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1. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Writers: Josh A. Cagan, Todd Graff | Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 11,653

2. This Is England '86 (2010 TV Mini-Series)

47 min | Drama

8.3
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Shaun has finished his final exam and looks to make his way in the world. Life has dealt a surprise hand to his friends too.

Stars: Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Chanel Cresswell, Danielle Watson

Votes: 6,969

3. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

Writers: James Komack, Bill Norton, Bruce Kirschbaum, Peter Krikes, Steve Meerson, Chris Thompson, Lou Rusoff | Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 2,166

4. Surf II (1984)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music

4.0
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Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. Its upto Jocko, Chuck, Bob and their surfer ... See full summary »

Writer: Randall M. Badat | Director: Randall M. Badat | Stars: Eddie Deezen, Morgan Paull, Ruth Buzzi, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 465

5. Urgh! A Music War (1981)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980. The biggest names on the bill are the Police and UB 40 but every performance is a ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Burbidge | Stars: Wall of Voodoo, Stan Ridgway, Marc Moreland, Chas T. Gray

Votes: 594

6. Beverley (2015)

25 min | Short, Biography, Drama

9.4
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Beverley follows a mixed race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape - 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, ... See full summary »

Writer: Alexander Thomas | Director: Alexander Thomas | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Vicky McClure, Corey Trevor, Laya Lewis

Votes: 17

7. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010)

107 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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69 Metascore

A career retrospective of Fishbone, an all African-American rock band from Los Angeles who created a high energy blend of funk, metal, ska, and punk and experienced a career as chaotic and unique as the music they created.

Writers: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler | Directors: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler | Stars: Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore, Chris Dowd, Walter A. Kibby II

Votes: 299

8. The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry (2008)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.1
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The definitive life story about Jamaican musical legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

Writers: Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough | Directors: Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Carl Bradshaw, The Clash, Eve

Votes: 102

9. Skinhead Attitude (2003)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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Outlines the history of 40 years of the skinhead subculture, beginning with the most recent versions of the culture.

Writer: Daniel Schweizer | Director: Daniel Schweizer | Stars: Laurel Aitken, Buster Bloodvessel, Jimmy Pursey, Ian Stuart

Votes: 457

10. Dance Craze (1981)

50 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Documentary on Britain's 2 Tone Ska Era from the late seventies to the early eighties.

Director: Joe Massot | Stars: The Beat, The Bodysnatchers, The Selecter, The Specials

Votes: 72

11. Die and Let Live (2006)

75 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

3.5
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When Benny tries to impress his crush Stephanie by throwing a party (with the help of his friend Smalls), he finds himself in quite a dilemma: a nearby medical testing facility has had an ... See full summary »

Writers: Justin Channell, Zane Crosby, Kris Kave, Josh Lively | Director: Justin Channell | Stars: Josh Lively, Zane Crosby, Sarah Bauer, Ashley Goddard

Votes: 142

12. Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker (2005)

85 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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A documentary on the struggles of the black rock musician and the stigma they face in the black community and the music industry.

Writer: Raymond Gayle | Director: Raymond Gayle | Stars: Flip Barnes, Chuck Berry, Charlie Braxton, Cody ChesnuTT

Votes: 50

13. Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music (2002– )

180 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Stars: Byron Lee, Ranking Miss P., Bob Andy, Buju Banton

Votes: 48

14. Uitgesloten (2001 TV Movie)

Drama

7.2
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Despite the fact that he's a Jehovah's witness, ska-loving high school student Jonathan has a relationship with Marjan, a non-believing artist.

Writers: Paulo van Vliet, Marco van Geffen | Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Michiel Huisman, Nadja Hüpscher, Medi Broekman

Votes: 168

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Biography, Comedy, Horror

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Writer: Mel House | Director: Mel House | Stars: Omar Adam, Tye Blue, Jill Brumer, Mel House

16. Tour (2004 Video)

90 min | Documentary

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What do you get when you mix two handfuls of barely legal ska rockers with 4,000 miles of van lockdown, gas station burgers and mattress substitutes? This is Tour--the real life documentary... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Davis | Stars: Jeff Baker, Jeff Baker, Bishop, Brandon Douglas Campbell

17. Reggae Britannia (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A look at how Jamaican music came to influence British musicians to create their own take on it and the legacy it has left.

Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Ruby Turner, Aswad, Big Youth, Dennis Bovell

Votes: 10

18. British Rock (1980)

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Documentary about the pedigrees of punk featuring The Boomtown Rats, Sex Pistols, Pretenders, The Clash, The Jam, Madness, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Specials, Secret Affair, and many ...

Writer: Wolfgang Büld | Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Mick Avory, Mike Barson, Mark Bedford, Pauline Black

Votes: 28

19. Brooklyn Rocksteady (2013)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Samuel Gursky | Stars: Jeff Baker, Dave Barry, Grace Bonafiglio, Dan Brenner

20. Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska (2008)

50 min | Documentary

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London in the 1950's was a cold place in more ways than the obvious. Or so it appeared if you were one of the thousands of newly arrived Jamaicans. Many were overqualified for their menial ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Berger | Stars: Jerry Dammers, Don Letts, Count Suckle, Duke Vin

21. Dance Hall Crashers: Live at the House of Blues (2005 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Elyse Rogers, Karina Denike, Jason Hammon, Gavin Hammon

22. Steal Away (1993)

67 min | Drama

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An underground saga that weaves the Boston Music scene into a semi-operatic, neo-realistic love/hate struggle. Dan, (Dan Vitale, Bim Skala Bim/Steady Earnest) is a poor, down-on-his-luck ... See full summary »

Writer: Dan Vitale | Director: Dan Vitale

23. Skin (2002)

47 min | Documentary

6.5
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William Byrd, a young gay skinhead lives in Austin, TX. In attempting to balance his sexuality with his membership in the skinhead movement, he fights prejudice from both groups.

Director: Rita K. Sanders

Votes: 8

24. Like a River. The Ska Faces (2015)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Like a River presents a remarkable musical journey into the world of youth culture linked to Jamaican beats that will surprise the audience by breaking down the barriers of stereotypes and prejudices.

Director: Alessandro Melazzini

25. The Up Beat (2008)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Brandon Smith | Stars: Buster Bloodvessel, Toots Hibbert, Parker Jacobs, Dave Matney

26. Scharfe Glatzen - Skinheads zwischen Musik und Politik (1993)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Claudia Rhein, Manuel Zimmer | Stars: Laurel Aitken, Judge Dread, Derrick Morgan

27. Apocalypse Radio: Stomping Ground (2011)

21 min | Short

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Utah punk rockers Branden Steineckert (Rancid, ex-The Used) and Brian Patchett (ex-Broke City) discuss the history and future of their side project/super-band, Apocalypse Radio, as they ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Ligairi | Stars: Drew Hamnett, Brian Patchett, Branden Steineckert, Atom Willard

28. Which Side Are You On? Ska Und Berlin (1995 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jost Listemann, Alexander van Dülmen | Director: Alexander van Dülmen

29. Ska Special (1990)

32 min | Short, Biography, Music

8.9
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An interview with the founder of the Ska Special magazine and the presenter of the quartet LPs 'Solid Gold from the Vaults'.

Writer: Lionel Young | Director: Lionel Young | Star: Lionel Young

Votes: 8

30. Sami Yaffa - Sound Tracker (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2014)

53 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Writers: Antti Pesonen, Otso Tiainen, Sami Yaffa | Director: Otso Tiainen | Stars: Sami Yaffa, Cochise Anderson, Alejandro Escovedo, Meschiya Lake

Votes: 5

31. Suburban Legends (2008– )
Episode: Pilot (2008)

Comedy, Music

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Writers: Jessica Fass, Jeremy Svenson | Director: Jeremy Svenson | Stars: Vincent Walker, Mike Hachey, Luis Beza, Phillip Inzerillo

32. Mission Hill (1999–2002)
Episode: Pilot (The Douchebag Aspect) (1999)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Andy's perfect life is suddenly a perfect mess: Nerdy teen brother Kevin moves into his loft apartment.

Creators: Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein | Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Wallace Langham, Scott Menville, Brian Posehn, Vicki Lewis

Votes: 47

33. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Three Minute Heroes (1982)

75 min | Drama

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Writer: Leslie Stewart | Director: Michael Custance | Stars: Keith Anderson, Stephen Bickerton, Ian Davies, Berril Day