films The Best Rock Music Movies  

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List Rules Only movies that prominently feature rock music.

A list of all the best rock music movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This rock music movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, but is currently ordered by popularity. Upvote your favorite items on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would. This list of rock music films also contains rock music movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your own opinion! These are the top films about rock music. Each and every one on this list either focuses on or deals with the concept of rock music, most often as a central theme. Downvote the items you hate (Pink Floyd The Wall, Tommy, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them. If there are any movies about rock music you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous rock music movies of all time.

Items include everything from That Thing You Do to This Is Spinal Tap.

Whether you're watching these rock music movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, this is a list of good rock music movies for a wide variety of occasions. So many occasions! So from the latest to simply the greatest rock music movies, here is the full rock music movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well The Best Dog Breeds

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Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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The Song Remains the Same Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones

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Woodstock Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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The Buddy Holly Story Gary Busey, Buddy Miles, Paul Mooney

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American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Rock 'n' Roll High School Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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Detroit Rock City Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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Great Balls of Fire! Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Dennis Quaid

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Rock Star Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

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La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller

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Heavy Metal John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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The Runaways Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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Lemmy Dave Grohl, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton

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The Rose Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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Crossroads Steve Vai, Jami Gertz, Ralph Macchio

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The Boat That Rocked Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

The Best Rock Vocalists The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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The Sapphires Chris O'Dowd, Jessica Mauboy, Eka Darville

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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Carr, James Corden

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Roger Waters: the Wall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
Roger Waters: the Wall

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Singles Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

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Zabriskie Point Harrison Ford, Rod Taylor, G. D. Spradlin

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24 Hour Party People Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis

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The Damned: Don't You Wish We ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead

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Roger Waters: The Wall: Live i... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin Tim Curry, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell

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Rude Boy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies

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Still Crazy Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall

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Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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Amy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
Amy

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Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'r... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'roll

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters The Best Qualities in a Person

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Breaking Glass Jim Broadbent, Jonathan Pryce, Jonathan Ross

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Control Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Lara

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone

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It Might Get Loud Michael McKean

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Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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La Vallee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
La Vallee

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More Klaus Grünberg, Mimsy Farmer, Georges Montant