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, harsh, humorous, talky and clever films and TV shows about / with rock and roll, music, mentor, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, artists and showbiz and adaptation plots mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Finland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rock and roll: Cry-Baby (1990), School of Rock (2003), Cadillac Records (2008), Walk the Line (2005), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Moonwalker (1988), Nowhere Boy (2009), Repossessed (1990), Beach Ball (1965), Velvet (2013).

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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, love and romance, rock and roll, youth, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: usa, baltimore
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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: humorous, inspirational, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, teachers and students, musician, youth, rock band, music, idealism, ambition, rock, school, rock musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, 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, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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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, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, performer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, religion, hopes, singing, jesus, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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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: exciting, surreal, absurd, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: music, dancing, performer's life, surrealism, neo noir, music video, parody, rock and roll, creativity, hip hop, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new orleans
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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: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, aunt nephew relationship, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, scary, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, devil, exorcism, afterlife, danger, clergy, mistaken identity, tv show, curses spells and rituals, escapades, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 80s, year 1973
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Beach Ball (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: realistic, touching, offbeat, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: beach party, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, music band, beach, ambition, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Velvet (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 43 min.
Story: In 1950s Spain, the heir to a fashion house romances a beautiful seamstress who works for the company, despite the objections of his family.
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, romantic, sincere
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: impossible love, fashion, wealth, seamstress, male female relationship, social differences, fashion designer, workplace romance, society, gallery, dressmaker, love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe
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Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Aliens land in the mythical town of "Speelburgh, U.S.A" searching for the source of rock & roll. What they find is a gang of teenagers, led by Dee Dee (the inimitable Pia Zadora) and Frankie, along with Frankie's posse/rock ...
Plot: alien, chainsaw, high school, escaped mental patient, force field, woman in bra, teenage protagonist, bullying, secret mission, musical performance, scientific research, first contact ...
Time: 21st century
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Cook & Banks (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Cocky natural Jack Cook and nervous savant Oliver Banks write and record a demo that sends them down the road to becoming the most successful duo of the 1980s. With help and hindrance from their producer, their manager, Cook's girlfriend, ...
Plot: fictional band, duo, recording studio, tape recording, music industry, showbiz, reporter, musician, music video, concert, rock and roll, song
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Rock'n Roll Never Dies (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Finnish rocker movie
Plot: rock and roll, childhood flashback, childhood friend, songwriting, guitarist, rock band, flashback, tattoo, rock music, guitar, rock, carnival ...
Place: finland
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Sugar & Spice: Fûmi zekka (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Recently graduated from high school, 17-year-old Shiro (Yagira Yuya) decides to put off college and work at a gas station instead. Shy and introspective, Shiro understands he is at a turning point of his life, but is unsure of what lies ahead. ...
Plot: bar, college, rock and roll, service station, mechanic, gas station, first love, locker, ex boyfriend, apprentice, first kiss
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American Satan (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: fame, devil, music band, satan, death, murder, deal with the devil, manipulation, stranger, price of fame, obsession, band ...
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Bigger Than the Beatles (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: When Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced his new pal to the L.A. music scene, sparks began to fly. Charlie, an intense singer-songwriter, penned some songs for The Beach Boys, but his worldwide fame came for another reason entirely.
Plot: lie, rock and roll
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: realistic, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, americana, misfit, lifestyle, showbiz, rock, rise to the top, disorder, fall in love, obsessive quest, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: cross country, texas
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Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: grunge, feel good, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, friendship, music, musician's life, looking for love, clubbing, young lovers, twentysomething life, friends, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
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The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, rock music, drummer, guitarist, microphone, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, girl band, alcoholic drink, publicity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
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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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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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, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, dying young, mexican american, marital rape, musician's life, music, young lovers, society, social differences, lifestyle, latin, audition ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, ambition, rock, young love, rocker, rock star, teenager, nightclub, fish out of water, music band, dancer, mayor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, introspection, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, crimes, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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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, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, youth, love and romance, family relations, teenager, friendship, catholic church, rock band, concert, road trip, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
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Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, cons and scams, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, aging, ambition, friends, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
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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: rough, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, body painting, music, artists and showbiz, friends, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, love and romance, ambition, rock, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, seaport, england, germany, northern germany ...
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, devil, rock, farce, marijuana, musician, fan, friendship, guitar, obsessive quest, heavy metal, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, comeback, friends, artists and showbiz, musical tour, sexual activity, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austin texas
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, domestic violence, nervous breakdown, party, fame, musician, cocaine, poetry, airplane, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, paris france, venice beach california ...
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, music, culture clash, society, friendship, misfit, village, village life, on the road, fish out of water, disorder, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, mexico, latin america, usa, new orleans ...
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