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10 Great Music Movies That Rock

From Seventies rock and roll scrapbooks to hip-hop supergroup biopics — play these movies loud

When The Blackboard Jungle hit movie theaters in 1955, teenagers reportedly showed up in droves just to dance in the aisles to the opening credits, which were set to Bill Haley’s "Rock Around the Clock." Some cinemas cut out the song, terrified that these hordes of gyrating adolescents were going to start a riot. But smart Hollywood producers recognized right away that there was money to be made from putting the music into motion pictures: Just take simple, primal stories about young dreamers, and add a catchy tune with a good beat. That’s a formula that satisfies, year after year and decade after decade. Here are 10 of the best movies made about the kind of music that gets kids moving — from hip-hop to British Invasion pop to that ol' time rock and roll.


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