Best fake movie band?

by jamesh5 | created - 06 Mar 2014 | updated - 15 Mar 2014 | Public

Which of these fictional music bands featured in movies do you think is the best? Some of them are so good they started producing real music, but they're still included! Discuss here

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1. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22,450 | Gross: $6.25M

The Hong Kong Cavaliers

2. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

46 Metascore

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

Votes: 43,660 | Gross: $5.37M

The Lone Rangers

3. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 237,953 | Gross: $32.53M

Stillwater

4. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 13,276 | Gross: $5.21M

You Can't Go On I'll Go On

5. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 102,699 | Gross: $40.49M

Wyld Stallyns

6. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 170,497 | Gross: $57.23M

The Blues Brothers

7. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $0.04M

Big Bang

8. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

49 Metascore

A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 8,301 | Gross: $17.95M

CB4

9. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 30,274 | Gross: $14.92M

The Commitments

10. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

51 Metascore

A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 6,376 | Gross: $4.79M

Eddie and the Cruisers

11. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 3,696 | Gross: $0.24M

NWH

12. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 117,104 | Gross: $110.23M

Pink Slip

13. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,465 | Gross: $0.02M

Hard Core Logo

14. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 5,355

The Monkees

15. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 30,108 | Gross: $3.03M

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

16. Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Sport

43 Metascore

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 70,851 | Gross: $13.92M

Gown

17. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

A pair of siblings must choose whether to pursue their dream of touring with their rock band or support their family and stay in Cleveland, Ohio.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

Votes: 2,356 | Gross: $10.49M

The Barbusters

18. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 108,176 | Gross: $16.20M

Low Shoulder

19. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

47 Metascore

A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 20,729 | Gross: $14.25M

DuJour

20. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy, Music

Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Votes: 6,340

The Leningrad Cowboys

21. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer

Votes: 24,549 | Gross: $17.51M

The Folksmen

22. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 268,578 | Gross: $45.51M

The Soggy Bottom Boys

23. Reality Bites (1994)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 42,984 | Gross: $20.98M

Hey, That's My Bike

24. The Rocker (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Music

53 Metascore

In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger

Votes: 35,640 | Gross: $6.41M

A.D.D

25. Rock My World (2002)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Alicia Silverstone, Jaimz Woolvett

Votes: 1,421

Global Heresay

26. Rock Star (2001)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

54 Metascore

Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Jason Bonham

Votes: 39,255 | Gross: $17.01M

Steel Dragon

27. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 249,611 | Gross: $81.26M

The School of Rock

28. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 346,368 | Gross: $31.49M

Sex Bob-Omb

29. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,142,624 | Gross: $322.74M

Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes

30. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 879,093 | Gross: $309.13M

Max Rebo Band

31. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall

Votes: 7,268 | Gross: $0.48M

Strange Fruit

32. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 57,696 | Gross: $25.81M

The Oneders (renamed the wonders)

33. The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

Votes: 5,734

The Rutles

34. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 122,112 | Gross: $0.19M

Spinal Tap

35. Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music

57 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

Votes: 135,429 | Gross: $121.70M

The Sh*tty Beatles



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