Rock 'n' Roll (seen)by Pantstrovich | created - 17 Feb 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Movies (and maybe a little TV) about rock music, the rock 'n' roll lifestyle or featuring rock stars.
Some things probably will not be included if I don't think they fit under the genre. (The Beatles and David Bowie were more "pop" than "rock," for example. Okay, I don't want to add them because they have too much stuff. Same with Goblin. I'll probably add them all later, because I'm a weirdo completist.)
In progress, like pretty much all of my lists.
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1. 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 them into a rock band.
Votes: 254,049 | Gross: $81.26M
Jack Black is obnoxious, but this is a cute, fun movie, which is a love letter to rock music. It comes on TV a lot, and I never want to turn it off.
2. 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: 241,177 | Gross: $32.53M
3. Wayne's World (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
Votes: 137,597 | Gross: $121.70M
A long time favourite. Features Alice Cooper. The not as good sequel featured Aerosmith.
4. 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: 123,502 | Gross: $0.19M
5. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 104,374 | Gross: $40.49M
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: 80,184 | Gross: $35.18M
8. 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.
9. Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
Admittedly, Def Leppard are a very pop rock band. They were practically a boy band...
10. The Prowler (1981)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Special mention for the cool band at the dance - NowhereFast. They were a real band, who released one album, which was self-titled. Be sure to use quotations and not to use a space in the name, if you want to look them up.
11. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music
A double-DVD set which features over five hours of previously unreleased concert and archival performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969 to 1979.
12. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Documentary, Biography, Music
Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.
I saw several episodes of this, but not all of them.
13. 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: 5,555 | Gross: $6.80M
Features Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.
14. Rush: Exit... Stage Left (1981 Video)
Not Rated | 60 min | Music
RUSH's official concert film from both Canada and Scotland performances. The performances that were recorded onto EXIT... STAGE LEFT, the bestselling live album. Featuring popular songs like "YYZ", "Tom Sawyer", and "Closer to the Heart".
15. Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984 (1985 Video)
Not Rated | 70 min | Music
An energy-filled performance from legendary rock trio Rush, recorded live at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada on September 21, 1984. Seventy minutes long, the entire performance is not ... See full summary »
17. Rush in Rio (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 171 min | Documentary, Music
First concert DVD ever from legendary rock trio Rush. Double-DVD set, containing 28 Rush songs. Bonus features include a tour documentary, multi-angle viewing options for certain songs, and... See full summary »
Votes: 746 | Gross: $9.00M
18. Hardware (1990)
R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
Votes: 12,196 | Gross: $5.73M
19. 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: 44,419 | Gross: $5.37M
20. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.
Features Lemmy as the narrator.
21. Prince of Darkness (1987)
R | 102 min | Horror
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Votes: 34,391 | Gross: $14.18M
Features Alice Cooper.
22. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 39,196 | Gross: $34.87M
Features Alice Cooper. Not a great ANoES movie.
23. Never Too Young to Die (1986)
R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.
This movie is hilarious nonsense. Features Gene Simmons in drag.
25. Deathgasm (2015)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.
26. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 89,417 | Gross: $57.47M
Featuring the Ramones songs, "Pet Sematary" and "Sheena is a Punk Rocker."
Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
For Cryin' Out Loud
Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
A greedy rock promoter tries to steal the money raised at a benefit concert when his conscience intervenes.
Iggy Pop performs Kill City!
28. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
R | 97 min | Horror
An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.
Votes: 25,894 | Gross: $12.53M
Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and Lemmy, wrote the song "Hellraiser," for the film, which plays over the end credits.
Motörhead also made a music video featuring scenes from the movie.
Armored Saint can be seen performing in the club.
There may have been a few other rock bands on the soundtrack, but I'm not sure. Most music seemed to be either the typical score or industrial music.
Also featuring Motörhead's song, "Hell on Earth."
29. Runaway (I) (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
Votes: 10,970 | Gross: $6.77M
Gene Simmons' first (non-KISS) movie.
30. Vicious Lips (1986)
R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi
Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.
31. Monster Dog (1984)
R | 84 min | Horror, Music
A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose killing off the local residents.
Stars Alice Cooper.
32. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music
Ramones fanatic and delinquent Riff Randell battle it out with the strict new principle of Vince Lombardi High School, Miss Togar, with help from the Ramones.
Featuring the Ramones.
Several scenes of the movie were used as music videos for the band.
33. Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an evil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy ... See full summary »
34. The Monster Club (1981)
Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.
35. Strangeland (1998)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A detective pursues a sadist specializing in body modification rituals who lures teenagers through the internet.
Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $0.63M
Features Dee Snider.
36. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
37. Biker Mice from Mars (1993–1996)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When three alien motorcycle riding mice are forced to leave their home planet of Mars thanks to the evil mining Plutarkians, they rebel against their enemies on planet Earth and the city of Chicago.
Music by Will Anderson and Jeff Scott Soto.
38. Wayne's World 2 (1993)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.
Votes: 74,084 | Gross: $48.20M
39. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.
Votes: 60,050 | Gross: $38.04M
40. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
Votes: 35,540 | Gross: $19.47M
Alice Cooper (and Tom Kelly and Kane Roberts) wrote the theme song, "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)," which plays several times during the film.
Alice Cooper's (with Kane Roberts) songs, "Teenage Frankenstein" and "Hard Rock Summer," also feature in the film.
Alice Cooper did promotional photoshoots for the film and made a music video, for "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)," featuring scenes from the film.
41. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.
Votes: 49,708 | Gross: $63.07M
42. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)
TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music
Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."
Showed several rock music videos within the show, as well as wearing shirts featuring Metallica and AC/DC.
Beavis and Butthead's favourite band was GWAR.
43. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
24 hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.
Votes: 46,992 | Gross: $0.30M
45. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music