Great movies about rock & roll

A Listmania! list by Scott B. Saul "opinionated, yet truthful, music critic" (COOPER CITY, FL USA)
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The list author says: "Making a movie about rock and roll can be a hit or miss situation. I feel that a movie about rock and roll should have jubilation and trigger the viewer to pursue the music even after the film is over. I have tried to exclude pure "concert" movies from this list."
Once [Blu-ray] [Region-Free]
1.  Once [Blu-ray] [Region-Free] DVD ~ Glen Hansard
The list author says:
  "The greatest movie simply about the joys of making music."
$24.99   Used & New from: $11.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (737 customer reviews)

High Fidelity
2.  High Fidelity DVD ~ Lisa Bonet
The list author says:
  "A movie about being obssessed about music"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)

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Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray]
3.  Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray] DVD ~ P.J. Soles
The list author says:
  "A totally ridiculous & trashy movie that inadvertently perfectly captures the essence (and danger) of rock and roll"
$20.95   Used & New from: $15.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

La Bamba
4.  La Bamba DVD ~ Lou Diamond Phillips
The list author says:
  "It's mushy at times put it makes rock and roll exciting."
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.25
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

The Buddy Holly Story
5.  The Buddy Holly Story DVD ~ Gary Busey
The list author says:
  "A biography that shows the history of the modern rock and roll band."
$13.50   Used & New from: $2.25
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
6.  Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure DVD ~ Keanu Reeves
The list author says:
  "Not about rock but "Wyld Stallion" is an important element. When your'e about to be tortured in Middle Ages England, in an "iron maiden" yet the characters conjure up an image of the British Metal band, then you know this IS a rock and roll movie"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

Almost Famous
7.  Almost Famous DVD ~ Billy Crudup
The list author says:
  "A salute to the golden days of 70's, self indulgent rock"
$8.69   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (767 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll (Four-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
8.  Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll (Four-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Chuck Berry
The list author says:
  "So much talent put together on one stage!"
$118.10   Used & New from: $39.59
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

School of Rock (Widescreen Edition)
9.  School of Rock (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Jack Black
The list author says:
  "The proper myth-making of rock"
$5.70   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews)

Airheads
10.  Airheads DVD ~ Brendan Fraser
The list author says:
  "From a cinematic approach, a poor movie, from a homage to rock and roll, a pleasing salute to the genre"
$9.98   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

New York Doll
11.  New York Doll DVD ~ Arthur Kane
The list author says:
  "A documentary that is unbelievable (yet it's true). In this one, truth is indeed stanger than fiction. THis is fascinating and extremely touching."
$8.54   Used & New from: $2.04
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection)
12.  The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "A horror story engulfed in a concert movie"
$16.59   Used & New from: $2.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

That Thing You Do!: Tom Hank's Extended Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
13.  That Thing You Do!: Tom Hank's Extended Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest rock and roll movies, the star is essentially "a song"! And you never tire of hearing that song!"
$15.22   Used & New from: $10.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Sid & Nancy
14.  Sid & Nancy DVD ~ Gary Oldman
The list author says:
  "Great slice of 70's punk rock"
$9.13   Used & New from: $3.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wayne's World [Blu-ray]
15.  Wayne's World [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Mike Myers
The list author says:
  "A celebration of loving rock"
$14.99   Used & New from: $2.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series)
16.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Andrea Martin
The list author says:
  "It's risque, bawdy, uncomfortable, so cheesy yet the music is AWESOME!"
$10.23   Used & New from: $7.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (396 customer reviews)

To Sir, With Love
17.  To Sir, With Love DVD ~ Sidney Poitier
The list author says:
  "Not a music movie but 1960's youth and the music is captured wonderfully"
$6.34   Used & New from: $5.75
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Standing in the Shadows of Motown
18.  Standing in the Shadows of Motown DVD ~ Joe Hunter
The list author says:
  "Meet the musicians that made those memorable songs"
$21.12   Used & New from: $6.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews)

Cadillac Records [Blu-ray]
19.  Cadillac Records [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Adrien Brody
The list author says:
  "Takes the mythical blues stars and puts a real face on them"
$10.04   Used & New from: $5.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)

Crossroads
20.  Crossroads DVD ~ Ralph Macchio
The list author says:
  "Totally gross Hollywood cheesy slop yet the guitar playing is terrific. The climax, with a guitar duel with Devil's rep, "Steve Vai" is worth the price of admission"
$6.23   Used & New from: $1.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)
21.  Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition) DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "I hate disco... except when I watch this movie"
$6.08   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection (Beach Blanket Bingo / How to Stuff a Wild Bikini / Beach Party / Bikini Beach / Fireball 500 / Thunder Alley / Muscle Beach Party / Ski Party)
22.  Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection (Beach Blanket Bingo / How to Stuff a Wild Bikini / Beach Party / Bikini Beach / Fireball 500 / Thunder Alley / Muscle Beach Party / Ski Party) DVD ~ Frankie Avalon
The list author says:
  "There's a lot of important artists performing in these original "beach" flicks"
$30.23   Used & New from: $19.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

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blu ray extended edition 2 Jan 19, 2010
Criterion? 3 Oct 19, 2009
40th Anniversary Edition DVD??? 1 Jul 27, 2009
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