15 great rock and roll movies
Tom Cruise isn't the only movie star who knows how to rock
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'Purple Rain' (1984)
Just like another 1984 film "This Is Spinal Tap," it's kind of unbelievable that "Purple Rain" even got made. It's the perfect Prince vehicle, which is precisely what made this musical drama so sensational and loveably incoherent, with all its fashion, stage sequences and daddy issues. It was Prince's film debut, which also allows in some of his electric rawness and hyper-controlling genius, which doesn't leave anyone hard-pressed to hard-press their bodies against the screen for "Let's Go Crazy."