Musicians don’t have it easy – hours of rehearsals, practice and a long arduous climb till they are recognized or they make it big in the music scene. However, for the ones at the top – they are immortalized, almost treated as gods and it doesn’t take much imagination to believe that there would be movies made about them. Movies made on music is a rare occasion where two arts come together, beautifully, and we have some fantastic films that glorify the stars of music or tell a story about a particular musical genre. Here is the list of top movies about famous musicians ever. You can watch some of these movies about musicians on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Many of these movies are about classical musicians, whereas others are about jazz, band and rock musicians.
12. Love & Mercy (2014)
This film about Beach Boys’ leader Brian Wilson is sure to give you the good vibrations! The title is taken from Brian’s 1988 song and the plot is split between the 1960s and 1980s with Paul Dano playing Brian in the 60s and John Cusack playing the role in the 80s. The film explores Brian’s panic attacks and subsequent treatments all the while tracing his trajectory with the band. A finely made film, the movie will, of course, appeal to Beach Boys’ lovers but will at the same time give you a glimpse into the creative process of a genius composer who perhaps did not get as much recognition as he should have.
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11. Sid and Nancy (1986)
Directed by Alex Cox, this film explores the life of Sid Vicious, best known for being the bassist of Sex Pistols but also rather well known for his heroin addiction. The film stars Gary Oldman as Sid and Chloe Webb as Nancy Spungen, the heroin-addicted love affair that would destroy two lives. A dramatic but thorough look into the downward spiral of Sid’s life right up to the moment of his death, exploring how the band broke up and how Sid’s violent streak worsened as he moved from heroin to meth and an array of drugs. The film shows the wild side of musician’s lives and the kind of rough wildness that has come to be associated with punk music.