Afterword - British Pop Music Movies

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1. Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (1962)

Approved | 78 min | Musical, Comedy

In the new town of Bad Trad, England, a battle is ensuing between the generations regarding the older generation's view of the disruptive nature of what teenagers are listening to, what is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas, John Leyton, The Brook Brothers

Votes: 265

2. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 36,775 | Gross: $13.78M

3. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music

Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: The Dave Clark Five, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey

Votes: 478

4. Help! (1965)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 15,826

5. Expresso Bongo (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music

Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard

Votes: 363

6. The Duke Wore Jeans (1958)

90 min | Comedy

A Cockney lad who pretends to be a Lord in order to woo a South American princess.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Tommy Steele, June Laverick, Michael Medwin, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 34

7. Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

X | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

Heironymus Merkin screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth and moral decay.

Director: Anthony Newley | Stars: Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Alexander Newley, Tara Newley Arkle

Votes: 327

8. Rock Around the World (1957)

70 min | Biography, Drama, Music

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. His manager wanted him to be a tough rock'n'roller and so challenge Elvis Presley but Tommy is too nice. He becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Bryant | Stars: Tommy Steele, Humphrey Lyttelton, Chas McDevitt, Nancy Whiskey

Votes: 59

9. Tommy the Toreador (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his favourite songs. When he visits Spain, he gets mistaken for a famous bullfighter. Tommy finishes up in the bull-ring facing a VERY... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sidney James, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 103

10. Just for Fun (1963)

72 min | Musical, Comedy

With an election approaching, the two major political parties in England work desperately to capture the enthusiasm of teenagers, who have been granted the right to vote. When the prime ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Mark Wynter, Cherry Roland, Alan Caddy, Richard Vernon

Votes: 51

11. Play It Cool (1962)

82 min | Drama, Musical

Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Billy Fury, Michael Anderson Jr., Dennis Price, Richard Wattis

Votes: 114

12. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle

Votes: 336

13. Three Hats for Lisa (1965)

99 min | Comedy, Musical

Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet a foreign movie star at Heathrow airport. She joins them and their taxi driver while she collects some typically British hats. The main rule... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Joe Brown, Sophie Hardy, Sidney James, Una Stubbs

Votes: 97

14. Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)

G | 88 min | Musical

Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les "Chad" Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960's Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy's... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Leslie Maguire, Les Chadwick

Votes: 131

15. Hold On! (1966)

Not Rated | 85 min | Musical, Comedy

British beat group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Peter Noone, Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby

Votes: 246

16. Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)

G | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek and Barry are working class Manchester lads who aren't getting very far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: Peter Noone, Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby

Votes: 379

17. Guitars, Guns and Paradise! (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Status Quo witnesses a gang murder in Fiji. They flee with crucial evidence; have they played their last gig?

Director: Stuart St. Paul | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Craig Fairbrass, Laura Aikman, Francis Rossi

Votes: 261

18. Take It or Leave It (1982)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

Autobiographical account of the cult 80's British pop group 'Madness (II)', with members of the group playing themselves, charting their rise from humble beginnings as pub band The Invaders... See full summary »

Director: Dave Robinson | Stars: Suggs, Mark Bedford, Lee Thompson, Carl Smyth

Votes: 184

19. S Club Seeing Double (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When the members of S Club complain about how tough it is to stay on top, they find themselves replaced by lookalikes... or are they?

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara

Votes: 978

20. It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Dominique Barnes

Votes: 397

21. Honest (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

Director: David A. Stewart | Stars: Nicole Appleton, Natalie Appleton, Melanie Blatt, Derek Deadman

Votes: 559

22. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

32 Metascore

World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner

Votes: 31,412 | Gross: $29.34M

23. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 57,714 | Gross: $3.21M

24. Wild for Kicks (1960)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee, Gillian Hills

Votes: 758

25. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 8,251

26. Privilege (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job

Votes: 962

27. Summer Holiday (1963)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs

Votes: 1,190

28. The Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage (1969)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The Bonzo Dog Band drive into the country in a truck, unload their equipment in some woods only to find some of it taken away by some children. They eat and play at a party, and the Bonzos ... See full summary »

Director: David Korr | Stars: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall, Roger Ruskin Spear, 'Legs' Larry Smith

Votes: 6

29. Wonderful to Be Young! (1961)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, Carole Gray, Jet Harris

Votes: 519

30. Swingers' Paradise (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Music, Musical, Romance

A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Cliff Richard, Walter Slezak, Susan Hampshire, Hank B. Marvin

Votes: 227

31. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 120,039 | Gross: $0.19M

32. One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

49 Metascore

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

Votes: 22,971 | Gross: $28.87M

33. Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)

150 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Wartime comedy about two very different bandsmen (Eddie and Eric) and their misadventures with gangsters, romance, and black-marketing in Blitz-time London.

Stars: Jerome Flynn, Robson Green, Warren Mitchell, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 51

34. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,869 | Gross: $0.93M

35. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 27,329 | Gross: $2.83M

36. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Music

A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,886

37. Rude Boy (1980)

R | 133 min | Drama, Music

A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England.

Directors: Jack Hazan, David Mingay | Stars: Dave Armstrong, Barry Baker, Terry Barry, Reg Bazell

Votes: 968

38. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,308 | Gross: $0.61M

39. Oil City Confidential (2009)

104 min | Documentary, Music

The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Lee Brilleaux, Wilko Johnson, John Martin, John B. Sparkes

Votes: 465

40. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 70,233 | Gross: $22.24M

41. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

79 Metascore

Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding and drugs, only to be disappointed.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Votes: 15,450

42. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

66 Metascore

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 17,781 | Gross: $34.25M

43. Rock Follies (1976– )

Drama, Music

Three actresses, lumbered by useless boyfriends, are plucked from a theatrical chorus-line to form a manufactured rock group: the 'Little Ladies'.

Stars: Charlotte Cornwell, Julie Covington, Rula Lenska, Stephen Moore

Votes: 95

44. Tutti Frutti (1987)

69 min | Comedy, Drama

Trouble ensues for the Majestics, Scotland's "Kings of Rock", when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Maurice Roëves, Emma Thompson, Stuart McGugan

Votes: 259

45. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )

75 min | Drama, Musical

Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 966

46. Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar."

Director: Nick Moran | Stars: Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild

Votes: 1,473

48. It's All Over Town (1964)

Not Rated | 55 min | Musical

A fantastic musical romp through the West End of London in the company of Lance Percival and his fat friend, Willie Rushton. In HD.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Frankie Vaughan, Lance Percival, William Rushton, Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band

Votes: 29