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1. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 293,554 | Gross: $215.29M

2. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 240,453 | Gross: $32.53M

3. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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68 Metascore

Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 56,266 | Gross: $20.50M

4. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 253,168 | Gross: $81.26M

5. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 79,933 | Gross: $35.18M

6. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 44,562 | Gross: $3.57M

7. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 64,043 | Gross: $7.92M

8. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 103,197 | Gross: $24.34M

9. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 37,437 | Gross: $42.72M

10. LOL (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 52,381 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 59,116 | Gross: $0.87M

12. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.2
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Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, Noriko Hidaka, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 13,637

13. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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67 Metascore

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 15,256

14. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,835

15. Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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29 Metascore

A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Gay Thomas Wilson

Votes: 15,477 | Gross: $20.63M

16. Doom Asylum (1988)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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A horribly disfigured lawyer, wrongfully pronounced dead after a terrible car accident, is taken to an asylum for dissection, only to come back alive, kill everyone, and make the asylum his killing grounds.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Patty Mullen, Ruth Collins, Kristin Davis, William Hay

Votes: 933

17. Ricki and the Flash (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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54 Metascore

A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 21,508 | Gross: $26.82M

18. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.8
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship hoping for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise-ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,919

19. The Beatles Anthology (1995–1996)

600 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin

Votes: 6,292

20. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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24 Metascore

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 16,550 | Gross: $21.41M

21. The Driller Killer (1979)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz

Votes: 6,139

22. What Maisie Knew (2012)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham

Votes: 25,973 | Gross: $1.07M

23. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

5.8
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57 Metascore

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 5,535 | Gross: $6.80M

24. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman

Votes: 4,072

25. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 9,952

26. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 7,313 | Gross: $4.00M

27. Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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36 Metascore

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot, Sam Louwyck

Votes: 9,328

28. When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 8,820 | Gross: $0.24M

29. The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 7,358

30. Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 1,077

31. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

5.8
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57 Metascore

A look at the life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour.

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz | Stars: Katy Perry, Adam Marcello, Casey Hooper, Patrick Matera

Votes: 13,122 | Gross: $25.24M

33. Windrider (1986)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Monton | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Nicole Kidman, Jill Perryman, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 490

34. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 4,324 | Gross: $3.75M

35. Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an evil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitri Logothetis | Stars: Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi, Tom Reilly, Donna Denton

Votes: 633

36. If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant

Votes: 537

37. Superchick (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy

3.5
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Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Forsyth | Stars: Joyce Jillson, Louis Quinn, Thomas Reardon, Tony Young

Votes: 427

38. The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)

TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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A teenage boy discovers his unruly neighbour is really a disgraced Rock God who "died" 8 years ago owing a fortune in unpaid tax. The boy agrees not to reveal his secret on condition that he teaches him the dark arts of Rock Guitar.

Director: John Williams | Stars: Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine, Lisa Dillon, Verity Pinter

Votes: 1,097

39. Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Music, War

8.9
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In 1994 Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and rocket propelled grenades rained onto the city, killing indiscriminately, ever day. Amongst the madness, two United Nations personnel: a... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Hodzic | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric

Votes: 850

40. Blackbelt (1992)

R | 85 min | Action

5.4
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Ex-cop protects a singer from a psycho serial killer.

Directors: Charles Philip Moore, Rick Jacobson | Stars: Don Wilson, Deirdre Imershein, Matthias Hues, Richard Beymer

Votes: 488

41. Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

6.5
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"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: W. Earl Brown, Dedee Pfeiffer, Zachary Throne, Tim Kelleher

Votes: 453

42. Rocktober Blood (1984)

R | 93 min | Horror, Music

4.9
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A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band.

Director: Beverly Sebastian | Stars: Tray Loren, Donna Scoggins, Cana Cockrell, Renee Hubbard

Votes: 554

43. Judgement in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.8
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Votes: 649 | Gross: $0.23M

44. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $0.61M

45. The Punk Singer (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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75 Metascore

A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

Director: Sini Anderson | Stars: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett

Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $0.12M

46. A Year at the Top (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Greg and Paul are rock musicians who leave their home in Boise, Idaho for Hollywood. They find Frederick J. Hanover, a promoter, who has found a lot of famous rock musicians. However, Greg ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Votes: 28

47. Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (2012)

Not Rated | 124 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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A concert documentary of Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007 tribute performance for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Director: Dick Carruthers | Stars: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham

Votes: 2,171

48. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, Mani

Votes: 2,333

49. The Breakup Playlist (2015)

117 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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A story about an aspiring professional singer and a rock singer who collaborates in a song. As they work on their song, they start to develop feelings for each other.

Director: Dan Villegas | Stars: Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Rio Locsin, Dennis Padilla

Votes: 246

50. Szuperbojz (2009)

Comedy, Music

1.3
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A man pretends to be a manager and helps veteran rockstar god, Johnny G. and his ex-band to reunite once more.

Director: Barna Kabay | Stars: Imre Bajor, Vica Kerekes, Károly Gesztesi, Krisztián Kolovratnik

Votes: 652



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