Rock and roll movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rock and roll movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky, harsh, nostalgic and cult film films and TV shows about / with rock and roll, music, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, musician, mentor, destiny, catastrophe and artists and showbiz plots mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rock and roll: Cry-Baby (1990), The Doors (1991), Walk the Line (2005), Almost Famous (2000), School of Rock (2003), Cadillac Records (2008), Nowhere Boy (2009), The Boat That Rocked (2009), Sid and Nancy (1986), Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016).

List of rock and roll movies

Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, gang, teenage love, rivalry, teenage life, juvenile delinquent, juvenile delinquency, youth, fall in love, dancing, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, rock and roll, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, 1940s ...
Place: california, usa, venice beach california, miami, los angeles ...
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, profanity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, boston, los angeles, new york ...
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School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, rock band, teachers and students, music, rock music, musician, school, guitarist, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
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Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: sincere, touching, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: rock, hippie, radio, rebelliousness, ship, friendship, rebellion, marijuana, weirdo, radio dj, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: britain, london, england
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: cult film, gloomy, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: punk, heroin, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, rock and roll, domestic violence, dwarf, s&m ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, england, london, europe, usa ...
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Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious, based on true events
Plot: father son relationship, epilepsy, rock and roll, youth culture, counterculture, music industry, music business, love, friendship, friend, drugs, musician ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: helsinki finland
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Manhattan Minutiae (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rock & roll romantic comedy centered on an eclectic group of Greenwich Village East residents, led by the intellectual slacker Dex and the passionate Bohemian rock-star-in-the-making, Max. Their grunge chic New York group's divergent ...
Style: captivating, sexy, unusual plot structure, psychological, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: love, band, lesbian interest, rock and roll, sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian, friendship, love and romance, sexual orientation, music band ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Hairspray (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, fat girl, music, farce, injustice, follow your dream, social differences, discrimination, satire, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, christianity, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
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Moonwalker (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy ...
Style: parody, exciting, surreal, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: dancing, music, performer's life, surrealism, music video, children, rock and roll, entertainer, creativity, hip hop, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
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Zeroville (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.
Style: semi serious, stylized, talky, ironic, humorous
Plot: hollywood, movie business, filmmaking, romance, drugs, rock and roll, weapons, mental illness, student
Time: year 1969
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Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, love and romance, small town, youth, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, music, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, musician, audition, music business, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, tragic event, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
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Detroit Rock City (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, family relations, youth, teenager, love and romance, friendship, music band, rock band, catholic church, concert, road trip, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
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Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, photograph, body painting, guitar, rock and roll, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, high school, punk, rebellion, camp, punk rock, bong, rock, rock and roll, music, culture clash, college ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, experimental, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, rebellion, isolation, teacher, nightmare, police brutality, alienation, racial slur, paranoia, wall ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, sincere, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, united kingdom ...
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Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, epilepsy, music, music band, depression, punk, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester england, london ...
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, oldies, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
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This Is Elvis (1981)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: concert, music, showbiz, blues, rock and roll, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, rock, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: las vegas, memphis, germany, hawaii, new jersey
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Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, graduation, coming of age, first love, dating, jealousy, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, singing, musician's life, friendship, youth, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, falling in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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Barbie in Rock 'N Royals (2015)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When royal Princess Courtney trades places with famous rock star Erika, two worlds collide while both learn to appreciate new friends and experiences.
Style: inspirational, light, sweet, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: princess, barbie doll, misunderstanding, camp, rivalry, barbie, friendship, standoff, friends, rock, rock music, teamwork ...
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Stardust (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Bowie went to America for the first time to promote his third album, The Man Who Sold the World. There, he embarked on a coast-to-coast publicity tour. During this tour, Bowie came up with the idea of his iconic Ziggy Stardust character, ...
Style: poignant, disturbing, touching, melancholic, lyrical
Plot: musician's life, artistic, musician, creativity, follow your dream, life philosophy, honest, unlikely friendships, friendship, desire for fame, music business, rising to stardom ...
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