Top 50 Biography, Music Movies and TV Shows



1. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 78,249 | Gross: $96.37M

2. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 259,324 | Gross: $85.08M

3. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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49 Metascore

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 392,134 | Gross: $216.43M

4. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 219,082 | Gross: $119.52M

5. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 664,829 | Gross: $32.57M

6. The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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39 Metascore

Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber

Votes: 31,609

7. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 345,109 | Gross: $51.97M

8. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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72 Metascore

The 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.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 168,537 | Gross: $161.20M

9. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 143,548 | Gross: $83.30M

10. Fosse/Verdon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash

Votes: 3,020

11. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.5
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48 Metascore

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Votes: 8,368 | Gross: $0.25M

12. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 79,318 | Gross: $35.18M

13. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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77 Metascore

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Votes: 461 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 129,798 | Gross: $75.33M

15. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 44,309 | Gross: $3.57M

16. I Can Only Imagine (2018)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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30 Metascore

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins

Votes: 12,228 | Gross: $83.48M

17. Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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66 Metascore

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani, Bono, Angela Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $4.60M

18. Notorious (2009)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Momo Dione

Votes: 38,848 | Gross: $36.84M

19. Patsy & Loretta (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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An original movie about the friendship between country-music stars Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller, Kyle Schmid, Janine Turner

Votes: 187

20. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.3
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45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 42,086 | Gross: $30.98M

21. All Eyez on Me (2017)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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38 Metascore

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

Votes: 19,245 | Gross: $44.92M

22. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 27,938 | Gross: $2.83M

23. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 78,637 | Gross: $10.30M

24. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 46,302 | Gross: $27.37M

25. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 54,574 | Gross: $4.02M

26. Jersey Boys (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 30,972 | Gross: $47.03M

27. Selena (1997)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra

Votes: 22,874 | Gross: $35.42M

28. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 25,902 | Gross: $54.22M

29. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 31,010 | Gross: $1.13M

30. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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87 Metascore

Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 15,570 | Gross: $67.18M

31. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal

Votes: 549 | Gross: $1.00M

32. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 3,504

33. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A chronicle of the tempestuous six-year romance between megastar singer Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 38,491

34. Blaze (2018)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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75 Metascore

A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 2,038 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Respect (I) (2020)

Biography, Drama, Music | Filming

The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

Director: Liesl Tommy | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Tate Donovan, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess

36. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 15,928 | Gross: $39.10M

37. Müslüm (2018)

136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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A biopic about turkish vocal artist Müslüm Gürses, drama, childhood, his life.

Directors: Ketche, Can Ulkay | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Zerrin Tekindor, Ayça Bingöl, Erkan Can

Votes: 11,262

38. Love & Mercy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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80 Metascore

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 32,969 | Gross: $12.55M

39. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 58,708 | Gross: $0.87M

40. Untitled Elvis Presley Project (2021)

Biography, Drama, Music | Pre-production

A biopic about Elvis Presley, with focus on his early years.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge

41. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 33,368 | Gross: $1.45M

42. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 14,942 | Gross: $0.32M

43. Bernstein (2020)

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

A portrait of Leonard Bernstein's singular charisma and passion for music as he rose to fame as America's first native born, world-renowned conductor, all along following his ambition to compose both symphonic and popular Broadway works.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan

44. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 49,467 | Gross: $31.67M

45. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 49,186 | Gross: $35.81M

46. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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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 »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 22,002 | Gross: $9.91M

47. Luis Miguel: The Series (2018– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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The series dramatizes the life story of Mexican superstar singer Luis Miguel, who has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond for decades.

Stars: Diego Boneta, Óscar Jaenada, Martín Bello, Anna Favella

Votes: 2,417

48. I Saw the Light (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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47 Metascore

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 5,855 | Gross: $1.65M

49. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 12,376 | Gross: $2.45M

50. Spinning Gold

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records.

Director: Timothy Scott Bogart | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Monaghan, James Wolk, Jason Isaacs


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