Top Ten Films About MUSIC

1. This is Spinal Tap (dir: Rob Reiner, 1984)

Just how awesome is this, the mother of all mockumentaries? Well, for starters, the DVD commentary track features the actors, in character, grousing about how poorly the film depicted them.

Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer): We're very lucky in the band in that we have two visionaries, David and Nigel, they're like poets, like Shelley and Byron. They're two distinct types of visionaries, it's like fire and ice, basically. I feel my role in the band is to be somewhere in the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water.

2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
3. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987)
4. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
5. The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003)
6. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
7. The School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
8. DiG! (Ondi Timoner, 2004)
9. A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest, 2003)
10. Velvet Goldmine (Haynes, 1998)