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Great movies about rock & roll

Scott B. Saul "opinionated, yet truthful, music critic"
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]
Once [Blu-ray] [Region-Free]
"The greatest movie simply about the joys of making music."
High Fidelity
High Fidelity
"A movie about being obssessed about music"
Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray]
Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray]
"A totally ridiculous & trashy movie that inadvertently perfectly captures the essence (and danger) of rock and roll"
La Bamba
La Bamba
"It's mushy at times put it makes rock and roll exciting."
The Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story
"A biography that shows the history of the modern rock and roll band."
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
"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"
Almost Famous
Almost Famous
"A salute to the golden days of 70's, self indulgent rock"
Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll (Four-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll (Four-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
"So much talent put together on one stage!"
School of Rock (Widescreen Edition)
School of Rock (Widescreen Edition)
"The proper myth-making of rock"
Airheads
Airheads
"From a cinematic approach, a poor movie, from a homage to rock and roll, a pleasing salute to the genre"
New York Doll
New York Doll
"A documentary that is unbelievable (yet it's true). In this one, truth is indeed stanger than fiction. THis is fascinating and extremely touching."
The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection)
The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection)
"A horror story engulfed in a concert movie"
That Thing You Do!: Tom Hank's Extended Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
That Thing You Do!: Tom Hank's Extended Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
"One of the greatest rock and roll movies, the star is essentially "a song"! And you never tire of hearing that song!"
Sid & Nancy
Sid & Nancy
"Great slice of 70's punk rock"
Wayne's World [Blu-ray]
Wayne's World [Blu-ray]
"A celebration of loving rock"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series)
"It's risque, bawdy, uncomfortable, so cheesy yet the music is AWESOME!"
To Sir, With Love
To Sir, With Love
"Not a music movie but 1960's youth and the music is captured wonderfully"
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
"Meet the musicians that made those memorable songs"
Cadillac Records [Blu-ray]
Cadillac Records [Blu-ray]
"Takes the mythical blues stars and puts a real face on them"
Crossroads
Crossroads
"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"
Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)
Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)
"I hate disco... except when I watch this movie"
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)
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)
"There's a lot of important artists performing in these original "beach" flicks"