15 Movies About Heavy Metal

15 Movies About Heavy Metal

  1. "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) - is a mockumentary film about a fictional British heavy metal band called Spinal Tap. The film follows the band as they embark on a US tour in support of their latest album, "Smell the Glove." Along the way, they encounter a series of absurd and comical mishaps, including a malfunctioning miniature Stonehenge stage prop, a drummer who spontaneously combusts, and a series of increasingly smaller venues. The film is directed by Rob Reiner, who also stars as the documentary filmmaker following the band on tour. The film is widely considered one of the greatest mockumentaries ever made and is a cult classic in the heavy metal community.

  2. "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" (2004) - is a documentary film that follows the American heavy metal band Metallica as they work through personal and creative difficulties while recording their eighth studio album, "St. Anger." The film explores the band's internal conflicts and the hiring of a therapist to help them work through their issues. The film also features footage of the band recording in the studio and performing live. The film received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for several awards.

  3. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" (2008) - is a documentary film that follows the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil as they struggle to regain their fame and success from the 1980s. The film explores the band's history and their efforts to record a new album and go on tour. The film also delves into the personal lives of the band members, including their struggles with poverty and health issues. The film was a critical and commercial success, and helped to revive interest in the band.

  4. "Gimme Shelter" (1970) - is a documentary film that chronicles the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, including the tragic concert at Altamont Speedway where a fan was killed by a member of the Hells Angels. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the tour and the concert, and also includes footage of the band in the studio recording their album "Let It Bleed." The film is widely considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made, and is notable for its unflinching portrayal of the violence that occurred at the Altamont concert.

  5. "Heavy Metal" (1981) - is an animated science fiction film that features a series of stories set to heavy metal and hard rock music. The film's segments are directed by a group of animators, and include stories about a sentient planet, a doomed astronaut, and a motorcycle-riding hero. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since become a cult classic among fans of heavy metal and animation.

  6. "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (1988) - is a documentary film that focuses on the Los Angeles heavy metal scene of the late 1980s, including interviews and performances by bands such as Megadeth, Kiss, and Ozzy Osbourne. The film provides a glimpse into the excesses and excesses of the era and the lifestyle of the musicians. The film was directed by Penelope Spheeris and it is a sequel to her 1981 film "The Decline of Western Civilization" which focused on the Los Angeles punk rock scene.

  7. "Black Sabbath: The Last Supper" (1999) - is a documentary film that chronicles the final concert of the original line-up of the band Black Sabbath. The film includes footage of the band's final concert in their hometown of Birmingham, England, as well as interviews with the band members and behind-the-scenes footage. The film is notable for 

    its historical significance as it captures the final performance of the original line-up before they went on hiatus. The film also provides insight into the band's personal and professional dynamic and the reasons behind the decision to end the band.

  8. "Iron Maiden: Flight 666" (2009) - is a documentary film that follows the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on their "Somewhere Back in Time World Tour" in 2008. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the tour, including footage of the band rehearsing, soundchecking, and performing live. The film also includes interviews with the band members and crew, as well as footage of the band traveling on their own custom-designed plane, "Ed Force One." The film was well received by critics and is considered a must-watch for Iron Maiden fans.

  9. "Lemmy" (2010) - is a documentary film that chronicles the life and career of Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the frontman of the band Motörhead. The film includes interviews with Lemmy, as well as footage of the band in the studio and on tour. The film provides a glimpse into Lemmy's personal life and his influence on the heavy metal scene. It was well-received by critics and is considered a must-watch for Motörhead fans and those interested in the history of heavy metal.

  10. "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" (2010) - is a documentary film that explores the history and legacy of the Canadian rock band Rush. The film includes interviews with the band members, as well as footage of the band in the studio and on tour. The film also delves into the band's cultural and musical influence and the reasons behind their longevity and success. The film was well received by critics and is considered a must-watch for Rush fans and those interested in the history of rock music.

  11. "Headbanger's Ball" (1987) - is a music video program that aired on MTV from 1987 to 1995 and was dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock music. The show featured music videos by popular heavy metal and hard rock bands, as well as interviews with musicians and behind-the-scenes footage. The show was hosted by various VJs and also featured live performances by metal bands. The show was a popular destination for metal fans and helped to introduce many bands to a wider audience.

  12. "Scream for Me Sarajevo" (2017) - is a documentary film about the concert of Bruce Dickinson and his solo band Skunkworks in war-torn Sarajevo in 1994. The film recounts the story of the concert, which took place during the Siege of Sarajevo, and explores the impact it had on the city's residents. The film includes interviews with the band, crew, and concertgoers, as well as footage of the concert itself. The film received positive reviews and is considered a must-watch for Bruce Dickinson fans and those interested in the history of the Bosnian War.

  13. "AC/DC: Live at Donington" (1992) - is a concert film and live album by the Australian rock band AC/DC, recorded at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, on 17 August 1991. The film features footage of the band's performance, including crowd shots and behind-the-scenes footage. The concert is widely considered one of the greatest live performances in the history of rock music, and the film is a must-watch for AC/DC fans and those interested in the history of rock music.

  14. "Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same" (1976) - is a concert film that features footage of Led Zeppelin's 1973 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The film includes footage of the band's performance, as well as fantasy sequences that depict the band members in various fantastical scenarios. The film was not well-received upon its initial release, but has since gained a cult following among Led Zeppelin fans and is considered a must-watch for fans of the band.

  15. "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll" (1987) - is a documentary film that chronicles the reunion of rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry with his original band members for a series of concerts. The film includes footage of the concerts, as well as interviews with Berry, his band members, and other rock and roll legends. The film provides a glimpse into Berry's life and his influence on the development of rock and roll music. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and was well received by critics, and is considered a must-watch for Chuck Berry fans and those interested in the history of rock and roll music.

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