Whether it's fictional or biographical, we're all for bringing a little Rock and Roll to the silver screen. Here's our list of the Top 5 Movies That Rock!
1. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
It would be impossible to make a list of movies that rock without including what might be the greatest rock comedy of all time. You may not want to be the next ill-fated drummer of Spinal Tap, but it would almost be worth it just to hang with cult comedy greats like Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman) and Michael McKean (Clue).
2. The Doors (1991)
Perhaps a slightly more controversial pick, this 1991 biopic follows The Doors’ meteoric rise to fame and the way it threatened to tear them apart. The movie itself hasn’t always earned the greatest respect, but we love it, and Val Kilmer made a great Jim Morrison.
3. Almost Famous (2000)
If Almost Famous didn’t make you want to drop everything you were doing to try and become a rock and roll journalist, then nothing else will. Patrick Fugit plays a teen who gets the chance of a lifetime: to follow one of rock’s greatest band, a fictional group called Stillwater. It’s not just a great rock movie, it’s an all-around great movie!
4. I'm Not There (2007)
I’m Not There may have been inspired by the life of Bob Dylan, but it certainly can’t be called just another biopic. The film honored the legendary singer-songwriter through the eyes of six characters who represented his work. That said, nobody by the name of Bob Dylan actually appears in the film at all!
5. Walk the Line (2005)
Sure, Johnny Cash was a country star, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t personify a rockstar as well. Just look at this exceptional biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix, with Reese Witherspoon playing his second wife, June Carter Cash. Phoenix does a spot-on impression of some of Johnny’s greatest hits, but his story is just as incredible.
Think we missed one? Let us know your faves in the comments!
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