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1. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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 them on their concert tour.
Votes: 221,932 | Gross: $32.53M
3. The Day the Music Died (2010)
25 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles.
4. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 200,339 | Gross: $119.52M
5. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Votes: 54,817 | Gross: $0.87M
6. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 73,092 | Gross: $35.18M
7. Sid and Nancy (1986)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 25,308 | Gross: $2.83M
9. Taking Woodstock (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
Votes: 26,004 | Gross: $7.44M
10. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
11. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $1.10M
15. Jimi Hendrix (1973)
R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »
17. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This documentary movie covers two concerts at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, and also discusses his life and career.
Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $0.72M
20. Shine a Light (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.
Votes: 10,158 | Gross: $5.36M
22. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music
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. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »
Votes: 2,216 | Gross: $0.16M
23. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 537,879 | Gross: $16.50M
24. The Runaways (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 41,908 | Gross: $3.57M
Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
27. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 119,466 | Gross: $75.33M
28. Nowhere Boy (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Votes: 30,834 | Gross: $1.45M
29. Notorious (2009)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Votes: 35,307 | Gross: $36.84M
30. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
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.
Votes: 97,142 | Gross: $24.34M
American Masters (1985– )
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
35. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,296 | Gross: $0.25M
36. It Might Get Loud (2008)
PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Votes: 11,232 | Gross: $1.61M
39. Let It Be (1970)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
40. The Song Remains the Same (1976)
PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.
42. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
43. The Kids Are Alright (1979)
PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
44. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)
G | 92 min | Documentary, Music
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
45. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music ... See full summary »
48. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)
97 min | Documentary, Music
In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »
50. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Votes: 65,168 | Gross: $22.24M
51. Synth Britannia (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, Music
Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music.
52. Classic Albums: Lou Reed - Transformer (2001 Video)
49 min | Documentary, Music
Transformer is considered to be one of the best albums of the 1970s. This documentary examines it with Lou Reed and engineer Ken Scott talking about Perfect Day and Vicious among others; ... See full summary »
Director: Bob Smeaton
Documentary, Music | Post-production
Over the past few years, electronic dance music has taken off in popular culture. However, the transition from an underground movement to a mainstream juggernaut has not happened overnight.... See full summary »
56. Finding the Funk (2013)
78 min | Documentary, History, Music
Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to the Bay Area ... See full summary »
58. The Story of Lovers Rock (2011)
97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
overs Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Lovers ... See full summary »
62. Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010)
TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary, Music
The definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels.