Biography, Music (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

12 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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49 Metascore

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 185,911 | Gross: $199.47M

2. Green Book (2018)

12 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 24,082 | Gross: $39.46M

3. Rocketman (2019)

Biography, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

4. Fosse/Verdon (2019– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Active

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Kelli Barrett, Norbert Leo Butz

5. The Dirt (2019)

Biography, Music | Post-production

The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Machine Gun Kelly, Iwan Rheon, Douglas Booth, Leven Rambin

6. The Pianist (2002)

12 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 622,534 | Gross: $32.57M

7. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.6
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62 Metascore

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Jon Øigarden

Votes: 460

8. Amadeus (1984)

12 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 328,843 | Gross: $51.97M

9. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

AL | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 136,715 | Gross: $83.30M

10. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

12 | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 161,870 | Gross: $161.20M

11. Walk the Line (2005)

MG6 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 209,006 | Gross: $119.52M

12. Selena (1997)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra

Votes: 21,932 | Gross: $35.42M

13. Jersey Boys (2014)

6 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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54 Metascore

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 29,751 | Gross: $47.03M

14. I Can Only Imagine (2018)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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30 Metascore

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins

Votes: 10,007 | Gross: $83.48M

15. I'm Not There (2007)

12 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 53,433 | Gross: $4.02M

16. Nicky Jam: El Ganador (2018– )

45 min | Biography, Music

7.9
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A look at the life and career of the Latin music superstar, Nicky Jam.

Stars: Nicky Jam, Darkiel, Avery Rodríguez, Alexon Duprey

Votes: 415

17. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

AL | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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87 Metascore

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 14,879 | Gross: $67.18M

18. All Eyez on Me (2017)

12 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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38 Metascore

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

Votes: 17,731 | Gross: $44.92M

19. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

AL | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 43,580 | Gross: $27.37M

20. El Potro, lo mejor del amor (2018)

122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.3
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A young man with charisma and magnetism enters the atmosphere of tropical music as a romantic singer and undertakes a vertiginous ascent to fame.

Director: Lorena Muñoz | Stars: Rodrigo Romero, Florencia Peña, Fernán Mirás, Daniel Aráoz

Votes: 340

21. Blaze (2018)

12 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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75 Metascore

The life of musician Blaze Foley.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 743 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Ray (I) (2004)

12 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 125,319 | Gross: $75.33M

23. Sun Records (2017–2018)

44 min | Biography, Music

7.7
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A recreation from one of the world's greatest jam sessions. On December 4th, 1956 Carl Perkins' career was flying high from his hit "Blue Suede Shoes." New to the scene, Jerry Lee Lewis is ... See full summary »

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Margaret Anne Florence, Keir O'Donnell, Drake Milligan

Votes: 808

24. The Runaways (2010)

12 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 43,325 | Gross: $3.57M

25. La môme (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 76,202 | Gross: $10.30M

26. The Doors (1991)

16 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 76,301 | Gross: $35.18M

27. Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

3.1
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The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: Alexandra Shipp, Elise Neal, Morgan Kelly, Lyriq Bent

Votes: 1,230

28. Bernstein

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

A portrait of Leonard Bernstein's singular charisma and passion for music as he rose to fame as America's first native born, world-renowned conductor, all along following his ambition to compose both symphonic and popular Broadway works.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Star: Bradley Cooper

29. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

16 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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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.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 15,276 | Gross: $39.10M

30. Müslüm (2018)

12 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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A biopic about turkish vocal artist Müslüm Gürses, drama, childhood, his life.

Directors: Ketche, Can Ulkay | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Zerrin Tekindor, Ayça Bingöl, Erkan Can

Votes: 7,263

31. Taking Woodstock (2009)

12 | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 26,870 | Gross: $7.44M

32. Leto (2018)

126 min | Biography, Music, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege, and his wife in 1980s Russia.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Anton Adasinsky

Votes: 2,490

33. Love & Mercy (2014)

12 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 31,530 | Gross: $12.55M

34. La Bamba (1987)

AL | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 24,463 | Gross: $54.22M

35. Whitney (2018)

12 | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 3,336 | Gross: $3.03M

36. Notorious (2009)

12 | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Momo Dione

Votes: 37,442 | Gross: $36.84M

37. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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"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.

Stars: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 7,921

38. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

16 | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.2
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45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 40,839 | Gross: $30.98M

39. Sid and Nancy (1986)

16 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 26,786 | Gross: $2.83M

40. Control (2007)

6 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 57,015 | Gross: $0.87M

41. Cadillac Records (2008)

16 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 17,909 | Gross: $8.20M

42. Shine (1996)

AL | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 47,957 | Gross: $35.81M

43. Dalida (2016)

127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Niels Schneider

Votes: 1,953

44. The Soloist (2009)

12 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 48,037 | Gross: $31.67M

45. Danny Collins (2015)

12 | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 26,909 | Gross: $5.35M

46. Nowhere Boy (2009)

9 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 32,432 | Gross: $1.45M

47. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.

Stars: Kinky Friedman, Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams

Votes: 669

48. The New Edition Story (2017)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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Chronicles the ups and downs of legendary music group New Edition from their humble beginnings in Boston to individual solo success and everything in between.

Stars: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Woody McClain

Votes: 2,341

49. Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

12 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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74 Metascore

In the late 80s/ early 1990s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Larnell | Stars: Chanté Adams, Nia Long, Mahershala Ali, Germar Terrell Gardner

Votes: 1,970

50. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

16 | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 29,983 | Gross: $1.13M


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