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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Katy Perry: Part of Me Movie Poster Image
Entertaining concert film follows pop singer's highs, lows.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Selena Movie Poster Image
Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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The Music Never Stopped Movie Poster Image
Music brings family back together in moving drama.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Amadeus Movie Poster Image
Lavish, award-winning film with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Dreamgirls Movie Poster Image
Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness? Movie Poster Image
Perry uses her celebrity to explore big ideas in docu.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Sapphires Movie Poster Image
Interesting true story has good music, not enough soul.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Barbra: The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic Movie Poster Image
Streisand concert for fans old and new; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Coal Miner's Daughter Movie Poster Image
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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La Bamba Movie Poster Image
Sweet, sad rock-idol tale has violence, cursing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Made in America Movie Poster Image
Jay-Z music-fest docu fun for music lovers; strong language.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster Movie Poster Image
Raw docu shows band at a low point; frequent cursing.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Pearl Jam Twenty Movie Poster Image
Music comes first in commemorative grunge-rock docu.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Ring of Fire Movie Poster Image
Poignant, inspiring bio pays homage to June Carter Cash.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Whole Gritty City Movie Poster Image
Vibrant, poignant, inspiring music docu; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story Movie Poster Image
Emotional biopic with serious topics, strong language.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth Movie Poster Image
Music docu shows realities of band life; cursing and drugs.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Walk the Line Movie Poster Image
Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Get On Up Movie Poster Image
Entertaining, somewhat overlong biopic has edgy material.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Jersey Boys Movie Poster Image
Moving, teen-friendly musical has magic and great songs.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Amy Movie Poster Image
Amy
Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Behind the Candelabra Movie Poster Image
Vivid romance between over-the-top men has drugs and sex.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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I Saw the Light Movie Poster Image
Strong acting, great music in mature but predictable biopic.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Jimi: All Is By My Side Movie Poster Image
Unique biopic focuses on one year of guitarist's wild life.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Inside Llewyn Davis Movie Poster Image
Bleak but lovely journey OK for older-teen music fans.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Miles Ahead Movie Poster Image
Cheadle shines in dark, labor-of-love biopic of Miles Davis.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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