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Favorite movie about Rock music?

Simple as that. Whether total fiction or based on real life, what is your favorite movie about that music genre?

For me, hands down, Almost Famous (theatrical, which I fell in love with, obviously at the the theater. Or the even better, slightly, IMO, Untitled). I think it is just a masterpiece. Crowe’s best.

I don’t think I’ve missed a Crowe film (written or directed in theaters) actually. Even Elizabethtown. Actually, ET on down. He really hasn’t done much lately after show Roadies for some reason. Never thought I was die hard. Not much great lately, but I loved it all. Jerry Maguire, Singles, Say Anything, Fast Times, loved Vanilla Sky even. I think he is super talented.

But AF is just an amazing story about an almost famous rock band and somewhat, not sure how much, based on Crowe’s real life experience. Anyone know that? It’s exquisite and amazing filmmaking, great ensemble and unbelievable music, both by popular, Led Zepplin, Elton John or Stillwater themselves. Been listening to soundtrack and rewatching Paramount Presents Blu. Great transfer!

your fav movie about, dedicated to, deals with in some way Rock music?
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Almost Famous or Spinal Tap
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My Top 10
1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Wayne's World
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Rock of Ages
5. The Doors
6. This is Spinal Tap
7. Josie and the Pussycat
8. The Dirt
9. Sid & Nancy
10. Detroit Rock City
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Almost Famous might be my favorite movie, period.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Almost Famous is easily my favorite movie since the turn of the century, so this is an easy answer. I don't think another "rock" movie would even crack my top-10.

All that aside, I absolutely loved Yesterday, but not enough to shoot it to the top of any list.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Does Pink Floyd-The Wall count?

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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

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Does Pink Floyd-The Wall count?
only when youíre high.
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All that aside, I absolutely loved Yesterday, but not enough to shoot it to the top of any list.
Yesterday surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. Particularly the one character reveal.

I agree with other posters who said Almost Famous Itís one of my favorite movies and easily wins as my choice.

Recently Iíll also add Rocketman. I thought it was so much better than Bohemian Rhapsody, which, aside from Malikís performance and the cool Live Aid recreation, fell kind of flat for me.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

This Is Spinal Tap
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This is Spinal Tap. Everything else is either borrowed or stolen from it.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

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Yesterday surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. Particularly the one character reveal.

I agree with other posters who said Almost Famous It’s one of my favorite movies and easily wins as my choice.

Recently I’ll also add Rocketman. I thought it was so much better than Bohemian Rhapsody, which, aside from Malik’s performance and the cool Live Aid recreation, fell kind of flat for me.
Rocketman surprised the hell out of me. Liked a lot but didn’t love Bohemian Rhapsody.

Got to check out Yesterday.
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This is Spinal Tap.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

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All that aside, I absolutely loved Yesterday, but not enough to shoot it to the top of any list.
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Yesterday surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. Particularly the one character reveal.
Youíre both nuts. 😉
That movie was third rate schlock (James Cordon wasnít even the worst thing in it) and that character reveal was gross. I wanted to take a shower after that.

But youíre both right about Almost Famous.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

A Hard Day's Night
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This is Spinal Tap. Still funny after all these years.
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This is Spinal Tap
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

I would go with Almost Famous as well.


And count me as someone else who was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Yesterday. You really have to let go of reality and not expect an explanation for the events of the film, but itís just one of those simple, fun movies to enjoy without thinking too hard about.
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Really hope this is released on 4k Blu.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

This is Spinal Tap
No reason to name any others because they don't matter.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Hard Day's Night.

Almost Famous is my number two.
Wild Guitar is not a good movie, but the producer of the movie was a producer in the music industry. It's brutally honest about how artists are exploited.
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Eddie and The Cruisers by leap and bounds over anything else.

The Buddy Holly Story.
Streets of Fire
Rock Star (Yes I dig that one)
La Bamba
Almost Famous
Spinal Tap no list would be complete without it.
Detroit Rock City
Crossroads.

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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

Almost Famous- Bootleg cut
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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

My guilty pleasures:

Airheads
Streets of Fire
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

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^ Airheads was one of those movies that played on an almost constant loop on HBO in the mid-90s. I watched it a lot back then and remember liking it quite a bit. I donít think Iíve seen it since though. I wonder how well its aged.

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Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

LINDA LINDA LINDA (2005)

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A few days before they perform at their school's festival, a group of high school girls find themselves in trouble after their lead guitarist broke her finger and the lead singer had a falling out with one of them. The remaining members - guitarist Kei (Yu Kashii), drummer Kyoko (Aki Maeda), and bassist Nozomi (Shiori Sekine) - have three days to find a new member and practice for their performance. In a whim, they recruit Son (Bae Doona), a Korean exchange student who has no prior performing experience and can speak very little Japanese, to be their vocalist. And because they have no time to work on original compositions, the girls decide to do covers of the Japanese rock band Blue Hearts including the eponymous song.



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