Music is an art and one of the few things that unite people in the world we live in today. Movies are a great way of telling stories, making them another bridge between people in various languages and cultures. Now when movies about music and musicians are intertwined, more magic is sure to be produced.
Quite a lot of musical soundtracks in a movie drive all the elements of emotions and drama. Some of the best movies about music showcase all the struggles musicians go through and even though we think they live glamorously, they may a lot of sacrifices to get to where they are today. Movies about musicians also give us a look at beautiful instruments such as vintage guitars, drums, etc.
If you’re a music and movie lover, these are interesting movies about musicians you do not want to miss.
Walk the Line
Walk the line gives us an in-depth view of the life of a famous musician, Johnny Cash. This biopic about one of the greatest country singers with a very powerful voice stares Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash, and Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon also won an Academy Award for best actress from the movie where she played June, his wife and fellow musician. This movie centers on Jonny Cash’s rise to fame and not one you want to miss.
Straight Outta Compton
Straight outta Compton talks about the struggles of the west coast gangsta rappers, NWA. This movie made a lot of waves when it came out and inspired the third studio album of Dr. Dre, Compton and most importantly, features some of the classic cuts from this group. A story beautifully told and produced, it lets you in behind the scenes of one of Hip Hop’s most iconic group to date. The film was nominated in 2015 for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
This film talks about the struggles of a young white rapper coming from Michigan and finding his way with the lot. Although not officially a story of Eminem, it gives a good look at what he had to go through to get to the top as these movies greatly mirror his life.
Another interesting factor of this film is that it is played by Eminem himself and also the music which graces all the soundtracks. Eminem earner the Academy Award for Best Song for the song, Lose yourself. Another fun fact about this movie is that the soundtrack debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200 after its release. It also got to him the best selling album of the year.
Love & Mercy
If you are a fan of the Beach Boys’, this is one movie you do not want to miss. It tells a story of the musical mastermind who is no other than the singer and lead songwriter Brian Wilson. It follows the story of his mental breakdown and his comeback. Get into the life of one of the most intriguing pop music geniuses with this movie.