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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Entertaining concert film follows pop singer's highs, lows.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Music brings family back together in moving drama.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Lavish, award-winning film with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Interesting true story has good music, not enough soul.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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Sweet, sad rock-idol story for mature teens.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Jay-Z music-fest docu fun for music lovers; strong language.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Raw docu shows band at a low point; frequent cursing.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Music comes first in commemorative grunge-rock docu.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Poignant, inspiring bio pays homage to June Carter Cash.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Vibrant, poignant, inspiring music docu; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Emotional biopic with serious topics, strong language.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Entertaining, somewhat overlong biopic has edgy material.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Moving, teen-friendly musical has magic and great songs.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Vivid romance between over-the-top men has drugs and sex.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Strong acting, great music in mature but predictable biopic.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Unique biopic focuses on one year of guitarist's wild life.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Bleak but lovely journey OK for older-teen music fans.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Cheadle shines in dark, labor-of-love biopic of Miles Davis.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Eminem's edgy, graphic quasi-biopic has violence, sex.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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