Rock and Roll stars have always enthralled us; we are continually fascinated by their lives, lifestyles and antics. They almost seem to lead a surreal life of excess, indulgence and extraordinary fame and we cannot help but want to follow them, and see what they have been up to, what they are going to be up to next and what havoc they are causing.
It provides us civilians with some excitement and drama in our lives as us mere mortals would lose our jobs if we even thought of arriving at work drunk or smashing a chair over our desk – but they have a job because of it. So it would make sense that big name movie producers would want to make movies about our idols – these incredible rock legends that provided the theme music to our lives, helped us get through our break ups and were there for the best parties, the worst hangovers and the most special memories.
Here are the 10 best movies about rock idols and some of the best rock and roll movies of our time. So make a point of getting hold of these movies – the oldies, the goodies, the classics and the brand new ones. These are a selection of iconic movies that you don’t want to miss.
1. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
This epic award winning story is the latest in what is about to become a timeless rock legend classic. This moving story is the result of two South African fans who were desperate to find out what had happened to the man who provided them their soundtrack to their youth in the 70s. Not much was known about him then and when they discovered the story about Rodriguez– it was a story that mad the world sit up and take notice.
It has recently won a coveted Oscar and 27 other awards as well as raking in some 17 nominations so far. A wild documentary that will bring tears to your eyes and warmth to your soul, a tale of how big time music producers went on to rip of a legendary man – a humble labourer who has taken the world by storm.