TOP 30 FILMS BASED ON A TRUE STORY ABOUT MUSICIANS....by Ctopher90 | created - 12 Aug 2015 | updated - 25 Aug 2015 | Public
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1. 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: 239,433 | Gross: $119.52M
2. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 31,371 | Gross: $54.22M
3. 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: 141,832 | Gross: $75.33M
4. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 378,888 | Gross: $51.97M
5. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 8,558 | Gross: $14.36M
6. The Runaways (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 47,354 | Gross: $3.57M
8. 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: 86,988 | Gross: $35.18M
9. Jersey Boys (2014)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 33,634 | Gross: $47.03M
10. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Selena, 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: 26,955 | Gross: $35.42M
11. Sid and Nancy (1986)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 30,436 | Gross: $2.83M
12. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The rap 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: 186,226 | Gross: $161.20M
13. 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 their manager.
Votes: 64,509 | Gross: $25.81M
15. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life of legendary Loretta Lynn, the dirt poor Appalachian Mountains girl who rose from humble beginnings to become the "Queen of Country Music."
Votes: 17,429 | Gross: $67.18M
16. 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: 71,045 | Gross: $103.37M
17. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 62,891 | Gross: $0.87M
20. The Rose (1979)
R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.
Votes: 8,146 | Gross: $29.20M
21. Love & Mercy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In the 60s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 80s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
Votes: 37,435 | Gross: $12.55M
23. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 19,479 | Gross: $39.10M
24. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 23,942 | Gross: $9.91M
26. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Votes: 20,410 | Gross: $68.39M
27. Danny Collins (2015)
R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Votes: 30,579 | Gross: $5.35M