Orianthi Picks Her 5 Favorite Rock Movies

Mar 17th, 2010 // 5 Comments

Since ax-wielding Aussie musician Orianthi was featured in one of the most successful concert docs of all time, Michael Jackson: This Is It, it make sense that she would know what makes a great rock flick. In anticipation of her performance on American Idol tonight (singing “According to You” while inevitably slaying it on her guitar), we hit up the singer/songwriter for her Top 5 Favorite Rock Movies Of All Time. And she came up with an eclectic list that may surprise you. (Okay, maybe one of her picks is a little obvious, but we can’t blame her for including it.) Check out some rockin’ works of the big-screen below:

Almost Famous: “Really cool movie. I love all the characters, especially the heart this movie has.”

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story: “I’ve seen this movie too many times. It’s really funny! I love all of the different phases that Dewey Cox goes through.”

Rock Star: “One of my favorites! I especially love how the singer is discovered in the audience singing along with the band, and then becomes a huge rockstar. Then [Ed: Spoiler Alert?] he learns that’s it not everything he thought it would be and passes the torch again to another fan in the audience.”

This Is Spinal Tap: “I love the part with Stonehedge and when they couldn’t find the stage.”

Michael Jackson: This Is It: “I think the way this documentary as a whole was put together makes everyone feel like they were there with us during the three months of rehearsals—for what would have been the biggest show on earth! I especially love how it showed what a big heart Michael had!”


  1. I must confess the Michael Jackson movie made me aware of Orianthi and turned me into a fan

  2. maxx237

    Orianthi,there's no doubt you are THE “ROCK GODESS”
    Luv ya XOX
    “aussie aussie aussie'

  3. Orianthi, you missed last year's “Band Slam” co-staring Ally Michalka of the sister duo group Aly & AJ. As a female singer songwriter guitar player, you should be giving thumbs up to the only female singer songwriter guitar player to star in a feature Hollywood movie to date about a girl rock group. The movie didn't do well because Ally's co-star, actress singer Venessa Hudgins wasn't that great, but the movie was more than worth watching to see beautiful, highly talented Aly singing and playing.

    And of course this weekend “The Runaways” about rocker Joan Jet opens staring Hollywood superstars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. This will probably set the standard for rock movies, about and staring girls!

    Maybe you should revise your list? xoxxo Jim

  4. Wow, very interesting. I’m really pleased I found this, can you recommend any other places where I can find more in depth information like this?

  5. ciciacik

    Luv ya XOX
    “aussie aussie aussie’

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