music biopics, documentaries and great music-heavy filmsby yourangelofmusic | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 386,864 | Gross: $216.43M
3. 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."
4. Crossroads (I) (2002)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.
Votes: 37,294 | Gross: $37.19M
5. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 76,784 | Gross: $3.24M
6. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 58,552 | Gross: $0.87M
7. My Way (2012)
148 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
8. 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
9. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 71,091 | Gross: $0.64M
12. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 217,423 | Gross: $119.52M
13. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 170,460 | Gross: $57.23M
14. American Dreamz (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music
The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
Votes: 23,788 | Gross: $7.19M
15. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 237,911 | Gross: $32.53M
16. Pirate Radio (2009)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.
Votes: 103,496 | Gross: $7.99M
18. La Vie en Rose (2007)
PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 78,427 | Gross: $10.30M
19. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Votes: 9,048 | Gross: $0.23M
20. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
21. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Votes: 46,065 | Gross: $27.37M
22. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 79,089 | Gross: $35.18M
23. One Chance (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).
Votes: 10,880 | Gross: $0.09M
24. Coyote Ugly (2000)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.
Votes: 102,075 | Gross: $60.79M
25. This Is It (2009)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Drama, Music
A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.
Votes: 37,163 | Gross: $72.09M
26. ABBA: The Movie (1977)
G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.
27. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Votes: 37,487 | Gross: $13.78M
29. Let It Be (1969)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
30. Once (I) (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Votes: 106,021 | Gross: $9.44M
31. Begin Again (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Votes: 132,196 | Gross: $16.17M
32. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 637,001 | Gross: $13.09M
33. Pitch Perfect (2012)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Votes: 260,899 | Gross: $65.00M
35. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.
Votes: 85,608 | Gross: $31.49M
36. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 450,249 | Gross: $151.10M
37. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 80,425 | Gross: $39.46M
38. Yesterday (III) (2019)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Votes: 52,749 | Gross: $73.29M
39. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 9,965 | Gross: $0.25M
Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
41. Juliet, Naked (2018)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.
Votes: 13,945 | Gross: $3.44M