Rock 'n Roll Movies

A Hard Days Night - A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group. (DVD 9370)

American Pop - The story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. The story is told in animation with songs by The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Benatar and Lou Reed among others. Directed by Ralph Bakshi. (DVD 11326)

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? - Filmmakers Vickie Hunter and Heather Whinna explore the artistic, religious and cultural impact of the growing Christian rock movement. They speak to musicians, critics and fans from both the Christian and secular music scenes. (DVD 8179)

Stop Making Sense - This Talking Heads documentary was filmed during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. One never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group's energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen. (DVD 4787)

Gimme Shelter - Film of the Rolling Stones' infamous concert at Altamont Speedway in California, in which the Hell's Angels biker gang acted as security and proceeded to brutalize the spectators, leading to many injuries and one death. (DVD 614)

24 Hour Party People - Follow the rise, fall and rise again of promoter Tony Wilson and the wild rave culture he brought to England and the rest of the world. Pulsates with the rhythmic energy from the post punk movement through the evolution of rave music. (DVD 2337)

Woodstock - This documentary film captures the unique communal experience and many of the performances of the most famous of outdoor rock concerts. (DVD 433)

New York Doll - Documents the reunion of Arthur "Killer" Kane and other members of the 70s glam rock band The New York Dolls for a performance at the 2004 Meltown Festival. (DVD 8160)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. (DVD 7299)

The Rose - Presents the life of a hard-living, burned-out rock performer who badly needs a rest. When her ruthless manager won't give her one, she sets off on a self-destructive binge. Starring Bette Midler. (DVD 11090)

Almost Famous - It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music. (DVD 2548)

Jailhouse Rock - An inmate learns guitar from his cellmate, then gets an agent and turns rock 'n' roll star. Starring Elvis Presley. (DVD 13033)

The Doors - Biographical film about one of the most exciting and controversial figures of the '60s, Jim Morrison. With his rock and roll band, The Doors, he influenced the rock music scene as no other group had. (DVD 1808)

The Devil and Daniel Johnson - The turbulent life of a genius musician battling manic depression. A favorite with artists such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Beck, and many others, view the singer-songwriter-artist through his art and interviews, and in the eyes of his fans. (DVD 7874)