Musical Satires/Musicals/Music Biopics

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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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Jackie's Back! (1999 TV Movie)
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"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her g-grandparents where George Washington's slaves). Jenifer... (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
3.
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
 
4.
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004 TV Special)
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Twenty-three years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them. (84 mins.)
Director: Eric Idle
 
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CB4 (1993)
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A "rockumentary", 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
 
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
 
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Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place (2009 Short Film)
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Spinal Tap, having put Stonehenge on the map in their legendary song about the world heritage site, pay their first visit to the monument... (7 mins.)
 
8.
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead (2009 Video)
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(92 mins.)
 
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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group. (88 mins.)
Director: Rusty Cundieff
 
10.
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour (1998 Video)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, makes another final reunion. After all, it's rock'n'roll. (20 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
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Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (91 mins.)
 
12.
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi (2000 Video)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
13.
Pirate Radio (2009)
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A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
14.
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs. (92 mins.)
Director: Rodger Grossman
 
15.
Breaking Glass (1980)
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal. (104 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
16.
Times Square (1980)
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Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears. (111 mins.)
Director: Alan Moyle
 
17.
Blank Generation (1980)
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Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star... (90 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
 
18.
Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
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The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s. (50 mins.)
Director: David Markey
 
19.
The Blank Generation (1976 Documentary)
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The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith... (55 mins.)
Director: Ivan Král, Amos Poe
 
20.
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
 
21.
Rude Boy (1980)
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A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England. (133 mins.)
 
22.
Urgh! A Music War (1981 Documentary)
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Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980... (96 mins.)
Director: Derek Burbidge
 
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Smithereens (1982)
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene. (89 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
24.
Starstruck (1982)
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Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family. (105 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Lambert & Stamp (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who. (117 mins.)
Director: James D. Cooper
 
27.
Begin Again (2013)
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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
28.
Song One (2014)
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A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician. (86 mins.)
 
29.
Selena (1997)
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The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
30.
Frank (2014)
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Jersey Boys (2014)
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The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
32.
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
 
33.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)