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1. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 240,456 | Gross: $32.53M

2. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 318,903 | Gross: $97.69M

3. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 40,604

4. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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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: 58,895 | Gross: $25.81M

5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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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: 123,148 | Gross: $0.19M

6. Airheads (1994)

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

6.1
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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: 44,250 | Gross: $5.37M

7. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 19,482

8. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 32,435 | Gross: $1.05M

9. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 17,123

10. Rock Star (2001)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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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: 39,554 | Gross: $17.01M

11. The Partridge Family (1970–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.4
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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

Stars: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 3,151

12. Singles (1992)

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

6.7
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A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 26,372 | Gross: $18.47M

13. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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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: 30,601 | Gross: $14.92M

14. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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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: 20,856 | Gross: $14.25M

15. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

Votes: 93,291 | Gross: $50.57M

16. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 9,435 | Gross: $9.00M

17. The Monkees (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 3,439

18. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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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.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,252

19. Fifteen (1990– )

25 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Stars: Laura Harris, Chris William Martin, Todd Talbot, Andrew Baskin

Votes: 331

20. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.9
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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: 6,417 | Gross: $4.79M

21. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.2
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,811

22. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,418 | Gross: $8.75M

23. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

Votes: 10,183

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

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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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: 5,802

25. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.0
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45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,446

26. Satisfaction (1988)

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

4.9
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44 Metascore

Justine Bateman rocks out as the leader of an all-girl band that struggles with men and drugs during a summer resort gig.

Director: Joan Freeman | Stars: Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado, Scott Coffey

Votes: 3,228 | Gross: $8.25M

27. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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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: 2,394 | Gross: $10.49M

28. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 1,470

29. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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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: 8,365 | Gross: $17.95M

30. Plush (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.3
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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.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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"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: 7,323 | Gross: $0.48M

32. Brie Larson: Black Sheep (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.4
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The official page for Brie Larson's music video "Black Sheep" from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Stars: Michael Cera, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 274

33. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 2,559 | Gross: $0.54M

34. Rock On!! (2008)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli

Votes: 19,778

35. The Heights (1992)

60 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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'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 »

Stars: Ray Aranha, Alex Désert, Ken Garito, Cheryl Pollak

Votes: 181

36. Grace of My Heart (1996)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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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 »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, Sissy Boyd, Christina Pickles

Votes: 3,421 | Gross: $0.62M

37. The Suburbans (1999)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

4.2
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24 Metascore

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 »

Director: Donal Lardner Ward | Stars: Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma, Craig Bierko, Will Ferrell

Votes: 2,133 | Gross: $0.01M

38. 2gether (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Comedy, Music

6.3
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A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Noah Bastian, Alan Blumenfeld, Michael Cuccione, Kevin P. Farley

Votes: 1,420

39. You Are Beautiful (2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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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.

Stars: Shin-Hye Park, Keun-Suk Jang, Yong-hwa Jung, Hong-ki Lee

Votes: 3,376

40. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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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: 3,711 | Gross: $0.24M

41. Catwalk (1992–1994)

50 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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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 »

Stars: Neve Campbell, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Paul Popowich, Suanne Hastings

Votes: 174

42. Paanch (2003)

Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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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 »

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Joy Fernandes, Vijay Maurya

Votes: 1,998

43. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Jerry Dexter, Cathy Douglas, Patrice Holloway

Votes: 1,632

44. BlackJack (1990)

111 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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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 »

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Reine Brynolfsson, Johannes Brost, Ing-Marie Carlsson

Votes: 1,321

45. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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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: 2,485 | Gross: $0.02M

46. The Last Polka (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 334

47. Too Late Blues (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis

Votes: 1,044

48. Vinyl (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

5.9
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Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Keith Allen

Votes: 677

49. London Dreams (2009)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Music

5.4
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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.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Om Puri, Asin Thottumkal

Votes: 3,933

50. Far Out Man (1990)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.1
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An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.

Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Shelby Chong

Votes: 975



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