There are few things better than a solid film rooted in — or fueled by — the power of rock music. There are a host of rock documentaries out there, and delightful features like the Beatles A Hard Day’s Night, but there’s something about films boasting the traditional narrative structure — iconic satire — that deserve a nod of appreciation, and a list of their own. Here are some fantastic films that couldn’t exist, or would totally suck without rock ‘n’ roll.
15. Wayne’s World
Fans of Wayne’s World know that film isn’t about music directly, but it has a major influence on both Wayne’s World 1 and 2. Both films celebrate rock music, with special attention paid to Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and of course one of the most iconic musical scenes in film history: their rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” On top of it all, Wayne falls for Cassandra Wong of the band Crucial Taunt and there is no denying she can “really wail.” Wayne’s World is great for anyone who likes comedy, anyone who likes rock’n’roll and especially for anyone who likes those two things combined.