BEST MU­SIC BIOPICS

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Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix is on top form as Amer­i­can singer-song­writer, Johnny Cash and charts his life and loves in his tu­mul­tuous early days.

Ray

Such is the bril­liance of Jamie Foxx’s por­trayal of the bril­liant Ray Charles, he scooped the Academy Award for Best Ac­tor for his in­cred­i­ble per­for­mance.

Straight Outta Comp­ton

One of the more re­cent suc­cesses lasers-in on rap roy­alty, NWA and their rise from the streets of Comp­ton, L.A. to be­com­ing the voice of a gen­er­a­tion.

Con­trol

Mancunian band, Joy Divi­sion are at the cen­tre of this deeply dark, but in­trigu­ing tale about the rise to fame and lead singer Ian Cur­tis deal­ing with per­sonal prob­lems.

8 Mile

Sure, it’s not strictly a biopic of Eminem’s life, but the story is in­spired by real events from his life in­clud­ing his tough up­bring­ing and his start in rap bat­tles.

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