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The 10 Best Music Biopics Of All Time (PHOTOS)  was originally published on

1. What’s Love Got To Do With It? (1993)

What’s Love Got To Do With It? (1993)

Angela Bassett as Tina Turner was pure genius. The soul, the pain, and of course, the dance moves – Angela embodied Tina. This film has stood the test of time, responsible for quotable lines such as, “Eat the cake, Anna Mae!”

2. Selena (1997)

Selena (1997)

Despite critics’ complaints that a Mexican-American actress should’ve been casted as the lead role of Selena, the Puerto Rican princess Jennifer Lopez did an amazing job.

3. Ray (2004)

Ray (2004)

It was the role that got Jamie Foxx his Oscar. He stunned audiences with his amazing piano abilities and uncanny vocal likeness to the late Ray Charles.

4. Walk The Line (2005)

Walk The Line (2005)

Walk The Line tells the story of country music star Johnny Cash and his rise to fame. Reese Witherspoon played love interest June Carter Cash. And the music is phenomenal.

5. The Jacksons: The American Dream (1992)

The Jacksons: The American Dream (1992)

The Jacksons: The American Dream is probably one of the longest mini series you’ll ever sit through, but it’s totally worth it.

6. The Temptations (1998)

The Temptations (1998)

One of the most talented Motown groups to step foot on stage, the biopic takes viewers through the triumphs and turmoils of the iconic singers.

7. Notorious (2009)

Notorious (2009)

Notorious brought us back to Brooklyn for the story of one of hip-hop’s fallen legends, Christopher ‘Biggie Smalls’ Wallace.

8. Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

The story of singer Frankie Lymons and his wives’ battle over his estate was filled with laughs. Not to mention, any movie with Halle Berry in a bathing suit is pretty awesome.

9. Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus takes audiences through the beautiful dark twisted fantasy that was the genius of classical music composer Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.

10. Purple Rain (1984)

Purple Rain (1984)

The Artist known as Prince gave us this gem, and a classic soundtrack to match.