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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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Lee Kirby added This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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Lee Kirby added 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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bree120 added Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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blues68 added The Song Remains the Same Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones

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blues68 added The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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Pastabatman added Woodstock Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend

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

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schuechen added School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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Lee Kirby added Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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blues68 added 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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blues68 added Rock 'n' Roll High School Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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Pastabatman added The Last Waltz

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OCD Man added La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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AndyRoberts added Detroit Rock City Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons

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

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bojanthebest added Rock Star Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

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

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OCD Man added Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall

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

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ScottPolichette added 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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Pastabatman added Stop Making Sense

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punksnotdead added Lemmy Dave Grohl, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton

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punksnotdead added Hair

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blues68 added The Rose Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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chazzo added Crossroads Steve Vai, Jami Gertz, Ralph Macchio

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

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Singles Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

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Timo Metsänen added The Sapphires Chris O'Dowd, Jessica Mauboy, Eka Darville

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

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

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Roger Waters: the Wall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added Roger Waters: the Wall

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Christopher Bastedo added Still Crazy Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall

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

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Lee Kirby added 24 Hour Party People Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis

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Roger Waters: The Wall: Live i... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin Tim Curry, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell

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

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Rude Boy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added Rude Boy

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punksnotdead added Control Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Lara

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Amy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added Amy

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Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'r... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'roll

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filmish added Breaking Glass Jim Broadbent, Jonathan Pryce, Jonathan Ross

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pigonthewing added 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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punksnotdead added Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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punksnotdead added More Klaus Grünberg, Mimsy Farmer, Georges Montant

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La Vallee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rock Music Movies
punksnotdead added La Vallee