Looking for suggestions for movies with rockin' songs...

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  1. Nick Senger

    Nick Senger Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm shopping around for a movie with great music and sound, on the order of Streets of Fire, Little Shop of Horrors, Moulin Rouge. Something modern enough to have a great 5.1 soundtrack, where the music takes center stage and blows you away. It doesn't have to be a musical. I'm hoping someone out there can give me some hidden gems, or help me think of a movie that I've forgotten.

    A couple of movies that I've thought of, but am not sure about:

    Eddie and the Cruisers - loved this when it first came out, but haven't seen it in over ten years. How is the sound?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Haven't seen it, only heard of it. Is is worth a blind purchase?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Nigel McN

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    Top Secret
    UHF
     
  3. Rick Bertuzzi

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    Cameron Crowe and Quentin Tarrantino flicks usually have some pretty good tunes. To be more specific:

    Vanilly Sky
    Almost Famous
    Pulp Fiction
    True Romance (ok, it's directed by Tony Scott but written by QT [​IMG] )

    Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels has some good music as well.

    There's a lot more, but can't think of them at the moment.
     
  4. Tony-B

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    I second Top Secret. And the music is VERY CATCHY TOO!!! Resident Evil might count too.
     
  5. Eugene Esterly

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    Here are some of my suggestions for movies which rockin' songs:

    Blues Brothers movie from 1980
    Detriot Rock City
     
  6. Shane_M

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    There's:

    Rock Star
    Soon - Chicago
    xXx (has a pretty powerful soundtrack)
     
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    Hedwig & the Angry Inch--incredible music, very funny & entertaining. Watch it with the subtitles on so you don't miss any of the lyrics. Personally, I think it's better than Rocky Horror. Highly recommended!
     
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    boogie nights and rushmore

    CJ
     
  9. Nick Senger

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    The Blues Brothers and Top Secret! Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks--and thanks for the other suggestions. I'll keep them around for when this mood strikes me again.
     
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    forest Gump
    hard day's night
    shrek
     
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    Top Gun

    Iron Eagle (the first one) I'm not sure how good the sound is on it...But the songs are great.
     
  12. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    I rewatched Empire records this weekend, and that movie hits the spot every time for me - and it is certainly about music - I would think Pump up the volume could fit the same kind of bill too when I think about it.
     
  13. Devin U

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    Rushmore and Fast and the Furious are good ones. I also like Top Gun.
     
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    Queen of the Damned.
    Has good hard rocking moderm music. The movie is like a giant music video to me[​IMG]
     
  15. Andrew Chong

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? does have a collection of great bluegrass and folk songs. Sound overall is very nice (referring to the dts soundtrack).

    My favourite music-centered movie disc is and always has been Yellow Submarine.
     
  16. Brian Kidd

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    Another vote for YELLOW SUBMARINE! The Beatles tunes have never sounded better and it has a very aggressive 5.1 track.
     
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    Spinal tap! Come on people, they go to 11!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Russell G

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    I second the TAP!!

    Also SNATCH is great PERIOD! The music will knock you off your seat, as well as the over all sound design. One of the most aggresive I've hear IMHO! Plus it's a great caper flick to boot!
     
  19. MarkHastings

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    If you're like me and LOVED the 80's, I'd definitely recommend "The Wedding Singer".

    Or what about "Almost Famous"
     
  20. Kevin M

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    Not quite what you are talking about but how about...
    Criterion's Montery POP (..or Monterey:p) )
    Gimme Shelter
    & WB's Woodstock.

    More along the lines of what you are talking about..
    Return of the Living Dead
    Heavy Metal
    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs
    Apocalypse Now
    The Doors
    (the last two are connected really...)

    My personal faves for movies where music overtakes and propels the film but aren't necessarily 5.1 or on DVD in all cases...
    Suspiria
    Deep Red
    Taxi Driver
    Escape from New York
    (LD)
    Goodfellows
    Halloween
    Christine
    Pat Garret & Billy the Kid
    Vampires
    American Graffiti
    Cat People
    Phenomena
     

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