Music Movies Based on True Stories

Judy movieJudy: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is this Judy Garland biopic accurate, or does the truth get lost somewhere over the rainbow?
The Dirt movieThe Dirt: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  We dig into The Dirt to reveal how much of the Netflix movie is factual.
Bob Marley movieBob Marley Biopic in the Works at Paramount
Music  |  Son Ziggy Marley is teaming with the studio to develop the movie.
The Greatest Showman movieThe Greatest Showman: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Was P.T. Barnum really the upstanding hero that the movie makes him out to be?
Florence Foster Jenkins movieFlorence Foster Jenkins: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Meryl Streep is supposed to be out of tune, but is the truth as well?
Straight Outta Compton movieStraight Outta Compton: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  See 12 of the movie's characters next to their real-life N.W.A counterparts.
Danny Collins movieDanny Collins: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Read John Lennon's original letter that was lost for over 3 decades.
Get on Up James Brown movieGet On Up: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Boseman, who previously starred in the biopic 42, wants audiences to Get on Up.
Rocketman movieRocketman: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this Elton John biopic get drowned out by too much fiction?
Bohemian Rhapsody MovieBohemian Rhapsody: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is it the real story, or is it just fantasy?
I Can Only Imagine movieI Can Only Imagine: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  A struggling singer must confront his past before he can find success.
All Eyez on Me movieAll Eyez on Me: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does the Tupac biopic keep its eyes on the truth?
I Saw the Light movieI Saw the Light: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this movie starring British actor Tom Hiddleston accurately capture the life of country singer Hank Williams?
Bessie movieBessie: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Find out if Bessie sings in tune with the truth.
Jimi: All Is by My Side movieJimi: All Is by My Side - History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this Jimi Hendrix biopic hit the right notes when it comes to the truth?
Jersey Boys movieJersey Boys: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Were The Four Seasons really as troubled as the movie makes them out to be?

Whether it's a sweeping true musical movie like The Sound of Music, or a singer biopic that asks us to Walk the Line, it's hard not to become emotionally engaged as we stomp our feet and feel the urge to sing along to music movies based on true stories. Whatever musical genre you prefer, Hollywood has offered its own interpretation. Many are off-key with the truth, but some hit almost every note. Pick up your guitar or put on your favorite soundtrack, as we examine band and singer biopics as well as musicals based on true stories.
A look at the life of legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger).
Does this Elton John biopic contain too much fantasy and not enough fact?
The Dirt
Did rock band Mötley Crüe really do all of the crazy things seen in the movie?
Bohemian Rhapsody
Does the movie stay in tune with the facts?
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
The Greatest Showman
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
All Eyez on Me
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that took his life.
Florence Foster Jenkins
It's okay Meryl Streep hits the wrong notes, but is the truth out of tune as well?
I Saw the Light
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
Straight Outta Compton
See the cast opposite their N.W.A counterparts.
Queen Latifah portrays bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in the 1920s.
Danny Collins
Did fame and fortune corrupt the life of the real musician?
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Does this Jimi Hendrix movie miss a chord with regard to the truth?
Get on Up
Does the James Brown biopic get funky with the truth?
Jersey Boys
Is director Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Jersey Boys musical in tune with regard to the truth?
Does this Biggie Smalls movie drop an authentic beat?
Walk the Line
Find out if this Johnny Cash movie walks the line when it comes to the truth.