Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

Greatest rock and roll movies, whether concert, documentary, or movie heavily laced with music.

The Top Ten

1 Almost Famous

This movie felt real to me visually and musically. The problems that bands faced from the 70's or any other era, were captured perfectly here. Outstanding movie from Cameron Crowe.

at a par with school of rock, different styles but they're both great movies about the true spirit of rock and roll

This movie is just the BOMB, really just fantastic and with its amazing music, this movie is rock at its absolutely finest.

Nothing left to say but I love you Penny Lane and if Stillwater was real I'd be down. I felt like I knew some of those people and the nailed the look and style we all wore.

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2 This Is Spinal Tap

C'mon guys, vote for this, make a real rock movie #1. LETS CRANK THIS UP TO ELEVEN! AMAZING MOVIE ONE OF THE BEST EVER!

This is the greatest movie of all time. "My amps go all the way up to 11." Haha! Best line ever! Nigel is the best!

I just finished watching this movie for the first time a few minutes ago. I loved it! I love Nigel

A great parody that any self respecting rock fan has to see!

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3 School of Rock

Jack Black's passion for rock music is unrivalled by any other

Amazing rock movie ever I watched baby we were making straight a's...

This is my favorite jack black movie - Ajkloth

I ' love this movie

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4 The Wall - Pink Floyd

#1. Pure Genius. Joan Jett?!?! C'mon, really?!? Of coarse I love Tommy too. - QuarantineGames

It's a really strange yet awesome movie.

There is no way this is not Number 1!

Does anybody know where to get old movies like this?

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5 Rock of Ages

I just watched this movie. It's one of my all time favorites. I know every single song in it. "And it just goes on and on and on" - SirSheep

Hey you like to rock and this Movie is the meaning Of the rock and comedy concept
And who don't love Alec baldwin and russel brand and also tom cruise

The best rock movie made handsdown!

Rock n Roll resurrected...
Legendary Tom Rocks...!
I Feel alive

6 A Hard Day's Night

This movie paved the way for every music video produced. Including the Beatles' own music videos. - mgenet

I love this movie! it has The music Of The Beatles which is my absolute favorites band!

A super fun movie I grew up watching! Lots of great music and laughs!

The Beatles! Say no more!

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7 Walk The Line

This movie has great acting and I like Johnny Cash - Ajkloth

Greatest love story of all time!,

Great movie about Jhonny Cash. I really love this movie. I can watch it over and over again.

8 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I voted for it on the other list, too. Go out and see it if you never have! Much better than that Spinal Tap junk. - Dave0the0Suave

"Shivering with antici... PATION!" - rebhall

I love this movie X3 - Derpyderpderpderp

Best movie ever. Tim Curry is amazing!

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9 Purple Rain

Prince shreds it up!

10 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

This is the best movie ever, nevermind best Rock n Roll movie. Combining rock and roll legends with humour. Winner from the start

I loved waynes world, school of rock and spinal tap but you can't go past the D - CrowdedChisel

Jack black at is best


The Contenders

11 Rock Star
12 Footloose

It was only cool in the 80s really. I don't see why people like this so much

13 La Bamba

It's been my favorite music movie for 20 years! - westofohio

This is real rock n roll!

14 The Last Waltz


I've worn out two DVD's watching this.

15 Yellow Submarine
16 Woodstock

The best of all - and, the real thing!!

I wish I was at this festival. Hendrix, Joplin, Who, Joe Cocker, Santana, Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, CCR, CSNY, Canned Heat, and Ten Years After? I would've been super tired but it would've been worth it.

17 Air Heads

This entire movie express the dedication to rock & roll these three musicians have. It should be much, much higher. I wish there was a sequel. - maarilynmaanson

18 Jesus Christ Superstar
19 Tommy

The story is hard to follow. Roger Daltrey is not very much of an actor. But, you gotta love this movie.

two words THE WHO thats all I need to say should be higher - heresjohnny

20 The Buddy Holly Story

my opinion about the buddy holly story is that it was the greatest movie ever it told a story about his life and his death. It also told about richie valens, the big bopper and eddie cochran the life and the death of the famous singers of the 1950's to me I vote about the movie the number 1 movie ever

21 The Doors

Should be in the top 3

Wow this cannot happen

22 Light of Day

Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox show what life is like on the road for a struggling band. Joan Jett rocks in this one.

23 Sid & Nancy
24 Backbeat
25 Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same

some documentarys say there all that but this is the real deal its crepy in a cool way 3 hours of nonstop rock

The fantasy sequences freak me out, but I love the footage shown. "Does anybody remember laughter? "

This movie contains the best versions of a bunch of their songs - Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick... - Songsta41

26 Cliff 'Em All!

The movie showing all of Cliff's great talents. - jake33

27 Wayne's World

best 1

28 Ray

ray shows us that rocknroll can be about something. ray charles used rocknroll to fight for black rights too!

Ray this movie was a true adventure from start to finish, it was funy sad and very emtional and moving Go Mr. RAY cHARLES WHAT A TRIP THAT MAN WAS, REST IN PEACE

29 Eddie and the Cruisers


30 Detroit Rock City

If you were a rebel teen in the 70's,this movie is a must.

#19? Are you kidding me?
This movie is so good man!



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31 Hair
32 A Star Is Born
33 Great Balls of Fire!
34 Velvet Goldmine

Nice memories of an era, nostalgia.

35 Wayne's World 2
36 Gimme Shelter

NOT IN THE TOP 10? The world is crazy ;-;

37 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Facts speak louder than fiction. This movie WON MORE OSCARS at the recent Academy Awards than any other movie!

38 The Temptations

Classic movie better than La Bamba, and I'm Latino so thank you.

39 Rock 'N' Roll High School
40 Jailhouse Rock

Elvis is THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL, so a list without him would not be very convincing. Despite that I prefer the movie "King Creole " or even "viva las vegas " I decided to choose this one because of the story. It got jealousy, rip-offs, decadence in the music industry...and thus it makes a real rockmovie.
Don't forget,it was made in 1957 when Rock'n'Roll was big.

41 Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
42 Across the Universe

I absolutely love this movie! It is so good and it deserves to be in number 1. Anyone who loves the Beatles and has not seen this needs to.

43 Quadrophenia

Okay, maybe not the best produced movie ever, but one of the very few movies that reflects the era of the mods. Amphetamines, Vespas, Lambrettas, the fights in Brighton.
Based on the 1973 album of the Who ( the story took place in 1964 ) and of great influence for the mod revival that took place in the late seventies and the eighties after lots of people were desillusioned by the punk movement. I wish they could make this film again with a better production and a more realistic visual in details.

44 The Filth and the Fury

It's so magnific and it changed my life. - Sid

45 High Fidelity
46 The Girl Can't Help It

This is Hollywood rock'n'roll, but despite of that it got great color performances of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Little Richard and many others.

47 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

How is this not #1?

48 Lisztomania


49 Stardust (1974)
50 The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle
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Top Remixes (8)

1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. Almost Famous
3. School of Rock
1. Purple Rain
2. Yellow Submarine
3. Footloose
1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. The Wall - Pink Floyd
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