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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 34,029

2. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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 them on their concert tour.

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

Votes: 212,623 | Gross: $32.52M

3. Portlandia (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 13,862

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.

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

Votes: 107,845 | Gross: $4.67M

5. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

Votes: 83,608 | Gross: $50.56M

6. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 51,647 | Gross: $25.81M

7. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

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

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 278,913 | Gross: $97.68M

8. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 26,500 | Gross: $14.92M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 23,145 | Gross: $18.47M

10. Rock Star (2001)

R | 105 min | 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.

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

Votes: 35,270 | Gross: $16.99M

11. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

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

Votes: 16,498

12. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, 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.

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

Votes: 38,681 | Gross: $5.37M

13. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 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.

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

Votes: 28,318 | Gross: $1.04M

14. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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47 Metascore

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.

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 19,189 | Gross: $14.25M

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.

Stars: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 2,275

16. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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

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

Votes: 7,898 | Gross: $9.00M

17. 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.

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

Votes: 12,854

18. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

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

Votes: 2,725

19. Fifteen (1990– )

25 min

7.5
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Hillside follows the students of fictional Hillside School and dealt with a variety of issues including dating, divorce, alcohol abuse, and friendship. The show played heavily into ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Harris, Chris William Martin, Todd Talbot, Andrew Baskin

Votes: 249

20. Plush (2013)

R | 99 min | Thriller

5.4
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A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri

Votes: 3,040 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

6.9
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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.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 5,471

22. 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.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 2,734 | Gross: $8.75M

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

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

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

Votes: 8,787

24. Satisfaction (1988)

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

4.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,868 | Gross: $8.25M

25. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A "rapumentary", 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 »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 7,423 | Gross: $17.95M

26. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall

Votes: 6,525 | Gross: $0.48M

27. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

5.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,010 | Gross: $10.49M

28. London Dreams (2009)

146 min | Musical

5.4
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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.

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

Votes: 3,288

29. Rock On!! (2008)

145 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

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

Votes: 15,646

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

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

6.2
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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.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $0.54M

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

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 1,851

32. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

90 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy parody about TV.

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

Votes: 1,098

33. 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!

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

Votes: 1,246

34. The Suburbans (1999)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,017 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Grace of My Heart (1996)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $0.62M

36. The Rutles: 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.

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

Votes: 5,152

37. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

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

6.3
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'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Jerry Dexter, Don Messick, Patrice Holloway, Sherry Alberoni

Votes: 1,199

38. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 3,409 | Gross: $0.24M

39. Minami Shineyo (2009– )

Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Go Mi-Nyu, a girl about to become a nun, is asked to cover for her indisposed twin brother, Mi-Nam, who's on the verge of becoming a k-idol. To do so, she disguises herself as a boy and joins A.N.Jell, a really popular boy band.

Stars: Shin-hye Park, Keun Suk Jang, Yong-hwa Jung, Hong-ki Lee

Votes: 1,892

40. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,609

41. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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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 »

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Catwalk (1992–1994)

50 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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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

Votes: 133

43. Hard to Hold (1984)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music

4.8
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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 »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi

Votes: 486

44. The Heights (1992– )

60 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

Stars: Ray Aranha, Alex Désert, Ken Garito, Cheryl Pollak

Votes: 151

45. 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.

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

Votes: 627

46. Far Out Man (1990)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.0
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An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.

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

Votes: 835

47. Too Late Blues (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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Ghost is an idealogical musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer, Jess ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis

Votes: 770

48. The Last Polka (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

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

Votes: 279

49. Electric Apricot (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 528

50. Jabberjaw (1976–1978)

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

6.0
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The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Stars: Tommy Cook, Barry Gordon, Julie McWhirter, Don Messick

Votes: 460