Most Popular Fictional Band Movies and TV Shows
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1. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 240,456 | Gross: $32.53M
4. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 58,895 | Gross: $25.81M
5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 123,148 | Gross: $0.19M
6. Airheads (1994)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
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.
Votes: 44,250 | Gross: $5.37M
7. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »
8. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Votes: 32,435 | Gross: $1.05M
12. Singles (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Votes: 26,372 | Gross: $18.47M
14. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music
A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.
Votes: 20,856 | Gross: $14.25M
15. Music and Lyrics (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Votes: 93,291 | Gross: $50.57M
18. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.
19. Fifteen (1990– )
25 min | Drama
Hillside follows the students of fictional Hillside School and dealt with a variety of issues including dating, divorce, alcohol abuse, and friendship. The show played heavily into ... See full summary »
20. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
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.
Votes: 6,417 | Gross: $4.79M
26. Satisfaction (1988)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Justine Bateman rocks out as the leader of an all-girl band that struggles with men and drugs during a summer resort gig.
Votes: 3,228 | Gross: $8.25M
27. Light of Day (1987)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 2,394 | Gross: $10.49M
29. CB4 (1993)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Music
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.
Votes: 8,365 | Gross: $17.95M
30. Plush (2013)
R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.00M
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 »
Votes: 7,323 | Gross: $0.48M
33. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.
Votes: 2,559 | Gross: $0.54M
35. The Heights (1992)
60 min | Drama, Music
'The Heights' is not only the name of the suburb a group of young adults lives in, it's also the name of the rock band they've set up. During its 12 episodes, the show tells partly comedian... See full summary »
36. Grace of My Heart (1996)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »
Votes: 3,421 | Gross: $0.62M
37. The Suburbans (1999)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama
A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,133 | Gross: $0.01M
39. You Are Beautiful (2009)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Go Mi-Nyu, a girl about to become a nun, is asked to cover for her indisposed twin brother, Mi-Nam, who's on the verge of becoming a k-idol. To do so, she disguises herself as a boy and joins A.N.Jell, a really popular boy band.
40. 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.
Votes: 3,711 | Gross: $0.24M
41. Catwalk (1992–1994)
50 min | Drama, Music
Six young adults attempt to fulfill their dream of fame and fortune by putting together a pop band. Unfortunately they realize that the road to celebrity is paved with uncertainty. Their ... See full summary »
42. Paanch (2003)
Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Thriller
Four friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed ... See full summary »
44. BlackJack (1990)
111 min | Drama, Music
Kaj, Lennart and Robert are 30-somethings who goes out to dance every weekend. At one dance they meet Inger, whom Kaj falls in love with. Kaj has some friends who are playing in a band. The... See full summary »
45. 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.
Votes: 2,485 | Gross: $0.02M
47. Too Late Blues (1961)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
Ghost is an ideological musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer Jess ... See full summary »
49. London Dreams (2009)
Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Music
The story revolves around two childhood friends Arjun and Munnu who find a way to get from a small village in India to Wembley as Rock stars, having overcome their personalities.