The '80s were a truly epic era for movies and rock 'n' roll was right at the center of it.

Who didn't dream of going back in time and wowing some wide-eyed teens with a face-melting guitar solo after watching Back to the Future? And I bet you started practicing your scales after watching Ralph Macchio outduel Jack Butler (cough Steve Vai) at the Crossroads. But perhaps This is Spinal Tap warded you off from wanting to become a drummer.

As with other entries in this series, we're focusing on movies where rock and metal music plays a key role in the film's storytelling. So rock docs, concert films and biopics won't be part of this collection.

READ MORE: 15 Best Rock + Metal Dramatic Movies of the 1990s

So join us on this "mission from God" as we reflect on the 15 Best Rock + Metal Movies of the 1980s below.

15 Best Rock + Metal Dramatic Movies of the '80s

Taking you back for the binge!

Gallery Credit: Chad Childers, Loudwire

Best Rock + Metal Dramatic Films of the 2000s

These movies rock!

Gallery Credit: Chad Childers, Loudwire

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