Trailers 6: Music Biopics

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1.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Mozart ” - tyleram99
 
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Beethovan ” - tyleram99
 
3.
Bojangles (2001 TV Movie)
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The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen. (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ Bojangles ” - tyleram99
 
4.
De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
“ Cole Porter ” - tyleram99
 
5.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Billie Holiday ” - tyleram99
 
6.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Szpilman ” - tyleram99
 
7.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 Mini-Series)
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death. (170 mins.)
“ Judy Garland ” - tyleram99
 
8.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
“ Chess Records ” - tyleram99
 
9.
Bound for Glory (1976)
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. (147 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Woody Guthrie ” - tyleram99
 
10.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies... (120 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
“ Dorothy Dandridge ” - tyleram99
 
11.
The Rat Pack (1998 TV Movie)
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A look at the famous "Rat Pack" of the '60s, and how their glamorous alliances and carefree sophistication created a mythical lifestyle. (120 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ Frank Sinatra ” - tyleram99
 
12.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
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The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
“ Buddy Holly ” - tyleram99
 
13.
Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
“ Little Richard ” - tyleram99
 
14.
La Bamba (1987)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Richie Valens ” - tyleram99
 
15.
Sweet Dreams (1985)
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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ Patsy Cline ” - tyleram99
 
16.
Elvis (1979 TV Movie)
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley. (150 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Elvis Presley ” - tyleram99
 
17.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
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A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth). (118 mins.)
Director: Kevin Spacey
“ Bobb Darin ” - tyleram99
 
18.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ Jerry Lee Lewis ” - tyleram99
 
19.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate. (116 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
“ Frankie Lymon ” - tyleram99
 
20.
Walk the Line (2005)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Johnny Cash ” - tyleram99
 
21.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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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. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Loretta Lynn ” - tyleram99
 
22.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Bob Dylan ” - tyleram99
 
23.
Shine (1996)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ David Helfgott ” - tyleram99
 
24.
The Temptations (1998 TV Series)
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations. (175 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ Temptations ” - tyleram99
 
25.
Hendrix (2000 TV Movie)
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Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant... (100 mins.)
Director: Leon Ichaso
“ Jimi Hendrix ” - tyleram99
 
26.
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000 TV Movie)
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A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles. (85 mins.)
Director: David Carson
“ John Lennon ” - tyleram99
 
27.
Ray (2004)
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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. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Ray Charles ” - tyleram99
 
28.
Stoned (2005)
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A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Woolley
“ Rolling Stones ” - tyleram99
 
29.
The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band 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. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ The Doors ” - tyleram99
 
30.
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992 TV Series)
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers... (240 mins.)
“ Jackson 5 ” - tyleram99
 
31.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
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A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. (115 mins.)
Director: Mat Whitecross
“ Ian Durry ” - tyleram99
 
32.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. This film also explores the relationship between band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. (106 mins.)
“ The Runaways ” - tyleram99
 
33.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ Sex Pistols ” - tyleram99
 
34.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
“ Tina Turner ” - tyleram99
 
35.
Gia (1998 TV Movie)
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26. (120 mins.)
“ Gia ” - tyleram99
 
36.
Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
“ Def Lepard ” - tyleram99
 
37.
Selena (1997)
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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. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
“ Selena ” - tyleram99
 
38.
Notorious (2009)
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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. (122 mins.)
“ Notorious B.I.G. ” - tyleram99
 
39.
8 Mile (2002)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ Eminem ” - tyleram99