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.
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 FinnÂ 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.