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2. The Defiant Ones (2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
3. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 22,786 | Gross: $35.42M
4. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 15,867 | Gross: $39.10M
6. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 12,318 | Gross: $2.45M
7. Nina (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
8. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
Votes: 3,431 | Gross: $12.41M
9. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 167,965 | Gross: $161.20M
10. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 129,444 | Gross: $75.33M
12. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Votes: 25,816 | Gross: $54.22M
13. Notorious (2009)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Votes: 38,733 | Gross: $36.84M
18. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 44,781 | Gross: $8.41M
22. The Freddie Mercury Story: Who Wants to Live Forever (2016 TV Movie)
Documentary, Biography, Music
A dramatization of the final years of the music world's most famous AIDS casualty, Freddie Mercury, which includes interviews with the people who knew him.
23. Britney Ever After (2017 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of the life and career of singer Britney Spears, from humble beginnings on the Mickey Mouse Club to mega stardom, a heavily publicized fall from grace, and a monumental comeback.
24. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)
96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
Votes: 1,366 | Gross: $0.23M
26. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
28. Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.
31. Biggie and Tupac (2002)
R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.
Votes: 4,378 | Gross: $0.09M
32. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.
Votes: 8,722 | Gross: $7.71M
33. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
35. George Michael: Freedom (2017 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.
36. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015– )
TV-14 | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, ... See full summary »
37. Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (2014)
TV-14 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Imagine what it would feel like to be the only black television star in Hollywood at a time when the Ku Klux Klan acted out violently against black people, when America groaned under the ... See full summary »
38. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
39. Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.
42. Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Not Rated | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of Paulo Coelho's rise from his troubled life to become one of the most influential writers in Brazilian history.
43. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)
TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,565 | Gross: $0.11M
44. Prince: Last Year of a Legend (2018 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A chronicle of key events from the final 12 months of Prince's life, including the Rally 4 Peace concert, a secret White House gig for the Obamas and his solo Piano and Microphone tour. Featuring interviews with friends and musicians.
45. B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.
46. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.05M
47. Wu-Tang Saga (2010 Video)
130 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Wu-Tang Saga is the story of the music super group the Wu-Tang Clan told by Cappadonna, chronicling over 9 concerts, a trip to Shaolin aka Staten Island, photoshoots, and the 5 percent ... See full summary »
48. The Amazing Nina Simone (2015)
110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
With musical proclamations like 'Mississippi Goddam' and an iconic style, Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina ... See full summary »
49. Spice Girls: 20 Years of Spice (2016)
82 min | Documentary, Biography, Music