Ultimate Rock & Roll Movie Listby Cine-Maniacal | created - 18 Feb 2018 | updated - 28 Aug 2018 | Public
An aggregate, unranked list of the 200 best movies about Rock & Roll, Singers, and Bands. Ever. Period.
This list also includes a little jazz, some country, and a other variations on the theme. As usual, certain titles are more obscure than others.
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2. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.
6. Trick or Treat (1986)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.
Votes: 6,099 | Gross: $6.80M
7. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 130,744 | Gross: $0.19M
8. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.
Votes: 275,941 | Gross: $81.26M
10. Airheads (1994)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
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 D.J. refuses to play them.
Votes: 46,894 | Gross: $5.37M
11. The Wedding Singer (1998)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Votes: 137,100 | Gross: $80.25M
12. 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: 85,122 | Gross: $35.18M
14. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.
Votes: 103,488 | Gross: $8.32M
16. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 86,831 | Gross: $3.24M
17. Once (I) (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Votes: 111,751 | Gross: $9.44M
18. Begin Again (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A chance encounter between a down-and-out music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Votes: 145,878 | Gross: $16.17M
23. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 17,634 | Gross: $39.10M
24. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 29,311 | Gross: $54.22M
25. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.
Votes: 8,332 | Gross: $14.36M
28. The Jazz Singer (1980)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.
Votes: 3,983 | Gross: $27.12M
29. Hearts of Fire (1987)
R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
30. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
Votes: 22,158 | Gross: $18.10M
31. Rock the Kasbah (2015)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Music, War
A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
Votes: 11,103 | Gross: $2.98M
32. The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)
TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A teenage boy discovers his unruly neighbour is really a disgraced Rock God who "died" 8 years ago owing a fortune in unpaid tax. The boy agrees not to reveal his secret on condition that he teaches him the dark arts of Rock Guitar.
33. Bandslam (2009)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 13,963 | Gross: $5.21M
34. Sing (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.
Votes: 137,114 | Gross: $270.40M
35. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one-hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from their manager.
Votes: 63,565 | Gross: $25.81M
36. 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: 257,048 | Gross: $32.53M
37. The Commitments (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.
Votes: 33,296 | Gross: $14.92M
38. Still Crazy (1998)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Fame, fortune and fornication drove the British rock band in the '70s until a divine end. 20 years later, Strange Fruit reunites and goes on a tour with ups and downs on the continent.
Votes: 7,783 | Gross: $0.48M
39. Soul Men (2008)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
Votes: 10,522 | Gross: $12.08M
41. The Rocker (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Music
In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.
Votes: 36,956 | Gross: $6.41M
42. Band Aid (2017)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
Votes: 5,242 | Gross: $0.24M
45. Ricki and the Flash (2015)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music