Movies about Bands, Singers and Musiciansby wwarby | last updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public
Movies about the life story of a band, singer or musician - real or imaginary, in order of my preference from best to worst. I will be keeping this list to just movies I have seen but by all means make suggestions for ones I should check out.
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1. Country Strong (2010)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music
A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.
Votes: 15,539 | Gross: $20.22M
4. 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: 200,230 | Gross: $119.52M
5. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 53,825 | Gross: $25.81M
6. 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: 73,050 | Gross: $35.18M
7. 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: 95,907 | Gross: $60.79M
8. 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: 73,881 | Gross: $39.46M
9. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 112,862 | Gross: $0.19M
11. 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: 119,385 | Gross: $75.33M
13. The Soloist (2009)
PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Votes: 46,134 | Gross: $31.67M
14. The Runaways (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 41,889 | Gross: $3.57M
15. 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: 54,791 | Gross: $0.87M
16. Beyond the Sea (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).
Votes: 13,530 | Gross: $6.32M
17. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 60,615 | Gross: $103.37M
19. Grace Unplugged (2013)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Music
Grace Trey is a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.
Votes: 2,771 | Gross: $2.51M