15 great rock and roll movies
Tom Cruise isn't the only movie star who knows how to rock
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'La Bamba' (1987)
Before he directed "Ray," Taylor Hackford produced this moving -- it's probably the biggest tear-jerker on this list -- account of the rising fifties rocker Ritchie Valens, whose life was cut tragically short when he died in the same 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Lou Diamond Phillips made an early-career impact as Valens, while Esai Morales shines as his tortured older brother. And, of course, the Los Lobos-driven music rocks.