Among the greatest rock ‘n’ roll movies ever made are these biopics, which chronicle the lives of rock ‘n’ roll legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison (according to IMDb).
Throughout its long history, rock ‘n’ roll has been one of the most popular forms of music. This has also led to a number of excellent films. Despite this, it’s difficult to define what constitutes a good “rock” film.
Criticizing the performances, cinematography, etc. of a film is a common focus for certain reviewers. However, other people place a greater focus on the film’s soundtrack, as well as its incorporation within the picture. This list of the best rock music movies is by no means exhaustive.
1. Yesterday (2019): 6.8
This thought is so intriguing that it screams for further investigation. A singer named Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) finds himself in a parallel universe where the Beatles never existed. Because of this, Jack begins to perform The Beatles’ songs as if they were his own.
“Eleanor Rigby,” “Let It Be,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Help” are just some of the legendary Beatles songs that Patel and Lily James perform on the song’s soundtrack. If you’re a Beatles lover, this is a must-see.
2. Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006): 6.8
The 2000s were a golden age for Jack Black, both as an actor and a musician. Tenacious D, a humorous rock band that has been around since the early ’90s, including Black as a member. The Pick of Destiny tells the story of a band’s quest to find a guitar pick that is infused with magical powers.
No one should take this seriously, but Black and Gass both shine as charismatic goofball characters who can carry a film on their own.
3. I’m Not There (2007): 6.9
I’m Not a Celebrity Cate Blanchett, a beloved actress, was transformed into the music legend, Bob Dylan, in this film. I’m Definitely Not It’s a strange film, and one that can’t be put into a box.
It is a tribute to Dylan’s life and creativity, and six performers embody different facets of his personality and career in the film.
Her portrayal of Dylan’s controversial 1960s character, which saw him experiment with electrical music and tour with The Hawks in the mid-’60s, was generally applauded.
4. Wayne’s World (1992): 7.0
They are two of the most well-known examples of rock culture. Throughout the duration of Wayne’s World, Garth wears rock band t-shirts, and the famous poster portrays Wayne holding a guitar and Garth, a pair of drumsticks.
Wayne and his friends headbang to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their battered automobile in the movie, which may be the most renowned use of the song. There aren’t many rock comedies that can compare to Wayne’s World in terms of quality or fame.
5. School Of Rock (2003): 7.1
This could be Jack Black’s best movie role ever, and that’s saying something. Dewey Finn. The story of a jobless musician who convinces a group of elementary school students to form a rock band is told in the hilarious film School of Rock.
A well-written and directed film, but Black is the unmistakable star, putting up all of his quirky quirks while enchanting both children and adults. Rock music is well-represented, with a bevy of timeless classics enough to please even die-hard fans.
6. Nowhere Boy (2009): 7.1
There are surprisingly few films on the Beatles’ story, given their enduring popularity. John Lennon’s youth and the formation of his band, The Beatles, are the subject of Nowhere Boy, one of just a few (and possibly the greatest) books on the subject.
The Beatles’ greatest hits are missing from the film since it takes place before they became a household name. Aside from the famous 1950s rock and roll tunes, the film has strong performances from Aaron Johnson as John Lennon and Thomas Sangster, who portray Paul McCartney.
7. The Doors (1991): 7.2
To this day, The Doors is one of the most successful rock bands of all time thanks to classics like “Break On Through (to the Other Side)” and “Light My Fire.” This album is one of the most acclaimed rock albums ever recorded.
Because of this, a biopic on them was released in 1991. In spite of the film’s lack of commercial success, Val Kilmer’s performance as Jim Morrison in The Doors was widely praised.
8. Rocketman (2019): 7.3
Elton John’s music has been used in numerous films, but until this year’s Rocketman, he was never granted a biopic. Iconic costumes from John’s career, as well as some of his best-known songs, are recreated in the film as a tribute to his life and work.
There are numerous Elton John songs in the film, including “Saturday Night’s Alright,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Rocket Man,” among many others. With Taron Egerton’s sensitive performance, John’s wild flair is perfectly balanced with tenderness.
9. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018): 7.9
Bohemian Rhapsody is the long-awaited biopic about Freddie Mercury’s life and career as a member of the band Queen. Music and Rami Malek’s performance as Mercury are two of the film’s most impressive features, along with the rest of the cast.
However, the discrepancy between the film’s reviewers and the mass audience is fascinating. In spite of a 60% Rotten Tomatoes rating and $900 million in gross profits, the film was panned by critics and received only a 7.9 rating on IMDb.
10. Almost Famous (2000): 7.9
Almost Famous, maybe the most popular “rock music movie” ever created, was released in the fall of 2000. The plot follows a teenage Rolling Stone writer who begins a tour with a band called Stillwater, which is a terrific coming-of-age comedy-drama. His relationship withPenny Lane begins to blossom as he joins them.
Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand were both nominated for Oscars for their performances, editing, and writing in the film (its only win). It’s possible that Crowe’s coming-of-age masterpiece is here.