Music Movies Based on True Stories
ALL TRUE STORY Music Movies
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.
The film focuses on the life of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) and the role of his manager, Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
We compare the Jennifer Hudson movie to the real-life Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Is this Disney+ movie about a teen musician battling cancer in tune with the truth?
How accurate is Broadway's biography of Alexander Hamilton?
Military spouses and girlfriends form a choir that becomes a global sensation, but does the film stay in harmony with the truth?
I Still Believe
The story of singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp and his experience with love and loss early in his career.
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?
Did rock band Mötley Crüe really do all of the crazy things seen in the movie?
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
All Eyez on Me
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that took his life.
I Saw the Light
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
Queen Latifah portrays bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in the 1920s.
Did fame and fortune corrupt the life of the real musician?
Get on Up
Does the James Brown biopic get funky with the truth?
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.