27 Best Movies Like Pirate Radio ...

27 Best Movies Like Pirate Radio ...

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1. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

1h 45m Music Drama

Mark Hunter, a lonely high school student, uses his shortwave radio to moonlight as the popular pirate DJ "Hard Harry." When his show gets blamed for a teen committing suicide, the students clash with high school faculty and the authorities.

2. The Commitments (1991)

1h 58m Comedy Drama Music

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

3. Still Crazy (1998)

1h 32m Comedy Music

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

4. Quadrophenia (1979)

2h Drama Music

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

5. That Thing You Do! (1996)

1h 48m Comedy Drama Romance Music

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

6. FM (1978)

7. Almost Famous (2000)

2h 2m Drama Music

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

8. Taking Woodstock (2009)

2h Music Comedy Drama

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.

9. About Time (2013)

2h 3m Comedy Drama Romance Fantasy

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

10. Frank (2014)

50m Documentary

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11. ABBA: The Movie (1977)

12. Grace of My Heart (1996)

1h 56m Drama Comedy Music

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album.

13. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

1h 57m Comedy Drama Music

Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club.

14. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

1h 27m Comedy Drama Music

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.

15. Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

1h 35m Comedy Drama Music

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

16. Rock My World (2002)

17. Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

1h 54m Comedy Drama

Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

18. SLC Punk! (1998)

1h 37m Crime Romance Comedy Drama Music

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

19. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

1h 36m Comedy Music Drama

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.

20. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)

1h 16m Comedy Music TV Movie

The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.

21. Private Parts (1997)

1h 49m Comedy Drama

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

22. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

2h 1m Comedy Drama War

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

23. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

1h 36m Comedy Drama

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

24. Alice&`s Restaurant (1969)

25. American Graffiti (1973)

1h 50m Comedy Drama

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

26. For the Boys (1991)

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