Find my kids some weird and wonderful rock and roll movies
October 3, 2010 1:09 AM Subscribe
Suggest some quirky rock and roll/pop music themed movies for teens.
posted by 2N2222 to media & arts (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My 15 and 13 year old kids are on a wacky rock and roll movie kick. They were raised on a steady diet of Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Devo: The Men Who Make The Music, and Head. A few months back they started asking for more movies of the same kind. Quirky, weird, off the wall, OK. The more weird, the better. So I started going through the list of movies I'd seen and liked. In addition to the ones already mentioned, they've also now seen the following:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Great Rock and Roll Swindle
Phantom of the Paradise
This Is Spinal Tap
That's pretty much all I came up with. We're not really looking for musicals, though they can be. The examples listed give the flavor of stuff we seek. For example, Jesus Christ Superstar doesn't seem to count. Nor do Frankie and Annette movies, though there's gotta be something worthwhile in that style, right? I'm thinking 200 Motels might be an option, but I kinda doubt they'll make it more than half way... I mean, it should also at least be entertaining. Any good ones I'm missing?