Biopics are a tough thing to capture well. But, there is something about the music star biopic that manages to beat those odds and produce films that stun and surprise in their power.
There have been a slew of actors and actresses who have been nominated and won Oscars for roles as musicians -- watch Ray online and there’s one.
As musicians are known to lead such interesting lives, perhaps that’s why they make such great subjects for the institution that is the Hollywood biopic.
With Jimi: All Is By My Side hitting theaters soon looking at the early days of Jimi Hendrix, we decided to look back over movie history and we found 23 music biopics that are our absolute faves.
Want a clue as to one that made the list?
Watch Walk the Line online and be prepared to be wowed by Joaquin Phoenix as the Man in Black! There were Oscar nods and a win from that movie, too!
Click through our 23 best music biopics and we guarantee by the end of our slideshow, you will be tapping your toes to the work of several of our subjects!