A Black girl sits next to her mom and dad on a couch, all smiling. She is pointing at a smartphone that they are looking at together.

Concerned about social media, AI, and screen time?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get the best out of media and tech.

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. Or if you want less story and even more music, try our list of immersive Concert Movies.

Filter by:
Soul Poster Image
MOVIE

Soul

age 8+

Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.

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

Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

age 10+

Holiday musical includes mature themes, promotes faith.

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

Dolly Parton: Here I Am

age 10+

Inspiring celebrity docu has some mature themes.

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

Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tribute

age 10+

Tribute concert docu is best for diehard Dolly fans.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
Dreaming' Wild Movie Poster: Casey Affleck clutches a guitar, while Zooey Deschanel embraces him
MOVIE

Dreamin' Wild

age 10+

Supportive family at heart of music-based true story.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
j-hope in the Box: The BTS member releases a solo album.
MOVIE

j-hope in the Box

age 10+

Docu on breakout South Korean artist has swearing, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Selena Poster Image
MOVIE

Selena

age 10+

Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
School of Rock Poster Image
MOVIE

School of Rock

age 11+

Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.

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

Blackpink: Light Up the Sky

age 12+

Compelling docu reveals human side of K-pop phenomenon

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

The Music Never Stopped

age 12+

Music brings family back together in moving drama.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
American Symphony Movie Poster: Above, Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad sit together; below, Batiste faces a large audience
MOVIE

American Symphony

age 13+

Stellar docu on the power of music and perseverance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Bob Marley: One Love Movie Poster: Bob Marley (Kingsley Ben-Adir) plays guitar and dances on stage
MOVIE

Bob Marley: One Love

age 13+

Thin but lively biopic on reggae icon; lots of cannabis use.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2024)
Bohemian Rhapsody Poster Image
MOVIE

Bohemian Rhapsody

age 13+

Exuberant music, electric performance in routine biopic.

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

Chasing Happiness

age 13+

Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
Dreamgirls Poster Image
MOVIE

Dreamgirls

age 13+

Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.

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

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

age 13+

Silly spoof has swearing, comic violence, sexual humor.

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

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

age 13+

Swift shares songs in intimate docu; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
  The Greatest Night in Pop movie poster:  Celebrities sing.
MOVIE

The Greatest Night in Pop

age 13+

Fun, historical docu on celebrity collaboration; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2024)
Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness? Poster Image
MOVIE

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)
Mija Movie Poster
MOVIE

Mija

age 13+

Riveting docu about first-gen Latinas in the music industry.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)