The Best Heavy Metal Music Movies

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A list of the best heavy metal music movies, perfect for any fan of the genre looking for a good film to watch.

The Best Heavy Metal Movies

Noisey’s roundup of the best heavy metal music movies of all time, from This is Spinal Tap to Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

Why We Love Them

Headbanging, mosh pits, and screaming fans – these are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of heavy metal music. But there is another side to this genre that is often overlooked. Heavy metal has a long history of supporting various social causes, and many bands use their music as a way to spread awareness about important issues.

In recent years, there have been a number of heavy metal music movies that have highlighted this side of the genre. These movies showcase the powerful messages that can be conveyed through metal music, and they show how this type of music can bring people together.

If you’re a fan of heavy metal music, or if you’re simply looking for a good movie to watch, check out our list of the best heavy metal music movies below.

The Top Ten

1. This is Spinal Tap
2. School of Rock
3. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
4. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
5. Slayer: Decade of Aggression
6. Stone Temple Pilots: Purple at the Core
7. Korn: Live & Rare
8. Megadeth: Rude Awakening
9. Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell
10. Iron Maiden: Flight 666

The Future of Heavy Metal Movies

There has been a recent resurgence in heavy metal music movies. Films such as “Metallica: Through the Never” and “Iron Maiden: Flight 666” have proved that there is still an audience for this genre of film.

What does the future hold for heavy metal music movies? It is hard to say. However, one thing is certain: there is still a large audience for this type of film. As long as there are fans of heavy metal music, there will be a market for these movies.

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