Phish. The film focuses on Phish's music, with little emphasis on their die-hard fan base. (82 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
52.
The Punk Singer (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. (81 mins.)
Director: Sini Anderson
 
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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
 
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Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
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August Rush (2007)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
 
56.
Don't Need You (2005 Documentary)
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"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s... (40 mins.)
Director: Kerri Koch
 
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The Compleat Beatles (1982 Documentary)
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The history of the great British rock band. (119 mins.)
 
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Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014 Documentary)
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Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him... (98 mins.)