Movies over the years have included in their soundtracks multiple classic rock songs. And over time there have been many films that were based on the true stories of many rock performers and bands.
Below we give you our selection of the best 10 Rock N’ Roll Movies For The Weekend Binge. They do not have any order of importance, but they all have their well-deserved recognition.
Purple Rain (1984)
In this film, Prince plays El Niño, an emerging musician who faces abuse at home, problems with his band, and rivalry with other artists. It undoubtedly contributed to consolidating Prince as one of the greatest musical icons.
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
It is a mockumentary that portrays the tour of the band Spinal Tap. It is also considered one of the 500 best movies in history by Empire magazine. Dave Grohl says it is “the only movie worth watching”.
Almost Famous (2000)
Cameron Crow directed this semi-autobiographical film about a music journalist who follows his favorite band during the 1970s at its best and worst. Perfect for fans of classic rock.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
A film that became a cultural benchmark, amid transformism, terror, sex, references to 20th-century cinema and, of course, an impeccable soundtrack.
The Graduate (1967)
Starring Dustin Hoffman, this film is the best example of how a good movie can become a true classic, thanks to its Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack.
Stop Making Sense (1984)
It is the record of various performances by the band Talking Heads, led by David Byrne. An impeccable blend that has been rated “close to perfection”.
High fidelity (2000)
Based on an eponymous novel by author Nick Hornby, this film has a valuable lesson for us: Being a music expert is no guarantee of being an expert in love.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
It was a Saturday Night Live music show that inspired this tape. John Belushi plays Jake, who gathers his old gang to save the Catholic home in which he was raised alongside his brother Elwood.
Dazed and confused (1993)
This film is set in the 70s and takes us to the last day of school for two college students. It is one of Quentin Tarantino‘s favorite movies, according to a Sight and Sound listing.
Wayne’s World (1992)
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey make the perfect cartoon for rock fans. Only the Bohemian Rhapsody cover makes this movie a classic.