What are the best movies about music artists?

We love our favorite music artists and we wanna be like them. Then, we watch movies about them and then we love them and wanna be like them even more. There's a certain charm that comes with the best movies about music artists, so check out this list and enjoy it!

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    #1Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody is a biographical film directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer about the British rock band Queen, starring Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, and Ben Hardy. 

    Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades from the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and more. Check out this list if you are interested to watch Bohemian Rhapsody online


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    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "While I am not a big Queen fan, I am a fan of music in general with the Rock genre being my favorite. It is very interesting to see the background of how this band started and how they came to fame. Freddie Mercury is by far one of the most dramatic lead rock singers in history and it is quite riveting to see how he worked and lived his life and interacted with his band mates. It is also interesting to see the creative process of how they made their music. Very cool to see that a motion picture had been made about this band and how they came to fame. "
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    #2La La Land

    La La Land

    La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an actress and a musician chasing their dreams in Los Angeles.


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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This movie is a experience. They take on you on a journey through La La land, while making me appreciate the art of storytelling, music, dance, and a beautiful night."
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    #3Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton is a dramatic biographical motion picture O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. It was directed by F. Gary Gray and was written by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff.


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    Lisa George
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "This is a great movie that really gives an inside look on how three young men got out of the hood and made the most of their lives."


Did you know that Interrupted Melody from 1955 was one of the first biopics about a musician? Interrupted Melody is a musical and biographical film starring Glenn Ford and Eleanor Parker. The 1955 film was based on the 1949 Interrupted Melody autobiography which tells the story of Australian star Marjorie Lawrence. The movie tells the story of the Australian opera singer and how she managed to make a career comeback after battling polio and being crippled by it. Interrupted Melody which also featured lots of operatic sequences made its U.S. debut on March 25, 1955. Aside from its box office hit, the film also won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay while their lead actress Eleanor Parker was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

People really do love to watch films featuring the life story of prominent people. Most of the time, musicians, artists, politicians, and athletes are the center of these biographical movies or shows. Other popular biopics includes Ray from 2004 featuring the life story of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, 1964 film A Hard Day’s night featuring and starring the Beatles, and Bohemian Rhapsody released in 2018. Bohemian Rhapsody is a biographical drama featuring British rock band Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury.

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    #4Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Walk the Line is a dramatic biography motion picture that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Ginnifer Goodwin. It was directed by James Mangold and was based on Johnny Cash's books. The film premiered on September 4, 2005.


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    Scott Alvarado
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The picture has interesting actors. It is a love story. It also has action sequences. "
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    #58 Mile

    8 Mile

    8 Mile is a dramatic music motion picture starring Eminem, Brittany Murphy, and Kim Basinger. It was directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Scott Silver. This movie is about the story of a rapper from Detroit.


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    Eric Ford
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a really great story about overcoming your upbringing and surroundings. If you know nothing about Eminem and his story or even if you don't like rap music you will still probably like this movie. The soundtrack is great, the acting is really good, and the story is really inspirational. If you're in the mood for an uplifting story give this a shot, you won't regret it."
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    #6School of Rock

    School of Rock

    School of Rock is an American comedy movie directed by Richard Linklater. It was released September 24, 2003 by Paramount Pictures. It was starred by Jack Black, Adam Pascal and Lucas Papaelias.


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    Madison Ford
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "School of Rock is an American comedy movie about a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher. It's good for light viewing, but it's not necessarily about music artists."
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    Notorious is a dramatic biography motion picture starring Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, and Derek Luke. It was directed by George Tillman Jr. and tells Notorious B.I.G.'s (aka. Christopher Wallace) life until its end.


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    Víctor Juárez
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "I watched the movie Notorious a few days ago, and I really liked it! The movie it's a dramatic biography about the life of Christopher Wallace, known as "Notorius B.I.G.", and it will fascinate you for sure. I suggest it to all the estimators of Notorius B.I.G."
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    #820 Feet from Stardom

    20 Feet from Stardom

    20 Feet from Stardom is a documentary movie directed by Morgan Neville and produced by Gil Friesen in 2013 which follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers. It won Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. 


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    Jordan Oliver
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "20 Feet from Stardom is a good solution for best movies about music artists, because it is a documentary movie directed by Morgan Neville and produced by Gil Friesen in 2013 which follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers."
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    #9A Star Is Born (2018)

    A Star Is Born (2018)

    A Star Is Born is an American romantic drama musical motion picture that stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Directed and co-written by Cooper, the Hollywood movie was the fourth remake of the 1937 film of the same title. A Star is Born has received multiple nominations and awards for numerous award-giving bodies. Take a look at the list of online sources to watch A Star Is Born now.


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    Grace Jiang
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "This movie really never gets old even though it has been the 2nd remake already. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper really did their best in this movie about music artists that had their own issues. Very relatable! Thumbs up"
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    #10Rocketman (2019)

    Rocketman (2019)

    Rocketman is a biography of Elton John during his breakthrough years. It was written by Lee Hall and directed by Dexter Fletcher. Its stars include Targon Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden. It came out on May 31, 2019 in the U.S.


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    Andrea Ferguson
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "When talking about movies about musicians, then this should always be on the list not just because Elton John is my favorite but the movie was done very very well"
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    #11Get On Up

    Get On Up

    Get On Up is a dramatic biography motion picture that stars Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, and Dan Aykroyd. It was directed by Tate Taylor and was written for the screen by Jez Butterworth and John Henry-Butterworth.


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    Paul Watkins
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "This was the guy from Black Panther right? Great! This movie was really presented very well especially the beginning and ending scenes"
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    #12Last Days

    Last Days

    Last Days is a drama movie directed by Gus Van Sant. Released in 2005, the film was loosely based on the last days of Kurt Cobain. It starred Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, and Scott Patrick Green.


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    Brittany Alexander
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "You can really tell that the Kurt Cobain element is really there. Very grungey and cool. I'm glad I saw this maybe a decade ago"


Best What are the best movies about music artists
1Bohemian RhapsodyMovies 11 Paid
2La La LandMovies 9 Paid
3Straight Outta ComptonMovies 7 Paid
4Walk the LineMovies 7 Paid
58 MileMovies 4 Paid
6School of RockMovies 4 Paid
7NotoriousMovies 2 Paid
820 Feet from StardomMovies 2 Paid
9A Star Is Born (2018)Movies 0 Paid
10Rocketman (2019)Movies 0 Free

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