Radio Station Films & Series...

by LlllPppp | created - 21 Mar 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Films and Series with Radio Stations...

In no particular order after 10...

Thank you kindly for your comment, Rodrigo; 'GMVn' [one of my all-time faves!] was a terrible oversight on my part, while 'SotW' looks very much worth the anticipation!

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1. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

46 Metascore

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

Votes: 43,661 | Gross: $5.37M

2. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 21,179 | Gross: $20.34M

3. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 103,529 | Gross: $7.99M

4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 118,180 | Gross: $123.92M

5. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 3,148 | Gross: $1.30M

6. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 751

7. Corporate FM (2012)

TV-14 | 73 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery

DJs want to play the bands that they love. Corporate HQ stands in the way. Where does the community end up in this fight?

Director: Kevin McKinney | Stars: Danny Cox, Jewel Kilcher, Wayne Coyne, Erich 'Mancow' Muller

Votes: 24

8. FM (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When a liberal music station's owners decide to introduce army recruitment ads, despite the protests of its manager, the rebellious DJs are determined to fight back, no matter the cost.

Director: John A. Alonzo | Stars: Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras, Cleavon Little

Votes: 788

9. Historias de la radio (1955)

95 min | Comedy

Three different stories whose central axis are radio listeners: several contestants have to get to a radio station studio dressed as Eskimo, a thief answering a call in the house which is ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Margarita Andrey, José Isbert, Ángel de Andrés

Votes: 395

10. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Anthony J. Robinow, Michael McGill

Votes: 4,706 | Gross: $0.39M

11. FM (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

O'Dowd is Lindsay Carol, a DJ on a hip radio station Skin FM. Urbane and witty on air, off-air he's a shambles, as inept in love as he is trying to be cool. Along for the ride are his ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Kevin Bishop, Nina Sosanya, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 429

12. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 29,308 | Gross: $14.79M

13. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 12,354

14. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 1,644 | Gross: $1.79M

15. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 7,083

16. The Night Listener (2006)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.

Director: Patrick Stettner | Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Joe Morton

Votes: 14,219 | Gross: $7.83M

17. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 68,254

18. Roswell FM (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

The only normal guy at a paranormal talk radio station quits his dream profession and takes a higher paying, but soul crushing job, to pay for his oddball nephew's college tuition.

Director: Stephen Griffin | Stars: Jason London, Brendan Fehr, Don Stark, Brian Tee

Votes: 19

19. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

Votes: 9,133 | Gross: $4.47M

20. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 24,804 | Gross: $11.54M

21. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley

Votes: 11,806 | Gross: $3.47M

22. Radio Rebel (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Atticus Mitchell

Votes: 7,465

23. Power 98 (1996)

R | 89 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings.

Director: Jaime Hellman | Stars: Eric Roberts, Lisa Thornhill, Jason Gedrick, Jack Betts

Votes: 246

24. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Votes: 300

25. Rhythm & Blues (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The owner (Horsford) of a black radio station hears the soulful voice of Bobby Soul (Kabler) and offers him a job on her station. But is stunned when she discovers that he is white. At ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Kabler, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Troy Curvey Jr., Christopher Babers

Votes: 15

26. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

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

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 32,530 | Gross: $41.20M

27. Morgan's Summit

Drama | Announced

A late night radio host (Willis) who promotes the power of kindness changes his ways after a brutal crime affects his life and his thoughts turn to vengeance.

Director: Tom Schulman

28. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 50,564 | Gross: $17.32M

29. Bad Channels (1992 Video)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Robert Factor, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Michael Huddleston

Votes: 854

30. Midnight FM (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Sun-young, a popular radio host, decides to quit her job to take care of her ill-daughter. But, the last day of her job turns nightmarish when a murderer takes her family hostage.

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Joon-Ha Lee, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 2,058

31. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 27,292 | Gross: $0.00M

33. 99.9 FM (2005)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Gautam Singh meets with attractive Air Hostess, Sonali, and both fall deeply in love. Before they could get married, Sonali dumps him and leaves him devastated and heart-broken. On the ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Bhatia | Stars: Shawar Ali, Jaipreet Nagra, Raima Sen, Dipannita Sharma

Votes: 36

34. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 268,593 | Gross: $45.51M

35. Signing Off (1997)

15 min | Comedy, Short

It's the late 1950s, and the DJ of a nostalgic radio program, out-of-date in the time of the Beatles, has just been fired. On his last broadcast, he decides to play requests, and a loyal ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: David Corballis, Pamela Pow, Paul Barrett, Hilary Norris

Votes: 92

37. Raw FM (1997– )

50 min | Drama

RAW FM is a radio station run for and by 'young people'. Call them teenagers, youth, Gen Xers, whatever. It's theirs. And this is their story.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Nadine Garner, Matthew Dyktynski, Dan Spielman

Votes: 45

38. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A brief fling between disc jockey Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) and obsessed female fan Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman, Tobie Williams (Donna Mills), enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 23,640 | Gross: $10.60M

39. FM89.3 (2007)

93 min | Comedy

FM 89.3 call sign could be read as 'Yakuza Radio' and so it is. A man is released after fifteen years in prison and returns to his yakuza gang in Kabukicho, Shinjuku in Tokyo. The yakuza ... See full summary »

Director: Yutaka Oogi | Stars: Aja, Chihiro Asakawa, Masami Horiuchi, Shinzô Hotta

40. 108.1 FM Radio (2012)

15 min | Short, Thriller

A driver, a hitchhiker and a radio program. A night trip between suspicion and paranoia.

Directors: Angelo Capasso, Giuseppe Capasso | Stars: Dario Biancone, Fabrizio Monaldi

41. Dead Air (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.

Director: Corbin Bernsen | Stars: Navid Negahban, Corbin Bernsen, Haley Pullos, Bill Moseley

Votes: 2,180

42. FM 1992 (2011)

99 min | Documentary

FM 1992, new social responsibility project of Eksantrik Productions, covers undisclosed stories behind the emergence, closing and revival of private radio stations as legal entities. FM ... See full summary »

Director: Abdullah Eksioglu | Stars: Argun Albayrak, Fatih Altayli, Gulnaz Arsel, Osman Ataman

Votes: 9

43. 66.6 FM (2012)

19 min | Short, Drama | Completed

A couple decides to flee their hometown after political chaos breaks out. Radio stations provide the only means of information. But which station is broadcasting the truth?

Director: Chaker Ben Yahmed | Stars: Khalid Bukhari, Derar Mohamed, Sheikheldin Ahmed, Mariem Faqihi

44. Jo FM (2006)

17 min | Short, Drama

An obsessed fan kidnaps a radio DJ. Tina wants Star to make her one last tape, one tape to remind her of the way radio, society and her life once were.

Director: Jett Garrison | Stars: Blythe Day, Jamil Hoballah, Sarah Niarkos, Miriam Yucht Rubin

Votes: 18

45. Murder FM (2006)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

When his best friend is murdered mid-broadcast, radio host Larry Mason takes it upon himself to find the real killer, finding himself in a web of intrigue that leads him to a shady ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan T. Ryan | Stars: Maija Alksnitis, Kina Bermudez, Marc Colucci, Adam Hughes

Votes: 5

46. Up in the Air (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Gordon Jones

Votes: 227

47. FM (2009)

5 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A radio station is pirated and reported by a concerned citizen tuned into the channel.

Director: Tim Jarzabek | Stars: Jeff Buck, Esther Elise Johnson, Janice Simeone