Movies about guitarists

List of the best movies about guitarists selected by visitors to our site: Bohemian Rhapsody, Scorpions - Forever and a Day, I Saw the Light, Walk the Line, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, Forever My Girl, Coco, Metalhead, The Last Five Years, Rock Dog.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Celebrities, Guitarists, Gay
PlotOn real events, Music, Passion
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleWorth watching, Touching, Heavy, Best soundtracks, Oscars

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Scorpions - Forever and a Day (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Rockers, Guitarists

A documentary on the acclaimed rock band Scorpions

I Saw the Light (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CharactersHorses, Singers, Musicians, Guitarists, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Music, Divorce
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeNew Year

Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.

Walk the Line (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Guitarists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Love, Death, Music, Divorce
StyleFascinating, To cry, Touching

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists

FOO FIGHTERS BACK AND FORTH chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band's very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana's drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

Forever My Girl (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Brides
PlotWedding, Love
StyleTo cry, Touching, By books

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Coco (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, music
CharactersDogs, Singers, Family, Musicians, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Love, Ghosts, Life after death, Death
PlaceMexico, Village
StyleDisney, Cute, Fascinating, Touching, Atmospheric

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Metalhead (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersTeens, Parents, Musicians, Brothers, Sisters
PlotUprising, Depression, Death, Snow, Relationship

A young girl in 1990s Iceland is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in metal and dreams of making her own music.

The Last Five Years (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CharactersSnake, Jews, Singers, Photographers, Writers
PlotDancing, Love, Computers, Happiness, Divorce
PlaceShips, Party, USA
StyleTo cry, Romantic

In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.

Rock Dog (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryChina, USA
CharactersDogs, Musicians, Celebrities, Wolves, Birds
PlotSuccess, Snow, Money, Chase, Radio
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Village
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

The Runaways (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotUprising, Music
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleFascinating, Soulful, Serious

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

School of Rock (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Singers, Musicians, Rockers, Students
PlotUprising, Music, Contests, Cheating
PlaceSchool, New York

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Tooth Fairy (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Guitarists, Cats, Single mothers
PlotAdventure, Dreams, Hockey
StyleLight, Inspirational

When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. Soon, Derek is inspired to rekindle his youthful dreams.

The Dirt (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Businessmen, Rockers, Guitarists
PlotOn real events, Passion
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Psychological problems, Unexpected ending, By books, Netflix

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Friends, Frogs, Guitarists
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Friendship
StyleTouching, Soulful, By books

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Patti Cake$ (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Photographers, Friends, Guitarists
PlotLove, Depression, Money, Hip Hop, Computers
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, Cemetery, New York, Hospitals

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Parents, Singers, Businessmen
PlotRacing, Love, Jealousy, Money, Cancer
PlaceParty, Beach, Hospitals, Hotels, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating, Makes me think

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.

Watching the Detectives (2007)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersBartenders, Couriers, Guitarists
PlotLove, Basketball, Pursuit, Breakup
StyleTouching, Soulful

Neil, a self proclaimed film geek and owner of Gumshoe video, has always been content to live vicariously through his favorite films noir. But when he meets Violet, a real-life femme fatale, his mundane world gets turned upside down and the line between reality and the movies quickly begins to blur. Will Neil step up and embrace a life full of adventure or retreat back to his comfortable couch?

Blaze (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersJews, Singers, Musicians, Guitarists
PlotDeath, Music, Friendship, Motorcycles, On real events
PlaceTrains, Cemetery, Hospitals, USA
StyleFascinating, Psychological problems

A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

BECK (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, music
CharactersDogs, Guitarists

Yukio is your average high school student who spends his days going to class and avoiding bullies. That is until he meets Ryusuke, a guitar prodigy. Together with Taira, Chiba, and Saku they form the rock band BECK. As their popularity increases so does the danger as Ryusuke's past catches up with him.

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