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Which brings us to number 11, the ultimate - if you will - rockumentary, 1984's This is Spinal Tap. A satirical look at the crazy lifestyle of heavy metal bands, the murky compromises made behind the music biz scenes, the film deals with the way such groups go about their business.

The movie covers a fictional tour in which British band Spinal Tap is busy promoting its new album, Smell the Glove. Predictably stupid, the band take part in various interviews and fall flat on their face as they try to be taken seriously.

Featuring drummers that keep getting killed along the way and the famous amplifier that turns up to 11, Spinal Tap lives on today as probably the most memorable rock film of all time. Certainly the funniest.

With much of the flick improvised by the cast, the three main stars were credited as writers too and the film was even inducted into the US National Film Registry after it was seen as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress.

If rock isn't your thing, then you may see some familiar faces amid the Folksmen of A Mighty Wind. ®

This is Spinal Tap
This is Spinal Tap

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