9 must watch Rock music movies

For all rock music lovers must watch these following movies, these movies can give you inspiration in your music life, in your band and also can boost lyrical inspiration. These movies all about rock music, , battle of bands, life of rock stars, their sacrifice, struggling life, proving themselves infront of the world, their love, lyrics and intellectual behavior.

These 9 movies in the list are like “Must Watch Movie

#1. Rock Star (2001)

Rock Star is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. It tells the story of Chris “Izzy” Cole, a tribute band singer whose ascendance to the position of lead vocalist of his favorite band was inspired by the real-life story of Tim “Ripper” Owens, singer in a Judas Priest tribute band who was chosen to replace singer Rob Halford when he left the band.

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#2. The Doors (1991)

The Doors is a 1991 biopic about the 1960s-1970s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone, and stars Val Kilmer as Morrison, Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson (Morrison’s companion), Kyle MacLachlan as Ray Manzarek, Frank Whaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Kathleen Quinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

The film portrays Morrison as the larger-than-life icon of 1960s rock and roll, counterculture, and the drug-using free love hippie lifestyle. But the depiction goes beyond the iconic: his alcoholism, interest in the spiritual plane and hallucinogenic drugs as entheogens, and, particularly, his growing obsession with death are threads which weave in and out of the film. The film’s depiction of Morrison did not sit well with his close friends and family.

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#3. The School of Rock (2003)

School of Rock, also called The School of Rock, is a 2003 American musical comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows rock singer and guitarist, Dewey Finn (portrayed by Black), who was unanimously kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and forms a band of fifth-grade students to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands so he can pay his rent for his apartment.

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#4. Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by James Mangold and based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Robert Patrick.

The film focuses on Cash’s younger life, his romance with June Carter, and his ascent to the country music scene, with material taken from his autobiographies. The film’s production budget is estimated to have been US$28,000,000.

Walk the Line previewed at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2005, and went into wide release on November 18. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon), and Best Costume Design (Arianne Phillips). The film grossed a total of $186,438,883 worldwide.

Witherspoon won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with much other recognition.

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#5. Bandslam (2009)

Bandslam is a 2009 American musical romantic-comedy film produced by Summit Entertainment and Walden Media. Written by Josh Cagan and Todd Graff, it stars Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter., Ryan Donowho, and Tim Jo. The film revolves around Will and Charlotte, who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music.

Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in a battle of the bands competition called “Bandslam”. The film was shot in Austin, Texas, with additional scenes filmed in New York City. The film generated mostly positive reviews but it failed to chart in the top 10 when it was released on August 14, 2009 in the US, where it grossed only $2,250,000 in the weekend.

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#6. Rock On!! (2008)

Rock On !! is a 2008 Bollywood rock musical film written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, produced by Farhan Akhtar, and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, and Purab Kohli star as members of the Mumbai-based grunge rock band, “Magik” (formed in 1998) who reunite in 2008.

The winner of seven Filmfare awards, Rock On was critically acclaimed but had an average performance at the box office. The cast of Rock On was featured on the cover of the September 2008 issue of Rolling Stone (India). Its screenplay has also been added to the Academy Film Archive.

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#7. Ranjana Ami ar ashbona (2011)

Anjan Dutt, Amyt Datta, Lew Hilt, Nondon Bagchi all in there mid-50’s are members of a successfull Bangla-band. Once they go for a show in North Bengal where Parno Mittra performs as a small opening salutation. Anjan Dutta ask Ranjana(Parno) to come and meet him in Kolkata and promise to help her in recording her solo. Once in Kolkata Ranjana stays at Anjan’s house with him and a house keeper, Kanchan Mullick. One night Anjan tries to seduce Ranjana but due to too much drinking and doping he faints making way for Ranjana to run. But she stays and nourish him. This changes Anjan’s attitude towards her and he teaches her music.
After much insisting an audio company agrees to record Ranjana’s song but no one is interested. Anjan seeks help of his journalist friend and books a primetime show in a top news channel to promote her.

This results in making her a superhit rockstar….
Anjan is hospitalized n Ranjana comes to meet n tell him about her first rock concert. Ranjana tries to persuade him to come to the show he qoutes Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona. Anjan dies in the hospital while Ranjana performs in the concert.

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#8. Madly Bangalee (2009)

This is Rock On!! served Madly Bangalee style. If Abhishek Kapoor’s entrails of a band of four transformed into what is now termed a cult film called Rock On!!, Dutt’s “first ever rock musical” in Bengali filmdom doesn’t fall short of setting a cult saga itself. So after Amar soisaber sei Darjeeling ta found its translation in Chowrasta: Crossroads Of Love…, the director and also the writer’s ‘note’worthy passion with the guitar gets a forthright expression through the musical-minded Pablo (Kanti), Benzy (Anubrata), Neon (Tanaji), Baji (Sumeet), Tania (Anasuya) and Joy (Roshni). And true to its tagline of ‘music, dosti and madness’, the film makes you fall ‘Madly’ in love with a mad bunch of music makers, their even madder self-proclaimed band manager, Sam (Anjan) and the maddest being their foe-turned friend parar mastaan Babu Rao (Chandan).

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#9. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap (officially spelled This Is Spın̈al Tap, with a non-functional umlaut over the letter n — n-diaeresis — and a dotless letter i) is an American 1984 rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time.

Reiner and the three main stars are credited as the writers of the film, based on the fact that much of the dialogue was ad libbed by them. Several dozen hours of footage were filmed before Reiner edited it to the released film. A 4½ hour bootleg version of the film exists and has been traded among fans and collectors for years.

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