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Readers’ Poll: The Best Rock Movies of All Time

Your picks include ‘Tommy,’ ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ and ‘School of Rock’

Spinal Tap photographed CBGB's in New York City on May 6th, 1984.

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David Chase unveiled his new movie, Not Fade Away, this month; it's his first major project since The Sopranos ended in 2007. The story centers around a fictional rock band in the 1960s and Steve Van Zandt served as the musical supervisor. We figured this was a good time to poll our readers to determine their top 10 rock & roll-themed movies of all time. Click through to see the results. 


1. ‘The Runaways’

Movies about hugely famous bands struggle to turn a profit, so it's unclear why anyone felt a movie about the Runaways would be a success. Granted, they hedged their bets by casting Kristen Stewart at the height of Twilight mania, but this was a tough sell. Most people forget this punk band even existed, and members Lita Ford and Joan Jett have had far more success in their solo careers. The film absolutely tanked, but that's not because it's poorly made. It's actually pretty fun, even though it plays fast and loose with the facts. (We suspect this won the poll because a certain actress from the film has a lot of Internet-savvy fans.)

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