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Best Music Biopics! (Analysis by musicians for musicians)

Music biopics you cannot miss!

Analysis by musicians for musicians


Make some popcorn, grab your drink of choice, turn those speakers up, and get really comfortable. We are about to present to you The Best Music Biopics out there. And we are sure these movies will give you a great time! We adore music and everything about it. And what can be closer to music than the personalities behind music’s actual creation? Let’s cut to the facts. Look no further! Here are The Best Music Biopics out there!


Get on up (James Brown Music Biopic)

With an unforgettable Chadwick Boseman in the starring role, Get On Up offers the acknowledged and controversial Godfather of Soul a fittingly dynamic homage. James Brown was born in extreme poverty in 1933 in South Carolina. He survived starvation, abandonment, abuse, and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Finally, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told.


James Brown in his music biopic cover.


Rocketman (Elton John Music Biopic)

Elton John is, without a doubt, one of the best-known musicians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He is one of the artists whose music we receive the most requests to transcribe! Take a peek at all of Elton John’s songs that we have already transcribed!

I there Never before has a rock biopic managed to capture the highs and lows of an artist’s life like Rocketman does. Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, this is the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s, and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.


Elton John in his music biopic cover.


Respect (Aretha Franklin Music Biopic)

Much like the Queen of Soul herself, Respect serves up a powerhouse performance that holds nothing back and leaves us wanting more. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career—from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom—this is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. An extraordinary story of an exceptional artist!


Aretha Franklin in her music biopic cover.


Walk the line (Johnny Cash Music Biopic)

Superior acting. Outstanding narrative. This film captures the emotional subtleties of the legend of Johnny Cash with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch. The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on a farm under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). After finding his trademark sound, he breaks into the music scene. There, he meets the love of his life, the singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash’s volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.


Johnny Cash


What’s love got to do with it (Tina Turner Music Biopic)

Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett)—born as Anna Mae Bullock—this movie paints a raw portrait of this icon’s life. She discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. Later, she moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne). He rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. Ike and Tina take the charts by storm as a musical team. But as his physical abuse of her worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own to reclaim her life back for herself!


Tina Turner



Have you seen any of these before? Make sure you don’t miss them. They will enhance your relationship with your favorite artists and they will boost your appreciation for their music! Do you have other favorite music Biopics? Let these films take you on a journey to a further connection with music and musicians! Did you enjoy our recommendations? Find out about our favorite albums of the last year or our team’s music favorites!

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