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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

2. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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90 Metascore

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.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

3. Portlandia (2011– )

22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Creators: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel | Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Chloë Sevigny

4. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

5. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel, Danny Wallace | Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

6. Rock Star (2001)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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54 Metascore

Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

Writer: John Stockwell | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Jason Bonham

7. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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71 Metascore

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.

Writer: Tom Hanks | Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

8. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture.

Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Richard Goldwater, Dan DeCarlo, John L. Goldwater | Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann

9. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Writers: Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

10. Singles (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley

11. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Lyons, Todd Haynes | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

12. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

13. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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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.

Writer: Rich Wilkes | Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

14. Metalocalypse (2006– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.3
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

15. The Partridge Family (1970–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.5
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

Creator: Bernard Slade | Stars: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

16. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

17. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

X | 109 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Writers: Roger Ebert, Russ Meyer | Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

18. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Creators: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

19. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

20. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

6.8
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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.

Writers: Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson, P.F. Kluge | Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

21. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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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". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

22. Satisfaction (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.6
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A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Purpura | Director: Joan Freeman | Stars: Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado, Scott Coffey

23. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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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, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall

24. Fifteen (1990– )

25 min

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Stars: Yee Jee Tso, Ahnee Boyce, Ryan Reynolds, Jed Carpenter

25. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

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The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band, The Barbusters, Joe also cares for the family and the ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

26. Grace of My Heart (1996)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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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. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »

Writer: Allison Anders | Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, Sissy Boyd, Christina Pickles

27. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.

Writers: P.F. Kluge, Charles Zev Cohen, Rick Doehring | Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance

28. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.

Writer: Nancy Dowd | Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

29. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

90 min | Comedy

8.6
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Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

30. Rock On!! (2008)

145 min | Drama, Music

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Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Pubali Chaudhuri, Abhishek Kapoor | Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli

31. 2gether (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Comedy, Music

7.5
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A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!

Writers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn | Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Noah Bastian, Alan Blumenfeld, Michael Cuccione, Kevin P. Farley

32. The Suburbans (1999)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

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27 Metascore

An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma | Director: Donal Lardner Ward | Stars: Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma, Craig Bierko, Will Ferrell

33. All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

76 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Writer: Eric Idle | Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

34. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

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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.

Writer: Rusty Cundieff | Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

35. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through ... See full summary »

Writers: Noel S. Baker, Michael Turner | Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

36. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Janet Waldo, Jackie Joseph, Barbara Pariot, Cheryl Ladd

37. The Heights (1992– )

60 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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'The Heights' is not only the name of the suburb a group of young adults lives in, it's also the name of the rock band they've set up. During its 12 episodes, the show tells partly comedian... See full summary »

Creators: Eric Roth, Tony Spiridakis | Stars: Ray Aranha, Alex Désert, Ken Garito, Cheryl Pollak

38. Vinyl (2012)

85 min | Comedy

5.9
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Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

Writers: Jim Cooper, Sara Sugarman | Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Keith Allen

39. Hard to Hold (1984)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music

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Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hedley Jr., Richard Rothstein | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi

40. Catwalk (1992–1994)

50 min | Drama, Music

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Six young adults attempt to fulfill their dream of fame and fortune by putting together a pop band. Unfortunately they realize that the road to celebrity is paved with uncertainty. Their ... See full summary »

Stars: Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Neve Campbell, Paul James Bannerman, Paul Popowich

41. Paanch (2003)

130 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader ... See full summary »

Writer: Anurag Kashyap | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Joy Fernandes, Vijay Maurya

42. Far Out Man (1990)

R | 81 min | Comedy

4.9
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An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.

Writer: Tommy Chong | Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Shelby Chong

43. Jabberjaw (1976–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

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The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Creators: Joe Ruby, Ken Spears | Stars: Tommy Cook, Barry Gordon, Julie McWhirter, Don Messick

44. London Dreams (2009)

Musical

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The story revolves around two childhood friends Arjun and Munnu who find a way to get from a small village in India to Wembley as Rock stars, having overcome their personalities.

Writers: Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair | Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Salman Khan, Om Puri, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Ajay Devgn

45. Electric Apricot (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy

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50 Metascore

Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap". The members of the band go by the assumed names, Steve Hampton ... See full summary »

Writer: Les Claypool | Director: Les Claypool | Stars: Jonathan Korty, Adam Gates, Bryan Kehoe, Les Claypool

46. Sons of Provo (2004)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

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Will, Kirby, and Danny are the hottest new sensation in Mormon pop music! Will is an aerobics instructor, Danny is a student of eastern philosophy, and Kirby is a scrapbooking specialist. ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter D. Brown, Will Swenson | Director: Will Swenson | Stars: Will Swenson, Kirby Heyborne, Danny Tarasevich, Jennifer Erekson

47. Shut Up: Flower Boy Band (2012– )

Drama, Music, Romance

8.2
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Shut Up Flower Boy Band is a gritty underdog story with heart. Eye Candy is an underground rock band of high school boys. When they transfer to the elite high school, they begin a journey to find their place in the music world.

Stars: Sung-Jun, Ui-chul Jung, Bo Ah Jo, Myung-soo Kim

48. Bandwagon (1996)

103 min | Comedy, Music

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Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »

Writer: John Schultz | Director: John Schultz | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Steve Parlavecchio, Lee Holmes, Matthew Hennessey

49. Pop Rocks (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Music

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Writers: Bill Ryan, Dan Berendsen | Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Gary Cole, Sherilyn Fenn, David Jensen, Douglas M. Griffin

50. The Last Polka (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Writers: John Candy, Eugene Levy | Director: John Blanchard | Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara