Movies About Musicians

Hollywood loves making movies about musicians -- maybe it's the built-in soundtrack potential! Whatever the reason, their stories are often both entertaining and inspiring. Check out this list of our favorite music biopics.

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Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
 
Entertaining concert film follows pop singer's highs, lows.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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Lavish, award-winning film with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
 
Music brings family back together in moving drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
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Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
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Poignant, inspiring bio pays homage to June Carter Cash.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Interesting true story has good music, not enough soul.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
Emotional biopic with serious topics, strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Sweet, sad rock-idol story for mature teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
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Jay-Z music-fest docu fun for music lovers; strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Music comes first in commemorative grunge-rock docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
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Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
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Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
 
Vibrant, poignant, inspiring music docu; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Eminem's edgy, graphic quasi-biopic is not for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
 
Vivid romance between over-the-top men has drugs and sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Entertaining, somewhat overlong biopic has edgy material.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
Bleak, but lovely journey OK for older-teen music fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Moving, teen-friendly musical has magic and great songs.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
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(2015)
 
Unique biopic focuses on one year of guitarist's wild life.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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