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, cult film, talky and humorous films and TV shows about / with rock and roll, storytelling, musician, runaway, music, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, artists and showbiz and culture clash 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), School of Rock (2003), Nowhere Boy (2009), The Doors (1991), Cadillac Records (2008), Walk the Line (2005), Hairspray (1988), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Moonwalker (1988), Zeroville (2019).

List of rock and roll movies

 6.5
 54K
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, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, love and romance, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, parody ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.1
 264K
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, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: rock band, teacher, music band, musician, rock music, teachers and students, youth, school, rock and roll, society, music, rock musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.1
 35K
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: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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 7.2
 83K
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, hippie, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, paris france, los angeles, new mexico ...
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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, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
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 7.8
 231K
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, accident, musician, profanity, couple relations, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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 6.9
 20K
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, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, media, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
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 6.1
 16K
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, humorous ...
Plot: music, dancing, performer's life, surrealism, music video, parody, children, rock and roll, creativity, hip hop, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
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Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, talky, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: pop star, singing, dancing, suit and tie, performer's life, star, cultural icon, artist, storytelling, singer, musician, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 4.5
 1K
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, talky, ironic, stylized, humorous
Plot: hollywood, movie business, romance, filmmaking, mental illness, weapons, student, drugs, rock and roll
Time: year 1969
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 6.5
 46K
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, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rock music, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, teenage life, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
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 7.9
 249K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, music, journalism, musician, rock, music band, fame, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california ...
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 6.9
 28K
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, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
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 5.9
 73K
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, stylized, entertaining, light, lyrical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, ambition, fall in love, teenager, rock star, waiter, youth, performance, follow your dream, musician's life, hopes, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
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: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, friends, rock, showbiz, obsessive quest, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
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, girls' night
Plot: virginity, family relations, youth, teenager, love and romance, friendship, music band, catholic church, rock band, concert, road trip, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 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, humorous, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
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 6.6
 6K
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: sincere, sentimental, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, guitar, body painting, photograph, music, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, liverpool, northern germany, 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, not serious, entertaining, idiotic, absurd ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, rock, musician, friendship, farce, obsessive quest, rock star, devil, odd couple, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, success, pianist, musical tour, singer, fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
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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, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, united states ...
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, colourful ...
Plot: radio, rock, hippie, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, music, friends, ambition, ship, ocean or sea, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: britain, london, england
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 5.7
 3K
Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, single parent, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, hypocrisy, music, musician, rock, couple relations, fall in love, celebrity culture, musician's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school life, high school, rebellion, camp, bong, rock, music, college, culture clash, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, hidden identity, friends, showbiz, rock, human nature, celebrity culture, starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, adolescence, performer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.0
 29K
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, captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, punk, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, s&m, vandalism, dwarf, domestic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, europe, usa ...
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