There are tons of music biopics, but which are the best? This list includes popular movies about real musicians and singers, like What’s Love Got To Do With It, Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, Walk the Line, and La Bamba. Films have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. Music and musicians has have a similar ability, and we often feel connected to our favorite rock stars, making movies about their lives all the more enchanting.

Films that tell the story of Tina Turner, Kurt Cobain, Sid Vicious, and Ray Charles all tell tales that are fascinating, tumultuous, and likely more violent than our own. It is with a peek into the lives of these individuals that we can understand their motives, and thus their art, that much better. These movies vary in their genre but are all equally fascinating.

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The Best Music Biopics,

8 Mile



Woflgang Amadeus Mozart

Coal Miner's Daughter

Loretta Lynn

La Bamba

Ritchie Valens


Ray Charles

The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy Holly

The Doors

Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger

Walk the Line

Johnny Cash and June Carter

What's Love Got to Do with It

Tina Turner

Straight Outta Compton


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