18 of The Best Music Biopics of All Time

18 of The Best Music Biopics of All Time

18 of The Best Music Biopics of All Time

Music biopics have been around for decades in cinema.

They are created to tell the side of an artist that his/her fans may not see. And while most get them right (hence this list of the best music biopics of all time), there have been some really terrible one (*cough* Aaliygh: One in a Million *cough*). I mean really terrible ones.

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But when they get it right, everything is done to perfection from the artist’s true accounts to the mannerisms of the actor who is portraying the artist.

Check out the music biopics that got it right below and had us hanging to every song lyric performed in the movie.

What’s Love Got To Do With It

What/Who The Biopic is About: Tina Turner
Where to Stream: You can rent or buy on any digital platform

Ray

What/Who The Biopic is About: Ray Charles
Where to Stream: Hulu

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

What/Who The Biopic is About: Frankie Lymon
Where to Stream:You can rent or buy on any digital platform

The New Edition Story

What/Who The Biopic is About: New Edition
Where to Stream: Sling TV, Philo, BET+

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Straight Outta Compton

What/Who The Biopic is About: NWA
Where to Stream: Rent or buy on any digital platform

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

What/Who The Biopic is About: The Clark Sisters
Where to Stream: Hulu, Lifetime, Sling TV, Philo

Bessie

What/Who The Biopic is About: Bessie Smith
Where to Stream: Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Prime Video

Selena

What/Who The Biopic is About: Selena
Where to Stream: HBO Max

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

What/Who The Biopic is About: TLC
Where to Stream: Rent or buy on Amazon Prime

The Jacksons: An American Dream

What/Who The Biopic is About: The Jackson Five
Where to Stream: N/A

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8 Mile

What/Who The Biopic is About: Loosely based on Eminem’s life
Where to Stream: N/A

Lady Sings the Blues

What/Who The Biopic is About: Billie Holiday
Where to Stream: N/A

Bird

What/Who The Biopic is About: Jazz visionary Charlie “Yardbird” Parker
Where to Stream: Rent or buy on any digital platform

Cadillac Records

What/Who The Biopic is About: Chess Records
Where to Stream: Netflix

Miles Ahead

What/Who The Biopic is About: Miles Davis
Where to Stream: Tubi

Get On Up

What/Who The Biopic is About: James Brown
Where to Stream: Hulu

Whitney

What/Who The Biopic is About: Whitney Houston
Where to Stream: Lifetime

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