From country music to pop-rock, Hollywood has given viewers some of its best music biopic films in recent years.
Here are 3 music biopic films on Netflix that celebrate the life and career of some of the most world-renowned artists!
Walk The Line
Directed by James Mangold, Walk The Line tells the life story of famous country music legend Johnny Cash. As his music career starts to pick up some steam, Johnny deals with the falling apart of his marriage and a serious alcohol addiction.
Joaquin Phoenix is spectacular as Johnny Cash, he gives a raw and vulnerable performance as the country music icon. Joaquin had to go into voice and guitar training to fully embody the legend that is Johnny Cash. Alongside Joaquin, Reese Witherspoon is great as June Carter, an upcoming country singer who falls in love with Cash.
James Mangold manages to capture the essence of the great 50’s and 60’s in this film. Cash’s live performances were shot and directed extremely well, making us viewers enjoy the great musician that is Johnny Cash.
Walk The Line earned 5 Academy Award nominations including Best Performance by an Actress In a Leading Role win for Reese Witherspoon’s take on June Carter and Best Performance by an Actor In a Leading Role nomination for Joaquin Phoenix’s riveting performance as Cash.
This 2005 film succeeds in unraveling the extraordinary life of Johnny Cash and is a must-watch for all country music fans out there!
This musical fantasy drama tells the true-life story of English singer-songwriter Elton John as he rises to fame and deals with his inner demons.
Taron Egerton, who is also known for his work in the Kingsman films, nails it as Elton John. From playing the piano to doing his own singing, Taron truly gives a sensational performance as the pop-rock singer. One reason why Taron hit all the right notes is because he spent a large amount of time with Elton John himself in order to understand and depict certain mannerisms of the icon.
Rocketman’s fantasy-like musical sequences which consist of amazing choreography and set designs are a treat to watch for all viewers. Besides that, Dexter Fletcher’s direction manages to pay tribute to the great Elton John in the utmost fashionable sense. Fletcher’s film earned several award nominations and wins including an Academy Award for Best Original Song ” (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”.
Rocketman is a personal story told on the biggest stage and is a must-watch for all Elton John fans! Be sure to check out Rocketman on Netflix!
Bohemian Rhapsody follows the story of world-famous rock band Queen and its vocalist Freddie Mercury, leading up to their iconic Live Aid performance at the Wembley Stadium.
Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie sure did shake the world. In order to perfect the role, Rami hired a movement coach to capture Freddie’s famous mannerisms off and on stage. An Academy Award was awarded to Malek for Best Performance by an Actor In a Leading Role. Bohemian Rhapsody won 4 out of 6 Academy Award nominations at the Oscars in 2019.
Despite Bohemian Rhapsody’s noticeable flaws such as choppy editing and pacing issues, Queen and Freddie’s fascinating story will engage viewers from start to finish. This film’s third act is particularly memorable as it hits all the right emotional beats and captures Queen’s greatest performance of all time at Live Aid.
Bohemian Rhapsody’s grand finale will leave viewers wanting more when the end credits roll. Make sure to tune the chords for this powerhouse show!
There you have it! Catch these 3 films on Netflix today!
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