List: Best Rock N Roll Movies

I’ve put this list together many times and changed the parameters so much to fit in different films, that it sort of got out of hand. So now, I’ve simplified it to make it easier to define what is a great “rock n roll” movie. No it doesn’t’ have to be all music based, though that would be super simple, instead I’ve made this list based upon movies that used rock music in such a way that it helped to make the movie that much better. I’m not including music documentaries in this or concert films (for example: The Who’s Tommy or The Band’s The Last Waltz).  Biopic movies do count and should be included. As always, your participation in adding to this list is more than welcome.

Let’s Begin!!


Almost Famous
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
Dazed and Confused
Rock N Roll High School
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pink Floyd: The Wall
High Fidelity
The School Of Rock
Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
Detroit Rock City
Velvet Goldmine
I’m Not There
Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World 2
The Doors
La Bamba
Spinal Tap
That Thing You Do
Sid and Nancy
The Wedding Singer
24 Hour Party People
200 Cigarettes
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
American Graffiti
The Blues Brothers
Purple Rain
Grosse Point Blank
The Commitments
The Dirt
Bohemian Rhapsody
Walk The Line
A Star Is Born (all versions)
The Runaways
Get Him To The Greek
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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