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The Music Videos You May Not Know Were Inspired By Movies

Janneke Stam
Janneke Stam 4 July 2016 at 15.04

Some are actually quite surprising.



The Front Bottoms released an '80s movies-inspired video for their song 'Ginger' this week.

The video contains references to films like The Breakfast Club and Back To The Future, and looks like this. 



It got us thinking of other bands that have released movie-inspired music videos over the years, like...

My Chemical Romance - 'The Ghost Of You'
This video for 'The Ghost Of You' sees Gerard and co. recreate scenes from Saving Private Ryan.



PVRIS - 'White Noise'
PVRIS were inspired by the movie Poltergeist when writing 'White Noise', so decided to pay homage to the movie in the song's accompanying video as well.



Foo Fighters - 'Everlong'
Foo Fighters were inspired by supernatural horror film The Evil Dead and created a parody for their 'Everlong' video.



Thirty Seconds To Mars - 'The Kill (Bury Me)'
The Shining inspired the dialogue and visuals that can be seen in 30STM's video for 'The Kill (Bury Me)'.



Marilyn Manson - 'Dope Hat'
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is one of Marilyn Manson's favourite films, which will come as no surprise when you watch the video for 'Dope Hat'.



Alien Ant Farm - 'Movies'
In the video for 'Movies', Alien Ant Farm go to the cinema and end up recreating Ghostbusters, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Karate Kid and Edward Scissorhands on the big screen.



Coheed & Cambria - 'You Got Spirit, Kid'
"Only the rules get busted" in Coheed & Cambria's Fast Times At Ridgemont High-inspired video for 'You Got Spirit, Kid'.



Good Charlotte - 'Predictable'
Good Charlotte channel their inner freaks in the Edward Scissorhands-inspired video for 'Predictable', which came out in 2004.



Taking Back Sunday - 'Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)'
After watching Fight Club non-stop for months, vocalist Adam Lazzara and guitarist John Nolan knew their next video would have to be a tribute to the classic movie starring Brad Pitt.



Fountains Of Wayne - 'Stacy's Mom'
More Fast Times At Ridgemont High inspiration. The band Fountains Of Wayne have recreated scenes from the 1982 teen movie.

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