The Best Rock Music Movies Films

The Best Rock Music Movies

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List Criteria: 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

    the people's #1 & added by Lee Kirby
    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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    Pink Floyd – The Wall


    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    - 12
    School of Rock

    added by schuechen
    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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    The Song Remains the Same

    added by blues68
    Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones

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  5. 5
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    - 15
    The Doors

    added by blues68
    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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  6. 6
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    Woodstock

    added by Pastabatman
    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend

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  7. 7
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    Help!

    added by Lee Kirby
    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  8. 8
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    - 8
    The Buddy Holly Story

    added by blues68
    Gary Busey, Buddy Miles, Paul Mooney

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  9. 9
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    Almost Famous

    added by bree120
    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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    - 6
    A Hard Day's Night

    added by OCD Man
    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Rock 'n' Roll High School

    added by blues68
    Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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    American Graffiti


    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    - 14
    Tommy

    added by Lee Kirby
    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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    Detroit Rock City

    added by AndyRoberts
    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons

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    The Last Waltz

    added by Pastabatman

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    Great Balls of Fire!

    added by OCD Man
    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Dennis Quaid

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    The Runaways


    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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    That Thing You Do!


    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    La Bamba

    added by OCD Man
    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    Stop Making Sense

    added by Pastabatman

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    Rock Star

    added by bojanthebest
    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

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    - 7
    Jailhouse Rock

    added by OCD Man
    Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall

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    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

    added by punksnotdead

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    Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

    added by schuechen
    Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller

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    Hair

    added by punksnotdead
    Hair

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    The Damned: Don't You Wish We Were Dead

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    It Might Get Loud


    Michael McKean

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    Singles


    Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

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    Roger Waters: the Wall

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    Lemmy

    added by punksnotdead
    Dave Grohl, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Rude Boy

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    The Rose

    added by blues68
    Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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    The Boat That Rocked

    added by schuechen
    Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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    Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin Tim Curry, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell

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    Control

    added by punksnotdead
    Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Lara

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    Zabriskie Point

    added by punksnotdead
    Harrison Ford, Rod Taylor, G. D. Spradlin

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    Amy

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    Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'roll

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    More

    added by punksnotdead
    Klaus Grünberg, Mimsy Farmer, Georges Montant

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    Liquid Sky

    added by punksnotdead
    Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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    added by punksnotdead
    La Vallee

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    24 Hour Party People

    added by Lee Kirby
    Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis

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    Cha Cha

    added by punksnotdead
    Nina Hagen, Lene Lovich

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    We Who Wait

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

    added by pigonthewing
    Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone

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    - 7
    Breaking Glass

    added by filmish
    Jim Broadbent, Jonathan Pryce, Jonathan Ross

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    - 9
    Stoned

    added by blues68
    Paddy Constantine, David Morrissey, David Walliams

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    Freebird... The Movie

    added by dca1983
    Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Artimus Pyle

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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    added by Lee Kirby
    Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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    Rock of Ages

    added by bojanthebest
    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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