Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

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

The Top Ten

1 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

I've seen most on this list and not sure how A.Fam is so high. The memorable movies are this, hard day's night and the wall.

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2 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.

Mm penny lane? yes please

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3 School of Rock

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

This my favorite movie on this list. "Dude, I service society by rocking, OK? I'm out there on the front lines liberating people with my music! " - Metal_Treasure

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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

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

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

The Beatles! Say no more!

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

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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

Have watched several times.me and my friends used to go to a midnight movie theatre that played this on the weekends it was outrageous but good!

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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

Amazing

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.

Unbelievable!

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 Jesus Christ Superstar
18 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

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

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 Cliff 'Em All!

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

26 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

ZEPPELIN is KING!
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

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 Hair
30 A Star Is Born
31 Eddie and the Cruisers

great

32 Great Balls of Fire!
33 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!

ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, LETS GET THIS TO THE TOP TEN!

I’ll rob a store for this to be in the top ten.

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34 Velvet Goldmine
35 Wayne's World 2
36 Gimme Shelter

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

37 The Temptations

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

38 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.

39 Rock 'N' Roll High School
40 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.

41 The Filth and the Fury

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

42 Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
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 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.

45 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

How is this not #1?

46 High Fidelity
47 Lisztomania

THIS IS THE BEST! MY DAD LOVES THIS BAND!

48 The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle
49 Live S***: Binge & Purge
50 Rainbow Bridge

This is a must see a true classic Enjoy the experience and take that trip down memory lane. Many people did and many still are. Peace!

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Top Remixes (8)

1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. Almost Famous
3. School of Rock
BeatlesFan1964
1. Purple Rain
2. Yellow Submarine
3. Footloose
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1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. The Wall - Pink Floyd
3. Purple Rain
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