Five Classic Guitar Films That Rock!

1. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

According to IMDB the plot takes off in Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world’s greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers — a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away. full summary

2. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The summary of this comedy classic according to wikipedia sets off in the future San Dimas, California, with Rufus (George Carlin) preparing to use a time-traveling phone booth to travel back to 1988 to make sure that Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves) remain together as the band “Wyld Stallyns”, as their music is the core of the future’s Utopian society.

3. Crossroads

The plot of Crossroads according to IMDB focuses on Ralph Macchio who potrays Lightning Boy, a kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they’re headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

4. School of Rock

The plot here per wikipedia begins with Dewey Finn  a hard rock singer and guitarist, is unanimously kicked out of his band No Vacancy by his bandmates for his arrogance and frequent hyperactive stage antics. His submissive roommate and lifelong friend Ned Schneebly, a substitute teacher, threatens Dewey with eviction under heavy pressure from his girlfriend unless Dewey “gets a real job” and pays off his growing rent debt. Dewey feels forced to give up his passion until he receives a phone call intended for Ned from Rosalie Mullins, principal of Horace Green, a prestigious prep school, asking Ned to fill in for a teacher who would be out for several weeks. Desperate for income to avoid getting evicted, Dewey impersonates Ned and takes the job as a substitute teacher for the fifth-grade class.

5. This is Spinal Tap

The plot according to IMDB begins with Marti DeBergi, a film-maker who decides to make a documentary, a rockumentary actually, about the world’s loudest band, the British heavy metal group Spinal Tap. The movie is in fact a biting satire and spoof of the whole rock and roll scene that passes itself off as a real documentary of a real band. Hilarious behind-the-scenes footage is combined with faux-concert clips to breath life into the imaginary group.

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  • Mickey

    Just try to watch master exploder and not laugh, I dare you!

  • alittleguitar

    i recently rewatched 'spinal tap' and it is indeed a masterpiece on several levels

    • Mickey

      Oh yeah it is, one of the all time classics of guitar mockumentaries!
      “these go to 11” 😀

  • Spinal Tap smell the glove! This is it? How much more black could this be, the answer is none. None more black.

  • LJ

    Just watched that Crossroads scene again. One of those things that I just can’t look away from.

    • I’ve seen it so many times, can never turn it off either, classic flick!

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