Only movie addicts can fully understand the joy of watching a movie that will for sure get major recognition from critics. The joy becomes bigger when the movie is based on real events and is focused on the life of a certain individual or individuals. You learn more about that person, his struggles, fears, dreams and desires.
Recently, the music and movie addicts had the possibility to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, which is based on the legendary band, Queen. Apart from Bohemian Rhapsody, we have rounded up for you other famous music biopics that will for sure remind you of many artists that you have forgotten about.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
2. Love & Mercy (2014)
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
3. The Runaways (2010)
A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.
4. Nowhere Boy (2009)
A chronicle of John Lennon’s first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
5. La Vie En Rose (2007)
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf’s life was filled with tragedy.
6. I’m Not There (2007)
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.
7. Control (2007)
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
8. Walk the Line (2005)
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
9. Ray (2004)
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
10. 8 Mile (2002)
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
11. Selena (1997)
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
12. What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
The story of singer Tina Turner’s rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.
13. The Doors (1991)
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
14. Sid and Nancy (1986)
The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.