Director: Albert Magnoli
Writer: Albert Magnoli, William Blinn
Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Clarence Williams III, Olga Karlatos
You knew Purple Rain had to make this list. You don't get better cinema than Prince and the Revolution vs. Morris Day and the Time. You also don't get better music than they produced. The soundtrack to this beast of a movie is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. And we're not just talkin' greatest musical soundtracks, we're talking greatest albums, period.
And how could you not? When you have "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy" on your soundtrack, you've got a fine, velvety stew of excellence on your hands. And let's not forget the magnificent title track! You just don't get rock masterpieces like this anymore.