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List of Rock and Roll movies?

I’m trying to find movies where Rock and Roll is a character, not movies about the music.

Examples I can think of include:

Heavy Metal
Xanadu
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Rock and Rule

Maybe
Streets of Fire
The Hunger
Grease (technically a musical i guess)
Guardians of the Galaxy

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  1. dubteedub
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    Heavy Metal is a great choice. Just a fun classic punk animation with a huge metal/rock aesthetic. I would also throw School of Rock in the mix there as well. Fantastic performance by Jack Black...

    Heavy Metal is a great choice. Just a fun classic punk animation with a huge metal/rock aesthetic.

    I would also throw School of Rock in the mix there as well. Fantastic performance by Jack Black and features the music very heavily as a core part of the story.

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    cloud_loud
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    A Hard Day’s Night (1964) Baby Driver (2017) The World’s End (2013) The Suicide Squad (2021) Beyond The Valley of the Dolls (1970) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Hot Fuzz (2007) Edit: I’m tempted to...

    A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

    Baby Driver (2017)

    The World’s End (2013)

    The Suicide Squad (2021)

    Beyond The Valley of the Dolls (1970)

    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    Hot Fuzz (2007)

    Edit: I’m tempted to also put Jojo Rabbit on this list. Though I’m not sure if it would quite fit since I only remember three songs.

    Also, perhaps it’s not rock and roll, but Drive is a movie you should look at as well.

    Edit 2: Just wanted to add Reservoir Dogs and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood as the Tarantino entries.

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    1. balooga
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      Somebody's an Edgar Wright fan! Yet they neglected Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, oh dear!

      Somebody's an Edgar Wright fan! Yet they neglected Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, oh dear!

      1 vote
  3. lou
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    Rocky Horror Picture Show Tenacious D and The Pick of Destiny Goodfellas Michael Jackson's Thriller
    • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • Tenacious D and The Pick of Destiny
    • Goodfellas
    • Michael Jackson's Thriller
    2 votes
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    lynxy
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    I might tentatively add 'A Knight's Tale' for the rock and roll soundtrack. It's definitely worth a watch! Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, etc. It's a lot of fun :)

    I might tentatively add 'A Knight's Tale' for the rock and roll soundtrack. It's definitely worth a watch! Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, etc. It's a lot of fun :)

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    1. rosco
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      Oh man, the sound track and it's use in that movie is absolutely perfect. Going to give personal favorite to the Golden Years scene.

      Oh man, the sound track and it's use in that movie is absolutely perfect. Going to give personal favorite to the Golden Years scene.

      1 vote
  5. soks_n_sandals
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    School Of Rock? Rock in that movie is like the force in star wars lol

    School Of Rock? Rock in that movie is like the force in star wars lol

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    Autoxidation
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    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story?

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story?

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    1. cloud_loud
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      That movie is fucking hilarious

      That movie is fucking hilarious

      3 votes
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    pseudochron
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    "Ex Drummer" and "Frank" are two weird indie black comedy movies about rock bands.

    "Ex Drummer" and "Frank" are two weird indie black comedy movies about rock bands.

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    1. somewaffles
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      I always forget about Frank. Its been a few years, but I remember it being a really cool look into what it means to be creative.

      I always forget about Frank. Its been a few years, but I remember it being a really cool look into what it means to be creative.

      1 vote