The lives of real and imagined musicians are being brought to life on the big screen. Whether through a complex storyline, a memory rousing soundtrack, or the revelation of previously hidden details, these four best critically acclaimed movies are worth seeing if you love music more than movies.
4 Great Movies That Bring Music to Life
An Award-Winning Remake
This 2018 remake of the classic film A Star Is Born featured Lady Gaga as Ally and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film, as Jack. Heather Parry was the executive producer. It was released to critical acclaim and was nominated for multiple Academy and Golden Globe awards, taking home the Best Song award at both.
A Southern Road Trip
Green Book tells the story of the friendship that develops between classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his driver, Tony “the Lip” Vallelonga, realistically portrayed by Mahershala Ali and Vigo Mortenson, respectively as they drive through the 1960’s South. It earned multiple Academy and Golden Globe awards in 2018 including for Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay.
A Tale Fit for Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody takes us through the lives of the iconic rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury. Directed by Bryan Singer, it features Rami Malik as a young Mercury. We see his struggles from when the band first forms right through its reunion for the 1985 Live Aid concert. Bohemian Rhapsody was a favorite during the 2019 awards season and took home numerous Oscars, Golden Globes, and other industry awards.
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A Wild Rocket Ride
The life and career of the legendary Elton John are on full display in Rocketman. This riveting emotional roller coaster takes us from the troubled childhood of young Reggie White straight through his transformation into Elton John, both names he borrowed from other musicians. With Taron Egerton in the lead role and Jamie Bell playing his lifelong friend Bernie Taupin, you will feel like you are on the wild rocket ride with the stars themselves.