30 Music Movies You Need to See Right Now

While racing my brain today for a topic to blog about, I found my mind wandering to the music-centered movies that I wanted to watch this weekend. After some listing in my head, that seemed like a cool topic in and of itself, since I find that so many of my favorite music movies go under the radar. As it’s been a while since I last posted a list at all, I figured that today seemed an ideal time to put up a new one. So here are some of the best music movies in my opinion—docu-/rockumentaries, mockumentaries, and just plain good flicks. These are just some of my favorites based on my taste—there are a ton of other amazing music-centered movies out there (in no particular order). Check ’em out:

Mockumentaries

  1. This Is Spinal Tap – 1984

Rockumentaries

  1. About a Son – 2006
  2. 1991: The Year Punk Broke – 1992
  3. Hype! – 1996
  4. PJ20 -2011
  5. LoudQuietLoud: A Film About The Pixies – 2006
  6. The Decline of Western Civilization – 1981
  7. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years – 1988
  8. The Decline of Western Civilization III – 1998
  9. The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights – 2009
  10. Some Kind of Monster – 2004
  11. Anvil: The Story of Anvil -2008
  12. A Band Called Death – 2012
  13. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage – 2010
  14. It Might Get Loud – 2008
  15. Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey – 2005

Biopics

  1. 8 Mile – 2002
  2. Walk the Line – 2005
  3. Ray – 2004
  4. The Runaways – 2010
  5. Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story – 2001
  6. What We Do Is Secret – 2008

Fictional

  1. School of Rock – 2003
  2. Rock Star – 2001
  3. Empire Records – 1995
  4. That Thing You Do! – 1996
  5. The Blues Brothers – 1980
  6. High Fidelity – 2000
  7. Almost Famous – 2000
  8. Tommy – 1975
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3 thoughts on “30 Music Movies You Need to See Right Now

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  3. Great list. It is all about taste, of course, but several other worthy candidates–tho not all theater offerings–would be: “Muscle Shoals”, “Twenty Feet From Stardom”, and “The Wrecking Crew”

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