Top 10 Best Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

Welcome, all you rock and roll enthusiasts, film lovers, and everyone in between! We're here to delve into the electrifying world of rock and roll cinema, where music fuels the stories and the legends live forever. We're talking about the best rock and roll movies of all time, films that transport us to the heart of pulsating concerts, intimate backstage moments, and the fascinating lives of rockstars.

Now, let's imagine the scene: the lights go down, the crowd roars, and the first chords of an iconic song blast through the speakers. That's the power of a great rock and roll movie. It can make you feel as though you're right there in the front row, witnessing music history unfold before your eyes. These films are about more than just the music, though. They delve into the triumphs and tribulations of musicians, the creative process, the highs and lows of fame, and the cultural revolutions sparked by the rock and roll movement.

But which of these films truly rock? Which ones captured the spirit of rock and roll in all its raw, rebellious glory?
The Top Ten
1 This Is Spinal Tap

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've seen most on this list and am not sure how Almost Famous is so high. The memorable movies are This, A Hard Day's Night, and The Wall.

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

2 Almost Famous

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

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 they nailed the look and style we all wore.

This movie is just the bomb, really just fantastic. With its amazing music, this movie is rock at its absolute finest.

3 Purple Rain
4 School of Rock

Amazing rock movie. Ever I watched, baby, we were making straight A's.

This is 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!"

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

5 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.

Nothing beats this film. NOTHING. Richard O'Brien is a legend, and his music, script, story, and character are perfect.

I have watched this several times. My friends and I used to go to a midnight movie theater that played this on the weekends. It was outrageous but good!

6 A Hard Day's Night

This movie paved the way for every music video produced, including the Beatles' own music videos.

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

I love this movie! It has the music of The Beatles, which is my absolute favorite band!

7 The Wall - Pink Floyd

My Rock Opera List

3. American Idiot
2. Tommy
1. The Wall

This movie is creepy in some parts, but perfectly displays the story of the beloved opera. I'd say this needs to be number 2.

Greatest rock band ever presents their story without any visual presence, actual band footage, or even dialogue, but it is awesome. Too deep for mental lightweights.

Does anybody know where to get old movies like this?

8 The Graduate
9 Stop Making Sense
10 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."

The Contenders
11 The Doors
12 High Fidelity
13 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
14 Rock Star
15 Footloose
16 Woodstock

I wish I was at this festival. Hendrix, Joplin, The 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.

The best of all - and the real thing!

17 The Blues Brothers
18 La Bamba

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

19 Yellow Submarine
20 Wayne's World
21 The Last Waltz

I've worn out two DVDs watching this.

22 Tommy

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

23 Walk The Line

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

24 Jesus Christ Superstar
25 Dazed and Confused
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