The Best Biopics About History’s Most Iconic Musicians

Musicians live interesting and inspiring lives, so it’s no surprise that there are many beautifully crafted movies made about them. Viewers gather to watch biopics about musicians because they give us an inside glimpse on what they were like in real life. Many talented actors are able to transform into the role of a famous musician, making it difficult to tell who is who. From Jennifer Lopez’s incredible portrayal of Selena to Val Kilmer’s transformation into Jim Morrison — these are the best musician biopics of all time.

Selena (1997)

The 1997 film Selena is about the life of the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Jennifer Lopez famously portrays the Texas-born Tejano singer who rose to fame with award-winning albums on the Latin music charts.

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The movie premiered only two years after the murder of the real Selena, so many of her fans were still mourning her loss. It was described as more of a tribute than a realistic depiction of her life, but it let her music posthumously expand to a larger global audience.