Movies About Musicians

Hollywood loves making movies about musicians -- maybe it's the built-in soundtrack potential! Whatever the reason, musicians' stories are often both entertaining and inspiring. This list is full of well-acted biopics and dramas about musicians' lives, eye-opening documentaries about the struggles of being a performer, and toe-tapping concert movies featuring your kids' favorite stars. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, your ears are in for a treat with these great movies. For more sing-along stories, try our list of Musicals for Kids.

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Soul

age 8+

Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

age 10+

Holiday musical includes mature themes, promotes faith.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Dolly Parton: Here I Am

age 10+

Inspiring celebrity docu has some mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tribute

age 10+

Tribute concert docu is best for diehard Dolly fans.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u

age 10+

Some language, lots of heartbreak in pop singer docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Justin Bieber: Our World

age 10+

Concert docu goes backstage; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Katy Perry: Part of Me

age 10+

Entertaining concert film follows pop singer's highs, lows.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Selena

age 10+

Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour

age 10+

Swift dazzles during epic show with lavish production.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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School of Rock

age 11+

Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Blackpink: Light Up the Sky

age 12+

Compelling docu reveals human side of K-pop phenomenon

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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The Music Never Stopped

age 12+

Music brings family back together in moving drama.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Bohemian Rhapsody

age 13+

Exuberant music, electric performance in routine biopic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Chasing Happiness

age 13+

Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Dreamgirls

age 13+

Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

age 13+

Silly spoof has swearing, comic violence, sexual humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

age 13+

Swift shares songs in intimate docu; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

age 13+

Language, mature themes in lyrics of hour-long concert.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness?

age 13+

Perry uses her celebrity to explore big ideas in docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Parchís: The Documentary

age 13+

Rise and fall of Spanish tween band; some mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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